Dental Partners of Boston – A Full Service Dental Practice

At Dental Partners of Boston, a comprehensive team of skilled dentists and specialists have partnered to provide full dental services, all from one practice, here in the heart of downtown Boston. In all, nine doctors are committed and available to ensure that each patient is provided with proper care, treatments, and solutions to meet every dental need. From general dentistry to specialty dental care, this varied team of partners has a dental practice fully equipped to provide excellent and inclusive dental services.

Each partner hoFull Servicelds the degree of D.M.D. which is Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, or sometimes Doctor of Dental Medicine. The level of education and clinical training required to earn this degree is on par with those of medical schools. Three or more years of undergraduate education is requisite, plus four more years of dental school is required to graduate and become a general dentist.

General dentistry encompasses a patient’s regular check-ups and exams, plus any preventive measures necessary to avoid damage from decay, disease, or even trauma, with the aim of maintaining health and function of one’s teeth. A general dentist will also use restorative procedures to repair the effects of oral maladies such as these.

When a general dentist chooses to continue his education, he becomes a specialist in a particular aspect of dental care. At Dental Partners of Boston, each doctor has pursued and achieved additional credentials to that of D.M.D. In addition to providing general restorative services such as tooth colored fillings, dental crowns,  dentures, or dental bridges, special emphasis can be provided in services such as dental implants, LANAP laser treatment, oral surgery, periodontics & gum therapy and prosthodontics.

Further specialties include full-mouth reconstruction and cosmetic dentistry. Complete smile makeovers can be performed as well as teeth whitening, invisible braces, lumineers, and even botox and dermal fillers to help relax muscles of the jaw when patients present with TMJ pain, which can be addressed with TMJ appliances at Dental Partners of Boston. Also night guards, adult orthodontics, snore guards, and sports guards.

It is a unique conglomeration of skills combined with the highest consideration and attention to detail that is Dental Partners of Boston; truly a full-service dental practice. Call or Contact Us today for an appointment.

Why Cosmetic Dentists Like to Smile

Smiling Cosmetic DentistCosmetic dentists are smiling about the latest procedures out there to help their patients smile better. The latest technology, treatments, and affordable options help their patients get a great-looking smile. Here are some of the latest treatments we found out there that can help you enjoy all the benefits of a pearly-white smile.

Gum Lift (Gingivectomy)

 Before lasers became a common staple in the dentist’s office, gum lifts were complicated and somewhat painful procedures. Now, cosmetic dentists can shape your gums with a high-tech laser light show! Dental lasers can vaporize excess gum tissue to give you that smile that you always wanted.

Laser-guided gum lifts can be done for three reasons:

  • An uneven gum line that makes a smile look crooked.
  • The gum line hasn’t fully receded when a permanent tooth emerges.
  • A lot of gum shows when a person smiles.

With the aid of modern lasers, gum lifts are done with minimal invasion, low pain, and very little bleeding.

Don’t Get Veneers, Get Lumineers!

 Cosmetic dentists are getting excited about Lumineers, a new dental solution that replaces old-fashioned veneers. Regular veneers often require drilling and extensive temporary acrylic covers. Lumineers can be fitted within two clinic visits. Here is how the two-visit approach works:

  • Your dentist takes and impression of your teeth and sends them to a lab.
  • After etching your teeth, your Lumineers are fitted one-by-one to ensure the perfect bite.

Lumineers are affordable, high-tech, and painless. They can be fitted in two clinic visits.

Enamel Shaping and Bonding

 If your teeth are a little bit uneven, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get your perfect-fit smile. Your dentist uses their tools to remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth so that they align nicely. The benefit of this procedure is that it can be done quickly, even during a routine dental visit. It is a great way to even out a small chip in a tooth or smooth out worn teeth.

Some cosmetic dentists prefer to use bonding to adjust the length of your teeth. If one tooth is shorter than others, the application of bonding agents will lengthen the tooth, giving you the even smile that you desire.

Braces vs. Invisalign

 In terms of pros. vs. cons, Invisalign and metal braces come in at a pretty close tie. Metal braces are better for treating more complicated alignment issues, but there is an increased chance of enamel damage if the braces are too tight. Metal braces also are not good for active teenager. Metal braces and Invisalign also cost about the same.

