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4 Flaws Easily Corrected With a Drill-Free Snap-on Smile
May 11, 2023
If you’re looking to correct some issues with your smile, look no further than Snap-On Smile® – a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Find out just some of the flaws this treatment can address here.
Have Missing Teeth? You Should Consider Dental Implants
Apr 07, 2023
If you have missing teeth, that might be taking a toll on your self-confidence, as well as your oral health. Find out why you should choose dental implants to replace those missing teeth here.
6 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease
Mar 16, 2023
Gum disease is prevalent and can eventually lead to tooth loss. Follow these tips to keep your gums healthy and your smile intact.
How Dental Implants Improve Your Oral Health as Well as Your Smile
Feb 13, 2023
Dental implants promise a functional and flattering smile for a lifetime, but what sets them apart from other tooth replacement options? Explore the many benefits of dental implants in our guide.
Are Bleeding Gums Serious? 5 Common Causes and What to Do
Dec 30, 2022
Are bleeding gums really that serious? Have you noticed your gums bleeding recently? Bleeding gums is a relatively common dental issue that can arise from a range of different causes. Most of these causes have straightforward remedies...
How Do Clear Aligners Work and Are They Right for Me?
Dec 04, 2022
No More Reluctance to Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligners! Misaligned teeth can not only be detrimental to your oral health, but they can also be damaging to your self-confidence.
Should I Get a Dental Implant or a Dental Bridge?
Nov 14, 2022
Self-conscious About Your Smile Because of a Missing Tooth? Having one or more missing teeth can really impact your quality of life. You might feel self-conscious about your smile, and there are important long-term oral health considerations as well.
Why Bleeding Gums Are a Red Flag You Should Pay Attention To
Nov 01, 2022
Bleeding gums are a sign of underlying oral health issues. When brushing and flossing your teeth, it seems reasonable to assume bleeding could occur as a result. However, your gums should not typically bleed as you brush and floss your teeth.
5 Amazing Things Invisalign Can Do for You
Oct 19, 2022
An estimated 13 million people have experienced the benefits of Invisalign to date, and that number is increasing exponentially. Though having straight teeth is important for your smile and self-confidence...
The Fascinating Development of Braces Over the Years
Oct 01, 2022
So, you need braces. Welcome to the population of over four million Americans who also wear braces. In fact, for far longer than most realize, braces have been helping people to have better smiles.
5 Reasons to Read More This Fall, and How to Make it Happen
Sep 27, 2022
What are the benefits of reading? With the start of fall right around the corner, many people might be searching for new activities to fill their schedules. Gone are the days of beach trips, summer camp, and sunny weather...
How Long Does It Take for Gingivitis to Progress to Periodontitis?
Sep 02, 2022
Understanding gum disease to better protect against it Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults? This is partly because gum disease is often painless until it reaches advanced stages of periodontitis.
My Tooth Implant Hurts When I Chew. Is this Normal?
Aug 30, 2022
Your dental implant shouldn’t cause you pain. Dental implants are a very beneficial dental procedure. They are designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Better than leaving a gap in your teeth, dental implants are a great way...
Helpful Tips for Your Child’s Switch from Summer to School
Aug 09, 2022
It seems like every year, the celebration of spring comes and goes, and then summer is over before it has even begun. Next comes August, when we’re trying to get in all of those last-minute summer trips, campouts, and other activities...
Here’s How a Dental Bridge Can Stop Your Teeth from Shifting
Jul 28, 2022
Restoring the beauty and function of your smile while protecting its future health. When you lose one or more teeth, one of the first pieces of advice you’ll get from your dentist is to choose a tooth replacement option.
Dentures in Young People Are More Common Than You Might Think
Jul 12, 2022
Is it normal to have dentures in your 20s? Going through tooth loss is an emotional roller coaster, especially if you’re a young adult. It’s easy to feel embarrassed, self-conscious, and even hopeless about the future of your smile.
Is Invisalign as Effective as Braces?
Jun 24, 2022
Many adults believe that braces are just for kids and teenagers. But that’s far from the truth. In reality, over 4,000,000 people in the U.S. wear braces, and 25% of those individuals are adults.
Your Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign, Answered
Jun 18, 2022
Questions about Invisalign? We’ve got answers! Having straight aligned teeth is something that many of us put at the top of our priority list. Whether you are a busy executive, a college student, or somewhere in between, we all know how vital our smiles...
Time to Celebrate Springtime
May 29, 2022
The warmer months are a great time to embrace new projects, new adventures, and maybe even a new you! You’ve been through the doldrums of winter and the snow has all melted, and now pops of color can be seen all over the landscapes.
Are False Teeth As Bad As People Say?
May 28, 2022
What to Expect When You Need Prosthetic Teeth The loss of teeth, even if they are diseased or damaged beyond repair, isn’t an easy choice for people to make. Missing teeth can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and quite vulnerable.
Am I a Good Candidate for Clear Braces?
Apr 15, 2022
Achieve a straighter smile with clear braces. It should come as no surprise that smiling is good for us. It naturally makes us feel better, releasing feel-good neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin.
