Hirshfield Dental Care Blog
May 25, 2020
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.
May 9, 2019
If you’re considering orthodontics, you may be leaning towards Invisalign for its aesthetic benefits. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic to blend in with your smile. However, Invisalign has many other advantages that have nothing to do with appearance, giving you more reason to choose this treatment over traditional braces. Keep reading to learn why Invisalign in Medfield brings more than just cosmetic benefits.
March 27, 2019
All the equipment and medications we needed were in the office and we were ready for our first sedation patient. Every dentist has his or her share of nervous patients. So much so that we tell our patients that being nervous is “normal” and we mean it!
Finding our first patient was easy as we were able to look at our current patients who needed treatment and were barely able to tolerate the anxiety associated with those dental procedures despite, by their own admission, not feeling any pain. One of these patients, who needed work, jumped at the chance when she knew sedation was available.
Our first sedation appointment exceeded all our expectations. The patient almost appeared to be napping and didn’t react as she normally did to dental treatment. In fact she was totally relaxed. My assistant and I couldn’t believe this was the same person!
We had her back in the office the next day to follow up and be sure she was comfortable. I decided to ask about her perceptions of the sedation experience. She said she remembered her husband bringing her to the office but nothing else after that. I asked if she remembered any of the dental treatment that had caused her so much anxiety in the past. She said she couldn’t remember any of it and that it was the best dental experience of her life.
All I could think was “wow”! Seeing the comparison between her prior experiences and sedation, I knew we could help many patients. Next month I’ll continue to tell about how we ended up helping hundreds of patients achieve the dental health they wanted using sedation.
February 28, 2019
Do you feel panicked or stressed at the idea of going to the dentist’s office? Dental anxiety is a very real condition that affects millions of Americans. In fact, according to research reviewed by faculty at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 30 to 40 million men and women avoid seeing the dentist each year due to anxiety and fear. However, thanks to sedation dentistry, visiting the dentist does not have to be a stressful or uncomfortable experience. Want to know how you can relax in the dentist’s chair? A sedation dentist in Medfield answers 5 common questions about oral conscious sedation.
January 23, 2019
I discovered sedation dentistry quite by accident. In 1998, I was attending a practice management course to gain more business knowledge to help my practice succeed. At the very end of the lecture, the speaker mentioned in a very matter-of-fact way that he was familiar with a sedation technique that uses oral medication to sedate fearful patients in the office.
January 22, 2019
One great thing about living in modern times is having a choice of healthcare options. Take tooth restoration for example. Both dentures and dental implants in Medfield offer advantages as well as considerations. But which option is best for you? Knowing a little bit about each type of treatment will help you to make the right decision for your needs.
December 9, 2018
Invisalign in Medfield is the best gift you can give yourself, either during the holidays or any time of year. Invisalign aligners can correct most cases of mild to moderate tooth misalignment. For many patients, their great alternative to traditional braces
December 3, 2018
Dentists have heard it all and almost on a daily basis. The jokes about pain at the dentist. The jokes about the dentist getting enjoyment out of giving a patient pain, and on it goes.
All of this could not be further from the truth. All of the dentists I’ve ever met seem to be compassionate individuals devoted to providing quality care with maximal comfort for their patients. Fortunately, modern dentistry can achieve this the vast majority of the time. But this was not always the case. Many years ago a trip to the dentist could be a painful affair. Many patients had bad childhood dental experiences, and despite all of our modern advances, the memories persist making treatment for them very difficult. (more…)
November 18, 2018
Dental implants in Medfield have become the preferred treatment for missing teeth because they have the potential to last for a lifetime. As the next best thing to your natural teeth, you can drastically improve your quality of life. With over a 95% success rate, you can make a long-term investment in your oral health. While you are excited to experience their benefits, you are apprehensive about their cost. There is no need to worry. Your dentist provides you with a customized estimate and discusses your payment options.
October 9, 2018
Do you want a straight smile but do not want to deal with the visibility and restrictions of metal braces? You can get the results you want without brackets and wires. Invisalign in Medfield uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth. While you have heard about the benefits of the orthodontic system, you are concerned about the cost of the treatment. Do not let the price deter you. You will make a long-term investment in your confidence and oral health.