Can You Count On Access To Emergency Dental Care?

Sure, your dentist will likely have appointments available when you schedule your next routine dental checkup. These visits typically take place every six months, so planning one after the other gives our practice plenty of advance notice on when to expect you again. You may be less certain of what can be done for you if you find yourself in need of emergency dental work. While this is something that you will hopefully never need, it is important to know that you can receive care on short notice. Our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office is ready to take on your treatment if you find yourself needing urgent attention. By scheduling care on short notice, we can ensure that you spend less time in pain, while also making it more likely that we can save a badly damaged tooth. (more…)

Protect Your Smile By Addressing Nightly Teeth Grinding

By brushing your teeth each morning, you fight the accumulated bacteria that can form in the course of their rest. For some people, that buildup of harmful microbes is not the only concern for their smile at night. People who experience issues with bruxism can grind or clench their teeth while at rest, which can lead to several issues. One is that you can wear down your enamel through repeated friction and end up with chips or cracks in teeth that hurt your smile – in some cases, damages can even threaten the health of your tooth. You can also cause problems for yourself by putting stress on your jaw joints and muscles, which can lead to persistent pain because of TMJ disorder. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, patients who are affected by bruxism can receive a custom oral appliance that keeps their teeth protected. (more…)

Our Same-Day Crowns Can Shorten Your Dental Treatment

Restorative dental work can take care of potentially serious problems that can affect your teeth. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, we can take on your issues with poor dental health while also preserving your appearance. One way we can take care of a dental problem while preserving your smile is by placing a custom dental crown made to match the look of a healthy tooth. Thanks to E4D technology, we can actually design, produce, and even place a custom dental crown for you in just one appointment. This can ensure that your oral health issue is fully resolved in less time, so you can return to feeling confident in the look and condition of your smile. (more…)

Have You Had A Hard Time Taking Care Of Teeth Stains?

Have you ever found yourself feeling let down because a whitening toothpaste had little to no effect on your smile? Are you concerned that store bought whitening treatments have failed to produce the results you wanted to see? People often fail to see truly exciting results in these situations because the products they use are not effective at removing difficult stains that are gathered below the surfaces of your enamel. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, patients who want to make their smile brighter can meet with us to discuss a professional whitening treatment! Through a combination of in-office care and a take-home whitening kit, we can take on stubborn stains that have left you unhappy with your appearance! (more…)

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…)