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PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings. To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visits to the dentist at regular intervals determined by a…

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WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE COMPOSITE FILLINGS

When considering tooth fillings, one of the options available are composite fillings which are made from durable plastics that are similar in color to natural teeth. Because the composite fillings are tooth-colored, they look more natural and are less noticeable compared to other types of fillings. Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they are compatible with sealants allowing your…

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THE POWER OF IMAGERY IN CREATING EXCEPTIONAL PATIENT EXPERIENCES

Dentists have a marketing problem: people understand that oral care is valuable to their health and well-being, but they are often afraid to visit dental offices. Drills, picks, knives, and scary-looking machines can lead to fear and anxiety, so practitioners need to be proactive about transforming their offices into more calming environments. Major patient care advances have been made in medicine,…

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DENTAL SEALANTS

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth – especially those back teeth which are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide. Still, there’s another safety net to help keep those teeth clean. It’s called a sealant,…

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TOOTHBRUSHES

There have been multiple studies comparing the effectiveness of manual brushes as opposed to electric brushes. Although not all electric brushes are the same, these studies conclude that in general electric brushes are more efficient in controlling plaque than manual brushes. Theoretically, you can do a very good brushing with a regular hand brush, but the movements of an electric…

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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Even though children often seem as just small adults, their patience and cooperation can be largely compromised during a dental exam. Pediatric dentists are specifically trained to know how to examine and treat children in ways that make their experience at the dental office relaxing and fun. This is often achieved by special office equipment and decoration which is designed with children in mind. A pediatric…

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DELTA DENTAL IS CHANGING – HOW WILL IT IMPACT YOU?

You may have seen a recent Boston Globe article that discussed a major rift between dentists and the largest dental insurer, Delta Dental. In an effort to attract more budget-conscious consumers and businesses, Delta rolled out a new low-cost plan that could potentially lower the amount of money practitioners would earn per patient visit. The good news is that Boston…

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DENTAL HEALTH AND YOUR DIET

Is your diet wrecking your teeth? Although sticking to raw foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, sounds like the healthiest choice, your oral health can suffer greatly. Despite the sugars in fruit being natural, when they make their way into your mouth, there is no difference between the sugars from fruit and the sugars from chocolate or sweets.…