Today's Dental of Boxborough

Happy Holidays from Today's Dental

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 24, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MAOur warmest Holiday wishes from the entire team here at Today's Dental. Calendar year 2018 was, and continues to be, a truly remarkable year and we take this moment to recognize the joy that each and every one of you has brought to our personal and professional lives. We exist because of your faith and trust in us.

As calendar year 2019 approaches, we reflect upon the foundational recognition that "your success is our success". Our New Year’s wish for 2019 is to nurture our positive and ever strengthening partnership and to deliver ever increasing value to you and your family through the entirety of 2019.

Throughout this Holiday season may you be blessed with health and surrounded by friends and family. All the best! Cheers!

Teeth whitening for a Brighter Smile in the New Year

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MATeeth whitening has become increasingly popular. While it is possible to whiten your teeth at home, getting teeth whitening treatments professionally done is a faster, better way to get a healthy looking bright smile for the holidays. In fact, it is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transform your smile.

As the New Year approach, everyone wants to look and feel their best. Teeth whitening can get you that Hollywood looking smile for the party season. At Today's Dental we create custom tooth whitening trays and provide professional strength gel to brighten your smile. For a longer lasting, more natural looking white smile. Once your teeth whitening is completed, there are ways to maintain your healthy white smile.

Eating food that is firm or crisp are known to help clean teeth as they're eaten. Apples are considered to be ‘nature's toothbrush’ and are a great way of cleaning teeth on the go or at lunch time when you are at work and unable to brush your teeth. Other choices include raw carrots, celery, and popcorn. All of these foods are known as 'detergent' foods, as the rough edges act as a cleaner to remove bacteria from the teeth. Try to make these the final foods you eat in your meal if you know you won't be able to brush your teeth right after eating.

Calcium, specifically cheese, is also known for helping to maintain healthy white teeth. Cheese speeds the neutralization of acid and remineralization of enamel. Less damage to our enamel equals fewer discolorations. In addition, cheese is also high in calcium which is known for strengthening bones and teeth. For a healthier alternative, milk and yogurt act in the same way.

Wash away the stains. Water is vital for great oral health. Water acts as a natural cleaner and has the power to wash away bacteria and residue left on the teeth after eating so be sure to drink a glass of water after every meal.

Teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular and is the most cost-effective way to change your smile. In-office whitening begins with a consultation, you are then provided with the most effective, state of the art whitening product, and custom whitening trays to use at home. Only qualified dental professionals can legally and safely supervise bleaching using these stronger products, you can be sure that you are in safe hands!

Chewing gum is beneficial when it comes to maintaining a white smile this season. Sugar-free chewing gum helps to clean teeth mechanically by removing debris, and it stimulates production of saliva, which increases your saliva’s ability to neutralize acid and remineralize your enamel, ultimately strengthening teeth.

Lifestyle choices can cause stains on your teeth and affect your smile with smoking being one of the biggest causes of teeth decay and discoloration. The nicotine and tar in the cigarette result in teeth darkening, losing their natural white. Stop smoking.

Try to avoid dark colored foods and drinks such as coffee, balsamic vinegar and red wine. These are also notorious for causing discoloration in the naturally white teeth enamel.

For more information on teeth whitening, contact Today's Dental.

Dental Treatments Can Improve Your Personal and Professional Life

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MAA study was conducted that focused on adults who had recent dental treatment. The results of the survey showed that adult cosmetic dental treatment contributed to significant improvements in both personal and professional lives.

75% of those surveyed attributed their improved personal or career relationships to newfound self-confidence and their new smile. 92% of the respondents would suggest dental treatment to others. Before treatment, patients were concerned with questions such as “Am I too old?”, “How will I look?” and “What will others think?” However, after their dental treatment, an overwhelming majority no longer had such concerns.

This survey shows that a healthy, beautiful smile can be a critical factor when it comes to personal and professional success. Adults are seeking cosmetic dental treatment in record numbers and cosmetic dentists encourage anyone, at any age, to consult a professional to learn if they could benefit from cosmetic dentistry. It’s never too late to have healthy teeth.

Over the years, there has been an increase in adult patients, ages 18 and older, seeking cosmetic dentistry. More adult men were also reported to be seeking dental treatment, according to the study. In fact, results show 44% of adult patients were male; a 29% increase from the previous study results.

For more information, contact Today's Dental.


Teeth Whitening So You Can Smile with Confidence

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Today’s Dental of BoxboroughThe first thing people notice about you is your smile. It is your foot forward, your greeting. And nothing says healthy and confident like beautiful white teeth. A white smile is more attractive, more confident, and younger looking. If you don’t genetically have a perfect, white smile, you can have one anyway. With dental technology today, it has never been easier to get radiant white teeth. There are over-the-counter, do-it-yourself options available, but none professional whitening services cannot be matched.

Do your homework and choose an effective, long lasting and a healthy option for your teeth.

The color of your teeth is affected by your daily habits. Various products from toothpastes to whitening strips are effective only for surface stains and typically give you one shade lighter improvement. Generally, they don’t make big impact on the color of your teeth.

In all products, the strength of the ingredients can differ significantly. Whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, whitening strips and whitening gels are the most common. These products that are available over-the-counter are lower strength versions and your dentist can help you decide if they are right for you. The major difference between at-home products and in-office whitening products is the strength of the solution. In office teeth whitening is five to 15 times stronger. Therefore, your dentist can get your teeth whiter, quicker, and make it last longer.

Additionally, in-office whitening ensures that your gums are protected from bleaching agents. Gums are very sensitive, and using an improperly fitting, one-size-fits-all store kit mouthpiece is asking for problems. A dentist will reduce the contact between the solution and your gums.

For more information on in-office teeth whitening, contact Today's Dental.