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

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

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

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

When Good Teeth Go Bad: Sudbury MA Dentist Gives Extraction Options

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

In the world of dentistry, perhaps the only word patients loathe more than “cavity” is “extraction.” After all, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.

You might be concerned about what others think of your teeth, but you needn’t worry. Dr. Janice Spada, Sudbury MA dentist, offers tooth extraction and explains that patients have several options for replacing teeth lost to extraction, decay, or injury.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

Sudbury MA Dentist Looks At Oil Pulling, Oral Health, and Amalgams

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

If you’ve opened a magazine or read a health blog lately, you’ve most likely heard about the increasingly popular practice of oil pulling.

According to proponents of the traditional Ayurvedic remedy, oil pulling eliminates bad breath, prevents gum disease, and makes teeth appear naturally whiter.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Teeth Whitening, Oral Health

Mouthguards Not Just for Athletes Says Sudbury MA Dentist

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:16 AM

Did you know that April is National Facial Protection Month?

At the office of Dr. Janice Spada, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind our patients that we offer custom-fitted Under Armour Performance mouthguards in Sudbury, MA.

Many patients assume that only those who participate in aggressive sports should wear a protective mouthguard.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Dental Care, Mouthguards

Have Healthy Teeth For Life Says Dentist in Sudbury MA

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Sat, Apr 26, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

When it comes to caring for your teeth and gums, even the simplest actions can have a major impact on your oral health.

We often hear from people who view routine dental exams as less important than major procedures, such as root canal therapy or having teeth extracted.

At the office of Dr. Janice Spada, Sudbury MA dentist, we encourage our patients to visit us at least once every six months for dental checkups.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Preventive Care, Dental Hygiene

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