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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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Do You Want a New Smile in 2020? Here’s How to Get It!

December 2, 2019

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beautiful woman with perfect teeth

Have you spent this year staring into the mirror at a smile that leaves you feeling unhappy? If so, then you have an opportunity to make a huge difference as you head into the new year. It all starts with visiting your cosmetic dentist for a smile assessment. Continue reading to discover some of the cosmetic options available to upgrade your image, and also learn what must be done before any work can commence.

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5 Reasons Baby Teeth Are Just As Important As Adult Teeth

October 15, 2019

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child getting a dental examination

Every parent wishes they got handed a guide on what to expect while raising a child. Luckily, nowadays, if you have an issue or concern, the internet is at your disposal. When it comes to baby teeth, many parents wonder why these temporary pearly whites are so necessary to the development of their child, and whether it’s possible for their child to lose them too early. Read on for five reasons that baby teeth are just as important as permanent teeth. ß

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Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Expire! See Your Dentist Today

September 27, 2019

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Your dental insurance plan resets at the end of the year, and chances are you still have benefits you could be taking advantage of. The National Association of Dental Plans estimates that only about 2.8% of patients with PPO plans meet or exceed their annual maximum. By using your benefits now, not only do you get the most out of your insurance, but you’ll also help ensure that your smile stays clean and healthy.

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Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect: Which is the Best Option for You?

August 12, 2019

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dentist holding a clear aligner in front of patient

Would you like to straighten your teeth without the cumbersome look and feel of traditional metal braces? There are countless brands of practically unnoticeable orthodontic treatments available to you, but you’re probably wondering what the difference between them all is. While there are a few small distinctions, depending on the orthodontic problems that you’d like to have fixed, one option may be better for you than the other. Between Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect, here are some differences in the treatments that you can expect.

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