Of course you already know that what you put in your mouth affects the health of your body. But did you also know that the condition of your mouth itself could also be a factor in your overall health? Read on to learn about the important connection between oral and overall health from a periodontist in Worcester
June 26, 2019
April 10, 2019
“I just talked to my periodontist about dental implants and I feel much better, because I didn’t understand what he was saying…” said no one ever! If you’re about the get dental implants in Worcester, then it’s important for you to have some familiarity with the procedure. Research shows that patients with a simple understanding of any medical or dental procedure are more relaxed and confident. With that in mind, here is a list of words associated with dental implants and the process of implantation.
January 6, 2019
Dentist, orthodontist, periodontist, endodontist, prosthodontist—there certainly are a lot of “tists” in the dental field. So what exactly distinguishes a periodontist from all the others? Well, 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.” Read on to learn more about this specialist and how one can help care for your smile.
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.
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.
April 16, 2017
If you are missing teeth, think back to when they were in place. Were they removable? Of course not. This essentially explains the advantage of having fixed dentures—your smile is firmly anchored to dental implants. And with All-on-4 dentures, your periodontist in Worcester can restore your smile faster than ever before. Read on to learn about why Dr. Handsman and Dr. Jenny frequently recommend this option to their edentulous patients.
January 12, 2017
As periodontists, Dr. David Handsman and Dr. Todd Jenny and their staff see patients who have a wide range of dental and oral health concerns. Some require single treatments to regain functionality and appearance, while others require a collection of treatments. For those patients, we offer full-mouth reconstruction. As the name suggests, full mouth reconstruction involves rebuilding or replacing most of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. The process combines aesthetic and restorative procedures to improve the health, function and appearance of your smile. Worcester implant dentists Drs. Handsman and Jenny frequently include implant-supported dentures in a plan for full mouth reconstruction. These not only enhance the beauty of your smile, but also improve speech and chewing capabilities. Read on to learn more.
November 11, 2016
Congratulations! You’ve decided to have dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Of all the tooth replacement options available, implants are probably the most natural and the most healthful. The placement of your dental implants is key to the success of the procedure. In Worcester, dental implants are expertly planned and placed at the periodontics office of Handsman & Haddad.
October 17, 2016
Your smile is made up of more than teeth. When anyone smiles, you see teeth, lips and gum tissue, which all need to be in correct proportion. If you have an uneven smile line or what’s often called a gummy smile, then there is a solution. With crown lengthening, Worcester periodontists Dr. Handsman and Dr. Haddad can enhance the appearance of your smile. Crown lengthening is the name of a surgical procedure our periodontists use to remove or reposition gum tissue.
September 28, 2016
You love taking your lunch to the park so you can sit by the pond and enjoy the ducks. Something about being surrounded by them just makes time slow down and allows you to relax. They also tend to gather around you because you occasionally throw them a morsel. You finished your lunch and you walk to the edge of the pond to pour the crumbs into it. The ducks immediately rush for them, clumsily toppling over each other. This causes you to laugh, and you catch your reflection in the water. You’ve noticed how much your gums have receded. There’s no way your teeth have always appeared this long. I should have these looked at, you think, but can someone actually a fix it? A gum specialist in Worcester can be the exact help you need. (more…)