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My Denture is Damaged! What Do I Do?

May 10, 2020

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Woman holding damaged dentures

Even though your dentures may seem like they will last a lifetime, sometimes they become damaged from general wear-and-tear. They endure plenty of stress and strain due to frequent chewing and constant pressure. The average denture last between 5-10 years. When they do become damaged, rushing to the dentist is not something you can easily do while you are still home in quarantine. However, you can’t keep going on when your dentures have been damaged. Read on to learn some tips from your dentist about what you can do until you can visit your dental office.

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Which Types of Toothaches Count as a Dental Emergency?

March 11, 2020

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Pained man holds hand to his face because of a toothache

Unfortunately, there are a wide variety of factors that can cause our teeth to hurt. Sometimes, the discomfort can be easily remedied with improved oral hygiene, better brushing practices, or quitting a bad habit. Other times however, that pain in your mouth could indicate a much more serious issue in your smile. Here’s how to tell if your toothache can wait until your next dental appointment or if you need immediate care from your Williamstown emergency dentist.

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How to Find the Perfect Family Dentist

February 20, 2020

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As a parent, chances are you’ve got a lot on your plate. Between taking your kids to school, sports practice, and their friends’ houses, you’ve got almost no time for yourself. Not to mention the fact that you have to take them to a pediatric dentist across town twice a year, which eats into your already limited free time. One way to save a little bit of time is by switching to a family dentist, or a practice that treats patients of all ages. Keep reading to learn the benefits of seeing a family dentist and how to select one that you and the kids will love.

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3 Medical Conditions That Can Be Warded Off With Dental Checkups

January 3, 2020

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person standing in their kitchen and crossing their arms

Have you put your routine dental checkup on the bottom of your priority list because you’re not convinced it’s necessary? Recent studies have unveiled the connection between oral health problems like gum disease and serious medical conditions, reaffirming the importance of getting routine preventive care from your dentist. Without regular cleanings and checkups, your risk of developing gum disease drastically increases, which can jeopardize your overall wellbeing. Read on to learn what medical conditions can easily develop due to gum disease.

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Treating Gum Disease Before It Causes Other Health Conditions

December 20, 2019

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bloody toothbrush laying in bathroom sink

According to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of two adults in America suffers from gum disease. It may not sound like it, but this condition is easily preventable and treatable, as long as the right precautionary measures are in place. With an experienced and highly-trained dentist by your side, even if gum disease has infected your mouth, you’ll be able to reverse the symptoms to restore your oral health. The key is to treat it sooner rather than later. Read on to learn more about gum disease treatment and why it’s important to tackle the issue as soon as you notice the signs.  

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Use It or Lose It: Using Your Dental Insurance Benefits

November 18, 2019

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Most dental insurance plans will reset at the end of the year. Have you done everything you can to maximize your benefits before then? Or are you about to lose hundreds of dollars that could have gone towards a healthier smile? If you want to get the most out of your insurance plan and keep your mouth healthy, read on to learn about the importance of seeing the dentist and using your benefits before January 1st.

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Chipped Your Tooth? Here’s What to Do

September 5, 2019

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man with a chipped tooth

It’s almost fall, but the weather is still a little warmer than you’d like it to be. So, you chew on ice sometimes to cool down. This is has never given you a problem before, until one day when you chomp down on the ice and it sends a jolt of pain through your mouth. You immediately spit out the ice into your hand and find broken pieces of your tooth! What should you do? Read this guide on how to handle a chipped tooth.

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How Dental Fillings Have Evolved Over the Years to Benefit You

August 26, 2019

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tooth-colored filling

Did you know that dentistry is one of the oldest medical professions? That means that it has had plenty of time to evolve and discover the best techniques for treating dental problems, including cavities. The history of dental fillings is complex, but the practice has evolved enough that modern fillings are painless and blend in with your smile. Let’s take a closer look at the history of fillings.

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How to Tell If Your Dental Implants Are Failing

July 18, 2019

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dental implants in williamstown

Missing one or more teeth can make life a bit of a pain. Your smile and your ability to eat and talk might not be the same as they were before you lost your teeth. Fortunately, dental implants offer a great way to replace your missing teeth and restore your ability to live your life to the fullest. However, there is a very small chance that your implant could fail. Let’s talk more about what to look for when it comes to a failed dental implant, and what your dentist can do to solve the problem.

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How to Know If You’re a Good Candidate for Dental Implants

May 22, 2019

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Your cosmetic dentist in Williamstown provides tooth-colored fillings for a flawless smile.

Dental implants are a great way to restore missing teeth and enjoy a better life. But how can you know if you’re a good candidate for implants? Important issues to consider are the condition of your teeth, your overall health, and your smile enhancement goals. Your implant dentist will work with you to arrive at the right solution for your needs.

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