What Happens if You Don’t Replace a Tooth?
If you have a severely damaged tooth or one that is decaying, your dentist may recommend having the tooth extracted and replaced with a dental implant. Typically after most extractions, you will have a dental implant placed to help preserve the functionality and integrity of your oral cavity. However, if you don’t replace your tooth […]
Are Dental Implants Necessary After Extraction?
A dental extraction is typically performed to remove a tooth that is so severely damaged that there is no way to repair or restore that tooth. This typically leads to a gap in your teeth. Now, you may be wondering if this gap needs a dental implant or if it’s okay to simply keep it […]
What is a Dental Deep Cleaning?
You may be familiar with regularly scheduled dental appointments where your dentist gives a quick cleaning and polish of your teeth to really make them feel vibrant. These regular appointments help to clean up any soft, easy to remove tartar before they become too adherent to the teeth and become plaque. Regular dental cleaning appointments […]
Are Dental Cavities a Dental Emergency?
A dental cavity is typically a hole that forms in a tooth and is typically caused by decay from bad oral hygiene such as neglecting to brush your teeth or consuming really hard to chew foods. These cavities if untreated for an extended period of time can lead to sensitivity and pain, and if left […]
Are Bleeding Gums a Dental Emergency?
Bleeding gums, if persistent and occur every time you brush or floss, could be a sign of gingivitis or more severe infections of the oral cavity. However, bleeding from the gums once in a while, particularly after brushing really hard, is perfectly normal. Most patients who have chronic bleeding gums are those who have neglected […]
Is an Abscess Considered a Dental Emergency?
A dental abscess is most certainly a dental emergency. A tooth abscess is basically an infection of the tooth and can cause swelling, pain, and discomfort. Some other warning signs of a tooth abscess include fever, jaw pain especially when chewing or biting down on foods, neck discomfort, and even ear pain. These signs typically […]
Can I Brush My Teeth After Root Canal With Temporary Filling?
A root canal is typically performed to treat an active infection of a tooth. This involves using antibiotics to kill off any bacteria that may be growing within the tooth, removing the infected pulp, and filling in the empty space with a filling to help the tooth regain its structural and functional integrity. A temporary […]
Should I Get My Molar Pulled or Get a Root Canal?
Root canal and teeth extraction are both options to help treat decaying and infected teeth. Typically molars and other teeth are pulled when there is extensive decay and disease, whereas root canals are performed to help alleviate an infection while preserving the teeth. In most cases, a root canal is preferred over pulling a tooth […]
How Should I Sleep After Wisdom Teeth Removal?
After a wisdom tooth removal, you may experience some sensitivity and pain as the numbing agents used at the office start to run out. This could make sleeping a bit uncomfortable at least for the first 24 hours. However, there are a few things you can do to ensure you get a good night’s sleep […]
What is a Dental Debridement Procedure
A dental debridement is a procedure that removes extremely adherent, thick plaque and tartar on teeth, and is typically done when a dentist is unable to see tooth decay or active gum disease because of just how much plaque has accumulated. The procedure is performed before a normal cleaning, and is often opted to be […]
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants can be an extremely effective treatment in regaining proper functionality and stability of your teeth. Patient’s who may have had extensive tooth damage or erosion often have their teeth replaced with an implant, with the goal of offering a rather permanent solution to missing teeth. Dental Implants typically consist of three different parts. […]
Does Scaling and Root Planing Cure Bad Breath?
One of the most common causes for bad breath, also known as halitosis, includes active gum disease and an accumulation of hard, stuck-on tartar and plaque. Patients who don’t regularly brush or floss their teeth, and who do not receive routine dental checkups are at a greater risk for developing bad breath due to poor […]
What happens if u don’t treat a dental cavity?
If you do not treat a dental cavity, the decay can penetrate the enamel and gradually widen and deepen into the root of the tooth. The longer you leave a dental cavity without treatment, the worse it’s going to get. They’re easily the most common form of dental disease affecting teeth all over the world. […]
What is considered a dental emergency?
While dentists are used to handling patients with regular dental visits and scheduled appointments, they are also capable of handling immediate dental emergencies. For many dental emergencies it is often better to seek treatment at the dental office instead of an emergency room. That is because dentists have the ability to use a wide range […]
Implant Dentures Vs Traditional Dentures: Is it better to get Implants or Dentures?
When a tooth goes bad, you have options to get it replaced. But when many teeth go bad, from disease or cavities or through the process of aging, more extreme measures need to be taken to restore the mouth’s capabilities. It’s impractical to have every individual tooth replaced through implants. The next logical step in […]
Dental Cleaning vs Scaling: What is the difference between teeth cleaning and teeth scaling?
