Though at first glance arthritis and gum disease would seem to be separate and unrelated health problems, they are commonly found together. A person who suffers from one is significantly more likely to also experience the other, a connection which has been repeatedly documented. While a causal link has not yet been proven between poor dental health and rheumatoid arthritis, the correlation between the two is well established, and the most recent research suggests that gum disease may be a precursor to joint pain.
Study of the connection between gum disease and arthritis goes back to at least 1987. A study, authored by Jerry A. Molitor, MD, PhD, began that year to examine the overlap which had already been observed between arthritis and periodontitis (gum disease). After eleven years examining the health of 6,616 participants, the researchers concluded that patients whose periodontitis was classed as moderate or severe were twice as likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis as those with little to no gum disease. That connection has been borne out since in multiple studies across several countries.
The reason for the connection was previously not understood. Initially doctors believed that the arthritis might be the cause of the tooth loss. Pain in the hands could easily make oral hygiene more difficult, and some of the medications used to treat arthritis can cause dry mouth, which promotes oral bacterial development. But more recent research suggests that gum disease may actually precede the development of arthritis. A study examining the effects of joint pain on oral hygiene concluded that pain due to arthritis was not enough to account for the link. And the correlation remained even among patients who were not medicated for their arthritis, meaning that dry mouth could not be the sole factor. The effects and treatment of the arthritis itself are not wholly responsible for the increased occurrence of gum disease in arthritic patients. Instead, similarities between the tissues of the gums and tissues of the joints–and similarities between the types of bacteria which can affect them–may provide clues about the source of joint inflammation and how it relates to dental health. Though the cause has not yet been firmly established, signs point to a possibility that gum disease contributes to arthritis.
If gum disease is a factor in the development of rheumatoid arthritis, then proper dental care becomes all the more important for those who have, or show other risk factors for, arthritis. Everyone should properly brush and floss their teeth, but if this is difficult or painful, talk to your dentist about what assistive devices might help you. Regular dental exams are also key to catching any infection early. Call our office or request an appointment online.
For more information, see “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease”by Mary Anne Dunkin.
What Are Dentures?
May 9, 2019
Missing teeth can affect you in a variety of ways. They can make it more difficult to eat and speak, and they can affect your confidence because of how they change your appearance. There are several different solutions for missing teeth, one of which is to have dentures. Unlike options like crowns, bridges and dental […]
One of the most common questions at any dental practice is how much will it hurt? Fear of pain is universal. At a dentist’s office, that fear can be more than at any other meidcal doctor’s office. Frequently, patients will ask the dentists at Dental Partners of Boston this question when considering dental implants. Since […]
Gum disease is a powerful ailment that has been shown to affect nearly half of all American adults, giving people bad breath, damaged gum tissue, and even loose or missing teeth. Over time, periodontal disease can even allow bacteria to damage the underlying structures that hold the teeth in place, causing bone loss and a […]
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Happy Holidays from Dental Partners of Boston
December 22, 2016
As you get ready for vacations and celebrations, remember to care for your teeth!
What Makes Dental Implants a Good Investment?
December 15, 2016
You get what you pay for when you invest in dental implants.
Makeover Your Smile
December 8, 2016
Our whole team will work to make sure you can have the smile of your dreams.
November 23, 2016
A few tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy over the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!
The Uses of Dental Crowns
November 10, 2016
For a natural look, we offer Procera AllCeram crowns to our patients with damaged teeth.
Full Arch Replacement with Dental Implants
November 3, 2016
As secure as implants at a fraction of the cost, an implant-supported full-arch replacement is a fantastic choice for your health and your wallet.
Identifying and Treating Periodontal Disease
October 27, 2016
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Why We Love Lumineers
October 20, 2016
LUMINEERS are a fast and virtually painless way to fix stained, crooked, or misaligned teeth.
Avoiding Periodontal Disease
September 29, 2016
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Tooth Colored Fillings
September 15, 2016
For beautiful restorations that look natural and unobtrusive, choose tooth-colored composite resin fillings.
A New Smile for a New You
September 8, 2016
For a beautiful smile, Dental Partners of Boston offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services.
The 7 Best Foods for Your Teeth
August 31, 2016
What you eat plays a major role in the health of your teeth and gums.
The History of Dental Implants
August 18, 2016
Dental Implants have come a long way from the jade and seashells used by the ancient Mayans.
August 11, 2016
The easiest way to repair chips, cracks, and many other cosmetic issues is with dental bonding.
Why Go to a Dentist for Botox?
August 4, 2016
To help you look your best, Dental Partners of Boston offers Botox and dermal fillers to keep your skin looking youthful and smooth.
The 6 Worst Foods for Your Teeth
July 28, 2016
Your food choices make all the difference between strong, healthy teeth and damaged, decaying enamel.
