5 Signs of a Dental Emergency

When you have a problem with your teeth, most of the time it will not go away on its own. You need the help of your Framingham dentist to correct the issue or ease the pain. Sometimes, though, you may wonder if you have a true dental emergency. There are some signs that point solidly to …

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Staying On Top Of Oral Health During COVID-19

April 7th, 2020 Let’s face it. None of us planned for 2020 to go quite this way. COVID-19 disruptions are reverberating across the globe on every level. From stock markets to our favorite Thai restaurant, life’s different for now. Many elective dental and medical procedures are on hold as the healthcare system scrambles to keep …

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Why do Some Dental Cleanings Cost More?

July 1st, 2018 Not all dental cleanings are created equal. Find out why some hygiene appointments cost more than others and learn how you can save time and money in the dental chair. A “regular” cleaning is clinically called prophylaxis or a prophy cleaning and is a preventative measure to prevent periodontal disease. It includes …

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Electric Toothbrushes Offer One More Reason to Smile

July 27th, 2018 Electric toothbrushes are an excellent idea for everyone, but for people with arthritis, cognitive impairments or those who have suffered a stroke, an electric toothbrush can be a little breath of independence that gives a boost of self-confidence. Little has changed design-wise in the 2,000-plus years since toothbrushes have been around. Even …

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Whitening: 5 Things to Know Before Getting a Brighter Smile

May 11th, 2018 One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile. In today’s youth-obsessed culture, a twenty-something with dingy teeth can appear older than a forty-something with a bright, white, sparkling smile. Here are five things to keep in mind as you embark on your tooth whitening journey to the …

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Is A New Smile This Easy?

April 3rd, 2018 No matter how much you love your favorite sweater, you only show it to the world a few days a year. On the other hand, your smile travels with you every day through every season. Find out how a new smile can be yours before another month goes by. Your smile sends …

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The River Within

March 1st, 2018 Everybody loves the brilliance of a friendly smile and the pleasure of chewing their favorite foods. But in the 1990’s, researchers discovered a correlation between gum disease and other health problems, including heart disease. Over the last 30 years, evidence has continued to link oral and general health. Here’s a fascinating look …

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Goodbye Cavities?

February 1st, 2018 Every year, Over 175 million teeth are filled in the U.S. to repair damage from cavities. A blend of bacteria, sugar, and immune factors create a complex process that affects the quality of life in every age group. Did you know that researchers are uncovering innovative methods that could make traditional fillings …

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Soda, Sports Drinks, and Teeth

January 1st, 2018 Did you know that Americans drink nearly 45 gallons of soda and sports drinks on average every year? Teeth are made of the hardest substance in your body and withstand a lot of chewing and grinding, but sugar and acid from these beverages damage enamel. Every time you step into a mini-mart, …

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