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June 22, 2018

3 Benefits of Botox at the Dentist

Man Having Botox TreatmentIf you’re considering Botox therapy for cosmetic enhancement, migraine relief, or TMJ dysfunction therapy, you may not have considered visiting the dentist for these treatments. However, your dentist may just be the ideal practitioner for the job. In this post, we’ll review some of the many reasons you should consider visiting your dentist for Botox treatments.
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May 30, 2018

Restless Nights? 5 Signs That You May Have Sleep Apnea in Belmont, MA

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man restless alarm clock buzzingSince childhood, you’ve been taught the value of getting a good night’s rest, so that’s what you try to do. You’re perplexed because even though you manage to clock 8 hours every night, you still find it hard to concentrate the next day, as if you hadn’t even slept. Your local dentist says this may be a sign of sleep apnea in Belmont, MA, and as you read on, he’ll give 5 other symptoms to be on the lookout for.

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April 2, 2018

Choose the Clear Choice for a Straight Smile with Invisalign in Belmont, MA

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Invisalign clear alignerDo you live with the insecurities of misaligned teeth? If so, you have probably considered braces in the past; however, as an adult, you do not want to deal with the appearance of metal braces. What if you could get the results you want using a nearly invisible solution? Now you can with Invisalign in Belmont, MA.
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March 19, 2018

Why Implant Dental Surgery is the Best Route for Restoring Your Smile

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open mouth dental implant showingWhen you think of a restoration, the first image that comes to mind may be a classic automobile that is assumed to be past its prime – paint faded and mechanically inoperative. But all it takes is for the right people to be involved in the project. Then, the same car that many forgot about can be restored to a condition that’s even better than its original manufacturing. Your dentist says that when you are missing teeth, your mouth can enjoy a makeover just like a classic car. The most effective route available is that of dental surgery to place an implant. It will leave you with a brand-new, healthy smile and an amazing new level of confidence. Continue reading to learn how the dental implant method works and why its superior to the bridge process.

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February 15, 2018

New Dental Blog! Check Out Invisalign, Dental Implants, and More!

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A smiling couple.It’s been quite awhile since our last post, but today, we wanted to talk about something we think all of our patients should be aware of: your local Belmont dentist! He’s very excited to help his patients meet their smile goals as well as have a healthier oral care lifestyle. Whether you’re trying to improve your bite or get a new dental crown installed, your Belmont dentist can make it happen.

In today’s post, we’ll be reviewing a few of the many services your dentist offers. This includes Invisalign clear aligners, dental crowns, dental implants, and regular cleanings. After reading today’s post, you just may want to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to greet you upon your arrival.

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July 14, 2015

Stop the Daily Grind!!

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Do you often awaken in the morning to find that your jaw is sore or that your neck and shoulders feel tense? Perhaps you suffer from frequent headaches that tend to begin in the area surrounding your temples. These symptoms are common in individuals with nighttime teeth grinding and daily jaw clenching, or bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Fortunately, treatment for these orofacial issues is typically non-invasive, affordable, and easily accessible at your dentist’s office.

What Causes Jaw Clenching and Teeth Grinding?

There are a variety of reasons that people with TMD and bruxism engage in the unconscious behavior of teeth grinding and clenching. Malocclusion, or an improper bite, is a major factor, as is daily stress. While you are sleeping, you are not able to stop the overworked muscles in the jaw and face from overtaking themselves further, leading to numerous symptoms that can affect you all day.

For many, the primary complaint related to TMJ disorder is headache pain that interferes with daily functioning. The delicate joints that connect your lower jaw to your cranium can become irritated and inflamed, causing nerve pain that can even spread to your upper back. This can lead to posture problems that further exacerbate the issue. In cases of teeth grinding, the patient is typically unaware that their jaws are placing inordinate amounts of pressure on their teeth all night. Bruxism can cause tooth fractures and enamel erosion, both of which can prove to be serious problems if not treated in a timely manner.

Bruxism & TMJ Treatment

In the majority of cases, a nighttime mouthguard is used to prevent damage to the teeth caused by clenching and grinding. This custom oral appliance fits comfortably in your mouth as you sleep, helping position the jaws properly so that the muscles aren’t unnecessarily strained. Patients who have been clenching their jaws for years are surprised to find that they experience relief from their discomfort in as few as one or two nights with their new appliance. In addition to Night guards, supplemental relief can come from Botox injections, which can temporarily freeze the muscle from firing and cause muscle relaxation. This in turn, will relieve the pressure on the TMJ. Please feel free to contact us at Waverley Dental Care for an evaluation.

If you believe that you or someone in your family is suffering with the ill effects of TMJ disorder or bruxism, ask us about a custom oral appliance or Botox injections. Relief could be a phone call away!

October 20, 2014

Trick or Treat Time!! How to prevent major damage!!

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Halloween is undeniably a favorite holiday for millions of children from across America, offering the perfect opportunity to dress up in creative costumes and bring home tons of sweet treats. While we’d never discourage any of the festivities and fun of trick-or-treating, we do want to emphasize the importance of keeping those precious pearly whites healthy this holiday season. With preventive dentistry solutions like dental sealants and fluoride supplements, we can help ensure your child’s continued oral health all year round.

