Can I Bite Down With A Restoration Held By An Implant?

After having your incomplete smile restored, you can be a surge of confidence in your appearance. After all, you no longer have to worry about a visible gap caused by a missing tooth – or missing teeth – attracting unwanted attention. While you may be comfortable showing off your smile, will you also be comfortable with your ability to bite and chew? At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, we are ready to provide a range of different solutions for tooth loss. When this restorative work includes the placement of dental implants, you can enjoy stability for your prosthetic that helps you bite and chew with surprising ease! Over time, the implant can even stimulate your jawbone and help you avoid problems with density loss, a common issue for people who have experienced tooth loss. (more…)

Arrange Treatment For Tooth Pain Or Sensitivity

Simply trying to live with tooth pain, and not having the problem reviewed, can lead to alarming consequences. When a tooth is frequently sore or sensitive, it can be a warning that an infection has occurred because of decay or physical injury. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, individuals who are experiencing dental discomfort can come to us for the appropriate restorative dental treatment. When this problem affects you, a root canal procedure can be performed to stop an infection from doing further harm. In addition to stopping your ongoing discomfort, this procedure can save a tooth while also keeping you from experiencing unwelcome complications caused by your infection. (more…)

3 Reasons To Be Consistent With Dental Cleanings And Exams

How much time and effort are you really putting into protecting your smile from threats like tooth decay and gum disease? Each day should see you brush at least two times and floss at least once. A good hygiene routine is important, but it should be noted that there are other actions you should take to protect your smile. From day to day, you should think about how your diet choices are affecting your smile. You should also make sure you have your regular dental exams scheduled. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, we can provide important preventive care to help you avoid trouble with your dental health, and we can step in and provide treatment if a problem does form. (more…)

Changing The Shape Of A Tooth Through Cosmetic Dentistry

Why does your smile seem uneven or asymmetrical? A relatively minor issue with the shape or size of a certain tooth may create problems for your smile that make you uncomfortable. Fortunately, this is a problem that your Shrewsbury, MA dentist is prepared to deal with! Through the right cosmetic dental procedure, it is possible to correct issues with theĀ  shape or size of a tooth that seems out of place in your smile. In some cases, this work can be completed in as little as one appointment, so you can start to show off your improved appearance in a surprisingly short time. (more…)

Too Many Valentine’s Day Treats Can Hurt Your Smile

If you have a sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, you may wind up with an abundance of sweets for a gift. This can be a thoughtful and welcome gesture, but remember that too many candies over a shorter period of time can raise your risk for tooth decay! Holidays often encourage us to be more relaxed with our diet choices, which can make us more susceptible to cavities during and after these times of the year. If you want to make sure you are protected, be mindful and conservative with what sweets you enjoy, and make sure you keep up with good brushing and flossing habits. You should also make sure your next routine dental exam is scheduled. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, we can help you by providing a thorough dental cleaning, and by examining you for any signs of decay that should be addressed. (more…)

A Filling Can Provide Long-Term Support After A Cavity

When a cavity affects a tooth, it does permanent damage that will have to be addressed. While you may not be able to naturally grow back the tissues destroyed by decay, restorative dental work can provide you with a restoration that keeps the tooth safe, while also giving it important functional support. Our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office is ready to help when you need to have a cavity removed. For many cavities, it is possible to take care of a tooth with a dental filling. The modern dental fillings that we use are able to bond directly to your tooth structure and even imitate its appearance. This can provide long-term support, and it can help you remain confident in the look of your smile when a restoration might be visible. (more…)

Making Plans For Smile Improvement Through Gum Contouring

The process of improving your smile through cosmetic dentistry may not involve your teeth, at least not directly. Some patients have esthetic concerns because their periodontal tissues look bumpy, bulky, or uneven. The excess or uneven tissues may even affect the length of your teeth, and give you an awkward or asymmetrical smile. In situations like these, our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office can help by recommending a gum contouring procedure. A careful gum contouring treatment can make your smile more symmetrical, and it can give your teeth more length. Our periodontist will use a special laser to perform this contouring work, as lasers can produce more accurate work and also require shorter healing periods. (more…)

Can I Really Help My Smile By Drinking More Water?

If you want to do something good for your smile, your first instinct can be to reach for your toothbrush, or your floss. While a consistent and thorough oral hygiene routine is important, this is not the only action you can take to protect your teeth from harmful problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Your diet choices matter, too, and choices concerning what you drink can be particularly valuable. If you have struggled to prevent cavities in the past, think about how much water you tend to drink. By staying better hydrated generally, and by choosing water over sugary drinks, you can maintain better oral health. You can learn about other smile care improvements to consider when you meet with your Shrewsbury, MA dentist for regular dental exams. (more…)

Do I Need To Worry About A Crown That Feels Loose?

If you have a dental crown put in place, it is meant to keep your tooth safe while also helping you enjoy a natural bite function. With that in mind, a crown that feels less supportive because it seems loose is a problem that should be addressed by your dentist. Leaving the restoration poorly secured can lead to problems with your bite, and it can put your vulnerable tooth at risk for new problems! Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist is prepared to help you deal with a crown that is starting to feel loose, or otherwise insecure. With the E4D technology available at our office, we can actually create a new, lifelike restoration for you in just one appointment! (more…)

How Can I Help My Kids Take Better Care Of Their Teeth?

You want to protect your kids, and keep them safe from health problems. When it comes to protecting them from problems that might impact their oral health, you can provide healthy meals and snacks, and also put effort into teaching them good oral hygiene habits. So what happens if your kids still experience problems with tooth decay? Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office has experience working with younger patients. Through pediatric dental services, we can help your child by thoroughly reviewing their dental health at every exam, as well as by providing support in the form of careful cleanings. Their visits also give your dentist the chance to review proper oral care with them, so that they understand how to effectively keep their teeth healthy between appointments. (more…)