Share That Smile Blog
March 17, 2019
The summer months are meant for road trips with friends, camping trips with family, music festivals and more. Of course, you will want to take plenty of photos to document and share all the happy memories being made – unless you are afraid people will notice the chips, cracks or stains in your smile. Minor dental flaws can be a major source of embarrassment and make it difficult to feel comfortable smiling or laughing around others. Thankfully, there is a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can deliver a complete smile makeover. Here are 4 ways to achieve a beautiful smile you will be eager to show off this summer.
February 13, 2019
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month in Boston. This means it’s a great time to know more about this serious condition that affects 85% of Americans. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to problems such as inflamed gums, tooth loss, and bone degradation. Gum disease is also linked to serious illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. Fortunately, gum disease almost always responds to prompt professional treatment.
January 28, 2019
Teeth whitening in the financial district of Boston is a perfect way to restore your smile to its past glory. Prescription whitening dissolves tooth stains at the molecular level, something that over-the-counter products like whitening toothpaste cannot do. To enjoy the most benefits from whitening, it’s important to watch what you eat and drink for 48-72 hours afterwards. Otherwise you may unintentionally set yourself up for further staining.
December 15, 2018
You got that DNA test for fun, to learn more about your ancestors and yourself. When you get your results back, it can be confusing. What do the health results mean? How accurate are these predictive tests for oral health?
Some of these genetic tests claim to detect a number of markers for periodontal disease and oral cancer. However, the American Dental Association (ADA) has stated that an accurate predictive test for dental cavities and periodontal disease currently does not exist. According to the ADA, no single gene to date has been identified to predict the predisposition for periodontal diseases. Rather, it is the combination of your genes with your lifestyle choices, such as smoking, that contributes to your real risk for oral diseases.
Basically, your results aren’t a crystal ball. They can provide some insight, but you can control your oral health through your oral hygiene in Boston. (more…)
November 19, 2018
The last thing anyone wants is to see a dentist in Boston for emergency treatment during the holidays. After all, the yuletide season is all about fun, food, and families, not cavities and discomfort. With that in mind, here are some tips for keeping your teeth and gums healthy from now until the end of the year.