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The Power Behind a Beautiful Smile

November 23, 2020

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Your smile holds more power than you may realize. Research has shown that a confident smile can have a powerful impact on social and professional life, as well as mental and emotional well-being. Check out what your New Bedford cosmetic dentist has to say about the capability of an attractive smile.


4 Reasons a Tooth Extraction Could Work for You

November 11, 2020

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Woman in white blouse with her finger to her cheek as she thinks

You take a bite into the sandwich you’ve been daydreaming about all day when a sharp pain shoots through your mouth. That one problematic tooth has been wreaking havoc on your lunchtime for a few weeks now, but you haven’t been able to get to the dentist. Once you are finally able to sit in the chair and get a thorough exam, your dentist goes over a few options that can remedy your pain. While it isn’t usually anyone’s first choice, choosing to get a tooth extraction in New Bedford can have some perks. Below, you will find a list 4 of benefits that come with dental extraction.


3 Root Canal Myths, Debunked

October 27, 2020

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Woman needing root canal therapy

Are you worried about your root canal procedure coming up? Many people feel uneasy about this common treatment. For many years, there have been myths that have caused people to avoid this procedure instead of getting the treatment they need. Fortunately, a lot of this misinformation simply isn’t true, and you have nothing to worry about. Continue reading to learn about some common root canal myths and what your dentist has to say about them.


How Can I Help My Child Maintain a Healthy Smile at Home?

August 6, 2020

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Little girl flossing

You encourage your child to eat wholesome snacks and play outside in order to keep their body healthy, but how do you help them maintain good oral health? A great oral hygiene routine as well as making smart choices is key! Read on to learn some tips on how to keep up with your kids’ smiles from your children’s dentist.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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