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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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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Children’s Dentistry in Concord, NH

May 25, 2015

467777161Is there anything more adorable than your children’s smiling faces? Probably not. But wouldn’t those smiles look that much better if you knew they were healthy and happy, too? At Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, we want your children to enjoy a lifetime of excellent dental and oral health. Our children’s dentistry helps you help them establish habits that keep smiles strong and bright for years to come.

Our dentists and their team of dental hygienists and assistants may be educated and trained in children’s dentistry, but your children’s first true dentist is you. As soon as you see that first little baby tooth erupt through their gums, it’s time to start a simple hygiene routine. Simply take a soft cloth moistened with warm water and wipe their baby teeth and gums after feeding. As they grow and more teeth appear, you can begin to use a small, soft toothbrush and a dab of toothpaste.

Children’s Dentistry in Our Office

Sometime between your children’s first and third birthdays, the dentists at Generations Dental Care recommend that you begin bringing them to our office for dental checkups every six months. Children’s teeth and mouths are susceptible to the same problems as adults’—decay and cavities, gum disease, teeth grinding and even TMJ disorder and sleep apnea. With regularly scheduled checkups, we can find and treat these conditions. And at each checkup, we’ll offer suggestions on how you and your children can improve their oral hygiene routine at home.

Fluoride and Dental Sealants

Because adequate brushing and flossing can be difficult for children—and because their molars tend to be deeply grooved and pitted—our dentists might recommend a fluoride treatment or dental sealants for an added layer of protection. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens enamel, and sealants go on as a liquid and harden to a clear plastic that shields the chewing surfaces of teeth from bacteria.

Call Our Office Today

To maintain your children’s healthy and happy smiles, rely on the dentists at Generations Dental Care. We serve patients in Concord, NH, as well as from Penacook, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Pembroke, Manchester, Hooksett, Boscawen, Epsom, Hopkinton and Loudon.

Teeth Whitening from Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH

May 10, 2015

158554263Ah, summer. Time for sunshine, swimming and smiles. By the way—is your smile ready for summer or could your pearly whites use a boost? If you’d like to have a smile that’s as bright as a summer day, then head over to Generations Dental Care for teeth whitening. We’ve whitened the smiles of many people in and around Concord, NH, and we can do the same for you.

As people age, their teeth can become stained and discolored. There are a number of reasons, not the least of which is the inevitable aging process itself. Other contributing factors include:

  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Chips and cracks that can hide stain-causing food particles and debris
  • Bruxism, or teeth grinding, which can darken the biting edges of teeth
  • Traumatic injury to a tooth
  • Certain oral antibiotics, such as tetracycline
  • A genetic predisposition to teeth that are more yellow, gray or brown in color

Whatever the reason, you don’t have to put up with teeth that are off color. You can have a whiter and brighter smile with teeth whitening from Generations Dental Care.

Teeth Whitening Options in Concord, NH

For the fastest results, we offer either Kör Deep Bleaching or Zoom! Teeth Whitening in-office systems. No matter which you select, you’ll have whiter teeth in just one appointment. Either the Kör Deep Bleaching or Zoom! Teeth Whitening gel will be applied to your teeth. Both gels use your teeth’s innate ability to absorb oxygen, thus allowing the gel to penetrate deeply to remove stains and discolorations.

On the other hand, if you’re not in a big hurry or if you’d simply prefer to whiten on your own schedule in the privacy of your own home, then we have Kör and Zoom! take-home whitening kits, too. We’ll give you custom-fitted whitening trays and professional grade gel. Fill the trays and wear them as your dentist instructs, and you’ll see great results in about two weeks.

 Call Our Office Today

Ready for your best summer smile? Then call the office of Generations Dental Care and schedule an appointment for teeth whitening. We serve patients in Concord, NH, as well as from Penacook, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Pembroke, Manchester, Hooksett, Boscawen, Epsom, Hopkinton and Loudon.

Root Canal Therapy from Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH

April 30, 2015

464901930Each one of your teeth is an amazing structure. Attractive, functional and quite tough. But did you know that tough exterior hides a soft interior? Literally. At the core of each tooth is soft pulp, containing nerve and lymph tissue, as well as blood vessels. If that tough exterior should happen to be broken, then the soft pulp is highly susceptible to infection. If this happens, then a root canal is necessary. The dentists at Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, offer root canal therapy to restore your tooth’s good health.

Perhaps the most obvious and common sign that a tooth is infected is pain. The pain can be moderate to severe and usually does not dissipate. Other indicators include:

  • Swelling and redness of the gums and other soft tissue around the infected tooth
  • A tooth that is suddenly discolored
  • Facial swelling
  • Bad breath
  • Signs of infection on an x-ray

The Ins and Outs of Root Canal

When patients come to Generations Dental Care for root canal therapy, the first thing our dentists do is make sure they’re composed and comfortable. For those who need a little help relaxing, our office offers oral conscious sedation. Once settled, we’ll get to work removing the infection and repairing your tooth.

To remove the infection, one of our dentists accesses the pulp chamber and removes that tissue along with the infection and its debris. The chamber and the attached root canals are disinfected and filled with a biocompatible material. The chamber is then sealed and the tooth is prepared for a crown that will protect the tooth from further damage and restore its strength and function.