Invisalign treatments are more cosmetically appealing and can be used to treat simpler jaw alignment issues. Invisalign treatments generally are:

  • Invisible
  • Removable for sports and activities.
  • Less likely to have issues with food getting trapped.
  • More comfortable than wire braces.
  • Can be adjusted easier as teeth straighten.

Amalgam Fillings

 Older dental fillings consist of metal material, which can crack and expand as the filling ages. Metal fillings are often selected because they are cheaper. However, there are other solutions for filling materials. Many people use their cosmetic dentistry visit as an opportunity to replace their old silver fillings with tooth-colored composites. Some people prefer the aesthetic color of amalgam fillings, while others may have concern with some of the compounds contained in metal fillings.

Amalgam fillings have a tendency to better bond with the existing tooth structure and match the natural color of your healthy smile more easily.

In-Office Tooth Whitening

 Many patients think that over-the-counter and home tooth whitening procedures will benefit them. However, there are several benefits associated with in-office tooth whitening. For example:

  • In-office tooth whitening tends to produce desired results faster.
  • Many over-the-counter gels and pastes contain hydrogen peroxide that can damage your tooth enamel; in-office tooth whitening is safer and requires fewer high-pH materials be applied to the surface of your teeth.
  • Dentists tend to have access to better pastes and gels, and can monitor your gum sensitivity as treatment is applied.

In-office tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental service, and dentists can often meet your whitening needs in a quick office visit.

Faster Appointment Settings and Clinic Visits

 All of the latest trends in dental cosmetics are being driven by major changes in technology. In addition to gum lifts, dental lasers can also be used for teeth whitening. In addition, digital imaging and other techniques make your dentist visit quicker than before, as film and images no longer need to be processed.

Are you too busy to make a phone call to schedule your next dental appointment? Many cosmetic dentists now offer easy ways to schedule appointments, including:

  • Email
  • A website calendar
  • Social media

You can easily enjoy the benefits of a smile adjustment, helping you improve your self-confidence with cosmetic dentistry at Dental Partners of Boston. Call us today for a consultation!

5 Things to Know when Getting your Wisdom Teeth Out

Wisdom teeth are a fact of life that we all have to deal with at one point. These five points will help you better understand the wisdom tooth extraction, preparing you for what you should expect.

(1) Take someWisdomone with you.

We cannot emphasize the importance of having a family member or a close friend with you during your wisdom tooth removal. After the procedure, you will be both tired and groggy due to the anesthesia used. The person that comes with you to the procedure can:

  • Drive you home safely.
  • Go with you to the pharmacy to immediately purchase your medication.
  • Purchase soft food and bottled water to drink after the procedure.
  • Make sure that you are comfortable when they drop you off at home.

Also, have someone close by as you are going through the healing process. Your family and friends can pick up food for you at the store, as well as refill your pain medications as needed.

(2) Take at least two days off from work.

After you get your wisdom teeth out, plan for being out of action for at least two days. For some patients, this may take longer. During the days after surgery, you will experience:

  • Disorientation and nausea from your pain medications
  • Occasional pain from the tooth removal
  • Lack of appetite
  • Occasional bleeding

In order to deal with these symptoms, you will need plenty of rest, relaxation, and care. Diet, hygiene and more.

After you get your wisdom teeth out, you want to avoid solid foods all together. You can eat soft foods, such as a gelatin, pudding, or soup. Try avoiding soups with pieces of solid food, as these can get caught in your wisdom teeth sockets and gauze. Within a few days, you can start adding solid foods back into your diet as your healing progresses.

Avoid brushing your teeth for the first few days after your surgery, as this can irritate your gums. You can rinse with lukewarm salt water for the first few days. Use 1 teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. glass. This will help reduce swelling and pain after your extraction.

Dealing with pain will be of immediate importance. Make sure to take your pain medications as directed by your physician. Keep an ice compress near your cheek and replace your gauze pads every 4 to 8 hours. If you have any questions during this period, contact our office.

(4) Things not to do.