Preventing Cavities this Holiday Season

The two most common childhood dental concerns are tooth decay and periodontal disease. Because prevention is always the best medicine when it comes to your child’s oral health, routine dental exams and cleanings are integral to a future of healthy smiles. Particularly around the holidays, it is important to consider the effects of sugary treats – including Halloween candies like lollipops, chocolate, and candy corn – on a child’s vulnerable teeth. Your child’s tooth enamel isn’t as resistant to plaque buildup, so twice yearly cleanings are vital.

During your child’s dental visit, ask about dental sealants and fluoride supplements. Dental sealants effectively protect teeth from cavities, especially in hard-to-reach places like the first and second molars. Fluoride supplements can actually fortify tooth enamel, remineralizing the surfaces of the teeth to further ward off attacks from cavity-causing bacteria. After your child is done divvying up all of his or her favorite treats from Halloween, consider donating the excess to a Halloween buyback program. This will help keep those cavity-causing temptations out of reach, further protecting your child’s smile.

Keep Your Child’s Smile Shining Brightly!

Your child’s dentist is your ongoing partner in building a strong foundation for oral health in the future. If you have questions about preventive dentistry services, including fluoride and dental sealants, give us a call at Waverley Dental Care for more information.

July 30, 2014

Helpful tips for your child’s dental visit

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As a parent, helping your child create positive associations with the dentist is an important step in helping them build healthy habits. By creating positive associations at a young age, your child will be more likely to make daily care and regular checkups a priority. In today’s post, we want to offer four steps that will help your child have a better dental visit, in addition to helping him or her create healthy habits.

Encourage Regular Brushing and Flossing

Your first step should be to help your child learn the importance of daily care. One way you can do this is by demonstrating healthy habits yourself. Why not make brushing and flossing a family activity? There are even specially made toothbrushes that play music to make the experience more fun. Brushing and flossing every day will help your little one have healthy teeth, which will help him or her enjoy better checkups.

Talk to Your Child about What to Expect

If your child is visiting a dentist for the first time, talk to him or her about what to expect. Children are sometimes frightened by new places, sounds, or people. Bringing your child with on you on one of your own appointments can help dispel anxiety and get them accustomed them to the atmosphere of a dental office.

Avoid Scary Words or a Scary Tone

Whether or not your child needs extra care, avoid using words like “pain” or “shot,” and be careful about using your own dental history to relate to your child. Instead, think of ways you can encourage your little one before an appointment. Talk about the positives of having a healthy smile and the ways that dentists can help them improve oral health.

Avoid Bribery

It might be tempting to promise your child a special treat if they make it through their appointment, but this tactic can send the wrong message. Put the focus on good oral hygiene and the importance of a healthy smile instead. Teach them that healthy teeth are a reward in and of themselves.

Do you want to schedule an appointment for your child? Give us a call at Waverley Dental Care. We love kids!!!

November 4, 2013

Flossing prevents more than gum disease!

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Research has shown a link between gum disease and a number of health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Researchers have also long known about a link between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis, but they haven’t known why the two were linked. New research is showing why these two inflammatory problems might be connected.

The research, carried out by University of Louisville School of Dentistry Oral Health and Systemic Diseases researcher Jan Potempa, PhD, DSc, shows that the bacteria that causes gum disease can worsen rheumatoid arthritis, leading to early onset and speeding up progression. This means increased damage to bone and cartilage. Gum disease can lead to chronic inflammation and destruction of the cartilage in the joints.

Studies have also shown that people with gum disease experience higher rates of rheumatoid arthritis.

This is just one more reason that you need to take extra care to prevent and fight against gum disease. The best way to protect yourself from the ill effects of gum disease is through a combination of regular visits twice a year to the dentist and daily brushing and flossing. Many people neglect to floss regularly. It is recommended that you floss once a day, which allows you to sweep away the bacteria that causes gum disease from below the gum line. Brushing alone cannot adequately protect you from gum disease. And gum disease isn’t just linked to rheumatoid arthritis. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss as well, and contributes to a variety of other systemic diseases.

So if it’s been a while since your last visit to the dentist, make sure to make an appointment soon to find out about your gum disease status and any other oral health problems that might be threatening your overall health and wellbeing!

August 20, 2013

Before School Starts, get the Kids in for their Dental Visit!

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You may be ready to send your kids back to school, but don’t forget to schedule their dental appointments! It’s easier to bring your children to the dentist when they don’t have to miss class, and it will be less of a hassle for you. Although kids undoubtedly would like to get out of school for their dental visit, protect their wellbeing and education with an earlier trip to the dentist!
Regular children’s dentistry appointments are a vital part of their dental health. It’s recommended by the American Dental Association that kids should see a dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups. If your child has never seen the dentist, then don’t wait! Examinations are an opportunity for your dentist to check for any decay or growth problems, and to stop them before complications arise.
A children’s dentistry exam is also great for reminding your child of the importance of proper dental hygiene. The gentle team at your dental office will explain different, easy-to-remember techniques for daily care. They can also offer handy tips about flossing, a practice that most children won’t perfect until well into adulthood. It’s never too late early to begin instructing excellent dental care! Dentists want to help your child improve their oral health any way that they can.
Remember, the more regularly your child sees the dentist, the less likely they will be to develop serious dental problems later in life. Great dental hygiene will save your child time in the dental chair receiving restorative treatment, which they will be happy about. Just give Waverley Dental Care a call today to schedule a children’s dentistry appointment.

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