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4 Common Misconceptions About Wisdom Teeth Removal

October 13, 2020

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Closeup of Attleboro family dentist tools with wisdom tooth

Did you know that roughly five million wisdom teeth are removed in the US every year? However, even though they’re one of the most common extraction procedures, there are still plenty of misconceptions about wisdom teeth removal. Learning more about how these third molars develop and why they’re commonly extracted can help you make the smartest decision for your smile. Read on as your Attleboro family dentist busts four popular misconceptions about wisdom teeth removal.

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Why a Good Family Dentist is Worth the Drive

September 18, 2020

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Family and dentist giving thumbs up

Juggling school schedules, extracurricular activities and playdates along with balancing work and keeping the house clean can make parenthood feel like an extra full-time job. Life’s busy pace can make it difficult to ensure every member of the family visits their dentist every six months for a routine dental exam and cleaning. This is especially true if the kids see one dentist while mom and dad see another. Fortunately, there is a simpler way! Keep reading to discover some of the benefits of finding a family dentist you trust.  

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4 Helpful Tips for Understanding Your Dental Insurance

September 1, 2020

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Dental insurance benefit form on desk

Do you know how your dental insurance works? Unpacking the details of your insurance plan may not sound exciting, but knowing the basics can save you money and help you maintain a healthy smile! From key terms to what types of procedures are covered, here are 4 handy tips to get the most out of your dental insurance.

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Regular Dental Cleanings

August 19, 2020

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young woman smiling at her checkup with her dentist

You’ve been told your whole life that you need to see a dentist twice a year for a teeth cleaning, but you already brush and floss every day. Isn’t that enough? Unfortunately, at-home oral hygiene is only half the battle. To maintain oral health in the long run, you also need to attend a dental checkup and cleaning every six months. If you don’t, then health problems could develop. Here are three things that can happen if you neglect to see your dentist on a regular basis.

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3 Reasons to Prioritize Dental Visits, Even During a Pandemic

July 21, 2020

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Woman smiling at the dentist

With new information being provided each day, it can be difficult to know what is considered safe or dangerous during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although your initial thought may be to postpone your routine visit to the dentist, it is important to prioritize your dental care to ensure your oral and overall health is in pristine condition. If you’ve found yourself wondering why bi-yearly visits are so important and if it is even safe to go considering the current climate, then read on for the answer from your dentist in Attleboro.

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Do You Experience Tooth Sensitivity? Read This

July 7, 2020

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Woman experiencing tooth sensitivity

Summer is in full swing, and few things sound as refreshing as an ice-cold glass of soda. As you take your first sip and feel the bubbly carbonation hit your tongue, you immediately feel your shoulders relax. Unfortunately, the peaceful reprieve is short-lived as you quickly feel a searing pain in your teeth from the cold beverage. Yet again, a moment ruined by your sensitive teeth.

Did you know that up to 52% of people experience tooth sensitivity? Whether it is from genetics, untreated tooth decay, or medication, read on for the common symptoms, what to do if it happens to us, and a useful tool that may help.   

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How To: Practice Social Distancing at the Dentist

June 23, 2020

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It’s safe to say that transitioning out of quarantine and starting a “new normal” in life has been quite the adjustment. Hunting for toilet paper, wearing a mask 24/7, and working from home more often than not is a daily reminder of that. Although following all of the guidelines was a bit tricky at first, now keeping a 6-foot distance almost comes naturally. Until you get to your dental appointment.

For many patients, their upcoming visit to the dentist can be a bit anxiety-inducing since they don’t know what to expect or how to follow the recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help ease your concerns, your dentist in Attleboro is sharing three ways you can practice social distancing at your appointment.

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When Do My Dentures Need to Be Repaired or Replaced?

May 18, 2020

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Attleboro dentist holds model of dental implants

Dentures in Attleboro are an excellent way to quickly and affordably restore your beautiful, functional, and completely intact smile. However, they unfortunately don’t last forever. Over time, they will begin to fail and will need to be repaired or replaced eventually. Here’s what you need to know about the lifespan of your dentures and what you can do to keep your smile healthy and strong for years to come.

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Fun Ways to Get Your Child Excited About Cleaning Their Teeth

April 23, 2020

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Children clean teeth with brushing tips from their dentist.

Due to the recent school closures, many kids are finding themselves at home all day. This means they are going to have more chances to sneak into the kitchen and grab a cookie or another sugary treat while their parents are distracted. As any Attleboro dentist will tell you, it’s a recipe for tooth decay, and it can only be stopped with regular brushing and flossing. But how do you get kids to enjoy keeping their teeth clean? The key is to make dental hygiene a fun family activity. Read on to discover four strategies that will help make your child excited about keeping their teeth clean. 

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Tips to Improve Your Oral Hygiene & Lower Your Risk of COVID-19

April 16, 2020

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Toothbrush, mouthwash, floss, and other oral hygiene products

You may be able to lower your risk of COVID-19 with a few simple changes to your at-home oral hygiene. The coronavirus is transmitted when infected respiratory droplets are dispersed via coughing, sneezing, and sometimes even breathing. Our mouths and hands both play a key role in how these infected droplets are received and spread, so it’s essential that we take extra care when cleaning our smiles every day. Your Attleboro dentist explains seven ways you can improve your oral hygiene to keep you and your loved ones safe from COVID-19.

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