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Pretty in Pink: The Sign of Healthy Gums

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I don’t think it would be an overstatement to say that gum health is the foundation to one’s overall oral health. Gum tissues act as the tattletales, if you will, of all homecare activities, or the lack there of. Without good gum health, bone loss can occur, followed by tooth loss, or in other words […]

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Twas the Night Before My Appointment

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Twas The Night Before My Appointment… Twas the night before my appointment, While lying in bed Visions of sharp things Run through my head Needles and scrapers And drills galore, My living nightmare Need I say more? It’s a dental appointment Creating this fright Walking through the door Takes all of my might This appointment […]

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Oral Cancer: Common Causes and Symptoms

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On Sunday, September 18, 2016, members of the Seidner Dental Team participated in the Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness in Memory of David Nasto. This annual event takes place at Perona Farms in Andover and not only helps to raise money for the Oral Cancer Foundation but to educate the population on the symptoms […]

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Pediatric Dental Emergencies

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A PARENT’S GUIDE TO PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES To round out a series of blogs on child and adolescent dentistry, I would like to include a discussion on pediatric dental emergencies. Traumatic and non-traumatic dental emergencies can be stressful not only for the child but for the parent as well. Tooth emergencies can occur suddenly and can […]

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Dental Concerns for Tweens and Teens

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Children begin losing teeth at around six years old and continue through their teens. Initially, the primary dental concerns for children and their dental health are to control plaque accumulations and minimize sugar exposure to reduce the incidence of decay. In my experience, cavities are the greatest risk to newly erupted permanent teeth, followed by […]

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Your child is now 18, how does this impact their healthcare?

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Spoiler Alert! The tradition for most informative written pieces is that the information given is presented in logical order, building ideas upon each other in a forward movement and expansion of knowledge.  HA! Well, that’s the beauty of a blog!  There are few rules for the author, so while I have your attention I’d like […]

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Pediatric Dentistry: An Early Start to a Healthy Smile

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The United States will see just shy of 4 million new babies born this year alone, and August/September are the most popular birth months, with October and July rounding out the top four. What this means is somewhere around February the greatest number of baby teeth will be erupting, and teething discomfort and drool will […]

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White Spots on Teeth: Cosmetic or Something More Serious?

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Beautiful teeth are always trendy, now more than ever. It comes at no surprise that 47% of Americans choose a person’s smile to be their most important physical feature. Luckily, more than half (64%) of those surveyed like their smile. Unfortunately, those who are unhappy with their pearly whites attribute their disappointment to the color […]

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Dental X-rays: Do I Really Need Them?

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I was recently in a spirited discussion with a patient on the necessity of dental x-rays. This particular patient had not been in for a while; in fact, it was about two years since his last visit and check-up. As he sat in the chair, I reminded him of his last appointment date which included […]