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The holiday season brings plenty of delicious treats and beverages that are almost impossible to pass up. Keep your tasted buds and your dentist happy this year by using the following tips to keep your mouth healthy while you indulge on holiday treats:
Opt for White Wine over Red
Red wine is not a good beverage to drink if you care about white teeth. With the dyes, acids, and tannins found inside each glass, every sip of red could lead to a stained smile. If you want to enjoy a few glasses of wine at your holiday parties, opt instead for the white. Brush your teeth after a glass of any kind of wine to clear your mouth of the acids that could eventually break down tooth enamel.
Add Some Milk to Your Coffee
A nice cup of Joe is a quick way to warm up on a cold day during the holidays, but it can wreak havoc on your mouth. Coffee is full of tannic acid, which can crawl into the grooves of your tooth enamel and leave them looking brown and dull. Add some milk to your coffee to minimize the staining potential and drink some water after each cup. Water helps clear away some of the acid that could leave you with stained teeth.
Drink More Water
Staying hydrated is important throughout the year, but it is especially important during the holiday season when you probably eat more sweets than normal. Try to add a few more cups of water to your daily routine to rinse out the mouth and prevent sugar and bacteria from building up inside. You should also make an effort to brush your teeth more often to keep your mouth healthy throughout the season.
Come to Belmont Dental Group to help keep your teeth in top shape this holiday season. With some of the best sedation and regular dentistry options in Belmont and Cambridge, we help you maintain a healthy smile all year. Call (617) 209-4058 to set up an appointment.
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Belmont Dental Group is proud to offer some of the best dental services in all of Belmont and Cambridge. When it comes to maintaining your oral health, we bring you the procedures you need to fight plaque, bacteria, and tooth decay. Keep reading to find out how:
We make our schedule fit for you by offering early morning, evening, and even Saturday appointments. You can easily reach both Dr. Lapidus and Dr. Nager in case of a dental emergency. Both doctors have been teaching at the Harvard Dental School for more than 25 years. Our office specializes in sedation dentistry to ensure that everyone gets the dental procedures that they need and we are always welcoming new patient referrals.
Come to Belmont Dental Group today to get one step closer to a healthy mouth. We work hard to help you maintain a beautiful smile and minimize your risk for periodontal disease. For more information, visit our website or call (617) 209-4058.
Last updated 8 days ago
Keep your mouth clean and healthy in between visits to the dentist with at-home dental hygiene essentials. The right tools make it easy to clean, get rid of bacteria, and keep plaque out of your mouth. Keep reading to learn how to find the right hygiene essentials for your mouth:
The toothbrush is your primary weapon against food and bacteria that can cause serious issues for your teeth and gums. Choose a toothbrush with a head that can easily reach all of your teeth. Opt for soft-bristle brushes and look for brands that have gotten a Seal of Approval from the American Dental Association (ADA).
It seems like there is always a new kind of toothpaste available on the shelves, so how do you narrow the selection and choose the right one? The ADA Seal of Approval is also a good sign on toothpaste. Try to choose an option that has fluoride and provides tarter control to help prevent tooth decay.
Get rid of that hard-to-reach food and bacteria in the mouth with the right kind of floss. There is not one type of floss that has been proven better than the others so just try out a few different styles until you find one that is comfortable for you. Floss regularly in conjunction with brushing for the best results.
Your mouthwash should also have fluoride to aid in the fight against tooth decay. Talk to your dentist about the best kind of mouthwash for you and be sure to use it throughout the day to keep your mouth and gums clean and healthy.
Belmont Dental Group is one of the top dental offices in Belmont and Cambridge because we offer services that actually help our patients maintain a healthy mouth. Whether you need a checkup or sedation dentistry, we are here to help you fight bacteria, plaque, and decay. For more information on our office or to make an appointment, call (617) 209-4058.
Last updated 15 days ago
Are you new to Belmont Dental Group? Welcome! To better address your dental needs, you will be asked to complete a new patient questionnaire. This questionnaire allows our dental team to quickly learn about your past dental experiences, existing medical conditions, and treatment preferences. The first two sections of the questionnaire ask for your general contact and dental insurance information. We then ask that you fill out your dental and medical information. Knowing when you last saw a dentist and what procedures were performed can help us determine how best to proceed with your care at our Belmont facility. Your general medical history is also important. Our sedation dentists may use certain types of anesthesia and other medications to put patients at ease; your medical information can alert us to potential allergic reactions that could compromise your treatment.
If you have any questions about our questionnaire, don’t hesitate to ask. Our entire staff is at your disposal and can answer any inquiries you may have. To speak with a sedation dentist or another member of the Belmont Dental Group team, call (617) 209-4058.
Last updated 18 days ago
Are you in need of orthodontic treatment? If so, ask your dentist if you qualify for Invisalign. This innovative procedure lets eligible candidates attain the beautifully straight teeth they want without having to undergo conventional orthodontic techniques. Here are few reasons why you might consider Invisalign for your orthodontic needs.
Easier Oral Hygiene
People who get braces may be at a higher risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Brackets and wires can make it extremely challenging to properly clean your teeth. Food particles can stick to the brackets and hide in places where toothbrush bristles cannot reach. Bacteria can also linger along the gum line where wires and brackets obstruct floss. However, Invisalign aligners are removable, and allow patients to continue their oral hygiene practices as they did prior to getting orthodontic treatment.
Lower Incidence of Orthodontic Injuries
Some individuals with braces suffer from orthodontic abrasions. Metal brackets can rub against soft mouth tissues, creating sores and lacerations. Wayward wires can also cause cuts and puncture wounds. Invisalign wearers do not have to worry about these potential injuries. The smooth plastic of the aligners make your orthodontic care comfortable and free from complications.
Subtler Orthodontic Treatment
Your wish to have straight teeth may be strong, but even stronger is your desire to keep others from knowing about your orthodontic treatment. Metal braces are not subtle, and if you undergo orthodontic treatment as an adult, it can affect your relationship with your coworkers and friends. Aside from their convenience and comfort, Invisalign aligners are also inconspicuous. Their transparent plastic makes them nearly undetectable to others. So if you want to keep your orthodontic treatment to yourself, Invisalign can help you achieve that goal.
Would you like to learn more about Invisalign care? Call Belmont Dental Group at (617) 209-4058 to schedule a consultation with a dentist. Our practice provides Invisalign treatment to individuals in the Belmont and Cambridge communities.