March 15, 2015
How many metal dental fillings have you acquired? Many of us have managed to collect several metal dental restorations, especially if we first started receiving dental work many years ago. But recent studies have alerted patients to the many dangers and health risks associated with metal (silver amalgam) dental fillings. We share these concerns. That’s why we now offer new tooth colored fillings and metal dental fillings removal for decayed and damaged teeth. If you’re concerned about your long term dental health, schedule a tooth colored fillings appointment with Dr. Share today. Dr. Share is a highly skilled restorative dentist conveniently located in the heart of the Boston Financial District, now proudly renewing smiles daily throughout Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the surrounding communities.
The Problem with Metal Fillings
Amalgam is a combination of different metals that have been used in dentistry for over 150 years, and are still commonly used today. Amalgam consists of silver, tin, zinc, copper, and about 50% mercury. The problem is that mercury is a known deadly toxin, and prolonged mercury exposure has been linked to the development of serious neurological disorders, among other serious health concerns. Additionally, metal fillings can expand and cause tooth fracturing and new decay over time. Consequently, metal dental fillings can actually cause more oral health concerns than they fix.
The Tooth Colored Fillings Solution
Tooth colored fillings are made from composite plastic or porcelain and contain no metal whatsoever. They can attach to damaged teeth seamlessly, and will not expand or contract with temperature changes. They don’t conceal decay, and with proper care, can last a lot longer than their metal infused counterparts.
Don’t take chances with a mouth full of metal; schedule a tooth colored fillings appointment with Dr. Share today. Dr. Share is a trusted restorative dentist conveniently located in the heart of the Boston Financial District, now delivering quality care daily throughout Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the neighboring areas.
February 15, 2015
Many recent studies have shown that the health of your teeth and gums are a good indicator of your overall health. Gum disease is caused by plaque and tarter build up. Even if you brush and floss every day, some plaque will not be removed and will harden to form tartar. Only a professional dental cleaning can remove these harmful deposits. In the early stages, gum disease is usually painless, and many patients are completely unaware of its presence. In the more advanced stages, gum disease can cause sore and bleeding gums along with painful chewing and loosening teeth. Advanced gum disease has also been linked to more systemic medical conditions like heart disease, kidney disease and stroke. The only way to stop gum disease from wreaking havoc on your good health is preventive dental cleanings and comprehensive gum disease therapy. Make an appointment with Dr. Share for the gum disease therapy you need today. Dr. Share is a highly qualified general and restorative dentist conveniently located in the heart of the Boston Financial District, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the surrounding communities.
Will You Develop Gum Disease?
Gum disease is never harmless, but can range from simple inflammation to chronic disease. The two main stages of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. With gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen and bleed after brushing or flossing. Gingivitis can be easily treated with improved oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings. When gingivitis goes untreated, it can advance to the more serious form of gum disease, periodontitis. With periodontitis, your gums may pull away from your teeth and form deep pockets of infection. At this point, your body’s immune system will begin to fight the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response mechanisms will start to destroy your bone and the connective tissues that hold your teeth in place. In a short amount of time, the bones, gums, and tissues that support the teeth are left in ruins, ultimately resulting in the loss of your natural teeth.
Can Gum Disease Be Reversed?
In most cases, yes. Gum disease therapy focuses on controlling and eliminating infection. The number and types of treatment necessary to do this will vary, depending on how far your gum disease has advanced. All treatments require that you improve upon your daily oral hygiene routine. In addition, Dr. Share will use deep cleaning treatments like scaling and root planing, to remove the harmful plaque and tarter deposits. Scaling involves the gentle scraping off of tartar from above and below the gum line, while root planing smoothes out rough spots on the tooth root where bacteria accumulates, helping to remove the bacteria that contributes to the disease.
Don’t allow gum disease to ruin your good health. Preserve your natural smile by making your gum disease therapy appointment with Dr. Share today. Dr. Share is trusted throughout Boston, including the Financial District, Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and neighboring areas.
January 15, 2015
Protect yourself from the dangers of oral cancer. Over 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers in 2015. The five year survival rate of those diagnosed with oral cancer is only 64 %. That’s because oral cancer is usually found in the later stages since many patients fail to have the semi-annual oral cancer screenings they need to detect the disease in the earlier stages. However, when oral cancer is detected and treated early, positive treatment-related health outcomes are possible. Make an appointment with Dr. Share for the oral cancer screening you need to stay healthy today. Dr. Share is conveniently located in the heart of the Boston Financial District, and proudly restores smiles daily throughout Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the surrounding areas.
