Are you considering visiting your dentist soon? Many people tend to think a regular dental appointment is typically meant to clean their teeth to regain their shine. However, the importance of routine dental checkups is much more than a simple polishing. Read on to learn seven crucial things your dentist performs during your regular visit!(more…)
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April 5, 2022
February 2, 2022
There are several reasons why dental fillings can fall out, ranging from biting into hard foods to newly formed decay around the teeth. Losing one can be alarming, and you might be wondering what you should do about it. No worries! Here are some of your dentist’s suggestions on how to handle a lost dental filling in East Longmeadow.(more…)
January 11, 2022
In the United States, 120 million people are missing at least one tooth. That’s over one-third of the population! Fortunately, dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth that allow you to eat, speak, smile, and laugh with comfort and without having to worry about them slipping around in your mouth. If you decide that you want to move forward with getting dental implants, there are several different kinds to consider. Read on to learn about the three types of dental implants to determine which one will fit you best.(more…)
December 15, 2021
When you’re pregnant, there’s a lot to think about. Between deciding what colors to paint the baby’s room, making sure to take your prenatal vitamins, and trying your best to maintain a diet that will keep the baby as healthy as possible, it can be easy to forget about maintaining good oral health. Read on to learn how pregnancy can impact your oral health and some tips to help you keep your mouth in good condition.(more…)
November 4, 2021
Reacting to unexpected occurrences is a major part of life, but it sure can be a lot more stressful than planning ahead and seeing the proverbial storm brewing on the horizon. Oral health is similar in that way. You need to put in a little more effort on the front end by brushing and flossing daily, as well as seeing your dentist every six months, but in the big picture that is so much easier than waiting until you have dental problems and then dealing with the fallout – hopefully not tooth fallout.
Preventive dentistry provides early detection of oral health problems, as well as other benefits. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in East Longmeadow.(more…)
October 4, 2021
Nutritional habits developed during childhood can stay with you into adulthood. That could pay dividends for your child for years to come, but in the near future, these smart choices can mean a lot for their oral health.
It’s easy for your child to end up eating too many items high in sugar and carbohydrates. Unfortunately, those tend to be cavity-causing foods. They supply fuel for bacteria to produce acid that attacks tooth enamel.
Keep reading to discover alternatives that will satisfy their snack cravings while not being so hard on their teeth.(more…)
September 19, 2021
At the mentioning of bedwetting, thoughts of a toddler or elderly person may come to mind. It turns out that younger adults can also suffer from the embarrassing problem. Sleep apnea can be a major contributor to nighttime accidents, but how? Continue reading to get the full details from your local sleep dentist.(more…)
August 28, 2021
A condition that affects millions of Americans, sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder that prevents people from getting the full benefits of their nightly rest. The most common form of the condition is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which refers to the full or partial blockage of the airway. In addition to preventing the person from getting adequate rest, researchers have discovered a link between weight gain and sleep apnea. Continue reading to learn how each factor can influence the other.(more…)
July 31, 2021
Do you constantly toss and turn during the night? Do you wake up feeling as tired as you did the night before? Do you struggle with daytime drowsiness? While it’s natural for expecting mothers to have difficulty sleeping, it warrants treatment if a sleep disorder is the culprit. After all, the interrupted breathing patterns associated with this complication could affect the health of your baby. With this in mind, keep reading to learn the effects of sleep apnea on pregnancy.(more…)
June 22, 2021
Have you lost most of or all of your teeth and use dentures as a tooth replacement? You may think that there is no point of going to the dentist on a regular basis anymore for cleanings and checkups, but that is far from the truth. Seeing your dentist is about much more than just your teeth. There are numerous reasons why you should still be heading to regular dental visits. Read on to learn a few of the most important.(more…)