After your wisdom tooth extraction, certain activities can cause your tooth socket to lose its blood clot, causing a painful condition known as dry socket. Here are some things to avoid:

  • Do not smoke, as smoking can cause dry socket and lead to infections.
  • Avoid drinking out of a straw, as this can loosen the clot and slow healing.
  • Do not lie flat, as this can increase bleeding. When resting, always use a pillow to prop up your head.

(5) Follow your doctor’s advice.

The first twenty-four hours is critical after your wisdom teeth extraction. If you still have bleeding after the first day, call your doctor. You may need to have your stitches adjusted, as the clot may not have perfectly formed. If you start getting a fever or illness, you may have an infection. This is not common, but can be quickly treated with standard antibiotics.

After your jaw and gums have fully healed, go to the dentist for a checkup visit. Wisdom teeth extraction can occasionally cause damage to adjacent molars or preexisting dental work.

Most importantly, get on with life after your wisdom teeth procedure. This is a standard dental procedure, and once it’s done, you’ll never have to worry about your wisdom teeth again. Call Dental Partners of Boston for a consultation.

Excellence Isn’t Achieved by Chance

ExcellenceWe, the team at Dental Partners of Boston, are very proud of the practice that we have all helped to build. This pride is a direct result of the excellence that Dental Partners of Boston strives for on a day-to-day basis, a week-to-week basis, a month-to-month basis, and a year-to-year basis. Excellence in the services we provide, excellence in our customer service, and excellence in everything else that we do. Our patients come first and we have a solution to everything our patients need.

A Dedicated Team

Dental Partners of Boston has rounded up nine of the most skilled doctors out there in the field of dentistry. In our practice, we have dentists who specialize in restorative dentistry, periodontology, dental implants, prosthodontics, orthodontics, and endodontics. This allows us to diagnosis and treat a wide variety of dental issues in house.

Beyond the doctors, we have a devoted clinical staff and a dedicated office staff who share our dream of providing excellent service. The clinical staff assists with dental procedures and helps with dental cleanings while the office staff ensures appointments are made and the operations continue smoothly. Together, we all work together in our belief that excellence isn’t achieved by chance; it’s achieved through purpose and design. Dental Partners of Boston provides the best care possible for our patients.

Whatever You Need, We Have a Solution

From our office management staff to our clinical staff, Dental Partners of Boston strives to prove that excellence isn’t achieved by chance. Excellence is achieved through hard work, dedication, and putting our patients first and foremost. Whether it is helping with bill payment, insurance, or appointment setting to dental cleanings, consultation visits, and dental procedures, we strive for excellence in all things here with Dental Partners of Boston. With a dedicated group of specialists, we always have a solution for our patients. Whatever you need, we have the answer here at Dental Partners of Boston. We invite you to contact us today!

Dental Parters of Boston is Now Offering Dental Botox Treatments

We are announcing a new service now available at Dental Partners of Boston: Therepeutic Dental Botox! Botox has been proven as a cosmetic treatment for a wiNew Botoxde variety of conditions. It has been tested in numerous studies by scientists under the FDA and has promising clinical applications for dentistry. It may help alleviate dental pain, as well as clamp down on TMJ and excessive jaw grinding. There are some side effects of Botox treatment in very few patients, but for the right individual, Botox treatments can:

  • Alleviate jaw tension headaches.
  • Relax your lip muscles to fashion your smile.
  • Eliminate the pain from TMJ.

Often times, TMJ results in excess grinding, which can be damaging to your teeth. This treatment works for selected candidates through Botox injections.  There are several benefits of using Botox for TMJ, dental pain, and teeth grinding:

  • Botox can create a layer of padding to relieve your TMJ.
  • Treatments can reduce the wrinkles and lines around your mouth.
  • After a Botox treatment, you might be less likely to grind your teeth.

Botox treatment is a relatively new clinical solution for some of the dental conditions described above. It is safe and can reduce the amount of grinding that may necessitate bridges, crowns, and other dental prosthetics.

