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How Can You Treat Canker Sores?

February 11, 2020

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person with a canker sore on their lip

Having spots appear on your mouth and lips isn’t just unattractive, it’s also uncomfortable. Unfortunately, oral sores are a relatively common issue, and there are numerous different types. These include canker and cold sores that seem to take forever to go away. Because these can be so uncomfortable to deal with when you talk and speak, knowing how to ease your pain and get rid of them faster can help make your life a lot easier if you frequently get them. Read on to learn about different types of canker sores and how your dentist can quickly treat them.


How You Might Be Hurting Your Teeth Without Realizing It

January 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 6:15 pm
Busy woman chewing on a pen.

Is your oral health important to you? According to the American Dental Association, 95% of adults in the U.S. believe that good oral health is an important part of overall wellbeing, and 70% brush their teeth twice a day. Despite this, research reports that every year more than 15 million root canals are performed and over 20 million teeth are extracted to treat damage or infection. Why is this? Unfortunately, you can have the best dental routine and still be hurting your teeth on a daily basis! Find out how as your dentist outlines which bad habits to avoid for the sake of your oral health.


6 Causes of Bad Breath and How to Beat Them

December 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 3:57 pm
woman with bad breath

Have you ever leaned in to kiss your significant other, only to have them back away because your breath smelled horrible? If so, you’re not alone. Research has shown that more than half of American adults have had bad breath at some point in their lives. Here are six possible causes of bad breath, and how your dentist suggests you overcome it.


5 Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

November 5, 2019

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woman blowing her nose

It’s November, which means flu season is here in full swing. People all around you have started coughing and blowing their noses. Once you get sick, your dental health is probably the last thing on your mind. But having a cold or the flu can severely impact your teeth and gums in a negative way. A dentist is here with five tips to stay healthy during flu season.


Follow These Halloween Candy Tips and Protect Your Child’s Oral Health

October 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 2:48 pm
Halloween candy

Gummy bears, suckers, caramel apples, and chocolate bars can all be found in your child’s Halloween candy bucket. Beaming in bright colors, it is tempting to dive in and start grasping at your favorites, but if you want yours and your child’s teeth to remain healthy this holiday season, these Halloween candy tips can help ensure you both enjoy a few sweet treats while keeping decay away.  


“Why is There Blood in My Mouth?” 4 Questions for Your Dental Hygienist

September 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 5:22 pm

When you visit the dentist every six months, it’s not just for a cleaning and examination; it’s also a chance for you to learn about taking better care of your mouth, get yourself up to date with advancements in dental care, and ask about potential problems with your oral health. Here are 4 questions to ask your dentist or oral hygienist during your next appointment.


Gum Disease: The Progression From Gingivitis to Periodontitis

August 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 2:08 pm
person brushing their teeth

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly half of American adults suffer from the harmful effects of gum disease. That’s nearly 65 million adults that are 30 or older. This condition seems catastrophic, but it’s actually easily preventable with routine visits to your dentist and a good oral hygiene routine. Knowing how the disease progresses and catching it while it’s in its early stages can keep you from experiencing permanent symptoms. To learn more about this public health problem, keep reading.


Your Dentist Helps You Figure Out Which Kind of Toothpaste is Best for You

July 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 5:43 pm
Toothpaste and a toothbrush

You (hopefully) use toothpaste twice a day, but do you spend a lot of time thinking about which kind you buy? The various types of toothpaste available may seem no different than each other, but they’re each designed for a specific function. To help you choose which type of toothpaste is for you, your dentist has described each kind that’s available at your local drugstore.


Your Dentist Explains the Dangers of DIY Braces

June 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 5:22 pm
Smiling mouth with braces

If you’ve been told that you need orthodontic treatment, you’ve inevitably wondered if there’s a cheaper option than metal braces or Invisalign. A simple Internet search will result in hundreds of tutorials on how to straighten your teeth with superglue, rubber and hair bands, floss and even paper clips. Vloggers promise ways to fix your smile at home and at a fraction of the normal cost. If this sounds too good to be true, you’re right — DIY braces can actually cause further damage to your teeth. In this post, your dentist explains why you should always leave dental work to the professionals.


How a Visit to Your Dentist Could Impact Your Overall Health

April 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 12:03 pm

April has been set aside as National Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and the focus is on preventive care, and how it can contribute to preserving more than just your oral health. As you continue reading, discover how a visit to your dentist for preventive maintenance, which includes an oral cancer screening, could save your life!

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