7 Things You Should Know Before Getting Dental Implants
Apr 07, 2022
Missing teeth can be a real downer, especially when the tooth loss is visible when you smile. A smile is worth 1000 words, as they say, as it demonstrates your confidence, and that you are welcoming and kind.
10 Questions We Get Asked About Teeth Whitening
Mar 29, 2022
FAQs on Teeth Whitening Everyone deserves a beautiful, white, and healthy smile. Teeth whitening can make that possible for anyone with stained or discolored teeth. To make the decision to have your teeth whitened more of a no-brainer...
10 Fast Facts About Periodontal Disease
Mar 29, 2022
Test Your Knowledge of Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a leading cause of poor oral health and tooth loss in adults of all ages. Untreated periodontal disease doesn’t just harm your gum tissue either.
What’s Causing Your Bad Breath and How To Stop It for Good
Feb 03, 2022
Put an end to your chronic bad breath. Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, is a particularly frustrating problem for many people and can cause embarrassment, especially in social settings. This frustration grows when you ramp up your oral hygiene routine...
Am I Too Old for Invisalign?
Feb 02, 2022
Invisalign Treatment as an Adult Straight, white teeth often come to mind when thinking of a picture-perfect smile, but sometimes our smiles don’t quite match how we’d like them to appear. Most people don’t have naturally straight teeth...
Checklist for Finding the Best Dentist for Your Family
Jan 24, 2022
How to Find the Best Dentist in Reading, MA, for the Whole Family Are you wondering what kind of skills a great dentist should have? Here’s a checklist to help you find the best dentist for your family.
What’s the Difference Between Onlays, Inlays, and Veneers?
Jan 24, 2022
How Your Dentist Helps You Choose Between Inlays, Onlays, and Veneers If you have a tooth that has experienced damage or a large filling that doesn’t match the rest of your smile, you may want to change its appearance.
7 Healthy New Year Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep
Dec 30, 2021
7 Healthy Habits To Start In The New Year Making healthy New Year resolutions on the first of January is easy. Actually seeing them through until the thirty-first of December is another thing altogether.
Your Christmas Survival Guide In and Around Reading, MA
Dec 30, 2021
Celebrating Christmas at Home Traveling for the holidays is always a blast, but there’s something special about celebrating Christmas without leaving our winter wonderland home that is Reading, MA.
How Many Hours a Day Do I Need To Wear Retainers After Invisalign?
Nov 24, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Aftercare You’re on the last stretch of your Invisalign treatment plan. You’re looking forward to strutting that dazzling, straight smile around town.
What Is the Fastest Way To Straighten My Teeth?
Nov 22, 2021
Quickest Teeth Straightening Options When most people think of braces, they picture a pimpled teen with a network of metal wires crisscrossing their teeth. It’s hard for some to imagine that metal braces are extremely effective...
4 Healthy Recipes for the Holidays
Oct 16, 2021
Time to get out the recipes, because the holidays are approaching! Your pumpkins and wreaths might be tucked away in the attic, but it’s never too early to start planning your festivities. That includes menus for your winter holidays!
Is a Root Canal Risky? Pros and Cons of Root Canals vs. Extractions
Oct 16, 2021
How to choose between a root canal and a tooth extraction When a toothache strikes and your dentist finds that the culprit is a badly decayed tooth, there are usually two options offered.
4 Things You Should Know About Periodontitis Recovery
Sep 27, 2021
When you read or hear about periodontitis, it might feel a bit intimidating. This isn’t all that surprising, after all, gum disease can have some severe consequences, especially if it is not treated. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t recover from it.
Top 10 Tips for Building Self-Esteem in Your Teenager
Sep 16, 2021
Self-esteem is a key to success. Middle school and high school can be some of the most exciting years of your teen’s life. However, they can also be some of the most challenging.
Prevention Is the Best Dentistry
Aug 22, 2021
Give your child the best oral health possible. When it comes to protecting your child’s smile (and their teeth), prevention is the key. A proactive approach to oral care can save your little one from the inevitable consequences of a sweet tooth...
Is It a Cold Sore or a Canker Sore? Causes, Symptoms,Treatments
Aug 22, 2021
Do I have a cold sore or a canker sore? Cold sores and canker sores are oral lesions that may look and maybe even feel similar, but they’re far from it. The biggest difference between the two is that canker sores only occur inside the mouth...
Lost a Permanent Tooth? What to Do.
Jul 15, 2021
Knowing what to do when you lose a tooth gives you the best treatment outcome. When you lose or damage your keys or glasses, you take immediate action to remedy the problem. After all, they’re important!
What is Restorative Dentistry, and How Can it Improve My Smile?
Jul 15, 2021
What is restorative dentistry? “Restorative dentistry” is a term many people don’t hear until they need it, so if you’ve never heard of it before, don’t worry—you’re not the only one! Restorative dentistry is a specialty within dentistry...
Our Patients’ Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Picks
Jun 30, 2021
Read on to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options. Want to improve your smile? Cosmetic dentistry can help. Also known as a “smile makeover,” cosmetic dentistry is used to change the way your teeth look by fixing various issues.
