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Dr. Dental takes pride in being a comprehensive dental care provider. This is why we complement our high quality services, affordable treatments and friendly staff with a broad range of dental news and dental tips. Our dental blog is packed with important information that can benefit you and your whole family, ensuring that your next trip to one of our dental offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey does not stretch your budget, consume your time or produce more aches and swelling.
  • Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid: The Diet’s Role in Dental Health

    Posted on December 13, 2017

    Quick hypothetical: imagine a controlled study with Patient A and Patient B. Patient A’s diet consists of just broccoli, salad and broiled fish, with water as the only beverage. Patient B eats only butterscotch candy, Sour Patch Kids, taffy and candy bars, with generous swigs of syrupy, sugary sodas. After three days of the aforementioned […]

    Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid: The Diet’s Role in Dental Health

  • How to Apply for MassHealth Dental

    Posted on December 6, 2017

    MassHealth, a vital component of the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services’ health insurance program, offers comprehensive dental care for all state residents. Administrative duties are handled by DentaQuest, an outsourced provider for claims processing, coverage assistance, customer service, and other support tasks. Since MassHealth Dental is one of the most widely utilized and […]

    How to Apply for MassHealth Dental

  • What You Should Know if Your Teeth Are Sensitive to Cold

    Posted on November 2, 2017

    Do you have sensitive teeth, particularly to cold foods or beverages? If so, you’re not alone. More than half of all U.S. adults experience tooth sensitivity, and it’s one of the most common dental and oral health issues today. Causes for this common condition are sometimes hard to pinpoint, but there seems to be several […]

    What You Should Know if Your Teeth Are Sensitive to Cold

  • Shocking Sources of Bad Breath

    Posted on October 4, 2017

    Garlic. Hot peppers. Tuna. Onions. Everyone knows the foods that can directly cause bad breath. But what about those unexpected sources and conditions that can spur that sour, foul aroma from your mouth? Dr. Dental’s team of dentists and healthcare professionals have seen (and smelled) our share of bad breath throughout the years. You didn’t […]

    Shocking Causes of Bad Breath

  • Factors That Contribute to Tooth Decay – Besides Sugar

    Posted on September 8, 2017

    Tooth decay is one of the most widespread “silent” health epidemics in the United States today. Did that get your attention? If not, maybe some of these sobering statistics will: Nearly half (42%) of children ages 2-11 have developed cavities – many of which originated with baby teeth. 92% of U.S. adults have cavities in […]

    Factors That Contribute to Tooth Decay – Besides Sugar

  • Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques

    Posted on August 7, 2017

    OK, time for a quick trip into the way-back machine. Let’s revisit your childhood days. When you were younger, there are a few things you learned that stuck with you to this very day. To take two basic examples: tying your shoes and brushing your teeth. These skills have become so ingrained, they’re basically second […]

  • How Your Oral Needs Change As You Age

    Posted on July 11, 2017

    Quick question: what’s the most important part of your oral health? Answer: it depends on a bunch of factors. And one of the most important is your current age. Your gums and teeth are much different at eight years old than when you’re twenty-seven. Likewise, your oral health care requirements will change when you go […]

    How Your Oral Needs Change As You Age

  • Five Reasons Why You Should Be Flossing

    Posted on June 30, 2017

    Do you floss your teeth at least once per day? If you do, you’re doing a better job than most Americans. Only about 30% of U.S. adults floss daily, while another one-third admit to never flossing at all! For adolescents, the numbers are worse. When you consider these statistics, it’s not surprising to hear that […]

    Five Reasons Why You Should Be Flossing

  • Top 10 Dental Myths Quiz

    Posted on June 21, 2017

    When it comes to oral health and properly taking care of your teeth there are a lot of untrue statements out in the world. Put your knowledge to the test on some of the most common dental myths, and let Dr. Dental keep your smile healthy and pearly white. Top 10 Dental Myths Quiz was […]

  • Dental Implants & Dentures: What’s the Difference?

    Posted on June 7, 2017

    Bonding and sealants. Crowns and bridges. Preventative dentistry and dental cleanings. When it comes to dentistry jargon, many services and procedures can be easily confused with another. Yet, dental implants and dentures are probably the most commonly misunderstood terms. Dr. Dental’s team of dentists, hygienists, oral care technicians, and other staff members receive all sorts […]

    Dental Implants & Dentures: What’s the Difference?