Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry

How Is Your Mouth Like a Motor?

Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that your teeth have a great deal in common with your car? Probably not, but we certainly have. Dr. Todd Pizzi, a dentist at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, shares some of the most notable similarities between the two, encouraging patients to be proactive about their oral… Read more »

How Does Snacking Affect Your Smile?

In the fight against tooth decay, you must be mindful not only in what you do to your mouth, but also what foods you put into your mouth. It’s tempting to assume that because food moves quickly past your teeth and gums, its role in your oral health is somehow less important. Not so, says… Read more »

The Hidden Oral Health Threat in Your Swimming Pool

Swimmer’s ear. Sunburns. Hair tinged green by chlorinated water. It’s no secret that swimming in a pool comes with its share of minor inconveniences. What many don’t realize is that spending hours in the pool can also have consequences for your teeth. Dr. Todd Pizzi, who offers dental exams and teeth cleaning in Shrewsbury, MA,… Read more »

Save Toothpicks for Non-Dental Pursuits

Are you the type of person who likes to grab a toothpick after a meal to clean out your teeth? With a name like toothpicks, what else are you supposed to do with them, right? In fact, you really shouldn’t consider poking so close to your gum tissues with anything sharp. Sure, your dental hygienist… Read more »

Do I Suffer From Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic condition where breathing is interrupted during sleep due to abnormally large or over-relaxed oral tissues blocking the airway. It can affect anyone in any age group, including children, and since it doesn’t typically wake the patient from sleep, many people with sleep apnea are unaware of their condition. If… Read more »

Unveiling the Point of Your Dental Checkups

Since childhood, most people have learned how to brush and floss their teeth, and the point of doing so every day. However, besides spending a few minutes at the sink with your toothbrush and floss, effective hygiene also requires professional dental attention every once in a while (as often as your dentist recommends). The point… Read more »

Learn How to Brush & Floss Properly

You might think, “I’ve been brushing and flossing my whole life, I know how to do it.” The simple routine is designed to keep your teeth clean between your regular dental checkups and cleanings. Since over 90% of adults in America have been affected by tooth decay in their permanent teeth, and around 80% have gum… Read more »

Oral Bacteria Can Travel through your Body

If you are one of the many Americans who is afflicted with periodontal disease, you probably think your biggest concern is tooth loss. While this is a valid concern which might reach fruition without good oral hygiene and preventive dental care, there are more reasons to worry about the presence of gum infection. Oral-systemic health… Read more »

The Truth About Cavities

If you’ve never felt the discomfort of a cavity, then you might not consider the condition a major concern. After all, you brush your teeth twice or more every day, and you’re careful not to indulge in too many sweets or sugary drinks. Nevertheless, a good hygiene routine and a healthy fear of sugar aren’t… Read more »

Prevention Is the Best Dental Treatment

Considering the frequency with which you should practice it, you may not consider brushing and flossing your teeth a form of dentistry. Nevertheless, cleaning away the food debris and plaque that clings to your teeth every day is perhaps the most important preventive dental measure. Besides home hygiene, your teeth also require regular professional checkups… Read more »