Devonshire Dental Associates' Blog

Tips on Recovering from Getting a Dental Crown

April 24, 2022

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3D illustration of dental crown

Have you been struggling recently with a cracked or broken tooth? You are probably looking forward to that dental visit to get some relief from the discomfort. They recommended you get a dental crown, but you are wondering if the procedure will hurt. Your dentist in downtown Boston is going to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure, but it may take a few days afterward for your mouth to feel normal. Keep reading to learn what to expect and get some tips on managing discomfort and temporary crown care.

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The Origin & Progression of BOTOX

April 4, 2022

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young woman getting botox

A lot of people these days are looking for opportunities to enhance their appearance and inject a healthy dose of confidence into their outlook. On that note, BOTOX injections (botulinum toxin) have become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today. Although this aesthetic intervention is well known for reversing the effects of aging, you may be surprised to learn it didn’t start that way. In fact, it was originally used for an entirely different purpose! Read on to learn more from your dentist in downtown Boston about the origins of BOTOX and how it came to be what it is today.

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3 Ways to Meet the 22-Hour Invisalign Wear Time

March 23, 2022

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woman wearing Invisalign in Boston

Are you getting ready to start your Invisalign journey? Now that you’re undergoing this popular orthodontic treatment, you should expect to achieve a perfectly straight smile in no time! To keep a good progress, however, you’ll need to have your aligners on for 20-22 hours each day. Keep reading to learn three simple methods that can help you meet the Invisalign wear time for a smoother process.

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5 Tips on Preparing for Invisalign

March 8, 2022

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person wearing Invisalign in Boston

You’re about to embark on your Invisalign journey. Once you’ve finished your series of trays, you can be sure to enjoy a perfectly straight smile! While the process sounds simple enough, you’ll have to follow a strict 20–22-hour wear time to keep up your progress. Fortunately, there are ways you can make the treatment more manageable from the start. Read on to learn five tips on how to prepare for Invisalign!

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Does Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Services?

February 28, 2022

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Dental insurance claim formNo one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but 1 in 6 Americans are in this situation annually. Although there’s never a good time to need a dentist right away, dental emergencies often occur at the worst times, like when money is tight. The last thing you need to be worried about when dealing with a toothache or another dental issue is how you’re going to pay the bill. Thankfully, you have several financial options available to save your smile without breaking the bank, like using your dental insurance.

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5 Exercises to Relieve TMD Pain

February 25, 2022

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Man relieving TMD painThe temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on either side of your face. It connects your lower jaw to your skull, allowing you to perform everyday movements necessary for your quality of life, like chewing and speaking. Unfortunately, something as simple as opening and closing the mouth isn’t easy for everyone. If you have TMD pain, it can be difficult biting into a sandwich or even yawning. You don’t have to limit your jaw movements to avoid discomfort. Here are 5 jaw exercises recommended by the American Academy of Family Physicians to stop your pain.

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A Bright Smile Goes a Long Way for a Valentine’s Day Date

January 7, 2022

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couple on date with teeth whitening in downtown Boston

A survey conducted by Match.com in 2013 revealed most men and women ranked teeth as one of the most important assets when choosing someone for a date. When it comes to attracting the one you like, a bright smile is one of the first things the other person sees, and for the sake of Valentine’s Day, you can bet a set of pearly white teeth can help you earn a second date. Why is this the case? Get your teeth whitening in Downtown Boston by your local dentist and discover the benefits of white teeth in the game of love.

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4 Ways to Keep a New Year’s Resolution for a Healthier Smile

January 3, 2022

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person with confetti

Every year, you go through the same process. You make resolutions and stick to them for the first month or two. Then, for various reasons, your resolutions fall by the wayside.

This year is going to be different! Why? You’re going to make goals that you can easily achieve. You can set the resolution to have a healthier mouth and accomplish this resolution through minimal, but important efforts throughout the year. Read on to learn how you can make this year successful with a healthier smile!

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

November 4, 2021

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Dental insurance

Dental insurance is an excellent monthly investment because it can help you save when it comes to your oral healthcare. By taking care of your dental health, you are contributing to the wellbeing of your entire body. However, dental insurance doesn’t work the same way that medical insurance does, so it can seem confusing to navigate at first. Here are a few tips to help you fully maximize your benefits and get the most out of your plan.

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How to Prevent a Dental Emergency During Summer Vacation

July 7, 2021

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woman relaxing on the beach during summer vacation

Summer has officially arrived, meaning it’s time to start preparing for your dream vacation! Some people like to plan every detail, from the list of attractions to visit to which outfits will be worn. Unfortunately, dental emergencies are often forgotten about during these preparations – and all it takes is one toothache or mouth injury to ruin your fun. Here are a few ways you can prevent a dental emergency from derailing your plans.

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