The Dental Implant Process
July 21, 2016
From your initial exam to your last followup appointment, we make the process of getting dental implants smooth and easy.
Your Smile and Your Health
July 14, 2016
We can see more about your health during an exam than just the state of your teeth.
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?
July 7, 2016
For the brightest smile, professional teeth whitening is the fastest option.
Replacing Amalgam Fillings
June 23, 2016
If your dark fillings bother you, you may be able to replace them with tooth-colored composite resins.
Coping with Dental Anxiety
June 16, 2016
Dental anxiety is common, but can keep you from getting the care you need. At Dental Partners of Boston, we will do all we can to help soothe your fears.
When to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry
June 9, 2016
For a beautiful smile, we offer a full range of options, from simple teeth whitening to crowns, veneers, and dental prosthetics.
What to Expect During Your Endodontic Treatment
May 26, 2016
Easy and comfortable–those are the words to describe today’s endodontic treatments, which relieve pain and save teeth.
The Benefits of Digital Dental X-Rays
May 19, 2016
New digital technology offers many benefits that past technology can’t, including greater safety and precision.
The Invisalign Process
May 12, 2016
Straightening your teeth was never so easy. Invisalign aligners are designed to do the work; all you have to do is wear them.
3 Reasons We Offer Sedation Dentistry
May 5, 2016
Sedation dentistry allows you to control your dental experience and relax in the dentist’s chair.
What Regular Cleanings Do for Your Teeth
April 28, 2016
The healthiest smile depends on the basics: daily cleaning and regular dental visists.
Providing All Your Cosmetic Dentistry Needs
April 14, 2016
The best cosmetic dentist is the one that can give you everything you need without ever leaving their office.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
March 17, 2016
For improved health and comfort, we recommend dental implants. Learn more about them here.
Periodontal Facts and Fallacies
March 10, 2016
Correcting misconceptions about periodontal health will help you to preserve yours. Read more here.
Dental Health Care vs. Disease Care
March 3, 2016
We focus on overall dental health, versus simple disease care. Read about the three basic tiers of disease treatment.
Is Oral Surgery Right for You?
February 29, 2016
Dental Partners of Boston makes up a team of talented dental professionals so you can enjoy exemplary care.
Preserving Natural Tooth Structure: Dental Crown
February 22, 2016
Dental Crowns can be used to repair a tooth, or even to cosmetically re-shape one.
Dental Implants: Teeth-In-A-Day
February 16, 2016
If you require dental implants, ask us about Teeth-In-A-Day!
When to Consider Arch Replacement
February 10, 2016
An arch replacementis when all the teeth on the lower or upper part of your gums are replaced fully with dental implants.
How Dental Implants Work
January 28, 2016
Healthy teeth in a healthy mouth can last a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
January 14, 2016
In a dental emergency, the sooner you contact us, the better your odds of saving natural teeth.
Bridging the Gap
January 7, 2016
For the greatest stability and comfort, we recommend implant supported bridges.
Happy New Year from Dental Partners of Boston
January 1, 2016
Happy New Year!Make your teeth gleam in 2016!
A Full Smile Makeover
December 28, 2015
Whether you want to cosmetically enhance your smile, or reconstruct it after injury, we’ll see you through all the steps.
Happy Holidays from Dental Partners of Boston
December 24, 2015
Happy Holidaysand many thanks from Dental Partners of Boston.
Think You Might Have TMJ?
December 17, 2015
If you have painin our around your jaw, come talk to us about TMJ.
Snoring? Try Using a Snore Guard
December 10, 2015
If you find yourselfsnoring, your airways may be compromised while you sleep.
Using a Night Guard to Avoid Clenching
December 3, 2015
Protect your teeth from the harmful effects of clenching and grinding your jaw while sleeping.
Teeth In An Hour
November 30, 2015
Missing teeth?Call us today to schedule an appointment or consultation to ask about restoring your smile.
Happy Thanksgiving from Dental Partners of Boston
November 25, 2015
Enjoy your Thansgiving Dinner but don’t forget to brush afterward!
November 16, 2015
Our treatment of choice for one or more missing teeth is dental implants. Dental implants are small metal fixtures rooted in your jawbone that can support one or more replacement teeth. With over a quarter century of clinical success, Swedish and American research has proven that osseointegrated dental implants—dental implants using biocompatible materials which allow […]
Unhappy with yellowing teeth? Ask about At-Home Teeth Whitening.
October 29, 2015
At-Home teeth whiteningis an excellent way to get your smile brighter and whiter at your own convenience.
Immediate Dental Implants with Dental Partners of Boston
October 8, 2015
Dental implants area great way to restore the esthetics and function of your natural teeth lost due to illness or injury…
Oral Cancer Screenings
October 1, 2015
Tobacco use exposestyour mouth tissues to harmful chemicals, puttin you in dancer of developing cancer cells. Contact us today to schedule a screening for oral cancer.
