Consider Invisalign In Your Journey for a Beautiful Smile

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An attractive woman smiles proudly with straight white teeth. Caption: Ask us about Invisalign for a gorgeous new smile with beautiful straight teeth.

When it comes to achieving a picture-perfect smile, it’s easy to feel like your teeth are inadequate. This is especially true if they aren’t as dazzling white or perfectly straight as those you see all over social media. As a result of this, it’s easy to struggle with your self-esteem and feel uncomfortable about your appearance.

The good news is that when it comes to most alignment issues with your teeth, most of the time it’s fairly easy to correct.

For instance, if your teeth are not as straight as you would like them to be, then you may have thought about getting braces to straighten them or using Invisalign to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. While most people have their teeth straightened during their teenage years, that doesn’t mean that it is not possible to have your teeth straightened once you’re older.

Until fairly recently, there was only one method of teeth straightening available: the use of metal braces. However, in recent years, thanks to advancements in 3D printing, a new option has become available – teeth straightening through the use of ‘invisible’ braces made from strong plastic molds.

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What smile types can be corrected using Invisalign treatment? 

What’s great about the use of clear braces, such as Invisalign, is the fact that the new technology has been designed to meet the needs of varying smile issues. So whether you have an overbite, an underbite, or a crooked smile, Invisalign should be able to help alter it and move your teeth back into a straighter position.

Overbite: Upper front teeth close in front of the lower teeth Underbite: Lower teeth protrude past upper front teeth Crossbite: Upper and lower jaw don’t line up 

  • Gap Teeth: Extra space between teeth 
  • Open Bite: Top and bottom teeth don’t meet 
  • Crooked Teeth: There isn’t enough room in the jay for teeth to fit normally 
  • Generally Straight Teeth: When you just want small adjustments for a more beautiful smile Mix of Baby and Permanent Teeth: Beginning orthodontic treatment for children with adult teeth coming in among baby teeth

How do you know if Invisalign is a good option for you? 

When it comes to determining whether Invisalign treatment is a good option for you, please contact us to come in for a consultation. We will discuss your goals for your smile and advise the best course for you. We will help you consider the cost and the time the treatment will take to work effectively.

Invisible braces are great if you’re someone who gets self-conscious, as when they’re in place, they’re barely visible, hence the name. Most people have to wear Invisalign braces for between one and three years to see the finished result, however, some people only need to wear them for six to 18 months. The time period braces are required for is determined by how your personal type of correction is needed.

We will be happy to meet with you and answer all your questions about Invisalign invisible braces. Please contact us to request an appointment today.

All Your Dental Needs Met By Top Dentists

Team of Top Dentist at Dental Partners of Boston

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We at Dental Partners of Boston pride ourselves on being able to service all of our patients’ dental needs. Our team of highly experienced dentists and specialists in several aspects of dental services have been named as Top Dentist by Boston Magazine. This list is carefully curated and includes general dentists and specialists. No matter what your needs are, Dental Partners of Boston can provide you with the best dentist to suit your dental needs.

When coming to our facilities, you can consider it a one-stop-shop to all your needs. We offer many dental services like teeth whitening, CEREC single-visit crowns, total smile makeovers, dental bonding, dental implants, dental veneers, Invisalign braces, lumineers and teeth-colored fillings just to name a few.

Our top-rated dentists and dentistry specialists also offer all types of dental implants like bone grafts, immediate dental implants, peri-implantitis, and LAPIP as well as sinus lifts. Of course, we offer preventive services like comprehensive oral exams, teeth cleanings, digital dental x-rays, non-surgical periodontics, oral cancer screenings. We understand a lot of these procedures and preventative measures will go more smoothly if patients are more knowledgeable about caring for their teeth before and after procedures. For this reason, we also offer home dental education so you can keep up with your teeth between dentist visits.

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If you suffer from a special condition like gum recession, gum depigmentation or need to go under oral surgery, pinhole surgery, pocket reduction surgery, periodontics, and gum therapy as well as prosthodontics, root canals and TMJ disorder treatments, we at Dental Partners of Boston have the tools and expertise to treat you.

The best thing about our comprehensive practice is the fact that we have gathered some of the most talented teams of professionals that are mainly focused on exemplary patient care. Our practice is committed to providing excellent and quality dental care, making us one of the most effective and well-regarded dental practices in all of Boston.

