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.
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October 11, 2016
Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner, which means the New Year can’t be far behind. What does this mean in terms of your smile? If you have dental insurance, it can mean that you need to pull out the calendar and schedule checkups and other covered dental services for your family. To help you get the most out of your dental insurance coverage, Belchertown dentist Dr. Medaugh has a few tips for you to follow.
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March 23, 2016
Want to live a long and healthy life? You’ll have a better chance of doing just that if you brush and floss your teeth everyday. Of course you know that daily oral hygiene at home and regularly scheduled checkups are a must for a bright and fresh smile. But did you know that you’re also doing your overall health a big favor when you brush and floss? Why? Because there is a proven connection between the health of your mouth—specifically your gums—and the health of your body. Gum disease and the accompanying inflammation are the culprits. To reverse the effects of this bacterial infection, Dr. Medaugh and his team at Valley Dentists of Belchertown provide gum disease treatment, so your mouth and your body have a healthy prognosis.
February 28, 2016
You do it every day and you’ve been doing it for years. So how could you be doing anything wrong? Well, it’s not that you’re brushing and flossing your teeth incorrectly, but you may not be doing so as well as possible. Dr. Medaugh and the rest of us at Valley Dentists of Belchertown are committed to helping you enjoy optimal oral health. For this reason, our Belchertown dental office would like to offer you some tips on the best techniques for brushing and flossing so you can keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
January 27, 2016
So if you only have to see your doctor once a year for a checkup, then why does your dentist want to see you twice a year? Well, your mouth is a busy place with millions of bacteria, some good and some bad. Harmful bacteria can cause a slew of troubles in a short amount of time. Therefore, in order to prevent problems, you should see Dr. Medaugh and his team at Valley Dentists of Belchertown regularly—and by regularly we mean at least every six months—so we can professionally clean your teeth and monitor your overall oral health.