Don’t Avoid Straightening Your Teeth as an Adult
September 24, 2015
If you would liketo give straightening your teeth a try, you have several options.
Benefits of Dental Botox(R) Treatments
September 17, 2015
Dental Botox Treatment can provide relief from soreness and pain caused by TMJ.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
September 3, 2015
If you neglect your teeth for too long, dental problems can stack up fast.
Toothpaste: It Does Matter
August 21, 2015
Its important that you know what addatives are in a toothpaste. Confused? We can help.
How Dental Implants Work
August 14, 2015
If you have damaged or missing teeth, take advantage of implant dentistry right away!
What does DMD stand for?
August 6, 2015
Have you ever wondered what DMD and our other titles stand for?
We Believe Dentistry is All About You!
July 31, 2015
As one of the leading dental practices in Boston, we are proud to serve our patients with the best care possible.
Implants Must Be Done Right the First Time
July 24, 2015
Here at DPOB we don’t have one single doctor who specializes in dental implants. We have three!
Some Amazing Facts About Dental Implants
July 16, 2015
Did You Know? Here are some amazing facts about dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
July 9, 2015
Dental implants are built to last with a titanium root and a crown to make it look like a real tooth.
Dental Implants to Last a Lifetime
June 30, 2015
Each dental implant treatment requires a custom treatment plan by a qualified orthodontist.
Dental Partners of Boston – A Full Service Dental Practice
June 23, 2015
A full service dental officehere in the heart of downtown, Boston.
5 Things to Know when Getting your Wisdom Teeth Out
June 16, 2015
Having your wisdom teeth Being moved is a standard procedure. These 5 points will help you feel prepared.
Excellence Isn’t Achieved by Chance
May 22, 2015
Our Patientscome first in everything that we do…
Dental Parters of Boston is Now Offering Dental Botox Treatments
May 18, 2015
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April 23, 2015
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Sensitive Teeth: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
April 16, 2015
Sensitive teeth can indicate that it is time to come in for a check-up. We’ll find the cause and provide a solution!
Dental Procedures That Revitalize Your Teeth
April 9, 2015
There are several cosmetic procedures that revitalize your smile while also maintaining or improving the overall function of your teeth.
5 Ways to have a Perfectly Beautiful Smile Everyday
April 3, 2015
Good dental hygiene helps with that perfect smile. The key to that smile is through the basics, such as flossing, brushing, and rinsing.
Consider Giving Your Smile a Makeover!
March 30, 2015
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5 Reasons You Should Consider White Tooth Fillings
March 4, 2015
WITH ALL THE ADVANCES of modern dentistry, it’s surprising that an ancient technology like metal fillings is still so commonly used today!
What You Snack On Can Affect Your Smile
February 25, 2015
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February 18, 2015
DID YOU KNOW THAT TEETH are the only part of our body that doesn’t repair itself…
Is It Really Necessary To Floss?
February 11, 2015
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Keeping Your Night Guard Clean
January 30, 2015
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Get Rid Of Your Morning Breath
January 21, 2015
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January 14, 2015
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We Offer Procera® AllCeram Crowns
January 7, 2015
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Start The New Year With A Brighter Smile
December 30, 2014
OVER TIME, WE ALL start to notice a little bit of staining and discoloration on our teeth…
Explore Adult Orthodontics Options From Dental Partners Of Boston
December 23, 2014
YOUR SMILE IS A POWERFUL tool for good! It can relieve stress, make a person seen more attractive…
A Guide To Holiday Foods From Dental Partners Of Boston
December 10, 2014
THE HOLIDAYS CAN be hard on our teeth. Here are a few foods to watch out for during this exciting time of year!
Diabetes Is Linked To Periodontal Disease
December 3, 2014
NEARLY 30 MILLION AMERICANS suffer from diabetes. Diabetes greatly increases your risk of periodontal disease…
Good Dental Health Starts Young
November 26, 2014
GOOD DENTAL HEALTH is a life-long pursuit, and it starts with great dental habits…
Snoring’s Simple Solution
November 19, 2014
YOU MAY BE AMONG the 45% of adults who snore, or you likely know someone who does…
Dental Bridges Can Restore Your Beautiful Smile
November 12, 2014
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Do You Eat More Sugar Than You Should?
November 5, 2014
RECENTLY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, (WHO), has revised their guidelines for the amount of sugar…
Guard Yourself Against Oral Cancer By Knowing The Signs
October 29, 2014
ORAL CANCER IS A GROWING problem in the US. Fortunately, when caught early…
We Offer Microscope Assisted Endodontics
October 22, 2014
ENDODONTICS IS A SPECIAL area of dentistry that focuses on the root, pulp and tissue…
3 Dental Health Tips For When You’re Sick
October 15, 2014
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3 Ways To Avoid Gagging During Dental Appointments
October 8, 2014
DID YOU KNOW 1 IN 5 patients tend to gag while receiving dental treatment?
