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Explore the Evolution of Veneers

August 12, 2022

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Woman at consultation for veneersAs you look around you, it might seem like everyone has a flawless smile, but most didn’t come naturally. Cosmetic dentistry provides solutions to fit all budgets, so people from all walks of life can revamp their smiles. While there are many options, veneers continue to rank among the most popular elective procedures annually. You might believe they are a relatively new treatment; however, the history of porcelain veneers goes back further than just a few decades. Here’s how a procedure that was once only available to the rich and famous has become a cost-effective option for everyone. 

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4 Dental Implant Facts You Didn’t Know

July 14, 2022

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Close-up of two dental implants

If you’re considering tooth replacement, you’ve probably heard of dental implants. These prosthetics are a popular dental treatment for patients with missing teeth! However, you may not know how they differ from dentures and bridges. Are they really as good as people make them out to be? Well, your Somerset dentist is here to help. Here are four surprising facts about dental implants that you likely didn’t know!

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Removing a Failed Dental Implant: What to Expect

May 5, 2022

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person talking to dentist about removing a failed dental implant

Has your dental implant been feeling loose or uncomfortable lately? Do you find that it moves around in your mouth whenever you chew or speak? If so, your dental implant may not be healing properly. Though dental implant failure is rare, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. If this ever happens to you, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible to have the issue addressed. Read on to learn about removing a failed dental implant as well as some common reasons why this occurs.

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Are Dental Implants Safe After Menopause?

April 16, 2022

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Older woman sitting in patio chairMenopause 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.

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5 Major Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

January 6, 2022

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woman with ill-fitting dentures in Somerville

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.

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What Do Dental Implants Feel Like?

November 10, 2021

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patient speaking with their dentist about dental implants in Somerville

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.

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How to Avoid Teeth Sensitivity After Whitening

September 8, 2021

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woman with white teeth smiling in Somerville

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.

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Exercise Caution with At-Home Teeth Whitening

August 4, 2021

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Woman checking teeth in mirror

“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.

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Best and Worst Foods After Teeth Whitening

July 3, 2021

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Woman eating strawberries after teeth whiteningWhen 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.

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3 Most Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes

June 2, 2021

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Child using mouthguard to prevent dental emergencyNo 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.

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