Today's Dental of Boxborough

A Natural White Smile for Your Wedding Day

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MAWedding season, graduations, engagement parties…June is right around the corner. You want your memorable photos to be perfect. In-office teeth whitening can make your special occasion photos memorable for all the right reasons.

Did you know that most over-the-counter teeth whitening products really don't whiten like they promise? In fact, regardless of the price, you could be very disappointed. Even the more expensive over-the-counter brands that you can buy at the store really don't work any better than the ones you'll pay 99 cents for.

Teeth are porous. Over-the-counter whitening products may lighten the front of your teeth; but you need to address the entire tooth. In-office teeth whitening takes care of this. At Today's Dental we create custom fitted whitening trays that fit your teeth specifically. As a result the front, back, and sides of your teeth are whitened. Over-the-counter whitening products are not designed for your teeth.

Additionally, we will brighten your teeth to the right color for your coloring giving you a more natural looking, bright smile. No one should notice that your teeth are whiter. Instead, we want your friends and family to ask “have you cut your hair” or “have you lost weight”. The objective of teeth whitening should be a brighter, natural looking, youthful smile. Perfect for your wedding or special occasion photos.

If you really want to have whiter teeth, your best option is professional whitening. A consultation will ensure that teeth whitening is the best option for you. After all, some dental work does not respond to teeth whitening. Before whitening your teeth, you need to be sure that you are a candidate.

for more information or for a consultation, contact Today's Dental.

Regular Dental Appointments Improve the Self-Esteem of Kids and Teens

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MAAs kids grow up, we have many responsibilities; helping them to develop their self-esteem is one of those responsibilities. This can be trying with today’s societal pressures and demands. Kids and teens with damaged, discolored or missing teeth often have problems with self-esteem which can be improved through aesthetic dentistry.

When a child is missing one or more front teeth as a result of genetics or an accident, a dentist can replace these teeth with an aesthetic dental procedures. The artificial teeth can be placed onto a removable or cemented dental appliance. Often too, teens develop discolored teeth or unevenly colored teeth as a result of antibiotics taken as a child. This can cause early self-esteem problems. Dentists can use in-office teeth whitening to create a natural looking smile with uniform color. If your teen is not a candidate for teeth whitening, dental veneers can be applied on discolored primary front teeth.

For mildly or moderately decayed front and back teeth, dentists are now able to use tooth-colored dental fillings. These dental fillings have been dramatically improved so the use of silver fillings will soon no longer be necessary. These tooth-colored fillings are bonded to the tooth surface and they are both beautiful and strong.

For severely decayed front and back teeth, silver-colored dental crowns are no longer needed. Instead, dentists now have tooth-colored plastic and porcelain materials that can be used to cover the entire surface of the tooth to restore both function and aesthetics. These crowns can have metal linings but they have tooth-colored facings that allow for beautiful aesthetic restorations.

Many children benefit dramatically from aesthetic dental care on their primary teeth. Be sure to consult with your dentist if you have questions about whether aesthetic dentistry is right for your child.

For more information, contact Today’s Dental.

Whiter Teeth and Healthier Smile

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MAIn-office teeth whitening is the best option for whiter, brighter, natural looking teeth. There are many options for teeth whitening today, but professional whitening is always the best option for natural looking teeth that last longer with faster results.

Your smile is how you greet the world. It shows your self-confidence and your personality. With a beautiful smile you can put your best self forward.

If you are thinking about teeth whitening options, your dentist at Today’s Dental is your best option and resource. In-office whitening works faster, lasts longer, and is safer than over the counter whitening products. Our dentists can give you access to the professional-strength whitening process for faster results. We make sure that your teeth look natural and match all of your other coloring characteristics.

In-office teeth whitening will whiten your teeth up to eight shades while being perfectly safe at the same time. Over-the-counter whitening products can harm your teeth and gums. Professional whitening gives you greater luster and protects your teeth enamel.

More information, contact Today’s Dental.

Choosing a New Dentist

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MAThere are many reasons people begin looking for a new dentist. Maybe you have moved, maybe your dentist has retired, or maybe you just need a change. Most people rely on recommendations from family and friends and often we supplement that with information gathered online. However, keep in mind that the needs of your friends may be different than the needs of your family.

Therefore, there are different criteria you should keep in mind when choosing a new dentist’s office.

The first is location. It is easiest to keep appointments if the office is nearby home, school or work. Additionally, keep in mind any particular special needs you or your family may have. These could be the need for a pediatric dentist, a dentist that specializes in sedation dentistry for those who suffer from dental anxiety, or any particular insurance needs you may have.

Selecting the right dentist is a matter of looking for the right credentials. Most of the advanced and high-tech dentistry is not taught in dental schools. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the dentist you choose is fully up-to-date and qualified to perform newly innovated dental procedures. Additionally, you need to ask several questions of a new dentist.

  • Is the dentist accepting new patients?
  • How long has the dentist been in practice?
  • Does the dentist treat patients with special conditions?
  • For patients with dental phobias, find out what kind of relaxation techniques are offered.
  • If you have a family, does the dentist see children as well as adults?
  • How long does it take to get an appointment?
  • Does the dentist offer the latest in dental technology?
  • Does the dentist take continuing education courses and stay up to date with the latest techniques?

Regardless of your reasons for wanting to change dentists, being informed and asking the right will help you choose the right dentist for your needs. For more information on Today’s Dental of Boxborough, contact us.

Choose Clear Braces This Summer

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MASummer is almost here. If you need braces, this is probably not how you wanted to start the summer, but the news is not all bad. Now, with Invisible braces, you can straighten your teeth and no one has to know.

Like braces, clear aligners address issues with the positioning of your upper and lower teeth. Unlike braces, these aligners will gently push your teeth into their proper position. But braces do this with wires and brackets that are attached to your teeth, which everyone can see. Braces are effective, of course, but they can be painful and unattractive; they also require dietary restrictions and they make it difficult to take care of your teeth. As much as teens hate the idea of braces, they are sometimes even worse for adults, because of their invasive appearance, and often braces can take years to do their job.

If you are a candidate for invisible braces, there is quite a contrast between this treatment and traditional metal braces. The aligners are clear, so they are unnoticeable and they makes treating malocclusion (crooked teeth) more comfortable and attractive; best of all the treatment period can often be less than 18 months.

Another benefit to clear braces is the fact that the aligners are removable, allowing you to eat anything you want and making taking care of your teeth easier than with braces. Every few weeks you will return to your dentist office for your next set of aligners which will gently move your teeth into the correct position. Again, treatment often takes less than 18 months.

During your initial consultation, we can determine if this type of treatment is right for your particular needs. Contact us for more information.