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Canal Side Family Dental Blog

4 Ways Vaping Can Harm Your Oral Health

August 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 5:24 pm
Close-up of man using e-cigarette

In recent times, the use of e-cigarettes (also called vaping) has seen a boom in popularity. Many people believe that it is better than normal smoking, so it is okay for them to indulge. However, that is not true. Vaping is risky for your overall wellness, and it can harm your oral health! This blog post delves into four ways in which this habit could adversely affect your smile.


5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile During Summer Vacation

June 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 3:29 pm
Happy young couple taking selfie on airplane

Summer is vacation season! Whether you plan to relax on the beach, hike in the mountains, or go on an exotic adventure abroad, you should pause for a moment to think about your oral health before you take off. Use these five tips for maintaining a healthy smile during summer vacation:


Do Tooth Extractions Cure Gum Disease?

May 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 6:17 pm
Gloved hand holding extracted tooth in forceps

Gum disease is an oral health condition that can have serious consequences. For example, it can affect your ability to eat easily and smile confidently. It could even cause your teeth to become loose. If you have been struggling with this issue for a while, you might be thinking about getting your teeth removed. But do tooth extractions really cure gum disease, or is there another reason why dentists often recommend them as part of a gum disease treatment plan? Read on to find out.


Can You Need a Root Canal Even if You Are Not in Pain?

February 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 2:53 pm
Woman in blue shirt with curious expression on her face

You may strive to take excellent care of your teeth. Therefore, if your mouth feels normal when you visit your dentist for a routine checkup, you may expect nothing but good news. It may come as a shock when you learn that you need root canal therapy! Can you need a root canal even if you are not in pain? This blog post explains some signs that treatment is necessary. It also touches on why a root canal can be needed even when no obvious symptoms are present.


Looking for Ways to Save Money? Visit Your Dentist!

October 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 10:26 am
Happy patient at appointment to use her dental insurance in Buzzards Bay

During these times of economic instability, many people are looking for ways to cut back on their spending. Some are even considering skipping dental visits or dropping their dental insurance in Buzzards Bay. But doing so would be unwise. In fact, keeping up with oral healthcare can actually help you save money in the long run. This blog post delves into a few of the ways in which taking care of your smile can help you keep your budget on track.


Why Does My Jaw Hurt on Only One Side?

August 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 3:09 pm
Woman visiting medical professional for jaw pain on one side

If you are experiencing jaw pain on one side in Buzzards Bay, you may be alarmed. Fortunately, this problem usually does not indicate any life-threatening medical condition. However, it can point to the need to seek emergency dental care. This blog post discusses some common reasons for jaw pain that occurs on only one side.


Understanding the Importance of Temporary Veneers

June 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 3:08 pm
Woman’s beautiful smile after temporary veneers in Buzzards Bay

Are you considering veneers as a way to hide your smile’s aesthetic imperfections and achieve the look you have always wanted? Certainly, they are a wonderful cosmetic option that can provide you with a decade or longer of gorgeous results. Before you begin to enjoy their long-term benefits, though, you will need to wear temporary veneers for a while. This blog post discusses why temporary veneers are an essential part of the treatment process.


Brighten Your Smile This Summer with FREE Teeth Whitening

May 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 12:17 am
Woman with bright smile after using free teeth whitening kit

Nearly everyone wants a brighter smile. Unfortunately, however, over-the-counter teeth whitening products are often moderately effective at best, and professional bleaching services cost hundreds of dollars — most of the time. Right now, though, you can join our practice as a new patient and get a FREE teeth whitening kit. Read on below to learn more about this special, limited-time offer.


Can Invisalign Correct TMJ Disorder?

August 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 2:34 pm
Happy young woman in process of fixing TMJ with Invisalign

TMJ disorder, often called TMD or even just TMJ, is a complex condition that affects the jaw joint. It can cause a whole slew of symptoms, including painful chewing, headaches, neckaches, temporary hearing loss, and more. If you are struggling with this condition, you may wonder what your treatment options are. Well, the best treatment varies from case to case. However, in some instances, fixing TMJ with Invisalign is possible. This blog post discusses how clear aligners may be able to relieve your pain and improve your jaw health.


Should You Sleep with Your Pet if You Have Sleep Apnea?

May 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 6:13 pm
Cuddling with dog, wondering about pets and sleep apnea

A survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association found that roughly one-third of homes in the U.S. have a dog, while about one-quarter have a cat. There is no doubt that, as a culture, we place a high value on our furry companions! Many people even invite their pet into their bedroom at night, and it is common for them to share the same bed. If you choose to sleep with your four-legged friend, you should be aware of how their presence might be affecting the quality and quantity of your rest. In this article, we will discuss some advantages of sleeping with your pet, as well as the possible negative relationship between pets and sleep apnea.

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