HERE AT DENTAL PARTNERS OF BOSTON, we care about your oral health, and your overall health too. That’s why we use digital dental x-rays.
Digital X-Rays Help Us Provide Better Care
Concerned about the level of radiation you’re exposed to by dental x-rays? Well, digital x-rays cut your exposure to radiation by 50%.
There are other benefits, too. Digital x-rays provide clearer images of your teeth. This allows us to diagnose and treat your teeth better. The x-rays are also instantaneous so we can immediately pull up the results and talk about them with you. In the digital format, it’s also much easier to share images with other specialists to coordinate your treatment.
Why Do You Need Dental X-Rays?
Dental x-rays are used to find and diagnose different dental conditions. Some of the conditions x-rays help address are:
- Dental implant placement
- Root canals
- Tooth removal
We Use The Best Technology For Your Health And Convenience
By using digital x-rays we can give you the best dental treatment possible while giving you the safest environment possible. If you are pregnant we suggest you wait to have your dental x-rays until after you have your baby. However if an x-ray is absolutely necessary we will provide the proper protection for you and your baby. Our first concern is always your best health.
Thank you for trusting us with your dental health.
MISSING TEETH CAN BE distressing. They can affect your self esteem and overall health. Dental implants are an excellent way to replace your teeth and enjoy your smile again.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The process of dental implants is fairly simple. There are three basic steps:
- We’ll make a space for the dental implant first. Any trace of the old tooth is removed and the area is prepped for the implant. Next, we’ll place a post in the gum where the tooth was. Over the next few months, your mouth will heal around the implant. The titanium rod actually fuses with your jaw bone.
- Once the post is in, we’ll put an abutment in place. The abutment connects to the rod and holds the crown that will go on top.
- Finally, the prosthetic teeth–which have been milled, designed, and colored specifically to suit your mouth–will be attached to the abutment, completing the implant process.
Dental Implants Are The Best Choice For Health And Aesthetics
Teeth implants not only look good… they also help your overall health. They prevent bone deterioration and preserve your facial structure. Also, dental implants can improve your confidence and self-esteem.
Here at Dental Partners of Boston we have performed thousands of implants for people across New England. With our team of experienced periodontists and cosmetic dentists, you can rest easy knowing that your smile is in good hands.
Contact us today if you think you may need a dental implant.
DO YOU EXPERIENCE DISCOMFORT when you eat something hot or cold? Here at Dental Partners of Boston, we know that sensitive teeth can be miserable.
So What Causes Teeth To Be Sensitive?
A variety of things can cause tooth sensitivity. It may be that acidic drinks or foods are eroding your enamel over time. It could also be that you brush your teeth too hard, or more than 3 times a day. That may wear down your teeth and gums, causing the sensitive dentin to be exposed. Other things may cause temporary sensitivity, like getting braces on and off, whitening, and cleanings.
What Can I Do?
Sensitive teeth can be a huge nuisance. They make eating and drinking some of your favorite things a painful experience. So what can you do to help your teeth be less sensitive?
- Try using a softer toothbrush.
- Brush your teeth correctly to prevent unnecessary abrasion and gum recession.
- Limit acidic foods and drinks, and always rinse out your mouth with water after eating or drinking.
- Use a special toothpaste for sensitivity, like Sensodyne.
We Can Help You Figure It Out
The type of treatment you need may be dependent on what is causing your sensitivity. If you can’t tell what is causing your sensitivity, call us and we can help you figure it out.
As your trusted dental professionals, we have more options and information to help you strengthen your teeth. Give us a call!
HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED bad breath? Don’t feel bad… we’ve all been there at one time or another. The team here at Dental Partners of Boston put together a few tips to help you win your battle against bad breath.
What Causes Bad Breath?
- Foods like garlic and onions may give you bad breath. In this case, brushing your teeth or using mouthwash can mask the smell…but it has to work its way out of your body before the smell goes fully away.
- Bad breath can be a sign of gum disease. Gum disease is caused by the built-up plaque on and around teeth. This bacteria can fill your mouth with toxins that can make breath smell. If gum disease is causing your bad breath, see us for treatment.
- Dry mouth is another cause of bad breath. Saliva plays a key role in cleaning your mouth. Saliva neutralizes acids and prevents plaque. Without saliva, bacteria thrives, and your breath suffers.
