Hirshfield Dental Care Blog
June 10, 2018
Tooth bleaching, or whitening as dentists prefer to call it, has been around for almost 30 years. From the beginning I had a strong interest in whitening. It was easy for the patient and there was no removal of healthy tooth enamel. Here was a process where just about anyone could conveniently look better at minimal cost with little to no discomfort. Maybe for the first time in dental history we had a dental office procedure that a patient could actually look forward to!
Early versions of whitening involved the patient placing the whitening material, usually a gel, in a custom fitted tray made from an impression in the dental office. The patient would wear the tray either when they slept of for a few hours during the day. The longer they wore the tray the faster they would whiten.
Results, unfortunately, were hit or miss. Sometimes people would get great results. Other times there would be little or no change and both the patient and dentist were disappointed. In addition, as a result of the bleaching material being on the teath, some patients had tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. While the gum irritation was gone an hour or so after the tray was removed, the tooth sensitivity would often persist for up to two days. Some patients reported that it was severe. Not a great road to a beautiful smile!
Next time I will elaborate on other earlier whitening techniques.
June 6, 2018
Is mouthwash part of your daily routine? Many people rinse for 30 seconds to a minute after they finish brushing and flossing. Mouthwash can be invigorating and leave you feeling like your mouth is clean, fresh, and kissable. But not all mouthwashes are the same. How can you find one that truly benefits your oral health? Your dentist in Medfield is here to provide some handy guidance on this important subject.
May 14, 2018
You know that you need to maintain regular oral care visits, but the mere thought of having dental work done causes you to feel anxious, creating quite the dilemma. How can you overcome this so that you can get the care you need? Your sedation dentist in Medfield weighs in on how you can still receive expert care in a manner that leaves you feeling comfortable. Read on to learn about the value of sedation dentistry.
April 10, 2018
While the main use of porcelain veneers is to quickly create a flawless smile, they may also help patients who have dental sensitivity. Crafted from high quality, dental grade porcelain, veneers cover the surfaces of teeth creating a gorgeous smile you’ll be proud to share by closing gaps between teeth, concealing stains, and repairing dental wear. For patients with sensitive teeth, porcelain veneers may also protect smiles from the pain and discomfort that can occur when teeth are exposed to hot or cold temperatures. Keep reading to learn more about tooth sensitivity and how porcelain veneers may be an option to improve both the appearance and function of smiles and decrease dental pain.
March 2, 2018
It’s been a few months since you had your dental crowns placed. You’ve noticed, with more frequency, that when you bite down on food, there is pain around the area where one of your new crowns sits. This leaves you wondering what you should do about it. Is this normal? Should you just ignore the pain? Your dentist says that whether you’re experiencing discomfort when pressure is applied or there’s a persistent toothache, there are some things that can be done to bring relief. Continue reading to learn what to do in the event that your crown fails, the associated symptoms and when to contact your dentist.
February 21, 2018
Everyone wants to have a straight beautiful smile. Unfortunately, few people have one naturally. If you are among those who suffer from alignment issues, you have probably considered orthodontic treatments in the past; however, you do not want to deal with the visibility and restrictions of metal wires or braces. Instead, you have considered using clear aligners from Invisalign, but you have yet to make the investment because they can cost more than traditional options. Although they may be more expensive, they can be more cost-effective long-term, and the benefits are worth the extra money.
January 1, 2018
Welcome to our first post on the Hirshfield Dental Care blog! Our team is incredibly excited to provide the residents of Medfield the best quality dental care possible. By using the latest technology, we can help you reach the smile you desire in a warm and welcoming environment.
Whether you’re an individual or an entire family looking for a dental care provider, you can rest easy knowing that your dentist in Medfield has over 30 years of experience in dentistry. To start, let’s go over just a few of the many services Hirshfield Dental Care offers!