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What is the Difference Between Bonding and Veneers?

What is the Difference Between Bonding and Veneers?

If you aren’t happy with your teeth, then both bonding and veneers can be very helpful for fixing the imperfections. If you want to change the appearance of your teeth, then you need to make sure that you have all the information available to you. Research the process and overall lasting effects of both bonding and veneers, so you can make the decision that is right for you.  Veneers A veneer is a thin shell that is placed on the front of the tooth. Veneers are custom-made for each patient, and are usually made from porcelain, which makes them all but indistinguishable from your natural teeth.  A dentist will start the process of fitting veneers by removing a thin layer…Continue Reading

7 Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth

7 Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth

We all know that there are some foods that can have a detrimental impact on the color of our teeth. Red wine, tea, coffee, and some sodas, for instance, are some of the culprits that over time, and without proper oral hygiene, can impact the color of teeth. There is some good news, though, as there are several foods that can whiten your teeth naturally. Here are the top seven foods that whiten teeth. Make sure that your diet is filled with them, as well as taking good care of your teeth, and you’ll be bound to see some results. Strawberries Although strawberries can stain a white shirt, they can actually work to help brighten your teeth. Strawberries are a…Continue Reading

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