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Warning Signs of a Cracked Tooth

It’s often difficult to feel a cracked tooth. The pain usually comes and goes. A cracked tooth, however, is a serious dental problem that leaves the mouth defenseless to decay and infection. Although cracked teeth raise health concerns, many people tend to overlook or ignore their warning signs. Often times, patients discover that they have a cracked […]

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The Benefits of Digital X-Rays

Dental technology has drastically improved the way that dentists practice their craft. The new technology allows patients to undergo procedures without the time and pain associated with old school dental practices. At Longmeadow Family Dental Care, we are proud to offer the latest technology for our patients. Part of our advanced technology includes the use of […]

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Avoid Treating Your Teeth Like Tools

The next time you’re tempted to rip a piece of tape with your teeth, or use your pearly whites to pry the lid off a bottle, think about the possible consequences of your actions. The more you use your teeth as tools for opening various objects, the greater the risk of causing permanent damage. In […]

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Post-Operative Instructions for Tooth Extraction

  After undergoing a tooth extraction procedure, it is important to follow post-operative instructions. Neglecting the guidelines may delay recovery. Expect some stiffness, swelling, slight bleeding, and mild pain after surgery. For the first 24 hours, it is recommended that a responsible adult observe the patient in case of a medical emergency. To ensure a […]

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The Importance of Baby Teeth

Many people disregard the importance of baby teeth due to their temporary nature. However, baby teeth serve some very valuable functions for children by aiding in their health and development. What are baby teeth needed for? Chewing and eating Developing proper speech Providing space in the jaw for permanent teeth that are growing under the […]

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