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How to Become a Dentist

How to Become a Dentist

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

If you’ve ever thought that a career in dentistry might be right for you, then read this! To become a dentist, you have to be willing to complete multiple years of school and be patient enough to work with people. How it starts: 1. Complete a bachelors degree Completing a bachelor’s degree is step one […]

The Abuse of Teeth in Nursing Homes

The Abuse of Teeth in Nursing Homes

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

By the time you have reached your seventies, your teeth are tired. Even with proper care and regular trips to the dentist, your teeth and gums have gone through a lifetime of wear and tear. Teeth can withstand this wear and tear if they have received proper care and treatment throughout their life, but for […]

Why You Should Switch to an Electric Toothbrush

Why You Should Switch to an Electric Toothbrush

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Switching to an electric toothbrush could be a great investment for your teeth. While a manual toothbrush does a fine job, an electric toothbrush really kicks things up a notch. While a manual toothbrush can struggle to get in-between teeth, around back teeth, and in other hard to reach areas, an electric toothbrush can do […]

Staff Spotlight: Christopher Mercedes

Staff Spotlight: Christopher Mercedes

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Christopher is originally from New York City, but spent much of his youth in Leominster, MA. As a child he was a fanatic for all things theatrical. His dream job as a child was to be an actor, singer, or dance choreographer. After years in health care offices, Christopher made the transition to dentistry because […]

The Reason Why Oral Piercings Are Bad For Your Teeth

The Reason Why Oral Piercings Are Bad For Your Teeth

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Oral piercings are a popular form of self-expression and for some serve as a stylish accessory to their appearance. Even though an oral piercing might look cute, it could be seriously harming your oral health. The mouth is teeming with bacteria. Oral piercings are prone to infection and inflammation, and the bacteria in the mouth […]

Why Do Some Healthy Foods Cause Tooth Decay?

Why Do Some Healthy Foods Cause Tooth Decay?

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

One British mother was very unhappy when her five-year-old son needed a tooth pulled. Like many parents, she didn’t give her son soda or fruit juice often and couldn’t understand how his teeth had gotten so bad. After asking her dentist, it turned out that the culprit was a healthy food. It was dried fruit […]

What Medication Can Do to Your Oral Health

What Medication Can Do to Your Oral Health

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

While taking certain medications can help treat disease and lead to better overall health, some medications can harm your teeth and gums. The side effects of some medications can lead to the following oral health issues: Abnormal bleeding Some medications such as heparin or warfarin are used to thin blood. Taking these drugs means that […]

How Badly is Tooth Decay Affecting Kids?

How Badly is Tooth Decay Affecting Kids?

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

It is widely known that kids are some of the worst sufferers of tooth decay. But just how bad is it? Well, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States according to The New York Times. It is five times more common than asthma and 20 times more common than […]

What is Enamel and How Does it Work?

What is Enamel and How Does it Work?

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

If you’ve ever been to the dentist, then you’ve heard them talk about enamel. Dentists spend a lot of time talking to their patients about enamel, plaque, and tooth decay. But, to really understand how to keep your teeth healthy, you have to know what enamel is and how best to take care of it. […]

You NEED to Know What is Lurking on Your Toothbrush

You NEED to Know What is Lurking on Your Toothbrush

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

If you share a bathroom, then there may be something contaminating your toothbrush. According to a study done by researchers at Quinnipiac University, sharing a bathroom with a roommate or partner may mean that your toothbrush contains that person’s fecal matter. 60% of the toothbrushes that were collected in the study tested positive for fecal […]