An estimated 74 million Americans don’t have dental insurance, and many struggle to pay for dental care without it. But even if you’re lucky enough to have insurance, it’s not an automatic guarantee of savings and a healthier smile! Instead, you have to take advantage of your plan by using it with a few key pointers in mind, the first of which is to see a dentist well before it expires (usually on December 31st). Want to know more? Keep reading below to find out why insurance is a “use it or lose it” situation and why it’s so important to use it wisely!
Waverley Dental Care Blog
October 14, 2019
June 14, 2019
Activated charcoal has become a worldwide phenomenon. Promoted as a toxic-binding miracle, it has been marketed to improve kidney function, lower cholesterol and even treat acne. While it has been FDA approved for many health uses, the substance should not be viewed as a cure-all. Many have begun to recommend charcoal toothpaste to whiten teeth and prevent cavities, but it may cause more harm than good. In this post, your dentist will explain the reality of charcoal toothpaste and your oral health.
March 10, 2019
One of the most noticeable and memorable aspects of your appearance is your teeth. If you have blemishes and discoloration, you can be left feeling less confident. Your dentist in Belmont says, “Have no fear,” because there are some helpful ways to create a brighter and more appealing smile. Read on to learn about 5 food and beverage selections that can make a big difference!
February 7, 2019
Do you want to enjoy healthier teeth and gums? Five ways to start are by using proper brushing technique, avoiding late-night snacks, flossing correctly, using mouthwash or dental rinse, and seeing your dentist in Belmont MA for exams and cleanings. It’s also important to use the right toothbrush and replace it as needed.
January 11, 2019
Did you know that an estimated 40% of men and 24% of women are frequent snorers? Of course, that doesn’t mean they all have sleep apnea! But one good way to sum it up is that not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, but nearly everyone who has sleep apnea snores. And while there’s no doubt that snoring is a nuisance, there are other (far more serious) consequences of sleep apnea as well. Keep reading to learn about why sleep apnea leads to snoring, the impact it can have on your health, and how you can stop snoring in Belmont MA. With this information, you’ll be one step closer to restful nights and better overall health!
December 31, 2018
Happy New Year! If you want to head into 2019 with a beautiful smile, one of the most important things to remember is that your smile has to be healthy before it can be beautiful. And establishing a solid foundation of good oral hygiene habits is the best way to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy. Not only will it help your smile look fantastic, but you’ll minimize the amount of major dental work you need from a dentist in Belmont MA. But aside from the obvious advice to brush and floss, how else can you make hygiene easy and effective? Keep reading for 6 hygiene tips you can start using right away!
November 30, 2018
The Make a Wish foundation is a nonprofit organization known for awarding children with life-threatening conditions with experiences known as “wishes” — and anyone who has ever received one knows these wishes are very meaningful for everyone involved. Dr. David Salibian and his family have experienced firsthand how impactful this organization’s work can be. His son, Christian, was recently awarded a wish to hang out with the Boston Celtics for his birthday party! Keep reading to find out more about this exciting event, and what it meant for Dr. Salibian’s family.
October 4, 2018
Do you have a misaligned smile? Not only does it look less than ideal, but crooked teeth make it harder to maintain good oral healthcare as well. For years, you’ve had one option: traditional braces. These bracket and wire teeth straighteners don’t look the best, they feel bulky, and they require extra care and caution. Thankfully, modern dentistry has made Invisalign clear aligners a great option for straighter teeth. Read on to learn why Invisalign in Belmont, MA is a great alternative to traditional braces.
September 19, 2018
Studies show that when you meet a person for the first time, there’s a good chance that the condition of your smile will be evaluated before anything else. That means that if you have imperfections in the appearance of your teeth, you could be negatively judged. One of the more common flaws is teeth-staining, but what can be done about it? Your local cosmetic dentist says that with Zoom! teeth whitening in Belmont, MA., you can experience smile perfection! Read on to learn how.
August 11, 2018
Has your quality of life declined due to recurring headaches? You may attribute them to stress, lack of sleep, or another lifestyle factor, but they could be the result of an untreated disorder of the temporomandibular joint. The joint connects your jaw to your skull on each side of your face. When it does not function correctly, it can lead to jaw pain, tenderness, and difficulty opening and closing your mouth; however, the symptoms are not just localized to your face. They can also manifest as headaches. If you have not been able to get relief from your headaches in Belmont, MA, it may be time to visit your dentist to see if a TMJ disorder is the cause.