7 Best Stocking Stuffers to Keep Teeth Bright and White

What was in your Christmas stocking when you were a kid? If your childhood was anything like mine, you probably started the big day off with some small toys, fruit, and lots of candy. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, it can be hard to prioritize oral health, but keeping your family healthy always should be a... read more »

Can I Use My FSA for Dental Care?

Many Bedford residents will be ringing in the New Year while leaving money on the table. With FSAs operating on a use-it-or-lose-it principle, the biggest shopping spree this season might be the end-of-year rush to use up the remaining dollars in your flexible spending account. FSAs can be a great deal for those who want to contribute money throughout the... read more »

End the Nightmare of Nighttime Teeth Grinding

Have you ever considered how stress can affect your teeth? A condition we refer to as “bruxism” — chronic teeth grinding and clenching — is a byproduct of stress. About 10 percent of Bedford residents show signs of bruxism, even if they don’t know it — some people gnash their teeth while they sleep! Regular grinding can have a number... read more »

Bedford Annual Food Drive

Every month is a great time to give, but November is a wonderful month to hyper-focus on helping meet the needs of others. We all have so much to be grateful for here in the Bedford area - family, friends, work, great parks, libraries, restaurants, schools, etc. We really do live in a wonderful area. As an office, we are... read more »

The Bedford Halloween Candy Survival Guide

You don’t have to be a kid to love Halloween. It’s low-stress (compared to Thanksgiving or Christmas), you get to wear anything you want, and you even get candy! Who doesn’t like candy? Even dentists like candy. What we don’t like is the colossal cavity bananza and health problems that can occur from the massive amounts of candy involved. The... read more »

Will Fluoride Toothpaste Prevent Cavities?

Did you know that your choice in toothpaste is one of the most important health decisions you can make? It’s true! In fact, the American Dental Association (ADA) recently confirmed what our practice has said for years...fluoride toothpaste prevents cavities! The cavity-fighting properties of fluoride hopefully isn’t news to you. While the mechanical action of brushing and flossing regularly are... read more »

Comparing Sports Mouthguards

Sports are a great way to foster personal development, a strong work ethic, and teamwork. But tough play has its drawbacks, especially if athletes don’t wear a mouthguard. Literally millions of kids have teeth knocked out during youth sports every year, to the tune of more than half a billion dollars in medical costs to parents. Sports injuries are the... read more »

Dental Implants: The Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth

Teeth need to last a lifetime, but often they don’t make it that far. Prior to implant restoration, missing teeth were replaced by traditional bridges or dentures. Fortunately, our patients have a better option and can get dental implants in Bedford. Regular brushing and flossing can maintain a healthy smile in most, but sometimes, our teeth just can’t keep up.... read more »

Have You Met the Team at Your Bedford Dental Practice?

One of the greatest truths about being human is that we need each other. Every team member at our Bedford dental practice is vital, and without their contribution, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. A champion team beats out a star performer, as the Cavaliers realized this month after losing the NBA championship series 0-4 against the... read more »

Shocking Dental Stats and How to Avoid Becoming One

In a perfect world, our Bedford dental practice wouldn’t have a lot to do. Our typical patients would take excellent care of their teeth, floss every day, and eat healthy. But what exactly is “typical,” and how close is that to what’s ideal? Hold onto your hats, because these dental stats just might blow you away—and have you reaching for... read more »