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Posts for: November, 2014

By Nashua Smile Makers
November 21, 2014
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: social media  

Nashua Smile Makers take pride in serving New Hampshire's dentistry needs, which is why we love keeping you informed about advancements in cosmetic dentistry and sharing the stories of people whose lives have been improved because of it.

For someone looking to enhance his or her smile, the amount of information out there on cosmetic dentistry can seem overwhelming or confusing. It doesn't have to be that way. Whether you're looking for how to improve your dental hygiene, tips for a whiter smile, options for repairing damaged teeth or what to avoid in order to protect your teeth from damage, you shouldn't have to spend a lot of time searching for an expert's opinion.

We're constantly writing and sharing information about cosmetic dentistry, so you can easily find the information you're looking for. We do our best to answer questions you have about things like tooth decay, dental veneers, jaw pain and mouth health, and you can find our updates on our website, as well as on our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

You can never know too much about how to properly care for your teeth, and we want to make it easy for you to access this information. You don't have to do much: Keep up with us on Twitter and Facebook, and you'll learn plenty about how to enhance your smile.

We want to hear from you, too. What would you like to learn about dental health? Is there a dental procedure you're interested in knowing more about? Tell us what you'd like to read, because we want to share it. More than anything, we're happy to have a conversation with you about the power of cosmetic dentistry, how it can benefit your life and ways you can find the perfect solutions to your dental needs.

Take a look at @SGuerrieroDMD on Twitter and Nashua Smile Makers on Facebook. We're dedicated to serving Nashua's dentistry needs, and that means connecting with you on your favorite networks. Are you interested in learning more about how dental work can make you happier? Join the social conversation and tell us what you'd like to know.


Prior to his first appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show, interior designer Nate Berkus knew immediately that he was not there to pick sofa colors and paint chips. Instead, he was there to lift people up through the way they live. And boy, did he do just that. Over the next eight years, Berkus completed 127 makeovers and became one of America's most beloved go-to guys for inspiration on the latest design trends.

During a recent interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Nate discussed his career as well as his oral healthcare. He credits his dazzling all-natural smile — no cosmetic dentistry here — to the treatments he received as a child from his dentist. “I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child.” He then added that, “healthy habits should start at a young age.” Nate is still in the habit of brushing his teeth two or three times a day. As for flossing his teeth, he credits his dentist with the advice he still follows: “Floss the ones you want to keep.”

Many parents and caregivers may not be aware of the important role fluoride treatments play in protecting children's teeth. Fluoride has the unique ability to strengthen tooth enamel, the hardest substance found in nature. Depending on where you live, you may have fluoridated tap water. You may also have fluoride in your toothpaste, depending on the brand you use. Both of these are beneficial, but sometimes we recommend additional fluoride treatments based on the specific needs of your children. Why? The concentrations of the topical fluorides we typically apply are much higher than what is found in toothpastes, and we apply them for a longer period of time. For example, we often apply them for four minutes per treatment session.

To learn more about fluoride treatments, contact us today to schedule an appointment so that we can conduct a thorough examination, discuss any questions you have as well as what treatment options will be best for you or your child. Or to learn more about fluoride treatments now, you can continue reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Topical Fluoride.” And to read the entire interview with Nate Berkus, please see the Dear Doctor magazine article “Nate Berkus.”

By Nashua Smile Makers
November 03, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crown  

Modern restorations for severely damaged or missing teeth are truly remarkable. Although the type of restoration may differ — dental implant, bridge, or veneer — the end result is a life-like facsimile that matches the shape and color of your natural teeth.

To achieve this result, though, the new crown or veneer requires fabrication in a dental laboratory, a meticulous process that may take a few weeks. In the interim, we often install temporary crowns. These help in a number of ways: because we’ve prepared the teeth for final restoration by removing some of the tooth structure, the temporary crown protects and stabilizes the teeth, reduces sensitivity and helps maintain gum health. Temporary crowns also enable the patient to present a more natural smile while waiting for the permanent restoration.

Temporary crowns are typically manufactured to fit a wide range of patients, similar to an “off-the-rack” suit from a clothing store. In recent years, though, customized “tailored” temporary crowns designed specifically for an individual patient have grown in popularity among dental professionals as well as patients.

In creating a customized temporary crown, we first perform a smile analysis similar to one used for a permanent restoration. After a careful assessment of your mouth, we would then make recommendations about the elements to include in the temporary crown, including shape and color. We would also factor in your desires and concerns into the final design. Working together with the dental laboratory, we would then have the temporary crowns produced and ready to apply as soon as we complete the preparatory work.

Customized temporary crowns also serve another important purpose as a kind of “dress rehearsal” for the permanent restoration. This gives you an opportunity to “try out” the smile you’ll have with the permanent restoration in your daily life. We can then use your experience to make adjustments to the permanent crowns before final production.

While customized temporary crowns involve more effort and expense than the traditional, the benefits are worth the added cost, especially if you’re involved with an extensive “smile makeover” procedure. Not only will you look better while your permanent restoration is under construction, your temporary look will give you added confidence that your future smile is right for you.

If you would like more information on temporary and permanent dental restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Concepts of Temporary Restorations.”