Color Chaos: How to Handle Different Types of Stains

May 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 2:00 pm
Closeup of woman's smile with sparkly gloss that's half whitened

One of the first things that people notice about you is the condition of your smile, but if you have stained teeth, you’re not likely to make a good first impression. In fact, the discoloration can leave you feeling so self-conscious that you try not to speak or smile too often or avoid social interactions.

You may have tried plenty of over-the-counter products like whitening pastes, gels, or kits only to end up frustrated that you couldn’t achieve the desired results. While these products can help in some circumstances, they can’t remove all types of stains. Continue reading to learn more about why and how your dentist can help whiten your teeth!

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Look Younger with Dental Implants

March 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 8:29 pm

Older woman with an attractive smileWrinkles and gray hair aren’t the only things that can make you look older. Tooth loss is attributed to being elderly. As a result, people may perceive you as being much older than your true age. Not to mention, missing teeth create physical changes to your face, which can add even more years to your appearance. You can turn back the clock and boost your confidence by treating your tooth loss with dental implants. You can invest in long-lasting results using the most reliable solution for tooth replacement.

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How to Care for Your Dentures

January 10, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 9:14 am
person caring for dentures

If you’ve lost multiple teeth or all your pearly whites, dentures could be the solution. They’re a popular choice for tooth replacement, typically lasting five to ten years. While they can provide a functional smile for years to come, proper care is essential for their longevity. Keep reading to explore four useful tips for keeping your dentures clean and well-maintained.

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Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers

November 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 8:33 pm

Close up of a veneer next to a woman’s toothIf you don’t like the way your teeth look, you can have a flawless smile with porcelain veneers. Although you have more options than ever before to revamp your pearly whites, veneers rank among the most popular aesthetic procedures year after year. If you’re searching for the perfect option to improve your teeth, here are a few great reasons you should consider investing in veneers.

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Endodontist VS Dentist for Root Canal Therapy

September 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 6:02 pm

Model of tooth treated with a root canalDid you know more than 15 million root canals are performed annually? That’s about 41,000 procedures per day! Most root canals are done by general dentists, but some situations can require more expertise. You may be referred to an endodontist. Less than 3% of dentists are endodontists. They undergo advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of tooth pain and root canal therapy. Here’s why you may be referred to a specialist.

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Some Helpful Ways to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 1:15 pm
A woman closing her eyes and scrunching her lips in a beach setting

It’s the peak of summer right now, so you’re likely enjoying what this season has to offer. Maybe you’ve been hanging out at the local beach or getting a tan by the pool. Still, you should also be careful of your lips at this time. These structures can get sunburned and develop oral cancer without the right protection. For that reason, your Norwood dentist would like to offer some crucial guidance. Here are four great ways to protect your lips from the sun this summer.

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What to Expect at an Oral Cancer Screening

April 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 6:45 pm
a dentist holding an oral cancer awareness ribbon

Did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? This annual observation aims to make early detection a priority so that long-term survival is possible for everyone. Fortunately, if you go to your dental checkup every six months as recommended, your dentist automatically does an oral cancer screening. Since it only takes a few moments, you may not even notice that it happened! Read on to learn what to expect from an oral cancer screening and common risk factors.

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How to Form Good Dental Hygiene Habits

March 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 4:46 pm
portrait of a family brushing

Dental hygiene is one of those things that everyone knows they need to be a little better about, but that it’s very easy to have fall through the cracks.

However, brushing and flossing every day is massively important to preventing some of the most common oral health problems, like tooth decay and gum disease. If you want to start taking your dental hygiene a little more seriously, here are a few things you can try to help you stick with a brushing habit.

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Is Drinking Through a Straw Better for Your Teeth?

February 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 10:18 pm
person drinking through a straw

What’s your favorite beverage? Drinks like coffee, tea, soda, and juice go well with your favorite meal or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. But what is the best way to drink your favorite beverages? When it comes to drinking beverages through a straw, is doing so better for your teeth than drinking them without one? Keep reading to learn if using a straw is good for your smile.

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5 Reasons to Have a Checkup Early in 2023

January 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 9:44 pm

Smiling man in dentist’s chairNow that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back into your usual routines, which means life can get pretty busy quickly. While you focus on your daily responsibilities and New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to keep a healthy smile at the top of your priority list. Although you have all year to schedule an appointment, here are 5 benefits of seeing your dentist for a cleaning and checkup sooner rather than later.

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