You Lose Valuable Smile Protection When You Skip Checkups

You take time twice a day to thoroughly brush your teeth, you floss every day, and you even turn down offers to take doughnuts at your weekly meeting. You take great care of your smile every day, and you believe your teeth are in terrific shape. Does this excuse you from seeing your dentist for a routine dental exam? It is absolutely worth your time and effort to take superior care of your teeth. With that said, you should not assume that you have no reason to see your dentist when you think everything is fine. Your dentist is able to recognize problems that escape your attention, and your hygienist provides an important degree of support during your professional cleaning. When you skip these checkups, you leave your smile without vital protection. (more…)

Quiz: Receiving Modern Treatment For Tooth Decay

What kind of care should you expect if you walk in for a cavity treatment today? Advancements in the field of restorative dentistry have provided more attractive dental restorations, and a more comfortable experience during your procedure. One advancement that can benefit you is single-tooth anesthesia. This allows your dentist to numb the tooth being worked on, without leaving your mouth numb. Patients who receive this form of anesthetic can avoid the awkward discomfort of prolonged insensitivity. It is important to remember that a cavity will do permanent damage. Even as the methods for treating decay improve, your priority should always be to prevent dental troubles. (more…)

Enjoy A Classic Movie Screening At Abbie Griffin Park!

You can stretch out on the lawn of Abbie Griffin Park and enjoy a free screening of Back To The Future on Friday, July 13! This 1980s science fiction classic takes audiences back through time on a great comedic misadventure. You can revisit it, or see it for the first time lit up on the screen, while enjoying the summer evening. This event is being held as part of the Merrimack Parks And Recreation Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series. Parking will be available at Merrimack’s Town Hall, and at the library. The screening will begin at 8:15 pm. (more…)

Your Dentist Can Help You Address Crooked Teeth

Many people assume that orthodontic work is only available through an orthodontic specialist. What you might not realize is that if you want to see how Invisalign can improve your smile, your dentist can help! Invisalign offers a popular alternative to orthodontic treatment with metal braces. You can use a sequence of clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into a more appropriate alignment. This provides patients with a more discreet adjustment, while also allowing you to make corrections with an appliance you can remove on your own when you need to eat, or clean your teeth. There are cases where a patient might be able to have a gap or overlap covered with cosmetic dental work. (more…)

Is Your Oral Health In Trouble Because Of A Tartar Buildup?

Tartar will not form immediately – when you remove plaque buildup from your teeth, you can avoid having tartar affect your smile. Preventing tartar is certainly possible with good daily dental health habits. Brush thoroughly, taking care to give all areas of your teeth proper attention, and make sure you floss every day. What you should know is that once tartar accumulates on your teeth, only your dental hygienist can remove it. One reason ongoing dental checkups matter to your long-term oral health is because of that tartar removal. If nothing is done about tartar, this harmful and stubborn substance will continue attacking your teeth, and you can develop problems with tooth decay and gum disease as a result.  (more…)

Chronic Neck Pain May Be A Problem Your Dentist Can Solve

A chronic issue with neck pain can make it hard to feel comfortable during the day, it can distract you, and it can certainly impact your mood. If your neck pains are related to an issue with TMJ dysfunction, your problem should be brought to your dentist’s attention. People who have issues with their jaw joints often feel discomfort in areas like their neck, face, and shoulders, in addition to having recurring headache issues. Your dentist can help you remedy this problem by addressing the discomfort in your jaw joints, which will provide you with valuable relief from ongoing discomforts. It should be noted that if you have related issues with teeth grinding, or bruxism, you may be at risk for suffering real dental damage. (more…)

The Benefits That Come With A Stable Dental Prosthetic

Tooth loss can cause a serious problem for the way you look when you smile, while also interfering with your oral health. Those oral health term effects can be experienced in the short term through a limited biting and chewing ability. If you have lost several teeth, you may find yourself cutting many different foods from your diet. In the long term, you can develop TMJ issues due to the effect tooth loss has on your jaw function, and you can even suffer jawbone deterioration. Stable dental prosthetics can give you back your smile, while also helping you avoid the oral health effects of tooth loss.  (more…)

Explore Concord’s Outdoor Arts Market!

You can find great decorative pieces, artworks, and gifts while enjoying the sunny summer weather when you explore Concord’s Outdoor Arts Market! This weekly market will see a range of different artists setting up shop in a lovely outdoor setting, with wares that cover a number of different mediums and styles. If you want to pick up a present for a loved one, add new decorations to your home, or just see the works being produced by talented locals and visitors. You can also take advantage of your trip and explore the Concord Farmers Market. (more…)

Making Time To Find Out What Veneers Can Do For Your Smile

What makes porcelain veneers so effective at addressing cosmetic dental flaws? When you have custom veneers put in place, you can count on them to effectively address problems with the shape of your teeth, their condition, and even their color! This one procedure can do enough to essentially make over your smile, and transform the way you look. Because they lead to such remarkable changes, patients can be hesitant, simply because they assume veneers will be a longer, more involved process. What you should know is that if you are approved for placement, your smile changes can be attained after just two appointments! (more…)

Quiz: Your Morning Habits, Your Smile, And Your Oral Health

When you take care of your oral health care needs in the morning, you can greet your coworkers with fresh breath, and take care to prevent cavities from forming. While you should be concerned with the condition of your smile throughout the day, oral care during the morning can be particularly important. In addition to being a time to brush, your choice of breakfast can have an impact on the condition of your teeth. If you gravitate towards products that have a higher sugar content, you are putting yourself at a needless risk for problems that require restorative dental care. Of course, sugar is not the only concern you should have. While coffee can supply you with badly needed energy at the beginning of your day, this dark and acidic beverage can cause teeth stains. (more…)