Root canals have been widely misunderstood over the years. While it’s not great news to hear you need one, did you know that it can actually preserve your tooth? This could save you from an extraction. Many people associate root canal therapy with pain, however did you know that it’s really the infection in your tooth causing the pain? Root canal therapy will relieve your pain almost immediately. Your Greenfield dentist has more on the truth about root canals!
BGH Dental Blog
May 16, 2017
April 12, 2017
For longer than you’d like to admit, your jaw has popped, clicked, and been painful. You’ve done the best you could to deal with the problem, but during a phone conference at work last week, your jaw got “stuck” in an open position, making it impossible to communicate and embarrassing you in the process. Is there anything you can do to treat this issue? With TMJ therapy in Greenfield from BGH Dental, we can address the underlying cause of the jaw dysfunction and give you the relief you deserve.
March 13, 2017
You were enjoying some linguini with the clams that make Massachusetts famous, when the romantic night out with your sweetheart took an unexpected turn. The chef missed a small piece of shell in your pasta. When you bit down, this broke one of your teeth. You know the team at BGH Dental won’t be able to fix this with a filling – the problem is simply beyond this. Luckily for you, though, they recommend a CEREC same-day crown to restore the broken tooth. Rather than waiting weeks for a permanent replacement, this revolutionary technology gives you the smile of your dreams in just one visit. The team of experts explains everything about CEREC in this post.
January 13, 2017
You always take good care of your teeth at home – you brush and floss twice daily and never miss a day. Since you have an established dental hygiene regimen, you might wonder, ‘Do I really need to see my dentist in Greenfield, or is the recommendation for going to my dentist twice a year really just a marketing ploy?’ The experts at BGH Dental set the record straight on why brushing and flossing are great maintenance, but will never take the place of seeing a professional for regular checkups and cleanings.
December 4, 2016
Nothing caps off the end of the week like a nice full glass of wine. The weekend doesn’t really begin until you hear the cork pop out of the bottle. At that moment, the only thing you have to worry about is what to pair it with…at least that was the plan. As you’re brushing your teeth that evening, you notice they are distinctly yellow. What happened? Unfortunately, wine, like many other foods and drinks, can stain your teeth over time. What can you do about it? Simply brushing isn’t going to give you the results you want, and this is where your dentist in Deerfield at Bagley, Goodwin, and Hrinda can help. (more…)
November 29, 2016
With so much information emerging about the connections between your oral health and your overall health, we know that it’s never been more important to take charge of your oral health. We now understand that periodontal (gum) disease has a direct link with other health concerns in the body such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Your preventative care appointments are your first line of defense against issues such as gum disease, since we screen you for it at every checkup. Learn more here about why your dentist would recommend a deep cleaning.
October 7, 2016
Anxiety, arthritis and many other factors can cause a joint health problem called TMJ dysfunction. Dentists in Greenfield, Drs. Jenna Bagley, Dr. Christopher Goodwin and Dr. H. Sean Hrinda treat temporomandibular joint dysfunction, offering patients real relief from this very painful and debilitating condition.
September 12, 2016
Must a tooth damaged by decay, infection or oral injury be extracted? Maybe it does. However, thousands of teeth receive dental crowns to restore them to full strength and appearance.
Drs. Bagley, Goodwin and Hrinda and their associate dentists offer innovative CEREC same-day crowns to refinish marred smiles. Learn the pros and cons of traditional crowns and CEREC restorations.
August 14, 2016
Who do you trust with your family’s health? Select Bagley, Goodwin & Hrinda PC, family dentists in Greenfield for the best oral health care for you and your loved ones. These caring practitioners are a family themselves, and so skilled and experienced, they provide whatever preventive, restorative or cosmetic services you need. (more…)
July 24, 2016
Living with crooked teeth affects your confidence and your oral health. Did you know that teeth that overlap are harder to keep clean when you brush and floss? This puts you at a higher risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease. A bite that is misaligned may also cause or contribute to a jaw joint disorder known as TMJ that causes neck and shoulder pain, and headaches. Besides the oral health issues, you may also feel embarrassed about the appearance of your smile, which affects your personal and professional relationships. The good news is that there are different options for straightening your teeth discreetly. Your dentist in Greenfield discusses Invisalign vs Six Month Smiles.