There are many conditions that Botox can be used for in clinical dental settings. Overall, Botox treatments can be used for reducing tension headaches. For example, treatments can be used to relax muscles around the mouth. This can prevent gums from showing excessively, eventually relaxing the lips. Salivary flow can also be lessened. Finally, Botox treatment in our clinical dental setting can result in the smoothing of lines between the cheeks and jaw lines. In addition to getting rid of headaches from jaw grinding, Botox treatment can get rid of those jowls round your cheeks. For more information, read about Botox Treatments on our website by clicking here.

The future of Botox in dental settings is now available at Dental Partners of Boston. Call or Contact Us with questions!

7 Reasons to Smile With A Cosmetic Dentist

Many people often stay away from cosmetic dentistry for several reasons. Their insurance might not cover cosmetic dental enhancements. They might also feel like cosmetic dentistry is simply not worth it. However, there are several reasons why cosmetic dental procedures are a great investment for patients.7 Reasons to Smile with a Cosmetic Dentist

(1) Improve Your Health

If you are considering a cosmetic dental appointment, it is a pretty good sign that you care immensely for your overall health. Poor dental hygiene can wreak havoc on your health. Plaque and other dental conditions have been proven to cause strokes, heart disease, and other health conditions. A cosmetic dental overhaul will help increase your overall health, decreasing your overall tooth decay. A good example of this principle in practice is replacing your metal fillings. If you get your metal fillings replaced, you will get a new set of natural-looking fillings that will increase your overall health in the long run.

Gum lifts are a great way to increase your overall dental health while fixing that smile. Sometimes, permanent teeth don’t emerge fully. In addition to fixing a smile, a gum lift will reduce the likelihood of trapped food, which can lead to gum disease. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss.

(2) Improve Your Self-Confidence

A smile makeover goes a long way towards improving your self-confidence. An aesthetically pleasing smile can have many benefits. You may feel more inclined to smile at work, appearing happier. Your supervisor might notice this positive change and you could be on your way to a promotion at your next review. In social circles, a healthy smile can mean better friendships and more meaningful relationships. In addition, you may feel more extroverted.

Self-confidence and a perfect smile fit hand-in-hand. People tend to notice when you smile, and ultimately, you will be able to network better, as well as get noticed by your family and friends.

(3) A Healthier Diet

Fixing your smile can help you enjoy different foods. For example, with an overbite, you might not be able to eat certain foods as easily. Fixing your overbite can let you eat healthier fruits and vegetables. In addition, you might feel more confident ordering exotic healthy dishes at your favorite eating establishment. Ultimately, a better smile will mean that you can enjoy foods that you never thought possible. You will also be healthier.

(4) Improve the Self-Confidence of a Loved One

During school-aged years, children are very self-aware of their looks. Some children may not want to get braces, as their classmates might notice. Thankfully, there are better treatments out there, such as Invisalign that will help your child fix their smile without their classmates noticing. With a smile makeover, your children can:

  • Land a major lead role in a school play.
  • Get noticed by peers and classmates.
  • Build self-confidence that will last a lifetime.
  • Smile during college and job interviews, landing that scholarship or school job that they want.

(5) Set Healthy Dental Habits to Last a Lifetime

Ultimately, a smile makeover will make you or your loved one take better care of their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is an investment. After an extensive smile makeover, you are more likely to brush, floss, and rinse regularly. If you had an unsightly smile before a major smile makeover, you might not want to see your teeth in the mirror. A smile makeover will create incentive for you to take better care of your teeth.

(6) Speak More Clearly

Often, cosmetic dental issues might make speaking difficult. Overbites and other alignment issues with your teeth can create slight lisps. After a smile makeover, you might find that you enjoy public speaking more. Also, speaking in public will be easy, because you’ll be able to pronounce words clearly, with the emphasis that you desire.

(7) Save Money

While cosmetic dentistry may seem expensive at first, you’re ultimately making an investment in your smile. Replacing old fillings, correcting an alignment problem, and other cosmetic dental procedures ultimately will prevent future dental maladies. Overbites, for example, can cause jaw stress that can lead to cracked and stressed teeth. Food won’t get trapped as easily, and you will probably notice fewer cavities at your next visit. Ultimately, cosmetic dentistry can also be viewed as a type of preventative investment.