A Surprising Solution To An Aging Smile
September 24, 2014
IS YOUR SMILE LOOKING tired and worn down? Maybe it’s time to think about…
Be Prepared For Dental Emergencies
September 17, 2014
WHEN’S THE RIGHT TIME to learn what to do with a knocked-out tooth? BEFORE a tooth gets knocked out!
Stop Thinking About Straightening Your Smile And Just DO It
September 10, 2014
EVERYONE WANTS A SMILE they can be proud of. But many people hesitate to…
Tired Of Your Denture? Consider Full Mouth Implants.
September 3, 2014
DENTURES HAVE COME A LONG WAY. With modern technology and care, you…
Are You Remembering To Floss?
August 27, 2014
FLOSSING IS A KEY COMPONENT in your personal dental care. However, it may not always be the most convenient…
Overall Health Is Linked To Your Oral Health
August 20, 2014
WHEN YOU PROTECT AND CARE for your oral health, you’re helping to ensure the health of your whole body…
Dental Health And Pregnancy
August 13, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS EXCITING time of life! You have so much to think about, so let us make it a bit easier…
We Offer Same Day Partial Crowns
August 6, 2014
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Keep Your Smile Strong As You Age
July 30, 2014
YOUR SMILE CAN STAY STRONG AND HEALTHY for life when you take care of your teeth and keep in mind…
Digital X-Rays Are A Part Of Your Routine Dental Care
July 23, 2014
WE USE THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY to provide more convenient and effective care…
Missing Teeth Can Be Replaced By Dental Implants
July 16, 2014
A MISSING TOOTH CAN THROW OFF your whole smile. It can affect your self esteem and overall health…
Are Sensitive Teeth Driving You Crazy?
July 9, 2014
DO YOU EXPERIENCE DISCOMFORT when you eat something…
Avoid Bad Breath With These Tips
July 2, 2014
HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED bad breath? Don’t feel bad…
Let’s Talk About Wisdom Teeth
June 25, 2014
IF YOU’RE BETWEEN THE AGE of 17 and 22, talk to us about your wisdom teeth…
5 Great Foods For Your Dental Health
June 18, 2014
FOOD HELPS GIVE OUR bodies the nutrients needed to…
Are You Getting All The Benefits You Should Out Of Your Smile?
June 11, 2014
SMILING DOES MORE THAN let people know we are happy…
Straighten Your Smile Without Braces
June 4, 2014
WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK from straightening your smile? Is it…
How To Care For Your Baby’s Teeth
May 28, 2014
YOUR BABY’S TEETH MIGHT BE small but they play…
Keeping Your Teeth Safe With A Custom Sports Guard From Dental Partners Of Boston
May 21, 2014
DID YOU KNOW THAT 5 million teeth are knocked out each…
Keeping Scheduled Dental Appointments Can Save Your Life
May 14, 2014
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Anxiety? Sedation Dentistry From Dental Partners Of Boston Can Help
April 30, 2014
MANY PEOPLE ARE FRIGHTENED of going to the…
Get To Know Your Teeth A Little Better
April 16, 2014
WE USE OUR TEETH EVERY DAY when we eat, when we smile, and when we speak…
Never Hide Your Smile Again! We Offer White Fillings
April 10, 2014
WE OFFER TOOTH-COLORED fillings here at Dental Partners of Boston. That means…
Experiencing Pain In Your Jaw? It Could Be TMD
April 2, 2014
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD a loud popping or clicking noise coming from your jaw? Do you ever feel
Some Interesting And Bizarre Facts About Dentistry
March 26, 2014
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Get The Rest You Need – Invest In A Snore Guard
March 19, 2014
ARE YOU FED UP with not getting enough sleep at night?…
Take Charge Of Your Smile With Tooth Restoration
March 12, 2014
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Is Chewing Gum Bad For Your Teeth?
March 5, 2014
GUM IS FUN! It is fun to chew and usually tastes delicious. It has a lot of perks but…
Understand The Difference Between Plaque And Tartar
February 26, 2014
CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, plaque and tartar are not the exact same!
We Can Give You A Crown In Just One Visit
February 19, 2014
WE KNOW HOW BUSY YOU ARE. We have the technology to give you back your time with…
Get The Best Care For Your Gums From Dental Partners Of Boston
February 12, 2014
MANY PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE that caring for their gums is just as important as caring…
The Correct Way To Brush Your Teeth
February 5, 2014
ALTHOUGH IT’S BASIC, a lot of people are still not brushing their teeth correctly.