What is a Dental Cleaning? Routine dental teeth cleanings are necessary to keep your teeth healthy and prevent the build-up of plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Typically, you should be getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months, or sooner if recommended by your dentist. The cleaning will usually be done by a dental hygienist and likely […]
Does a tooth filling hurt?
Teeth fillings help keep your teeth functional by getting rid of the decay caused by the cavity and keep your teeth safe by filling that space in with one of several materials. But the question persists: is getting teeth filling painful? Do they cause pain after being installed? There’s always a dread over going to […]
Plaque vs Tartar: Is there a difference between Tartar and Plaque?
When you go to get a check-up at the dentist, they always ask if you’re brushing your teeth. Have you ever wondered why? All sorts of things enter through your mouth and past your teeth – or surround them, depending on how you chew it – and yet most of the time your teeth are […]
Are Dental Implants Painful?
Everyone has a concern around going to the dentist. Whether it’s a fear of being told what they don’t want to hear or having new problems discovered when they’ve done everything right. And of course, where procedures are concerned, there’s an aspect of fear around the pain that can be caused. When people think of […]
Can Teeth Be Straightened At Any Age?
As adults, some of us may have wished to straighten our teeth with orthodontic braces. Many people associate braces with teenagers. A question that many adults and seniors ask themselves when considering dental braces treatment is: can teeth be straightened at any age? A simple answer to this question is yes, adults can straighten their […]
How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?
Teeth cleaning is one of the most important things we need to do to maintain overall good oral health. Teeth cleaning as part of an annual dental checkup should be done at least once a year, if not twice, a year. Even if we feel like our teeth are clean, a thorough examination by a [...]
Is A Root Canal Painful?
For many patients, root canal treatment is no more painful than a filling, thanks to local anesthesia and modern endodontic techniques. So do root canals hurt? No, root canals are usually painless because dentists nowadays use a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding areas prior to the procedure. Therefore, you should not feel […]
What is an iTero intra oral digital scanner used for?
iTero’s intraoral scanners scan a patient’s mouth and capture images to create three-dimensional dental images in minutes. Intraoral scanners are easy to use and can be operated by one person. The scans they produce are also more detailed than the traditional two-dimensional images they replace. Intraoral digital scans help dentists create accurate physical tooth models [...]
Can you get your teeth cleaned and whitened at the same time?
Paying a visit to your dentist is the best way to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy while improving your smile aesthetics at the same time. As you may want to make the most out of your dentist appointment, it is common to wonder if it is possible to undergo different procedures in one […]
Does Teeth Cleaning Hurt?
Normally, a scheduled teeth cleaning should not cause pain. However, there may be complicating factors such as gingivitis, tooth decay, and other symptoms of oral disease that can lead to increased sensitivity. Dental teeth cleanings can sometimes be uncomfortable if a person does not brush and floss frequently and if there is a lot of […]
Virtual Dentistry at your Comfortability!
Perfect Dental is now offering Virtual Dentistry! Our Doctors come to you. During a time where everyone is on high alert facing the challenges of COVID-19, for your safety and our communities we are now offering Virtual Dentistry. Connect with our providers from anywhere, Monday-Friday 9a.m.-5p.m. Step 1: Call us at Call us today for [...]
Brushing with Braces: Tips
It’s not enough to just know that you need to brush with braces, you also need to know how to properly brush. Take a look at some of the best ways to brush and maintain healthy teeth and braces.
How to Floss with Braces
It’s important to floss regularly to prevent gum disease and tooth decay while braces are working to align your teeth for a more confident smile.
Life with Braces
Braces can drastically improve your teeth, but if you talk with anyone who’s had braces, the hardest adjustment might be giving up some of the foods you love. Here’s a look at some of the worst foods to eat with braces.
Family Easter dental tips
Easter dental tips to help you maintain oral hygiene With Easter just around the corner, so are the temptations of delicious chocolate eggs. It is almost impossible to keep away from sweet treats when it seems that everywhere you look there are mouth-watering chocolate eggs. The truth is that eating chocolate in moderation is healthy, […]
Covid-19 Myths vs Facts
1) Can Covid-19 be only transmitted in hot & humid climate? Myth: The virus can be transmitted in all climates. 2) Taking a hot bath can help prevent getting Covid-19. Myth: Hot baths does not lower the chances of getting the Covid-19. 3)Can Covid-19 be transmitted through Mosquito bite? Fact: The Covid-19 is spread primarily [...]
