THAT Will Stain My Teeth? Really?!

Surprising causes of stained teethFew things can sully an otherwise beautiful smile like teeth tinged with yellow or brown stains. Perhaps this is why teeth whitening has handily become the country’s most popular cosmetic dental treatment. Dr. Todd Pizzi, a cosmetic dentist who offers teeth whitening in Shrewsbury, MA, reminds you that stain-causing agents are everywhere, even where you might not think to look. If your teeth are less white than you’d like, any of these factors may be to blame.

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When Teeth Whitening Isn’t the Ideal Choice

Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?The appeal of whiter teeth is universal, but not everyone will benefit equally from this popular cosmetic treatment. Dr. Todd Pizzi, who offers teeth bleaching in Shrewsbury, MA, explains that certain conditions must be met to ensure optimal results. Having white teeth is one thing, but it is more important to have teeth that are healthy enough to avoid damage during treatment. If any of these apply to you, you may wish to consider alternative cosmetic dental treatment.

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“Hooray for Halloween Candy!” Says No Dentist Ever

Preventing tooth decayLike most parents, you’ll spend the evening ferrying your costumed children from door to door in search of candy. As much as you (and your dentist) would appreciate a sugar-free Halloween, the reality is that you’ll spend the next few days rationing the loot and hoping for the best. Dr. Todd Pizzi, a general dentist in Shrewsbury, MA, offers tips for minimizing the harmful effects of sugar on children’s teeth—not to mention your own.

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6 Questions About Straightening Teeth With Six Month Smiles

six-month-smilesIf you’ve ever found yourself fantasizing about what it would be like to have beautifully aligned teeth, you’ve probably tried to imagine yourself with a mouthful of metal. Traditional braces, once the only option for teeth straightening, have now been eclipsed by more subtle, yet effective orthodontic treatments. Dr. Todd Pizzi, who offers Six Month Smiles in Shrewsbury, MA, answers frequently asked questions about this innovative orthodontic treatment.

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Reasons to Skip the Soda | Shrewsbury, MA Dentist

soda and oral healthThere’s nothing wrong with the occasional indulgence in soda, but it seems that many Americans consume far too much of the sugary swill for their dentists’ (and doctors’) liking. Dr. Todd Pizzi, a cosmetic dentist in the 01545 area, shares insights into the effects of soda on your oral health. Pay close attention—especially if you’re like the average American, who drinks an estimated 43 gallons of soda per year.

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A Stainless Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Stain-resistant veneersAt Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we’re seeing a major increase in the number of patients who visit Drs. Pizzi and Messina with questions about porcelain veneers in Shrewsbury, MA. It seems like veneers are everywhere you look these days! As you consider improving your smile, remember that veneers can generate returns on your investment for 10 years or more. And while their stain-resistant properties make them popular, it’s important to understand that veneers must be properly cared for to make the most of their appearance.

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Cosmetic Dentistry for Impatient Patients

Quick cosmetic dental proceduresSome popular cosmetic dental procedures, such as porcelain veneers and orthodontic treatment, require multiple office visits and patience to achieve optimal results. However, we understand that not everyone has the luxury of arranging their schedule to accommodate their treatment, and that some want near-instant gratification if possible. If you find that there aren’t enough hours in the day, you can still enjoy the benefits of a winning smile. Dr. Todd Pizzi discusses cosmetic dental procedures that produce noticeable results in just a matter of time.

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4 Undeniable Reasons to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

Reasons to consider cosmetic dentistryNot that you need an excuse to feel better about yourself, but can you imagine what it would be like to feel totally at ease with the appearance of your smile? The saying goes that looks aren’t everything, but this is of little comfort to someone who shies away from others for fear of being judged by their teeth. Dr. Todd Pizzi, a cosmetic dentist in Shrewsbury, MA, serves up four very good reasons to think about changing your life by changing your smile.

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Should You Bridge the Gap or Let It Go?

Dental bridges replace missing teethWe appreciate a unique smile as much as the next, but sometimes the things that make your smile different can also pose threats to your oral health. Gaps between teeth are a perfect example. A small gap between front teeth adds character, some would say, but an entire missing tooth? Not so much. And if you’ve lost two or more teeth in a row, it’s hard to feel fully comfortable flashing your smile. Veneers and braces are available for minor gaps, but substantial gaps left by missing teeth require dental prosthetics, such as dental implants, a dental bridge, or even a partial denture. Dr. Todd Pizzi, who offers dental bridges in Shrewsbury, MA, discusses the advantages of this alternative to missing teeth.

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Healthy Treats That Can Actually Stain Your Teeth

Healthy foods that stain teethWhy is it that some of the best-tasting foods are the worst for our bodies? Or just when you think you’ve found the perfect healthy food, it turns out that there’s some hidden health threat? It’s not that you have to abstain from enjoying these foods altogether, but it’s helpful to understand which foods might warrant a little extra time with your toothbrush. If your diet or hygiene has left your teeth less than perfect, you’ll appreciate that Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury offers professional teeth whitening in Shrewsbury, MA.

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