Dentist Smile Blog

What Braces? Invisalign Invisible Braces Says Sudbury MA Dentist

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 @ 01:37 PM

It’s easy to think of cosmetic dentistry as a simple matter of aesthetics, when actually they have practical benefits, too. Take Invisalign invisible braces, for example.

Most of our patients at our Sudbury MA dentist office, cite a more attractive smile as their motivation for seeking treatment with Invisalign.

They’re always pleasantly surprised to discover how having straighter teeth improves oral hygiene.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign

Sudbury MA Dentist Talks Sugar and Teeth: Not Just Child’s Play

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

As an adult, it’s easy to dismiss sugar as a problem for children’s teeth. After all, how many times have you seen your boss storming around the office with an oversized lollipop or a pocketful of jelly beans?

Actually, no one is completely safe from the effects of sugar. Sugar and acids erode tooth enamel, making you more prone to cavities and stained teeth.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Preventive Care, Oral Health

Sudbury MA Dentist Talks Aging, Your Tooth, and the Fountain of Youth

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

Society places a premium on the ability to retain one’s youthful appearance in spite of advancing years, with some of us aging more gracefully than others.

What causes a person to appear older than his or her years?

We inject dermal fillers to counter wrinkles, dye our hair to cover touches of gray, and slather on skincare products to achieve a youthful glow.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Cosmetic Dentistry, Healthy Smile

Misunderstood Root Canal Treatment Explained By Sudbury MA Dentist

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Is there any dental procedure that's more feared and maligned than treatment for an infection in the tooth?

Root canal therapy gets a bad rap, an unfortunate misconception that makes patients less reluctant to seek treatment until the pain becomes unbearable.

Timely treatment preserves as much of your healthy tooth structure as possible and prevents further infection.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Dental Care, Patient Care

Digital X-Rays: Sharper and Safer says Sudbury, MA Dentist

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

If you’ve ever shuddered at the thought of chomping down on a bite wing, you can appreciate that we now use digital x-rays in the office of Dr. Janice Spada, Sudbury MA Dentist.

Digital radiography benefits you, the patient, by improving our ability to more clearly visualize issues affecting your teeth and jaw.

When you need digital x-rays in Sudbury, MA we hope you will think of us first.

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Sudbury, MA Dentist on Dental Implants

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

Over the past few decades, implant dentistry has improved patients’ quality of life in ways our ancestors wouldn’t have thought possible.

We have come a long way since the days when hogs’ teeth were used as a replacement for lost teeth—if you could afford them, that is—or when patients had no choice but to live with missing teeth.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

Sudbury, MA Dentist answers questions about Xylitol

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

By now, you’ve probably heard of xylitol, a sweetener found in many types of chewing gum. The American Dental Association recommends using products that contain xylitol instead of sugar.

Multiple studies show that lozenges, hard candies, and chewing gum containing xylitol are effective for cavity prevention, and that patients who have a high risk of tooth decay could benefit from a combination of fluoride and xylitol products.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Preventive Care, Oral Health

Sudbury, MA Dentist on Stem Cells in Dentistry

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 01:53 PM

Stem cell research is among the most hotly debated topics in medicine. For years, the focus has been mostly on cloning humans and animals—remember Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned using stem cells?

Scientists now believe that the use of stem cells could have significant implications for modern dentistry.

Stem cells, which doctors harvest from adipose tissues, umbilical cord blood cells, and bone marrow, have the unique ability to replicate themselves.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Patient Care, Dental Implants

Sudbury MA Dentist Talks Foods That Benefit Your Mouth and Your Heart

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

These days it seems like health risks are everywhere, from the air we breathe to the foods we eat. We’re bombarded by cautionary tales, some of which are legitimate and others that are passed along as fact by would-be “experts” on the Internet.

At the Sudbury, MA dentist office of Dr. Janice Spada, we want only the best for our patients and their families.

When raising a family in this hectic world, the ability to multitask is an absolute must.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Healthy Smile, Oral Health

Artful Preventive Dentistry

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Sat, Mar 8, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

At the dental office of Dr. Janice Spada, we view preventing dentistry as only one piece of the puzzle.

Teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and invisible braces all impact the appearance of your smile, but the results of these treatments cannot be truly appreciated without excellent oral hygiene and regular preventive care.

The two disciplines are perfect complements, each integral to achieving the desired effect.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Preventive Care

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