5 FAQs About Snap-On Smile
Jun 20, 2021
Gaining your ideal smile with a Snap-On Smile. Whether we’re at work, on a date, or simply going about our daily lives, most of us do what we can to look our best. It helps us put our best foot forward and shapes the way others perceive us...
Are Veneers the Dental Solution You’ve Been Looking For?
May 25, 2021
What dental solution is right for you? Did you know the words “smile” and “miracle” are related? That’s right! Both of these words come from the Latin word mirari, which means “to wonder at” or “marvel.” Your smile is miraculous for a reason.
10 Myths About Crowns
May 12, 2021
Separating Fact from Fiction on Dental Crowns Whether it’s an interesting fact or a full-blown tale, we thrive on stories. It’s why it’s not uncommon for something that’s been around for a long time to gather a collection of myths.
Why Have I Never Heard of Inlays or Onlays?
May 12, 2021
Protecting your oral health by finding a middle ground. Have you ever heard it said that it’s always best to maintain as much healthy tooth structure as possible? This is absolutely true, but when it comes to repairing your teeth...
Chips, Cracks, Gaps—5 Dental Issues Bonding Can Address
May 12, 2021
Dental bonding is a quick but effective method of treating many dental issues. What’s the name of a cosmetic dentistry treatment that’s placed on the surface of your teeth to resolve dental issues? If you immediately thought of veneers, you’re right...
Summer in Reading – Our Favorite Places to Be
Apr 18, 2021
Making memories this summer. With its small-town feel, historic landmarks, and beautiful parks, we happen to think Reading, MA, is a great place to live—or to visit! As temperatures rise and kids begin their summer break...
10 Reasons You Should Consider Straightening Your Teeth
Apr 18, 2021
How Straightening Your Teeth Can Change Your Life On your last visit, your dentist may have recommended orthodontic therapy to either correct the alignment of your teeth or fix problems with your bite. If that’s the case, don’t worry, you are not alone.
10 Ways Braces (or Invisalign) Can Improve Your Overall Health
Apr 18, 2021
Overall Health Benefits of Straight Teeth If you’re doing an online search for “orthodontist near me” either for yourself or your teen, you’ve come to the right place. At First Dental Associates, we understand that the benefits of a perfect smile...
10 Songs for Your Dental Appointment Playlist
Apr 18, 2021
Relaxing at Your Dental Appointment As much as we would like to think differently, we know that not everyone looks forward to their trips to our Reading office. It’s common for patients to put off going to the dentist until a toothache...
Veneers or Crowns? Which One Should I Use?
Mar 09, 2021
Find an option that works best for the health and appearance of your smile. It’s always best to have options, right? Even if you’re simply ordering an ice-cream cone, it helps ensure that your dessert isn’t just okay or good—it’s delicious.
10 Things That Can Go Wrong With Veneers and What Your Doctor Can Do About Them
Mar 09, 2021
Proper Planning Is Key We all would love a celebrity smile with perfectly straight, bright white teeth. A perfect smile is attractive, shows a high level of self-esteem, and presents that a person cares about their smile and oral health.
The Newest Crown Materials and Why They Matter
Mar 09, 2021
A custom crown can restore your smile’s appearance and function. Sometimes a dental filling is simply not enough to restore a tooth and a dental crown is recommended. The most common reason for needing a crown is tooth decay...
10 Occasions When It’s Great to Have White Teeth
Mar 09, 2021
A white smile brightens any special occasion. There’s no denying it: people love the power of a bright, confident smile. It might be because a white set of teeth point to health, wealth, and youth or the razzle of a dazzling smile simply spreads joy...
Starting Your Day off Right With a Morning Routine
Feb 23, 2021
Create your perfect morning routine. Morning routines help us get started on a positive and productive path for the day. When we leverage a morning routine, it allows us to control our schedules rather than letting our schedule...
How to Maintain Good Oral Health
Feb 23, 2021
Take the proper steps to care for your oral health. Your body is complicated, with a lot of different parts. When you take care of your body, it runs like a well-oiled machine. The two most important things you can do to help your body function...
What You Should Know About Gum Disease
Feb 23, 2021
Understanding Periodontitis, Gingivitis, and Gum Health Periodontitis and gingivitis or otherwise known as gum disease. Both of those complicated words sound bad when you look at them, and without proper oral care and treatment...
A Smile Is Worth 1,000 Words
Feb 23, 2021
Your smile speaks louder than words. It’s long been said that a smile is worth a thousand words. Indeed, this is undoubtedly true. Just think of the reaction you experience when someone smiles at you...
5 Reasons You Should Consider Dental Implants
Jan 26, 2021
Are you a candidate for dental implants? If you have missing teeth, you are likely a candidate for dental implants. These tooth implants can be used whether you have one missing tooth or several, and they can help you get on your way toward a better smile.
Why Do Dental Implants Fail? What You Should Know About Dental Implant Failure
Jan 26, 2021
How to Reduce the Risk of Dental Implant Failure Dental implants, otherwise known as tooth implants or denture implants, have become a popular option for those looking to get rid of their old dentures.
What Do You Do About a Toothache?
