Dr. Joseph Sheehan, Pearly Thoughts

 

Pearly Thoughts

The latest news and dental information from Dr Sheehan and his staff.

Get A Straight, Beautiful Smile With lnvisalign

This time next year your smile could be everything you want it to be – your crooked teeth could be straight and the gaps in your smile closed. That’s because
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Preparing your little ones for the Tooth Fairy

Every child is different when it comes to losing those first baby teeth. Most start losing teeth around the age of 6 or about the time they head off to
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Dental Sealants Protect Children’s Teeth

The use of dental sealants on children’s teeth helps protect tooth enamel and protects teeth from future decay. Sealants, which are placed on a child’s 6-YEAR molars once they have completely appeared,
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The Advantage of Digital X-rays

There are many benefits to digital x-rays, starting with the patient’s exposure to significantly lower levels of radiation. The ability of both the doctor and the patient to view these
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Reducing Tooth Sensitivity

Over 30% of Americans experience tooth sensitivity when eating or drinking certain foods. More often than not the cause is exposed tooth dentin. Found under a tooth’s enamel, dentin transmits
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VELscope Assessment System

Dr. Sheehan and our hygienists are using the VELscope oral assessment system, which allows us to identify cancerous or precancerous growths that may not be apparent to the naked eye.
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Mouth Guards Help Prevent Injuries

Now that the fall athletic calendar is in full swing it’s a good time to talk about mouth guards. While they may not be the most attractive athletic gear, they
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To Floss or Not To Floss?

I’m sure everyone has now heard the recent controversy about flossing and I’m glad that I have a great opportunity to talk about it! This is how I look at
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The Best Home Remedy For Bad Breath

Did you know that an estimated 25% of us lie to our dentist about flossing our teeth every day? Many people rank doing their taxes higher on their scale of
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What’s The Truth About Dental X-Rays And Cancer

There is a great deal of misinformation and confusion out there relative to dental x-rays and cancer! The truth is dental x-rays provide a very low dose of radiation compared
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