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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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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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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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How Do You Treat Gum Recession?

November 12, 2019

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elderly couple smiling

Have you ever heard the expression, “he looks a little long in the teeth”? It’s used to mean that someone looks old. This is a bit misleading, as looking “long in the teeth” due to receding gums can happen to people of any age. What causes this issue? How do you treat gum recession? Let’s take a closer look.

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We are Moving!

October 7, 2018

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Well, It’s been awhile since I blogged. I must admit, I’ve been a little busy….

I am so excited to announce that our new office is under construction! While we are only moving less than half a mile down the road, I know its gonna be a great new experience for everyone.

After 10 great years in our current location, and thanks to the support of our friends, families, and patients, I am so happy, thankful, excited, (and a trillion other feelings) that we will soon be in our new space.

We will be Merrimack Village at 7 Continental Boulevard in Merrimack. That’s the Shaws and Pizzico Plaza.

With the help of my great staff, we are putting together a warm, welcoming, soothing, and relaxing office. We wanted to work in a space that reflected our character and personality, that reflected how we would like to treat our patients and how we want to be treated ourselves. A space that we have designed to be comfortable for us as well as you.

It is a space that we can continue to grow and share our love of dentistry with everyone.

Follow us on Facebook to see some photos and videos, and updates as we progress along. I can’t wait to see you at the new space!

Need Dental Care While Breastfeeding in Nashua? Start Here!

June 10, 2018

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Baby chewing on pacifierBreastfeeding has been shown to have countless benefits for both mothers and babies. But although the benefits are well established, what should you do if you need dental work during this early phase of your child’s life? You don’t want to neglect your dental needs, but it’s natural to be concerned about the effects of any medications or numbing agents that you might need. In addition, certain dental procedures are truly necessary and can’t be put off. But rest assured, we’ll put your mind at ease in this blog by reviewing the guidelines of dental care while breastfeeding in Nashua. Learn more today!

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Your Emergency Dentist in Merrimack Shares 3 Helpful Tips

April 19, 2017

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Consider these 3 thoughts from your emergency dentist in Merrimack the next time you have a toothache. Our professionals at Dental Designs of New England know that accidents happen—usually at the worst times, too. If you have a dental emergency, your emergency dentist in Merrimack wants you to be prepared with the correct information to handle it calmly. Even if you’re not local, we’re only a phone call away. Not only can you always reach out to us, but if you’re out of town and don’t know what to do, we have an emergency referral list with trusted dentists that participate in the same Dental Referral Network that we do. Wherever you go, you’ll be able to address your dental emergency and find the health care you need.

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