Dental Blog by West Newton Dental Associates

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We understand that when it comes to costly dental services many patients need affordable and convenient options. However, in any medical treatment, safety should also be a top priority. Orthodontics is so specialized that not every dentist performs this service. When the practice of orthodontics is not performed by every dentist, so as a patient why would you try to manage your own care at home? Unfortunately, one of the newest trends in dental care is do-it-yourself orthodontics. These mail order kits claim cost savings and convenience – but many patients don’t realize how ... Read More
The repair of tooth decay is one of the most common reasons that patients visit their dentist’s office. Luckily, patients now have beautiful options for filling their cavities – long gone are the days of metal fillings. Composite fillings offer a discreet and affordable option for maintaining a seamless appearance to your damaged tooth. In the past, the only option for filling tooth decay was with a silver-colored metal filling. These fillings not only looked unnatural but they could also damage your teeth over time by discoloring your teeth or causing further damage.... Read More
Dental cleanings are one of the most important ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. While it is very important to clean your teeth at home every day, brushing daily does not take the place of professional services. If you have not received a dental examination or cleaning in some time, you can rest assured that our staff is highly trained and will keep you relaxed during the entire visit. It recommended that you receive professional cleanings twice a year, as well as any restorative or other follow up care recommended by your dentist.... Read More
Choosing the right dental professional to care for your family is an important decision. It is important to find a dentist that has a experience as well as the training to give you your best smile ever. Dr. Neil Esptein specializes in preventative dental care as well as the treatment of decay and periodontal (gum) disease. He is experienced and highly skilled in bone and soft tissue regeneration and can replace your missing teeth with strong and beautiful dental implants. Dr. Epstein’s experience and skill is sure to put your mind at ease ... Read More
For patients that have lost one or several teeth due to trauma, decay or gum disease – you may feel that your options for restoration are limited. Many patients fear that having a tooth pulled will cause them to lose function or diminish the appearance of their smile. However, with dental implants, the only damage is done when tooth loss is not repaired. Unlike bridges, partials or dentures – dental implants are fixed, permanent tooth replacement devices. There are two components of a dental implant: a titanium post that mimics your tooth root, and a ... Read More
If you are wearing a new pair of dentures, there are many changes you’re growing accustomed to. Not only do you have to learn how to eat, smile and speak with dentures, but you also have to figure out how to keep your new investment clean and fresh. We at West Newton Dental understand that you have put a lot of money into your new smile and we want to make sure that you are doing all that you can to maintain the beauty of your dentures. Be sure to use a gentle but effective ... Read More
Chipping a tooth is one of the easiest dental injuries to occur. Patients chip their teeth on all sorts of structures, during all kinds of falls and activities. No matter how you’ve chipped your tooth, we always recommend that you repair the damage. Depending on how large the chip and where it is located – we may recommend a variety of solutions for repairing your smile. For example, a chipped front tooth is often in need of repair for cosmetic reasons but also because it can lead to damage to your lips and ... Read More