Do you regularly see blood in your sink after brushing your teeth? While bloody gums can be caused by simply brushing or flossing too hard, they can also be a symptom of gum disease — and shouldn’t be ignored. Gingivitis and periodontitis can seriously damage your mouth, as well as elevate your risk of heart disease, including strokes. It’s important to recognize why your gums are bleeding and what that means for your full-body health. For National Stroke Month, your dentist explains how gum disease therapy in Greenfield can help keep your mouth and heart healthy.(more…)
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May 14, 2019
April 7, 2019
You do not have to be a smoker to get oral cancer. In fact, even as the smoking rate among U.S. adults has fallen in recent years, oral cancer rates are on the rise. According to a new report by the independent nonprofit FAIR Health, insurance claims for oral cancer jumped 61% in the U.S. from 2011 to 2015. Detecting oral cancer early on – before it has spread – is critical to overcoming the deadly disease. Did you know that your dentist checks for the warning signs of oral cancer during every routine dental checkup? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so there is no better time than now to learn about the importance of visiting the dentist regularly for an oral cancer screening in Greenfield.(more…)
March 15, 2019
Spring is here! Flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up, and it’s time to tackle all those spring cleaning jobs that you’ve avoided all winter. While you may initially be thinking only of household projects, such as cleaning out the garage or the attic, don’t forget another very important area to keep tidy—your mouth! When was the last time you had your teeth professionally cleaned? Was it over six months ago? Well, here are five reasons to go in now for a dental checkup in Greenfield.(more…)
February 15, 2019
It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, and you’re looking for ways to take your child’s oral health to the next level. You’re not quite sure what changes you can implement, though, to achieve your goal. Read on to learn how children’s dentistry in Greenfield can aid in protecting your child’s mouth, teeth and gums from the ills of bacteria. You’ll also learn about some effective ways to maintain his or her wonderful smile!(more…)
January 15, 2019
Millions of Americans start each new year by setting some worthy goals. This time around, why not make your teeth and gums the focus of your resolutions? Your cosmetic dentist in Greenfield can help, whether you’re looking for an enhanced smile or simply better oral health. With that in mind, here’s some handy tooth care tips.(more…)
December 3, 2018
You want the best for your child, right? When it comes to oral healthcare, everyone has their own opinion on what’s good for your son or daughter and what isn’t. You may have heard about fluoride before from your dentist, but what is it? Is it safe to give to your loved one? Of course! This natural cavity-fighting mineral can protect your child’s teeth. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of fluoride from an expert children’s dentist in Greenfield.(more…)
December 2, 2018
Christmas is right around the corner and the New Year is following close behind! Have you started thinking about your New Year’s resolutions yet? If improving the appearance or function of your smile is on your priority list for 2019, it may be advantageous to get a head start. That is because most dental insurance benefits renew at the start of each year, meaning any current benefits will be lost when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. You are paying your dental insurance premiums each month – so don’t let your benefits go to waste! As a dentist in Greenfield shares below, now is the ideal time to get the most out of your dental insurance coverage.
October 2, 2018
It’s good to know that there’s an emergency dentist in Greenfield when you need one. Still, it’s important to have your own dental first-aid kit on hand for when the unexpected occurs. You can buy these kits from major retailers or put together your own with commonly available supplies.
September 27, 2018
In all aspects of your life, new innovations have changed the way you do things for the better. Why should your dental care be any different? The latest advancements in technology have transformed dentistry to provide patients with a higher standard of services. At BGH Dental, we embrace these changes because we want to deliver the finest treatment possible when visiting your dentist in Greenfield. With state-of-the-art equipment, you will experience firsthand the best dentistry has to offer.
August 20, 2018
Keeping up with a baby can be challenging: changing diapers, waking up in the middle of the night, baby-proofing corners and sharp edges around the house. In the middle of what can at times seem like chaos, you may not think about scheduling a trip to a children’s dentist – but you should! According to the American Dental Association, children should visit the dentist after their first tooth appears or before they celebrate their first birthday. So even if your young son or daughter’s smile is mostly pink gums instead of pearly whites, it may still be time to schedule their first visit to a children’s dentist in Greenfield.