Your Teeth: What Do They Do?

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How well do you know your smile? For instance, do you know how many teeth you have or how many teeth your children have? Could you name all four types of teeth or what each different type does? If not, you aren’t alone—but we’re here to help! Generally, every mouth has four types of teeth:… Read more »

Is There A Best Time to Brush?

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You know that you should brush your teeth every day, but do you know when the best time to brush is? Or how often you should brush? Similarly, do you ever wonder if you should brush or floss first? Today, our team is happy to address questions like these. Most dentists recommend that you brush… Read more »

Caring for your Custom Mouth Guard

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Many athletes choose to have their dentist fit them for a custom mouth guard. These pieces are specifically designed to match your teeth for maximum comfort and protection, while maintaining adequate air breathing. Your custom mouth guard represents a serious investment in the protection of your mouth and possible prevention of concussion as well as… Read more »

Can Dental Implants Be Used in a Bridge?

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Dental implants are a great way to replace a lost tooth and maintain healthy jaw structure. Advanced periodontal disease or multiple cases of severe tooth decay can cause you to lose multiple teeth. In the past, if you had too many teeth missing and not enough bone structure available in the jaw, you would have… Read more »

The Basics On Dental Fillings

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Having a filling doesn’t exactly sound like a walk in the park does it? Our team is going to help put your mind at ease by showing you the basics behind what goes into dental fillings. Fillings tend to be a common treatment option for cavities, damage or decay. They are also used to repair… Read more »

Some Of The Worst Habits For Teeth

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You use your teeth to help you chew, speak, and smile. The health of your mouth is important, so avoid some of these habits which can harm teeth. Soda is full of acids and sugars which can decay tooth enamel. Avoid sipping soda constantly throughout the day. If you participate in contact sports or even… Read more »

Halitosis a.k.a. Bad Breath

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No one likes bad breath. It can be masked by popping a mint in your mouth, chewing flavored gum, or swishing some mouthwash. Though these solutions provide temporary help, they cannot solve problems if bad breath is chronic. What Causes Bad Breath? Bad breath is also known by its medical name as halitosis. There are… Read more »

A New Year For Dental Health

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It is a common myth that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Studies have shown that it actually takes more than two months of constant attention and repetition to form a habit. With a consistent effort, you can successfully develop habits that can lead to a healthier lifestyle. There is no better time… Read more »

Dreaming of a White Smile

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This is the time of year that many of us are “Dreaming of a White Christmas”, but many of us are also dreaming of a white smile as well. There are a number of different approaches that people take in order to achieve a beautiful, whiter smile with various teeth whitening techniques. However, we encourage… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving From Scott M. Healey Dentistry

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With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, we have been spending extra time appreciating the people and things that we are thankful for here at the office of Scott M. Healey Dentistry We are thankful to be able to know each and every one of our patients. We appreciate your kind words and friendship, your ongoing support, and all the referrals we… Read more »