Dentist Smile Blog

School’s Out, but Your Child’s Oral Health Isn’t

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

Life takes on a more relaxed paced as we enter the summer months, especially for families with children.

Kids stay up later--sleeping later, too--and fill their hours with fun pursuits and, often, unhealthy foods.

Then there’s the inevitable panic that comes with the impending school year, filled with hair cuts, shopping for school supplies, and physical exams.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Family Dentistry, Oral Health

Teeth Whitening in Sudbury, MA: One or Many?

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

Given society’s obsession with gleaming smiles, it’s no wonder that we receive so many requests for teeth whitening in Sudbury, MA.

It isn’t just our office--teeth bleaching has quickly become the most-requested cosmetic dental treatment in the United States.

Your teeth must be uniformly white to achieve the desired effect.

Sounds easy enough, right?

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Topics: Teeth Whitening

Sudbury MA Dentist Helps You Gear Up for Sports Athletic Mouthguards

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

Life is a risk. There are countless ways that someone can succumb to a dental injury.

However, athletes represent a much higher risk factor – particularly those who participate in high contact sports such as football, hockey, and basketball.

All athletes should consider mouth protection. Common dental injuries which often result from sports are easily preventable with the right mouth protection.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Mouthguards

Sudbury Dentist Discusses the Art of Tongue Scraping

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

It’s hard to imagine life without a tongue. A most unique organ, the human tongue plays an integral role in our ability to speak clearly, taste, and prepare food for digestion.

The tongue also happens to be a haven for bacteria, accounting for at least half of all bacteria living within your mouth at any given moment.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA

Framingham Dentist Shares Facts on Fluoride

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

Facts On Fluoride

Maintaining a healthy mouth involves various routine or habitual practices. The most common among preventive dental care connoisseurs is at-home upkeep.

Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash all constitute as positive effort towards reducing the chance of disease, infection, or damage to the oral cavity.

However, fluoride treatment remains a vital piece to the puzzle that is your oral health.

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Topics: Preventive Care, Framingham Dentist, Fluoride Treatments

A Sudbury MA Dentist Can Straighten Your Smile via Invisalign

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Jun 6, 2014 @ 01:42 PM

Invisalign is an alternative to using braces to straighten your teeth.

Do you suffer from crooked or crowded teeth? Are you interested in adjusting your teeth without the use of metal braces?

As a revolutionary teeth alignment application, Invisalign is becoming more popular each year.

The custom fitted, virtually invisible trays are an alternative to traditional metal braces, but achieve the same result, realigning teeth into a straight, beautiful smile. Not only do straight teeth display more appeal, but your overall oral health can benefit from correctly correlating teeth arcs.

To assist you in better understanding clear braces, Dr. Spada, a Sudbury MA Dentist, answers some frequently asked questions about teeth alignment.

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Topics: Invisalign in Sudbury MA

Oh, Grow Up! Oral Hygiene for Teens from a Sudbury MA Dentist

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Although it’s tempting to think of cavities as a matter of child’s play, the fact is that teenagers, too, are particularly susceptible to tooth decay.

Between school, work, extracurricular activities, and socializing, it’s easy for a busy teen to lapse in the oral hygiene department.

When you combine this with a penchant for junk food and soda, you have a perfect storm for tooth decay.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Family Dentistry, Oral Health, Dentistry for Woman

A Sudbury MA Dentist Gives Healthy Teeth Tips for Travel Abroad

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

With just a few weeks of school left, many of our patients are making travel plans and dreaming of their favorite summertime hotspots. When your head is filled with images of sandy beaches and exotic destinations, it’s easy to overlook the more practical details.

Take oral hygiene, for example. Sudbury, MA dentist Dr. Janice Spada reminds you to leave room in your luggage for oral health essentials as you prepare for your upcoming trip.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Dental Care, Healthy Smile

Framingham Dentist talks Hygiene, Healthy Behaviors, and Your Family

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

When many of our patients think of physical fitness, a toned body and improved self-esteem most frequently come to mind. It’s true that an active lifestyle improves your appearance, and that exercise has been linked with longevity and a higher level of overall health.

Yet few stop to consider the benefits of exercise and physical fitness on the health of the teeth and gums. Dr. Janice Spada, a family dentist near Boston, MA, discusses important considerations for oral health and exercise.

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Topics: Healthy Smile, Framingham Dentist, Family Dentistry

Blood? Sudbury MA Dentist Discusses The Scariest Gum Disease Symptom

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Wed, May 21, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, more than half of American men and woman older than 30 are living with periodontal disease.

The disease stems from an infection of the connective tissues and gums that gradually worsens to the point that it ravages the jawbone, resulting in gum recession and tooth loss.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Preventive Care, Dental Hygiene

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