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“I a new patient, beautiful office space, friendly staff and felt very safe. Dr. Mujica is warm, friendly and explains every step of the procedure! She does not rush, asks if you have any questions and has such a nice soft touch with her hands. Dr. Mujica loves what she has been trained to do, and clearly the best dentist I have ever been to. Thanks so much!” – Steve S.

We have implemented resources to streamline your doctor’s visit like the option to pay online as well as a form for you to request an appointment. We proudly have two locations: one is our Prudential Center office and the other is our Charles River office. Our appointments are available anytime between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Our dentists have over 45 years of experience and it shows. Book an appointment with us or give us a call for your next dentist appointment.

Are You Hiding a Chipped or Broken Tooth?

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A woman holds her hand over her mouth while taking a selfie. Caption: Stop hiding your smile! Contact us about fixing your chipped or broken tooth.

For all the wonders of modern dentistry, one of the biggest challenges dentists face in 2020 is trying to soothe those who feel unable or unwilling to accept dental treatment. Many believe that certain problems they encounter are issues they just have to live with, lest they have to encounter extensive reconstructive work.

But the truth is, today modern cosmetic dentistry is more nuanced, exacting, and welcoming than ever. Through careful attendance of a patient’s dental environment, we can resolve even the smallest and seemingly inconsequential of issues, even those in need of thorough reparative procedures.

Many seem to believe that living with a chipped or cracked tooth is part of the normal wear and tear that life gives us all, but that needn’t be the case. In fact, cosmetic dentistry can help repair or replace a chipped or cracked tooth with care, efficiency, and finality. Cracks or chips can happen to anyone.

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“My ’emergency’ visit earlier today could not have been better. I was ‘fit in’ to a very busy schedule and was taken care of just as though I had been expected for an appointment. Everyone was personable and efficient and thoughtful. Dr.O’Toole came through…. yet again!!! THANK YOU.” -Rosaria S.

Cracked Tooth

There are three common treatments we utilize for cracked teeth. Veneers are used to remedy minor tooth damage while dental implants and root canals are two treatments used for major tooth or teeth damage and repair.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are used to help strengthen and cover cracks on the front surface of the tooth, while dental crowns are utilized for other crack orientations. The use of composite resin and laser reaction to help fill and seal a minor crack with care. Both procedures are quick, easy, and help completely resolve the aesthetic and functional issues of minor dental cracks.

Dental Implants

If your cracked tooth is too deeply worn and cannot be restored, dental implants are another option, so as to protect against further nerve damage and infection. A titanium post is installed to the jaw and from there a dental crown ensures the tooth looks and functions as a natural replicant. This can help completely restore your dental health and will thoroughly repair your functional dental strength.

Root Canals

A root canal is a thorough procedure in which protecting the health of your dental environment is a must. If the crack is too deep it may begin to affect the interior pulp, and that can prove to be a problem. Cleaning the nerve chamber and cleaning the potential infection will restore strength to your tooth and ensure no further complications are caused. A crown is then applied to replicate the natural whiteness of the tooth and strengthen its exterior.

Chipped Tooth

Chips are much more common than cracks, although they may be less serious.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is the process of using the aforementioned composite resin to properly mold and shape your cleaned tooth back to its natural state. This can help anyone restore their natural smile without intensive or invasive work being done. As such, it is most commonly used for faint chips.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are mostly reserved for chips that are deeper or require more work than simple composite adjustment. Dental crowns are usually suggested by the discretion of your dentist but can help you strengthen the original tooth with a natural and authentic-looking addition. Of course, it’s hard to assess in the mirror if your aching tooth is suffering a crack or chip, and to what extent this is a problem. For that reason, we would warmly recommend making an appointment with Dental Partners of Boston to speak to a professional. We look forward to speaking with you!

Discreet Braces for Adults

Man with Invisalign aligners smiling.

A man placing Invisalign aligners on his top teeth. Caption: We offer adult orthodontics that are invisible to fit your needs and lifestyle.

The world of dentistry has made massive strides over the last twenty years. We are more than able to provide services with high success rates, such as adult orthodontics, with beautiful and long-lasting results. Dental Partners of Boston are proud to continually optimize the practice of excellent dentistry, and we are all continually learning in our fields and specialties.

