Category Archives: General Dentistry

Halloween Candy And Your Teeth

The scariest part of Halloween is the damage all that candy does to your teeth! Spooky plaque feeds off sugar, allowing it to rapidly spread and take over your mouth. Plaque buildup can cause gum disease, bad breath, sensitive teeth, … Continue reading

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Oral Health And Aging

Northborough, MA Dentist Dr. Robert J. Gauthier Jr. emphasizes the importance of striving to keep your natural teeth healthy for as long as possible to enjoy the best quality of life. Modern advances in both materials and technology in the … Continue reading

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Causes Of Toothaches

No matter how careful and thorough you are with maintaining your daily oral care, at some point in your life you will probably experience the pain and discomfort of a toothache. Although a cavity is normally the cause, tooth decay … Continue reading

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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month..

April of each year marks Oral Cancer Awareness month as sponsored by various health organizations and the American Dental Association (ADA) in an effort to shed a brighter light on this often deadly disease affecting thousands each year. Oral Cancer … Continue reading

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Back to School Cavity Prevention..

As parents, the end of summer marks the beginning of back-to-school preparation. This includes school supply shopping, summer reading, and visits with your child’s doctor and dentist to ensure that he or she is healthy for the upcoming school year. … Continue reading

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Oral Health Care During Pregnancy…

Pregnancy brings with it many joys and surprises, but it also brings about some health changes. Among the other bodily changes that occur during pregnancy, some changes in your oral health status may occur as well. Hormonal gingivitis is common … Continue reading

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Maintaining Healthy Gums

Properly caring for your gums is essential for having strong teeth. Did you know that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults? Northborough, MA dentist Dr. Robert Gauthier and his staff keep this fact in … Continue reading

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Healthy Habits for Your Smile!

Do you ever feel frustrated when you are told you have a cavity despite diligent tooth brushing and flossing? There are many factors influencing your oral health and understanding how to identify your individual risk factors can play an important … Continue reading

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Make Your Smile a Priority This Summer

The summer months often provide a welcome break from the busy routine of school, activities and a hectic work schedule. It can be the perfect time to schedule a preventive dental care visit and maintain or restore your oral health. … Continue reading

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Snoring? You may have sleep apnea.

Snoring is often more than just an annoying sleep habit- it can be a sign of a more serious health condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Left untreated, OSA is linked to physical health risks such as stroke and … Continue reading

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