3 Cosmetic Benefits Veneers Can Provide Patients

Porcelain veneers can offer serious improvements for your smile, and their effect is not limited to correcting a single problem. Many patients will choose to have veneers placed because they can treat several concerns with this one cosmetic dental treatment. To provide you with veneers, your dentist will first have to take measurements of your teeth. There may be an additional need to do preparatory work on your teeth to make space for them. After this is completed, and your veneers are constructed, you will return to the office to have them placed. Once they are affixed to your teeth, you will have drastic improvements that are ready to be shown off to the world. (more…)

Celebrating Old Home Day 2017

Londonderry’s 2017 Old Home Day celebrations have just come to an end. As part of the Londonderry community, My Dentist was excited to be involved in this yearly event. Our staff was on hand to give out special goody bags to participants, with an assortment of tote bags, balloons, toys, and other fun items offered. Of course, we also added toothbrushes and toothpaste to the mix. We even held a special raffle where we gave away an electric toothbrush! Our office is proud to provide dental care to Londonderry residents, and we’re honored to have been a part of this year’s Old Home Day activities. (more…)

Why Your Dentist Provides Composite Resin Fillings

A dental filling is provided for patients to protect a tooth after a cavity is removed. By placing it, your dentist protects that tooth against future problems, and also provides support against any loss of strength caused by the removal of decayed enamel. The use of biocompatible composite resin to create fillings allows for a remarkable degree of support. The material is able to stay securely bonded to your tooth because of its biocompatible nature, and the use of liquid adhesive that helps keep the bond strong. Of course, many patients are appreciative of composite resin fillings because they provide a more natural-looking restoration. (more…)

Take Part In Family Fun Night At Carriage Shack Farm

At Carriage Shack Farm, Londonderry families can come out to enjoy a day in nature that is filled with fun activities. On Thursday nights, the farm has operated special evening hours so that they could welcome familes for Family Fun Night. These weekly events have offered animals to pet, a covered wagon ride, an open fire for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, and a sundae bar featuring homemade ice cream. Families who want to take advantage of this special event should hurry, as the final Family Fun Night is currently scheduled for Thursday, August 31. (more…)

Quiz: Would I Qualify For Cosmetic Dental Work?

If you feel unhappy with the current state of your smile, you may be ready to make a change by undergoing cosmetic dental work. Many patients can make big improvements by having a procedure performed by their dentist. However, some people may learn that they have issues that need to be addressed before moving forward with care. For instance, teeth with distracting flaws may need to undergo cavity care before considering work that solely targets esthetic issues. If your treatment involves the placement of a dental crown, it can change your expected plan for your cosmetic work. (more…)

Dealing With A Tooth That Is Chipped Or Cracked

A chipped or cracked tooth can create real oral health issues, and act as a cosmetic nuisance. The significance of the problem will depend on the severity of the damage. If you suffer a more significant physical injury, restorative dental care will be needed to support your tooth. These injuries can make it easier for bacteria to infiltrate your enamel and cause real issues for your oral health. A minor problem may not pose a significant oral health risk, but it can negatively affect how you look. For these slighter damages, cosmetic dental care can help you feel better about your smile. (more…)

What You Gain From Your Preventive Dental Appointments

Why is professional preventive dental care worth your time when you already take care to brush and floss your teeth? Ongoing daily care is certainly crucial to maintaining a healthy smile, but the value of a dental cleaning and exam will go beyond the kind of treatment you can offer your smile on your own. For example, your daily dental cleaning habits can remove plaque and food debris, but if you have tartar, your hygienist will have to remove it. Your dentist’s careful check of your teeth, gums, and oral structures means the security of knowing your oral health is in good condition. If something is found, that detection offers you a chance to undergo treatment before the matter worsens. (more…)

Why Patients Benefit From Single-Tooth Anesthesia

How does single-tooth anesthesia alter the traditional dental treatment experience? One issue that leaves many patients wary when they come in for restorative dental work is the prospect of having their mouth numbed. While this can certainly reduce discomfort during your procedure, you may be unhappy with the effect after you leave the office. That lack of feeling can be awkward and potentially embarrassing. What single-tooth anesthesia offers is support against discomfort during a dental treatment without that unpleasant lingering insensitivity. You can come in for the treatment you need, enjoy protection against discomfort, and leave the office feeling normal, and ready to tackle the rest of your day. (more…)

Why Include Dental Implants In Your Prosthetic Experience?

Should you be satisfied with a dental prosthetic that comes without the support of dental implants? You can certainly enjoy a positive experience receiving a dental bridge, partial dentures, and full dentures that are not supported with implants. That being said, implants can provide an added degree of stability to a prosthetic restoration, and can provide you with added oral health benefits. You can find that your prosthetic unit enjoys greater stability, which improves its overall function. You can also protect yourself against jawbone resorption – restorations without implant support will not prevent this issue. It should be noted that some patients will not qualify for implants, as it does require undergoing oral surgery to receive them. (more…)

Check Out The Derry Homegrown Farm And Artisan Market

Have you made it out to the Derry Homegrown Farm And Artisan Market yet? This weekly event provides you and your family a place to go for a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan crafts, and entertainment. The market, which will run every Wednesday until September 20. Throughout these weekly openings, there will be live music, activities for kids, and exhibitions for different local artists. Of course, you will also have access to locally sourced foods, and unique items to procure. As the Summer season pushes closer to Fall, we grow closer to the end of this season of the Derry Homegrown Farm And Artisan Market. Make sure you check it out soon, before you find yourself stuck waiting for next year! (more…)