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5 Things You Never Knew Your Dentist Was Doing During Your Checkup

August 18, 2022

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Everyone knows the importance of routine dental checkups when it comes to catching tooth decay and gum disease. But these aren’t the only things your dentist is keeping an eye out for! While examining your mouth, they’re checking for all kinds of issues you may not have thought about. Here are just 5 things that you never knew your dentist was doing during your biannual visits.

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4 Common Dental Emergency Treatments

July 20, 2022

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A dental emergency bag

It’s natural to be scared when dealing with a dental emergency for the first time. After all, you probably don’t know what to expect regarding treatment. “How will my dentist solve this problem?” “What procedures could they perform in response?” These and similar questions can raise your anxiety and create unneeded worry. Fortunately, it’s possible to answer them ahead of time. Read on to learn four common treatments dentists offer for dental emergencies.

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5 Tips for Preparing for Invisalign Treatment

May 2, 2022

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Woman holding her Invisalign tray.

Many people these days desire a prettier and straighter set of teeth but don’t have the time or patience to seek traditional orthodontic treatment. However, cosmetic options including Invisalign have taken the world of dentistry by storm, and now many people have access to the smile of their dreams through relatively convenient and subtle means! If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign for your smile, here are 5 helpful tips that can prepare you for a successful treatment process.

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Is Sleep Apnea Ruining Your Relationship?

February 20, 2022

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Man snoring and woman covering head with pillowDoes your partner poke you in the sides at night because of your loud snoring? Although it may not bother you, it can drive a wedge in your relationship. Some couples end up sleeping in separate rooms. While you might see your snoring as only an annoyance, it can be a sign of a potentially deadly issue. Chronic snoring can indicate sleep apnea. Without any treatment, it can affect your health and personal relationships. Don’t lose sleep worrying about the future of your relationship. Your sleep dentist has the solutions you need to breathe easier, so everyone can get some rest.

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Why People with Full Dentures Still Need to Visit the Dentist

November 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 1:54 pm
patient attending dental checkup with dentures in Newburyport

Dental checkups are an important part of keeping your teeth healthy, but what if you don’t have any teeth left? Should you still attend biannual dental appointments if you wear full dentures? Your dentist can help with a lot more than just your teeth. Read on to learn about four important reasons why you should continue to visit the dentist twice per year for dental checkups with dentures.

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Gum Disease – Is It Genetic?

October 6, 2021

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woman with gum disease in Newburyport pointing to her gums

Many physical features are genetic, but can gum disease be inherited, too? According to a study done by the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, there’s a link between gum disease and genetics. The thought of developing gum disease may be scary, but there are various ways to combat it. Read on to learn how genetics can increase your risk for developing gum disease and how you can fight back.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Getting a Dental Crown

September 4, 2021

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dental crown cartoon concept

When a king wears a crown, it’s merely for show. When a tooth wears a crown, it provides both cosmetic and restorative benefits. A filling may not be sufficient in some situations and could mean a crown is in the cards.

What’s the process for getting a dental crown? Does it hurt? How do you ensure that it lasts? Keep reading to find out more about this restorative procedure.

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How Weight and Sleep Apnea Affect Each Other

August 13, 2021

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Close-up of overweight person holding their belly

While there are many factors that can contribute to sleep apnea in Newburyport, weight is one of the most influential. According to the American Diabetes Association, the vast majority of adults with obstructive sleep apnea (about 60% to 90%) are also overweight. In other words, if you suffer from obesity, odds are that you are also struggling with a sleep disorder. And to make things worse, just as sleep apnea causes weight gain, weight gain can cause sleep apnea! Learning more about this relationship can help you break the cycle and improve your sleep quality along with your weight management.

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Why Do You Need to Get Dental X-Rays?

July 22, 2021

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Dental x-ray

A lot of the times when you go to a regular dental checkup, you are expecting to need a routine x-ray. But have you ever thought about why it is a necessary part of maintaining excellent oral health? If you aren’t in any pain, why would you need to go through the process of getting them done so often? Read on to learn more about dental x-rays, how they work, and the type of issues that your dentist is able to find as a result.

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5 Factors That Can Increase Your Risk of Oral Cancer

June 9, 2021

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dental checkup with dentist in Newburyport

Each year, nearly 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer. Because the best way to treat the condition is to prevent it from happening, it helps to know what the most common risk factors are. The better informed you are, the greater your chances of maintaining excellent oral health. As you continue reading, a dentist in Newburyport lists the 5 leading contributors to oral cancer.

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