Jan 23, 2021
Is your toothache worth calling the dentist for? Toothaches are no fun. It is incredible how much pain and discomfort can come from something as small as a tooth. When you have a toothache, the pain can seriously distract you...
10 Facts About Dental Implants
Jan 23, 2021
Restore your smile with dental implants. Missing teeth can result in negative consequences for your self-esteem and ability to speak and eat properly. Certain sounds can’t be pronounced without specific teeth in place...
High School Is Hard: 5 Ways to Make it Easier
Dec 29, 2020
Support your child for a happy transition to high school. High school can be an exciting time in your child’s life. Over these four years, they’ll make some of their most formative friendships, and they’ll also experience many milestones...
How Preventing Periodontitis Improves Your Overall Health
Dec 21, 2020
In your quest to protect your children’s dental health, you’ve likely spent plenty of time focusing on their teeth and gums. From pint-sized character toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste to colorful flossers...
Five Common Procedures to Give You a Healthier Smile
Dec 17, 2020
Are your teeth healthy? Surprisingly, 47.2% of American adults over age 30 have some form of periodontal disease. And it only gets worse with age. Over 70% of adults over age 65 have periodontal disease.
8 Reasons Why You’ll Love Reading, MA!
Dec 17, 2020
A small town vibe with big city benefits. When you think of the ideal place to live, what do you envision? If you dream of a small town with ample natural areas, bustling small businesses, and plenty of family-friendly things to do...
How to Love the Teeth You’re With
Nov 30, 2020
6 Ways to Make Your and Your Family’s Smiles Strong, Beautiful, and Healthy Watching your children grow and your parents age is a strange place to be, as you simultaneously guide your children toward healthy habits and offer your parents the support...
An Overview of Periodontal Disease: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Maintenance
Nov 12, 2020
Healthier gums for a healthier life. Have you ever heard the statement that it’s normal for your gums to bleed when you floss or brush your teeth? Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. While it may be common for you...
Mouth-Body Connection Between Periodontal Disease and Other Diseases
Oct 05, 2020
Your mouth and body are connected in more ways than you may realize. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that more than 47% of U.S. adults age 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease, or periodontitis.
Is Smile Direct Club a Good Idea? 8 Questions Answered
Oct 02, 2020
What is the best option to straighten your smile? In your quest for a straighter smile, you’ve likely encountered plenty of options that claim to offer the ultimate fix.
8 Fun Fall Activities to Do in Reading, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Plan out a safe and festive fall season with your family in Reading, Massachusetts. Fall is right around the corner, and with it comes cooler weather, beautiful scenery, and the start of the major holiday season.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
Sep 23, 2020
Learning how to keep your cool and handle a dental emergency. Between your kids’ clumsy moments and their enthusiastic play, you’re likely very familiar with the routine of putting a kiss or a Band-Aid on minor scrapes and cuts.
Dental Implants: Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions
Aug 24, 2020
Get the answers to 8 of your most common dental implant questions. Dental implants have been booming in popularity as a superior solution for missing teeth and the trend isn’t expected to stop anytime soon.
Dental Implants 101: Diagnosis, Treatment Procedure, and Aftercare
Aug 24, 2020
The basics of dental implants, from candidacy to post-treatment. Dental implants are steadily becoming the go-to permanent solution for patients with missing teeth. If you’ve experienced tooth loss in your past or you’re about to undergo extractions...
Quarantine-clean: Cleaning Supplies You Can Make at Home
Jul 23, 2020
Here’s how to take a natural approach to cleaning supplies. The kiddos are home and they are making a mess like it’s their job. You’ve run out of store-bought cleaning products. What are you going to do?
7 Immune Boosting and Stress Management Activities You Can Do at Home
Jul 23, 2020
How to Fight Anxiety While Improving Your Health Are you feeling stressed about COVID-19 and the measures we need to take to stay healthy? Believe it or not, that stress could be one of the factors taking the biggest toll on your immune system.
Invisalign Aligners Overview
Jun 24, 2020
Is Invisalign right for your child? Invisalign deserves a lot of the praise it gets; it’s an effective teeth straightening treatment that erases or improves upon many of the drawbacks associated with traditional braces.
How Do I Choose the Best Dentist Near Me for Dental Implants?
Jun 24, 2020
Picking the perfect dentist is the key to a wonderful dental implant experience. Dental implants have helped over 3 million people get their smiles back, and every year another 500,000 patients opt for this beneficial restorative dentistry procedure.
How to Build up Your Immune System: Tips From Your Dentist
Mar 31, 2020
Our immune systems are our intricate defenders. You’re practicing social distancing and only going out for essentials. You’re disinfecting your surfaces and washing your hands for 20 seconds at a time. What else can you do to keep yourself healthy?
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Mar 13, 2020
Dental implants have helped millions of Americans save their smiles. Dental implants are helping millions of Americans get their confidence back after experiencing tooth loss.
Why We Choose to Be Your Dental Team in Reading, MA
Feb 14, 2020
Bringing Comprehensive Dental Care to Beautiful Reading, MA For over a decade Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi worked as an associate dentist in Boston, MA, before deciding to venture out on her own in 2007.
