Somerville Dental Arts Blog
April 16, 2022
Menopause is an unavoidable part of womanhood, which occurs between the age of 45 and 55. It marks the end of a woman’s reproductive cycle. At this stage in life, women can develop an increased risk of certain health issues, like bone loss. The decline in estrogen can lead to brittle or fragile bones, affecting the overall success of dental implants. Whether you already had dental implant surgery, or you are ready to replace your missing teeth, your dentist has the solutions you need to safeguard your investment from bone loss.
January 6, 2022
When getting dentures, it’s extremely important that they are well-fitted and complete your smile for the best appearance and functionality. Issues can arise when dentures aren’t fitted properly and jeopardize your oral health if left unchecked. You might be wondering: what kinds of issues come about from ill-fitting dentures in Somerville? Your local dentist can help you understand the complications that can occur from this and the importance of getting them adjusted or replaced.(more…)
November 10, 2021
Dental implants can permanently replace one or more missing teeth and have a 95% success rate. Even so, the uncertainty of how treatment will feel may prevent some patients from moving forward with treatment. Read on to learn about how dental implants feel in your mouth and what exactly you can expect from the procedure.(more…)
September 8, 2021
Are you thinking about having your teeth whitened? With annual industry-wide revenue of $11 billion, teeth whitening is an incredibly popular method of perfecting one’s smile. Though professional whitening usually doesn’t cause sensitivity, the same can’t always be said for at home treatments. Here are some helpful ways to avoid teeth sensitivity after your whitening them.(more…)
August 4, 2021
“I want to brighten my smile, but money is tight right now. I bet getting a teeth-whitening kit at the supermarket will get the job done. What could go wrong?”
That is probably the thought process that leads to most purchases of teeth-whitening products from the store. While the whitening does not last long, that is not even the primary concern. Using these products too frequently to combat their short effectiveness can lead to bigger issues than the shade of your smile.(more…)
July 3, 2021
When home whitening products fail to give you the results you want, a quick trip to your cosmetic dentist can get your teeth as much as 8 shades whiter. Professional whitening treatments contain specially formulated gels to deeply penetrate the enamel to resolve tough stains and discoloration. Your new smile can stay bright for several months to years with the right aftercare. You can preserve your investment by choosing your foods wisely. Here’s a list of the best and worst foods for your newly revitalized smile.
June 2, 2021
No one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but 1 in 6 people have oral health issues that require immediate care each year. Although anyone can need urgent dental attention, athletes are the most prone to oral injuries. The Journal of the American Dental Association reports as much as 39% of dental injuries are sports-related. Here are 3 of the most common dental emergencies for athletes and how you can protect your smile.
April 30, 2021
As the weather begins to warm up and Covid-19 vaccines become increasingly available, more and more people are spending time outside. It’s common knowledge that jogging, swimming, and other outdoor activities are great in terms of your health. But did you know that getting plenty of sun can also improve your oral health? Read on to learn how spending time outdoors can keep your smile bright and healthy!(more…)
March 4, 2021
It happens to the best of us. You woke up with morning breath. It isn’t pleasant for you or your significant other. It can even be embarrassing if you don’t have the means to take care of it right away. Bad breath is more common than you may think. In fact, approximately 80 million Americans suffer from chronic halitosis, and most of the time, it originates from the gums and tongue. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to freshen up your smile. Continue reading to learn some tips that may help.(more…)
January 2, 2021
2021 has finally arrived! Whether you are planning on getting some more exercise this year, or picking up a new hobby to invest your time in, you’re in for an exciting 12 months. Another thing that you should probably plan on is scheduling dental checkups for you and your family early on in the year. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why the beginning of they year is one of the best times to head into the office.(more…)