April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

THAT’S RIGHT—THIS UPCOMING MONTH HIGHLIGHTS oral cancer awareness and prevention.  Did you know that oral cancer is the 6th most common cancer, and 40,000 new patients are diagnosed each year!? Those are some scary statistics, and that’s why we at Dental Partners of Boston are here to help.

Oral cancer typically begins with a tiny red or white spot somewhere in the mouth that oftentimes goes unnoticed. It most commonly involves the lips or the tongue, but it can also occur on the gums, cheek lining, or floor/roof of the mouth. Oral cancer can be caused by a variety of things, but smoking and tobacco use are the biggest culprits. Alcohol use also increases your risk of oral cancer.

Typical symptoms involve difficulty chewing/swallowing, tongue problems, mouth sores, weight loss, swollen lymphnodes, etc. If you have any of these symptoms, and think you may be a victim of oral cancer, please come visit us as soon as you can.

Early detection and preventative care go a long way in eliminating problems in the future. So, don’t wait until you start noticing symptoms to get checked!! Our skilled Boston dentists perform free oral cancer screenings and examinations each time you come in for a routine cleaning! That’s just one of the many reasons people from all over New England choose Dental Partners of Boston for their dental care.

Your comfort and well-being are our number one priority, so take care of yourself, and your mouth! Your oral and overall health will thank you!

For a complete oral health check-up and oral cancer screening, request an appointment today.

Full Mouth Reconstruction At Dental Partners Of Boston

HAVING A SMILE YOU ARE PROUD OF CAN DO MUCH MORE than make you feel beautiful. In fact, smiling has been proven to boost immune systems, change moods, relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and even bring success. However, some people don’t feel comfortable flashing their smiles to passersby all day long when they are burdened with discolored, crowded, aging, and/or crooked teeth. That’s where Dental Partners of Boston comes into play.

Our highly skilled dentists excel in the art and science of stunning full mouth reconstruction. Their discerning eyes can bring you the smile you’ve always dreamed of through treatments such as porcelain veneers, laser teeth whitening, invisalign clear braces, dental implants, bonding, and/or crowns. The combination of our doctor’s exceptional skills and our top-of-the-line dental technologies will leave you with a superior, natural-looking smile and a proper bite that you will be anxious to share with the world! 

No need to worry about visiting a million dentists to fix your smile—all of our dentists and specialists work in the same practice, giving you the convenience of one-stop dentistry and coordinated care.

So, if your teeth have been neglected over the years, or are badly crooked and/or stained, request a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. It’s time to restore your teeth and bring back your bright smile! 

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Root Canal Treatment Can Bring Pain Relief

THERE IS A HUGE MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ROOT CANAL TREATMENT—everyone is scared it is going to be painful! What most people don’t realize is that the actual infection is what hurts, and the endodontic treatment we use to heal it is no more painful than filling a cavity! 

There’s nothing to be afraid of! Root canals are actually one of the most common dental procedures: nearly 16 million are performed in the United States alone each year! Don’t let the rumors you’ve heard about the procedure scare you away. Like we said, it isn’t the procedure that hurts—it’s the pain you’re already dealing with that causes the discomfort!

Here at Dental Partners of Boston, we have great experience with endodontic treatment. After an initial comprehensive exam, we will determine the best treatment plan for your particular case. Then,  along with our advanced technologies and highly effective anesthetics, our multi-specialty team will perform the procedure painlessly and efficiently—alleviating your discomfort and leaving your mouth a much happier place!

The personal touch our doctors place on every procedure they perform is what makes Dental Partners of Boston the #1 practice of choice in all of New England. If you are experiencing any oral discomfort, or have any additional questions about endodontics, come visit with our team! It’s time to say goodbye to the pain, and hello to a healthier smile!

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Is Your Jaw Troubling You? Ask About Our TMJ Appliances

ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH CONSTANT HEADACHES, jaw pain, sensitive teeth,  neck and shoulder pain, clicking in your jaw joints, and/or a constant ringing in your ears? If so, you are most likely a victim of TMJ. This unfortunate (yet, common) condition can be quite painful, and we understand the inconvenience it can be. Many patients with TMJ find that it’s hard to chew, speak, open/close their mouths, and even swallow.