My Experience with First Dental Associates in Reading, MA
Feb 13, 2020
What our patients have to say about Dr. Sadeghi and the team. “The team is very friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is very modern and pleasant. The doctor is nice and friendly and good at her job.
The Top Dental Needs for Every Stage of Life
Jan 06, 2020
Age-specific dental care habits are important. Maintaining good oral health is more than just having a bright, white smile. Having healthy teeth and gums is a cornerstone of overall physical health, equally important from infancy to the golden years.
The Many Benefits of a Family Dentist
Jan 03, 2020
You can find a dentist your whole family will love in Reading, MA. Healthy teeth and gums are important throughout all stages of life, from childhood and adolescence right up to adulthood. Visiting the dentist should be a normal part of life...
How Gum Disease Affects Your Health
Dec 17, 2019
Your oral health is fundamental to your overall health. In recent years, there has been an increased focus on living healthier lifestyles, so we can remain healthy and active for as long as possible. When we think about adjusting our lifestyles...
The Top Symptoms of Gingivitis You Should Know
Dec 06, 2019
Gingivitis affects many people. Your gums play a surprisingly important role in the health of your teeth by protecting their roots and other supporting structures. This is why severe gum disease is so serious...
9 Questions Answered About the Root Canal Process
Nov 15, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Root Canals You like going to the dentist, as long as it’s for your regular scheduled professional cleaning, right? But there’s this little pain in one of your teeth that you’ve been ignoring.
Tooth-Friendly Recipes for Any Holiday Party
Nov 15, 2019
Holiday Treats That Are Good for Your Teeth Equipping yourself with a few trusty, tooth-friendly recipes can help you and your family enjoy the upcoming holiday party season with greater oral health and ease.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Oct 03, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign You’ve likely heard of Invisalign, the transparent aligners that can straighten teeth and correct bite alignment in both kids and adults. Invisalign’s effectiveness is unquestionable.
What You Need to Know About Invisalign vs. Smile Direct
Oct 03, 2019
Invisalign vs. Smile Direct At first glance, Invisalign and Smile Direct are very similar. Both systems are clear aligners that claim to provide you with straighter teeth comfortably.
10 Weird Facts About Teeth
Sep 04, 2019
From growing synthetic teeth to traditions you may not have known about—teeth are as interesting as they are essential. Here are 10 weird facts about teeth 1. The Tooth… Mouse? Here in North America, the tooth fairy is a longstanding tradition...
5 of Our Favorite Google Reviews
Sep 04, 2019
Dr. Sadeghi has been named a preferred dentist by the America’s Best Dentist website in both 2017 and 2018. This title is awarded by the National Consumer Advisory Board who take patient experience into consideration...
Invisalign Treatment – Infographic
Aug 31, 2019
Invisalign is not just for teens and adolescents. Adults can also benefit from the convenience and discreet nature of these transparent aligners. Out of all orthodontic patients, 20% are older than the age of 18.
10 Questions People Ask Us about Invisalign
Jul 09, 2019
Invisalign is an increasingly popular treatment for crooked teeth. Its ability to fly under the radar makes self-conscious patients feel better about their smiles while they’re getting them straightened.
Your Best Options for Straightening Teeth
Jul 09, 2019
Are your crooked teeth causing problems? If you have a crooked smile, it’s normal to wish for straight, white teeth; crooked teeth can be harmful to your self-esteem and confidence, no matter your age.
What You Need to Know About Gingivitis – Infographic
Jun 26, 2019
20 Fast Facts About Gingivitis 1. The World Health Organization estimates that out of every 4 adults one has some form of the bacterial infection gingivitis. 2. At some point in their lives, 80 percent of adults will experience symptoms of gingivitis.
What Do You Know About Dr. Sadeghi?
Jun 25, 2019
Dr. Sadeghi is committed to you. Aside from baked beans, Boston had a lot to offer Dr. Sadeghi. After graduating from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dentistry in 1996, Dr. Sadeghi spent a decade in Boston working with top dental professionals..
Summer in Reading, MA: 7 Things To Do
May 31, 2019
What are you doing in Reading, Massachusetts this summer? The last of the parking lot snow piles have finally melted, and the handful of weeks with spring weather have hastily given way to summer temperatures.
Gingivitis, Periodontitis, and Gum Disease: What You Need To Know
May 31, 2019
What is gum disease? Gingivitis, periodontitis, and gum disease… oh my! While not quite as life-threatening as lions, tigers, or bears, make no mistake these three dental afflictions can cause serious damage when left untreated.
Dear Invisalign User, You Should Know…
Apr 10, 2019
If you don’t do the time, your teeth won’t align. That’s the first tidbit of information we received from one patient when we asked for feedback on Invisalign. Traditional braces take time to work too.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dental Implants
Apr 10, 2019
Dental Implants We think it is fair to say that no other procedure has changed the face of dentistry over the last 25 years like dental implants. Although there are different ways to replace missing or severely damaged teeth, implants...
