Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

Bruxism Frequently Asked Questions

Bruxism may not be a familiar word to the average patient, but it’s a familiar ailment: teeth grinding. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is characterized by unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth. Patients who suffer from bruxism may not realize they are grinding their teeth at all until they notice jaw soreness, a misaligned… Read more »

When Should Children Go to the Dentist?

It’s important to establish healthy dental habits for your children early in life. When should children go to the dentist for the first time? The answer may be earlier than you think: Children should visit the dentist for the first time by the age of 1, if not earlier depending on the emergence of their… Read more »

The Stages of Gum Disease

We’ve covered the basics of gum disease, the inflammation of the mouth’s soft tissue and bone that holds the teeth in place, in our recent gum disease crash course, but it’s also important to know the stages of gum disease so you can stay on alert. Gum disease is a common ailment — half of American… Read more »

Root Canal Q&A

We often find that patients have a knee-jerk reaction to the news that they have an infected tooth and require root canal therapy. Fortunately, we are here to reassure you that root canal treatments save the health of your tooth, allowing you to return to complete comfort and oral health. Rather than losing your tooth… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Treatment

Have you begun to wonder why you are suffering from daily fatigue even though you experience sound sleep on a nightly basis? If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may not actually be getting as much shut-eye as you think. Not quite sure what this disorder entails but you find that you are feeling intrigued? We encourage… Read more »

Take the Quiz: How Healthy Are Your Teeth?

Maybe you’re an Eagle Scout when it comes to caring for your teeth; or, maybe you’ve misplaced your toothbrush one too many times. Healthy habits are the building blocks for a healthy smile, and your grin could be displaying some signs of trouble to come if you’re not practicing proper care. The good news is… Read more »

A Quiz on Cavities!

If you had a cavity, would you know it? As it progresses, definitely, since the tooth decay that causes the cavity can also cause your teeth to hurt occasionally (more frequently the worse it gets). However, in its earliest stages, cavities aren’t always noticeable. Therefore, the best way to protect your teeth from tooth decay… Read more »

Celebrate the New Year in Worcester

The New Year is quickly approaching – time to set resolutions for a happier, healthier year ahead. If you ask us, we suggest including making a special effort to schedule your six-month checkups and cleanings for a beautiful smile that lasts well beyond 2015. In the meantime, consider celebrating with the community at First Night… Read more »

Fun, Family, and Fitness: Time to Get Physical | July 2014

The days are getting longer,and what better way to take advantage than by spending time outdoors with your family? From a casual game of Frisbee to an organized team sport, physical activity makes for a happier, healthier outlook. Actually, physical fitness and oral health have a stronger relationship than you may have thought. Tooth decay… Read more »

Not So Crazy about Vertical Tooth Fractures

The enamel on your teeth can be compared to a porcelain doll. While synthetic enamel is strong enough to take a beating as a child’s play thing, after a while, tiny cracks will begin to appear on the porcelain. Your teeth are covered with enamel, and even if it is the strongest substance in your… Read more »