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What Is the Difference Between Gingivitis and Gum Disease?

July 7, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 3:12 pm

Woman pointing to her inflamed gumsMost people don’t realize it, but your gums are just as important to your smile as your teeth. That’s because healthy gums are what keep your teeth stable and solid in their sockets. In fact, since your gums are the foundation of your oral health, gum problems can actually put you at risk for tooth loss. Even teeth with no cavities can fall out if they don’t have healthy gums to support them! But are you at risk for tooth loss if you have gingivitis – or is gum disease a bigger concern? In this blog, you’ll find out how those two conditions are different and also how they’re treated. Learn more today!


4 Reasons to Leave Orthodontic Treatment to the Professionals

June 30, 2018

Woman in dental chair holding cheek in painDo-It-Yourself or DIY is a huge trend in home décor, fashion, and cuisine, but what about oral health? Actually, DIY dental care is a bigger trend than many people know. A quick online search of DIY dental treatments will deliver some startling results. One of the most recent DIY dental care trends is at-home orthodontic treatment. While other DIY hacks may be less-than-effective, a DIY orthodontic fail can permanently impact your oral and overall health. DIY braces can be crafted from a number of materials including superglue, orthodontic wax, rubber bands, dental floss, and even paper clips. In addition to being potentially dangerous, they also look a lot less attractive than even the bulkiest bracket and wire braces. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the many things you should keep in mind before deciding to try orthodontic treatments or other cosmetic dentistry procedures on your own.

Suffering from Canker Sores? Your Dentist Gives Them the Boot!

May 17, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 8:46 pm

child canker sore on lipIt’s a beautiful spring day with a nice breeze blowing, but you aren’t able to enjoy it because you have a menacing canker sore in your mouth. This is a real damper because you won’t be able to drink or eat comfortably. You want to know what you can do about this and how to prevent it in the future, so read on, as your dentist gives some tips for protecting your oral health.


Your Dentist Comes Clean About the Different Types of Toothpastes

April 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 1:53 pm

assorted tubes of toothpastesWhen it comes to your oral health, you want to make sure that your efforts are maximized. Thus, you find it necessary to examine the different aspects of your oral care to ensure that you get the best results. Your local dentist is an advocate for your dental wellness, which is why he’s weighing in with information on one of the most commonly used agents for cleaning your teeth and preventing cavities – toothpaste. As you continue reading, he’ll explain the different types and their purposes, so that you can make educated decisions about which to use.


Bad Breath Got You Down? A Dentist Gives Causes and Solutions

March 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 7:42 pm

A man breathing fire breathIf you suspect that you suffer from bad breath, you’re not alone. Everyone has less-than-fresh breath at one time or another. It’s part of being human! Of course, that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth trying to improve. Bad breath can really affect your confidence in both professional and personal situations. That’s no way to go through life. As a dentist who has helped countless patients achieve fresh breath, we decided to write a blog about the causes and solutions of this potentially embarrassing problem. Keep reading to learn more!


My Oral Care’s Important – What Should I Avoid? Your Dentist Weighs in

February 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 8:37 pm

hand up denying cigarette offerThere are two major parts to your oral care that can protect your dental health if followed: preventive dentistry visits and practicing excellent oral hygiene. But, in addition to maintaining these very important parts of your regimen, there are some habits that you should try your best to avoid, the reason being that they can derail all your other efforts. So stay tuned as your dentist goes in depth on these possible roadblocks.


Finding a Dentist in Salisbury Just Got Easier with These 4 Tips!

January 13, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 3:20 am

family brushing teethIf you’re new to the area or just unsatisfied with your current dentist in Salisbury, we have a few tips and tricks to help you find your perfect dentist. By following this simple guide, you’ll be able to find the right dental practice that can meet your oral health needs in a comfortable and convenient way. Keep reading to learn more!


Your Dentist Takes You an Exploration into the World of Saliva

December 3, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 8:23 pm

man with mouth open cotton swabSometimes, the simplest things that are overlooked contain hidden powers. They exist in unassuming fashion, never making too much of a fuss, just going about their business. This phenomenon is quite common, and an example is saliva. This wondrous concoction of enzymes and minerals lives right in your mouth, no fanfare, just quietly helping you to maintain a relative degree of oral health. Your dentist is aware of the amazing properties of saliva and eager to share them with you.


I’m Clueless About the Jargon My Dentist Uses. Help!

November 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 9:39 pm

man screaming with glassesIf you’ve ever sat in the dental chair and felt overwhelmed by all the technical jargon, chances are you’re in the majority and not the minority. It’s just not normal conversation for most to discuss ‘quadrants,’ ‘numbering your gums,’ and ‘numbering your teeth.’ But, it’s refreshing to know that there’s a way to understand the terminologies that your dentist uses, which can only enhance your overall dental care experience.


Top 4 Things to Look for When Choosing a Dentist

October 2, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — newburyport @ 7:40 pm

dental appointmentThere are lots of reasons why you might have to look for a new dentist. Perhaps your old dentist is retiring, or maybe you just moved to a new area. Possibly, it’s been a few years since your last dental appointment and you’re ready to start taking your oral health seriously again. Whatever the case, you shouldn’t just open the phone book and pick the first dentist you come across. It’s important that you choose your dental care provider carefully so you get the top-notch attention and service you deserve. Here are four key things to look for when you’re choosing a dentist in Newburyport:


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