Our own Dr. Yael Frydman is a Boston Top Dentist who provides orthodontics for adults who wish to straighten their teeth.  While most alignment corrective dental work takes place over the course of a person’s childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, adults in need of restorative work may not have had the opportunity or access to receive orthodontic care. We know that adults sometimes feel ashamed of how their teeth look or the condition they are in and hesitate to seek a solution, but 1 in 5 of Dr. Frydman’s patients are adults! An adult having orthodontic work is not uncommon.

However, braces themselves can be perceived as unfashionable and an inconvenient dental tool, despite how temporary their use can be. We understand and empathize. Thankfully, we have many other alternatives available, including the best discreet braces for adults including Invisalign.

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Discreet Braces

Almost 20% of those who where braces are those making use of adult orthodontics care. This shows that there is no shame and only wisdom in having your teeth fitted to regain their natural straightness. But what options are there?

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign is a hugely popular and proven form of brace adjustment, helping to straighten misshapen or misdirected teeth in as little as six months (compared to two or three years using more traditional methods). These aligners are constructed from clear plastic and are custom-made for the dental environment you possess. They are developed via 3D imaging of your mouth, and snap-on aligners are developed to help them comfortably sit within your mouth. They are, far and above, the most popular choice for discreet dental orthodontic care available today.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are traditional braces that offer clear designs. They are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces and provide you all of the redirecting and positioning force of tried and tested methods. They are more than worth your attention.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are constructed from simple ceramic brackets that help fix bite problems and are attached with wires and rubber bands. As the brackets are completely transparent they allow the natural enamel of your teeth to shine through, dramatically lessening the noticeability of brace wear.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are braces that are fitted behind the teeth, allowing them to remain secure yet mostly invisible during the course of normal daily life. They are a popular option for those who return for several fittings over the years.

Why Choose Dental Partners of Boston?

As a group practice, we have an exacting approach and high standards relating to all practices of dentistry. We understand the sensitive nature of dental work and are very interested in helping adults looking to improve their dental health and the cosmetic appearance of their smiles. Please contact us today to discuss how we can help you achieve the beautiful smile you wish for.

Our BrightSmile Teeth Whitening System

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An attractive woman smiles showing healthy white teeth. Caption: A gorgeous smile starts with bright white teeth.

Ask anyone the most notable signs of healthy teeth, and they will most likely mention a bright smile and white teeth as an example of a hygienic, well-maintained dental environment. The coloration of the enamel on our teeth is undoubtedly a contributing factor in how attractive our smiles are to people.

A beautiful smile is often taken as a visual impression of good health. Feeling able to give the world a care-free smile is important to our confidence and how we express ourselves. For that reason, we offer excellent teeth whitening services.

If you would like to see your teeth lightened by several shades while looking naturally luminous and healthier than ever, you’re in the right place. When you come to Dental Partners of Boston, we’ll start by discussing your goals for your smile and helping you make the right choice for you and your situation.

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“Dr Wright was wonderful and very thoughtful. She addressed all of my concerns and put me at ease in the chair. She made the process simple and explained everything in detail!”

The BrightSmile Whitening Procedure

The BrightSmile whitening system is among the best teeth whitening systems available today. It’s a relatively simple cosmetic option and a straight forward procedure. It usually takes about one hour. You’ll be delighted and amazed at the same-day results.

First, we will clean your teeth and check for any problems that might interfere with the treatment, such as sensitivities, loose fillings, chips, or fractures.

Next, we will ensure your lips and gums are protected from the whitening agent and isolate the teeth that are to be treated. We will apply a gel developed from hydrogen peroxide, carefully applying it evenly. A non-invasive laser is used next, accelerating the whitening action.

Home Strips Vs. Professional Care

Many over-the-counter teeth whitening products are distributed with varying quality control. To most, however, it is quite apparent that having a professional whitening treatment will have noticeably superior results. For example, we will be able to tailor treatments to your needs and situation.

No matter how careful you are applying the teeth whitening kit at home, a professional touch is always worthwhile. A practiced hand is almost always safer in a controlled clinical setting.

Why Choose DPB?

Dental Partners of Boston is skilled and qualified in every avenue of professional dentistry, and we take our dedication to our patients seriously. We offer a range of excellent services and have become known throughout the Boston area for our reliability, professionalism, and impeccable standards. Please contact us to schedule a consultation today.

Are You Considering Cosmetic Dentistry?

Man smiling. Cation says, "Ask us about cosmetic dental treatments for the beautiful smile you desire."Many elements factor into how you feel about yourself and the level of inner confidence you possess. Some people are beaming with self-confidence while others need a little help getting to the level they want. There is no shame in it. We all want to feel confident. That’s why people choose cosmetics to better there appearances such as using skin care products, hair care products, get manicured nails, and cosmetic dentistry.

