Valley Dentists of Belchertown Blog
April 14, 2018
How did you pick your last dentist? Many patients answer this question by saying it was the one closest to their home or office or the office that took their dental insurance. Unfortunately, what we hear from a lot of these patients is that they weren’t necessarily happy with this dental office, but they didn’t really think that any other office would be better. Studies show that patients are more likely to keep up with their regular dental office visits when they have a good relationship with their dentist. Taking some extra time to find the right practice may dramatically increase your chances for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
March 14, 2018
When you last visited your dentist, did you keep to yourself and just try to muster through your appointment? That should never be the case! You’re missing out on many opportunities to improve your oral health when you hold back asking your dental team questions—especially when it comes to your dental hygienist.
The next time that you decide to visit your dentist in Belchertown, be sure to ask either your dentist or your hygienist these 3 questions to optimize your dental health.
January 27, 2018
You’ve faced the fact that your tooth is failing. It has become painful to eat and embarrassing to talk or smile. However, you are not sure that the time and cost of replacing your tooth is really worth it. Couldn’t you function without it? Your dentist in Brampton explains why living without a tooth is not ideal.
December 8, 2017
Every tooth in your mouth has an important role for promoting your oral health and functions, like your ability to chew and speak. Not to mention, the appearance of your smile is vital to your self-esteem and how others from their first opinion about you. Unfortunately, the American College of Prosthodontics estimates that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you are among those suffering from tooth loss, you need an effective solution to fill the empty space. Your dentist near Amherst can help you regain a complete smile with a predictable and reliable solution. With dental implants, you will benefit from the next best thing compared to your natural teeth.
November 11, 2017
One of the best gifts you can give yourself this holiday season is a new, bright smile. If you’ve felt less than proud of what your teeth have to offer, consider meeting with your cosmetic dentist in Belchertown. Your dentist is here to explain how a simple gift of teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or another cosmetic treatment can help you feel great about yourself for the whole new year!
October 31, 2017
These days, there’s just no reason to live with a smile you don’t absolutely love. Cosmetic dentistry near Amherst is within most people’s reach — and it can transform your teeth in just the right ways to help you feel totally confident in your smile.
September 2, 2017
In modern life, everyone is at least a little bit stressed all the time, and this can manifest itself in many different ways. For some people, this low hum of anxiety is very manageable and reveals itself through constant foot-tapping or perpetually chewed nails. For others, it’s their teeth that bear the brunt of it. In fact, for many, their stress can affect their teeth so much that they actually end up needing a root canal. How so? Today, we discuss how stress can affect your smile and what you can do about it. (more…)
August 15, 2017
When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing you feel? If it’s pain in your jaw and mouth, you might be suffering from a condition called bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding. This can severely damage your teeth and even injure your sensitive jaw joint, known as the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Today, we’re going to discuss the signs and symptoms that you may have bruxism, and what you can do to get treatment. (more…)
June 13, 2017
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”—Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou, an American poet and civil rights activist stated that quote. Her inspiring outlook on life reflects the same ideals Valley Dentists of Belchertown holds. We have been a part of the Belchertown community—just a few miles away from Amherst—and love giving back to our wonderful citizens by keeping our patient’s teeth and gums healthy. Before choosing a dentist in Amherst that’s right around the corner for you for convenience, remember that as one of our patients you will be listened to, understood, respected, and cared for with the highest quality of dental care in the area! We keep you and your loved one’s dental health goals in mind and keep your well-being as our top priority.
April 11, 2017
Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime with the proper care. Unfortunately, tooth decay, gum disease, or injury to the mouth can lead to tooth loss. No matter the cause, you need an effective form of tooth replacement to restore your oral health and functions. Among the most convenient options to replace missing teeth involve dentures or partial dentures. Depending on your severity of tooth loss, you may be a candidate. As your dentist in Belchertown, Dr. Medaugh offers the solutions you need to replace missing teeth.