Posts Categorized: Patient Education

Oral Cancer Doesn’t Just Affect Older Men

There was a time when the common demographic for oral cancer was male smokers over the age of 55. Today that demographic has changed. Oral cancer now occurs more frequently in people under the age of 40, regardless of whether they smoke or not.  Oral cancer is a subset of all head and neck cancers… Read more »

What Botox And Dermal Fillers Have To Do With Dentistry

You may think that dentistry is just about your teeth, but a smile makeover can go beyond making your just your teeth more attractive. It’s true that people notice your smile first, but your lips and surrounding facial features are also a big part of your smile. If you have especially thin or wrinkly lips,… Read more »

Dental Bonding Vs Veneers

If you are looking to change the way your teeth look, whether you want them longer, differently shaped or are correcting more than one minor imperfection, you may wonder whether to choose dental bonding or veneer treatment, and what both entail. Both can help improve your smile, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages… Read more »

How Come All I See Is Gums?

Your periodontal tissue and ligaments help stabilize and hold your teeth in your jawbone. They are also part of your smile. If your gums are too long, thick, and overgrown you probably have a gummy smile. Your gums should only take up about one-third of your tooth and if they are longer or asymmetrical they… Read more »

The Mīnūte Make-Over

Are you unhappy with minor imperfections in your dentition that you think you can do nothing about? Sometimes there are one or two (or more) small things that you may feel mar your smile such as pits, grooves, teeth that are uneven, too pointed, or have rough or scalloped edges, and more. Sometimes small changes… Read more »

Can People Tell If I’ve Had My Teeth Bonded?

Dental bonding is a fast and easy way to make minor changes to your dentition. Bonding can be used to fill spaces between your teeth; to whiten teeth; to add length, width, or both; to cover craze lines and other minor imperfections; to repair chipped, broken, or fractured teeth; and more. Dental bonding is also… Read more »

An Easy Dental Pick-Me-Up

If your teeth seem drab and unexciting, an easy dental pick-me-up can change that in less than an hour: teeth whitening! Here at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury we offer Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed which can brighten your teeth up to eight shades in just 45 minutes. Teeth whitening is the most effective against extrinsic stains which… Read more »

Not All Dentists Provide This Specialty!

Have you ever heard of Maxillofacial Prosthetics? It’s a subspecialty of Prosthodontics and involves the rehabilitation of patients suffering from disabilities or defects due to trauma or disease, or that were present at birth. In such cases, a prosthesis may be required for cosmetic and/or psychosocial reasons. For more serious cases, a prosthesis may be… Read more »

Are You At Risk For Gum Disease?

You may think that your teeth are the most important thing in your mouth, and they are important, of course! Without teeth, it is embarrassing to smile, you can’t chew, and your jawbone begins to absorb (disintegrate) eventually leading to that sunken-in, aged appearance. However, without healthy gums, you would have no teeth. Your gums… Read more »

The Purpose Of A Root Canal

When speaking of a root canal it almost seems as if patients think they were developed just to torture them! However, modern-day root canals aren’t any more painful than a simple dental filling. Root canals were developed to save your natural tooth structure rather than to extract a tooth that has not undergone any dramatic… Read more »