Of course, a vital underpinning of fantastic self-confidence is ensuring that you smile from ear to ear without insecurity. For some, this is easier than others. Less than perfectly calibrated teeth, damaged teeth, stains, and other consequences of wear and tear can cause someone’s beaming smile to feel tainted.

Cosmetic dentistry, such as that provided by Dental Partners of Boston, can improve a smile while retaining a patient’s natural look and beauty. We recommend that you contact us for a personal consultation to help you assess your needs. We can ensure you have more than one reason to smile.

The following examples are some of the services we provide to improve your health and your confidence.

Chipped Tooth Repair

Of course, a simple chip can happen anytime, anyplace, from eating hard foods to general wear and tear, or as the unfortunate consequence of an accident or injury. You needn’t have to put up with a cracked or chipped tooth, as our consultants will help you find the best solution necessary for a quick and easy repair.

Complete Smile Makeovers

Complete smile makeovers are fantastic opportunities to get the smile you have always wanted. Cosmetic dentistry can be completed in one treatment or a combination of treatments.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are high-quality porcelain laminates that bond to your teeth. The excellent, robust, ultra-thin material covers the teeth by sliding over them, helping to cover stains and minor damage. This can be light, unintrusive dental adjustment that helps strengthen and improve the aesthetic of your dental situation.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is the use of enamel-colored resin composite that is utilized to repair a tooth suffering from damage. For instance, cracks, decay, and stains can be treated using this method. This works exceptionally well for uneven teeth, misshapen teeth, or recessed gums.

Dental Implants

Tooth loss can damage your confidence, but you needn’t feel stuck with it. Dental implants with small titanium posts replace tooth roots and allow for excellent jawbone connectivity and rigidity. The installed crowns atop this foundation can grant you a beautiful tooth repair option. Dental implants may be recommended after your dentist assesses your individual needs.  and have helped unlock the restored smile of even the most damaged dental environments.

Gum Depigmentation

Gum discoloration isn’t necessarily harmful or caused by poor hygiene. Although some habits such as smoking or drinking coffee can cause discoloration. Some medications can also cause discoloration. For some people, uneven coloring on the gums is hereditary. Gum depigmentation is the simple and effective procedure of using a non-invasive laser to react with the water content in your gums. The results of this treatment are even, healthy pink gum pigmentation with long-lasting results. The process is usually completed within 30 to 60 minutes with two follow up visits.

Teeth Whitening

Staining and discoloration can take place due to the general wear and tear of daily living. There is no shame in enjoying regular teeth whitening to restore your natural color. Our do-it-yourself teeth whitening kit is a popular choice. Still, in-office teeth whitening is also a great option that can help you ensure the treatment is effective. Both methods will help you ensure your teeth are whitened by several shades.

If you’re interested in discussing cosmetic dentistry options, please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our award-winning dentists.

What You Need to Know About Dentures

Dentures with dental tools next to them. Cation says: Achieve a beautiful and functional set of teeth with custom dentures.Ask the average person what they think of dentures, and most would tell you that they are a dental tool only utilized for those reaching old age. Of course, the elderly population does find thorough use in preserving their dental health and function with dentures, but there’s no rule suggesting that age is a limiting factor for their use. Dentures regularly help people from all walks of life, of all ages, unlock a beautiful, preserved smile alongside all the functions we would expect from a healthy dental environment.

Dental Partners of Boston are proud to offer denture treatment for those who may not have been able to keep their natural teeth. This is considered a remedy for those who need tooth replacement, and so it’s best to contact us regarding your needs via a quick and easy appointment. Also, keep in mind that dental implants are far and above the best option to semi-permanently replace missing teeth. We will go over your options based on our consultation visit with you.


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Who Needs Dentures?

We all have an idea of the elderly pensioner dunking their dentures in a glass of water beside their bedside at night. Our dentists often find that those who need dentures are pleased to discover how far they have come in the last twenty years of dentistry, how functionally they serve as dental replacements, and how thoroughly hygienic they are.

The truth is, anyone can need dentures after experiencing tooth loss via gum disease, injury, or difficulties with oral health. To put it simply – there’s no shame in asking about them. You’ve most likely met people who wear them. Thanks to how discreet and well-made these replicants are, it would be hard to tell without someone expressly informing you that this is the case.

