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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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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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Will Veneers Make My Teeth Sensitive?

March 11, 2022

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man wondering about veneers in Worcester and tooth sensitivity

If you’re unhappy with your smile, or are dealing with several cosmetic imperfections at once, there’s simply no better solution than veneers! These thin shells of dental porcelain can completely redesign the appearance of one or more teeth, whether you’re dealing with chips, cracks, gaps, stains, or more. However, ensuring that your veneers fit properly into your smile requires removing some enamel, which makes many patients wonder if they will experience tooth sensitivity afterwards. To find out if veneers cause tooth sensitivity, keep reading!

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Is Gingivitis Contagious?

February 7, 2022

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Closeup of patient with gingivitis contagious

It’s common knowledge that if a person has a cold or the flu that you should be careful about being close to them if you want to stay healthy. These and many other well-known sicknesses are contagious and can spread from person to person if you’re not careful. However, have you ever wondered if oral health conditions are contagious? After all, gum disease and gingivitis are caused by bacteria. Read on to learn more about this common oral health issue and what you can do to keep your smile healthy.

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Will Gum Disease Go Away When Teeth Are Removed?

January 31, 2022

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Are you currently struggling with gum disease? Sadly, it’s a condition that roughly 50% of Americans have. In the early stages, patients experience “minor” symptoms, like bleeding gums when they floss. In the more advanced stages, however, more serious concerns, like tooth loss, come into play. As a result, your dentist may recommend tooth extractions, but will that heal your gums? Keep reading to find out.

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3 Reasons to Soak Your Dentures Overnight

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Dentures soaking in glass of denture cleaner on the counter

After struggling with the negative impact of tooth loss on your confidence, oral health, and overall well-being, dentures may feel like a godsend for your overall quality of life. Naturally, you don’t want to take them out unless you absolutely have to, like when it comes time to clean them. But is sleeping with them in ideal? While it’s not dangerous, there are some advantages to soaking your dentures as you doze. Read on to learn more!

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You Asked, We Answered: How Do You Use Denture Adhesive?

December 27, 2021

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Woman with dentures smiling while drinking coffee

Dentures are a tried-and-true tooth-replacement solution that has helped countless patients enjoy a confident smile and powerful bite once more. To stay in place, the gum-colored base suctions to the roof and floor of your mouth. While effective, some patients find that denture adhesive can safeguard them from unwanted movement and slippage. If you’re interested in doing the same, it’s important to use it correctly. With this in mind, here are some helpful tips for using denture adhesive!

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4 Important Benefits of Tooth Extractions

November 30, 2021

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Woman smiling while holding up extracted tooth

With proper prevention and early restorative care, your teeth should last a lifetime. As a result, the goal is always first and foremost to preserve your natural ones whenever possible. However, there are some circumstances, like extensive damage, when that’s no longer an option. In this case, there are some significant benefits of tooth extractions. Keep reading to learn what they are!

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4 Common Myths About Tooth Extractions, Busted!

November 9, 2021

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Closeup of dental tool holding extracted tooth

Do you need a tooth extraction due to overcrowding or damage? Naturally, you may feel a bit nervous. After all, it’s one of the most feared dental procedures. However, it’s important to note that this is largely due to the misinformation surrounding it. In short, the reputation is far worse than the procedure itself. Still hesitant? Keep reading to learn a few common myths about tooth extractions.

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