Protect Your Teeth From Our Boston Winter
January 27, 2014
MANY PEOPLE EXPERIENCE some tooth sensitivity during the cold winter months…
The Importance Of Replacing A Missing Tooth
January 22, 2014
MANY PEOPLE ASSUME THAT missing teeth aren’t a health risk. However, choosing…
Care For Your Smile After Whitening
January 15, 2014
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January 7, 2014
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5 Simple Habits That Help Get Rid Of Plaque
January 2, 2014
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Does Mouthwash Do Any Good?
December 26, 2013
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Refresh Your Smile With Beautiful Veneers
December 18, 2013
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December 11, 2013
IF YOU WAKE UP with headaches or jaw pain, you may be grinding your teeth while you sleep. Grinding your teeth…
How Medication Can Affect Your Oral Health And What You Can Do About It
December 4, 2013
THE MEDICINE YOU TAKE to make you feel better can negatively affect your oral health…
Candy Isn’t The Only Cavity-Causing Culprit To Consider
November 27, 2013
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED ABOUT CANDY and its harmful effects to your teeth since before you can remember…
Don’t Be Fooled By These Oral-Cancer Myths
November 13, 2013
ABOUT 42,000 AMERICANS will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. That number has…
Custom Crowns In One Visit With CEREC Technology
November 7, 2013
HAVE YOU EVER BENEFITED FROM the CEREC technology in our practice?
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October 30, 2013
MANY PEOPLE IN THE BOSTON AREA have considered getting braces now and again…
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October 23, 2013
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Tips For Maintaining Good Oral Health During Pregnancy
October 16, 2013
WE ENCOURAGE EXPECTING MOTHERS to maintain good oral health—for their own and their child’s sake…
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October 8, 2013
THE MOST COMMON cause of sensitive teeth is exposed dentin. Dentin is the tissue below your teeth’s enamel…
We Offer One-Stop, Comprehensive Dental Care
October 2, 2013
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September 25, 2013
WITH SO MANY OPTIONS at the store, buying a new toothbrush can feel overwhelming…
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September 18, 2013
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September 11, 2013
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Why Professional Whitening Is Better Than D.I.Y. Whitening
September 4, 2013
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What To Expect From A Smile Makeover Consultation
August 28, 2013
WE WANT YOU TO FEEL COMPLETELY comfortable about your treatment plan…
Proper Emergency Action Can Help Save A Knocked Out Tooth
August 21, 2013
DENTAL EMERGENCIES happen. If tooth trauma happens to you, our team here…
Tooth Colored Fillings Mimic Your Natural Teeth In Look And Function
August 14, 2013
TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS not only look more natural than silver fillings…
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August 7, 2013
AT DENTAL PARTNERS OF BOSTON, we’re not only dentists, hygienists, specialists…
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July 31, 2013
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July 24, 2013
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The Truth About Dental Implants
July 17, 2013
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Do You Have Questions About Wisdom Tooth Removal?
July 10, 2013
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June 26, 2013
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June 12, 2013
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June 5, 2013
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The Benefits Of Regular Teeth Cleanings
May 22, 2013
AT DENTAL PARTNERS OF BOSTON, our thorough dental cleanings can make you feel better: they help keep your smile bright and your gums and teeth healthy…
Why You Should Consider Sedation Dentistry
May 8, 2013
DO YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT TO RELAX at the dentist’s office? Has anxiety or fear of discomfort…
5 Life-Improving Reasons To Smile
April 24, 2013
WHEN YOU SMILE, GREAT things can happen for your appearance and your health…
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April 18, 2013
A WHITENING CAN MAKE YOU feel brand-new and ready for spring…
Some Tips For Preventing Canker Sores
April 10, 2013
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Are You Grinding Your Teeth At Night?
April 4, 2013
CLENCHING OR GRINDING YOUR TEETH isn’t a big deal, unless you do it hour after hour, night after night…
Dental Partners of Boston Warns About The Effects Of An Acidic Diet On Teeth
March 28, 2013
NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW about how badly a diet high in acid can affect your dental health…
What You Should Know About Whitening Toothpastes
March 21, 2013
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE between tooth-whitening and tooth-bleaching?
Rest Easy With Simple Appliance Therapy From Dental Partners Of Boston
March 15, 2013
WHEN YOU HAVE PROBLEMS sleeping, it may not occur to you to look to your dentist for help…
Periodontal Disease? You Can Still Keep Your Teeth
March 8, 2013
LASER TECHNOLOGY in our office offers hope for patients with advanced periodontal disease…
Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Missing Tooth
February 28, 2013
WHILE MANY PEOPLE readily acknowledge the aesthetic problems of a missing tooth, they don’t know about the health risks that it poses…
How To Make A Great First Impression
February 22, 2013
YOU’RE GOING OUT FOR the night, and you want to make a good impression. What do you spend your effort on?
