Do This, Not That: Ways To Improve Your Daily Smile Care

How nervous are you when you go in for a routine dental checkup? Are you starting to feel that cavities are seemingly inescapable? By changing how you approach daily oral health care, you can make significant improvements in your efforts to avoid tooth decay. It can take more than just an additional brushing session to make real improvements to your preventive care. The effort you put into routine dental cleanings matters, and so does your typical diet. With the right adjustments, you can notably lower your risk for problems that require restorative dental care. (more…)

3 Problems Your Dentist Can Spot During A Regular Exam

In the course of a routine dental exam, your dentist is paying close attention for any signs of dental trouble. In some instances, they can seek out the source of troubling symptoms like tooth pain. However, they can also identify problems that might have completely escaped your attention! In these cases, problems are typically being identified in their earlier stages. With this early identification, your dentist can provide the appropriate restorative dental treatment sooner, which can mean an easier treatment. This can also means avoiding frustrating complications that might lead to pronounced discomfort. (more…)

Worcester Art Museum’s Flora In Winter Event Is Jan 25-28

From Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28, the Worcester Art Museum will hold its special Flora In Winter event! 2018 will mark the sixteenth anniversary of this special program, which will showcase amazing floral arrangements from designers throughout the region. You can explore the museum and witness the spectacle created through these pieces, which can be a stirring, welcome change from the winter season. January 25 will see the museum kick off this celebrated program with a special preview event, where you can enjoy live music, entertainment, and the chance to meet with the arrangers. Members of the museum can enjoy discounted access to the preview event, and FREE admission to the exhibit. (more…)

Are You Ready To Make Smile Changes With Invisalign?

Problems with dental alignment can lead to frustration over your appearance, but they can also cause issues with your oral health. While many people with crooked teeth are eager to do something about this problem, there can be some hesitation due to anxiety about metal braces. In addition to being a potential distraction to your appearance, they can feel intrusive, and require several appointments for manual adjustments. If you are interested in another solution to the problem of crooked teeth, you may want to discuss Invisalign with your dentist. Using Invisalign aligners can make it possible to enjoy important orthodontic corrections without the frustrating problems often associated with metal braces.  (more…)

3 Dental Problems You Can Cause When You Grind Your Teeth

A nighttime habit of grinding your teeth can lead to serious trouble. One immediate problem you can encounter is discomfort – your teeth, face, and jaws can be sore when you wake, and your discomfort can linger into your day. If you think you might be suffering from a teeth grinding habit, known as bruxism, your dentist can provide relief. In addition to keeping your teeth protected while you sleep, your dentist can provide treatment for signs of dental harm. If you fail to seek help, you can develop a number of different problems, including severe damage to teeth! (more…)

Quiz: Solving Esthetic Smile Problems With Porcelain Veneers

How much good can the placement of porcelain veneers do for your smile? If you want to do something about unsightly dental flaws, they can be of great value to you. Veneers are custom-made for your teeth, and bonded permanently to their fronts. Once in place, they can improve on the color of your smile, while also hiding chips, cracks, and other issues that leave them in poor esthetic condition. In some cases, you may even be able to hide issues with improper spacing and overlaps. Cosmetic dental work is intended to make dramatic improvements to your smile – with veneers, you can see many improvements with just one appointment. (more…)

What’s the Best Solution for Your Cracked Tooth?

When your tooth cracks, the discomfort may encourage you to see your dentist as soon as possible to fix it and alleviate your toothache. In many cases, a dental crown may be the best way to restore a cracked tooth. Yet, not all cases of cracked teeth are the same, and sometimes, your dentist can fix a cracked tooth while minimizing changes to your healthy tooth structure. Today, we examine different solutions for treating cracked teeth, and when each solution offers the best results. (more…)

The Long-Term Benefits of Treating Gum Disease Early

If you have gum disease, then the most obvious benefit of treating it is stopping the condition from destroying more of your gums. In the long-term sense, this means a reduced risk of tooth loss due to advanced gum disease. However, preserving your smile isn’t the only long-term benefit of treating gum disease. Besides being the most common cause of tooth loss, progressive gum disease is also a notably high risk factor in a number of chronic health conditions. Therefore, treating it as early as possible can benefit your overall health as well as your smile. (more…)

Things You Should Know About Root Canal Treatment

Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy is often misunderstood by patients who have never undergone the procedure. Because the process involves carefully cleaning out and restoring the inner chamber of your tooth, which houses the nerves and tissues, it can sound discomforting. However, modern root canal treatment is often much more comfortable and convenient than patients expect. In addition, it can also relieve the severe discomfort that patients experience when dealing with severe tooth infection. Today, we examine a few things you should know about root canal treatment, and why it may be necessary for saving your smile. (more…)

A Problem Within Your Tooth Can Cause Serious Discomfort

A damaged tooth, or a tooth affected by decay, can negatively impact your oral health function, and put that tooth at serious risk. Many times, pain and sensitivity are symptoms of poor endodontic health, meaning something is wrong with the interior of your tooth. Your dentist can help by performing a root canal treatment. This procedure will involve the safe removal of infected or damaged tissues within your tooth. Once this has been taken care of, your dentist will seal the tooth’s inner chamber, then provide you with a dental crown to protect your smile. (more…)