Generations Dental Care Blog

Healthy Gums and Happy Smiles

August 14, 2017

woman receives dental cleaning for healthy gumsPeriodontal (gum) disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for US adults. Some studies indicate that this prevalent oral health condition effects as much as 80% of the adult population over the age of 35. Unfortunately, many cases of gum disease go undiagnosed and untreated for years. This can lead to negative effects such as bleeding gums, receding gum line, teeth that shift out of alignment, and chronic bad breath. At Generations Dental Care, we partner with patients to prevent these adverse oral health effects, ensuring healthy gums and teeth. When we aren’t able to stop gum disease before it begins, we provide a wide variety of periodontal therapies to put the smiles back on our patients’ faces. If you’d like to find out more about periodontal disease and the treatments available for our patients, please call our friendly team to schedule an appointment today.

A Great Cosmetic Option: Invisalign in Concord

August 7, 2016

Invisalign aligners in Concord provide a faster, easier, and more discreet path to straight, healthy smiles. Learn about them from Generations Dental Care.

Are you too ashamed to smile? Gaps, crowding, overbite–these defects spoil your looks and self-image. Older teens and adults can correct their smile aesthetics with Invisalign clear aligners from Generations Dental Care in Concord. (more…)

Concord general dentists stress regular check-ups

May 24, 2016

Prevention and treatment undergird Concord general dentistry. Read about regular check-ups and other services at Generations Dental Care.

General dentistry is far from ordinary at Generations Dental Care. Drs. Binder, Stetsyuk, Binder and Moriarity and their team of specialists prevent, diagnose and treat oral health issues of all kinds. They restore marred teeth and gums to full health, function and appearance. Your Concord general dentists emphasize semi-annual oral examinations and professional cleanings as great adjuncts to at-home brushing and flossing. (more…)

Protect Your Long Term Health with Routine Oral Cancer Screenings in Concord, NH

December 24, 2014

179318324Has it been more than six months since your last dental visit? If it has, and you’re over 40, you could be putting more than just your dental health at risk. You could be skipping out on the oral cancer screening that could one day save your life. Oral cancer is a deadly form of the disease, but it can often be spotted in its earliest stages during a routine dental examination. If oral cancer is caught early, the chances of a positive treatment outcome are dramatically increased.  Unfortunately, many patients have wait too long to see a dentist, jeopardizing their ability to fight the disease. Don’t take chances with your good health; make an oral cancer screening appointment with Generations Dental Care today. Generations Dental Care can help you protect your long term oral and overall health. The experienced dentists of Generations Dental Care proudly serve patients of all ages daily throughout Concord, NH, Manchester, Epsom, Loudon, Canterbury, Hooksett, Bow, Pembroke, Boscawen, Penacook, Hopkinton, and surrounding communities.

Who Needs Regular Oral Cancer Screenings?

The risk for developing oral cancer is higher for men, but increases for both men and women with age. However, research shows that oral cancer is becoming more common among younger patients and women. Behavioral risk factors include:

  • Tobacco Use: The majority of oral cancer cases are a direct result of smoking and tobacco use.
  • Alcohol Use: Drinking alcohol in excess is another major risk factor for oral cancer. While an occasional glass of wine is safe, drinking an entire bottle in a single evening would put you at higher risk.
  • HPV: Many experts believe the Human papillomavirus (HPV) will soon overtake tobacco use as the number one cause of oral cancer.
  • Poor Nutrition: Up to half of all oral cancer cases can be due in part to poor nutrition.  A diet rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants will keep your body fit and help reduce the risk of developing oral cancer.

