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4 Surprising Risk Factors of Bad Oral Health

February 20, 2017

Is Alcohol Contributing to Periodontal Disease?

February 7, 2017

Chomping Habits

February 1, 2017

5 Surprising Foods for a Brighter Smile

January 24, 2017

Dental Habits for Babies

January 17, 2017

A Guide to Sedation Dentistry

January 9, 2017

If you are the type of person who hates the dentist, then sedation dentistry might be right for you. People who suffer from extreme anxiety and fear regarding going to the dentist can now opt to be sedated during the … Continue reading

Social Anxiety and Teeth Grinding

January 3, 2017

Thousands of people suffer from anxiety; in fact, it is fairly common for people to suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders usually affect the lives of sufferers in many ways and can be very difficult to manage. But, something … Continue reading

Dentists Finally Decide on The Proper Brushing Technique

December 27, 2016

When it comes to proper brushing technique, there are a lot of conflicting methods coming from different sources. Toothbrush companies say one thing, while your dentist may say another. Brushing in small circular motions, brushing in short strokes, which type … Continue reading

Could Fillings Become a Thing of the Past?

December 20, 2016

Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections. Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material … Continue reading

Osteoporosis and Oral Health

December 14, 2016

Having osteoporosis can affect more than just your bones. The treatment for osteoporosis as well as the disease itself can harm your oral health. If you suffer from osteoporosis, then it is important to let your doctor know about any … Continue reading

Recognizing and Treating Gingivitis

December 7, 2016

When we think about oral health, one of the major parts of our mouth that can cause problems is the gum. If gums become red and often bleed, it may be an indication of gum disease. There are two different … Continue reading

Saliva: The True Mouth Guard

November 30, 2016

Saliva is a big deal, especially when it comes to oral health. Saliva serves as a neutralizer in your mouth, it quiets enamel-eroding acids produced by bacteria in your mouth. It is your best line of defense against acids, sugars, … Continue reading

Watch Out For Fluoride

November 22, 2016

Fluoride is a must if you want healthy, strong, cavity-free teeth. Fluoride hardens enamel, which helps prevent your teeth from decaying. But fluoride, which can often be found in your town’s drinking supply, may suddenly be harder to find. Many … Continue reading

A Whistling Sound Could Be a Bad Sign

November 16, 2016

Whether you are getting a root canal, a cosmetic procedure, or a cap, there are risks associated with every dental treatment. For dentists, any procedure that deals with the contour or position of the front teeth could affect the sounds … Continue reading

Don’t chew on this: The hazards of ice are crystal clear

November 9, 2016

Ever have a bad habit that you just can’t break? Chewing on ice may be a habit that can break your teeth. Before you start crunching on the last bits of cubes left in your glass or reaching for ice … Continue reading

How to avoid 4 common oral health problems and keep on smiling!

November 2, 2016

Your smile is your best chance at making a great first impression. It’s the first thing people see, and it can be the key to opening a conversation, making a new friend, or even brightening someone’s day. So, if oral … Continue reading

Don’t Fall Asleep With Your Dentures In

October 26, 2016

Having dentures can be challenging, especially at first. Many patients have issues adjusting to the size, shape, and orientation of dentures. It may take awhile for patients to become accustomed to having dentures as well as the cleaning and care … Continue reading

Could Fillings Become a Thing of the Past?

October 19, 2016

Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections. Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material … Continue reading

Dental Care for Cleft Lip and Palate Patients

October 12, 2016

Patients who have cleft lip or palate face dental issues regarding the number, shape, size, and position of their teeth. Often times children with a cleft require more dental work to help correct teeth that may have come in malformed … Continue reading

What You’re Doing Wrong with Your Child’s Oral Health

October 5, 2016

It’s no secret that kids don’t always have the best oral health routines, which results in multiple cavities by the time they get into the dentist’s office. Some causes include: eating too much sugar, not brushing thoroughly enough, not flossing, … Continue reading

What Sickle Cell Anemia Patients Need to Know About the Dentist

September 28, 2016

A good healthcare provider always makes sure they have a full background on their patients, and it’s no different for dentists. As a patient, make sure that you are forthcoming with your dentist about any health issues you may have … Continue reading

