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Dental Implants 101: The Basics You Need to Know

April 12, 2021

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Older couple learning about the basics of dental implants

Have you recently had to have a tooth extracted? Been missing multiple or all the teeth in your smile for years already? Is your friend or loved one missing teeth and you’re simply trying to help them out? While there are many ways to replace teeth, dental implants are unique for a few different reasons. To learn how they stand out and other important facts about the basics of dental implants, keep reading!

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Can Fluoride Treatments Negatively Impact a Child’s IQ?

January 11, 2021

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a young female who is pregnant and showing off her healthy smile

Are you pregnant? Do you think it might be helpful to have a fluoride treatment during your next dental appointment? After all, you don’t want to be at risk for tooth decay, so why not let a professional better equip your teeth with a trusted and proven treatment? Although you’re not incorrect about its effectiveness, the truth is that undergoing fluoride treatment while pregnant can lead to problems with your unborn child’s IQ. Read on to learn more about the link between the two and if you should wait until after your baby is born to see a professional about this type of preventive treatment.

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Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Which One Prevents Bone Loss?

December 7, 2020

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dental implant post providing jawbone preservation in Merrimack

Despite how far dental technology and knowledge of oral health has come in recent decades, tooth loss is still a common issue. In fact, more than 35 million Americans don’t have any of their natural teeth left! Traditional dentures are one of the most popular and affordable ways to replace missing teeth, but are they the best choice in terms of jawbone preservation in Merrimack? Dental implants can provide this benefit that dentures alone cannot deliver by preventing jawbone loss. Continue reading to learn why dental implants are the best long-term investment you can make in your smile.

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Achieve a Straight Smile Using Your Dental Insurance

November 4, 2020

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Woman holding Invisalign in Merrimack.Believe it or not, the end of the year is almost here. There isn’t any better time than now to invest in a confident future using your dental insurance. If you’re like 97% of adults, you haven’t reached your annual limits, which means you have several benefits you’re about to lose. Don’t throw money down the drain. Use your coverage to get the straight, professional smile you’ve always wanted without metal braces. Invisalign in Merrimack is a discreet, sophisticated solution to achieve your best smile in 2021.

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Are Sensitive Teeth a Serious Oral Health Problem?

September 28, 2020

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You reach for your phone as your morning alarm signals that it is 7 AM. Instead of hitting the “snooze” button, you slip out of bed and head straight for the coffee pot. As you get the fixings together, your kitchen starts to take on the most delectable aroma. After adding milk and sugar to your liking, you take your first sip and are immediately greeted with a surge of pain stemming from your mouth. Tooth sensitivity: 1. You: 0.

Does this scenario sound familiar? If so, you are not alone. In fact, the Academy of General Dentistry reported in 2018 that 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from tooth sensitivity! If you fall into this statistic, read on to learn the common causes, four tips to fight it, and signs that you need to seek treatment.

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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist Again?

July 27, 2020

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Dentist in Merrimack talking to patient

When the Coronavirus first obtained news coverage, few were aware of the monumental impact it would have on our lives. Between social distancing guidelines, stay-at-home orders, and face coverings, our world has completely changed to adhere to infection control measures put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although communities are starting to transition out of quarantine, patients are still uncertain of whether attending a routine dental checkup is safe in light of the current pandemic. If you find yourself experiencing similar concerns, your dentist in Merrimack is here to share four safety measures your dental team is putting in place at your visit during COVID-19.

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How Your Dentist Prepares for Your Appointment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 24, 2020

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dentist in Merrimack wearing a lot of PPE

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed virtually everything about our lives. Grocery store trips are more carefully planned, contact with loved ones is filtered through a screen, and more work is being done remotely than ever before. Even your dentist in Merrimack has had to change so much about the way they perform their job. In the old days, it was enough to wash their hands and put on some fresh protective gear. Nowadays, though, your dentist takes several more precautions to ensure their patients’ safety. To learn more about how your dentist prepares for your visit these days, keep reading below.

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Well, Hi There: Greeting Your Dental Team While Social Distancing

May 13, 2020

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Hygienist smiling at dentist in Merrimack

Your dental team wants you to feel like family. There’s nothing they want more than to greet you with a smile and a hug while you catch up with each other. During the COVID-19 pandemic, handshakes and hugs are unfortunately off-limits. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t give each other a warm greeting. Your dentist in Merrimack has some ideas about how you can give each other a fun hello without putting your health at risk.

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Signs of Bite Problems and How Invisalign Can Help

March 8, 2020

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attractive woman smiling inserting clear Invisalign in Merrimack

It used to be a given that if you were looking for an orthodontic solution for gapped, misaligned, crowded or crooked teeth, then metal braces were the only option. Because modern dentistry is continually evolving, there is now another way to shift your teeth and achieve an attractive smile: Invisalign in Merrimack. Can it really be counted on to produce the same results as traditional braces? Read on to find out from a local dentist, and also discover the typical warning signs of a bad bite!

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How Diabetes Affects Your Oral Health

November 25, 2019

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checking blood glucose

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may have done a lot of research on how your condition could affect various systems throughout your body. Left uncontrolled, it can affect many major organs and lead to devastating consequences. It even has a connection to your oral health. Because November is National Diabetes month, we have put together this blog post that discusses how diabetes affects your oral health, and how you can protect your oral health despite having diabetes.

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