Fortunately, here at Dental Partners of Boston, we can help alleviate that pain and get your jaw feeling as good as new! Though each type of TMJ problem responds differently to each method of treatment, our multi-specialty dentists are highly skilled at treating this condition, and can find a solution that will work specifically for your particular case. Without using needles, drugs, or tools of any kind in your mouth, our doctors will create a custom-designed appliance to alleviate your pain and get rid of your symptoms.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above and think you may be a victim of TMJ, please don’t hesitate to inform one of our doctors at your next appointment. It’s time to say goodbye to those unnecessary headaches and jaw pain! We look forward to serving you.

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Interested In Straightening Your Teeth Without All The Metal?

THE DESIRE TO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL, STRAIGHT SMILE is something that most of us can relate to. However, many people, adults in particular, find themselves uncomfortable with the idea of metal braces. Fortunately—you are in luck. We offer a variety of cosmetic and orthodontic solutions that can help straighten your teeth without the hassle of actual braces. One of the most popular of these solutions is Invisalign “invisible braces,” and Dental Partners of Boston happens to be a Premier Preferred provider.

We promise the word “invisible” isn’t too good to be true. Invisalign braces straighten your teeth through a series of clear, custom-molded, removable aligners. This means no metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth, and most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them!!

Here at Dental Partners of Boston, your treatment will start with a computer-generated image of how what your teeth will look like during each stage of treatment. We will then create custom aligners that will gradually shift your teeth into place from the back of your mouth to the front without any tightening your adjustments. By simply changing your aligners approximately every 2 weeks, your teeth will straighten and leave you with a smile to be proud of.

If you think invisalign may be the solution you’ve been searching for, request an appointment with one of our experienced  Invisalign orthodontists today. A straighter, more beautiful smile awaits you.

 

Dental Partners Of Boston: A Premier Provider For Dental Services

HERE AT DENTAL PARTNERS OF BOSTON we understand the importance of a healthy, beautiful smile. Not only can it boost your confidence, it can improve your overall health too! This is why we offer comprehensive dental care, with dentists who specialize in nearly every dental procedure.

Our specially trained doctors are certified in everything from implant dentistry, periodontal care, reconstructive dentistry, cosmetic procedures, general dentistry, and orthodontics. No matter what dental service you need, we provide it—and we promise you won’t be in better hands anywhere else. Our general dentists and specialists have received top-quality training from the nation’s most prestigious dental institutions, and their unmatchable skills are what has made Dental Partners of Boston one of New England’s most respected and well known dental practices for over 35 years.

This depth of knowledge and skills across nearly ever facet of dentistry are what set our practice aside as a premier provider for dental services. Check our our doctors’ bios to learn more about the special training and education they’ve had.

We look forward to serving you. Request an appointment today!

Not All Dental Crowns Are Created Equal…

DENTAL CROWNS, OR CAPS, ARE OFTEN THE PERFECT SOLUTION for misshaped, misaligned, or discolored teeth. However, not all crowns are created equal. Some can be a slightly different color than the rest of your teeth, or even leave unattractive black lines by your gums. Others may not be as strong, long-lasting, or life-like as one would hope.

Fortunately, here at Dental Partners of Boston you can set your fears about low-quality dental crowns aside and rest assured that you will receive the best treatment available!  Our doctors’ skill at crafting beautiful, comfortable, and long-lasting dental crowns makes our practice second to none, and we offer a few different options to fit your specific needs!

Our special all-porcelain dental crowns are guaranteed to add beauty to your smile. And, thanks to our advanced Cerec® 3D technology, you don’t even have to wait for your crowns to be sent out to a laboratory for molding. We will create them here at our office in just one visit while you wait!

Today, many of our patients are also interested in crowns that don’t include metal or other alloys. That’s why Dental Partners of Boston happens to be one of the few unique practices to offer Procera® AllCeram crowns. These specialized crowns consist of a dense all-ceramic material that gives your new tooth a natural shine.

