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Is DIY Teeth Whitening Dangerous?

March 1, 2022

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Woman whitening teeth at home.

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and thought that your teeth seemed a little dull or yellow, you aren’t alone. Many people desire a brighter, whiter smile and consider all available options, some of which are DIY (do it yourself). Even though there are quite a few products and methods that claim they’ll whiten your teeth, DIY whitening is something you should avoid—there are many things that could go wrong! Here’s why you should leave teeth whitening to your dentist.

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Tips to Maintain Your New Year’s Resolution of Flossing More Often

January 4, 2022

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man flossing

Do you dread the moment your hygienist or dentist tells you that you need to floss more? There is only one solution, and it isn’t as difficult as many of us make it out to be. However, a lot of people still slack on their daily flossing.

The New Year is a great time to make this change, but you will need to stick with it to see the benefits. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Walpole why flossing is so important plus get some tips to maintain your New Year’s resolution.

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Is It Worth Paying for Dental Insurance?

November 11, 2021

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About 78% of Americans have dental insurance through either their employer or by another means, and it is no wonder why. A dental insurance plan is an investment in your smile, and it can ultimately allow you to save in the long run when it comes to your oral healthcare. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not paying a monthly premium is worth it, here are just some of the advantages of dental insurance that you should know about.

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Seasonal Foods to Avoid When You Have Dentures

October 28, 2021

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Pan of cranberry sauce

Now that Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner, you are probably looking forward to all of the delicious treats that you’ve been waiting all year to enjoy. However, you don’t want to end up causing damage to your dentures in the process. It pays to be cautious when it comes to the treats that you’re indulging in. Continue reading to learn about which dishes and snacks to avoid, as well as tips to help you enjoy your favorite foods this holiday season.

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4 Reasons Summer is Perfect for Dental Implants

July 30, 2021

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Model used for dental implantsIf you’ve been waiting for the ideal opportunity to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, this is it. Summer is the perfect time to invest in a confident, beautiful smile. You will look and feel your best while soaking up the sunshine and cooling off in the pool. You can even smile for vacation photos without any hesitation. If you’re still undecided, here are 4 reasons why summer is your chance to rebuild your smile.

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How to Floss with Dental Implants

May 21, 2021

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Woman flossing with dental implantsDental implants are an excellent solution to permanently replace your missing teeth because they have over a 95% success rate. The longevity of your new smile relies on your oral hygiene habits at home and routine care from your dentist. While you might believe brushing is enough to safeguard against dental implant failure, there are areas in your mouth your toothbrush can’t reach. If they aren’t cleaned daily, plaque buildup can lead to peri-implantitis, an infection that will cause your smile to fail. Flossing dental implants is the only way to reach the areas missed by your toothbrush. Here’s how to best floss your new teeth to ensure they thrive for decades.

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Brighter Days Ahead

March 5, 2021

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New Owners, Same Amazing Service

February 19, 2021

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When we started this blog in 2018, we set out to create a reliable, interesting, informative platform dedicated to covering everything from the latest smile-enhancing services and oral hygiene best practices to trending topics in the industry. Now, we are using this space to inform you of some exciting news: we have new owners! Our team is excited to work with Dental Associates of Walpole to provide the same great service that our patients have come to expect. Keep reading to learn more or don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions!

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 1, 2021

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Woman on New Year's Eve

Everyone out there wants to have a healthy smile, but many don’t take the steps to help them get there. However, New Year’s has just rolled around. This means that there is no better time to make some changes to better yourself as a person. Whether you are opting to spend an extra day at the gym each week, or you are trying to perform an act of kindness daily, these are all great efforts to change for the better. A dentist shares some ideas for New Year’s resolutions that will help you obtain a healthy smile. Read on to learn what they are.

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3 Ways We’re Keeping Your Safety in Mind

May 25, 2020

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Dentist in Medfield wearing face mask.As we combat the spread of COVID-19, much of the country has been shut down over the last several weeks, including your dental office. With the effects of social distancing slowing the number of people diagnosed with the virus, restrictions are starting to lift, and many businesses are reopening. Hirshfield Dental Care is no exception. We are happy to welcome our patients back into our office. Rest assured, while we open our doors, your safety is our top priority. Here are 3 ways we’re committed to keeping you safe.
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