Posts Tagged: brighton family dentist

Preventive Dentistry: Cheaper in the Long Run

If you consider dental health an “extra,” think again. Although Massachusetts citizens ranked as having some of the healthiest mouths in the United States, studies show a decrease across the country in trips to the dentist. Job loss and the threat of unemployment, in addition to high insurance costs, contribute to a list of reasons… Read more »

A Few Facts About Fluoride

Dental fluoride is a routine part of most dental cleanings and exams at many dental offices. For some time, however, the use of fluoride has been a debate among dental and health professionals.

The question remains: Is fluoride good for you and your teeth, or not?

Well, the answer is yes. Fluoride contains a protective component for your teeth, but it can be harmful in certain circumstances, as well.

Three Misconceptions about Dental Implants

As technology advances, the web becomes our go-to forum for information.  However, you can’t always believe what you read. This holds true with dental implants. I’m Dr. Villani of Brighton Family Dental Group, and I would like to share with you three misconceptions — and truths — about dental implants. Misconception: Dental implant surgery has… Read more »

Dedicate Yourself to Great Dental Health in 2011

With the new year upon us, New Year’s resolutions are on everyone’s minds. Unfortunately, it is more common for people to forget about their resolutions before the end of January, rather thank keep them for the entire year. I am Dr. Thomas Villani of Brighton Family Dental Group, and I have a challenge for you.

Be the exception to the New Year’s resolution trend. Set a goal and stick to it. It won’t be as hard as you think because my team and I are here to help.

I want to help you dedicate yourself to your dental health in 2011. This means different things for different people. If you can’t remember the last time you had a dental exam, it’s time to come in. I like to see my patients for a check-up every six months to make sure that everything is healthy and working properly. In addition to a dental cleaning, I will check for gum disease and scan for oral cancer at this check-up.

The Bad Breath Battle

Did you know that most people don’t even know if they have bad breath? Do you know for sure?

Dentists and doctors call bad breath halitosis. In most cases, the offensive smell comes from bacterial waste products. That’s right! In your mouth live over 600 types of bacteria, some good and some bad. Some of the bacteria produce sulfur compounds that are, to be frank, very stinky!

The Three Types of Dental Crowns

If you need a crown, your tooth has sustained damage that can’t be repaired with a filling. You might have a deep cavity, crack, or chip. Your tooth could be worn down, which will, over time, negatively alter your bite. Or, you may need a crown following a root canal. Depending upon the amount of tooth structure that needs restoration, Dr. Villani may recommend a full crown or a ¾ crown, which we call inlays or onlays.

A Root Canal can Salvage an Infected Tooth

We have all heard about the dreaded root canal. It’s true: root canals have a bad reputation. I am Dr. Thomas Villani and I am here to tell you that root canals aren’t as bad as they sound. My associate at Brighton Family Dental Group, Dr. Richard Kondrat, and I happy to answer questions to put your mind at rest before and during your root canal procedure.

Get a Straight, Beautiful Smile without a Mouth Full of Metal

For many people, having a mouth full of metal is the way they remember their teenage years. Even if you wore braces when you were younger, it is likely that your teeth have shifted. No matter what your dental history is, if you look in the mirror and see crooked, widely spaced, or overlapping teeth, I, Dr. Thomas Villani, have a solution you will love.

For most adults, especially those in the professional world, wearing metal braces simply isn’t practical. Here at Brighton Family Dental Group, we are proud to offer you another option. Invisalign is a clear, removable aligner that allows you to get the result of traditional braces while maintaining a mature, natural appearance.

Your mouth and body are connected. Let us tell you how!

Here at Brighton Family Dental Group, we are dedicated to keeping your mouth healthy, but this is actually more important than you may have thought. A number of recent studies have proven that a direct correlation between oral health and overall health exists. My team and I want to educate you and your family on how good oral health paves the way for a long, healthy life.