To learn more about how our top-quality dental crowns can improve your smile, contact our office today! We’d love to go over your options with you.

 

Perfect Your Smile With Our Immediate Dental Implants

ARE SOME TEETH MISSING FROM YOUR SMILE? Don’t despair—we have the solution you have been looking for. Here at Dental Partners of Boston, we offer state of the art implant technology, giving you the option to go from an incomplete smile to a perfect one in just one treatment session! 

With conventional implant treatment, you have to wait 4-6 months for your implants to heal before your new teeth can be placed. That’s quite a long time to walk around with temporary teeth in your mouth! Here at Dental Partners of Boston we can give you your new teeth right away! And we have some good news—this new and innovative procedure has been proven to be effective in over 96% of all patients treated.

There are quite a few benefits of osseointegrated implants besides the obvious shorter treatment time and minimized pain. You will have a fixed smile immediately, you get to by-pass the uncomfortable removable prosthesis, your new tooth will be remarkably strong & stable, the esthetics are improved, and your individual self-image will sky-rocket!

Our specialized doctors have completed over 10,000 osseointegrated dental implant cases, making our practice one of the leading centers for this procedure in all of New England. There’s no need to worry—you will be in the best of hands. So, if you are curious whether or not these immediate implants are right for you, set up a consultation with us! We would love to go through your options with you. Lets fill in those gaps in your smile!! 

Interested In A Complete Smile Makeover? Look No Further.

 

ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY, 92% of Americans believe that an attractive smile is an important social asset. In addition, 50% of people consider the smile the first facial feature they notice, yet a whopping 80% of the population are not even happy with their smiles!

Here at Dental Partners of Boston we specialize in cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you fall under the 80% who dislike their smiles, let our experienced team custom-design the perfect smile to fit your features. Our doctors have given complete smile makeovers to some of the most recognized individuals in New England—we promise you’ll be in the best of hands! 

First, one of our skilled cosmetic dentists will evaluate your mouth’s structural and aesthetic needs. Then, our team will decide which techniques will best benefit your smile. In the end, whether you need porcelain dental veneers, crowns, lumineers, or invisalign, our experienced cosmetic dentists will leave you with a stronger and more aesthetically balanced smile. As a finishing touch, we will whiten your smile to polish off your new look and create a stunning effect.

But wait—it gets even better! Thanks to our state-of-the-art Cerec® 3D machine, we can measure, mill, and fit these custom designed restorations for your new smile within one easy visit. 

If you are at all interested in a smile makeover, or if you have some unanswered questions, set up a consultation with us. We would be happy to instruct you in more detail about the services we offer, and how a custom-made smile makeover can benefit you.

Healthy Gums Can Protect Your Heart—Stay Informed.

THE TERM GUM DISEASE probably sounds pretty familiar, especially if you’ve ever spent time at our practice. We make a special effort to inform our patients about the seriousness of gum disease, and the important role good oral hygiene plays for your overall health.

Swollen, red, and bleeding gums are all signs of an unhealthy mouth and gum disease. These conditions can cause discomfort, bad breath, and even tooth loss if not properly treated. Yesterday we posted an article on our Facebook Page that outlines the serious effects gum disease can have on our bodies. One quote from the article points out that “people with severe chronic gum disease, or periodontitis, are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease.” Bacteria from our mouths can also lead directly to clotting, further putting our hearts at risk. Another particularly memorable quote from the article states that “severe periodontal disease is the equivalent to a wound of about eight square inches…Imagine a wound that size on your skin, always ulcerated and exposed to a whole variety of bacteria.” 

Gum disease is more serious that many people realize, which is why our doctors are specifically trained to notice the signs and treat them before it gets out of hand. We not only manage periodontal disease, we reverse it. Soft tissue grafts can be taken from the roof of your mouth to cover tooth roots, replace missing tissue from a receding gum line, and decrease sensitivity.

No matter what your condition may be, our trained Boston periodontists can create an effective outcome that will last.

Set up an appointment with us to find out more about how our periodontal team can help keep your gums disease-free! We promise you high-quality results and a gentle touch. Here at Dental Partners of Boston you will be in the best of hands.