Low Vitamin D Could Cause Cavities in Babies

September 21, 2016

Research done by a team at the University of Manitoba found that “low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are associated with the development of cavities in babies.” These findings were based upon a survey of 134 expectant mothers. The … Continue reading

Meth Mouth

September 14, 2016

It is widely known that drug use, including tobacco use, can cause tooth decay. The worst drug offender in ruining teeth, however, is methamphetamine. Meth is known as a powerfully addictive drug that can harm overall health, but it can … Continue reading

How to Naturally Relieve Sensitive Teeth

September 7, 2016

Everything from your eating habits to going outside can be painful when you struggle with sensitive teeth. For many, sensitive teeth means altering your lifestyle and habits. Luckily, there are a few easy and natural things that you can do … Continue reading

Can Wisdom Teeth Stem Cells Be Used to Treat Corneal Scarring?

August 31, 2016

A scarred or scratched cornea is a condition that necessitates immediate treatment, and it could potentially lead to permanent vision loss. As of now, the options to treat this scarring include donor corneas replacing the damaged one, or donor tissues … Continue reading

Tooth Decay May Prohibit Growth in Children

August 23, 2016

As children grow, it’s only natural that we go to great lengths as parents to ensure they become healthy and happy adults. Recent studies have shown that tooth decay may affect the way children grow up. These studies found that … Continue reading

Can mouthwash lower premature birth rates?

August 17, 2016

Pregnant women are at risk for gum disease because of hormonal changes in their bodies. Gum disease poses health risks to both the mother and the unborn child – but using alcohol-free mouthwash may lower the risk of preterm delivery! … Continue reading

Eating Disorders and Dentistry

August 10, 2016

Eating disorders are a serious problem in today’s society. More than 10 million Americans currently suffer from serious eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating. These eating disorders take a serious toll on your body as well as … Continue reading

What Childhood Gum Issues Could Mean

August 3, 2016

Gum disease can start much earlier than you think. In fact, gum disease can start as early as childhood. In order to keep your child’s mouth safe, be aware of what types of gum disease are most common in kids … Continue reading

Tea for Your Teeth

July 26, 2016

Many drink options can contribute to issues with dental health. Whether it’s the acid in fruit juices or the acid and sugar in soft drinks, it’s hard finding drinks that don’t harm teeth or, in fact help them. Tea is … Continue reading

Can Therapy Cure Dentist Fear?

July 18, 2016

For some people, fear of the dentist can be debilitating enough to prevent them from seeking the routine or even emergency care they need. As a result, these people are often in poorer oral health, as their lack of treatment … Continue reading

Natural Ways to Fight Tooth Decay

July 12, 2016

You may not have realized it, but one of the chemicals in your oral care product comes from nature, and is vital in helping prevent decay. The plant-based chemical, trans-chalcone protects against harmful mouth bacteria and prevents the build-up of … Continue reading

Learn how gum contouring and oral health are related

July 6, 2016

If you dislike your smile, there are many dental treatments that can be performed to change that. But, if you have high gums that give you the appearance of small teeth and a gummy smile, then laser gum surgery is … Continue reading

What is Your Mouth Trying to Tell You?

June 28, 2016

You may not realize it, but your mouth is probably trying to tell you something pretty serious after you turn thirty. Past the age of thirty you have a fifty percent chance of suffering from some form of gum disease. … Continue reading

The Importance of Space Maintainers

June 20, 2016

If your child loses a tooth prematurely than they may need a space maintainer to keep their teeth aligned while waiting for their permanent teeth to come in. Many kids who fall or get in accidents can lose a tooth … Continue reading

What Are Dentures Made Of?

June 15, 2016

If you are contemplating getting dentures, then there are a lot of things that you need to know. While pricing, fit, and care instructions are all important things to keep in mind when researching dentures, one thing you may want … Continue reading

A NEW SOLUTION TO ENAMEL LOSS?

