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…)

Restorative Dentistry Can Provide Smile-Friendly Tooth Care

Restorative dental work is something you can avoid when you practice smart oral hygiene habits and also stay consistent with routine dental checkups. With that said, many people will wind up with at least one cavity in the course of their life, even if they feel good about the efforts that they put toward caring for their smile. If you experience trouble with dental decay, your Shrewsbury, MA dentist can help! The restorative services we provide lead to important protection for vulnerable teeth. With that said, we do provide smile-friendly restorations so that you do not have to worry about the effect a dental filling or dental crown might have on the way you look! (more…)

Are Your Teeth Worn Or Damaged? Veneers Can Help

The quality of your smile can change over time, and you may not like the way it starts to look. Teeth stains are one issue that can hurt your appearance over time, but discoloration is not the only matter that should concern you. You may notice that your teeth look dull, or appear less uniform, due to wear and tear. This can be a problem for many people, but it can be particularly hard to avoid if you have a history of teeth grinding, or if you tend to idly chew on hard surfaces. The changes you experience can make you appear older or less healthy, which can understandably hurt your confidence. Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist can help you take care of this problem through cosmetic dentistry. When problems affect the shape and condition of teeth, we may recommend porcelain veneers to restore the way you look! (more…)

An Ultrasonic Scaling Can Help If You Have Gingivitis

When you brush and floss your teeth, you fight the buildup of bacteria on your teeth that can cause dental decay. You also remove harmful agents that threaten to infect your gum tissues and cause gingivitis. Unfortunately, even with consistent habits in place, many people will arrive at a routine dental exam with evidence of gingivitis. In this situation, our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office can help you. With an ultrasonic scaling, we can target the bacteria beneath your gums that are causing your infection. By fighting gingivitis in this way, we can give your periodontal tissues the chance to return to good health. This prevents potential complications that can occur from a prolonged infection! (more…)

Orthodontic Work Can Be Less Intimidating With Invisalign

If you shy away from orthodontic treatment because you feel put off by metal braces, you should know that other appliances can be beneficial. With the right aligner, you can finally do something about unflattering teeth gaps and overlaps without depending on something that is permanently bonded to your teeth. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, patients can discuss the benefits of starting a treatment with Invisalign aligners. Invisalign can provide you with a discreet and convenient method of straightening teeth. The appliances are clear, so you do not have to worry about them impacting your appearance. You can also be happy to have something that you can take off whenever you eat or clean your teeth. (more…)

We Can Help You If You Currently Struggle With Jaw Pain

If something as simple as opening and closing your mouth starts to hurt, or if you find it increasingly difficult to operate your jaw, it may be time to discuss TMJ dysfunction with your dentist. TMJ dysfunction does not have a single cause – several issues can lead to stress or poor jaw alignment. With that said, the problem can be identified and addressed by your Shrewsbury, MA dentist so that jaw pain no longer interferes with your life. Treatment for TMJ problems often involves the use of a custom appliance that you can wear to gently change the alignment of your jaw. In order to alleviate present tension in your jaw joints and muscles, we can also recommend Botox treatment. (more…)

Fitting A Teeth Whitening Treatment Into One Appointment

If a professional teeth whitening treatment really can lead to dramatic results, it must be a long and involved process…right? At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, we can help you take care of teeth stains that are tough to address with store-bought products so that you can see a truly dramatic improvement in the color of your smile. What you might be surprised to hear is that we can produce these results through a procedure that only requires one appointment! A single appointment taking roughly 45 minutes may be all you need to make your teeth up to eight shades brighter. This is one of many cosmetic dental treatments we provide – with the right solution, we can make big smile improvements surprisingly convenient. (more…)