Corona-related Safety Measures
Perfect Dental continues to closely monitor the latest developments regarding the COVID- 19 to ensure we are following recommendations from health authorities. We are committed to your safety, and the safety of our staff, so as a reminder: Measures We Are Taking: Pr-Screen all patients Monitor for body temp Frequent disinfecting Use of rubber dams […]
COVID19 is serious but it can be beaten. 1) What Precautions can I Take? Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. 2)Wash Your Hands Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash them with soap and warm water. 3) Avoid touching eyes, [...]
We are OPEN for dental emergencies!
We are OPEN for dental EMERGENCIES! CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION TODAY. If you have an appointment at our practice for routine dental treatment (such as a checkup or cleaning or a filling), the appointment is canceled and we will work with you to reschedule it. We are now restricting treatment to urgent or emergency […]
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your community
We know the important roles our Dental offices play in your life, and we are grateful for the trust you instill in us. As the situation around Coronavirus continues to develop, we will continue to monitor all information both locally and nationally to continuously be able to provide services during these unusual circumstances. Your well-being […]
Diabetes and Oral Health Problems
Many people with oral health problems may not relate their condition to their diagnosis of diabetes, but the two are linked. If you've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, chances are good your teeth will be more susceptible to oral health problems. That's why it is so important to get ongoing and routine [...]
How to Find a Family Dentist in Massachusetts
Choosing to move to Massachusetts was not an easy decision. There are numerous changes that your family is going to face and it might be awhile before you feel at home in the new town. You will be faced with numerous choices that affect your happiness and others affecting your health. Finding an affordable and […]
Why is regular dental cleaning so important for your oral health?
Contrary to what most people think, professional dental cleaning is not just to keep your smile bright, they have a huge impact on your overall oral health. While brushing and flossing at home is essential, professional dental cleaning thoroughly cleans your teeth and gums. Insufficient dental hygiene has been linked to a number of illnesses. […]
Get the Perfect Smile Before Valentine’s Day – Dental Tips
Everyone needs a fresh, bright smile before Valentine’s Day. Though most people would not instantly think of dental health when it comes to this holiday, it just makes sense. You want a big smile and one that gives you the confidence you need on this special day. If you have not visited your dentist yet, […]
Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween
The ancient Celts, who inhabited Great Britian and Ireland thousands of years ago celebrated October 31st as a time to honor their ancestors; they often dressed up in costumes to scare ghosts away, since this time of year was also when the veil between the living and dead was supposed to be thinnest. Since that […]
What’s the right time for wisdom teeth removal?
Not everyone needs to remove their wisdom teeth, but when it becomes necessary, you shouldn't wait either. If you notice pain or discomfort in your teeth, your dental care provider may recommend that you remove your wisdom teeth. For many people, removing wisdom teeth is essential. Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed? There [...]
How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?
Dental x-rays, also called radiographs, are an essential part of dental care. They are images of your teeth that the dentist uses to evaluate their patient’s health. X-rays can be both preventative and diagnostic, they help identify tooth decay, impacted teeth and cavities. Dental x-rays might seem complex but they are just as common as […]
Signs You Will Need Dentures in the Future
Most people think that dentures are for other people and not themselves. The truth is that many people both old and young wear full or partial dentures. According to research, the need for dentures is expected to rise by the year 2020. While the older generation might need dentures more in their old age, there […]
The Perfect Dental Travel Kit – Quick Checklist for Traveling
Are you planning a trip this summer? Perhaps you are heading away for a few weeks and want to make sure you have a stunning smile. We can help you with that. But, we also want you to have a ready to go dental travel kit to take with you. It helps ensure your oral […]
Tips to Prevent and Reduce Tooth Sensitivity
Sensitive teeth can be a real drag. It is not fun not being able to have ice cream in summer or a hot cup of chocolate in winter. Teeth sensitivity is quite a common problem with half of all adults experiencing some level of tooth sensitivity. People with sensitive teeth have described the pain as […]
How Does Smoking Affect Your Dental Health?
There has been so much awareness on the effects of smoking on one health. Smoking is closely linked to cardiopulmonary problems among other medical problems that can be fatal in some cases. However, the consequences of smoking on dental health has been overlooked. Due to this smoking has taken a toll on dental health costing […]
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
It’s not uncommon to experience a dental emergency. Sometimes, the best first step is to call our dental professional. In our office, we do our best to help you with your dental emergency as soon as possible. If you cannot get in to see your dentist soon enough, we have a few recommendations to help […]