Daily Oral Hygiene: Put Your Heart Into It

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Attention patients of Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH: brushing twice daily may help decrease your risk of heart disease. Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems, However, a recent study studied oral health habits and heart disease […]

It’s Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One

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At Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH, the dental health of our patients is always our top priority. We want to stop tooth decay before it even gets started. The goal of preventative dentistry is to maintain dental health so that no restorative dental work ever becomes needed. In other words, preventing cavities, gum disease, […]

Do You Have A Thumbsucking Toddler?

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Parents have always been warned that thumb-sucking can have a negative impact on the dental health for kids. One of the problems we see at Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH is a type of malocclusion called an open bite. An open bite occurs when the front teeth in the lower and upper jaw have […]

Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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This post from Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH concerns your jaw bone. We all know that a healthy smile requires decay-free teeth and healthy gums, but how often do we appreciate our jaw bone? Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which […]

Oral Health For Derry Diabetics

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Many our of Vanguard Dental Group patients with diabetes have dental health problems. However, gum disease, tooth loss, and periodontal disease are not unavoidable. Blood sugar is the complicating factor. Diabetics who control their blood sugar have lower rates of dental problems. In fact, many dentists have noticed no increased risk of dental disease among […]

Dental Sealants – Another Tool For Cavity Prevention

Dental Sealants - Another Tool For Cavity Prevention In Londonderry

Regular brushing and flossing is essential for good dental health. But the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants provided by Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH can be invaluable. Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied […]

Smile Makeovers: First Things First

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In this post from Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH, we focus on something that happens occasionally when a patient requests cosmetic dentistry. Let us set the stage. The patient comes in for a consultation about a smile makeover. We’ll call him Mr. Jones. We listen carefully as he explains the aesthetic problems that he […]