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Sun-Kissed Safety: Your Guide to Shielding Your Lips from Summer Rays

July 18, 2023

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Take a moment, close your eyes, and picture what you think of when you hear the word “summer.” Chances are, you’re thinking of the heat, the sun, the pool, and the grill—not necessarily in that order.

What probably didn’t come to mind was your lips. Don’t worry, that wasn’t a test, but it does go to show that sun protection might be the last thing on your mind when you’re thinking about enjoying all that the season has to offer.

If you’ve been neglecting your skin in the sun, especially around your mouth, you could be inviting a host of UV-related problems for your oral health. If that surprises you, read on to learn how to protect your lips and avoid damaging your smile in the sun, and remember that your dentist can guide you through any treatment you may require.


These 6 Healthy Green Foods Will Benefit Your Smile!

March 3, 2023

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an assortment of healthy foods

When it comes to the health and beauty of your smile, your diet plays an undeniably crucial role. Everything that you eat affects your oral and bodily wellness; so, you should put effort into making smart choices and fueling up the correct way! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are six foods your dentist wants you to know about that aren’t just festively green, but also indisputably great for your pearly whites!


Do You Need to Replace a Missing Back Tooth?

August 4, 2022

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Man missing tooth

When you are missing a tooth, even if it’s in the back, it can be more difficult to complete daily tasks, like eating and speaking clearly. With a variety of different tooth replacement options out there, you don’t have to settle for gaps in your smile anymore. Dental implants are particularly popular because they have so many benefits. However, if the tooth is in the back of your mouth, do you really need to replace it? After all, no one can even see it. Continue reading to learn about the inconveniences and risks of not replacing your missing teeth.


Avoid These 3 Habits to Keep Your Dental Implants Healthy

January 4, 2022

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woman biting nails with dental implants

You were taking a walk with a friend along the Assonet River when you discovered some troubling news. Your friend’s husband recently lost a few of his teeth, including a dental implant that he’d gotten several years prior. You recently received your first dental implant and were informed that dental implants are meant to be permanent solutions to missing teeth. So why is it that your friend’s husband lost his tooth? There are a variety of detrimental habits that might put your dental implant at risk. If you avoid or kick all 3 of the habits below, you can protect the integrity of your dental implants. 


Can Dental Implants Improve My Life Expectancy?

December 4, 2021

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mature man smiling outdoors

If you’re familiar with dental implants, you’ve probably heard about how they can improve your smile. While that’s true, the bigger news might be that they can improve your life expectancy!

Tooth loss can lead to a lot of health issues, so it’s important to decide on some form of replacement sooner rather than later. Keep reading to learn how dental implants in Assonet can make a significant difference for you to live longer while looking good doing it.


Is It Safe for Diabetics Get Dental Implants?

September 17, 2021

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Person with diabetes checking her blood sugar levels

Tooth loss is a common issue that people face all throughout the country. Missing one or more teeth can make it much more difficult to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking, and smiling. The good news is that just because you have lost teeth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with gaps in your smile. Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement option due to their numerous benefits, but are they safe for patients who have diabetes? Here’s what you need to know.


Technology & Sleep Science: Is Your Phone Keeping You Awake?

February 17, 2020

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person on their phone while laying in bed

Most people have a nightly routine of scrolling through their social media before going to bed and checking out the latest news and what’s going on with their friends and family. Whether you use a phone, tablet, or computer to do this, you may be surprised to know that it can have an impact on your quality of rest. Without a proper night of sleep, you can feel fatigued, groggy, and unmotivated the next day. Read on to learn more about sleep science and three ways that nightly use of electronics, even for five minutes, can negatively impact your rest.

How Interrupted Sleep Can Negatively Impact Your Health

January 6, 2020

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woman struggling to stay awake in carTo function at its best, your body requires adequate rest each night. Interrupted sleep related to lapses in your breathing is commonly associated with sleep apnea, which affects over 22 million Americans. As you continue reading, you’ll discover just how detrimental the condition can be to your overall health. Additionally, you’ll learn how a local sleep dentist can help you recover so you can get back to leading a normal and fulfilling life.


The Impact Dental Implants Can Have on Your Jawbone Density

December 16, 2019

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dental implant inserted in jawboneEach of your teeth plays a significant role in maintaining your jawbone density. That’s because their roots trigger the production of new bone cells. When you have missing teeth for a prolonged period of time, the natural regeneration process can slow down, which can lead to your other teeth eventually falling out and changes in your facial structure. Thankfully, there is a remedy to this problem: dental implant insertion. As you read further, you’ll learn about the connection between bone density and dental implant success.


4 Terms To Know To Maximize Dental Insurance Benefits Before They Expire

November 26, 2019

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jar of money sitting on a counterThere’s no better time to save money on dental treatments than during the holidays, which can get fairly pricey. One way to do this is to take advantage of your insurance before it restarts on January 1st. Any of your unused benefits will fall back into the pocket of your insurance company instead of optimizing your oral health. If you’re unsure of how to navigate your dental insurance policy in order to get the most out of it, read on to learn four terms that can help you understand how your coverage works. (more…)

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