Today's Dental of Boxborough

Better Mouth Protection with Custom Sports Mouthguards

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MASpring Sports season has just begun and for most schools that means baseball, lacrosse, rugby and volleyball. All can be highly damaging to your child’s mouth and teeth. Did you know that more than 5 million teeth will be knocked out from sporting activities this year? But, it is also estimated that over 200,000 oral injuries will be prevented by custom fitted mouth guards. Protect your child's teeth with a custom fitted sportsguard mouth guard.

More than 34% of sports injuries involve the face. But research also shows that a risk of injury is decreased 99% of the time when a play safe mouth guard is being used.

But there is more to our sports mouth guard than just protection. Store bought mouth guards are not custom made for your child’s mouth so they are not as effective. Also, generic mouth guards cannot be modified for braces or missing teeth and require the athlete to have their jaw clenched when playing.

Our mouth guards will stay in place with no effort, so your child’s attention can be on the game. They offer more protection than over the counter mouth guards. Boil and bite mouth guards often fit poorly with thin spots and holes from biting through the material.

For better protection for your child’s teeth, contact Today’s Dental of Boxborough.

Spring is the Perfect Time for Invisible Braces

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Today’s Dental of Boxborough, MASpring is a great time for relaxation and renewal. There is no better way to refresh your smile this Spring than with Clear Braces. Many believe that clear aligners are synonymous with metal braces; however these invisible braces invisibly straighten your teeth with a series of custom-molded aligners. Forget what you think you know about teeth straightening. Because now there’s something different that lets you get the smile you always wanted without metal, brackets and wires.

By using a series of clear, removable aligners, this option still straightens your teeth. Every 2 weeks these clear aligners are changed while your teeth move until they have reached the final position your dentist has prescribed. These aligners are comfortable and removable so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as usual. Generally a typical Clear Braces case takes about a year from start to finish. Clear Braces can be used to treat the majority of common problems for adults and teens. You may want minor improvements or perhaps you need larger adjustments to your smile. In either case Clear Braces can help. Used successfully to treat overly crowded and widely spaced teeth, it can also help with problems with overbites, underbites and crossbites.

For straight teeth, healthier gums and a sunnier smile contact Today’s Dental of Boxborough.

Curing Bad Breath Through Better Oral Health

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MAWe have all met someone with bad breath, we have also all wondered about our own breath at one time or another. In social, professional, or personal situations, oral health is important in making connections and in developing our own self-confidence.

Of course there are certain foods that, after being eaten, can cause bad breath; onions and garlic in particular. However, even if you avoid these foods you can still have bad breath. Bad Breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by oral health issues like gingivitis or periodontal disease.

In fact, the main symptoms of periodontal disease are bad breath and a bad taste in the mouth. If you suffer from periodontal disease, you should immediately visit Today’s Dental of Boxborough.

Did you know that a dry mouth can cause bad breath too? Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, occurs when your salivary glands are not producing enough saliva. Without enough saliva, bacteria grows in your mouth and causes bad breath.

Of course, smoking is not good for your mouth either. With smoking, the worst case scenario for your mouth is oral cancer, the best case scenario, which isn’t great, is bad breath, mouth irritation, gum disease, stained teeth and a loss in our ability to taste.

Why be self-conscious about your breath? At Today’s Dental of Boxborough we can suggest treatments like mouthwashes and dental cleanings to solve bad breath. Brushing your teeth after every meal and flossing daily can reduce your risk for bad breath.

For information or assistance in curing bad breath, contact Today’s Dental of Boxborough.

Repair Missing Teeth for Health and Confidence

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MANo one knows better the importance of a beautiful smile than one who struggles with missing teeth. You may hesitate to meet people and struggle in new situations. Your smile is directly related to your self-confidence.

But missing teeth don’t only affect your smile and self-esteem. Missing Teeth can have a far reaching domino effect on your bite and overall oral health. Healthy teeth can do more than give you an attractive smile; they can protect you from more serious health problems. Dental implants provide a permanent solution to missing teeth,.

A missing tooth usually causes other teeth to shift into the missing space. This miss-aligns your upper and lower jaws causing teeth to space out, crowd, flare out or chip due to uneven forces when the teeth come together. Tooth movement can also lead to root damage and extreme wear and tear on your gum line and jawbone. Gaps in teeth are also the perfect place for food and plaque to collect which leads to tooth decay.

Dental Implants are the next best thing to a natural tooth. Dental Implants substitute for the missing tooth’s root so they are perfect for replacing missing adult teeth, because they are a permanent, comfortable solution that resemble natural looking teeth. With dental implants, your teeth will never feel unnatural; you will only see the difference in your smile. Today, implants provide you with quick, comfortable, affordable and attractive permanent teeth that will improve your health and your self-confidence.

While it is important to have your missing teeth repaired for aesthetic reasons, it is also very important to have them repaired for health reasons, contact Today’s Dental of Boxborough.