5 Signs You Have Periodontal Disease
Mar 22, 2019
Periodontal Disease and What it Means to You Pierre Fauchard was the first to write about periodontology in his 1746 text, Le Chirurgien Dentiste—that’s French for the dentist surgeon, by the way.
Top 9 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist During a Consultation
Mar 22, 2019
Choosing a Dentist You Trust Trusting your dentist is so important. Developing a positive relationship with your dentist can ease any fears or jitters you may have during your time in the chair if you have dental anxiety.
Dentistry in Reading, MA For All Ages
Apr 25, 2018
Our Reading, MA dental office is dedicated to providing convenient dental options for patients of all ages. A great family dentist can treat patients from 1 to 101 and provide the services one might need throughout their entire life.
What It Means to Lose Your Teeth
Apr 22, 2018
The goal of any good dentist is to help you keep your teeth forever. That means offering great preventive dentistry and quality restorative dental needs. But even while our Reading MA dental office is here to help you maintain a great smile...
Why You Should Throw Away Old Dentures
Apr 19, 2018
There is nothing quite worse than old, bad dentures. Dentures that don’t fit. Dentures that look “fake.” Dentures that make it nearly impossible to eat the food you love.
A Trip to the Dentist Can Save Your Life
Apr 16, 2018
A dentist’s main goal is to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. We fill cavities and restore teeth back to their natural state. We straighten teeth with things like short-term orthodontics.
Picture Yourself With a Better Smile
Apr 14, 2018
If you are struggling with smile flaws, you have probably pictured yourself with a better smile. At First Dental Associates in Reading, MA, we can fix your smile flaws in a matter of a few hours sometimes.
How Invisalign Works!
Apr 08, 2018
Do you want to deal with the hassle of traditional braces? The wire tightening? The metal that sticks out like a sore thumb? There is something better at our Reading MA dental office, First Dental Associates.
5 Amazing Benefits of Invisalign
Apr 05, 2018
The position of teeth is often the first thing people notice about the smile. Are the teeth straight? Are the teeth crooked, recessed, or sticking out unnaturally? These are things people notice — and unfortunately, this influences their perception of you.
Restore Your Smile Without Needles, Dental Drills
Apr 02, 2018
Everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile. But sometimes it can take a lot of time and dental work to get a smile functioning and looking great. Not every smile solution has to take multiple dental visits. Or require the use of needles and dental drills.
Flossing Your Teeth, Made Simple
Mar 28, 2018
Flossing your teeth every day is an important oral hygiene habit. Many areas of your teeth can’t be reached by brushing alone. And it’s important to remove food and other debris from in between teeth and other places...
What You Need to Know About Fluoride Varnish for Your Child’s Teeth
Mar 25, 2018
At First Dental Associates, our Reading, MA dentists and hygienists have lots of tools for keeping your child’s teeth healthy. We’ll help educate your child about the importance of daily brushing and flossing from an early age.
How Do You Teach a Child to Brush Their Teeth? (Video)
Mar 22, 2018
As a parent, you try to instill good habits in your child from an early age. Habits like picking up after themselves, eating healthy foods and, of course, brushing teeth every day.
Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign Trays? (Quiz)
Mar 19, 2018
Metal braces can change your life for the better by straightening your smile. But along the way, the wires and brackets may make you uncomfortable and/or self-conscious.
Snap-On Smiles: Cosmetic Dentistry Made Simple
Mar 16, 2018
You want the best smile that you can have. Do ever wish you could just change your smile in a snap? If so, we have good news. You actually can transform your smile quickly and effectively with Snap-on Smile.
Invisalign Clear Aligners Straighten Smiles
Mar 13, 2018
You know your smile could look better. You can see that some of your teeth are crooked or crowded together. You know that you have an overbite or underbite. You want to close the gap between your teeth.
4 Major Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Mar 11, 2018
When you look in the mirror, I’m guessing there is at least one thing you’d like to change about your smile. Honestly, most of us have that same thought. Whether your smile has faded with age or you have dealt with less-than ideal teeth forever...
A Quick Look at the Tooth Implant Process (Infographic)
Mar 10, 2018
So you’re missing a tooth? How do you feel about that? A little embarrassed? Are you having trouble eating yet? Well, don’t be ashamed and don’t let your problem get any worse.
Cavities, Composite Fillings, & Crowns
Mar 07, 2018
Quick, think of any 10 people — family, friends, celebrities — anyone at all. Got it. Statistically, at least 9 of those people will have tooth decay during their lives. Knowing this, where do you think you would fall on someone else’s list?
Tooth Loss Can Affect More Than Your Smile (Video)
Mar 04, 2018
Tooth loss in adults is more common than we would like, but it’s a reality that many people have to deal with in one way or another. It’s important to understand that losing teeth affects more than your smile.
Clear Aligners Can Change Adult Smiles
Mar 01, 2018
You are never too old to want a great smile. You are never too old to deserve a great smile. And you are never too old to create the smile of your dreams. We have seen what “invisible braces” have been able to do for many of our adult patients...
What Does The Tooth Fairy Look Like? (Video)
Feb 28, 2018
Children ask a lot of questions and as parents, we try to answer them as best we can. But some questions are harder to answer than others. If your curious child has quizzed you about the tooth fairy, show them the video below...
