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How Dentist Clean Teeth

How Dentist Clean Teeth

Taking good care of your mouth and dental health means more than brushing and flossing a few times a day. For complete, all around care, it’s important to visit a dentist at the recommended every six months for a regular checkup and professional cleaning. The first and likely most important step is to find a dentist with whom you feel comfortable, and then schedule an appointment. This might include finding a place with good prices, or perhaps somewhere close to home.How Dentist Clean Teeth There are different ways to clean teeth, and you may be offered differing methods for a deeper clean. Listen to the services available and always go with the dentists advice. Clean and Polish This is a…Continue Reading

A Top Rated Andover Dentist: What Patients Are Saying About Dr. Demetriou

A Top Rated Andover Dentist: What Patients Are Saying About Dr. Demetriou

Looking for a top rated Andover dentist? Look no further than us. We’ve helped to put a smile on the face of hundreds of patients and have received many glowing reviews over the years. Here are just some of the kind words we’ve received from patients and why you should choose us as your top rated Andover dentist.  "Best experience I’ve had at a dentist" ‘Best experience I've had at a dentist. Entire staff is professional, courteous, and very accommodating. Office is very inviting also. 10/10’ – Theodore Anastopoulos "I would recommend to everyone!" ‘The staff here is so wonderful! The two hygienists I've seen have been extremely gentle and quick. Going to the dentist is typically a “chore”, but…Continue Reading

What is Dry Mouth and How to Treat It

What is Dry Mouth and How to Treat It

What Is Dry Mouth?  Dry mouth, known medically as Xerostomia, occurs when the salivary glands found in the mouth, do not make enough saliva to keep it wet.   Though dry mouth is often nothing to be concerned about, it can be quite annoying and make you feel uncomfortable.  The lack of saliva in the mouth can also have an impact on other areas of your oral health and affect your everyday life and enjoyment of food.  Common Symptoms The lack of sufficient saliva in the mouth can lead to a number of symptoms including: Bad breathYour mouth feels dry or stickyDifficulty chewing and swallowingDecreased appetite Sore throat and hoarseness (you may have difficulty speaking)Cracked tongue and lipsDentures becoming uncomfortable to wearTooth…Continue Reading

What To Do When A Dental Emergency Occurs?

What To Do When A Dental Emergency Occurs?

Unfortunately, accidents happen. In our society, we’ve been fortunate enough to have an infrastructure in place to address medical emergencies such as Urgent Care Facilities and Emergency Rooms. We’ve also been taught how to assess and manage minor medical events to the point where, on average, every household owns emergency medical supplies in some form or fashion. The bottom line is, we know what to do in case of a medical emergency. However, when it comes to dental emergencies, most people are not so knowledgeable. In this article, we’ll discuss what constitutes a dental emergency and what to do about it. What is a Dental Emergency? In general, any experience that leads to profuse bleeding, severe pain, or a lost…Continue Reading

3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Oral Hygiene in 2020

3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Oral Hygiene in 2020

When a new year comes around, we tend to make declarations and resolutions. We do this to improve various things about our lifestyles, to reach our goals, and to ultimately become better versions of ourselves. New Year’s resolutions often include losing weight, starting a new business, learning more, and many other positive, life-affirming activities. Unfortunately, oral hygiene often takes a back seat to other more attractive resolutions like visiting a foreign country, for example. But today, we encourage you to include oral hygiene in your quest to improve your life! It will be a huge benefit in the present and in the future. Here are three things you can do to improve your oral hygiene in 2020. Upgrade your toothbrush.…Continue Reading