When you have tooth pain, you think to visit the dentist. But what about headaches, neck pain, or snoring? Dr. Robert Gauthier and his dental team have advanced training and experience in treating a variety of dental concerns in Northborough, MA.
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.
Dr. Gauthier has completed continuing education courses from SPEAR and the Dawson Academy. From these institutions, Dr. Gauthier learned how to comprehensively examine patients to target their oral health problems. Dr. Gauthier takes note of the muscles and bones of the face and jaw to treat patients with bite disorders such as TMJ. This thorough approach to dentistry also allows Dr. Gauthier to provide professional and highly detailed cosmetic and restorative dental care.
Dr. Gauthier helps patients address the underlying causes of their cosmetic and functional dental concerns to 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 the 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 an existing disease.
Maintaining a healthy, functional smile also affects your confidence and can contribute to a more successful personal and professional life.
Learn more about common dental concerns:
- Bleeding Gums
- Frequent Headaches
- Missing Teeth
- Snoring and Sleep Apnea
- Teeth Grinding
- Tooth Cavities
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 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 contributes 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
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 diseases such as diabetes or liver and kidney problems.
Request a Dental Consultation Today
Apex Dental is a family dentist office near you 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.