Here’s What To Expect With A Tooth Filling
Feb 26, 2018
Do you have a toothache that won’t seem to go away? Have you noticed extra sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures lately? If so, you could have a cavity. But what exactly does that mean for your dental health?
The 5 Most Common Dental Problems (Infographic)
Feb 24, 2018
There is an unfortunate number of dental issues you can run into at any point during your lifetime. Fortunately, our team at First Dental Associates can take care of any problem you’re dealing with...
Are You Doing What It Takes For A Healthy Smile? (Video)
Feb 22, 2018
Good dental health is essential to good overall health. All it takes to maintain a healthy mouth is a few good habits. So how do your dental habits stack up? Are you doing what it takes to maintain a healthy smile?
Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month
Feb 20, 2018
February is Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month, so our team at First Dental Associates in Reading, MA is taking the time to share what we know about caring for your child’s teeth.
Gum Disease Awareness: Here’s What You Should Know (Infographic)
Feb 16, 2018
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month which means there’s no better time than now to talk about the condition that can wreak havoc on your mouth. Gum disease is far more common than you may have realized...
What Is A Cavity? (Video)
Feb 12, 2018
If you regularly visit the dentist, you’ve probably heard the word “cavity” a handful of times. You have even had a cavity at some point. But can you say exactly what a cavity is? If not, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Don’t Let Bad Breath Ruin Your Valentine’s Day Date
Feb 08, 2018
Have you ever experienced breath so bad you can almost taste it? Have you witnessed the look on someone’s face as you’re talking to them and they realize how bad your breath smells?
Fight Cavities With Fluoride (Video)
Feb 04, 2018
If you think of cavities as the villain or bad guy, then fluoride is the superhero! In the video below provided by the American Dental Association, you’ll learn more about what makes fluoride so powerful in the fight against tartar...
A Lifetime Of Compassionate Dental Care For Your Whole Family
Feb 01, 2018
Finding A Family Dentist When you first begin your search for a family dentist, we recommend you start by looking at the basis. You can ask around or do an online search for dentists in your area.
Dieting For The New Year? Here’s How It Will Affect Your Teeth (Video)
Jan 27, 2018
There’s no shame in trying to improve your health. Whether you’re attempting to eat a little healthier or are completely transforming your diet, there are a lot of factors to consider when thinking about what foods to eat.
Lost A Tooth? Here Are All The Ways We Can Replace It!
Jan 24, 2018
Losing a tooth is undoubtedly pretty traumatizing, no matter if you lost it because of gum disease or an injury. Trying to live day-to-day with holes in your smile is much harder than you may have realized.
Gum Disease: How Much Do You Really Know? (Quiz)
Jan 22, 2018
If left untreated, gum disease has the ability to do serious damage to your teeth, gums, and bone. It’s important to educate yourself on the potential damaging effects of gum disease, to better understand the importance of prevention.
What Is A Cavity? (Video)
Jan 20, 2018
It’s no secret that cavities are bad news for your teeth. But exactly are they and what causes them? To learn more about cavities, watch the video below provided by the American Dental Association. Then call First Dental Associates in Reading, MA...
Your Go-To Guide To Professional Teeth Whitening
Jan 18, 2018
Have you heard of the “tissue test?” It’s a challenge that first appeared on a Crest commercial advertising their whitening strips. In sum, it showed a young woman comparing the color of her teeth to a tissue to see just how white or yellow...
It’s Time To Give Your Smile A Makeover (Infographic)
Jan 16, 2018
If your smile has taken its toll on your self-confidence, it’s time to do something about it. At First Dental Associates, we offer several cosmetic dentistry solutions that can transform your teeth into the smile of your dreams.
My Family Has Bad Teeth, Will I? (Video)
Jan 12, 2018
When it comes to the traits, characteristics, and features of our family members, there are certain things we’d love to inherit. But there are also some things we kind-of hope to miss out on. If you have a family history of bad teeth...
Begin The New Year With A New Smile
Jan 08, 2018
There’s just something about being able to start fresh at the beginning of the year. The new year brings with it an opportunity to start over and begin the year the right way. For many of you, that fresh start may have to do with your smile.
What Is A Composite Filling? (Video)
Jan 04, 2018
How much do you really know about composite fillings? At First Dental Associates, we regularly use them to help our patients and we just may use them to help you in the future. In the video below, provided by the American Dental Association...
What Can A Dental Implant Do?
Jan 01, 2018
A bright, confident smile is something that should last a lifetime. With the help of dental implants, it can! Dental implants are a revolutionary way to replace teeth after they’re lost.
Dental Implants: A Lifetime Investment
Dec 26, 2017
When making a big decision, it’s important to carefully consider each factor of your possible decision. At First Dental Associates, we understand that one major factor our patients put a lot of thought into is cost.
What’s Causing Your Bad Breath? (Video)
Dec 24, 2017
Are you embarrassed by bad breath? Have you been left scratching your head wondering what in the world has caused your breath to smell so bad? We’ve all been there! At First Dental Associates we can get to the root of the problem and figure out...