Troubleshooting Your Bad Breath
February 16, 2013
WANT FRESH BREATH? Of course you do—we all do! Our team understands that bad breath can cause problems…
Let’s Get Serious About Invisalign
February 5, 2013
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Advice For Sports Fans From Dental Partners Of Boston
January 29, 2013
A FEW IMPORTANT NOTES about sports drinks, mouth guards, and swimmer’s calculus…
Defy Age With Your Smile
January 22, 2013
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January 7, 2013
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December 31, 2012
THE BEAUTY OF A NEW YEAR is that we all get a fresh start…
Dental Partners Of Boston Provides Beautiful Veneer Options
December 20, 2012
WE KNOW THAT A LOT of people out there have questions about veneers…
How Can A Visit With Our Team Help Your Headaches?
December 14, 2012
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Our Answers To 4 Common Dental FAQs
December 5, 2012
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November 30, 2012
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November 25, 2012
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November 8, 2012
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TOOTH LOSS NO LONGER MEANS that you have to sacrifice your favorite things…
What Can You Do To Guard Against Oral Cancer?
October 23, 2012
THE NUMBERS ARE SCARY, BUT there’s no reason for you to be a helpless victim…
Five Simple, Powerful Habits For Strong Teeth
October 16, 2012
THERE’S MORE TO DENTAL HEALTH than brushing. Work on these habits…
Our One-Visit-Crown Technology Saves You Time
October 9, 2012
IF YOU’VE EVER HAD A DENTAL crown put in somewhere besides our office…
The Dental Partners Of Boston Complete Dentistry Experience
September 26, 2012
WHAT MAKES A VISIT TO Dental Partners of Boston so special?
The Dilemma Of Shifting Teeth
September 6, 2012
IT’S NOT UNHEARD OF TO EXPERIENCE SHIFTING teeth in adulthood. Here at Dental Partners of Boston, we…
What Your Smile Says About You
August 29, 2012
SOME PEOPLE THINK that there’s just one way to perfect a smile. But we believe…
Some Of Our Advice For A Brighter Smile
August 22, 2012
IN ADDITION TO THE SERVICES WE OFFER at our office, there are things you can do at home to…
Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference
August 7, 2012
HESITATING ABOUT YOUR SMILE MAKEOVER? We know that sometimes it can seem like too much…
After Cosmetic Dental Services, Maintenance Is Important
July 26, 2012
NOW THAT YOU’VE GONE THROUGH the time and cost of a smile makeover, how do you make sure that your teeth look just as beautiful next year?
Oral Health, Overall Health
July 20, 2012
THERE’S WAY MORE TO YOUR REGULAR checkups than a sweep for cavities…
Our Goal Is To Help Make Boston The #1 U.S. City For Oral Health
July 11, 2012
IN A DENTAL HEALTH SURVEY OF 100 U.S. CITIES Boston showed room for improvement…
Silver Or White?
July 5, 2012
SILVER FILLINGS DON’T HAVE TO interrupt your gorgeous smile anymore…
Our Endodontists Know Your Teeth From The Inside Out
June 26, 2012
WITH MICROSCOPE-ASSISTED ENDODONTICS, the most feared dental procedure is safe…
Lumineers Can Be The Secret To A Red-Carpet-Ready Smile
June 21, 2012
SEEN ANY GOOD SUMMER MOVIES LATELY? What’s more exciting: explosions or…
Brighten Up Your Smile At Home
June 7, 2012
SUMMERTIME IS THE SEASON to let those pearly whites show. But if you’re worried that…
Protect Your Teeth With A Mouthguard
May 30, 2012
THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE RUSH OF COMPETITION; The sweat, the dirt, and the satisfaction of…
Invisalign From Dental Partners of Boston May Be The Perfect Solution For Your Teen
May 10, 2012
INVISALIGN’S CLEAR ALIGNERS can provide…
Dental Partners of Boston Is Experienced With Smile Makeovers
May 5, 2012
WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, do you ask yourself what things would change in life…
Not All Oral Habits Are Good!
April 27, 2012
HERE AT DENTAL PARTNERS OF BOSTON we are constantly urging our patients to exercise good…
All About Dentures
April 20, 2012
TOOTH LOSS IS SOMETHING WE DO our utmost to prevent. However, sometimes it just simply can’t be avoided…
Are You Pregnant? Prioritize Your Oral Health
April 12, 2012
THOUGH IT MAY SEEM ODD, hormonal changes in women’s bodies during pregnancy actually increase their risk of dental health problems…
Dental Partners Of Boston Offers Complete Oral Exams
April 5, 2012
AT OUR PRACTICE we are all about oral health…
Full Mouth Reconstruction At Dental Partners Of Boston
March 22, 2012
HAVING A SMILE YOU ARE PROUD OF CAN DO MUCH MORE than make you feel beautiful. In fact…
Is Your Jaw Troubling You? Ask About Our TMJ Appliances
March 7, 2012
ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH constant headaches?