Dentures unlock your ability to eat with comfort, to smile naturally from ear to ear, to increase your dental strength, and to regain your confidence.

What Options Are Available?

There are two types of dentures: complete and partial.

  • Complete dentures are full replacements for patients who may have suffered almost full or full loss of their natural teeth set. Complete dentures are created to meet your particular needs and may require removing the weakened, few teeth you have left to provide you with an easy-to-wear full set, taking into account your arch shape. Thanks to the nature of complete dentures, it’s true that these are certainly the most form-fitting, custom, and reliable set of dentures.
  • Partial dentures are for those who still retain some of their teeth and do not need a full arch created. We take our time to ensure your partial dentures fit in with the natural lining of your teeth, filling the gaps reliably with a gum-colored base instead of with an artificial aesthetic.

Things You Should Know

As your dental situation changes for the better it can sometimes alter how you are used to speaking, as you get used to your new set of teeth. It may take a couple of weeks, as will eating foods you are used to (we recommend a slow build-up back to harder and varied food items).

We recommend semi-regularly visits to ensure your dentures are being cared for properly, remain comfortable, and retain their strength. This way, we can provide the best denture experience for you.

One appointment could be all you need to start the road to regaining confidence in your smile. We look forward to speaking with you and answering all of your questions.

A New Treatment for Receding Gums

Receding gums is a condition where your gums pull back from the tooth surface, which then exposes the root surfaces of your teeth. This is a form of gum disease and is a serious consequence of poor oral health, which may lead to tooth loss.

Receding gums can be caused by a number of factors, including aggressive brushing over the long term, hardened plaque buildup, smoking, hormonal changes in women, family history of gum disease, diabetes, and HIV. Certain medications can cause dry mouth, which increases your risk for receding gums as it means that your mouth has less saliva than it should. When you have a dry mouth, the tissues in your mouth can become vulnerable to bacterial infections and injuries.

Receding gums is something that is most common in adults 40 years of age and over, and for this reason, people often think that it is a normal sign of aging, and it can go untreated.

Symptoms of receding gums include bleeding after brushing or flossing, bad breath, red, swollen gums, pain at the gum line, exposed tooth roots, visibly shrinking gums, and loose teeth. Receding gums will be diagnosed by a dentist who will give you an examination.

In the past, the only way to cover exposed dental roots was gum grafting surgery where gum tissue was harvested from other areas of the mouth. Traditional gum surgery was something that often created a lot of bleeding, and many patients found it uncomfortable. Today, however, the solution is far better with the pinhole surgical technique. During pinhole surgery, a tiny incision is made above the affected tooth or teeth. Then tiny collagen strips are placed inside of the incision, holding the tissue in place and encouraging healing. This means it is far more comfortable for the patient than traditional methods, and there are reduced chances of infection. The incisions are so small that it means that patients also won’t have to live with scarred gum tissue.

Not only is it a far more comfortable procedure, but the pinhole surgical technique is a faster procedure as dentists can treat several teeth at a time. Most patients will see the desired results in one or two pinhole surgical treatments, whereas in the past, traditional gum surgery often required several sessions.

While some patients experience some bruising and swelling following pinhole surgery, the procedure does offer instant results, which means that patients can enjoy full gum coverage immediately following the procedure, fending off dental sensitivity.

If you have gum recession, you are likely to qualify for the pinhole surgical technique. You will need to make an appointment with the Dental Partners of Boston to determine whether the pinhole surgical technique is right for you. During your consultation with the doctor, you will find out about the benefits of pinhole surgery and whether it would alleviate your symptoms.

Restore Your Smile with a Full Mouth Reconstruction

Have you ever had a bad day and in your worst mood, but then you felt joy when someone made you laugh? Or suddenly grinned back at someone smiling at you? Smiling is contagious. When you smile, your brain releases endorphins, neuropeptides, dopamine, and serotonin, which lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, decreases stress levels, relaxes your body, and lifts your mood.

Of course, you may be holding back your smile if you have damaged teeth, which can lower your self-esteem and confidence. But now is the time to start enjoying all the great benefits of smiling. This is why all of us at Dental Partners of Boston work together to provide you with a full-mouth reconstruction.