Why wait? Get your smile makeover today. Some dental insurance plans do make a certain amount of room for cosmetic procedures that are also preventative. In addition, we are prepared to work with payment plans for cosmetic procedures, making the payment schedule scalable. Most importantly, the technology at our office makes it possible to get many cosmetic procedures done in one quick and easy dental visit. We are poised to offer cosmetic procedures as part of your annual checkup.

Sensitive Teeth: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Does an ice-cold glass of water or hot cup of coffee make you wince in pain? Or how about when you’re brushing and flossing…do you get a sudden surge of pain? Many people experience a condition that is known as sensitive teeth. There are many reasons for sensitive teeth, ranging from damaged enamel to cavities.Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity includes mouth pain after eating sweet/sour and hot/cold foods and liquids. Often, teeth sensitivity is a reaction to temperature as well. If you breathe in hot or cold air, chew on ice, or chew gum, tooth sensitivity is also likely. You may also notice discoloration in your teeth, a receding gum line, or other dental issues that may be an indirect cause of tooth pain. Flossing, brushing, and rinsing are also painful activities when you have sensitive teeth.

Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Major causes of sensitive teeth include:

  • Cavitation
  • Damaged crown or bridge
  • Damaged Fillings
  • Gum Disease
  • Enamel Erosion

Cavities are among the leading cause of tooth sensitivity. If a sensitive tooth is not responding to specialized toothpaste, the root of your tooth may be exposed, creating pain. Visiting your dentist can help diagnose a hard-to-see cavity, getting you a treatment that will help alleviate your pain.

Another common cause of sensitive teeth is either damaged fillings or faulty dental work. Often times, an older crown or filling may not perfectly fit, meaning that your tooth root is exposed. Another common problem is that your root canal filling may have become dislodged. This will cause the interior of your tooth to be exposed. Visiting a dentist will help treat damaged fillings, as well as existing crown and bridges.

Gum disease and enamel erosion are common problems, leading to sensitive teeth. Gum disease damages the protective layer of the tooth roots, known as cementum. When your enamel and cementum are damaged, food particles and liquid can get into the thin, hollow tubules that permeate your tooth dentin.

Treating Sensitive Teeth

Your dentist can provide several treatments that help remedy painful teeth. Treatment options include:

  • Special Desensitizing Toothpaste: Blocks nerve sensations from the tooth surface to the pulpy tooth interior.
  • In-Office Fluoride Treatments: Specialized treatment, in the clinic, that restores tooth enamel and stops the transmission of pain.
  • Crown, Filling, or Bonding: These treatments can fill or cover a cavity completely, and often happen in tandem with a root canal, reducing your dental pain for the long term.
  • Soft-Tissue Grafting in Mouth: For lost gum tissue, surgical gum grafts are possible to reduce exposed tooth roots.

Cosmetic dentistry may also be considered when treating sensitive teeth. If your current dental work has been damaged, or decay has become visible around previous dental work, including a cosmetic solution will often restore both form and function to a tooth’s structure, ultimately relieving painful sensitivity.

Good Prevention

One of the surest ways to prevent conditions that can cause sensitive teeth is to practice good oral hygiene. For the best dental hygiene, most dentists recommend:

  • Brushing for at least two minutes.
  • Brushing in a circular manner, sweeping the side of the teeth and brushing along the gum lines.
  • Using an 18-inch piece of floss wrapped securely around your fingers.
  • Moving the floss up and down, making a C-shape against the tooth to remove plaque and food buildup.

You may also want to purchase a mouth rinse. Many mouth rinses contain sodium fluoride, as an anti-cavity, as well as other solutions that fully sanitize the mouth. Regular dental checkups are also necessary to prevent cavities and enamel erosion, common causes of sensitive teeth.

Getting In for a Checkup

Getting into your dental clinic for your biannual cleanings will go along way towards alleviating tooth pain. For sensitive teeth, fluoride treatment can help protect your enamel. Cavities can also be caught before they are a problem. Your dentist can also inspect your existing fillings and dental work, making sure that these aren’t contributing to your sensitive teeth.

Dental Procedures That Revitalize Your Teeth

There are several dental procedures that will revitalize your teeth. Many of these procedures are cosmetic dentistry, enhancements to your teeth that are done beyond preventative care. Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of your teeth. Certain procedures may involve bonding materials to your teeth or using a whitening procedure to help remove stains that have built up over time.