Get Rid Of It With These Tips
Have no fear! There are a few things you can do to keep the bad breath at bay.
- Practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day, floss and use mouth wash. Good oral hygiene will keep away plaque and prevent gum disease.
- Drink lots of water. Water will keep your mouth moist, stimulate saliva and wash food particles out.
- Chew sugarless gum. Chewing gum can not only mask the smell of foods like garlic, it also stimulates saliva production, which will also battle stinky breath.
If you are experiencing bad breath, come and talk to us! We can help you find the solution.
“OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND?” Let’s hope that’s not the case with your wisdom teeth! “Wisdom teeth” are what we call your set of third molars. They usually start growing in during the late teenage years, or early 20’s.
What’s The Big Deal With Wisdom Teeth?
Sometimes wisdom teeth can grow in and not cause any problems. This happens when the mouth is fully grown and the teeth are all properly aligned. However, most of the time wisdom teeth can cause some major problems. Here are just a few of the issues that can be caused by wisdom teeth growing in incorrectly:
- damage to to adjacent teeth
- crowding of the teeth
- damage to the jawbone
- damage to the nerves
- infections (in the case of a partial eruption)
We Can Help With Your Wisdom Teeth!
We have vast experience in diagnosing and removing wisdom teeth. Our team of oral surgeons have performed thousands of wisdom teeth extractions. Most of those procedures take about an hour or less and can be done right in our offices.
We know that this can be a nerve-racking experience, so we will walk you through the procedure step by step and answer all of your questions. We want you to be as comfortable as possible.
If you have any questions regarding wisdom teeth give us a call!
FOOD GIVES OUR bodies the nutrients needed to function and stay healthy. But did you know that there are certain foods that will help your teeth stay strong? Here are are some of the foods that provide extra help to keep your mouth healthy!
5 Foods That Help Your Oral Health
Dairy products such as milk, cheese, and plain yogurt contain calcium and phosphates. These foods replenish the minerals your teeth has lost due to other more acidic foods. Dairy gives your teeth the calcium and protein needed to stay strong.
Bacteria relies on sugar to produce plaque. Sugarless gum doesn’t promote bacteria growth. In fact most sugarless gum contains xylitol, which battles tooth decay. Sugarless gum also stimulates saliva production which helps your mouth stay clean.
Water is important for both tooth and gum health. It is an excellent way to rinse off your teeth and clean your mouth after eating or drinking a sugary drink like soda. It is important to rinse with water after eating or drinking anything acidic.
Green tea contains antioxidants, named catechins, that kill the bacteria that turn sugar to plaque. This also decreases the amount of tooth-attacking acid in your mouth
Raw Fruits & Vegatables
Crunchy foods like celery, apples, pears, and carrots are cleaning agents. As you chew these foods they gently clean your teeth. Apples stimulate the gums and reduce the amount of cavity-causing plaque on your teeth. Carrots and celery, along with scrubbing your teeth, help your mouth produce more saliva and help neutralize the acid in your mouth.
All These Foods Will Help Keep Your Mouth Healthy
If you have any questions about the ways that diet connects to your oral health, please ask! You can leave a question below, or on our Facebook page. You can also give us a call anytime.
Thanks for being our valued patient and friend!
SMILING DOES MORE THAN let people know we are happy. Smiling has an amazing power to affect your life, and the lives of people around you. Smiles influence how people perceive you, how you feel about yourself, and can even have a positive impact on your health!
Here Are A Few Fun Facts About Smiling:
- 63% of people say they look best in photos when they are showing their teeth.
- 99.7% of adults say an attractive smile is an important personal asset.
- 74% of people say that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for business or career success.
- Even a forced smile can make you happier. Psychologists have found that when someone is feeling down, a smile has a positive impact.
- Smiling improves your immune system. It allows your body to relax and contributes to good health.
- 69% of people find women more attractive when they are smiling than when they are wearing makeup.
We Want You To Be Confident In Your Smile
Here at Dental Partners of Boston we realize that over time your smile may not be as white as it once was. This is why we offer a variety of easy whitening options to help your smile stay young and white. We offer two different options for whitening.
In Office Whitening:
Our in-office procedure is quick and easy. In fact, it usually takes less than an hour. The results are instant and you will leave the office with a whiter smile.