Not All Dental Crowns Are Created Equal…
February 15, 2012
DENTAL CROWNS, OR CAPS, ARE OFTEN THE PERFECT SOLUTION for misshaped, misaligned, or discolored teeth…
Perfect Your Smile With Our Immediate Dental Implants
February 7, 2012
ARE SOME TEETH MISSING FROM YOUR SMILE? Don’t despair—we have the solution you have been looking for…
Interested In A Complete Smile Makeover? Look No Further.
January 27, 2012
ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY, 92% of Americans believe that an attractive smile is important…
Healthy Gums Can Protect Your Heart—Stay Informed.
January 19, 2012
THE TERM GUM DISEASE probably sounds pretty familiar, especially if you’ve ever spent time at our practice…
Wisdom Teeth Extraction At Dental Partners Of Boston
January 13, 2012
MOST OF US HAVE HEARD AT LEAST ONE TALE OF A WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION and the recovery process…
We Can Alleviate Your Dental Fears With Sedation Dentistry!
January 6, 2012
FOR MANY PEOPLE, TRIPS TO THE DENTIST can be….
Season’s Greetings, From Our Entire Team!
December 28, 2011
HARD TO BELIEVE IT IS REALLY DECEMBER 28TH, isn’t it!?…
Learn How Our Doctors Are Helping Fight Diabetes
December 19, 2011
THIS YEAR, OUR VERY OWN DR. GUZMAN was featured in a commercial hosted by the MDEP Coalition…
Is Snoring Interrupting Your Sleep? We Can Help You Sleep Soundly Again.
December 12, 2011
IF YOU SNORE, or happen to live with someone who does…
Has Your Jaw Been Hurting Lately? Talk To Us.
December 5, 2011
IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY BEEN DEALING WITH PAIN IN YOUR JAW or trouble opening your mouth, you may have a TMJ disorder…
Why You Should Choose Dental Partners Of Boston
November 29, 2011
IT’S NO SECRET THAT THERE ARE DENTAL PRACTICES all over the Boston area. So what sets Dental Partners of Boston apart from all the rest??…
Interested In A Whiter Smile??
November 18, 2011
LET’S BE HONEST…few things are quite as memorable as a bright sparkling smile…
Straighten Your Teeth With Hassle-Free Lumineers!
November 8, 2011
HERE AT DENTAL PARTNERS OF BOSTON, WE UNDERSTAND THAT a bright, beautiful smile can make all the difference when it comes to confidence and self esteem…
Basic Information About Dental Crowns
October 26, 2011
DO YOU HAVE ONE OR MORE BROKEN OR CRACKED TEETH? If your self-esteem has been dwindling…
Take Extra Care Of Your Teeth This Halloween Season!
October 18, 2011
HERE AT OUR PRACTICE, WE LOVE OCTOBER. Why?…
The Tooth Fairy Does Exist!
October 11, 2011
DID YOU KNOW THAT FEBRUARY 28 AND AUGUST 22 ARE NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAYS? Yes, this tiny-winged, mythical creature actually has TWO days of celebration…
Go Easy On The Sugary Drinks!
October 4, 2011
IT’S KNOWN BY MANY DIFFERENT NAMES—pop, soda, soft drinks, soda pop—but when it comes down to its affect on your teeth, it’s all the same!…
What’s Up With Bad Breath?
September 27, 2011
A COMMON QUESTION WE GET ASKED HERE AT OUR PRACTICE IS, “What causes bad breath?”…
The Importance Of Flossing
September 13, 2011
FLOSSING IS RELATIVELY EASY, RIGHT? Right. Unfortunately, there are still quite a few people who don’t do it. …
A Reminder To Carefully Clean Teeth With Braces
September 6, 2011
DO YOU HAVE BRACES? Or does someone you love have braces? Underneath all that metal, your beautiful…
Protect Your Baby’s Teeth
August 20, 2011
EACH YEAR, MANY INFANTS AND TODDLERS SUFFER FROM EXTENSIVE TOOTH DECAY that could be avoided—and the culprit is surprising…
Stay Informed About Gum Disease
August 10, 2011
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN WARNED ABOUT SIGNS OF GUM DISEASE? Stay informed…
Knock Out A Tooth? We Can Help
August 3, 2011
REGARDLESS OF HOW WELL YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH, something as common as…
You Are What You Eat…
July 28, 2011
WE’VE ALL HEARD THE SAYING “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.” Surprisingly, it’s actually quite true—especially when it comes to your teeth and gums…
Oral Piercings And Oral Health
June 20, 2011
ALTHOUGH ORAL PIERCINGS’ ORIGINS GO BACK TO ANCIENT tradition, they didn’t become a means of self-expression until recently…
How Do Dental Implants Work?
