Wayland Dental Blog
December 3, 2018
Think back to the last time you exercised or ate a snack that was particularly high in sugar or salt. While both of these actions are quite different, they both result in the same side effect: dry mouth. Everyone has had dry mouth at some point, but did you know that there are significant implications behind having dry mouth all the time?
To help protect your oral health, a dentist in Wayland lists five facts you may not have known about dry mouth and what they mean for your oral health.(more…)
November 8, 2018
When your child’s first baby tooth falls out naturally, it can be an exciting time. Seeing your child go through the same developmental passages you went through can be a truly amazing experience. However, just because their baby teeth are going to come out eventually doesn’t necessarily mean you should let oral hygiene be left behind.
Children require special attention when it comes to their oral health, so it’s crucial that you take the time to learn why baby teeth matter and what you can do to prevent them from developing cavities. Learn more by reading this post from a family dentist in Wayland!
October 6, 2018
Did your friend, family member or coworker recently try to get out of a conversation with you and you weren’t sure why? Does your diet consist largely of coffee, garlic, onions, dairy or fish? Do you often feel like your mouth is dry for seemingly no reason? If you answered yes to any of the following, chances are you have some unaddressed cause to your bad breath.
The next time someone tries to cover their nose when talking to you, take note of the following likely causes of bad breath as explained by a dentist in Wayland.
September 5, 2018
There are many types of dental disease that can appear when we least expect it. Gum disease is often touted as the silent killer by dentists and medical professionals alike, while tooth decay can wear down enamel permanently and force us to replace our teeth with implants. But what about the conditions that don’t get as much attention or aren’t as common as decay and gum disease?
Today, an emergency dentist in Wayland goes into more detail on abscessed teeth and what you need to do next in the event that one develops in your mouth.
August 29, 2018
When people think of treatments like Invisalign, their mind typically shifts to the cosmetic benefits of a straighter smile. They think of how meeting new people or smiling for photos becomes easier because they know their smile is more attractive. However, the benefits of Invisalign don’t end there. In fact, there are many health benefits of removing gaps and fixing your crooked teeth.
To learn how Invisalign can make brushing easier, prevent future teeth from fracturing, and help you avoid jaw pain, keep reading about Invisalign in Wayland!
July 5, 2018
Have you recently undergone surgery but also need dental treatments performed? Do you have an ongoing condition that compromises your immune system? If so, you probably heard your dentist in Wayland talk about antibiotic prophylaxis. If you haven’t, you’ll want to keep reading.
Your dentist always does his best to ensure your treatments go as smoothly as possible, regardless of any conditions you may have. While it’s not needed particularly often, it’s very important that he takes precautions when necessary. Today, we’ll learn what this process is and who can benefit most from it prior to dental treatments.
June 7, 2018
As you watch your little one grow, there will be several milestones that you’ll want to take note of, like the first time he or she walks, says ‘mommy’ or loses a primary tooth. You value these precious moments because they document your child’s healthy development. In an effort to be as informed as you can about his or her oral care, you want to know what age tooth loss should start at, so that you can make sure that everything is on schedule. Thankfully, your family dentist in Wayland has the answers you’re looking for as you read on!
May 24, 2018
One of the many things that parents are good at is worrying. Those gray hairs are practically inevitable when you have carefree little ones running around. You worry about them tripping and falling at the park, you worry about them when they stay late at school for a function, and you even worry about their smile and its health.
Thankfully, your dentist in Wayland can take some of that stress off your back when it comes to your child’s teeth and gums. With effective preventive services, like dental sealants, you and your family dentist can work together to keep your child’s smile in excellent condition over the years. Learn more about dental sealants in this week’s blog post.
April 20, 2018
If you use mouthwash now, it’s probably just to make your breath a little fresher for longer—but this isn’t the only upside to using mouthwash. In fact, your dentist highly recommends using mouthwash, especially if you have oral health conditions that could use an antimicrobial boost (help killing off bad dental bacteria).
Learn more about mouthwash, which types are best for you, and when to use it in this week’s blog post from your dentist in Wayland.
March 19, 2018
Think about your day to day life and schedule. Sometimes, just thinking about it can be stressful! However, as overwhelming as life can get sometimes, it’s best to learn how to manage your stress because the stress can cause concerns for your body—even your smile.
Teeth grinding is one of those conditions that can be catalyzed by stress. Thankfully, your dentist in Wayland is here to help you treat teeth grinding before it develops into more dental problems. Learn more in this week’s blog post.