Newton Street Dental Blog
May 19, 2017
Tooth decay is a serious problem. It is estimated that 92% of adults have had a cavity in a permanent tooth while 42% of children have had one in a primary tooth. The leading cause for tooth decay involves sugar consumption. Everywhere you turn, you are surrounded by potential cavity-causing foods. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to protect your family’s teeth from the effects of sugar. As your dentist in South Hadley, Dr. Leigh has the information you need to prevent tooth decay.
May 9, 2017
Everyone wants to have a smile as bright as the summer sun; however, for many, tooth discoloration causes your confidence to dull during the warmer months. To bring new light to your smile, you may be tempted to try over-the-counter whitening products. They are affordable and convenient, but are they effective? You will quickly find these products are a waste of money. If you want to whiten your smile for summer, you need to see your dentist for teeth whitening in South Hadley. Now, you can reverse tooth discoloration right from your own home.
April 11, 2017
Your teeth are made to last a lifetime with the right care. Your first line of defense to protect your teeth and gums from damage starts with your oral hygiene routine. Although you brush and floss your teeth, you may be doing so incorrectly. As a result, your home preventive methods are not doing a very good job, placing your oral health at risk. As your dentist in South Hadley, Dr. Douglas Leigh wants to ensure you are doing everything possible to care for your teeth and gums at home. He has simple tips to help revamp your home oral hygiene routine.
March 22, 2017
The American Dental Association recommends everyone over the age of two visits the dentist every 6 months. Regular preventive appointments are vital to reducing the risk for serious dental health complications, such as gum disease and tooth decay. However, one in three adults do not visit their dentist regularly. Often, people do not see their dentist regularly because they underestimate the importance of preventive care. However, next to brushing and flossing, semi-annual appointments with your dentist in South Hadley are the single most important factor for maintaining a healthy smile.
March 5, 2017
The dentist you choose to care for your teeth and gums will be an invaluable asset to your dental health over the years. When it comes to finding the right dentist in South Hadley, there is no “one size fits all” dentist. You have unique oral health needs, and these needs will change as time goes on. As a result, spend time researching dentists to ensure you make a wise decision. At Newton Street Dental, we understand the difficult and important decision you face. To help make the task easier, we have three key areas you need to consider when choosing a new dentist.
February 15, 2017
You take great care to ensure your oral health. You brush and floss daily while maintaining your regular dental visits. However, you may be overlooking a serious aspect to preventive care that does not just impact your dental health, but your overall health as well. If you are not getting an oral cancer screening regularly, you may suffer the devastating consequences of a late diagnosis. As your dentist in South Hadley, we encourage you to have a screening regularly for early detection.
February 5, 2017
Advancements in dentistry now provide you with several options when replacing missing teeth. Although a bridge and crowns or dentures have been those most traditionally used, more people are now turning to dental implants. More than 500,000 dental implants are placed each year due to the benefits they offer. With a 95% success rate, you gain a lifelong solution that closely mimics the appearance and function of natural teeth. At Newton Street Dental, we provide various types of dental implants in South Hadley to treat all cases of tooth loss.
January 4, 2017
It is a well-known fact that you are what you eat. The saying is true when it comes to the health of your teeth as well. To promote your oral and overall health, you often choose healthier alternatives. One alternative many people choose are sports drinks. Many believe sports drinks are great for replacing lost nutrients when exercising and are better than soda for your teeth. But, you may be surprised to learn that sports drinks are just as damaging as soda when it comes to your oral health. As your dentist in South Hadley, Dr. Douglas Leigh has the facts you need to know about sports drinks and your teeth.
December 13, 2016
Dental implants have quickly become the preferred choice for tooth replacement—and, for good reason. While other options for tooth loss are effective, dental implants offer various benefits that just are not possible with other options. In addition to being a lifelong, permanent solution with a nearly 100 percent success rate, dental implants can improve your oral health and quality of life. As your dentist for dental implants in South Hadley, we often recommend dental implants as the best choice to replace missing teeth.
December 1, 2016
The holidays are a busy time of year. There are family gatherings, holiday parties, traveling, and sharing great meals with your loved ones. As exciting as the holidays are, they can pose a certain challenge when it comes to maintaining your oral care. As your dentist in South Hadley, we understand just how chaotic the holidays can be. We do not want to see you place your oral health at risk due to a busy schedule. We have tips to help you maintain your oral health this holiday season.