January 21, 2021
If you’re like many adults, you need coffee to jumpstart your day. Whether you brew a fresh cup of java at home or head to the closest Starbucks, the National Coffee Association reports 54% of Americans over the age of 18 begin their day the same way. Besides giving you a boost of energy, it also provides many health benefits, like a decreased risk of cancer, stroke, and diabetes; however, your dentist has a few concerns about frequently drinking coffee. Believe it or not, it can harm your teeth. If you can’t skip your cup of Joe in the morning, here’s what you need to know to keep your smile healthy.
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.
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.