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Then & Now: The Evolution of Dentures

December 21, 2021

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Dentist holding modern dentures

Currently, more than 120 million Americans are struggling with tooth loss. This prevalent dental concern is by no means limited to only the 21st century though. In fact, researchers believe that dentures have been in use since 700 BC. Luckily, they’ve advanced significantly since then, benefiting from innovations in both dentistry and technology. To learn more about the evolution of dentures, read on!

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Wondering If Gum Recontouring Is Safe? Read This!

November 30, 2021

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Woman in blue sweater wondering

Do you find yourself hesitating to smile in photos or covering it while you laugh due to insecurities stemming from a “gummy” smile? If so, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, the presence of excess gum tissue is a concern for many patients. The good news is that patients can turn to dentistry. More specifically, gum recontouring. But is this treatment safe? Keep reading for the answer.

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4 Questions You Should Ask Before Getting a Smile Makeover

November 29, 2021

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woman smiling while asking dentist questions about smile makeovers

Do you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror or see your smile in photos and wish you had straight, white, beautiful teeth? If so, then you may be considering a smile makeover. This blend of restorative and cosmetic dentistry is designed to completely transform the look and function of your smile for the better, leaving you with the beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of. While the first step is scheduling a consultation, the second is getting prepared. Here are four questions to ask during your visit!

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The 4 Best Ways to Keep Your Invisalign Aligners Clean and Safe

October 25, 2021

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Patient holding up clean Invisalign tray

Using Invisalign to achieve your smile goals? If you’re like many patients, the discreet trays were one of the main draws (in addition to the hassle-free oral care and shorter treatment timelines, of course). However, it’s important to note that the aligners will only remain clear if you take care of them properly. Neglecting to do so can cause them to discolor, leaving your teeth looking yellow and dull. Don’t worry – you can prevent that from happening with the below best practices for caring for Invisalign trays.

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What Causes Mouth Sores?

September 27, 2021

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Closeup of canker sore mouth sores

Have you ever experienced a painful red bump on the inside of your mouth or on your lips? What you likely had was a canker sore or cold sore. These mouth sores are incredibly common all across the country, but are not often talked about. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between cold sores and canker sores, including what causes them. From there, we can review the most effective way to treat and prevent them!

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Leaving a Toothache Untreated Can Be Bad for Your Whole Body

September 7, 2021

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Man with bad toothache should visit his Braintree emergency dentist

Despite our best efforts, most of us will experience a toothache or two in our lifetime. Thankfully, most dental pain is caused by minor issues that can be fixed easily, such as a cavity or damaged filling. However, that doesn’t mean that you should ignore your toothache. In fact, if you leave your dental pain untreated, you could develop serious health issues that threaten the rest of your body! Read on as your Braintree emergency dentist explains how an untreated toothache can be bad for your overall health and wellbeing.

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Did Your Child Knock-Out a Tooth? Here’s What to Do Next

August 31, 2021

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Young girl covering her mouth in shock

Unfortunately, all it takes is one rogue football or one accidental bump in the schoolyard for your child to lose a tooth. While your initial reaction may be to panic, do your best to stay calm. This will help you think clearly and act quickly. Whether your child lost a baby or permanent tooth will determine how to properly handle this dental emergency. With this in mind, keep reading for what to do next when your child has knocked out a tooth!

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You Asked, We Answered: When Should You Start Cleaning Your Child’s Teeth?

July 31, 2021

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Closeup of mom brushing baby's teeth

As a parent, one of your top priorities is to keep your little one happy and healthy throughout the years. With this in mind, one of the best things you can do for them is take care of their teeth and gums. But when should you start cleaning your child’s teeth? Should you be using a toothbrush? When should they begin visiting the dentist? These are all common questions parents have when it comes to children’s dentistry. So, if you’ve been asking yourself similar questions, keep reading!

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4 Common BOTOX Side Effects

July 15, 2021

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Dentist preparing for BOTOX injection

When it comes to fighting signs of aging, one injection comes to mind: BOTOX. By temporarily preventing the muscle from contracting, you’ll see fine lines begin to disappear before your eyes. But did you know that this popular treatment can also relieve TMJ-related symptoms? It’s true! Whether you are considering using it to relieve pain or give your smile a beautiful frame, you should be aware of common BOTOX side effects. Keep reading to learn what they are!

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5 Factors That Determine the Cost of Your Smile Makeover

June 30, 2021

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Patient smiling during checkup with cosmetic dentist

Do flaws in your smile prevent you from smiling confidently for photos, chewing pain-free and maybe even speaking clearly? If so, then you might be considering scheduling a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. But what is the cost of a smile makeover? After all, while it isn’t the only factor you should consider, it certainly is an important one. Keep reading to learn more about what plays a role in the final price!

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