June 10, 2011
PERMANENT TOOTH LOSS IS SOMETHING that all too many adults have experienced…
Dental Emergency Tips
June 3, 2011
WE CARE ABOUT EVERY aspect of your oral health. Unfortunately, emergencies are sometimes unavoidable…
Dental Crowns vs. Fillings
May 27, 2011
WHEN MOST PEOPLE HEAR THE WORDS “COSMETIC DENTISTRY” they automatically associate it with smile design. However…
Thoughts About Wisdom Teeth
May 16, 2011
MOST PEOPLE’S WISDOM TEETH EMERGE anywhere between the ages of 17 to 27 years…
The Links Between Obesity And Gum Disease
May 10, 2011
OBESITY-RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS HAVE REACHED EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS over the last 20 years…
A Reminder Not To Brush TOO Hard
May 5, 2011
YES, OF COURSE… Brushing your teeth regularly and thoroughly is an important component of…
Some Root Canal Basics
April 28, 2011
IF YOU’RE LIKE SOME OF OUR PATIENTS you may have heard rumors that root canal therapy is painful and/or difficult…
Can You Chew Gum And Help Your Teeth At The Same Time?
April 11, 2011
DO YOU LOVE CHEWING GUM? Stay informed…
Creating Beautiful Smiles With Cosmetic Veneers
March 27, 2011
ARE YOU UNHAPPY… with your uneven and/or discolored smile? Have you noticed small chips or cracks…
Thoughts About Sensitive Teeth
March 22, 2011
ARE YOU READY FOR A “SENSITIVE” TOPIC? A “sensitive teeth” topic, that is…
Overcoming Your Fears Through Communication
March 14, 2011
WHY IS IT SO SCARY to visit the dentist?…
We Want To Hear From YOU!
March 6, 2011
HERE AT DPB WE LOVE TO TALK ABOUT SMILES. In fact, we’re a little bit obsessed with them. So…for today we want to hear your opinions about smiles!…
There’s No Age Limit To A Great Smile!
February 26, 2011
DID YOU KNOW THAT TOOTH LOSS for those of you making your way over the hill usually has NOTHING to do with aging and EVERYTHING to do with gum disease!?…
Dental Implant Basics
February 19, 2011
FROM COMMON THINGS LIKE WEAR AND TEAR, TO TRAUMA OR DISEASE, some adults have experienced permanent…
Dental Care During Pregnancy
February 11, 2011
QUALITY DENTAL CARE AND MAINTENANCE ON YOUR TEETH IS VITAL when you’re pregnant. Not only is gum disease linked to birth defects such as prematurity…
All About Dental Sealants
February 5, 2011
OK…WE KNOW THAT THE TOPIC OF “DENTAL SEALANTS” HARDLY SOUNDS EXCITING, and it may not be the funnest thing to talk about, but…
Dealing with TMJ
January 30, 2011
FOR THOSE OF YOU EXPERIENCING CONSTANT OR OCCASIONAL JAW AND FACIAL PAIN, our partners here at DPB can help through “neuromuscular dentistry”…
Links Between Heart Disease And Oral Health
January 26, 2011
IF YOU’RE ANYTHING LIKE THE REST OF OUR PATIENTS HERE AT DPB, you understand the importance of taking care of your heart, right?…
Catching Oral Cancer Early Saves Lives
January 14, 2011
THOUGH JUST AS SERIOUS, ORAL CANCER DOESN’T GET QUITE THE “PRESS” that other types of cancer seem to get. In the US over 35,000 people are diagnosed…
Our CEREC Technology Saves You Time And Hassle
December 29, 2010
DENTAL CROWNS ARE PART OF A NUMBER OF DENTAL PROCEDURES—and are an effective way to restore…
Sedation Dentistry Can Be The Big Difference
December 15, 2010
RECENTLY, SOMEONE IN OUR PRACTICE OVERHEARD a person compare dental visits to…
Like Us On Facebook
December 14, 2010
DO YOU GET TIRED OF BUSINESSES SCREAMING, “HEY!!! WE’RE ON FACEBOOK!” when it doesn’t really mean anything FOR YOU!? So are we. It just seems goofy. Lots of businesses have “jumped on the bandwagon” because they think they’re “supposed” to be on Facebook. They really don’t think it through from YOUR point of view. Refreshingly, […]
OK… If you’re already a Twitter user, you get it… So, just follow us! If you’re NOT using Twitter yet, you’re probably thinking, “What the heck is Twitter, and why should I care?!” We understand, and here’s a quick course: Twitter Is A Real-Time Information Network… that connects you with information you find interesting. Small […]
What Comes To Your Mind When You Think About YouTube? If you’re like most people, the first thing you probably think is, “The place for funny, viral videos.” But did you know that YouTube is now the #2 search engine on the web? That’s right. People love watching videos—not just for entertainment, but also to […]
Do You Use Yelp? If Not, Are You Wondering What It Is? We Can Help… Yelp is an online city guide that helps people find cool businesses to support based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. Yelp is a fun, free, easy way for people to […]