Meadow Park Family Dentistry Blog

Before You Beautify: Why Oral Health Is Important for Cosmetic Dentistry

February 9, 2024

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Dentist and patient after cosmetic dentistry

Dreaming of a flawless smile? Cosmetic dentistry is the best way to turn that dream into reality. However, before you dive into procedures like veneers, whitening, or implants, there’s a critical factor to consider—your oral health. But why does the health of your gums and teeth matter if you’re going to have them covered up?

Read on to learn why your oral health should be in check before you undergo cosmetic dentistry treatment.

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Combat Holiday Dental Stain With These 7 Easy Tips

January 2, 2024

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With all the fun and busyness going on in Bedford during the holiday season, it can be easy to put your oral care on the back burner and start neglecting your teeth more than normal. Plus, this time of year usually involves more tooth-staining foods and beverages than we typically tend to enjoy. Here are some easy ways to combat holiday tooth discoloration and keep your smile bright.

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Common Problems Caused by Gapped Teeth

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Do you have gaps or wide spaces between your teeth? Maybe you do but you’re not bothered by their appearance. However, having widely spaced teeth holds other concerns besides just the way they look.

There are certain dental problems that are caused by, or more likely to occur when you have excessive spacing. Here are just a few:

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Why it’s Best to Treat Cavities Early

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Cavities are not always visible. They can develop under old fillings or between teeth, making them more challenging to locate. Unfortunately, cavities can spread rapidly, affecting adjacent teeth and causing more aggressive infections such as abscessed teeth. If you feel sweet sensitivity, tenderness, or get food caught in your teeth frequently, be sure to let Dr. Buchupally know.

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea and How Can My Dentist Screen for It?

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Are you having trouble sleeping? Does your partner or spouse complain about snoring and gasping for breath throughout the night? You could be suffering from obstructive or sleep-disordered breathing, a type of clinical sleep apnea.

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Why Do I Need a Filling if My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt?

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Tooth decay isn’t as threatening as it once was. In the past, most dentists treated cavities with typical amalgam (silver) restorations. Now, dentists can detect and treat with less invasive restorations that are safer for teeth.

Even so, most people have concerns about fillings or tooth decay in general. To help you prepare for your next appointment, we’ve produced a list of the most common things the team at Meadow Park Family Dentistry wants you to know why you shouldn’t put off having an exam or treating that small filling.

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Four Reasons to Professionally Whiten Your Smile

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Brightening the color of your smile is an excellent way to improve its appearance or to kickstart your journey to a makeover. Professional whitening is an ideal choice if you simply want to make your teeth look better or if you need an affordable cosmetic treatment.

Are you considering having your teeth whitened but feeling a little unsure? At Meadow Park Family Dentistry, we whiten hundreds of smiles each year for a variety of reasons. If you’re still debating the benefits and drawbacks of professional teeth whitening in Bedford, consider the following four reasons before passing up the opportunity:

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What to do If You Have a Dental Emergency Over Summer Vacation

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Summer is one of the busiest seasons for dental emergencies in Bedford. Not only are kids on summer break, but adults and children are more likely to participate in outdoor activities and recreational sports. As a result, they are more likely to be involved in situations where accidents, falls, hits, and other injuries occur frequently.

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4 Advantages of Dental Veneers

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Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dental care procedure that can improve the appearance and function of your smile. Instead of spending weeks or months gradually changing your teeth with braces or whitening, Meadow Park Family Dentistry dental veneers can offer you a new smile in just a few appointments.

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