Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Pearl Dental Associates, we don’t want any Holbrook and Scituate residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures. A toothache can indicate a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately – but there are a few things you can do in the meantime for temporary relief from toothache pain. Read more ›
The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Holbrook dentist, Dr. Salem, on what a dry socket is, how to avoid it, and how to treat it if it happens to you. Read more ›
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities.
So which is true? Do the health benefits outweigh the negatives of fluoride in toothpaste and drinking water? At Pearl Dental Associates, we know that Holbrook folks care a great deal about their health, so we’ve put this article together to examine the facts and help you come to your own decision. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you might have, so feel free to contact us! Read more ›
We all have those nervous habits we turn to when we feel awkward, stressed, or just plain bored. If your choice vice is biting your nails, you need to know that it can cause a lot of distress on your oral health and overall health. Dr. Salem, Holbrook dentist shares why nail biting is so bad for you and how you can break the habit. Read more ›
There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile – veneers! Dr. Salem in Holbrook is an experienced and trusted provider of veneer treatments. Read more ›
When to Straighten Your Teeth
There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential need to straighten a patient’s teeth around 8-10 years of age. People of any age can have their teeth straightened-there is never a bad time-but there are certain times when it makes more sense.
Holbrook dentist, Dr. Salem is a local provider of professional orthodontics and teeth straightening treatments. Read below to learn tips for deciding if it’s time to straighten your teeth. Read more ›
Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Dr. Salem can offer Holbrook patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. At Holbrook Dental, we would like to educate you on the benefits of tooth-colored, composite fillings, so please let this article serve as your personal fillings fact sheet. Read more ›
At Holbrook Dental, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Dr. Salem knows there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that can be a barrier between you and the care you need. We aim to remove that barrier by filing paperwork for our Holbrook patients and providing the details necessary for you to make the best decisions possible for your oral and overall health. If you have further questions, we’re just a phone call away! Read more ›
Did you know that certain times of day might be better for brushing than others? While it’s always recommended to brush your teeth twice per day, and floss once per day, your timing is also important.
If you love your pearly whites and want to keep them around as long as possible (because face it, life would be pretty difficult without your teeth), read more to improve your tooth brushing game. Read more ›
If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Holbrook children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Holbrook Dental, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some information on how Dr. Salem can help protect your kids from tooth decay. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please give us a call. Read more ›