Spiro Saati DMD’s Blog

Can Adults Benefit from Fluoride Treatments?

December 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 9:56 pm

Woman holding fluoride cardFluoride is known as “Nature’s Cavity Fighter” because it can strengthen the enamel to make it more resistant to tooth decay. Fluoride is found naturally all around you, but it is also included in many dental products, like toothpaste. Your dentist even offers fluoride treatments during routine appointments, especially for children. Although tooth decay can occur at any age, children are the most at risk. Applying the varnish gives them an added layer of protection to combat cavity-causing bacteria, but do adults need fluoride treatments, too? You’re never too old to benefit from the power of fluoride.

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Dental Care for Seniors in Assisted Living

December 7, 2021

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Older woman in dental chairAlong with age comes unique challenges that affect overall health and wellness. Sometimes, assisted-living facilities are necessary to accommodate their situation. While they focus on the patient’s health and well-being, they may overlook a critical factor in their well-being. Dental health is equally important because of the mouth and body connection. People over the age of 65 often take medications or have health conditions that place them at risk of certain dental problems, like gum disease. The infection can lead to further health complications without the right intervention. Here’s why routine care from a dentist for seniors in assisted living is more important than ever.

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What Are Bad Habits That Could Ruin My Dental Implants?

November 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 5:08 am
illustration of dental implants

Imagine buying a new convertible and then forgetting to put the top up right before a big thunderstorm rolls through town. What a mess! Will your investment ever be the same?

In their own way, dental implants can actually be even more impactful on your quality of life than that new convertible. They are a worthwhile investment, so it will be crucial to take good care of them.

Keep reading to learn some bad habits from your dentist in Peabody that could jeopardize your dental implants.

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Can Dental Implants Get Stained Like Natural Teeth?

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 5:02 am
dental implants

Remember when you bought that new truck? It was so clean and just about picture-perfect. For the longest time, you’d clean off even the slightest imperfection that got on it after you’d been driving.

You’re liable to feel like that about your new dental implants. They are going to help you chew and speak better than before while looking great. But you wonder, do dental implants stain like natural teeth? Keep reading to find out and get tips on how to take care of them.

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Why Do Some People Avoid Going to the Dentist?

October 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 6:36 pm

Your cousin happened to mention the other day that he hasn’t been to the dentist in six years. You were shocked to hear it and had to ask him why.

When he responded that he just doesn’t think about it to make an appointment, that didn’t seem like a legitimate reason to you. He’s an adult and he’s going to make his own choices, but it got you thinking about others like him who never go in for an exam and cleaning.

Some of these people must have dental fear and it’s just not something they want to admit. Keep reading to learn some of the reasons this is all too common.

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Is Gum Recontouring Right for You?

September 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 5:34 am

Woman undergoing gum recontouringDo you have a gummy smile? If your teeth look smaller than average, you’re not alone. At least 10% of adults between the ages of 20 to 30 have an overgrowth of gingival tissue of at least 2 millimeters or more. Instead of too much tissue, maybe an uneven gum line is your concern? Whether from genetics, injury, or infection, you can have the big, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted with gum recontouring. Here’s what you need to know to determine if the minimally invasive procedure is right for you.

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3 Benefits of Laser Gum Recontouring

September 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 11:08 pm

Woman enjoying the benefits of gum recontouringHave you been told you have a “gummy smile?” You’re not alone. Approximately 10% to 20% of adults have extra gum tissue. Although it occurs more often in women, men suffer from the esthetic flaw, too. Unfortunately, the appearance of your gum line isn’t the only concern. It can also negatively affect your oral health. Thankfully, advancements in dentistry provide a minimally invasive solution to improve both the health and appearance of your smile. Here are 3 benefits of gum recontouring.

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What You Should Know About Veneers and Tooth Sensitivity

August 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 8:55 pm
illustration of veneer being applied

Have you ever bought a pair of blue jeans that look great on the rack, but when you put them on, they are just flat-out uncomfortable? Of course not. When purchasing items you are going to wear, comfort is very important to most people. 

Porcelain veneers provide the opportunity for a beautiful smile, but the way they are bound to your teeth leads to a common question posed to dentists. Do veneers cause sensitive teeth? Keep reading to learn the answer!  

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Extend the Life of Your Veneers with a Diet Change

August 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 8:36 pm
grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, and broccoli

Munching on some shelled pistachios before you enjoy a bottle of red wine and a Cuban cigar…this probably sounds like an enjoyable way to wrap up the day to some people. But if you wear porcelain veneers, you are checking nearly every box of what not to do in order to make them last many years.

Just like anything else, veneers are an investment and it makes sense to get the most for your money. What you eat and drink makes a big difference in how long they will remain in good condition before you must invest in a new set.

Here are some tips on what foods and beverages are great calls, as well as what to avoid, for a diet change with porcelain veneers that will extend their life.

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What Sports Should You Wear a Protective Sportsguard for?

July 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 11:01 am
young man holding a custom sportsguard

If your child is involved in sports, there is always potential for an accident or injury. However, some sports can pose an even greater danger than others. A blow to the face can cause a sudden dental emergency, something that is no fun. To be on the safe side and prevent a mishap, if your child is participating in any of these sports, it’s best to wear a custom sportsguard!

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