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Little-Known Services that Dentists Provide

When we think of dentistry, we think of traditional dental procedures such as filling cavities, root canals, and getting our wisdom teeth extracted. Heading to your dentist for a routine dental cleaning or a toothache are just a couple of the many conventional treatments dentists can offer.  However, there are a few things dentists can do that you may not have considered. Here are a few little-known services that dentists can provide… Gum Disease Laser Therapy Traditional methods requiring a scalpel and sutures for periodontal therapy are a thing of the past. Laser treatment is the new normal. With laser treatment, there is reduced or no bleeding, minimized swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. The stress and…Continue Reading

What Real Patients Have To Say About This North Andover Dentist

At Dr. Demetriou’s dentistry office, our goal is to provide the best dental care for patients in the North Andover area.  We make it a priority to provide excellent, comfortable, and reliable oral care to our patients. Through the many services we offer, our patients walk away feeling healthy and confident in their smiles. Don’t take our word for it though. Check out what actual, real-life customers have to say about working with us. Jim My first visit to this office made me realize what I have been missing in my dental care before. My hygienist did a great job cleaning my teeth, but more importantly she spoke with me about habits that might be causing some of the dental…Continue Reading

You Can Have New Teeth In A Day!

Whether you’re losing teeth due to age or you’ve had a medical event that caused tooth loss, or damage to your teeth this loss can be difficult to handle. Not only can missing or damaged teeth cause a loss of self-confidence and esteem, it can also be harmful to your overall health. A lost, decaying or damaged tooth leaves behind an empty hole that creates an excellent environment for bacteria growth which can cause cavities, decay, and gum disease. In addition, any voids that your tooth might have previously filled can attract food particles causing bad breath and even more bacteria. Whatever the case may be, missing teeth creates an immediate need for a visit to your dentist. Gary C.…Continue Reading

Stop Teeth Grinding by Lowering Stress

Teeth grinding also known as Bruxism, is not necessarily bad when it’s done occasionally. However excessive teeth grinding can lead to tooth damage and may cause serious oral health issues if not addressed. Some examples of issues that can arise due to excessive teeth grinding are fracturing, loosening, or total loss of teeth. Unfortunately, when teeth are worn down severely due to teeth grinding you may need to see a dentist for bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, or event partial dentures. One of the problems with teeth grinding is that you may not even realize that you’re doing it. Since teeth grinding typically happens at night while you’re sleeping, patients are often unaware that it’s even an issue. If you…Continue Reading

5 Foods That Can Whiten your Teeth

Most of us know that there are certain foods that can stain your teeth such as coffee, tea, and red wine. On the opposite side of the coin, there are foods that can help whiten teeth over time. These foods are not only healthy for your body, but also quite helpful for your teeth. In addition, these foods are natural and easy to come by. Apples, Carrots, and Celery There’s a reason why mothers tell us to eat our fruits and vegetables. Apples, carrots, and celery act as a natural stain remover. They increase saliva production which is our own personal cleansing agent for the mouth. They also kill bacteria that causes bad breath. Most importantly, biting down on these…Continue Reading