I have a friend who hired a personal trainer. At one point, this friend fell off the diet-and-exercise bandwagon. Out of embarrassment, she wouldn’t go back to see her trainer. A trainer was exactly what she needed to get back on track, but pride got in the way. That’s when I realized that people who … Continue reading Overdue for a Visit to Your Family Dentist? No Shame, No Judgment
While we’re quick to take note of the many benefits of regular dental exams, one important feature that’s included in the routine exams is the oral cancer screening in our Bedford practice. Early detection and diagnosis leads to early treatment, and your dentist is the first line of defense against oral cancer. April is Oral … Continue reading Watch Your Mouth…for Oral Cancer
The coming of spring means that it’s time to deep clean our homes, unclutter the closets, and scrub the baseboards. But it’s also a great time for some spring dental cleaning as well! If it’s been more than six months, then it’s time to schedule your next teeth cleaning. While we’re at it, let’s take … Continue reading Spring Cleaning — for Your Teeth!
In the US, over 30 percent of adults between 20 and 44 have untreated cavities. You can chalk some of that up to poor brushing or flossing, but many adults never or rarely see a dentist. Infrequent dentist visits can stem from several sources. Many people suffer from some level of dental phobia. They also worry about … Continue reading Dental Decisions: How to Find the Best Dentist in Your Area
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so it’s a great time to brush up on dental hygiene for children. Kids often need a little extra help with personal care, relying on parents, educators, and their Bedford dentist to encourage healthy brushing habits. This year’s slogan for National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) is “Brush … Continue reading Brush and Clean in Between
A point of transition in our lives often feels like an opportunity for a makeover. Whether we’re entering the next grade as a student, starting a new job, or celebrating the new year, we think of these moments as a chance to change something about ourselves. You might say to yourself, “I’m going to be … Continue reading Sticking to It — Making Goals a Reality
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 … Continue reading 7 Best Stocking Stuffers to Keep Teeth Bright and White
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 … Continue reading Can I Use My FSA for Dental Care?