arghavan   shahidi, dmd
family & cosmetic dentistry
(978) 851-8888

 
 
Preventive Dentistry
 
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Dental Cleanings/Exams
Regular tooth cleaning by the dental hygienist  and dentist is recommended to remove tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult for a patient to reach on his own at home. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.
Most dental hygienists recommend having the teeth professionally cleaned at least every six months.   Routine examination of the teeth is recommended. This may include yearly, select dental X-rays.

Dental Sealant
Dental sealants are a dental treatment consisting of applying a plastic material to one or more teeth, for the purpose of preventing dental caries (cavities) or other forms of tooth decay.

Intake of Sugar
Sugars are commonly associated with dental cavities. Sucrose (table sugar) is most commonly associated with cavities. The amount of sugar consumed at any one time is less important than how often food and drinks that contain sugar are consumed. The more frequently sugars are consumed, the greater the time during which the tooth is exposed to low pH levels, at which point demineralization occurs.  Drinking sugared soft drinks throughout the day raises the risk of dental cavities tremendously.
 
 
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Care Credit
 
Advanced Technology

:: Digital X-Rays 
   (less radiation)
:: Porcelain Crowns
:: Tooth Colored Fillings

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Dr. Shahidi
 
1120 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
TEL (978) 851-8888
 
 
 
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Brushing and Flossing
Careful and frequent brushing with a toothbrush and flossing help to prevent build-up of plaque bacteria that change carbohydrate in our meals or snacks to acid which demineralises tooth eventually leading to tooth decay, Calculus, or tartar buildup on teeth usually opposite salivary ducts is due to calcium deposits in resident plaque. Frequent brushing helps prevent these deposits.
Almost all cavities occur where food is trapped between teeth and inside deep pits and fissures in grooves on chewing surfaces where the brush, toothpaste, mouthwash, saliva and chewing gum, cannot reach.
 
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