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The Sweet Tooth Secret: How Does Ice Cream Affect Your Oral Health?

June 11, 2024

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Picture of ice cream

Ice cream is a beloved treat that brings joy to many, especially during hot summer days. However, its effects on dental health are often a concern. As you can imagine, overindulging in sugary sweets can be pretty hard on the teeth; however, if you’re smart about it, you might be able to indulge occasionally without significantly impacting your oral health.

If you’re curious, here are a few of the problems that ice cream could cause for your teeth, and what you can do to mitigate them.


What Time is It? Dentist Time! Get Your Checkup Before Summer Vacation

May 6, 2024

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Woman sitting on her suitcase to close it

The sun stays up for longer, the last spring showers are on their way out, and kids are getting excited. You know what that means – it’s vacation season! Soon you’ll be sampling food trucks on the boardwalk and collecting seashells by the seashore.

Now slow down a minute, before your imagination runs away with you. You know you’ll have to pack and make overnight arrangements, but have you thought about stopping by your dentist for a checkup? It might not even be on your to-do list. However, there are a few reasons you’ll want to plan a visit before takeoff.


Changing Teeth, Changing Tastes: How Dentures Affect Your Sense of Taste

April 11, 2024

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A dentist talking to her patient about dentures

It’s pretty clear that dentures make a difference at meals. Those with missing teeth can chew many foods more easily by wearing them. Still, these prosthetics don’t just impact how you chew an entrée. Dentures could affect your sense of taste, too. They may well alter your dish’s flavor if you don’t take precautions. So, your New Bedford dentist wants to offer some guidance. Here are some ways dentures can disrupt your sense of taste and what you can do about it.


Why Have My Teeth Shifted Over the Years?

February 13, 2024

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Lady thinks something over

The human body continues to develop at all stages of life. As much as we’d all like to believe that our teeth will stay in place after we finish orthodontic treatments in our teen years, the truth is that years of use and the changing dimensions of the mouth can cause them to shift over time. Here’s a brief overview of why this happens as well as how SureSmile Aligners can address the problem.


Dentures Dilemma: Can I Wear My Dentures 24/7?

February 2, 2024

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a patient with dentures smiling

If you’ve just started wearing dentures, you’re probably feeling pretty ecstatic to be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence once more! These amazing prosthetics have helped countless generations of patients over the years, and dentures that fit well can truly make you feel as though you’re living your best life. However, some patients enjoy wearing their dentures so much that they wonder if it’s okay to keep them in all the time – but this isn’t recommended. Here’s why.


Are Fluoride Treatments Good for Adults?

January 12, 2024

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Cartoon tooth is protected by fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that dentists have dubbed “nature’s cavity fighter.” While it is common knowledge that fluoride treatments have numerous dental health benefits for children, many people may not realize what this wonderful medicine can do for their oral health as adults. In fact, all adults should use fluoride toothpaste unless advised to the contrary by a dentist or another doctor. Here are a few common questions about the benefits of adults using fluoride as well as their answers.


5 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early in the Year

December 13, 2023

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Tooth and dental instruments next to calendar

At the beginning of each year, you probably have a substantial to-do list. Perhaps you are doing your taxes, writing thank-you notes after your December celebrations, and working to achieve your resolutions for the new year. But there is one thing that you might be forgetting — a dental checkup. Here are a few reasons why you should schedule this important appointment early in the year:


Does Getting Dental Crowns Hurt? Separating Fact from Fiction

September 8, 2023

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patient talking to a dentist

When it comes to dental procedures, one common misconception is that getting dental crowns is a painful experience. This misunderstanding often deters individuals from seeking necessary dental care. In this blog, we will explore the reality of dental crown procedures and whether they are genuinely painful or not.


3 Back-to-School Tips to Make Your Next Dental Exam Easier

August 8, 2023

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Young patient talking to their dentist

It’s back to school season, which means that if you’re a student you’re probably buying school supplies to get ready for the coming academic year. However, there’s another kind of exam that you may want to think about—your next dental exam.

Thankfully, improving your oral health is considerably easier than getting straight As. With just a few minor changes, you can do a lot to better your smile. Here are a few things you can do to ace your next dental exam.


Signs Your Dentures Need to Be Replaced

June 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sounddentist @ 11:34 pm

Hands holding lower dentureDentures have been used for generations to treat tooth loss. They are made of durable materials to look and feel more realistic than ever before. Dentures can last for 5 to 7 years before needing to be replaced, but many factors will affect the lifespan of your prosthetics. With the right care, they can serve you for many years. Unfortunately, they won’t last forever. Here are 4 signs that it may be time for replacements.


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