Honor Your Dental Hygienist (and Your Dental Health) in October

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a perfect time to promote oral hygiene and honor the hygienists at Kennedy Family Dental who help keep your mouth healthy.

Choosing Health Over Beauty

Do you want your smile to look good? Dr. Kennedy offers restorative procedures to fix your teeth and make them healthy, then cosmetic treatments to make them look good.

The Origin of Gum Disease

Among American adults, the threat of gum disease, medically known as periodontal disease, is a very real and potentially dangerous condition. Between 70 and 80 percent of the national population over the age of 40 is affected by the disease to some extent.

Although genetics may play a small role in its development, doctors agree that gum disease is most often directly related to how well people care for their teeth and gums.

No More Loose Dentures

If you wear dentures, you probably hate when they slip or wobble. You might even be embarrassed to eat dinner with friends. Dentures have come a long way in the past decade. Today, they look more natural than ever – and they can feel like natural teeth, as well. Implant-retained dentures snap onto small posts… Read more »

Repair Chipped and Broken Teeth with Crowns from a Bedford, MA Dentist

If you have a chipped tooth or several chipped teeth, you know how uncomfortable and visually unappealing they can be. Additionally, chipped teeth can continue to break and wear down more from everyday activities like biting and chewing, increasing your risk of tooth decay and further tooth damage.

Avoid Strokes and Other Serious Health Problems by Protecting Yourself from Gum Disease

I tell my patients constantly that their oral health has a huge impact on their overall health, but many of them don’t believe me until they experience it for themselves. My warning: Don’t let oral health problems escalate.

The best example of this is gum disease. Approximately 80 percent of American adults suffer from gum disease, and many don’t even know that they have it.

In addition to attacking your gum tissue and putting your oral health in danger, gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart problems, certain cancers, and strokes.