3 Issues That Can Complicate Cosmetic Dental Work

If you are bothered by the quality of your smile, you may already be looking into cosmetic dental work. There are procedures available that can effect a terrific change to how you look. Your dentist can correct for the size and shape of teeth, and make your smile look brighter and whiter. However, before you can move forward with a treatment, you will need to have your oral health examined. If you want to do something like have your teeth fitted with porcelain veneers, your dentist needs to verify there will be no outstanding issues that cause complications. During a review, your dentist will look for any suggestion that something could interfere with your desired procedure. (more…)

Advanced Imaging Technology And Your Dental Experience

What does advanced imaging technology do to improve your dental experience? Your dentist uses images of your smile to plan procedures, and to more carefully examine the current quality of your oral health. Digital x-rays, which emit notably less radiation than conventional x-rays, offer a clearer view of your teeth, making it easier to make observations and diagnoses. Digital imaging using ConeBeam technology opens up the possibility to create a 3D image of your mouth. This can help your dentist plan more involved work, like the placement of a dental implant. (more…)

Quiz: Responding To Bruxism And TMJ Dysfunction

If you leave the issue of bruxism unaddressed, you may find yourself in the dentist’s chair having restorative dental work done to repair teeth. Patients who are compelled to grind their teeth at night are doing more than just straining their jaw, or making their teeth sore in the morning. You generate enough power when you clench your teeth to cause worrying chips and cracks. Your dentist can help you stop this problem by providing you with a mouth guard that keeps your teeth safe. TMJ dysfunction, a problem that often accompanies bruxism, can also be treated with an oral appliance you wear at night. (more…)

Take Part In The Lundgren 5K Road Race

Are you ready to hit the road? The Lundgren 5K Road Race, part of Londonderry’s Old Home Day celebration, will give you an opportunity to celebrate town history while enjoying an invigorating run. This is the thirty-seventh year the race has been held, making it one of New Hampshire’s oldest races. This USATF certified event will hand out plaques for winners in different age groups. You will be able to celebrate Londonderry’s history while whizzing by familiar sights as you pass through the course. Raffle prizes and designated shirts for entrants will also be made available through the run. The awards and refreshments at the race are being offered by Powerade, and Lancer Timing Services. (more…)

Enamel Stains Can Be Frustrating – Your Dentist Can Help

Brushing and flossing regularly are important habits, and you should be sure to keep up with them. These actions, along with regular dental checkups and a smart diet, will help you stay free of cavities. Unfortunately, enamel stains can slowly gather over time, even if you have successfully avoided tooth decay. Because they settle over time, stains can persist even when you use over the counter products specifically designed to improve the color of your smile. However, your dentist’s professional whitening treatment has the ability to attack discoloration below the surface, and make remarkable improvements. (more…)

Using A Dental Bridge To Cover The Gap Left By A Lost Tooth

If you have lost a tooth, you may come to see the gap that absence leaves behind as an unhappy reminder that your smile is not what it used to be. Unfortunately, the problems you face when you lose a tooth are more than just cosmetic. Biting, chewing, and even speaking can be hit with aggravating complications. Many people who leave tooth loss unaddressed will develop TMJ issues, and you can wind up losing more teeth! A dental bridge offers you a permanent solution to that absence. Secured with a pair of dental crowns, your dental bridge is a natural-looking and secure answer to tooth loss. (more…)

Schedule A Dental Checkup For You, And Your Child

Your family dentist will be able to help you care for your smile, and tend to your child’s needs. Regular preventive care for kids should start occurring by around age three. Your dentist will work to make sure the dentist’s office feels safe, and will watch carefully for any developmental concerns you should know about. In order to make your trips more convenient, you can set up your appointments so that you and your child have checkups at the same time. After all, your kid’s smile is not the only one you should be worrying about – you also need to take care of yours, too! (more…)

Enjoying A Life-Like Filling After A Cavity

You might be relieved to put a stop to tooth decay, but would you be happy about the placement of a conspicuous metal filling on your tooth? Patients who need restorative dental care can worry that their treatment will leave their smile permanently altered. However, thanks to biocompatible composite resin, your dentist can supply you with a tooth filling that will not impact your tooth’s appearance. The material blends in with your enamel to the point that it can escape detection, and you can enjoy discreet support. (more…)

Are You Ready For Old Home Day 2017?

The Old Home Day events for 2017 will be here sooner than you might expect – are you ready? Old Home Day celebrations are set to take place starting Wednesday, August 16, and will run through Sunday, August 20. In that time, you and your family can take part in a number of festivities. The Old Home Day committee has been working since September of last year to make sure this year’s event is a big smash. Live music, movie screenings, a 5K run and more await Londonderry residents. The Old Home Day celebration in Londonderry is one of the oldest consecutive celebrations of its type in the region. (more…)

Why Tartar Is Trouble For Your Teeth

You can remove plaque through brushing and flossing, but if the substance is not caught in time, it will harden and form tartar, which is not so easily dislodged. The big trouble with tartar is that you will not be able to remove it as easily as you can remove plaque. In fact, if you want to make sure tartar is taken care of, you will need to undergo a professional teeth cleaning. A cleaning is performed during each of your routine dental exams. When tartar is not removed, you carry an increased risk for tooth decay, and will be more likely to need restorative dental work. (more…)