Did you know someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 40 seconds? Many factors increase your risk, which is one reason February is American Heart Month. While you might know that a bad diet, smoking, or lack of exercise can contribute to cardiovascular disease, there’s another culprit linked to high blood pressure, heart attacks, and more. Gum disease is connected to heart disease. Here’s how keeping your gums healthy can boost your heart health.
A Healthy Heart Starts With Your Smile
February 26, 2023
5 Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy
February 24, 2023
Did you know cavities aren’t the only threat to your smile? Gum disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss. However, an incomplete smile isn’t the only danger. The infection can also enter the bloodstream, increasing the risk of many health problems, including heart attacks and strokes. Although you might believe your gums are healthy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 50% of adults have the infection. While it’s common, it’s easy to keep gum disease at bay by following 5 simple tips.
4 Foods that Can Help You Fight Gum Disease
January 26, 2023
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems there is. It’s estimated that around 50% of adults in the U.S. have some form of gingivitis or periodontitis.
Considering how common gum disease is, it might be a good idea to learn a few ways you can deal with it. As it turns out, a healthy diet can do a lot to combat oral infection. Here are some foods that have been shown to help with gum disease.(more…)
4 New Year’s Resolutions for Excellent Oral Health
January 3, 2023
It’s 2023! Now that the toasts have been had, the fireworks have been set off, and the smoke has cleared, it’s time to start working toward your New Year’s resolutions. Regardless of how many goals you set for yourself in the new year or what categories they fall into, it’s a good idea to make taking good care of yourself one of them. While this includes your whole body, why not make resolutions specific to your smile? Read on for ideas on New Year’s resolutions to promote excellent oral health.(more…)
4 Things You Should Know Before Getting Veneers
December 16, 2022
As you might know, dental veneers are great at transforming smiles. Placed rightly, these porcelain shells can make even the most damaged teeth look excellent. Keep in mind, though, that a veneer procedure is a big investment. The placement process can get rather expensive at times. Therefore, there are things you should know about veneers before you fully commit. Luckily, your dentist in Medford is here to inform you. Read on to learn four crucial veneer facts to consider before treatment.(more…)
3 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for the Holidays
December 13, 2022
Massachusetts weather is turning snowy, so there’s no denying it’s the holiday season. That being the case, many of you are likely buying gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more. However, have you considered adding some smile-friendly stocking stuffers to your shopping list? Such items make fantastic presents and boost your kids’ oral health. As such, your dentist in Medford has a few to suggest. Here’s a summary of three holiday gifts sure to give your child a shiny smile.(more…)
Why Do Dental Implants Last So Long?
November 30, 2022
If you’re looking into getting dental implants, you’ve probably heard about their incredible longevity. Over 95% of dental implants are still going 20 years after they’re placed. Compare that to dentures and bridges, which typically have to be replaced after 7-10 years of consistent use. What may not be clear, however, is why that is. Knowing what makes dental implants so enduring is key to making them last even longer. To help, here’s a quick guide to everything you might need to know about how long dental implants are expected to last, and why.(more…)
Ways to Thank your Teeth this Thanksgiving
November 29, 2022
At Thanksgiving, it’s nice to be grateful for the things that often go unappreciated. For that reason, November is a great time to show your teeth some thanks. There are plenty of hazards to your oral health at the Thanksgiving dinner table, so making a few tooth-friendly choices can do a lot to prevent future issues. Here are some things you can do to make your teeth feel appreciated.(more…)
Tips for a Hauntingly Healthy Halloween!
October 28, 2022
There are many scary things about Halloween: haunted houses, spooky ghosts, and creepy spiders. But your smile doesn’t have to be one of them! Despite it being one of the most sugar-filled days of the year, you and your family can still maintain healthy oral habits. Your dentist in Medford shares some tips on how to keep your smiles “boo-tiful”!(more…)
Save Money by Visiting Your Dentist!
October 13, 2022
Lately, people are saying that the U.S. is entering a recession. If that is the case, you may be looking for ways to cut costs in your life. That said, don’t make your dentist in Medford one of those cuts! While giving up dental services might seem like it’d save you money, it’ll only cost you more in the long run. To prove it, your local practice is here with the details. Read on to learn three ways dental visits lower your overall expenses.(more…)