Columbian Square Dental Blog
March 1, 2018
Did you know that the discovery that fluoride benefits the teeth happened by accident? In the early 1900’s, a dentist living in Colorado noticed that his patients had incredibly strong teeth and very few cavities. Eventually it was discovered that the natural water supply had fluoride in it. Then in the 1940’s, an experiment was done in Grand Rapids in which fluoride was added to the water supply. Researchers monitored the rate of cavities among nearly 30,000 schoolchildren over 15 years and found that children born after fluoridation had 60% fewer cavities. As a family dentist in Weymouth, we’ll review how you can get the most out of this important mineral and how it can keep everyone in the family out of the dental chair!
February 12, 2018
Living in the Information Era where everything is moving super-fast, it’s easy to get caught in a cycle of making major decisions quicker than you’d probably like to. And unfortunately, this is a phenomenon that impacts every aspect of your life, including your oral health. For this reason, your dentist in Weymouth suggests that before committing to dental work like orthodontics, extractions and fillings, it doesn’t hurt to get a second opinion. As you continue reading, you’ll be educated about how a different perspective can benefit you.
February 5, 2018
If you aren’t too familiar with dental implants, it’s understandable to have a lot of questions about them. Compared to the numerous other restorative options, it’s easy to get behind on the latest dental methods and technologies. As it stands, dental implants in Weymouth are considered the most effective, durable, and long-lasting method for replacing teeth.
When patients learn about the effectiveness of dental implants, they become interested pretty quickly. The benefits have the potential to change your life. Functions like eating, talking and regular brushing are much easier with dental implants. That’s why we’ll be answering some of the most common questions your dentist hears at the practice.
January 7, 2018
If you’ve been experiencing chronic tooth pain, you might wonder if a root canal is the best solution. Ideally, root canals are great for cleaning the canal or tooth roots and removing bacteria that cause infection. Doing this prevents the infection from spreading and becoming lethal later. However, sometimes a tooth can be so far gone that a root canal won’t be able to save it.
According to your dentist in Weymouth, there are alternatives worth considering if a root canal doesn’t work out. We’ll discuss your options so you can get back your regular self.
December 12, 2017
Studies show that 73% of people surveyed said they are more likely to trust someone with a nice smile than a person with a good job or material possession. This speaks volumes about the importance that your teeth make. That’s one explanation for why your smile is so important to you. It’s possible that maybe, somewhere deep in your subconscious mind, you know that your entire worth is being judged by your smile. So, you want a make sure that you have nice white teeth. Your cosmetic dentist in Weymouth is here to help you in your quest by comparing the different teeth whitening options.
October 30, 2017
You probably know about Botox as a treatment that smoothes out wrinkled or aged facial tissue to reveal more youthful, refreshed skin. Yes, it can do that — but as the years pass by, rigorous testing reveals more and more applications of Botox aside from wrinkle treatment. This injectable substance can also prevent chronic migraines as well as jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Keep reading to learn more about Botox, and how it can help you in unexpected ways, from your cosmetic dentist in Weymouth.
September 26, 2017
Welcome! As you may already know, South Shore Hospital is switching the dental insurance provider for their employees from Delta Dental to MetLife. We want you to completely understand this transition and how it will affect your benefits when you visit your dentist here at Columbian Square Dental, so today, we’re going to use this blog to answer a few key questions you’ll likely have. (more…)
August 31, 2017
At Columbian Square Dental, Dr. Stephen Kerr, Dr. William Olafson, and Dr. Michael Farag are pleased to be the dental professionals so many employees of South Shore Hospital choose for their dental care. We believe it speaks highly of our care that the employees of such a trusted medical institution turn to us to help them enjoy long lasting oral and overall health and wellness.
August 30, 2017
Many people only think of their teeth when they think about oral health. But what about the periodontal (gum) tissue that holds your pearly whites in place? The gums make up half of your smile, after all, and their health is absolutely crucial to your oral and overall wellbeing. Your dentist in Weymouth will work hard to make sure your gums stay in shape through regular preventive care and gum disease treatment as needed. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of good periodontal health from the team at Columbian Square Dental!
July 23, 2017
When you think about dentistry, promoting the health of your teeth and gums comes to mind. You do not often think about Botox and dermal fillers being a part of the services offered by your cosmetic dentist in Weymouth. However, they are now commonly used to treat certain oral health conditions, like disorders of the temporomandibular joint. While Botox and Juvederm are often used to reverse fine lines and wrinkles, they can also be used to reduce muscle tension to help stop the pain of TMJ disorders and bruxism. At Columbian Square Dental, we embrace their use to help promote your quality of life.