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4 Tips for Bottlenecking Gum Disease if You Have Diabetes

June 3, 2024

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Gum disease isn’t good news for anyone. Unfortunately, if you have diabetes, you’re at greater risk for joining the 47% of adults with this infection. What’s more, gum disease can increase blood sugar levels – further complicating your diabetes.

The good news is there’s a not-so-secret secret about gum disease: preventing it is relatively simple. Keep reading for four tips that’ll keep this gum-ruiner far away from your blood sugar.  


Too Much Exposure: What’s Causing Your Gums to Recede

May 23, 2024

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A closeup of a woman with receding gums

You likely know how to manage most gum issues. When the normally pink tissues are bleeding, swelling, or changing color, it can seem easy to grasp the underlying cause(s). That said, you may not know what’s causing your gums to recede. This oral issue doesn’t get discussed as much as the others. However, your local Boston dentist can help you work through it. Just keep reading to learn the causes and solutions to your receding gums.


Dental Danger: Why is Gum Disease More Common in Seniors?

April 5, 2024

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Did you know that nearly half of adults 30+ years old show signs of gum disease? Unfortunately, that number increases to 70% for those who are 65 years or older. It’s natural to feel startled by these statistics and wonder why this issue is so much more prevalent in older adults. The truth is that certain risk factors come with aging and contribute to the problem.

If you’re not sure whether you’ve developed periodontal disease, keep reading to learn 3 potential causes and what you can do!


Is it Possible to Get Cavities with Invisalign?

March 8, 2024

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Woman inserting a clear alignerInvisalign is a discrete solution to fix many bite and alignment problems. Clear aligners are worn over your teeth to move them in small increments. Not only does this create a straight smile, but aligners also provide a barrier over your teeth. Although you might think this will safeguard against cavities, if you aren’t careful, it can actually increase your risk. Here’s what you need to know to protect against cavities while wearing Invisalign.


Keeping Your Clear Aligners Crystal Clear: How to Prevent Yellowing

February 29, 2024

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Clear aligners yellowed

Modern dental technology has come so far over the years, and clear aligners are one of the best advancements available. Various brands of clear aligners like Invisalign and ClearCorrect offer discreet and effective orthodontic treatment for many patients. However, they can yellow if you’re not attentive to them. But how does this work, and how can you stop it?

Continue reading if you’re having a problem with yellowing clear aligners. You’ll learn how it happens and the best ways to solve it!


Unsupervised, Unoptimized: Are Mail-In Clear Aligners Worth the Risk?

January 12, 2024

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Man holding up one of his mail-in clear aligners

Mail-in clear aligners have become more popular as patients try to treat themselves from home. Many consider them to be a convenient option for orthodontic treatment without frequent visits to the dentist. However, while achieving a straighter smile from the comfort of your home sounds good, there are several risks involved.

If you’re curious about the dangers associated with mail-in clear aligners, continue reading. You’ll learn that your options should be carefully considered before deciding.


Periodontal Pursuits: How Exercise Impacts Gum Health

December 12, 2023

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2024 is right around the corner, so now’s the perfect time to reflect on your progress this year and set healthy goals for the coming months. If you’re like countless others, you might resolve to exercise every day to shed the extra pounds you put on over the holidays. Did you know, though, that in addition to improving your physical fitness, working out regularly contributes to your oral well-being? It may come as a surprise, but moving more actually reduces the likelihood of developing gum disease. Keep reading to learn more about it!


How Your Lifestyle Choices Impact the Lifespan of Your Dental Implants

November 17, 2023

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A woman relieving stress by lifting weights to help with her new dental implants

Dental implants, often considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, offer a durable and long-term solution for a confident smile. While implants are designed to last a lifetime, certain habits and lifestyle choices can decrease their longevity.

If you want to learn some good habits you can engage in to increase the lifetime of your dental implants, continue reading.


Don’t Blow a Fuse! Here’s What to Do When Your Dental Implant Feels Loose

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — backbaydentist @ 10:40 pm
Dental implant

One reason that dental implants are considered the pinnacle of tooth restoration is that they have a success rate higher than 95%. However, some patients will find that their implants have begun to feel loose. While this is a serious problem that requires professional intervention, it is not the end of the world. Here are a few reasons why your implant might come loose and what to do if that happens.


5 Reasons Dental Implants are Nothing to be Ashamed Of

September 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — backbaydentist @ 12:28 pm
A woman talking to her dentist about dental implants

As far as treatments go, dental implants are one of the best available. An artificial “root” in the form of a titanium rod is surgically implanted into your jawbone and capped with a natural-looking dental crown. This solves many issues with missing teeth and looks great. Despite all this, you may still feel some embarrassment about getting the treatment done.

If you want to ease your mind and learn more about dental implants in the process, continue reading. Below are five great reasons why you shouldn’t be embarrassed about getting dental implants.

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