April 30, 2019
When you think about issues that harm the health of your smile, tooth decay and gum disease often come to mind. Did you know there’s a bigger danger to your oral and general health that may be lingering in your mouth? According to the American Cancer Society, 53,000 people this year will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Sadly, nearly 11,000 people will also die. The long-term survival rate of oral cancer is bleak because it often isn’t diagnosed until it has reached advanced stages or spread to other areas of your body. It’s estimated 80% of new oral cancer cases can be diagnosed by a dentist through a routine screening. Next time you visit your dentist in South Hadley for a cleaning and checkup, ask them about an oral cancer screening to look for the early signs of mouth cancer.
January 24, 2019
As we enter a new year, now is the perfect time to recommit to your smile. Your teeth can serve you for a lifetime if you care for them properly. This involves more than just brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist in South Hadley twice a year. By making simple changes throughout the day, you will invest in a healthy, beautiful smile that can last for many years to come.
October 13, 2018
Are you ready to replace your missing teeth with the next best thing to your own? With dental implants in South Hadley, you will complete your smile with an effective and reliable solution. To fill the empty spaces, you will undergo a multi-phased treatment plan. While it can seem overwhelming, you have nothing to fear. Here is what you can expect during the process.
September 24, 2018
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants in South Hadley have become the most preferred solution. Offering over a 95% 10-year success rate, they allow you to make a long-term investment in your quality of life and your oral health. While you know that they are a predictable and reliable option, you are concerned about their price. Although they do cost more upfront than traditional treatments, like dentures, they are more cost-effective long-term.
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.
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.
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.