Boston Smile Center Blog
Gum Health and Cosmetic Dentistry
January 6, 2023
A beautiful smile is associated with youth, confidence, and success; however, not everyone is happy with the way their teeth look. Whether stains, chips, or gaps, your cosmetic dentist can create the picture-perfect smile you desire. However, if your gums aren’t healthy, you may not be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry until after having periodontal therapy. Here’s why healthy gums are a requirement to revamp your smile.
4 Gum Disease Myths, Busted!
December 26, 2022
Gum disease is an infection in the mouth that often occurs as the result of poor oral hygiene but can also be caused by several other factors. This condition is known by many, but misinformation regarding it has left people unaware of what’s fact and what’s fiction. To help you determine what you’ve heard is true and what’s false, keep reading as we debunk 4 common gum disease myths.(more…)
Get the Facts: Gingivitis VS Periodontitis
November 16, 2022
Did you know cavities aren’t the only threat to your oral health? Gum (periodontal) disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss. Although it’s preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 50% of adults have it. Not only can it wreak havoc on your smile, but research has found an increased risk of developing several serious health issues, like cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Each stage of the infection requires different treatments. Here’s what you need to know about gingivitis and periodontitis.
The Journey to Your Dream Smile: The Invisalign Process
October 12, 2022
With all the strides in dental technology and treatments, it is so much easier to get the straight smile you’ve always envisioned. Invisalign is an option that has made orthodontics more convenient and aesthetically pleasing versus the old clunky metal braces of yesteryear. Your dentist in Boston will give you the step-by-step process of Invisalign so you can know what to expect on the journey to perfectly aligned teeth!(more…)
Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits vs. Store-Bought
September 16, 2022
You might think personal teeth whiteners are identical. After all, don’t these items all work the same way? However, the truth is quite the opposite: a professional kit will give you different results than a store-bought product. In fact, the latter has features that make it inferior to the former. As a result, you’re much better off with a pro kit. Read on to learn the differences between a dentist’s take-home teeth whitening and a store-bought version.(more…)
How to Correct White Spots on Teeth (and What Causes Them)
August 6, 2022
When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you notice small white spots on your teeth? If so, you are certainly not alone. These areas are fairly common and can be the result of a few factors. Keep reading to learn more about what causes white spots and how they can be treated for a more confident, beautiful smile.(more…)
Common Side Effects of BOTOX – and How to Deal
July 11, 2022
BOTOX is a common treatment used to combat signs of aging in the facial skin like crow’s feet and frown lines. The application is quick and practically pain-free – and the results appear after about two days and can easily last for four months. Of course, you should know that there are some side effects that may occur with this treatment. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect after this simple procedure, and what you can do to prepare.(more…)
3 Reasons for Cosmetic Dentistry’s Growing Popularity
June 9, 2022
Modern dentists have mainly focused on treating dental issues or providing professional cleanings. However, cosmetic dentistry has become quite popular lately. Patients increasingly visit dental practices to get white, shiny teeth rather than just a healthy mouth. What’s causing this to happen?
Among other things, there are three big reasons for the growing demand for cosmetic dentistry. Read on to learn their powerful effects!(more…)
What Causes Swollen Gums with Braces?
March 6, 2022
Did you know that swollen, puffy gums often develop during orthodontic treatment? Braces bring about a lot of changes, but many people don’t know about this one! Sometimes the swelling is temporary or related to oral hygiene, but sometimes it isn’t. Unhealthy gums could slow down your orthodontic treatment and put your health at risk. If you plan on straightening your smile soon, here’s what you need to know about swollen gums with braces.(more…)
Here’s What Happens After You’re Done with Braces
February 17, 2022
After months or even years of using orthodontic appliances to correct issues with your smile, you may find yourself beginning to daydream about life after braces. Though it may seem like the journey is almost over and you will no longer have to worry about depending on outside forces to give you a gorgeous grin, there’s more to treatment than you might think. Read on to learn about four things you can expect once they’ve been removed and how you can quickly adjust to life without braces.(more…)