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.
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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…)

We Provide High-Quality Root Canals From the Experts

September 3, 2015

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A root canal can bring comfort back to your mouth.A toothache is something that sometimes can’t wait. Depending on a patient’s pain threshold, time is of the essence. Toothaches can vary in pain level with more severe pain being felt with teeth that have become overrun with disease. The main culprit? Cavities. A majority of people will go through life having at least one cavity, though there may be others that deal with multiple cavities. A cavity should be taken care of immediately for many reasons, but mostly because it helps keep the disease from spreading and resulting in an infection.

Our root canal service in Concord, NH is gentle and will aim to try and save a problematic tooth. Our team of dentists combined with an expert dental staff help form one of the most experienced dental practices in the area. If a cavity has deeply embedded itself into one of your teeth resulting in mild-to-severe pain, it’s time to get it taken care of. Root canals can help bring harmony and comfort back to your mouth, not to mention restore your oral health back to normal. We have the dentists Concord residents can trust.
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Enjoy Concord, NH Cosmetic Dentistry Service

June 26, 2015

158554263Our cosmetic dentists and specialists can provide you with the aesthetic dental results you’re looking for at an affordable price. First-rate care and our understanding of your needs are important to getting you the smile you have always wanted. Drs. Christopher Binder, Michael Hochberg, Victor Stetsyuk, and Albert Binder will make every possible attempt to accommodate your schedule, concerns and financial needs as we work with you to transform your smile. Our cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry services are the best in Concord, NH.

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Relieve Painful Symptoms with TMJ Therapy in Concord, NH

March 10, 2015

167121308We know what you’re thinking… thank goodness for my temporomandibular joints. Where would I be without them? No, you’re not thinking that? Well then, perhaps now you’re wonder what are and where are my temporomandibular joints. These joints are positioned on either side of your face just in front of your ears. They allow you to open your mouth so you can speak, eat, yawn and laugh. Unfortunately but like other bodily joints, your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, can malfunction. Fortunately, however, there is TMJ therapy from Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, to help relieve what can often be painful symptoms.

When your TMJs malfunction, the condition is called TMJ disorder or dysfunction. Although symptoms can vary from patient to patient, the most common is pain in the jaw joint. Other symptoms include:

  • A clicking or popping sound when you open or close your mouth
  • The feeling of an earache in the absence of infection
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Swelling on the side of your face
  • Headaches or pain around the ears, neck and shoulders
  • Changes in you bite or the alignment of your teeth
  • Stiffness or a locked feeling in your jaw

TMJ Therapy from Generations Dental Care

The most frequent cause of TMJ disorder is stress, which leads to teeth clenching and grinding, especially at night. If you are diagnosed with TMJ disorder, then Generations Dental Care can prescribe a custom-designed nightguard to reduce teeth clenching and grinding. This helps to alleviate muscle tension and pain. Most TMJ therapy patients have relief from their symptoms almost immediately, with the best results occurring after a few weeks of continued use.

Call Our Office Today

If you are experiencing any of the painful symptoms of TMJ disorder listed above, then schedule an appointment at Generations Dental Care. Our TMJ therapy in Concord, NH, will provide relief. We also serve patients from Penacook, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Pembroke, Manchester, Hooksett, Boscawen, Epsom, Hopkinton and Loudon.

Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants from Generations Dental Care

February 25, 2015

184898853Even if you’ve been “managing” with one or more missing teeth for some time, you should consider tooth replacement. Just one missing tooth can lead to a number of concerns, including shifting teeth and consequently an improper bite; difficulty chewing and speaking; and of course the appearance of your smile. While there are a number of tooth replacement options, perhaps the best is a dental implant. With dental implants from Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, you can complete your smile and avoid long-term problems.

Other tooth replacement options, such as bridgework or dentures, only replace the crown of your missing teeth. Dental implants, on the other hand, replace the crown and the root. By replacing the root as well, a dental implant offers greater stability. Furthermore, the “root” of the implant stimulates the jaw bone, thereby averting bone deterioration and the associated facial sagging. And in fact, dental implants can be used to tightly secure bridgework and dentures, so they don’t slip.

Dental Implants in Concord, NH

The first step in your procedure requires the dentist to perform a minor surgery to implant a titanium post in the bone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. This post serves as the “root” of your new tooth. Over a few months of healing, the post and surrounding bone tissue fuse together to create a solid foundation. Most patients wear a temporary crown while they heal. In the meantime, your permanent crown will be fabricated in a dental lab. Once healed, you’ll return to Generations Dental Care for your custom-designed crown to be cemented into place.

Call Our Office Today

If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth with the most lifelike tooth replacement, then call Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, and ask about dental implants. We also serve patients in Penacook, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Pembroke, Manchester, Hooksett, Boscawen, Epsom, Hopkinton and Loudon.

