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4 Sensible Oral Health Habits in Honor of Dental Hygiene Month

October 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_shetty @ 11:07 am
a pumpkin-shaped toothbrush holder

For most people, October is all about Halloween—with so many spooky festivities to partake in and sweet treats to enjoy, it’s hard to not think about anything else during this time of the year. However, October is also Dental Hygiene Month, which means it’s a great time to revisit your oral hygiene regimen and ensure that you’re doing things properly; after all, you wouldn’t want Halloween to be the reason that you end up with a cavity, or some other type of dental issue! Continue reading below for some wise habits your dentist thinks you should practice in order to keep your pearly whites in tip-top shape.   


Why is Summer a Good Time to Start Wearing Invisalign?

June 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_shetty @ 12:38 pm
Man with black shirt holding an Invisalign aligner

Adults who don’t want to wear braces often turn to Invisalign instead. Chances are you have been considering this image-friendly orthodontic treatment if you have crooked teeth or an uneven bite that you want to improve. In many cases, summer can be a particularly good time to start the Invisalign process; below are just a few reasons why.


Oral Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know

April 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_shetty @ 5:09 pm
Ribbon with the words “April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month”

For each hour of the day, there is someone who dies of oral cancer. Over 54,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in 2023, and only 57% of them are expected to survive longer than five years. The more you know about oral cancer, the better position you’ll be in to have it dealt with properly. In the spirit of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, here is important information regarding risk factors and symptoms of oral cancer and the importance of regular screenings during dental visits.


How to Stop Red Wine from Staining your Teeth This Holiday Season

December 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_shetty @ 3:11 pm
A glass of red wine being poured

The holidays are a great time to unwind, and there’s no better way to relax than with red wine. However, while you may enjoy a glass with dinner, your teeth might not appreciate it. Red wine is famous for staining clothes and carpets, and it can just as easily discolor your teeth. That said, there are things you can do to lower your chances of having your smile darken as you drink. Here are some things you can try to keep your smile white over the holidays.


3 Ways to Survive Cold and Flu Season with Invisalign

October 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_shetty @ 7:21 pm
person smiling and holding Invisalign during cold and flu season

Cold and flu season is upon us, and that means you’ll need to be extra careful to avoid getting sick. Having to take time off from work or school, missing out on fun seasonal activities, and falling behind on gift shopping are all unfortunate side effects of coming down with something. Unfortunately, being sick can also impact your smile. This is especially true if you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment. To help you avoid oral health issues, read on to learn about three tips for making it through cold and flu season with Invisalign.


How to Keep Cavities from Haunting Your Child’s Halloween

October 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_shetty @ 11:52 pm
group of kids getting Halloween candy

Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year in the eyes of many children. They get to dress up and be the character they daydream about often, plus they have the opportunity to collect more candy than mom would ever let them get at the store. Meanwhile, you know all that sugar from the candy can do more than just make them hyperactive on Halloween night. You want to protect their teeth. Keep reading for helpful tips from a family dentist in Merrimack on cavity prevention during Halloween.


4 Helpful Tips for Taking Care of Your Clear Aligners

September 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_shetty @ 5:50 pm
Closeup of an Invisalign clear aligner.

Invisalign has taken the world of modern dentistry by storm! These awesome aligners are able to quickly and conveniently straighten your teeth and significantly improve their appearance. However, it’s up to you to ensure that the trays are capable of doing their job, meaning that taking proper care of your aligners is crucial! Here are four tips to help you keep your Invisalign aligners clean and fully functional without compromising your treatment process.


Why Has BOTOX Demand Increased During the Pandemic?

August 9, 2022

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patient getting BOTOX in Merrimack

During the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous people have decided to get BOTOX injections. While that may seem strange, it makes sense considering more people than ever before are using the extra time to improve themselves. Plus, there are many solid reasons why this service is booming at the same time as COVID-19. Read on to learn about a few of them!


This Is Why You Should Get BOTOX from a Dentist

June 22, 2022

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Woman smiling while working in office

When it comes to a wrinkle-smoothing treatment, like BOTOX, you may think you need to schedule an appointment with a plastic surgeon. Over the last few years, however, patients have been turning somewhere else for flawless results: their dentist. If you’re interested in learning the benefits of getting BOTOX from a dentist, then keep reading!


Why Root Canals Are Great News

February 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sajini Shetty @ 2:03 pm
man smiling after root canal therapy in Merrimack

Were you informed that you had to get root canal therapy in Merrimack because of a painful toothache? Most people find this treatment alarming, but getting rid of the discomfort is top priority. Luckily, unlike what the myths say, this procedure isn’t all that bad, and it can significantly improve your dental health in the long run! Keep reading to find out exactly what a root canal is and what you can expect from the treatment.

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