Whitening

Whitening is perhaps the most basic type of cosmetic dental care. Tooth whitening can remove stains from either soda or coffee. Many people call tooth whitening “bleaching.” In-office whitening usually involves placing a gel on the teeth that will remove stains. The gel contains a buffer solution that prevents damage to your tooth enamel. In some situations, your teeth can become five shades whiter with in-office dental whitening. There are also over-the-counter products that you can purchase. Dentists also will provide prescriptions for whitening solutions.

Bonding

Sometimes, your teeth might not be even. Dentists can bond certain substances to your teeth that will make them appear straighter. Sometimes, your teeth will need an extension to help them appear even. In addition to good appearance, bonding substances can also help with your “bite.”

Your dentist can affix certain materials directly to your teeth. These materials can augment the appearance and function of your teeth. Veneers are one type of tooth extension that can make a smaller or shorter tooth match the immediate surrounding teeth. If you have a chipped tooth, your dentist can fill in the chip with a substance that enhances your tooth structure.

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Orthodontics

Sometimes, your teeth may not be even or one jaw may be uneven. This problem can create an overbite. Braces and retainers are the traditional way for dentists to make your teeth align easily. Braces and retainers can take a certain amount of time to work, while also being a pain to take care of. Advances in orthodontics include “invisible” braces, made out of molded plastics. These new types of orthodontics can be easily removed for brushing and flossing, while not being noticed by your family and friends.

Dental Implants

Sometimes, we may need to have a tooth removed because of damage. One of the ways to overcome missing teeth is to get dental implants. Dental implants are the ultimate solution to dentures. Dental implants are highly effective. When you get a dental implant, the implant is placed directly into your jaw in the old tooth socket. The implant is then molded to match your other teeth, giving you the ideal cosmetic and functional solution.

Covering Up a Root Canal

Dentists primarily strive to keep your natural teeth. After a cavity has significantly damaged the interior of your tooth, you may need to get the pulpy center removed. Root canals are often covered up with a filling. However, a cap or bridge may make your root canal look less unsightly. Caps and bridges are typically made out of porcelain or metal and can have a white exterior to help mask your root canal. Bridges and caps can also have the added benefit of protecting your remaining tooth.

Cosmetic dentistry practices go a long way towards maintaining the overall efficacy of your smile. Dentists have developed many treatments that are aimed towards helping your overall appearance. Some of these treatments have the added benefit of increasing your overall dental function. Cosmetic dentistry can go a long way towards increasing your dental health, while giving you the added benefit of a great appearance. Cosmetic dentistry enhances your teeth while helping you maintain a high level of self-esteem.

5 Ways to have a Perfectly Beautiful Smile Everyday

5-perfect-smilesGood dental hygiene helps with that perfect smile. The key to that smile is through the basics, such as flossing, brushing, and rinsing. Also, a good diet will help make sure that your teeth stay free of cavities. Good dental hygiene usually means commitment, while partnering with your dentist to get your teeth cleaned and checked regularly.

(1) Brushing

Brushing is the first step to perfect dental hygiene. Most dentists and oral hygiene professionals recommend using a soft-bristled brush. Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste when brushing and move the brush in small circles that reach the base of the gums. You should brush for about 2-1/2 minutes when brushing. Brushing twice a day will help reduce the likelihood of cavities. Some dentists also recommend a battery-powered brush, which works much like the brush dentists use in the office.

(2) Flossing

Flossing is important because it lets you reach into those places where your brush can’t go. Most dentists recommend using a waxed floss. When flossing, tear off a small piece of floss that is approximately 3-4 inches. Floss between teach tooth and pull the floss down to the gum. Flossing gently lets you remove small pieces of food that may become lodged between your teeth.

(3) Rinsing

Rinsing is one of the most important daily hygiene practices. You should use about one ounce of rinsing solution twice per day to help kill the bacteria that can cause cavities. Most rinsing solutions have a fluoride ingredient that also help strengthen the enamel of your teeth. There are rinsing solutions out there that don’t have alcohol, reducing the burning sensation that comes with rinsing.

