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3 Big Reasons to Replace Your Metal Dental Fillings

June 28, 2022

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Mouth of woman who should replace metal fillings

Do you have metal dental fillings? For many decades, they were the go-to method for addressing mild to moderate tooth decay. While they have their benefits, such as strength and durability, they also have some big drawbacks. In fact, it is worth it to seriously think about getting them removed. When you replace metal fillings with their modern, tooth-colored counterpart, you can expect to experience some significant benefits, including the following:

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I Have an Event Coming Up — When Should I Whiten My Teeth?

May 24, 2022

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Bride with beautiful smile after teeth whitening in Needham

Do you have a special event coming up? Whether it is a wedding, a job interview, a vacation, or even your high school reunion, you likely want to look your best. Hence, you may be thinking about whitening your teeth. But when should you do it? This blog post discusses the answer to the question, “How close to an event should I whiten in Needham?”

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Can I Drink Coffee with Invisalign?

April 20, 2022

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Woman with Invisalign in Needham enjoying a cup of coffee

Coffee is among the most popular beverages in the world, with countless individuals depending on it to help them get their day started each morning. If you enjoy coffee, and you have a degree of dental misalignment, you may have a question weighing on your mind — “Can I drink coffee with Invisalign in Needham?” The answer is yes! Read on below to learn how you can partake of this delicious beverage without adversely affecting your orthodontic treatment.

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I Used to Wear Braces — Can I Get Invisalign?

March 12, 2022

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Woman holding aligners, enjoying the benefits of Invisalign after braces in Needham

If you had braces in the past, you may have been delighted when they were removed and you could start enjoying your straighter, healthier smile. Now, though, it is possible that your teeth have drifted back out of place. This can happen due to inconsistent retainer wear, tooth loss, and other factors. If you dislike the idea of once again having a mouth full of metal brackets and wires, you may be wondering if it is possible to get Invisalign after braces in Needham. For most people, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.

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How Long Does It Take to Adjust to Implant Dentures?

February 28, 2022

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Senior couple laughing and smiling after adjusting to implant dentures

Conventional dentures take a notoriously long time to adjust to. Some patients struggle to get used to them for weeks or even months before they feel comfortable with their prosthetic. Is adjusting to implant dentures any different? Thankfully, yes. This brief blog post discusses what you can expect when you first get your implant denture and how long it may be before your new teeth feel like a natural, normal part of your everyday routine.

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What to Eat After a Teeth Whitening Treatment

January 12, 2022

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Pasta with white sauce, a food that can whiten teeth

When you undergo a professional teeth whitening treatment, it is important that you take steps to prevent your teeth from incurring new stains. After all, your treatment will not stop your teeth from absorbing pigments. How can you keep your smile as bright as possible for as long as possible? One thing you can do is adjust your diet. This article talks about some foods that whiten teeth, as well as some that you should avoid.

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Recovering from All-on-4 Surgery: What to Expect

December 22, 2021

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Patient admiring his new smile after All-on-4 recovery in Needham

One of the big selling points of All-on-4 dental implants is that the procedure is less invasive than traditional implant treatments. It also allows you to get a set of prosthetic teeth on the same day as your implant placement surgery. However, you will still have to go through All-on-4 recovery in Needham. This article discusses what you can expect as you heal from your procedure.

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How Long Does It Take to Adjust to Implant Dentures?

November 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — gillisdental @ 5:48 pm
Senior man brushing teeth while adjusting to implant dentures

Will you receive implant dentures in the near future? You have a lot to look forward to! You will be able to enjoy an attractive smile, the ability to eat all of your favorite foods, and many other benefits. Before you can truly experience all the advantages of your prosthetic, however, you will have to take some time to get used to it. This blog post discusses what you can expect while you are adjusting to implant dentures.

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Is It Possible to Whiten Bonded Teeth?

October 25, 2021

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Woman with bright smile after whitening bonded teeth

A bright white smile is an attractive feature. Unfortunately, teeth can become discolored over time, and so can dental bonding. While it is relatively easy to brighten natural dental enamel, you might wonder if it is just as simple to whiten bonded teeth. Unfortunately, the answer is no. While it is possible to brighten bonding teeth, doing so requires some time, effort, and professional assistance. This blog post discusses what you can do to achieve your desired tooth color.

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Asthma and Oral Health: What You Need to Know

September 28, 2021

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Woman with asthma bringing inhaler to her mouth

Asthma is a serious respiratory condition that affects roughly 235 million people around the world. If you are part of that group, you may be all too familiar with the struggles that are an inherent part of not knowing when you will suddenly find it difficult or impossible to breathe. Unfortunately, research has unveiled another serious problem that asthma can contribute to — an increased risk of poor oral health. This article explores why that is the case and offers practical guidance on how you can protect your teeth and gums.

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