Take Home Whitening:
We also have an option for a take-home whitening kit so you can whiten at your convenience. The kit consists of customized trays and whitening gel. You can use these trays whenever you want and will see great results.
Contact us today to discuss the best way to get your confident white smile!
DO YOU WANT A STRAIGHTER, HEALTHIER smile? What’s holding you back? Is it the thought of braces? If you have the desire to straighten your teeth but don’t want to have traditional braces, we have a solution for you.
Let us introduce you to Invisalign. Invisalign is a way to get your smile nice and straight without the braces. Dental Partners of Boston has been a Premier Preferred Provider for Invisalign treatment since 2011. We have had extensive experience helping people achieve the smile they want.
Invisalign Straightens Without Being Seen
Invisalign uses clear trays that are custom made to fit your mouth and align your teeth. You can also remove the trays in order to brush, floss and eat like you normally would. Here are some of the advantages to choosing Invisalign over traditional braces:
- You can eat whatever you want.
- The trays are removable.
- Invisalign allows for better periodontal and dental health, since you can brush and floss like normal.
- There is less mouth and gum irritation. Invisalign consists of smooth plastic; not rough metal
- You only have to come in for visits every 4-6 weeks.
- You can straighen your teeth without everyone knowing.
What Can I Expect If I Get Invisalign?
If you’re ready to get started, we’ll first need to set up an initial consultation. Here, we’ll analyze your bite, see if you’re a candidate, and go over treatment details. After some x-rays and impressions, we can actually show you digitally what you can expect through each phase of Invisalign – clear up to your final result! Pretty cool, right?
Call us today for your consultation!
YOUR BABY’S TEETH MIGHT BE small, but they play an important role in the development of your child’s mouth. Baby teeth help a child talk, eat, and act as placeholders for the adult teeth that come in later.
Here at Dental Partners of Boston, we care about your whole family’s dental health. Follow these tips to keep your baby’s teeth healthy and strong.
Tips For Babies
Most dentists suggest that babies visit the dentist by the age of one. This helps them get used to the dentist, and sets a pattern of preventative, rather than restorative care. It’s also a great chance for parents to learn how best to care for their child’s teeth. Here are a few pointers to help you and your baby:
- Don’t let your baby fall asleep with a bottle full of juice or milk. It can pool in his or her mouth and coat teeth, which can lead to decay, even before teeth have appeared!
- Start brushing with an extra soft toothbrush as soon as your baby gets a tooth.
- Before teeth appear, wipe the gums with a warm cloth or piece of gauze. This will help promote healthy gums and protect baby teeth as they come in.
Tips For Toddlers
Here are a few tips to keep your toddler’s teeth in good shape:
- Brush their teeth at least twice a day
- Have them drink a glass of water after eating. This will help rinse away any leftover food, sugar or acid from the meal.
- Make sure their dental visits feel safe and fun.
If you have any questions about your baby’s dental health, give us a call or make an appointment today.
DID YOU KNOW THAT 5 million teeth are knocked out each year in sporting activities? Here at Dental Partners of Boston we’ve seen the results of those accidents. Repairs to your smile can be time-consuming, inconvenient, and expensive. So we want to help you prevent those unexpected accidents. An excellent way to do this is by wearing a mouth guard while playing sports.
Studies have shown that custom mouth guards (meaning they are fitted specifically to your mouth) can reduce the chance of dental injuries up to 99%.
Sports Cause Dental Injuries
The American Dental Association states that approximately 200,000 suffer dental injuries while playing sports each year. These injuries include:
- A fractured tooth
- Dislodgment of teeth
- Damage to previous dental work such as crowns, veneers, bridges, braces and dental implants.
Get A Mouth Guard You Actually Like To Wear
Mouth guards have a reputation of being bulky, smelly and uncomfortable. If you come to us, however, we can make a custom mouthguard that will be comfortable, tasteless, resilient, tear resistant and will minimally impede breathing and speaking. We take great pride in helping the athletes of Boston.
Your Visit Will Be Easy
Getting a mouth guard is really easy. All you have to do is call and make an appointment. Your appointment will be simple and painless. You won’t need x-rays or a dental exam so no drugs or tools will be used. It will be a quick, straightforward visit.
It is important to protect your teeth while doing the activities you love. Let us help you protect your smile and stay safe as you play the sports you enjoy.