June 8, 2016

In as little as 3 years, we may have a solution for worn-down enamel! Researchers in Japan are developing a film made from hydroxyapatite, which is an important mineral present in natural enamel. Researchers were not sure if it was … Continue reading

The Jury is Still Out on E-Cigarettes

June 1, 2016

Some cigarette users switch to the electronic version in hopes of reducing their addiction and adverse health effects. However, recent research warns that e-Cigarettes may be even worse for you than traditional cigarettes, and they don’t help you quit smoking. … Continue reading

Diet Soda Habit as Bad for Teeth as Meth Addiction, Study Claims

May 25, 2016

Ah, the crack of the bottle cap, the bubbly fizz, its refreshing nature, and zero calories to boot… diet soda can be addicting right? But is it possible to enjoy this delight without any side affects? A new study states … Continue reading

Could Fillings Become a Thing of the Past?

May 18, 2016

Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections. Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material … Continue reading

Oral Health Tips for Those Aged 40-60

May 11, 2016

If you’re between 40-60 years old, you have unique concerns with regards to your oral health. Here’s what you should be paying attention to. 1. Gum Disease Gingivitis is the first and only stage of gum disease that is reversible. … Continue reading

Ways that diabetes can affect your oral health

May 2, 2016

The body is an intricate network working together, so if one system is failing the others suffer as well. While it’s important for everyone to maintain proper oral health, diabetics need to pay extra attention to keeping their mouth healthy. … Continue reading

Travel Wise: Don’t Leave Home Without Following These Simple Dental Health Tips

April 27, 2016

Vacations can be relaxing, restful, and the best way to “get away” from it all. Traveling, on the other hand, can be stressful, tiring, and can leave you longing just to be home. Taking care of your health, especially your … Continue reading

Don’t Overlook Your Dental Health, Your Smile Is Important!

April 20, 2016

Think about how many times you smile a day, you see someone else smile, you see billboards with smiles or pets smiling, they are all around us when you stop and think about it. Our teeth and how they appear … Continue reading

Causes of TMJ Disorder

April 15, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you have TMJ Disorder (otherwise known as “TMD,”) the symptoms can include problems like popping, clicking, difficulty opening/closing, and chronic headaches. But what is it that causes the condition in the first place? … Continue reading

Keep That Smile! Calcium and Vitamin D Prevent Tooth Loss

April 11, 2016

Researchers at Boston University Dental School and Tufts University Nutrition Research Center have found that calcium and vitamin D have an affect on tooth health. Lead researcher, Dr. Elizabeth Krall, says that while “studies have shown calcium and vitamin D … Continue reading

How Your Genetics are Affecting Your Teeth

April 4, 2016

You may have stellar brushing, flossing, and rinsing habits, but it is genetics that plays the leading role in your oral health. About 60% of the risk for tooth decay comes from genetic factors. Tooth decay is the most common … Continue reading

Is Losing Teeth Related To Losing Other Functions?

March 29, 2016

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently published a study that showed people aged 60+ who had none of their own teeth performed worse in memory and walking tests than people who still retained their own teeth. Even after … Continue reading

Budget Friendly Options for Treating Sensitive Teeth

March 23, 2016

Having sensitive teeth can be a real bummer. It can prevent you from eating the foods you love and cause you pain. While it may sound pricey to treat sensitive teeth, there are a few simple things you can do … Continue reading

Carbs and Cavities: Understand & Beat Tooth Decay

March 16, 2016

Carbohydrates are an important part of a balanced, healthy diet, but they are also one of the main culprits in tooth erosion and decay. Since we can’t cut carbs out our diets completely we have to understand how the carbs … Continue reading

If You Found Something Weird in Your Mouth, It Could Be This

March 9, 2016

Human nature usually leads us to jump to conclusions. We get really nervous when we find a new lump, bump, or mole on our body, because we know it doesn’t belong, and it wasn’t there before. We tend to get … Continue reading

Beware of Brushing?

