Belchertown Dental FAQs

How often should I come to Valley Dentists of Belchertown for a checkup and cleaning?

To enjoy optimal oral health, you should see Dr. Medaugh at least twice a year for cleanings and exams. Through frequent visits we can provide you with preventive care that helps you preserve your wellbeing and your smile. We can also recommend additional care at your appointment if an exam reveals that you need it.

My gums bleed when I brush. Does that mean I have gum disease?

It might. Bleeding is among the symptoms of gum disease, along with frequent bad breathe, a receding gum line, and even loose teeth. To help patients, we offer scaling and root planing, a periodontal service to help patients with gum disease enjoy better oral health and wellbeing again. We may also recommend other services or techniques to help you manager your health.

What Is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a cosmetic braces system that moves teeth into their ideal position without the need for braces with brackets or wires. It’s ideal for patients who only need to make minor changes to their smile. If you want to know if Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Medaugh would be happy to assess your needs and answer your questions.

Do you offer teeth whitening?

Yes, we do. Specifically we offer an at-home whitening option, so you can brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home. At-home whitening is convenient, and for patients with sensitive teeth, it may be a better option than in-office whitening.

Are dental implants right for me?

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. This versatile service can support a single crown, a bridge, a partial, or a full denture. If you’re jawbone is strong enough for the implant surgery, Dr. Medaugh will talk to you about moving forward with the implant procedure. If you’re not a good candidate, we will be happy to help you explore other options.