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5 Must-Try At-Home Remedies for Gingivitis

August 18, 2023

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toothbrush and floss

Pink and firm—that’s how your gums should be. But when you notice them becoming red, puffy, and sensitive, it means you’ve got the early stage of gum disease called gingivitis. Although continuing to see the dentist regularly is important to stop gingivitis, you can do quite a bit from home to stop this infection from getting worse.

Here are some home remedies for gingivitis that can help you last until your next dental visit.


No Cavities with Dental Implants: Why and How You Still Need Maintenance

July 17, 2023

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implant dentures that won’t get cavities

Growing up as a kid and into adulthood, you may have struggled with cavities in your natural teeth. Even if you didn’t experience excruciating tooth pain, fillings, root canals, and crowns aren’t exactly fun to get. But all of that is behind you. Now that you have dental implants, you no longer have to worry about cavities!

Although cavities specifically aren’t an issue you need to be concerned about anymore, it doesn’t necessarily mean your days of caring for your smile are over. Keep reading to learn why maintaining healthy oral habits are important when you have implants and how to make sure your implants last as long as possible.


Myths About Root Canal Therapy You Shouldn’t Believe

June 16, 2023

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shoes with facts and myths written in chalk on the ground

Anciently, civilizations created myths to make sense of mysterious events they didn’t understand. In general, people now have a firmer grasp on reality, but unfortunately, other myths have surfaced in modern times. Root canal therapy is one of these areas where myths still cloud understanding of the facts. What are these myths, and what is the truth behind them? Keep reading to find out!


Is Pain Required for Root Canal Therapy?

May 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 12:32 pm
woman about to chew ice

You know you shouldn’t, but you do it anyway. You’ve chewed on ice for years without incident, but this time is different. You bite down and crack! You don’t feel any tooth pain, but you decide to see your dentist anyway. They explain that you must undergo a root canal, but, you think, you aren’t in pain! Isn’t that treatment just for people who have a toothache?

The truth is that tooth pain isn’t a required symptom to get root canal therapy. Keep reading to learn when this procedure is necessary and how it can help save your damaged tooth from extraction.


Can Braces Fix TMJ Disorder?

February 16, 2023

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person with jaw pain who may need braces

You walk into your dental appointment prepared to talk to your dentist about your jaw pain. Perhaps it has been bothering you for a while now, and it has made daily functions more difficult. Maybe you’ve even taken over-the-counter pain medications to try to ease your problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Then, when you explain your trouble, much to your surprise, your dentist talks about braces. Your dentist isn’t ignoring your problem—they are suggesting a way to treat it! Keep reading to learn more about the causes of TMJ discomfort and how braces can be utilized to address it.


What Does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Feel Like?

October 17, 2022

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smiling teen who knows what wisdom tooth extraction feels like

At your teen’s checkup appointment, the dentist reveals that wisdom teeth are growing in and will disturb other teeth if they are not removed. Your child starts to worry—what does tooth extraction feel like? What can be expected from this experience? To help you prepare them for the procedure and calm their concerns, here is a breakdown of the treatment process and an idea of what lies ahead for them.


4 Problems Cosmetic Bonding Can Fix

September 16, 2022

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happy person who has had their problems fixed with cosmetic bonding

Do you have an imperfect smile? Do you have teeth that require some TLC? You may worry that the flaws in your teeth may necessitate a complete smile makeover or undergoing invasive procedures like veneers. But that may not be the case!

Depending on what you’re trying to fix, cosmetic bonding is a great option you should consider. What problems can this solution address? Keep reading to find out!


Surviving the First Week of Braces: 3 Ways to Make It Easier

August 12, 2022

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teenage boy during the first week of braces treatment

After the dentist finishes putting the brackets and wires into position, you close your mouth to get a sense of what braces feel like. How strange! Your lips have to adjust to going around the braces, and it’ll take some getting used to. Later, when you get home, you start to feel a dull ache all over your mouth.

The good news is that this is not what it will be like the whole time! That first week of braces treatment will be the most difficult part simply because it is all so new. Keep reading to learn three ways you can survive this sometimes rocky beginning.


Bite Problems? Invisalign Can Fix Them!

July 14, 2022

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patient holding Invisalign to fix bite problems

You hate your overbite. It’s bothered you for years, and you really would prefer not wearing braces at your age. You wonder if Invisalign can handle a case like yours. Can Invisalign fix bite problems? The quick answer is yes! Invisalign can be used to address an overbite as well as other bite issues. Why does bite alignment even matter? How does it work? Keep reading to find out!


Nervous about the Transition to Implant Dentures? Don’t Be!

April 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 4:53 pm
woman who is nervous about the transition to implant dentures

On paper, you know that implant dentures are the right choice for you. You couldn’t overlook all the many benefits, and you are looking forward to enjoying certain foods again. But if you’ve worn normal dentures for a long time, you may be worried about the transition to implant dentures.

Compared to how long it took to become accustomed to your normal dentures, you’ll get used to implant dentures in no time! Here is some valuable information about the transition to consider as you move forward with this treatment.

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