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5 Surprising Foods & Drinks That Cause Cavities

April 7, 2021

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Pained man with cavity touching his cheek

Candy, sweets, and sugary treats are notorious for causing cavities. The processed sugars they contain fuel plaque and bacteria in your mouth, which in turn creates an acid that burns through the enamel on your teeth if not brushed away. However, even if you have a candy-free diet, you could still end up with tooth decay! Here are five surprising foods and drinks you may not have known can cause cavities.

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Smile

March 22, 2021

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Couple smiles after using spring cleaning tips

The cold winter months are on their way out and plants are beginning to bloom, so you know what that means — it’s spring cleaning time! It’s a refreshing and exciting time of year where many of us get rid of old things we don’t need any more and clean up our living spaces. As you make your spring cleaning checklist, don’t forget about your pearly whites. Now is the perfect opportunity to ensure you’re doing everything you can to keep your smile strong and sparkling. Here are five easy but effective spring cleaning tips for your oral health!

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Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

March 11, 2021

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Man with broken denture should see his dentist

Thanks to modern dental materials and technology, dentures are now more comfortable, lifelike and durable than ever before! However, they’re not indestructible. If you accidentally drop them on a hard bathroom counter or bite down on a tough snack, you may find yourself with a broken denture. Just like with a broken tooth, damaged dentures are considered a dental emergency that needs to be treated right away to keep your smile healthy! Here’s how to handle a broken denture.

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Want More Matches on Dating Sites? Smile in Your Profile Picture!

February 7, 2021

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Couple with beautiful smiles from Worcester cosmetic dentist

While looks certainly aren’t everything, we live in a society where our appearance dramatically impacts how others perceive our character, especially when it comes to dating. Now that much of the dating scene has moved online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to be able to make a great first impression. So what can you do to stand out in an endless carousel of profile pictures on dating sites or apps? Recent research suggests that the answer could be as easy as smiling! Read on as your local Worcester cosmetic dentist breaks down how the appearance of your pearly whites impacts your dating life and how you can achieve a smile that earns you more matches!

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5 Common Winter Mouth Issues & How to Combat Them

January 20, 2021

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Man with winter mouth issues should see Worcester dentist

While there are plenty of reasons to look forward to winter, it can be challenging to stay healthy during this season. Many of us will be taking extra precautions to protect ourselves from dry skin and the common cold until the weather warms up. However, don’t forget that your smile needs extra attention this time of year as well! Winter poses a variety of problems for your oral health, many of which you have experienced before. Read on to discover the five most common winter mouth issues and a few tips for how to best keep them at bay!

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How to Lose Weight & Improve Your Smile at the Same Time

January 4, 2021

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Woman with healthy smile thanks to Worcester dentist

Are you starting any New Year’s resolutions this January? Now is a popular time of year to set weight loss goals and start new healthy eating habits. Everyone knows that if your body mass index (BMI) is too high, shedding a few pounds can help you look and feel your best. However, did you know that it can improve your smile too? Here are three healthy New Year’s resolutions you can commit to this year that will help you lose weight while simultaneously giving your smile a boost.

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5 Tips for Enjoying a Dental Emergency-Free Holiday Season

December 12, 2020

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Santa Claus visiting Worcester emergency dentist

The holidays are almost here—are you ready? As you bake cookies, look for the perfect gift, and set up video calls with your family, don’t forget about your oral health! While it may be tempting to put taking care of your teeth and gums on the backburner during this busy time of year, doing so will dramatically increase your risk of issues like cavities and gum disease. In fact, you may even end up finding yourself spending some quality time with your Worcester emergency dentist this holiday season! Here are five simple but effective tips for keeping a happy and healthy holiday smile.

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5 Reasons to Choose a Family Dentist

December 1, 2020

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Family smiles after visiting Worcester family dentist

Are you driving all over town and juggling appointments to keep your family’s smiles healthy? It can be difficult to remember who needs what treatment when everyone is visiting different dentists for their unique needs. Not only does this add more stress to your life, but it makes it all too easy for your loved ones’ oral health to get off track. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to switch to a Worcester family dentist! Here are five great benefits you can enjoy when you entrust all your loved ones’ precious smiles to the same friendly and experienced dental professional.

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Look Out! 7 Thanksgiving Hazards for Your Dentures

November 12, 2020

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Grandma serving Thanksgiving meal to family

As you gather around the holiday table with your loved ones, you want to soak up the moment, not worry about your dentures in Worcester coming out or breaking! Fortunately, you can still enjoy your favorite dishes without compromising your smile by avoiding the common Thanksgiving hazards. Read on to learn what they are, as well as seven denture-friendly food options.

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Should Cavities Be Treated with Fillings or Crowns?

October 13, 2020

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Woman with questions for Worcester dentist about cavities

Try as you might, it’s very likely that you’ll develop a cavity or two throughout your lifetime. In fact, studies estimate that 91% of Americans over the age of 20 have experienced tooth decay, and 27% have untreated cavities. Not only does tooth decay tend to cause toothaches and sensitivity, but it can lead to much larger, more complicated, and more painful problems later if not addressed. Thankfully, treatments like dental fillings and crowns can restore the appearance, functionality and health of a smile suffering from decay quickly and easily. Read on as we break down the best ways to repair your pearly whites if you have a cavity.

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