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Unsteady Urgency: Is a Loose Permanent Tooth an Emergency?

March 11, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 3:45 pm
Man with brown hair in gray shirt having dental exam

We’re all familiar with the sensation of losing our baby teeth because it’s a natural part of our transition from childhood to adulthood. Then, once our permanent teeth grow in we expect them to be permanent structures in our mouths. If you’ve noticed one has become loose or is wiggling, it’s natural to feel concerned. What causes this? How worried should you be? Is it considered a dental emergency?

Continue reading to learn more about why this happens and how your dentist can help!


Am I A Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 8:42 pm
Lady shows off pretty smile

Have you ever wondered why so many movie stars have seemingly flawless smiles? The answer is probably cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dental treatments have become accessible to the average dental patient, and you probably know more people who have had them than you realize. Since almost everyone has some aesthetic flaw in their smile that they’d like to correct, you might be curious about what these treatments can do for you. Here are a few common cosmetic dental treatments and what you need to be a good candidate for them.


Can Turmeric Whiten Teeth?

January 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 2:43 pm
bowl of turmeric and turmeric roots

Feeling insecure about stains on your teeth can be common. While whitening products are easy to find, worries about their harsh bleaching effects, which may damage enamel and lead to sensitivity, often arise. Thus, you may explore alternatives. Turmeric has gained attention as a natural option, believed to enhance tooth brightness and support oral well-being. But is there scientific evidence to support these claims? Keep reading to uncover the truth!


Making an Impression: Traditional Molds vs. Digital Systems

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 6:04 pm
Dentist in white scrubs digitally viewing a patient's teeth

Historically, having impressions taken to create dental crowns, bridges, or other restorations could be a less-than-ideal experience. In the past, your dentist relied on a gooey, foul-tasting material to create molds that would then be used to make your custom-fitted pieces. Many patients, however, reported discomfort and unpleasantness during the process for several reasons. Fortunately, more recent advancements in dental technology have led to updated techniques that can capture the shape of your smile. Keep reading to learn more about the more modern methods!


4 Smile-Friendly Swaps for Your Thanksgiving Feast

November 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 11:41 am
A wide variety of Thanksgiving foods

As a holiday, Thanksgiving isn’t exactly known for health and wellness. People associate it with all-day feasting on a wide variety of items. Still, you can always make the day a bit better for your teeth. In fact, you might consider some Thanksgiving foods to swap for a healthier smile. Your Peabody dentist even knows a few good ones to switch. Read on, then, to learn four products to swap out for a more smile-friendly Thanksgiving.


5 Ways to Get to Sleep When Tooth Troubles Strike

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 1:22 pm
A man holding his jaw due to toothache

You can never know when a toothache will strike. They’re the lightning bolts of the dental world—fast, instant, and impossible to predict. When they happen at night, it’s a worst-case scenario. Not only will you have to wait to schedule a dental appointment, but you have to get the night first!

If you need a few ways to ease the pain in your tooth so you can sleep easily, continue reading.


Coffee Breath? Get Rid of It with These Tips

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 10:38 pm

Cultures all over the world enjoy coffee in many different ways. Some people like it hot while others like it iced. Some take it with milk and sugar while their friends might enjoy it black. You can get it in gas stations, fast-food joints, and fancy brunch spots. For many people, one’s coffee preference is a mark of their individuality. Even though coffee is so widely loved, it can leave a drinker with an unpleasant smell on their breath. Just in time for your next company breakfast, here are some dentist-approved tips for preventing and getting rid of coffee breath.


How Many Hours a Day Can I Wear My Dentures?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 9:17 pm

Today’s dentures are so comfortable that some people like to wear them for days, but is this a good idea? While dentures can change a patient’s life for the better, they require regular maintenance and cleaning to work properly and prevent infection. Failing to remove your dentures for too long can have serious consequences for your oral health. Read on to learn why it’s necessary to give your mouth and your dentures a little time apart every day.


The Worst Foods to Get Stuck in Your Teeth

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 2:44 am

Woman with food stuck in teethIf you’ve ever had a piece of food stuck between your teeth, it can be an annoyance until it’s removed. You might wait to deal with it until it’s time to brush your teeth or pick at it with your tongue or a toothpick to dislodge it. However, you could cause damage to your teeth and gums. Here are 5 of the worst foods to get caught between your teeth and what you can do to remove them.


Do Veneers Make Your Teeth Sensitive?

June 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 9:48 am
Woman smiling with top teeth showing side-by-side comparison of without and with veneers

Whether it’s to conceal discoloration, cracks, chips, or fix misalignment, veneers are often recommended to patients who want to change the look of their smile. However, the procedure does involve a removal of a small amount of enamel, so some patients hesitate getting veneers because of the discomfort of potential tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, while any sensitivity from veneers is temporary, your enhanced smile can last for decades to come.

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