March 2, 2016

Too much brushing can’t hurt, right? Not exactly. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone brush their teeth at least twice per day. If you’re especially keen about taking perfect care of your teeth, maybe you brush after meals too. … Continue reading

The Scary Link Between Childhood Obesity and Tooth Decay

February 24, 2016

September is childhood obesity awareness month, and with childhood obesity on the rise, the issue really needs to be addressed. One of the issues that are often overlooked when discussing childhood obesity is the damage that is does to teeth. … Continue reading

What to Know About Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

February 17, 2016

For most adults the dentist can be a scary experience, so we understand your reservations about bringing your baby to the dentist. But, good oral hygiene starts young, and so do dentist visits. Your child should definitely make their first … Continue reading

It’s Like A Face Lift For Your Teeth!

February 10, 2016

In today’s world, there exist an abundance of treatments for the sole purpose of improving ourselves. It’s a fairly judgmental world we live in: from working out, to buying nice clothes, to feeling nervous about a crooked smile, everyday we … Continue reading

5 Apps to Benefit Your Dental Hygiene

February 2, 2016

Alright all you tech savvy smart phone owners: time to put your phone to good use in helping with your oral health! We all use our phones all day everyday, but did you know that among the millions of apps … Continue reading

Alternative Uses for Toothpaste

January 31, 2016

When you hear the word, “toothpaste,” you’re probably thinking about how to clean your pearly white teeth. Different kinds of toothpastes are made to remove stain, fight cavities, brighten your teeth, freshen your breath, and restore your enamel and reduce … Continue reading

New ways floss without floss: Now there’s no excuse to opt out!

January 27, 2016

When it comes to flossing, it’s not exactly the easiest thing to add organically to your routine. Sure, we are all told from childhood that flossing daily is crucial to oral health and preventing cavities/gum disease, and this is one … Continue reading

What Challenges Do Adults With Braces Face?

January 20, 2016

It used to be pretty rare for anyone other than teenagers to have braces, but in today’s society everyone with a crooked tooth or an overbite has the option to get it corrected with adult braces. Adults have a wider … Continue reading

3 Things to do in Concord in this Month

January 15, 2016

When it comes to fun, the winter months can sometimes fall short. Fortunately, there’s plenty to do in Concord this February while you wait for spring to arrive. Keep Winter 2016 blues at bay by checking out these local destinations. … Continue reading

A Breakdown of Dental Insurance

January 13, 2016

Why doesn’t my dental insurance pay for this? This is a frequently asked question when it comes to dental coverage. It is common for patients to be unsure of what their coverage actually covers and why they have certain limitations. … Continue reading

4 Unexpected Ways Your Diet Could Be Ruining Your Teeth

January 6, 2016

Everybody knows that eating sugar can cause cavities. But there are other, less obvious, ways your diet can negatively impact the health of your teeth. Unhealthy diet and immune system- If you don’t eat nutritious meals your immune system starts … Continue reading

Why Regular Flossing is Important

December 24, 2015

Dental professionals continually remind patients to floss daily because it is very important for their oral health and overall wellness. Why? Only floss can get between your teeth and underneath the edge of your gums to remove the germs that … Continue reading

What Other Surgeries Can an Endodontist Perform?

December 22, 2015

While endodontists are known as specialists in root canal therapy, they actually specialize in saving teeth by working with the inside of the tooth. Endodontists can do a variety of surgeries to save your natural tooth. One of these surgeries … Continue reading

What Are Dental X-rays For?

December 9, 2015

We all consider X-rays a normal part of routine dental care. But how much do you really know about them? X-rays are a diagnostic tool used by dentists during exams to detect damage, disease and decay. These pictures show the … Continue reading

3 Popular Places to Get Pie in Concord

December 8, 2015

Pie offers a delicious slice of life any time of year. In December, though, the offerings get even more enticing with special seasonal flavors. Delight your taste buds at your Concord pie paradise of choice with our 2015 best-of list. … Continue reading

Do You Know What a Prosthodontist Does? And How They Could Change Your Life?

November 30, 2015

  When meeting someone, the most prominent feature they notice is your smile. According to a recent survey cited by USA Today, 47% of people notice the smile on first impression, while only 31% notice the eyes. For centuries, artists … Continue reading

A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps…The Cavities Away?

