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Why Is My Dentist Asking Me to Rinse Before My Appointment?

June 30, 2020

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Woman smiling with mouthwash before dental appointment

Stay-at-home orders are being lifted, but the fight against the novel COVID-19 virus is long from over. To ensure the safety of their patients, dental teams have spent the last couple of months using their time, skills, and resources to re-design their office and implement new infection control procedures. While some of these measures are a routine part of our lives today (like practicing social distancing), asking you to use mouthwash before your dental appointment may come as a surprise. Wondering why rinsing is a part of their COVID-19 prevention tactics? Read on!


An Inside Look at How Your Dental Team Is Preparing For Your Visit During COVID-19

May 24, 2020

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Dentist in Greenfield wearing PPE with patient

The pandemic hit, and the world as we knew it changed. Seemingly overnight, social distancing guidelines were in place, stay-at-home orders were mandated, and face coverings were a routine part of our everyday lives. Although the transition out of quarantine has begun, the battle against the Coronavirus is not yet over. Therefore, many patients are curious about what their dental team is doing to ensure their safety during their routine visits. If you have found yourself wondering the same thing, then your dentist in Greenfield is here to share four measures dental teams are implementing at your appointment during COVID-19.


Scared of the Dentist? 5 Myths You Should Know the Truth About

April 16, 2020

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Worried woman covers her mouth while visiting her Greenfield dentist

Everyone wants a happy, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime, but not everyone is so excited about seeing their dentist regularly. In fact, a few common misconceptions about dental visits cause some people so much anxiety that they put off getting the care they need. However, if you want to prevent major oral health issues and keep your smile beautiful and intact for years to come, you need professional support. Find out why there’s no reason to avoid your Greenfield dentist as we bust the five most common myths about dental care.


Does Tooth Enamel Last a Lifetime?

March 12, 2020

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If you accidentally cut yourself, your skin almost miraculously heals itself in a matter of days. If you break a bone, it pretty much goes back to normal after a couple of months. However, if you break a tooth, have you noticed that it doesn’t “grow back?” That’s because, although your enamel (the outermost layer of your teeth) is the hardest substance in your entire body, it does not regenerate. Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. So, how long is tooth enamel supposed to last? Keep reading as a dentist answers this question.


Can You Still Get Dental Implants If You Have Bone Loss?

February 20, 2020

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elderly couple in gray sweaters smiling

If you’ve been missing teeth for some time, then you have probably at least considered getting dental implants to complete your smile again. After you lose teeth, however, your jawbone gradually begins to shrink in that area because of the lack of stimulation from your tooth roots. As a result, it may be difficult to place dental implants if you have gone through bone loss. But is it impossible? Continue reading to find out.


Laser Dentistry: The Future of Dental Treatments is Here!

January 21, 2020

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A woman receiving laser dentistry.

You might have heard about laser dentistry in the past, but did you know that it’s becoming more and more common in dental practices around the country? Thankfully, there’s no reason to feel nervous or intimidated by new dental technology. Not only does it enable dentists to complete treatments with greater precision, but it can make your next dental visit feel a whole lot more comfortable overall! To learn what to expect when you visit a dentist in Greenfield who uses laser dentistry, keep reading!


4 At-Home Remedies for Treating Gum Disease

December 18, 2019

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toothpaste going on toothbrush

Have you ever noticed a bit of blood in the sink after brushing and flossing? That’s one of the most common symptoms of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to the later stage, periodontitis. At this point, your teeth may become loose and even fall out! In order to prevent this from happening, here are a few home remedies you can use to stop gingivitis in its tracks.


Why Your Dentist Celebrates National Diabetes Month

November 15, 2019

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Measuring Blood Sugar

If you’re part of the 29.1 million people in the United States with diabetes, you probably already know about the damage in can inflict on your kidneys, your heart, and your eyes. But did you know it could also be hurting your smile? To celebrate National Diabetes Month, take a few moments to learn why your dentist in Greenfield is concerned about diabetes.


It’s National Dental Hygiene Month! Here’s How to Stay Healthy

October 17, 2019

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You’ve heard it all your life—brush and floss your teeth. But this oral health maintenance is much more important than you may think. October is National Dental Hygiene Month—a way to raise awareness about the significance of oral healthcare. How do you clean your smile? Do you see the dentist regularly? Keep reading to learn how dental checkups in Greenfield keep you healthy as well as some pro at-home cleaning tips!


7 Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

September 19, 2019

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woman with straight teeth holding Invisalign and braces

Do you have crooked teeth that you wish were straighter? Maybe you want them to be more aligned for aesthetic purposes. But did you know that there are plenty of other benefits of having straight teeth? That’s right, aligning your pearly whites can even improve your oral health. Keep reading to learn about several of the benefits of straight teeth, as well as some of your options for achieving a perfectly even smile.

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