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Who Senior Oral Health in Assisted Living Is Important

September 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 2:27 am
dentist showing X-rays to senior patient

Visiting the dentist every six months for dental checkups and to have your teeth professionally cleaned is key to keeping your smile in good condition. This is even more important for seniors, who are especially vulnerable to dental health issues like gum disease and tooth loss. If you have an older family member who lives in an assisted living facility, read on to learn three reasons why it’s so crucial to ensure that they receive routine dental care.

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5 Common Myths About Alcohol and Oral Health, Debunked!

September 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 6:41 pm
friends drinking alcohol and smiling in Peabody

Do you like to kick back and enjoy a pint or two of beer on the weekends? Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or hanging out with friends for Sunday football, many people like to drink alcohol for a carefree experience. Although you may be aware that these beverages aren’t good for your overall health, you might not know how they can affect your teeth in the long run. Keep reading to learn five common myths about the relationship between alcohol and oral health!

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4 Back to School Dental Exam Tips for Kids

August 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 6:36 pm
group of kids smiling

As summer comes to a close, kids across the country are getting ready to switch gears and prepare to go back to school. This means that their parents will be helping them collect the school supplies they need, find new outfits, and take care of last-minute appointments. This means taking a trip to the dentist’s office. If you’re the parent of a little one who’s preparing to go back to school, read on for four tips that will help them ace their next dental appointment.

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Bad Breath: What It Means & What to Do About It

August 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 10:02 pm
Image of foods that can cause bad breath.

If you weren’t aware, August 6th is National Fresh Breath Day—although, every day is a great day to celebrate having fresh and pleasant breath! That said, let’s take a closer look at some of the causes of bad breath along with some tips from your dentist for keeping your breath fresh and your mouth healthy and clean.

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Why Dentists Suggest Crown Lengthening

July 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 7:40 pm
closeup of person who received crown lengthening treatment smiling

Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that your smile looked “gummy” or your teeth looked short? Fortunately, there is a treatment that can help. Crown lengthening, which is also called gum recontouring, is used to make your smile look fuller and more balanced, but it can do more than just improve the appearance of your pearly whites. Read on to learn how this treatment can benefit your smile in more ways than just how it looks.

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3 Benefits of Laser Gum Recontouring

July 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 11:17 pm
Woman smiling after gum recontouring

There are many people out there who aren’t happy with the appearance of their smile. However, the teeth aren’t always the issue. Sometimes, cosmetic imperfections are a result of the gums instead. The good news is that gum recontouring is a popular option that can help patients feel more confident about the appearance of their smile. This procedure is common and has all sorts of benefits. Continue reading to learn more about how this procedure works as well as some of the benefits.

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Can Swimming in a Pool Harm Your Teeth?

June 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 8:19 pm
Young child swimming in a pool.

Summertime is finally upon us! Get ready for warmer weather, backyard cookouts, and fun-filled days spent at the swimming pool! But did you know that swimming in a pool, despite being an excellent way to keep cool during these hot summer days, can actually be quite harmful for your teeth? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about the threat that chlorine poses towards your teeth, along with some tips for protecting your smile.

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What Causes Yellow Teeth?

June 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 1:33 am

Woman looking in mirror at her teethTeeth come in a variety of shades and hues naturally; however, society attributes a bright, white smile to youth, success, and confidence. If you have yellow teeth, you probably hide your smile when talking or taking pictures. You might have tried a few OTC products to combat stains but didn’t achieve any noticeable results. That’s because all stains differ and OTC treatments don’t contain professional-grade whitening agents. You’re not out of options. Here’s what causes yellow teeth and how you can revamp your pearly whites. 

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Can You Drink Coffee With Veneers?

May 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drSaati @ 2:27 am

Hot cup of coffee on bookVeneers are a great investment because you can achieve the smile of your dreams using one procedure. Stains, chips, and gaps are hidden instantly, creating a bright, beautiful smile that can last for a decade or more with the right maintenance, like watching what you eat and drink. Drinking too much coffee or eating blueberries can tarnish your pearly whites. Although veneers are considered stain-resistant, that doesn’t mean your radiant smile can’t lose its shine. If you can’t skip a cup of coffee in the morning, here’s what you need to know to keep stains at bay.

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Should I Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?

May 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 2:17 am

Woman with toothache at dentistNo one ever expects to experience a dental emergency, but 1 in 6 Americans are in this situation annually. Dental emergencies often occur without any warning, but don’t panic. Whether you have a toothache, a broken tooth, or another issue, your smile relies on getting treatment quickly. Although instinct may tell you to head to the closest hospital, that may not be the best move. Instead, here’s why it is better to call your emergency dentist

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