Dentist Smile Blog

A Link Between Your Mouth and Your Mindset? Sudbury, MA Dentist Explains

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

As an adult with missing teeth, even a casual social interaction can set off a chain reaction of anxiety and self-consciousness--everyone knows this.

What not everyone realizes, however, is that the impact of badly damaged or lost teeth can also impact quality of life in more profound ways.

According to one team of Australian researchers, poor oral health significantly increases the risk of depression.

Dr. Spada, whose Sudbury dentist office provides comprehensive dental exams and professional teeth cleaning, discusses the team’s findings and what it means for you.

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Topics: Preventive Care, Sudbury MA Dentist, Oral Health

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

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

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

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 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

Framingham, MA Family Dentist’s Guide to Fluoride for the whole family

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Sat, Mar 22, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Fluoride, an element found naturally in a number of common foods, protects teeth from the harmful effects of demineralization. Demineralization, a process by which minerals in tooth enamel are lost to acid formed by bacteria in the mouth, strips the teeth of their protective covering. As a result, the teeth become more prone to infection and decay.

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Topics: Preventive Care, Family Dentistry, Framingham family dentistry

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

A Sudbury MA Dentist On The Dental Products You Should Buy

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 04:37 PM

It is more a question of how to use a product than which product to buy.

Sometimes I am asked what dental floss or toothbrush is the best. My answer is and always will be “The best is the one that you as the patient likes, uses and is happy with.”

If you do not like a floss brand or product; toothbrush brand or product, what real value is my opinion?

My real value to you as your healthcare professional is to EDUCATE you in the proper use of the floss and toothbrush.

My responsibility is to educate and not become the marketing wing for any manufacturer.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Dental Care, Preventive Care

Good Dental Care Can Help You Reveal Your Smile - Sudbury MA Dentist

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Aug 16, 2013 @ 03:37 PM

I love when my patients smile more because of the work I do.

A while back a patient wrote why they smiled “Realizing that I had not thought of tooth pain for a long time.”   

It made me happy to learn that one of my patients would write such a comment. 

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Dental Care, Preventive Care

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