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Thoughts from Dr. Clancy: Fear
People have likely always been afraid of the doctor to some extent. Doctors are associated with illness and death, so some level of anxiety is natural. But modern medicine is more stressful than it needs to be. Many people are terrified of going to the doctor or dentist. At Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry we are not only aware of dental anxiety, we are providing the time and techniques…Read Full Post
Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry option because it is a quick, painless, and affordable way to correct many minor cosmetic issues with the teeth. As with any cosmetic procedure, it has benefits and drawbacks, so we recommend coming in for an in-person complimentary consultation to see if it is the right choice for your situation.
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While Invisalign clear aligners can be a great way to correct minor issues with teeth alignment, it is very important that you are a good candidate for treatment and that your dentist understands how to create an orthodontic plan that takes the full jaw into account, not just the teeth. Otherwise, side effects such as headaches and TMJ disorder can occur.
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Full face orthodontics, also known as epigenetic orthodontics, is more than just a teeth-straightening treatment. Unlike traditional braces, full face orthodontics is used to actually grow the jaw into a better shape, which in turn improves breathing, posture, and appearance.
There are a multitude of orthodontic treatments available for teens…Read Full Post
If you suffer from sleep apnea, it can be detrimental to your overall health and well-being. In addition, it can be an annoyance to your partner, who has to listen to your snoring. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that should be addressed as soon as possible in order to avoid long-term negative consequences, such as a higher risk of heart disease and inability to concentrate during the daytime.
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Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is fairly common in men, women, and children. While children often grow out of it, in adults it can lead to severe symptoms such as chronic headaches and tooth damage. A number of physical, mental, and lifestyle factors can cause bruxism, and treatment may be a combination of lifestyle changes along with an oral appliance or dental work.
Boston dentist Dr. Ryan Clancy is experienced in treating…Read Full Post
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services we offer is porcelain veneers. These wafer thin shells are designed to look and perform just like real teeth, and are durable and easy to maintain. How long porcelain veneers will last depends almost entirely on how well you take care of them. With proper care, porcelain veneers that have been placed by an experienced dentist and custom-fit to your mouth can last for decades.…Read Full Post
Many people suffer from unexplained pain in the face, neck, shoulders, and back that just seems to keep coming back, no matter what kind of home treatment they try. If you have this kind of pain, there is a strong chance that you may be suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), also called TMD.
TMJ can be hard to diagnose due to the variety of symptoms it can present. This is why you should visit a neuromuscular dentist with experience diagnosing and treating TMJ if you are suffering from chronic face and neck pain that nothing seems to help.…Read Full Post
With a new year comes a new opportunity for resolutions. I am an advocate for overall health, but have a vested interest in oral health. One of the easiest pathways to proper oral health and subsequently better overall health is oral cancer screenings. We perform them every day on patients with and without teeth. We can screen and potentially biopsy if recommended. As with any cancer, prevention is of the highest importance. Short of prevention, early…Read Full Post
The dreaded root canal is probably the one dental treatment most feared by Americans. However, with modern advances in dental technology and dentist skill, there is no real reason to fear a root canal. Nowadays, having a root canal procedure done can give you long-lasting results with minimal pain, and is usually the preferred option over extracting a tooth.
We've put together this list of root canal myths along with the truth about this procedure in order to put your mind at rest. We hope that you will feel comfortable with the idea of a root canal after learning more about it, and will understand why it's often the best choice for an infected tooth.…Read Full Post