Spiro Saati DMD’s Blog

You Don’t Have to Be a Celebrity to Get a Red-Carpet Smile!

March 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 6:59 am
a man looking in a mirror with a bright beautiful smile from cosmetic dental treatments

Award season has just finished. As you tuned in to see who won best actor or who had the best album of the year, you may have also noticed all the picture-perfect smiles on the red carpet. It’s often thought that cosmetic dentistry treatments, like veneers, are only for the rich and famous but nothing could be further from the truth! You can achieve the smile of your dreams with its various treatments. Here’s what to know about cosmetic dentistry and some of its services that are available to you.


What Dental Emergencies Cause Facial Pain?

February 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 11:33 pm

Woman with facial painNo one ever expects a dental emergency to happen, but 1 in 6 Americans requires urgent attention from a dentist annually. Many dental emergencies are obvious, like a chipped or knocked out tooth; however, others can be a little more questionable, such as facial pain. While many people believe an occasional toothache is normal, it can be a sign of a serious problem that must be addressed by a dentist quickly. But what if your jaw or cheeks hurt? Here’s what you need to know to determine if your facial pain warrants a trip to your dentist. 


Is Vitamin K2 the Secret to Dental Implant Success?

January 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 9:15 pm

Digital model of dental implant in jawboneIf you’ve lost a tooth or two, or even an entire arch, dental implants are the next best thing to real teeth. A dental implant is unlike any other treatment because it replaces both the root and the crown. As a result, you must have a healthy jawbone to support your new smile. Unfortunately, bone loss is a common problem, but new research may have found the secret to preserving your jaw. Vitamin K2 could be the natural solution you need to ensure your dental implants have a strong foundation.


Sugar Substitutes and Oral Health

December 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 3:06 am
containers of different types of sugar substitutes

There’s no denying that sugar tastes good. We use it to sweeten tea, lemonade, cakes, cookies, and all kinds of other desserts and beverages. It’s an important part of many people’s daily lives seeing as some can’t get their day started until they’ve had their favorite sweetened latte. Unfortunately, sugar can have a negative impact on your smile. That’s why some people tend to opt for sugar-free sweeteners. But are they any better for you? Continue reading to learn how sugar substitutes and oral health are connected.


Full of Fluoride: Your Best Food and Beverage Options

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 4:40 pm
food with a tooth

There are so many ways to keep your teeth healthy and bright. In addition to a consistent oral health routine, your food and drink choices can greatly impact the health of your teeth. Food and beverages that are full of vitamins and minerals can strengthen our teeth and help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is one of the best minerals to help strengthen your tooth enamel and keep cavities at bay.  It is often associated with your local tap water or fluoride treatments from your dentist, but did you know there are some delicious cuisine and drink options that are full of this fortifying mineral? Read on to learn more about which ones are full of fluoride!


Can You Get Dental Implants After Menopause?

October 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 2:00 am
older person who got dental implants after menopause smiling

Menopause occurs in most women when they’re in their 40s or 50s and causes them to see a decline in reproductive hormones. Some signs that you’re starting to go through menopause are not menstruating for a whole year or hot flashes. Menopause is a normal part of getting older, but you may wonder if it can prevent you from undergoing certain dental procedures. For example, can you get dental implants if you’re post-menopausal? Read on to find out.


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.


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!


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.


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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