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What Causes Swollen Gums with Braces?

March 6, 2022

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Woman with braces holding face in discomfort on blue background

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.  


Here’s What Happens After You’re Done with Braces

February 17, 2022

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person with straight teeth smiling at reflection

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.


Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans – Which Is Best?

December 16, 2021

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Visiting your dentist is essential to keep your smile, and the rest of your body healthy. However, dental care isn’t free, even though it is a highly necessary service. Fortunately, there are several different methods out there to help patients receive more affordable care, like dental insurance and dental discount plans; but what is the difference between them? Continue reading to learn more about these options so you can determine which is best for you.


Holiday Foods to Avoid with Dentures

October 3, 2021

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Older woman with dentures holding Thanksgiving turkeyIf you’ve recently replaced your missing teeth with dentures, you have one more reason to smile. As the holidays approach, you don’t have to spend another year missing out on your favorite foods. Whether traditional prosthetics or implant-supported, your dentures gave you the next best thing to your real teeth to enjoy steak, turkey, and more, but dentures have their limitations. You don’t want to end up sitting in a dental chair instead of at the dinner table. You can spend more time with your loved ones by following a few tips when choosing the foods on your plate.


3 Reasons Summer is Perfect for Dental Implants

July 30, 2021

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Woman who choose dental implantsIf you have lost a tooth or two, don’t put completing your smile off any longer. Summer is the perfect time to replace your missing teeth with dental implants. Although you have all year to see your dentist, there are several advantages to treating your tooth loss before the leaves begin to change colors. Here are 3 benefits of skipping a day at the pool to visit your dentist for dental implants.


4 Summer Activities That Are Dangerous for Your Smile

May 2, 2021

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Woman smiling on the beach

The time of the year that you have been waiting for all year is almost here! Your kids won’t be spending their time in the classroom, the days are becoming longer, the weather is warmer, and you have all sorts of fun activities ready for your family. However, this isn’t always the best time of year for your smile. It is important to protect your teeth now more than ever! Read on to learn about how some summer activities can lead to oral health problems.


Drugstore Nightguards VS Nightguards from a Dentist

April 7, 2021

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Digital model used for nightguards in BostonIf you have a habit of grinding and clenching your teeth at night, it can cause serious damage to your oral health. Nightguards in Boston can safeguard your smile by providing a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. To prevent complications caused by the pressure and friction, you could run to the closest drugstore to purchase a cheap nightguard, but that may not be the best option. Although they are affordable and convenient, they don’t offer the same level of protection as one provided by a dentist. Spending extra on a high-quality nightguard is an investment in your oral health, and here’s why.


Start 2021 Off Right By Scheduling Dental Checkups for Your Family

January 1, 2021

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a stethoscope that spells out "2021"

There’s no better time to commit to keeping your household cavity-free and healthy than at the beginning of a new year. One of the best ways to start your year off right is to schedule you and your loved ones’ annual medical checkups and their first semi-annual dental checkup and cleaning. Read on to learn why keeping your family’s oral health on the right track is so important and how you can encourage good habits in your home.


Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist This Halloween!

October 6, 2020

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orange pumpkin with a scared face carved into it

While you may not be able to physically go to a haunted house this year, you can still celebrate the Halloween season with plenty of horror movies at home. After all, this is the time of year when everyone looks forward to enjoying some scary things. Getting frightened by a monster flick may be harmless, but do you know what kind of fear isn’t harmless? Dental fear. Many people avoid seeing their dentist due to anxiety, but this can result in oral health problems. Keep reading below to learn how you can conquer your fear of the dentist once and for all.


Why It’s Never Too Late to Achieve a Straight Smile

August 22, 2020

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Adult woman putting in Invisalign aligner

Do you wish you had a straighter smile but assume you are too old for orthodontic treatment? Think again! According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), more than 1 in 4 orthodontics patients in the U.S. and Canada are adults. Moreover, the AAO also found that 75% of surveyed adults experienced a boost in their professional and personal lives after undergoing orthodontic treatment. Do you want to enhance your smile and your self-confidence? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of adult orthodontics in Brookline.

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