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Gum disease, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, must be treated to avoid the development of other health issues. Depending on the progression of the disease and the condition of your teeth, this oral health concern can be addressed in a few ways. Laser dentistry is one way of restoring oral health if gum disease is present.
Dr. Ryan Clancy weighs many factors when determining the best treatment plan for each patient. He recommends regular dental hygiene cleanings and exams as a means of catching any early signs of gingivitis before it progresses and requires more intensive intervention.
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A 2017 Marist College poll found that 52% of Americans have tried cannabis, and 14% of American adults consume marijuana at least once or twice a month. Marijuana use is legal for adults aged 21 and older in Massachusetts for both recreational and medicinal use as of 2019.
While marijuana, or cannabis sativa as it is scientifically known, has been shown to have many medicinal benefits and minimal adverse effects on overall health, there is a little-known risk factor associated with smoking the plant:…Read Full Post
If you feel nervous before or during a dental visit, you’re not alone. Millions of people experience some level of apprehension or unease associated with dental appointments.
While these feelings are natural and no fault of your own, they can stand between you and the dental care that you need. That’s where the NuCalm® relaxation system comes in.
NuCalm is a natural, drug-free system that can help you feel at ease during your entire dental visit. The innovative four-part approach consists of an all-natural dietary supplement, micro-current stimulation, music, and light-canceling glasses. Take our quiz below to find out if NuCalm might be…Read Full Post
As an adult seeking straighter teeth and an aligned bite, you have a lot of options these days. From conventional orthodontics to Invisalign®, you can find a method that meets your exact needs. Epigenetic orthodontics, also called full face orthodontics, present another opportunity.…Read Full Post
Thoughts from Dr. Clancy: Appreciation
As a practicing dentist, I feel humbled when my patients go through hardship to travel long distances just to be treated by me. Our patients who go out of their way to see us simply because of how well we treat them and the quality…Read Full Post
Porcelain veneers can seem expensive at first glance. While exact costs vary depending on things like how many you need, how custom you want your veneers to look, and how complex the problems with your teeth are, veneers can easily run into the thousands of dollars.
However, the important thing to keep in mind with veneers is that they have incredible long-term value. They…Read Full Post
The Medford High School Hope Chest Food Pantry, otherwise known as “Priscilla’s Pantry,” was recently opened to all Medford High and Medford Vocational Technical High students. The pantry, named after Priscilla Hoff and made possible by donations from the Hoff Family Foundation, provides shelf-stable foods and household goods to students in need.…Read Full Post
Many men and women grind their teeth at night, which can lead to jaw problems such as TMJ disorder and can wear down or crack the teeth. If you consistently wake up with a sore jaw, headaches, or both, you may be grinding your teeth during the night while you sleep.
If you want to stop grinding your teeth at night, there are a number of treatment options available depending on…Read Full Post
A common side effect of Invisalign is headaches, especially when first starting or when switching aligner trays. These headaches can occur for a number of reasons, and can range from minor discomfort to full on migraine. It is important to know that you are a good candidate before embarking on Invisalign treatment, as if you are prone to headaches or migraines it might not be the best choice for you.…Read Full Post
Exercise itself doesn’t usually directly contribute to TMJ disorder, but it can indirectly contribute if you tend to clench your jaw or use improper form while exercising. If you notice that you experience jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms after exercising, it could be from clenching your teeth, placing too much strain on your neck and jaw muscles, or both.
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