(4) Diet

A good diet can also help with dental health. Fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet. Apples and carrots have enzymes that can help with tooth whiteness. Also, dairy foods contain calcium and can help strengthen your teeth.

Avoiding soda and other “sweet” drinks will go a long way towards reducing cavities. Avoiding soda is important because of the phosphoric acid found in these beverages. Phosphoric acid can eat away at your tooth enamel and promote cavities.

When dieting, consider the foods that may stick to your teeth or get stuck between them. Certain meats may become stuck between your teeth after a meal, while certain foods can stick to the front of your teeth.

(5) Regular Dental Visits

Make sure that you are going to your regular dental checkups and cleanings. Most dentists recommend a cleaning once every six months. During your cleanings, your dental hygienist will do a quick brushing that polishes your teeth. Your dentist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth that have built up since your last visit.

Also, research each dental treatment if you need to have a cavity filled and follow your dentist’s advice for the procedure. While a certain type of filing may prove more affordable, your dentist may make a recommendation for another type of procedure, which will make sure that your teeth last.

Why good dental hygiene?

Dental hygiene goes a long ways towards keeping a healthy smile. The overall benefits of dental hygiene include:

• To maintain good oral health, maintaining your healthy smile.
• To prevent gum disease, which can lead to other dental problems.
• To fix dental problems early and possibly prevent them.
• To prevent bad breath, which is also known as halitosis.

You only get one set of adult teeth to last your entire life. Taking care of your teeth daily will help make your smile last longer. Of course, so will regular dental visits! Call us today to make an appointment, or click here to request an appointment online.

Consider Giving Your Smile a Makeover!

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FROM TIME TO TIME, we all like to give ourselves a makeover. Whether that is with a new haircut or a new wardrobe, there are plenty of makeover options out there for all of us. Doesn’t your smile deserve the makeover treatment as well?

Many of our patients come to us with stories about how they’re unhappy with their smiles. Some people find that their teeth are too crooked or that their teeth are discolored. There are a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections out there that are patients come to us with. A cosmetic imperfection might hold someone back from sharing their beautiful smile with the world because of self-consciousness.

We at Dental Partners of Boston believe that a smile makeover can help a patient become comfortable with their smile again. The smile makeover process is customized for each of our patients and it is geared to your specific needs. We want to help you achieve a healthy smile that you’re comfortable with. Here is the four step makeover process we have available to our patients!

1. Teeth Whitening

The first step to a smile makeover is ensuring that all teeth discoloration is removed and that your teeth are restored to their natural white sheen. Through our BriteSmile and Zoom! teeth whitening services, we will be able to provide an in-office or at-home solution to patients seeking out teeth whitening. Our trained team has experience in measuring out the exact dosage of whitening material to ensure that your smile is natural looking.

2. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers is a great way to conceal any misaligned, stained, injured, or chipped teeth. These dental veneers are customized for your mouth and will slide right over your normal teeth. This will ultimately provide a long lasting, easy, and natural looking cosmetic solution for patients with damaged teeth.

3. Adult Orthodontics and Invisalign

Orthodontics aren’t just for kids and teenagers; they’re for adults too! Teeth that are too crowded or a bad bite can result in embarrassment when you smile. As such, we offer adult orthodontic treatments like Invisalign to help straighten out your teeth. Invisalign is a system of convenient, transparent aligners that perform the same function as braces; except without all the metal bands and wires!

4. Dental Restorations

A dental restoration is a more extreme smile makeover option that is used for patients who’re missing their teeth. The goal of a dental restoration is to restore the chewing, conversing, and smiling function of your smile again. This can be achieved through dental implants or other restoration options.

Start Smiling Again!
At Dental Partners of Boston, we believe that nothing should hold you back from sharing your smile with the world. Through our smile makeover process, we will ensure that you are happy with your healthy smile and that you’re sharing your pearly whites again with the rest of the world. Your smile says a lot about you; shouldn’t you start smiling again and showing off the real you? If you have any questions about smile makeovers, please reach out and contact s with them! Comment below to show your own smile makeover experiences with others.

You are important to us; we really value you! We would like to thank you for being great patients and friends. Please call us today for a smile makeover consultation!