November 25, 2015

  Wine lovers, rejoice! A study in Italy has shown that certain chemicals in red wine, called proanthocyanidins, have antioxidant properties that prevent bacteria from forming in the mouth. These beneficial chemicals are found in such foods as grapes, apples … Continue reading

How Dental Implants Can Change Your Life

November 17, 2015

Dental implants are titanium screws that provide a secure base for dental crowns. It’s important to remember a few factors before considering dental implants. If you have generally healthy gums and bones to support the implant, then you are probably … Continue reading

Getting Your Home Ready for Holiday Guests

November 12, 2015

Fall 2015 is entering its second half, and that can only mean one thing. The holiday season is almost here! Start preparing in November to allow for a less frenzied pace later. Follow our tips for preparing a lovely retreat, … Continue reading

Afraid of the Dentist? Read this.

November 5, 2015

Thousands of Americans suffer with poor oral health because of a serious fear of the dentist. It is not uncommon to be afraid of the dentist and it can be a serious issue that keeps people out of the dentist’s … Continue reading

Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Teeth?

November 3, 2015

Brushing your teeth should be a seemingly simple part of your daily routine. But, if while you are brushing you are doing any of these things then you could be causing more harm to your teeth than help. 1. Multitasking … Continue reading

4 Questions to Ask an Orthodontist

October 27, 2015

If you have decided to take the leap and get braces, then there are a few questions that you need to ask your potential orthodontic specialist before choosing them. 1. What is your experience? Before picking an orthodontic specialist, make … Continue reading

Professional Whitening Vs. Home Whitening

October 22, 2015

If you’ve made the decision to enhance your smile by whitening, you still have a lot of choices before you. You first have to start by deciding whether you want to whiten at home or have your teeth professionally whitened … Continue reading

Breast Cancer and Oral Health

October 19, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While you may see many people sporting pink bracelets, clothes, or even hairstyles, we have chosen to raise awareness by writing about the connection between oral health and breast cancer. More than 200,000 women … Continue reading

What Does Your Dentist’s Title Mean?

October 8, 2015

You have likely noticed the string of letters after you dentist’s name, but do you know what they mean? Well, we are here to clarify what that list of letters actually means. First of all, that string of consonants means … Continue reading

Exploring Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Autumn

October 7, 2015

There’s no more appealing season to explore nature than fall. Pleasantly brisk weather and trees bursting with rich autumn color make October the perfect time to hike, bike, picnic and get an up-close look at nature. Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge offers … Continue reading

Understanding Cavities

September 30, 2015

Nobody likes to hear the word ‘cavity’ when they visit their dentist. It may seem like bad news, but there is good news: You do have some control over the situation. Getting to really know what cavities are all about … Continue reading

Frightening Whitening

September 29, 2015

A recent BBC article unveils the dangers of teeth whitening when a dental professional does not perform it. Unless you have purchased an over-the-counter whitening system, or one from a licensed dentist, it is not recommended to receive teeth whitening … Continue reading

If You Dread the Dentist, Ask About These Treatments

September 23, 2015

Many people cringe at the thought of sliding into the dentist’s chair. For some people, even the idea of opening their mouth wide to the bright lights of the exam room is enough to make their hearts beat faster and … Continue reading

The Truth About Multivitamins

September 21, 2015

Millions of Americans take a daily multivitamin, but why? Most Americans pop the pill because they believe that it has an array of health benefits attached to it, but studies show that it may not be true. Whether you are … Continue reading

Are Cavities Contagious?

September 14, 2015

While this may come as a surprise, cavities are contagious. That’s right, just like catching a cold in the wintertime; you can also catch a cavity. While sugar is usually to blame for cavities and tooth decay, studies have shown … Continue reading

Step into the Past at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Fall 2015 is fast approaching. September weather and the promise of Halloween fun make this a great time to learn more about Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. In 1855, Concord purchased a 25-acre plot of farmland for use as a cemetery. Ralph … Continue reading

What About Your Pet’s Teeth?

