Framingham MA Dentist | Gum Health Alert: Periodontal Pockets

If you have red, swollen gums, receding gums or experience bleeding while brushing, you could be at risk for gum disease. What is a Periodontal Pocket? Periodontal pockets form along the gum line and are one of the major signs of gum disease. A healthy tooth will have gums that... Read more »

Farmingham Periodontist | Dental Radiographs (X-Rays) and Your Oral Health

Radiographs, or x-rays, provide important diagnostic information for your dentist, allowing for proper and accurate treatment. The technology behind radiographs has improved rapidly over the last few decades, becoming safer, more accurate, and easier to use. Read our guide on what makes dental radiographs an important step to protecting your... Read more »

Periodontist in Framingham | Don’t Rush to Brush

Don’t Rush to Brush Are you a diligent brusher who grabs the toothbrush as soon as you finish each snack or meal? While there are significant benefits to regular brushing, hurrying your hygiene might be doing more harm than good. The key lies in understanding the effects different types of... Read more »

Periodontist in Framingham | 5 Diseases Linked to Poor Gum Health

5 Diseases Linked to Poor Gum Health Poor oral health is usually linked with bad breath, and rightfully so. But as it turns out, keeping your gums healthy helps lower your risk for many diseases, including the following: Arthritis: Periodontal (gum) disease is an inflammatory disorder where the gums become... Read more »

Healthy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but... Read more »

How to Prevent Child Tooth Decay

There’s more to preventing tooth decay than just hiding the candy bowl. And it’s important to remember that even though baby teeth will fall out someday, protecting them is very important! Below is a list of the best things you can do to ensure that your child’s dentist proclaims “No... Read more »

Electrical or Manual Toothbrush, Which is Better?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions! Our answer? It’s not the brush that matters, it’s who’s doing the brushing. Let’s break that down. The goal of tooth brushing is to remove plaque from your teeth on a consistent (daily!) basis so that we prevent the buildup of tartar... Read more »

Flossing 101

Of all the things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth, flossing has got to be the least expensive! But many patients don’t take the time to floss. And if you do, you might not be doing it correctly! Welcome to Flossing 101… Why should you floss? Your toothbrush... Read more »

Curious About Invisalign?

If you’ve seen the posters about Invisalign in your dental office, but have been too shy to ask about it, fear not! We’ve got you covered! What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a specific brand of teeth straightening aligners. Treatment involves wearing a series of clear plastic aligners that gently shift... Read more »

Effects of Soda on Your Teeth

Ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things throughout the day, and... Read more »