Halloween is upon us, which means you have about two months to use up your dental benefits. Don’t let benefits run out! Check with your insurer or your periodontist in Worcester to see if you have any remaining benefits. If you do, then schedule an appointment today so you can begin or complete the periodontal care you need to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
Handsman Periodontics Blog
October 21, 2018
September 5, 2018
When you look at your smile, you don’t only see teeth. There is a supporting cast. That beautiful smile in the mirror needs healthy teeth as well as strong gums and jawbone to hold your teeth in place. If you lose a tooth because of decay, gum disease or tooth extraction, then bone tissue begins to recede. A tooth replacement—whether you choose dental implants in Worcester, a partial or a denture—needs a certain amount of jawbone for support. That’s why bone graft surgery may be necessary. Read on to learn more about this procedure.
July 22, 2018
If you have lost any teeth—whether one, several or even an entire arch—then replacement is very important. After all, you want your smile to look appealing and you need good oral health. Today’s ideal choice for tooth replacement is a dental implant. Although dental implants do cost a bit more upfront, their longevity and ease of maintenance could make the added expense worthwhile. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a visit with a periodontist in Worcester.
March 3, 2018
Congratulations! We are so happy that you have a growing family! Here’s to nine months of good health and happy smiles. And to help you maintain your smile while you’re pregnant, your periodontist in Worcester would like to offer a few important tips. Your oral health may change while you’re expecting, and in fact you may be particularly susceptible to certain conditions. Read on to learn what you and we can do to help during this special time.
February 18, 2018
Did you know that gum disease affects nearly 80 percent of American adults? Unfortunately, many of those people don’t even realize they have this bacterial infection until the disease has progressed to the point that they are in pain or have loose teeth. The early signs can be hard to recognize so here is a list of signs and symptoms that may mean it’s time for you to see your periodontist in Worcester.
December 10, 2017
I just love having a conversation that I can’t understand—said no one ever! Take a conversation about dental implants, for instance. Your periodontist will likely use some words that you’re not familiar with, because—well—you’re not a periodontist. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn those words. Read on for a cheat sheet that will help you understand and may even make you feel less apprehensive about the procedure.
November 4, 2017
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, a periodontist is “a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.” Without the help of a periodontist, you may be at risk for the damaging effects of gum disease, which at worst can include tooth loss. Read on to learn more about periodontology and periodontists, Worcester.
October 15, 2017
Smoking is bad for your health. That’s hardly news anymore. Doctors, scientists and now even cigarette companies themselves will tell you not to smoke.
However, the latest alternative—vaping—may not be much healthier than smoking. E-cigarettes are ubiquitous. And people seem to think that they are a healthy substitute for traditional cigarettes. But are they really? Could there be short- and long-term oral as well as overall health consequences? Read on to find out.
September 23, 2017
Nothing lasts forever… but there may be an exception to that rule. With good oral hygiene care and regular visits to your dentist, the dental implants that your periodontist uses to restore your smile really can last a lifetime.
August 19, 2017
When you notice your smile in the mirror or in a photograph, do you see teeth that are well sized or do they seem to be looking too long? Have those same teeth become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures of different foods and beverages? The problem may be that you have gum recession, which can expose the sensitive roots of your teeth. With gum grafting, your periodontist in Worcester builds up your natural looking gum line in order to cover exposed roots and create an attractive smile. Read on to learn more about receding gums and the gum graft procedure.