Let Preventive Dentistry from Generations Dental Care Help You and Your Family Avoid Oral Health Problems

January 25, 2015

170082992Ever wonder why your dentist wants to see you every six months? Yes, yes—of course he or she likes seeing you. The actual reason, however, is because with regular checkups you and your dentist can work together to help you avoid oral health problems. In fact, the primary goal of dentistry is to prevent problems before they become painful or expensive. With this in mind, the dentists at Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, place an emphasis on preventive dentistry for their patients, young and old.

Preventive Dentistry at Home

There are several components to preventive dentistry, but believe it or not the process begins with you. When you brush and floss your teeth twice a day, every day, you are taking an important step in preventing oral health problems. When you brush, you remove plaque, which can become dental tartar—the sticky substance with acid-producing bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Flossing, of course, is critical to removing food particles and plaque from between teeth.

Preventive Dentistry in the Office

At your regularly scheduled checkups with Generations Dental Care, our dentists and their staff supplement your at-home regimen. We will clean your teeth, remove plaque, take x-rays when necessary to expose hidden areas of decay, and examine all of the soft tissue in your mouth to spot any abnormalities that may be a warning sign of oral cancer. Furthermore, we may recommend fluoride treatments to strengthen your teeth’s enamel, or dental sealants, which create a barrier between your deeply grooved molars and decay-causing bacteria.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If it’s time for you or a family member to see the dentist for a checkup, then call the office of Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, today. With preventive dentistry, you can avoid a host of dental problems. We also conveniently serve patients in Pembroke, Hooksett, Canterbury, Loudon, Bow, and Manchester and the surrounding communities.

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.

Root Canal Therapy: Save a Tooth and Save a Smile

November 24, 2014

480377293When you have a cavity, you know the drill. No pun intended. But what happens if the bacteria that causes decay on the outer surface of your tooth penetrates deeper? Well, that you could begin to feel if the soft tissue inside the tooth is affected. Then, repairing the tooth may require more than a filling. The dentists at Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, can restore teeth to their proper function and appearance with root canal therapy.

Although decay is the most common reason why a tooth would need a root canal, it’s not the only one. If a tooth suffers a deep crack due to injury, has had repeated dental procedures or a large filling, then a root canal may be necessary. And although many people think that root canal therapy is painful (with modern anesthetics, the procedure is usually painless), it’s actually not having a root canal that is painful. The toothache that ensues when a tooth’s pulp, or soft tissue, becomes infected by decay causing bacteria can be extreme. Other signs that a root can may be necessary include:

  • Swollen gums around the tooth
  • Severe pain with chewing or any kind of pressure
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures on the tooth
  • Discoloration of the tooth

During a root canal, Dr. Tevyah Dines, the endodontist at Generations Dental Care, will remove the tooth’s infected pulp and nerve tissue along with any bacteria and debris. Once the root is meticulously cleaned, the doctor will fill the space with a biocompatible material and seal the root chamber. Then, the tooth is covered with a temporary crown to protect it. When your permanent crown is ready in a few weeks, you’ll return to the office for it to be cemented into place. With that, your tooth will be functional and your smile will be preserved.

Call Our Office Today

If you are experiencing a toothache, then don’t wait. Schedule an appointment at Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, to determine if root canal therapy is required. We also serve patients in Pembroke, Hooksett, Canterbury, Loudon, Bow, and Manchester and the surrounding communities.

Children’s Dentistry is a Priority at Generations Dental Care

November 10, 2014

469174173Your children are your priority and your children’s teeth are our priority at Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, where children’s dentistry is practiced with gentle care. Just like adults, children should see the dentist twice a year, too. At Generations Dental Care, we recommend that you begin bringing your child to the dentist around the age of three. At that age, they are likely capable of sitting in the dentist’s chair for the brief time we’ll need to conduct an exam. Of course, if there is something that concerns you, then please bring them earlier.

Children’s Dentistry: The Foundation of Good Oral Health

Actually, your child’s dental health begins at home with you. Did you know that you can help your child avoid cavities as they grow? First, if your child uses a pacifier, never “clean” that pacifier in your mouth. Likewise, don’t share eating utensils with your children. When you do, you may be transferring decay-causing bacteria from your mouth directly to theirs.

Around the age of four to six months of age, your baby’s teeth will begin to appear. When they do, cleaning is simple. Take a soft cloth or gauze dipped in warm water and gently wipe their teeth clean. Don’t neglect those baby teeth that allow your child to chew, talk and smile.

When you bring your child to Generations Dental Care, we will count their teeth at their first appointment, and at all of their ensuing visits, we’ll clean their teeth, check for proper development, and examine for signs of tooth decay. We may also recommend dental sealants—a thin plastic coating that is “painted” on molars to seal them against decay causing bacteria—or fluoride treatments to strengthen their teeth’s enamel, the first line of defense against decay.

Call Our Office Today

If the time has come for your child to visit the dentist, then schedule an appointment today with Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH. We also serve children (and adults) from Manchester, Bow, Loudon, and Canterbury, Hooksett, Pembroke and the surrounding areas.

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