September 9, 2015

Pets need dental attention too! While your general dentist is probably not qualified to take a peek in your dog’s mouth, that doesn’t mean that you should let your pet skip regular dental visits. Next time your pet goes to … Continue reading

Missing Teeth and Cardiovascular Health

September 2, 2015

A study done by the University of Helsinki found an association between tooth loss and cardiovascular events, diabetes, and death. The study found: • “More than five missing teeth increased the risk for coronary heart disease events and myocardial infarctions … Continue reading

How Gum Therapy Can Help Your Periodontal Disease

August 28, 2015

Periodontal disease is not as easy to fight off as the common cold. Periodontal disease is marked by inflammation and bleeding gums and loss of the connective tissues around teeth as a result of the presence of bacteria which are … Continue reading

Who is a Liar?

August 25, 2015

It turns out that a lot of us are liars. A recent survey found that more than a quarter of us admit to lying to our dentist about our flossing habits. To be frank, we’ve all been there. We’ve all … Continue reading

Common Signs of Teething

August 19, 2015

Your baby is growing up, and so are their teeth! According to the American Dental Association most babies develop their first tooth around six months of age. After that first eruption your baby will have a full set of primary … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Love Concord in the Fall

August 17, 2015

Fall is a beautiful season, and no place does it better than Concord. If summer weather has lost its appeal, you’re probably ready to trade in your August shorts for September sweaters. To help you get into the spirit of … Continue reading

3 Habits That Destroy Your Smile

August 12, 2015

According to a spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry there are a few things that you are doing that are destroying your teeth. Read on to find out what you could be doing that harms your teeth. 1. Brushing … Continue reading

The Rise of Oral Vaccines

August 4, 2015

Throughout history, vaccines have been a hot topic, especially lately. While vaccination is an efficient way to prevent infectious diseases, the rise of oral vaccines proves to be an even more efficient and cost-effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Oral … Continue reading

The Wisdom Behind Wisdom Teeth

July 29, 2015

Getting your wisdom teeth out usually means a few different things. While it’s a great opportunity to miss school or work, it can also result in pain. It can be especially painful for those of us who had to wait … Continue reading

Why the Emergency Room is Not a Good Idea for Your Dental Emergency

July 27, 2015

Accidents happen everywhere, even in Concord. If you’ve fallen or been injured in a sporting accident and broken a tooth – the first thing you might consider doing is going to the emergency room – especially if the situation involves … Continue reading

Fun Summer Camps in Concord

July 24, 2015

Help your kids make the 2015 school break a truly rewarding experience. Summer camp programs are available in Concord as alternatives to plopping in front of the video game console or TV. Don’t let your young ones miss out on opportunities … Continue reading

Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?

July 21, 2015

You go for a run three times a week, make it to spin class twice a week, and even squeeze in a kickboxing class on the weekend; so, you think you’re doing pretty good when it comes to being healthy. … Continue reading

Is Alcohol Contributing to Periodontal Disease?

July 15, 2015

While it is known that alcohol consumption can seriously affect your liver and other organs, what about your mouth? One study in the Journal of Periodontology, done by Brazilian researchers has found that alcohol can contribute to periodontal disease, commonly … Continue reading

How to Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

July 7, 2015

As a parent, you will always be concerned about the health of your child. You will do all the research on the healthiest foods for babies; you’ll study up on the best formulas, and look into the best car seats. … Continue reading

Concord’s Best Restaurants for a Home-style Meal

June 29, 2015

In 2015, many of us consider ourselves foodies. We clamor for reservations at the latest hot spots to enjoy dishes designed for sophisticated palates — with lofty price tags to match. Sometimes, though, we just want a stick-to-your-ribs meal consisting … Continue reading

Burning Mouth Syndrome: What You Need to Know

June 24, 2015

Have you every experienced a burning pain in your mouth for multiple days, months, or maybe even longer? If you have, you may be experiencing Burning Mouth Syndrome, here is what you need to know. While any abnormality in your … Continue reading

The Importance of Wearing Night Guards

If you clench and grind your teeth at night – you could be causing yourself a lot of problems. These problems can compound into other types of complications that affect more than just your teeth – they also affect your … Continue reading