Who Needs Oral Cancer Screenings?
Recent studies have identified demographic and behavioral factors that contribute to the development of oral cancers. Male tobacco and excessive alcohol users over age 50 are the most at risk. Additionally, contraction of the human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease, has also been associated with oral cancer development. HPV-positive oral cancers are related to the increasing incidence of throat cancers in non-smoking adults.
What Do Oral Cancer Screenings Check?
- a mouth sore or irritation that doesn’t go away after a couple of weeks
- red or white patches anywhere in the mouth
- pain, tenderness, or numbness in mouth or lips
- a lump, thickening, spot, crust or small eroded area anywhere in or around the mouth
- difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your tongue or jaw
- a change in your bite or the way your dentures fit
Dr. Share uses the OralCDx BrushTest to painlessly diagnose suspicious spots in the mouth. The test uses a small brush to take a surface sample of an infected area which is sent to a certified lab for analysis. If your BrushTest shows the presence of abnormal cells, a surgical biopsy may be required to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Make your oral cancer screening appointment with Dr. Share today. Dr. Share is an experienced family dentist, proudly serving patients throughout the Financial District of Boston, MA, Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and nearby communities.
December 15, 2014
Is it hard for you to find a picture of yourself smiling? This may indicate dissatisfaction with your smile. If you have to hide your teeth because of cosmetic imperfections, Dr. Share has a quick and easy solution. Porcelain veneers can completely transform worn, discolored, chipped, or otherwise imperfect smiles. You shouldn’t have to hide your smile. Make an appointment with Dr. Share to transform your smile with new porcelain veneers today. Dr. Share’s office is located conveniently in the Financial District of Boston, MA, restoring smiles daily throughout Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the surrounding areas.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent, ceramic shells that can be easily color matched and bonded to your teeth to conceal cosmetic imperfections.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?
Porcelain veneers can correct a variety of cosmetic issues including:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Discolored and stained teeth
- Gaps and spaces
- Misaligned teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Disproportional teeth
How Long Does It Take to Get Porcelain Veneers?
The porcelain veneers process is very simple. First, make an appointment with Dr. Share for a dental exam and porcelain veneers consultation. Dr. Share will discuss your smile goals to determine if porcelain veneers are the best cosmetic solution for you. Next, your teeth will be prepped for the veneers, which may include a minimal amount of reshaping. Then, Dr. Share will take impressions and color-match your veneers. Once your veneers are ready, they will be placed and bonded using a low intensity curing light. You can now smile confidently with your new set of stain resistant and natural looking porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers can be completed in just two appointments. You can say good bye to long standing cosmetic dental concerns and hello to a brand new smile with porcelain veneers today. Make an appointment with Dr. Share for your custom porcelain veneers consultation. Dr. Share is a highly qualified restorative and cosmetic dentist, now proudly serving patients throughout Boston’s Financial District, Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and nearby communities.
November 15, 2014
If you, or one of your family members, has an immediate need to see a dentist, do you know who to call? You can call Dr. Share for immediate answers in a dental emergency. Dr. Share will walk you through any steps you need to take including coming into the office for treatment. The best way to be prepared for a dental emergency is to establish a relationship with an experienced and local dentist. Make an appointment to get to know Dr. Share for your family’s emergency dental care needs. Dr. Share’s office is conveniently located in the Financial District of Boston, MA, serving patients throughout Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the surrounding areas.
Emergency Dental Care Concerns
It’s always a good idea to prepare for the unexpected. Many of us know just what to do in case of a medical emergency, you go to a hospital. However, few hospital emergency rooms have a dentist on call. It’s important to already have a dentist that is aware of your family’s dental history and dental care needs. Although dental emergencies may not be life threatening, they can be incredibly painful and even lead to permanent tooth loss. Problems like toothaches, broken or chipped teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, broken fillings or an injured jaw need the attention of a qualified dental professional. Often, the only way to correctly identify and treat your dental problem is with a dental exam and x-ray.
Emergency Dental Care in Boston, MA
Although, Dr. Share is available to his patients anytime they need emergency dental care, the best way to prevent dental emergencies like toothaches, is to visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and cavity prevention. Make an appointment with Dr. Share today to prepare for your family’s emergency dental care and preventative dental care needs. Dr. Share’s office is conveniently located in the Financial District of Boston, MA, serving patients throughout Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the surrounding areas.