Smile Restoration with a Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction is one of the most complex procedures in dentistry. It involves a series of procedures, which solve severe dental problems and cosmetic concerns. Although the processes involved aren’t all cosmetic, it can include some cosmetic fixes, such as teeth whitening as part of the full mouth reconstruction treatment. 

You may consider consulting with us about a full mouth reconstruction procedure if:

  • You have damage following gum recession or gum disease
  • You have been involved in an accident that has caused damage to your mouth or loss of teeth
  • Your teeth have become worn down by tooth grinding or acid erosion from food, beverages, or acid reflux
  • If you’re experiencing jaw pain or headaches caused by jaw misalignment

What Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures Will You Need?

While a full mouth reconstruction may be necessary to restore your oral health and improve your cosmetic concerns, no two procedures are alike. Only the Dental Partners of Boston dentist working on your full mouth reconstruction can determine the right procedures for your unique dental needs. However, some of the reconstruction procedures include:

Dental implants

Dental implants are the most permanent dental reconstruction method. The procedure involves the placement of a titanium root in the jawbone, with a crown over the implants. This procedure restores a significant amount of functionality, which means you can eat your favorite foods without experiencing any pain or difficulties. What’s more, implants help prevent bone resorption.

Dentures

Dentures are artificial arches of removable upper and lower teeth. Most patients can adapt well to upper dentures because of the suction created between the denture base and the palate. However, lower dentures may require an adhesive.

Although dentures are a popular full mouth reconstruction option, they have some drawbacks. For example, because they’re removable, they can

shift when eating or chewing. This means that you may not be able to eat your favorite foods. Also, they don’t prevent bone resorption.

Crowns

Dental crowns may be an excellent option to restore your smile if you have fractured or decaying teeth. Your prosthodontist will reshape your teeth so that the crown can fit over it. Once your prosthodontist has created your permanent crown, it will be inserted and restore the functionality and appearance of your teeth.

Porcelain veneers

If your front teeth are discolored or misaligned, artificial shells, known as veneers, can be created and placed over your teeth to match the color of your other natural teeth.

Discuss Your Full Mouth Reconstruction Options

Do you suspect that you need extensive dental work to restore your smile and oral health? Take the first step and contact us to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, we will discuss your concerns and needs, and help you determine the right full mouth reconstruction procedure for you.

The Dangers of Gum Disease

Studies show that gum disease has been linked to numerous health issues including heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. Proper dental care for your teeth and gums will prevent serious and painful dental treatments that will be required if gum disease is allowed to develop. If you are seeking gum disease treatments, prevention, and control, please contact us at Dental Partners of Boston.

What is Gum Disease?

Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, but an overgrowth can lead to tooth decay, which can then cause infection in the gums. If these infections are allowed to progress without treatment, gum disease, also known as Periodontal Disease will set in. Bacteria builds up in between and around the bases of your teeth, creating plaque. Hardened plaque can only be removed during a professional dental cleaning. Plaque is the first indication that a serious condition may be developing.

If you notice that your gums have become red, swollen, and are painful in one or more areas in your mouth, it is likely that you have developed the most common form of gum disease: gingivitis. Sometimes your gums will bleed during your regular brushing and flossing routines. Gingivitis can be reversed with a thorough cleaning, excellent home care habits, and regular visits to our office for cleanings and exams. Correcting this condition in time will prevent the disease’s progression into serious infections and periodontal disease.

Am I At Risk for Gum Disease?

For some, there are certain risk factors that increase the chances that you will develop gum disease, especially if we aren’t able to intervene in the early stages. For example,

  • Smoking. Smoking leads to a number of oral health conditions, and it affects your whole body wellness. Smoking has serious repercussions on your oral health, not only staining the teeth but causing gum recession which undermines the connective tissues that anchor your teeth in your jaw. Gum disease is a danger, as is tooth loss.
  • Hormonal Changes. When the body goes through normal changes such as puberty, pregnancy and breast-feeding, and aging, there is often a shift in oral health as the body adapts.
  • Diabetes. Diabetic people are generally at high risk for infections and illnesses, and this goes for oral health issues as well. Well-controlled diabetes will lessen the changes, but if diabetes is poorly controlled, gum disease is likely to develop.
  • Medication. A common side effect of certain medications is known as dry-mouth. The lack of saliva can cause an overgrowth of bacteria, making the mouth vulnerable to infection and gum disease.

If you are concerned about gum disease, please call our office today to schedule an appointment. We will conduct a thorough exam and recommend a course of action to correct and prevent gum disease.