What Are the Warning Signs of Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer can become evident in many places including: the lips, tongue, gums, cheek, and throat. It’s critically important to make an immediate appointment for an oral cancer screening if you experience any of the following:

  • Mouth ulcers which do not heal after a few weeks
  • Red or white spots or bleeding anywhere in the mouth
  • Lumps or swellings in the mouth, head, or neck area
  • Persistent sore throat or earaches
  • Sudden unexplained weightloss

Concord Oral Cancer Screenings

While it’s always important to visit a dentist regularly to maintain healthy teeth and gums, it could also be a vital step in protecting your long term health from serious conditions like oral cancer. Make your appointment for an oral cancer screening with Generations Dental Care today. Generations Dental Care is a trusted Concord family dentistry. Generations Dental Care supports the health of patients daily throughout Concord, NH, Manchester, Epsom, Loudon, Canterbury, Hooksett, Bow, Pembroke, Boscawen, Penacook, Hopkinton, and nearby areas.

Protecting Your Child’s Teeth with Custom Mouthguards

September 10, 2014

144320704If your children are participating in a sport this fall, you should consider getting them fitted for a custom mouthguard. Custom mouthguards are comfortable dental appliances that protect the teeth, gums and jaw from injury if you are hit in the head or mouth. Whether your child plays sports recreationally or competitively, there is always a risk of dental injury. Protect your child’s teeth by making an appointment with Generations Dental Care today. The experienced and caring dentists at Generations Dental Care will work with you to find the perfect mouthguard solution for your family. Generations Dental Care proudly serves families from Concord, NH, Manchester, Epsom, Loudon, Canterbury, Hooksett, Bow, Pembroke, Boscawen, Penacook, Hopkinton and surrounding communities.

Types of Mouthguards

There are three basic types of mouthguards. You may have already purchased a standard stock mouthguard. These are the least effective for preventing injuries because they are not fitted for the unique shape and size of the wearer’s bite. This can cause the wearer to clench down with the front teeth to hold the device in place.  This leaves the back teeth unprotected. The next type of mouthguard is the “boil and bite” variety. While slightly more customizable than the stock mouthguards, they essentially pose the same problem. The best choice is to visit the dentist to get a mouthguard custom fitted.  A custom fitted mouthguard will ensure that the entire mouth is protected and that the mouthguard fits comfortably. This is essential for children who wear braces or need other types of dental appliances.

Get a Custom Mouthguard in Concord, NH

Studies show that you are sixty times more likely to sustain an oral injury if you don’t wear a mouthguard while participating in athletic activity. By getting a custom mouthguard now, you could save thousands of dollars in dental bills from dental injuries resulting from the lack of protection of ill fitting mouthguards.  In addition to protecting the teeth, custom mouthguards can also help to protect the head in case of concussions or neck injuries. Make an appointment with the family dentists at Generations Dental Care today to get your child custom fitted for a mouthguard. Generations Dental Care is conveniently located in Concord, NH and serving patients in Manchester, Epsom, Loudon, Canterbury, Hooksett, Bow, Pembroke, Boscawen, Penacook, Hopkinton and surrounding areas.

Dental Care for the Whole Family

December 30, 2013

general and family dentistryEveryone in your family needs to see a dentist on a regular basis. After all, we first become vulnerable to common oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease as children, when we develop our baby teeth. From that moment on, keeping teeth clean with regular brushing and flossing, plus checkups and dental cleanings, becomes very important.

But who can you trust to deliver the regular general and family dental care your whole family needs? Look no further than Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH. At Generations Dental Care, our doctors strive to meet the comprehensive needs of entire families on a daily basis.

What exactly does general and family dentistry entail?

First and foremost, it means an oral exam and a professional cleaning. Conditions like gum disease and tooth decay can develop without any obvious signs. With regular visits, our Concord dental team can look for signs of the most common oral health problems and offer care to help treat them if anything is found. Regular visits also give our dental team an opportunity to offer dental care tips.

But general and family dentistry is just the beginning of what Generations Dental Care offers. A broad range of services includes:

To learn more about any of these services, explore our website. And to schedule an appointment with us, just give us a call. We’re happy to offer exceptional dental care to families from Concord, Penacook, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Pembroke, Manchester, Hooksett, Boscawen, Epsom, Hopkinton, and Loudon.

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