There’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…)
November 26, 2019
October 1, 2019
Your dental hygiene and health are important all year-round. But, especially as we go into the sweets-filled holiday season, it’s even more essential to take good care of your teeth and gums. And since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, it couldn’t be a better time to schedule your dental checkups and teeth cleanings. Learn more below about the many ways these visits benefit your oral health and even your overall quality of life. Some of them may surprise you!
September 26, 2019
You’ve lived with tooth loss long enough. You’re ready to enjoy the next best thing to your natural teeth with dental implants. Although you’re excited to have a complete smile again, you’re also a bit apprehensive because you worry about dental implant pain. As with any oral surgery, there will be discomfort for a few days during the healing process, but afterward, you shouldn’t even notice your dental implants. If your pain persists or reoccurs, it’s a sign of an underlying problem. It’s time to call your implant dentist right away to protect your new smile from failure.
August 29, 2019
Loose teeth might be cute when you’re a kid, but once you’re an adult, they should stay firmly rooted. That includes dental implants, the metal posts that replace adult teeth that have already been lost. Once you get them placed, you can usually expect them to last for 30 years or more. However, they’re not perfect. Sometimes a dental implant can fail and become loose. Read on to learn more about causes, symptoms, and solutions to this problem.
July 22, 2019
We all know that smoking can seriously harm your lungs. But did you know that smoking can also have adverse effects on your teeth, including dental implants? A recent study in Spain showed that smoking can increase the risk of failure in a dental implant. Let’s look more closely at that study and what its results mean.
June 19, 2019
If you’re missing teeth, chances are you know how difficult it can make life. You might have trouble chewing some of your favorite foods. You might avoid smiling in front of people because you’re self-conscious about gaps between your teeth. Maybe you want to fix your smile, but you can’t decide whether implants, bridges, or removable dentures would be best. They all come with their advantages, but the choice that provides the most benefits is dental implants.
May 10, 2019
There’s one thing for sure; the restorative and cosmetic capabilities of dental care are constantly expanding. A perfect example is dental bonding in Assonet. Not only does it provide restorative benefits, but it also offers aesthetic perks. How does it work, though, and how can you maintain your results? Get the answers you’re looking for as you continue reading!
April 10, 2019
Since this April is Oral Health Month, there’s no better way to celebrate than taking the time to learn how to best take care of your smile. Every day you may get up and do the same routine of brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, but there are other ways you can prevent cavities and plaque buildup. This month, help out your mouth by learning about and incorporating these 3 new ways to take care of your oral health. (more…)
January 5, 2019
As a dentist in Assonet and the new owner of Woodside Dental, welcome to our first blog! Each month, you’ll find helpful information here on a wide range of topics – everything from the “how and why” of various dental procedures, to great oral health tips for everyone in the family. For this first blog, you’ll get an introduction to our services and find out why you’ll get a different kind of dental experience here. Whether you’re looking for a new dentist or you’ve been a patient at Woodside for a long time, we look forward to serving your dental needs for many years to come!