September 3, 2015
Missing teeth can be detrimental to your oral health in many ways. It isn’t just an unsightly appearance that you have to worry about – we’re talking about keeping away harmful bacteria, too. You see, when there’s an open space in your smile, it’s usually the first place bacteria attack. And why wouldn’t it? It’s an open space with zero protection. This isn’t good news for anyone that has missing teeth. Most patients understand the appearance implications but fail to consider the health risks they’re posing to themselves. Any missing teeth that have not been replaced can turn a bad situation into an even worse one.
Our Boston, MA office specializes in supplying our patients with dental implants. In the past, bridges and dentures were the procedures of choice when it came to taking care of a missing-teeth problem. Today, it’s all about dental implants. They’ve overtaken dentures and bridges as the most preferred treatment for missing teeth. They offer many more benefits than bridges and dentures while providing maximum comfort for our patients. Dr. Share is the dentist federal district Boston residents can trust for maximum comfort with missing teeth using our restorative dentistry service.
June 26, 2015
Teeth whitening has become somewhat of a dental phenomenon. It has become incredibly popular, and for good reason. It’s universally valued by men and women alike and satisfies every budget, time frame and temperament. There are different reasons for wanting to receive teeth whitening treatment and not every patient’s is the same. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Jack Share and his staff offer whitening services in Boston, MA that will transform your smile into a bright, beautiful work of art to proudly show off. Learn more about teeth whitening and our other fantastic cosmetic services.
Teeth Whitening 101
So, what exactly is teeth whitening? It’s pretty basic: it lightens teeth and helps remove stains and discoloration. It’s among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can vastly improve how your teeth look.
How do teeth get discolored or stained? It’s a slow process, but one that never lets up.
• Tobacco use
• Drinking dark colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
• Not taking good care of your teeth
Virtually every patient who prefers a teeth whitening solution sees moderate to substantial improvement in the brightness and whiteness of their smile. However, whitening is not a permanent solution to discoloration.
Why Teeth Whitening?
Did you know during routine chewing, dentin remains intact while millions of micro-cracks occur in the enamel? That’s a lot of cracking. It’s these cracks that gradually fill up with stains, debris and other bacteria. Teeth whitening removes these stains and debris, leaving the enamel cracks open and exposed. Some of the cracks are re-mineralized via saliva, while others are filled up with organic debris.
Are there any benefits to getting your teeth whitened? You bet!
• It improves your appearance dramatically.
• It’s a self-confidence booster
• It improves attractiveness
• It is very affordable
• Whiter teeth are associated with beauty and a healthier lifestyle
• A whiter smile gives a youthful and energetic appearance
• It doesn’t have any harmful side effects on your teeth
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
A beautiful smile is the most eye-catching feature on your face. No longer do you have to suffer with discolored fillings, unattractive crowns, or stained, chipped and misshapen teeth. Even the most subtle changes in your smile can make a huge difference in the way you carry yourself.
Our cosmetic dentistry services include:
• Teeth whitening with Opalescence
• Tooth-colored fillings
• Cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers
• Caps, crowns and bridges
• Invisalign orthodontics
During your consultation, Dr. Share will evaluate your individual dental situation to determine the best course of treatment. Open and honest discussion with you is important, and he will sit down and go over your options.
Teeth Whitening Treatment Is Just A Phone Call Away
Are you ready to take your smile to the next level? Call our office and schedule an appointment so you can start receiving treatment from general dentist Dr. Share! We are privileged to serve families throughout Boston, MA including Brookline, Somerville, Winthrop, Lexington and the greater Boston area.
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.