Checkups Help Kids Learn The Importance Of A Healthy Smile

As your child grows up, they will have many questions about many subjects. When it comes to matters of oral health, you are not the only one who can help them. Our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office provides thorough pediatric dental treatment for our younger patients. There are important aspects of pediatric care that can be compared to the kind of care that adults receive during routine dental checkups. However, there are some key differences, one of which is that during an appointment with children, your dentist can take the time to offer instructions on at-home oral care, and talk about the importance of keeping teeth free of harmful bacteria. These instructions can help your child do a better job cleaning their teeth on a daily basis, and also help them recognize the importance of preventing cavities! (more…)

Has Past Tobacco Use Stained Your Teeth? We Can Help

By making the effort to quit using tobacco products like cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, you can give yourself better protection against potentially serious health troubles. While cutting these products from your life can help you limit your risk for health problems, including oral health issues like gum disease and oral cancer, the stains that tobacco leaves on teeth can linger long after your habit is abandoned. If you have attempted to remove these stains with whitening toothpastes, or with store bought whitening agents, you may have felt concerned at the lack of meaningful results you enjoyed. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, you can learn about the benefits of a professional whitening treatment, which can effectively take care of stains that store bought products typically fail to address. (more…)

Simple Tips To Help Improve Your Oral Hygiene Routine

How can you make sure you only hear good news at your next routine dental exam? If you have been embarrassed by recent cavity troubles, or if you just want to make sure your smile is healthy when you visit our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, it can be beneficial to think about your approach to maintaining a good oral hygiene routine. Because you (hopefully) perform basic actions like brushing and flossing on a daily basis, you may find yourself becoming inattentive, and doing a relatively poor job fighting plaque and tartar accumulation. Taking a moment to reconsider your approach can have lasting benefits, and ensure you are better protected against decay! It should be noted that in addition to good daily care, you should stay current with regular exams and professional dental cleanings. (more…)

Can Dental Implants Really Keep Dentures In Place?

If you worry about your dentures slipping, or if you wish they provided better support to help you with biting and chewing, you may be interested in asking about hybrid dentures. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can work with patients on securing a stable denture that is supported by smartly placed dental implants. This arrangement can change your experience with dentures in exciting ways. The implants that hold your restoration can do more than epoxies or suction when it comes to providing stability, and you can find that your improved support makes it easier for you to enjoy a wider variety of foods. There is also an important oral health benefit to hybrid dentures – the implants that hold your appliance can actually help you maintain the health of your jawbone. (more…)

How Long Will It Take To Place A Dental Filling?

A cavity’s formation on your tooth is something you definitely want taken care of, as the progressive damage of decay can lead to serious consequences for your oral health. With that said, people can be understandably frustrated to learn that they have an issue that requires room on their schedule for dental treatment. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental office, we can make short work of decay with an attractive and dependable dental filling. We use composite resin to restore teeth that have been affected by decay – in addition to bonding directly to your enamel, this material provides a good visual match for your tooth structure. As a result, you can have a one-visit treatment that stops decay from doing further harm, and also keeps your tooth safe from further problems. (more…)

Flossing Regularly Helps Keep Teeth And Gums Healthy

If you want to put up an effective fight against gum disease and tooth decay, there are several actions you should take. Brushing your teeth thoroughly will help you keep bacteria and food debris off your teeth. When you pay attention to your diet and restrict your intake of sugars and starches, you can deprive harmful oral bacteria of food, and limit the damage they can cause your enamel. Flossing is another important effort – while people often recognize the importance of flossing, they can perform this task infrequently, or not at all. While your Shrewsbury, MA dental practice can help you maintain your healthy smile with expert dental cleanings, you should make sure you do your part to fight decay and gingivitis by flossing regularly. (more…)

Make Plans To Show Off An Improved Smile In 2020

Starting a new year is exciting enough, but starting a brand new decadeĀ is certainly something to look forward to! What can you do to have an amazing 2020? If you currently feel self-conscious about your appearance when you smile, this is a great time to think about cosmetic dental work. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can work with you to learn what makes you self-conscious about your smile, and to determine how to offer meaningful improvements. You can be surprised to find out how little work it might take to create your desired improvements, and just how soon you can see results from cosmetic care! (more…)

3 Problems That Can Result From Your Teeth Grinding Habit

How much trouble can a tendency to grind your teeth really cause you? People who tend to grind or clench their jaw without thinking often engage in this habit while they sleep. That persistent pressure can create problems like TMJ disorder, damage teeth, and frequently make your mornings uncomfortable. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can take on the problems you have with teeth grinding, a habit often referred to as bruxism, and help you stop further trouble from occurring. For patients suffering this condition, we can provide custom appliances that stop grinding and clenching from taking place. If you have had ongoing struggles with teeth grinding, we are prepared to help restore teeth that have been damaged from the pressure placed on them. (more…)

Skipping Your Regular Checkups Can Raise Your Cavity Risk

If you are out of the habit of attending regular dental exams, your cavity risk can be higher than you realize thanks to tartar buildup. Tartar is something you can prevent with smart oral care, but at-home care is not effective against existing accumulations of this substance. When this harmful substance is given more time to attack your teeth and periodontal tissues, you are more likely to develop cavities, or experience poor periodontal health. Our Shrewsbury, MA dental office is ready to help you take care of your smile during routine dental checkups. By closely evaluating your teeth and gums, and by performing a thorough teeth cleaning, we can give you lasting support against potential oral health trouble! (more…)

Can Dental Veneers Really Address All Of My Smile Flaws?

How long does it take to see real results from cosmetic dental work? Even if people are excited to make changes to the way they look, the idea of a long or involved procedure can make them reluctant to speak with their dentist. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can make cosmetic work more convenient than you may believe possible. By restoring your smile with dental veneers, we can address many different problems in the span of just a single procedure. When custom veneers are placed on your teeth, you can see improvements to their shape, size, and color. People who are interested in cosmetic work often see veneers as a convenient and effective means of undergoing a full smile makeover! (more…)