Framingham Premier Dental Blog
April 16, 2018
Have you noticed that your gums are bleeding when you brush and floss your teeth? You may attribute it to pushing too hard with your toothbrush or floss; however, it is actually a sign of a larger underlying problem—gum disease. This is an infection that develops in the gum tissue due to plaque and tartar accumulations. When left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and cause general health complications, like heart disease. To treat the infection, your periodontist will likely recommend a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, but is it really necessary? Yes! To restore your gum health, the accumulations must be removed with this procedure.
March 3, 2018
At different ages, we all need specific healthcare. Senior patients have a different set of needs than kids or younger adults. Many patients don’t know that they need to change the way they take care of their smiles as they age, but a good dentist should partner with you to maintain good in-office and at-home dental care routines to ensure you keep a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime. In this post, we’ll discuss the effects of aging on your oral health and how you and your dentist can work together to improve the lifetime health of your smile during dental checkups and by optimizing at-home oral hygiene routines.
January 4, 2018
Do you suffer from canker sores? If so, you know how uncomfortable and irritating they can be. It’s amazing that something so small can be such a big pain! They’re particularly hard to live with if you have a taste for acidic or spicy foods, like orange juice or curries. Unfortunately, those things are off the menu while you’re waiting for your canker sore to heal. Thankfully there are several things you can do to speed up the recovery time and also prevent these pesky little buggers from occurring in the first place. Keep reading as a dentist in Framingham talks more about this common problem.
December 16, 2017
It’s a beautiful day when you get your teeth whitened multiple shades, making them glisten in the sun. Afterwards, you walk towards the restaurant next door to grab a light lunch. As the server walks up to your table, she asks what beverage you’d like. You catch yourself before saying the phrase “hot tea please.”
Your dentist in Framingham will remind you of how to take care of your recent investment. However, in case you need a handy reminder, they’ve provided information on how to protect your new white teeth.
November 6, 2017
One of the questions dentists hear most often from patients is, “What toothpaste should I use?” Most patients don’t love the typical answer, “It’s up to you.” However, the most important factor in picking a toothpaste is choosing a product that you like. Whether it’s the flavor, aroma, or the texture you like, as long as you consistently brush your teeth, your toothpaste should do its job, keeping your teeth clean. In this post, you can learn some basics to better understand what to look for and how to make the right toothpaste choice for your unique smile. You can also be one of the patients who asks their dentist for a recommendation during your next preventive dentistry checkup. Dentists and dental hygienists are always happy to help their patients make these choices.
September 16, 2017
If you look up during your dental appointment and feel nervous because you don’t understand the dental jargon spewing from your dentist’s mouth, this post is for you. Your dentist in Framingham wants you to know common dental terms. This helps to keep open communication between patients and dentists.
August 24, 2017
When we first mention dental implants as an option for patients with missing teeth, they often have no idea what to expect. The entire idea seems foreign to some patients and frightening to others. While the dental implant supported tooth replacement process does require a little more time than other tooth replacement options, the results last longer and look and feel more natural. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please contact the La Plata Dental team to schedule your dental implant consultation.
August 16, 2017
When it comes to your dental health, you rely on the care from your dentist in Framingham to ensure that your smile stays healthy for a lifetime. However, as you age, your needs are going to change. It is not uncommon to develop issues that require specialized services, like periodontal disease or tooth loss. When this happens, you need a highly trained professional who has received advanced training in the area. Often, this requires you to be sent to a different location to get the care you need. However, by choosing an office that has a periodontist on site, you will receive the services that you need under one roof.
June 16, 2017
You just watched the Tony’s – you’ve loved Broadway shows since you were a kid and going to the theater is still something that brings you joy. When you saw Kevin Spacey win his award this year, you were ecstatic. As one of your favorite actors of all time, seeing him beam with pride during his acceptance speech and flash that amazing grin of his made you smile just as widely as him. But when you did, you realized that your teeth look anything but red-carpet ready. With all the coffee you’ve sipped on to get you through long hours at your job and rehearsals for your own community theater productions, your pearly whites are dim, dull, and lifeless. What options do you have for teeth whitening in Framingham? From over-the-counter strips to ZOOM! in-office treatments to professional strength take-home kits from Framingham Premier Dental, find out which option would work best for you in this post.
May 8, 2017
You’re waiting with loads of anticipation for the upcoming premier of Wonder Woman – Amazonian Diana is by far your favorite part of The Justice League. But did you know that a heroine like her comes to the rescue regularly in your very own neighborhood? That’s right – Dr. Marianna Gaitsgory saves smiles all the time by performing emergency dentistry. In this post, learn how your premier dentist in Framingham can help when an urgent oral healthcare situation and find out what dental first aids tips you can use if an accident happens to your pearly whites.