Newton Street Dental Blog
April 12, 2018
Times are changing. In the past, it was common to see smokers using traditional cigarettes; however, now many are transitioning to e-cigarettes. Often believed to be a safer alternative, many are giving up the previous form, turning to vaping instead. Unfortunately, current smokers are not the only ones trying vaping. Even those who did not previously smoke traditional cigarettes are turning to e-cigs. As a result, there has been an alarming increase in the number of smokers. Now, health professionals and your dentist in South Hadley are trying to combat the complications that the rise in smokers has produced.
April 1, 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in America. In fact, it is estimated that 79 million people in the U.S. are infected with it. While it is often believed to mainly affect women, it can occur in men as well. In fact, it has lead to an epidemic of oral cancer in men. According to new research, men with HPV are four times as likely to develop oral cancers than women, making it more common than HPV-related cervical cancer. With the threat increasing, it is more important than ever before to schedule an appointment for an oral cancer screening with your dentist in South Hadley.
March 19, 2018
As the temperatures start to warm and flowers begin to bloom, wedding season is in the air. As you pick out the perfect venue and dress, you may feel as though something is still missing—a bright, white smile. During your big day, you want to look and feel your best; however, dark tooth discoloration is dampening your spirit. To restore a beautiful smile, you need teeth whitening in South Hadley. Just in time for your big day, you can get your teeth several shades whiter to feel confident as you say your wedding vows.
February 26, 2018
The foundation for a lifelong healthy smile starts with proper oral hygiene habits from a young age. To foster the development of young smiles, February is dedicated as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Every year, dental professionals around the world strive to raise awareness to the importance of proper oral hygiene and regular care from a children’s dentist in South Hadley. This year, the focus is on preventing tooth decay. As the most common chronic disease in children, it is preventable with the right care.
February 13, 2018
Over the last several years, you have heard about the amazing health benefits that red wine can produce, like improving your cardiovascular functions. However, you have been hesitant to drink it because your dentist has told you that it can cause tooth discoloration. While this may be true if you do not brush your teeth afterward, you may want to reconsider your choice. Not only is red wine great for your body, but it can also encourage a healthy mouth. In fact, new research shows that it can help to combat tooth decay and gum disease in South Hadley.
January 30, 2018
The new year is the perfect time to encourage happiness and wellness into your life by making positive changes. By setting resolutions or goals for yourself, it helps to focus your mind on where you want to be at the end of the year. As you plan to make changes to your health and finances, you may be overlooking one vital factor—your dental health. Your teeth and gums are the gateway to your general well-being. There is no better time than now to recommit to your smile with your dentist in South Hadley.
December 11, 2017
Gum disease is a preventable infection that occurs in the gum tissue; however, 50% of adults in the United States have a form of it. Often, it is due to poor oral hygiene or an underlying health condition that increases your risk for it, like diabetes. Now, the American Dental Association says that there may be another factor that can increase your likeliness for it—your family history. No matter the cause, your family dentist in South Hadley has the treatment solutions that you need to restore your oral health.
December 1, 2017
The American College of Prosthodontics estimates that more than 120 million adults in the United States are missing at least one tooth. If you are among those who have a gap in your smile, you likely feel insecure about your appearance. To restore a complete smile, you now have many different options when it comes to tooth replacement, including a bridge or dental implants in South Hadley, but which is the right option?
November 11, 2017
If you experience the backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus, you could be among the 7 million people in the United States who are suffering from acid reflux. This condition can occur in anyone, leading to a burning sensation in the chest or sour taste in the mouth. While it may seem like the only complications are discomfort, it can cause damage to your oral health. In fact, it is directly linked to enamel erosion, which can lead to dental issues, like cavities. To help protect your smile, your dentist in South Hadley has 3 tips to reduce the complications caused by acid reflux.
November 4, 2017
Every month, you pay premiums for your insurance benefits to visit your dental office in South Hadley for affordable rates to maintain your oral health. However, you have yet to schedule an appointment this year. You are not alone as a Gallup survey found that only 64% of Americans saw their dentist at least once in the past twelve months. If you are among those who are not going regularly, you are not only placing your dental health at risk, but also allowing your benefits to go unused. If you do not schedule an appointment before the end of the year, you are going to lose your benefits because they will expire.