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How to Protect Your Smile as You Recover from COVID-19

March 24, 2020

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A woman sick with COVID-19.COVID-19 has the ability to cause mild to severe symptoms, including a dry cough. While these symptoms can be similar to a flu, it’s very important to seek medical attention if you experience fever, cough or difficulty breathing. In the meantime, you may reach for cough medicine in order to ease your symptoms, but the type of cough medicine you choose matters as many products out there do not take your oral health into account. When choosing cough medicine, it’s important to keep these points in mind.



Why Is My Dental Implant Loose?

January 10, 2020

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dental implantIf you’ve lost a tooth, you can enjoy the next best thing to what nature gave you using dental implants. Over 500,000 people per year turn to them because they are the most reliable option to replace missing teeth. Unlike any other treatment, they replicate the entire tooth structure, including the root. This gives you a solution that can last for a lifetime. If your dental implant feels loose, this is a red flag that there’s a serious problem brewing in your mouth. Here’s what you need to know to save your dental implant.

Can You Get Dental Implants with Low Jawbone Density?

December 18, 2019

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Dental implants in jawWhen there’s a gap in your smile, dental implants often seem like the best option for filling it compared to less stable restorations. However, you may have heard that the process is much more likely to fail if your jawbone has lost some of its density. Chances are you’ve already suffered from such bone loss if your tooth was lost a while ago – but this doesn’t necessarily mean implants are out of the question! Read on to learn more about the latest research into the link between bone density and dental implant success.


Dental Implant Pain: Is It Normal or a Cause for Concern?

November 18, 2019

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Dental Implant PainIt’s been two weeks since you’ve received your dental implants. As per your dentist’s instructions, you’ve been using painkillers and cold compresses to keep your discomfort to a minimum. However, you’ve noticed that your pain doesn’t seem to have gotten better; in fact, it’s just as persistent as ever. Do you need to make an emergency appointment? It’s important to know what kind of dental implant pain is normal as well as when it’s pointing to a severe underlying problem; read on to learn the difference.


Use Your Dental Insurance Before It’s Too Late!

October 20, 2019

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Woman smiling Did you know that each year, over 100 billion dollars’ worth of dental insurance gets wasted? That means millions of people are wasting their hard-earned dental benefits. Plus, the worst part is that they don’t even know this is happening! Thankfully, a periodontist in Concord has some easy tips on how you can maximize your insurance coverage. Keep reading to learn how you can save money on your dentistry before the end of the year.


The Truth About Vaping and Dental Health

September 22, 2019

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Electronic cigarettesAt first, e-cigarettes were advertised as the “safe” version of regular smoking, but in recent times, it’s become incredibly obvious that this isn’t the case. Multiple studies have found that vaping can have devastating effects on your health – and when it comes to your mouth, they might even be more dangerous than traditional tobacco use.


Ill-Fitting Dentures? Stabilize Your Smile with Dental Implants

August 11, 2019

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All-on-4Dentures are a popular choice to treat complete tooth loss in one or both arches because they are convenient and effective. Now, new materials and methods enhance their comfort and fit to restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile confidently; however, they will always have their limitations. If dentures didn’t give you the results you want, you can permanently eliminate slipping and irritation with dental implants in Concord, MA. You can stabilize your denture to enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth.

Why Do I Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?

July 18, 2019

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dental implant in jawboneIf you’re missing teeth, you’ve heard about dental implants in Concord, MA because they closely mimic the entire structure of a lost tooth. They are also the most reliable tooth replacement option. In fact, they have over a 95% success rate to last for several decades. Their long-term success begins with having the right foundation. Your jawbone must be able to support the posts. If you’ve lost density in your jaw, you may need bone grafting before having your implant posts placed. Although it is an extra step in your treatment plan, it’s time well spent to ensure your new smile lasts.

Want the Best Quality For Your Dental Implants In Concord, MA? See a Specialist!

June 24, 2019

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Image of an implant in the bottom jawIf you were investing in major house renovations such as putting in a new kitchen, you would want to hire a contractor who specializes in kitchens rather than a general handyman, right? You can think of getting dental implants in Concord, MA the same way. This outstanding tooth replacement option is one of the best investments you can make in your oral health, so it’s worth it to make sure it’s done right the first time by seeing a periodontist. Having this type of specialist perform your implant procedure is unquestionably in your best interest – keep reading to learn more!


Preparing Your Mouth For Dental Implants in Concord

May 11, 2019

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dentist talking to patientAre you excited to get your missing teeth replaced with one of the most advanced dental procedures out there? Dental implants in Concord will offer you a slew of benefits that traditional restorations can’t. Keeping up with your gum health and preparing for your big surgery in advance can reduce your risk of complications and infection. Read on for some tips on how to get ready for your implant placement. (more…)

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