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18
Apr

How Stress Impacts Oral Health

Unfortunately, these days most of us experience some form of stress in our every day lives.  The degree of stress we experience can vary from day to day or month to month. Stress affects all of us in different ways. However, most people don’t realize the various ways stress can affect our oral health. Let’s …

19
Mar

It’s Not “Just a Cleaning”

When life gets busy or money gets tight, it is easy to put off dental hygiene appointments. Many patients view these appointments as “just a cleaning.”  Conversely, your dental hygiene appointment is much more than that! Dental cleaning appointments involve more than just cleaning teeth. Your cleaning appointment is really an oral health appointment. The …

14
Mar

Dental Fear and Anxiety

Are you afraid to go to the dentist? Does the thought of seeing the dentist give you anxiety? If so, you are not alone. Anywhere from 10-20% of Americans avoid dental appointments due to fear and/or anxiety. That means roughly 30-40 million Americans do not go to the dentist due to fear and anxiety. That’s …

28
Feb

Crown vs Root Canal

Many patients mistakenly believe that if a tooth requires a crown, it also requires a root canal. While this is not always true, it can be a bit confusing because teeth that require root canal therapy most often do, in fact, require a crown. So what’s the difference? We will attempt to resolve the confusion. …

21
Feb

The Importance of Fluoride Varnish

What would you say if someone told you there was a simple way to prevent cavities?! What if you learned that it is relatively inexpensive and takes less than 1 minute? The good news is that there is! Fluoride treatments after dental cleanings have been shown to prevent future decay by up to 60%.  That …

8
Feb

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Do I Need to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed? For young adults, wisdom teeth removal is a common concern. The majority of people have four third molars (aka wisdom teeth) that begin to erupt in the teenage years. However, few people have enough room in their mouth for them. There are several reasons why it …

24
Jan

A Falls River Favorite

Adams and Cheek Dentistry was happy to learn last year that the Next Door Neighborhood website named us as a “favorite dental practice” in the Falls River neighborhood! Although Dr Adams has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years, we have been in the Falls River area since January 2002. During this time we have …

29
Dec

Tis the Season For A Drink? Is Alcohol Good or Bad For Your Mouth?

Research shows that enjoying an adult beverage from time to time is, surprisingly, good for us! Of course, with every endorsement that seems too good to be true, there is normally a caveat somewhere. With regards to alcohol, it’s that booze simply isn’t great for your oral health. So, if you’re drinking more to help …

4
Dec

Dental Emergencies-What To Do and When To Call Us

Like most emergencies, dental emergencies happen at unpredictable, inconvenient times. Failure to seek treatment for a dental emergency may increase the risk of permanent damage or more expensive treatment later. Conversely, you can easily treat some situations at home. Here are some examples of dental emergencies and advice on what to do and when to …

8
Nov

Holiday Sweets and Healthy Teeth

Holidays Bring Too Many Sweets Kids love candy, and while we know it’s not good for them, we also know they’re going to eat it. “fun size” candy, candy canes, and chocolate Santas can be just a way of life this time of year. So how best to survive the holidays that are traditionally surrounded by sugar? …