FAQs

Q) My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

A) Bleeding gums should definitely be investigated for underlying problems. When gums bleed, the cause could be that you’re brushing too hard, but it could also be early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush and pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to stop the disease and return your gums to good health. We also provide periodontal therapy in our Bradford dental office to help restore gum health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, and it has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now. We want to help you maintain teeth and gum health for life!

Q) My smile is missing teeth. What do you suggest I do?

A) You'll need to first schedule a consultation with us. We can assess your oral health and discuss options for replacement teeth. In general, you can choose from crown and bridgework, partial or full dentures, or dental implants. As the most natural prosthetic to natural tooth structure, a dental implant offers the most long-lasting, comfortable, natural-looking choice.

Q) What is an implant and how long do they last?

A) Implant restorations are a safe alternative to bridges, partials, or full dentures. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth because of a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. Once the implants are secured, Associates in Dental Health will attach a handcrafted, permanent crown to each post. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile. The life of the implant depends on your age, oral status, and personal hygiene. With proper maintenance, they last most people a lifetime.

Q) How can I improve my smile?

A) That sounds like an easy question to answer, but it isn't! Your smile is unique, and we won't compromise your individuality with smile enhancements. Smile design dentistry done right requires an initial consultation during which we will discuss your goals, preferences, and options for care. Generally speaking, we may suggest porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, all-white restorations, and/or replacement teeth . After your comprehensive evaluation and consultation, we'll present a smile makeover plan for your new smile.

Q) Will you care for my entire family?

A) Absolutely. We enjoy creating gorgeous, healthy smiles for patients of any age. If we find that your child – or you, for that matter – would benefit from seeing a specialist, we'll refer to a trusted colleague. As a general dentist office, our preventive, restorative, prosthetic, and cosmetic dental services include treatments suitable for patients of all ages.

Associates in Dental Health provides care for the entire family, bringing together children’s dentistry, general family dentistry, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry together in our Bradford dental office. Families come from Haverhill, North Andover, Groveland, and Salem, New Hampshire just to see us and become part of our dental care family. Want to join us as well? Contact us today.

10 Doane Street, Bradford, MA 01835 USA
Sharon Moughan, DDS Bradford MA dentist (978) 372-6800