How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments at our practice. Why is it so popular? It’s simple: most people experience stained or discolored teeth at some point in their lives, whether it’s from a coffee habit, aging, or a medication they’re taking. Before committing to teeth whitening, patients usually want to know how long their …

When Do You Need a Root Canal?

Root canal treatments are recommended whenever the pulp tissue inside a tooth is infected or inflamed. Although a tooth can also be extracted in these circumstances, a root canal allows us to save your natural tooth, which is the best possible outcome for your oral health. During a root canal procedure, the pulp is removed, the chamber and root canals …

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost in Holyoke, MA?

Do you want whiter teeth? Maybe you’ve noticed when you look in the mirror or see pictures of yourself that your teeth are looking a little dull or discolored. This is completely normal. Teeth yellow over time due to the things we eat and drink or other habits like smoking.  There are a variety of teeth whitening products available in …

3 Tips for Getting Used to Dentures

Getting dentures for the first time takes some adjustment. Anytime you introduce something foreign to the soft tissues of the mouth, such as getting braces, it can take some time to get used to. There may be some soreness and general discomfort. But once your mouth gets accustomed to the dentures you’ll likely find that you can eat and talk …

The Long-Term Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

Everyone knows that regular dental visits are important, but their benefits go far beyond simply preventing cavities. Here are some of the reasons you should make your routine dental visits a priority. When your mouth is unhealthy, it impacts your entire body. In particular, research has shown that gum disease is closely linked to cardiovascular issues and diabetes. It’s believed …

Traditional vs Implant Supported Dentures

Are you in need of full mouth teeth replacement? A complete arch or row of artificial teeth is called a denture (also known as a prosthesis). There are two basic types of dentures: traditional and implant supported dentures. Both options have their pros and cons. If you’re trying to decide which option would be better for you, consider this comparison. …

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3 Key Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

Do you brush your teeth with a manual toothbrush? Brushing is important to remove food particles and plaque from your teeth, and a manual toothbrush can do a pretty good job. Unfortunately it leaves a lot of room for error. It’s easy to miss spots and brush too hard or not hard enough.  These days dentists are recommending brushing with …

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4 Tips to Protect Your Teeth As You Get Older

Oral care can sometimes become more difficult as you age. What may have been sufficient in the past may not be enough to keep your teeth and mouth healthy throughout your lifetime. Aging brings about changes, such as a higher risk of health issues, an increase in medications you may take, and lifestyle changes. As a result, you’ll need to …

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Top 10 Causes of Bad Breath and How to Prevent It

Are you worried about having bad breath? It’s a common fear, because it is difficult to tell when your own breath is less than fresh. Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, can be caused by many different factors. But there are ways to prevent it and correct it.  Consider the top 10 causes of bad breath and learn what you can …

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5 Foods & Drinks Notorious for Tooth Discoloration

Do you want a bright white smile? Whitening treatments are some of the most commonly purchased dental products. Over the counter whitening treatments can help, but professional whitening treatments tend to give you better results.  But before you spend money on whitening products, you may want to consider what is causing your tooth discoloration in the first place. Here are …