Devonshire Dental of Boston Blog

Can a Dental Implant Replace a Front Tooth?

August 9, 2023

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An older person with a beautiful smile

Dental implants are a fairly common method of replacing teeth, but when you hear them mentioned it’s typically in the context of molars. The bite strength that they offer makes them very good for grinding up food, especially when compared to dentures or bridges.

However, this may lead you to wonder whether it’s even possible to replace your front teeth with a dental implant. Here’s what you should know about that prospect.


How Much Mouthwash Do I Need To Use?

June 7, 2023

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closeup of mouthwash being poured

When considering how best to take care of your teeth on a daily basis, there are a few things to consider. Brushing and flossing are critically important, but mouthwash is a pretty underappreciated part of keeping your teeth in good condition.

If you’re wondering how much mouthwash to use, or anything else about how to use it, here’s a guide that may potentially help you.


How Can BOTOX Help Ease TMJ Pain?

May 17, 2023

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a person receiving BOTOX in their jaw

Severe jaw pain, headaches, and facial aches as a result of TMJ disorder can have an immense impact on your day-to-day life, making basic tasks like focusing on work difficult. While other TMJ treatments provide relief over time by addressing the underlying cause of your condition, BOTOX offers near-immediate, temporary relief. Read on to learn how BOTOX can help treat symptoms of TMJD and provide you with the comfort you’ve been seeking.


Causes of Yellow Teeth and How to Address Them

April 16, 2023

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Before and after teeth whiteningA bright smile is associated with youth, confidence, and success. Unfortunately, not everyone has white teeth. They come in a variety of shades and tones naturally, and they change color over time. While there are many OTC whitening products on the market, they cannot treat stains because they don’t contain any professional-grade whitening agents. Not to mention, not all stains respond to teeth whitening. Here’s what causes yellow teeth and how you can get the vibrant smile you want.


Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost?

March 26, 2023

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Digital model of a dental implant500,000 people every year are choosing dental implants to replace their missing teeth as an alternative to traditional methods. You’ve probably heard about their benefits, but they are associated with a hefty price tag. Contrary to any rumors, they are affordable for all budgets and are the most cost-effective long-term. Here are 5 reasons dental implants are worth every penny.


4 Reasons to Schedule Dental Checkups Early in the Year

January 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — devonshiredental @ 9:31 pm
person’s hand circling the word “dentist” on calendar

The beginning of the year marks the end of the holiday season. That means that many people are preparing to return to work or school after taking time off to go on vacation or spend time with their loved ones. Though you might have a lot on your plate, this is a great time to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Continue reading to learn about four reasons why it’s a good idea to get a biannual dental checkup early in the year.


A Guide to Invisalign Over the Holidays

December 13, 2022

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A festive woman using Invisalign in downtown Boston

As the holidays ramp up, there’s a good chance you’ll be busier than ever. You’ll likely shop for gifts, visit with relatives, finish end-of-year work projects, and more! Amidst this hustle, then, you may struggle to keep up with your Invisalign trays in downtown Boston. That’s only natural — it’s easy to forget the little things with so much going on. Still, your local dentist has ways to help you out. Here’s a summary of three great tips for staying on track with Invisalign during the holiday season.


The Importance of Treating TMJ Disorder

November 2, 2022

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a patient suffering from jaw pain in Boston

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your lower jaw to your skull, and they’re arguably the most complex and most important joints in your whole body. That said, they’re unfortunately also susceptible to various issues that can greatly affect your quality of life if untreated—and if you’re suffering from chronic jaw pain in Boston, that might just be the start of your problems! Here’s more from your dentist about TMJ disorder, some of the observable symptoms, and how treatment options like Botox can be used to address the issue.


Need an Emergency Dentist? Here’s How to Find One ASAP

September 7, 2022

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patient learning how to find an emergency dentist in Boston

The last thing you’d want to experience is a broken, infected, or knocked-out tooth. However, not every dental emergency can be avoided, and you’ll need to get immediate treatment when a situation like this occurs. Do you have a plan for what to do if you require urgent care for your teeth? If you don’t, here are several important tips on how to find an emergency dentist as quickly as possible to preserve your smile!


How Long Do Cosmetic Dental Treatments Last?

August 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — devonshiredental @ 10:33 pm
Bride smiling

If you aren’t completely confident in your smile, you don’t need to settle for it. There are a wide variety of cosmetic treatments out there that can help you achieve the beautiful pearly whites that you’ve been dreaming of. However, you may be wondering when you can expect the effects to wear off. Read on to learn about the lifespan of cosmetic dental treatments so you know what you can look forward to.

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