Hirshfield Dental Care Blog
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.
From the time I graduated dental school I have always had an interest in the field of study the dental profession calls “Pain Management”. Yes, it is a field of study, because dentists do want to provide a pain free experience for everyone in their care.
So you may ask why I am so interested in “Pain Management”? It’s because I am one of those millions of people who had bad childhood experiences at the dentist! And Because of that, I decided to devote my career to doing everything in my power to make sure it doesn’t happen to any of my patients.
Sometimes despite my best efforts, there were some patients whom we had extreme difficulty treating or were unable to treat at all. What was available to help these folks? It turns out Sedation Dentistry was the answer.
Next month I’ll detail how I discovered Sedation and how it has helped hundreds of my patients.
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.
September 1, 2018
Did you just receive Invisalign treatment recently? Or, maybe you’re researching their benefits over braces? Either way, you’ll want to know how to best adjust to and care for your aligning trays. These clear aligners are a discrete way to straighten your teeth using trays that are interchanged roughly every two weeks. They do take some getting used to, so we want you to be as prepared as possible on how to get the most out of your Invisalign in Medfield.
August 29, 2018
Have you ever noticed how almost every celebrity has perfectly shaped, straight, pearly white teeth? How do they look so flawless? Well, what if we told you they had a secret: porcelain veneers. For a lot of celebrities, an imperfect smile can be embarrassing and even detrimental to their career. No wonder the likes of Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Hillary Duff and so many more have made the transition to porcelain veneers. Read more to see how we can brighten up your smile with porcelain veneers in Medfield.
August 8, 2018
The road to find a great whitening system has been long, but thankfully today I can say the journey has been worthwhile. With the introduction of the KOR system we now have a product that is easy to use, has minimal sensitivity, and most importantly makes our patients happy.
July 20, 2018
In my last blog post, I talked about how whitening began in dentistry and the inconsistent results that I experienced in my office. This time I want to talk about some of the advances that have occurred as the whitening process was refined.
July 2, 2018
There’s no question that straightening your teeth with Invisalign in Medfield is a wonderful way to get the same great results you would get from braces – without the hassle and inconvenience! Of course, the most obvious advantage is that it’s invisible, but it’s also much more comfortable than wearing brackets and wires and even allows you to eat normally throughout your treatment. Talk about a win-win situation! But even though Invisalign is such an easy alternative to braces, what can you do to get the most from your experience and get the best result possible? Keep reading to find out!
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!
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.