After you’ve healed and your dentist is certain the infection has been eliminated, you’ll return to Generations Dental Care to have your permanent crown placed.

Call Our Office Today

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, then you may need root canal therapy. Schedule an appointment with Generations Dental Care. We serve patients in Concord, NH, as well as from Penacook, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Pembroke, Manchester, Hooksett, Boscawen, Epsom, Hopkinton and Loudon.

Have More to Smile About with Invisalign from Generations Dental Care

April 29, 2015

177000598There’s so much to smile about during the day. A smile for the barista who gives you your coffee in the morning. A smile for the colleague who compliments your work. A smile for the kids when you pick them up from school. A smile, well, just because. However, if you tend to cover your mouth when you smile because you’re embarrassed by your crooked teeth, then having a lot to smile about may not matter as much. What if you could straighten your teeth in about a year and be able to smile openly throughout the process? With Invisalign®, you can. Invisalign clear braces from Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, will give you another reason to smile.

Whereas traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to move teeth into position, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners. Made of smooth, BPA-free plastic, these braces are hardly noticeable by you or anyone else. You won’t be bothered by the abrasions and gum soreness that metal braces can cause, and the people you meet might not even realize that you’re wearing Invisalign clear plastic aligners.

Furthermore, Invisalign aligners are removable. So, even though your dentist at Generations Dental Care will want you to wear your aligners for the better part of the day every day, you’ll be able to take them out for meals, brushing and flossing your teeth and for that occasionally special affair.

Invisalign Treatment

Based on a 3-D model of your mouth, your Generations Dental Care dentist will develop a treatment plan that the Invisalign lab will use to produce your aligners. You’ll wear each set—one for your upper arch and one for the lower—for about two weeks and then progress to the next set. As you move through your sets, your teeth will begin to move, too. When treatment is complete, your own smile will be one more thing to smile about.

Call Our Office Today

If you’re ready to smile about straight teeth with Invisalign, call Generations Dental Care.  We serve patients in Concord, NH, as well as from Penacook, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Pembroke, Manchester, Hooksett, Boscawen, Epsom, Hopkinton and Loudon.

For Minor Smile Repairs, Choose Composite Bonding from Generations Dental Care

March 25, 2015

92589293Are you completely satisfied with your smile, or is there perhaps one little flaw that you’d fix if you could do so easily? Well, you can. Composite bonding, also called cosmetic bonding, is designed to repair those minor imperfections. In the time span of usually a single appointment, one of the dentists at Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, can correct that annoying flaw with composite bonding.

So what is the flaw that you want to eliminate from your smile? Whether it’s a chipped or slightly cracked tooth, misaligned or misshaped teeth, or teeth that have gaps in between them, chances are composite bonding is the solution.

The Composite Bonding Process

With composite bonding, the dentist uses a compound of composite resin materials to conceal the imperfection of a tooth or to reshape a tooth. As a compound, the dentists at Generations Dental Care can perfectly match the existing color of your teeth. In fact, if you’ve ever considered teeth whitening, then you might want to have that procedure completed before composite bonding, because bonding material can stain, but it does not respond to bleaching.

Depending on the extent of treatment, you may or may not need anesthesia for cosmetic bonding. Once you’re comfortable, the dentist will isolate the damaged tooth and apply a mildly acidic solution to the surface in order to make it more receptive to the bonding material. Then, the composite resin will be applied in stages, sculpted and dried with a curing light. This is repeated until the desired shape is achieved. Finally, the tooth is polished so the finish blends seamlessly with your other teeth.

Call Our Office Today

If there’s something you’d like to fix in your smile, then call Generations Dental Care and schedule an appointment for composite bonding. We serve patients in Concord, NH, as well as 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.

Enjoy a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers in Concord, NH

February 10, 2015

100047604You know the feeling you have when you put on a new outfit? It’s a feeling of confidence, happiness and satisfaction. Now, imagine the intensity of that feeling when you’re wearing a new smile. With porcelain veneers from Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, you can repair the smile you have with the designer smile want.

Porcelain veneers are modern dental wonders that essentially cover up the minor flaws in your smile. If you have teeth that are permanently stained, chipped, slightly cracked, somewhat misaligned, misshaped or irregularly spaced because of gaps, then porcelain veneers may be the solution you need in order to have a beautiful smile. And in most cases, you can have your new smile is just two appointments at Generations Dental Care.

Porcelain Veneers for You

The first step toward having a new smile is a consultation with one of the dentists at Generations Dental Care to discuss your smile goals and evaluate your oral health in order to address any concerns before your veneers are placed. Once you and the dentist determine that porcelain veneers are the best option for you, a customized plan is devised, including the shape, size, and color of your veneers.

At your first appointment, we’ll prep your teeth, which requires removing a very thin layer of your front teeth’s enamel, so the veneers will adhere better and lay flush with your other teeth. While your custom-designed, permanent veneers are fabricated in a cosmetic dental lab, you’ll wear temporaries. Once your own porcelain veneers are ready, you’ll return to Generations Dental Care for the dentist to bond the veneers to your teeth. With precision and care, we’ll trim and polish your veneers so they look completely natural and beautiful. Congratulations—that new smile looks great on you!

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you want to learn more about porcelain veneers, then call Generations Dental Care and schedule an appointment for a consultation. We serve patients in Concord, NH, as well as the surrounding communities of 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.

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