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Curious Which Milk Is Best For Your Teeth? Read This!

September 13, 2022

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Person pouring milk into glass

From cow and cashew to lactose-free and oat, there are several types of milk available. In fact, there are currently more than 15 on the market! Since this beverage has been associated with healthy teeth and gums for decades, many patients are curious which is actually best for their oral health. To learn the answer, keep reading.

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4 Common Reasons Dental Bridges Fail

September 12, 2022

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Dentist explaining X-ray to patient

There’s good news for the 178 million Americans who are struggling with tooth loss: the negative impact on your bite, smile, and oral health doesn’t have to be permanent. With solutions like dental bridges, your dentist can seamlessly fill the gaps in your smile. While modern dental restorations can last for well over two decades with proper care, unhealthy dental habits can result in dental bridge failure in the short and long term. To learn a few “don’ts” of caring for dental bridges, keep reading.

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A Few Dos and Don’ts for a Smoother Dental Checkup and Cleaning

August 9, 2022

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Patient and dentist smiling during dental checkup

Is your summer schedule jam-packed with to-dos? Are you trying to squeeze in your dental checkup on your lunch break? Maybe you simply want your visit to go smoother than last time. Whatever the case may be, there is some good news: there are a few best practices that will help make your appointment hassle-free. To learn what they are, read on!

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Curious If Everyone Has Wisdom Teeth? Read This!

July 18, 2022

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Man in gray shirt wondering about wisdom teeth

Typically, wisdom teeth make an appearance between the ages of 17 and 21. As the third set of molars, they often result in more harm than good, which is why dentists recommend having them extracted. But does everyone have wisdom teeth? It’s a good question! To learn the answer, read on.

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Why Summer Is the Best Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

July 13, 2022

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Woman relaxing during summer morning

Are your wisdom teeth causing you pain? Maybe they are impacted, and your dentist recommended having them removed. Either way, summer is the perfect time to move forward with this treatment. To learn why, read on!

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You Asked, We Answered: What’s The Best Dental Crown Material?

June 23, 2022

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Closeup of lab artisan creating dental crown

Despite advancements in technology and the field of dentistry, tooth decay continues to be one of the most prevalent oral health concerns. The good news is that even the presence of a large cavity doesn’t mean that the tooth needs to be removed. Instead, your dentist can address the damaged tissue and protect the remaining structure with a dental crown. Previously, this restoration was made of materials like gold and silver, but now there are several options to choose from. To learn more about each, read on!

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How Many Bacteria Live In Your Mouth?

May 18, 2022

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Closeup of oral bacteria before visiting Worcester dentist

Bacteria aren’t always bad! Right now, you naturally have bacteria in your mouth. In fact, studies indicate that most people have more than 20 billion microbes existing inside their oral cavity. While some of this bacterium is good, some of it can cause tooth decay. The longer you wait to brush your teeth each day, the more of this cavity-causing bacteria builds up. Read on as your Worcester dentist goes over the basics of oral bacteria and what you can do to make sure your smile stays clean and healthy.

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Look Out! These 5 Drinks Can Harm Your Teeth

May 12, 2022

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Closeup of festive summer drinks

When the temperature rises and the humidity hits, there is nothing quite like a refreshing drink by the pool. But what if that same beverage was the downfall of your oral health? What if it was the reason you ended up spending a portion of your time off at your dentist’s office instead of relaxing?

Many patients are unaware that their summer activities can lead to fall cavities, which can be devastating for several reasons. Don’t worry – you can keep reading to learn five drinks that can harm your teeth.

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The Culprits of Dental Discoloration (& Tips for Preventing It!)

April 15, 2022

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Woman in orange sweater covering her mouth

Have you recently noticed that your once white teeth are starting to look yellow and dull? While certain medications and the natural aging process can play a role in this change, it’s often due to your diet. Luckily, you can turn that around, and it all starts with learning about how foods and drinks stain your teeth!

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Here’s the Secret to Getting the Most Out of Your Veneers

March 23, 2022

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Portrait of patient with veneers smiling

Veneers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments, and it’s not hard to see why. They are completely customizable, highly versatile, and designed to last for 15+ years, after all. But what is the secret to prolonging the lifespan of your veneers? Prevention. Here are five must-know tips for keeping your beautiful smile in tip-top shape.

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