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How Does Oral Health Affect Your Immune System?

July 22, 2020

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Person with gum disease needing to see dentist

Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. This means that maintaining excellent oral health is extremely important to keep up a healthy immune system. In fact, there is a strong correlation between the two. If left untreated, bacteria in your mouth can affect many different essential systems in your body. Continue reading to learn more about the connection between your overall health and what is going on in your mouth.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

July 7, 2020

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Illustration of dental implant

Are you missing teeth? You are not alone. It is estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Having gaps in your smile is not aesthetically pleasing, and it can lead to all sorts of oral health problems like the deterioration of your jawbone, misaligned teeth, and premature aging. Fortunately, with modern dental technology, there are several solutions for people who are missing teeth. A common long-term option is dental implants. They are natural-looking, prevent jawbone shrinkage, and keep your other teeth from shifting. But how long do they really last? Continue reading to learn more.

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4 Items That Keep Both You & Your Dentist Safe in COVID-19

June 17, 2020

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New Bedford dentist dons several personal protective equipment items in COVID-19

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, dental professionals have practiced rigorous infection control protocols to keep themselves and their patients healthy. At previous appointments, you’ve probably seen your dental team wear personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of germs. However, if you need to visit them during the pandemic, you’ll notice that they’ve enhanced their working wardrobe even more. Alongside other dental safety protocols, your New Bedford dentist wears these four items to protect their patients and themselves from COVID-19 while providing excellent dental care.

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How Are Dental Instruments Kept Clean in COVID-19?

June 1, 2020

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Germ-free dental tools sanitized by your New Bedford dentist in COVID-19

Even as the country slowly begins to reopen, it’s important to remember that the threat of COVID-19 isn’t gone. It’s still essential that we are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of infected particles as we go about our daily lives. Thankfully, your New Bedford dentist has always been an expert at keeping both your smile and their tools exceptionally clean. Read on to learn more about how they’re maintaining a safe, germ-free environment while providing excellent dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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3 Must-Haves for a Great Family Dentist

May 1, 2020

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family dentist in operatory

A few weeks ago, I had a patient who has come to me for years say that she and her family are moving away from Attleboro to New Bedford. She asked me what she should look for in a new family dentist. Although I was sad to see them leave, I wanted to help them settle in and keep their oral health strong, so I recommended my friends at Clear Coast Dental. But her question got me thinking more about what I would look for if I were in her position. Whether you’re new to the area or your family just needs a better fit, you may be wondering the same thing—how to find the best dentist for you and your loved ones. In this post, I explain three things you can look for in a family dentist.

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When Was the Last Time You Replaced Your Toothbrush?

April 16, 2020

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Two blue toothbrushes side-by-side, one new & one with frayed bristles

Have you taken a close look at your toothbrush lately? If you’re using an old brush with frayed bristles, there’s a good chance that your daily dental routine isn’t keeping your smile as clean as it should. In fact, recent studies are finding that using a toothbrush past it’s prime can make your mouth unhealthier! Read on to find out how as well as when your New Bedford dentist recommends replacing your old toothbrush.

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Should Your Child See a Family Dentist or a Pediatric Dentist?

February 22, 2020

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Smiling boy, father, and female dentist at dental office

As a parent, you already know how important it is to make sure your child’s growing smile is well-cared for. Thus, you’ll want to find a good dentist that can meet all of your little one’s needs while making sure they stay relaxed and comfortable. But what kind of practice should you look for? Are you better off finding a pediatric dentist that only sees children, or should you look for a family dentist that treats patients of all ages? Read on to learn more about your options when it comes to children’s dentistry.

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How Long Does a Root Canal Take?

February 7, 2020

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Cross section of tooth showing inner layers next to dental tools

The only thing scarier than a toothache is your dentist telling you a root canal is needed, right? There’s a lot of misinformation surrounding this common dental procedure, which can make it seem much more intimidating than it actually is. Thanks to the newest dental technology and techniques, root canals are safer, more reliable, and more comfortable than most rumors make them out to be. Read on to find out more about this modern tooth-saving procedure.

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Do I Need an Oral Surgeon for Dental Implants?

January 7, 2020

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dental implantAre you ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? You’re making a smart decision for your oral health and your quality of life. The first step in your journey to a complete smile will involve the placement of your implants. This requires a minor surgery, so you’ll need an oral surgeon. Your dental implants will have the foundation they need to thrive by choosing the right team to replace your missing teeth.

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Can a Root Canal Go Bad?

December 6, 2019

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root canal

You have had an excruciating toothache for the past few days. It has interfered with your ability to sleep, eat, and just go about your daily life. Your dentist suggested that you get a root canal, but you remain a bit skeptical of that treatment. After all, you’ve heard that root canals can “go bad” and have to basically be done again. Let’s look at some of the facts about root canals and find out if this is true.

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