When you have tooth pain, you think to visit the dentist. But what about headaches, neck pain or snoring? Apex Dental is a general dental practice located in Northborough, MA, with a dental staff that has advanced training and experience with a wide range of dental related problems including sleep apnea and temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
Dental problems like broken teeth, missing teeth or teeth that are crooked are more than a cosmetic concern. These problems can have a significant impact on the overall health and function of your smile. Dr. Gauthier puts a special focus in his office on treating adult patients with complex dental problems. We use the latest techniques and advanced technology to deliver safer, faster, and more predictable results.
Every patient undergoes a comprehensive evaluation with Dr. Gauthier. A thorough physical examination of the oral cavity, joints, neck and head are completed. By addressing the underlying cause for cosmetic and functional dental concerns, our dentists can ensure long lasting, comfortable results. At Apex Dental, you can expect the dentist to listen to your concerns and goals and then develop a specialized treatment plan to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Understanding Your Oral Health
Understanding your oral health is important. The stability of your bite and health of your teeth and gums have a direct correlation with your overall well being. Poor oral health has been shown to increase a patient’s risk for cardiovascular and systemic disease and impact the management of existing disease. Maintaining a healthy, functional smile also affects your confidence and can contribute to a more successful personal and professional life.
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How to Deal with Bad Breath
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a common complaint and can be caused by a variety of lifestyle habits or health concerns. In many cases, a change in lifestyle habits or additional oral hygiene is sufficient to address chronic bad breath. Here are a few quick tips on how best to keep your breath fresh:
- Brush and floss daily! Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes (2X2) reduces bacteria in the mouth and removes food particles that become lodged and contribute to halitosis
- Rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash after brushing will boost the effects of tooth brushing. Avoid those containing alcohol, which dries the mouth and actually contribute to bad breath
- Reduce or eliminate the use of tobacco products
- Eat a healthy and varied diet with fruits and vegetables which can often naturally eliminate harmful bacteria in the mouth
- Drink plenty of water
- Chew sugar free gum after a meal
Bad Breath and Your Health
There are several health concerns that can also be the underlying cause of halitosis and should be addressed:
- Gum disease or tooth cavities
- The use of certain medications
- Dry mouth, or xerostomia, caused by a variety of factors
- Respiratory infections, pneumonia
- Acid reflux
Halitosis can also signal systemic disease such as diabetes or liver and kidney problems.
Areas We Serve
Apex Dental is a family dentist office offering preventive, cosmetic and restorative dentistry to children and adult patients. Our dental care team is committed to bringing patients high-quality dentistry in a welcoming, state of the art dentist office. Our Apex Dental team believes that through education and personalized routine dental health care, we can help our patients maintain and restore their most natural, beautiful smiles. We serve Northborough, Shrewsbury, Westborough and surrounding communities with compassionate, personalized dentistry.
To request your consultation with one of our highly qualified dentists contact our office at (508) 506-1691 or use our convenient online request form.