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5 Tips to Find the Right Andover Dentist

Whether you’re just moving to Andover, Massachusetts or you’re a local trying to find a new Dentist, there are several avenues you can take to find the best dentist for you and your family. When looking for a Dentist, it’s important to consider your needs first. Do you have small children? Do you have an atypical work schedule? Do you have specific oral health care needs that would require you to see a specialist frequently? These are just a few questions you would likely need to answer. Additionally, there are other factors to consider like health insurance, location, and more. In this article, we’ll discuss how to research and find the right dentist for you in Andover, MA. #1 Contact…Continue Reading

An Overview of Dental Bridges

Dentistry as an industry has made great strides in oral health care. Techniques, tools, and technology have all contributed to the evolution of Dentistry. For example, if you lost a tooth or are missing teeth, did you know you can have new teeth in just one day? Did you know that Dentistry utilizes laser therapy? Botox has been one of the newest trends in the 21st Century, and Dentistry has also incorporated botox into available oral care treatments. It’s phenomenal how much positive impact a good Dentist can make on the quality of your life. In this article, we’re going to discuss the invention of the dental bridge and how it can literally fill in the gaps between a few…Continue Reading

What to expect at your bi-annual teeth cleaning visit

If you’ve visited our office lately or read any oral care articles, you are aware that we recommend visiting your dentist at least twice a year. The purpose of these visits are two-fold. It’s important to maintain your teeth to make sure they are healthy and at their best, but it’s equally important to avoid serious conditions such as gum disease. Much like the annual physical with a primary care physician, your bi-annual dental visit ensures that your mouth is running at optimum efficiency. The other benefit to visiting your dentist twice a year is that you’ll be able to catch medical issues often before they develop. As they say, preventive care is better than curing ailments. Consequently, we work…Continue Reading

What to do about Tooth Ache

Toothache is a dreadful pain. Having that throbbing feeling of non-stop pain in your mouth that you can’t really soothe can be debilitating. Maybe you’re dealing with a sore and tender mouth, throbbing gums, and even headaches. Whatever the case may be, a toothache can be a sign of a serious problem and you should schedule an appointment with your Dentist to get it checked out. But until then, here are some things you can do at home to ease the pain. Try a Salt Water Rinse Swish around warm, salty water in your mouth. It helps! A good rule of thumb is to use a ½ teaspoon of salt for every 8 ounces of water. It doesn’t have to…Continue Reading

What to do Before Your Scheduled Teeth Cleaning

Most people have their teeth cleaned twice each year, and sometimes more frequently if problems arise. In order to get the most out of each of your dental cleanings, there are a few things you can do which will make the experience more productive and more beneficial for you. Don't bother brushing This may sound odd, but it's generally better if you don't brush your teeth before visiting your dentist. If you've recently had a meal before going to the office, it's likely that food will be caught somewhere in your teeth, and may still be there at the time of your cleaning. This will show your dentist exactly where your problem areas may be, and where food routinely would…Continue Reading