How Preventative Dentistry Can Help You
Dec 22, 2017
You’d think that, for the most part, one half of dentistry is about prevention, while the other half is about reparation, right? That certainly would make sense. But it turns out that preventative dentistry is just one of many specific areas...
How Does Glo Science Whitening Work? (Video)
Dec 20, 2017
Are you bothered by your stained, discolored teeth? At First Dental Associates, your local Reading, MA dentist, we offer a revolutionary teeth whitening treatment that can deliver remarkable results in no time at all.
Encourage Healthy Dental Habits For The Whole Family
Dec 18, 2017
It’s important to teach your family good habits, especially when it comes to their health. But how do you help them create those habits in the first place? Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about how you can encourage your family...
Am I Candidate For Short-Term Orthodontics?
Dec 16, 2017
When making a difficult decision, convenience certainly plays a big role in the final decision. If you’ve been hiding your smile out of embarrassment because of crooked, misaligned teeth, you may have been avoiding orthodontics...
How To Brush Your Teeth The Right Way (Video)
Dec 12, 2017
When you do something for so long it becomes a habit. But how do you know if you’re truly doing it the right way if you’ve done it the same way for decades? In the video below provided by the American Dental Association, you can learn the proper technique
How To Prevent Gum Disease (Infographic)
Dec 08, 2017
Gum disease can have a detrimental effect on your teeth. Fortunately, you can catch it early and even prevent it from occurring by practicing good habits. Following some of the tips provided in the infographic below, try to create a healthy routine...
All The Ways A Dental Crown Can Save Your Tooth
Dec 06, 2017
No matter if you’re a child with damaged teeth caused by tooth decay or an elderly patient hoping to save a cracked tooth, dental crowns can work wonders for damaged teeth.
What Is GLO Science Whitening? (Video)
Dec 01, 2017
For a whiter, brighter smile, GLO Science Whitening may be the treatment you’ve been looking for. Watch the video below provided by First Dental Associates to learn more about the revolutionary treatment.
Dental Veneers Are Like Fake Nails For Your Teeth
Nov 27, 2017
That’s a pretty odd thing to think about, right? Fake nails on your teeth? Fortunately, that’s not exactly what we’re talking about here. Instead, we’re hoping to help you understand why dental veneers just may be the smile solution...
Are You Flossing Your Teeth Properly? (Video)
Nov 24, 2017
A lot of people think that as long as they string floss in between each of their teeth, they’re fine. It turns out that’s not exactly the case. To floss properly, you need to make sure you’re really getting in between your teeth...
A Brief Guide To Dentures (Infographic)
Nov 21, 2017
Dentures have the ability to completely restore and transform your smile, no matter what kind of dental issues you’re dealing with. If you’re missing one or more teeth or hoping for a restoration option that will give you the smile...
An Affordable Way To Enhance Your Smile Without Surgery
Nov 18, 2017
Are you desperately hoping for a way to improve the look of your teeth and enhance your smile, without going broke? Our Snap-on Smile service may be just right for you!
How To Properly Clean & Store Your Toothbrush (Video)
Nov 16, 2017
Your toothbrush is the tool used to keep your teeth clean. But how can you effectively do so if your toothbrush itself isn’t clean? In the video below, provided by the American Dental Association...
Oral Cancer Is Bad News: Here’s How To Protect Yourself
Nov 14, 2017
Cancer within itself is one of the most feared diseases. There’s no denying that it can completely wreak havoc on your entire body, including your mouth. Oral cancer is a real threat, especially in those who don’t take proper care of their health.
What To Expect During A Checkup With Your Dentist (Video)
Nov 10, 2017
Some surprises can be fun. But other times you’re much better off knowing exactly what to expect. When it comes to visiting the dentist, chances are you’re not looking to be surprised by anything.
Teeth Whitening: Dramatically Brighten Your Smile (Infographic)
Nov 07, 2017
Are you embarrassed by the color of your teeth? Have you tried, unsuccessfully, to whiten your teeth with over-the-counter whitening products? Are you looking for an effective way to brighten your smile? Well, your search stops here!
My Child Has A Toothache, Should I Call The Dentist? (Video)
Nov 04, 2017
As a parent, when your child is in pain you want to do everything you can to help them find relief. If your child is suddenly complaining of a toothache, first take a look inside their mouth.
Here’s How You Can Prevent Gum Disease
Nov 01, 2017
From bleeding gums to rotting teeth, gum disease certainly isn’t a pretty sight. It can wreak havoc on your mouth. Fortunately, it’s entirely preventable. When it comes to fighting gum disease, good oral hygiene habits are key.
Benefits Of Invisalign Over Traditional Metal Braces
Oct 26, 2017
Crooked, misaligned teeth not only look unsightly but can cause oral health issues because they’re harder to clean. If you’re ready to give up the battle with your teeth and find a straightening solution that can work for you, we’re here to help.
My Parents Had Bad Teeth, Does That Mean I Will Too? (Video)
Oct 23, 2017
Do you have a love-hate relationship with your genes? Maybe there are certain traits you’ve inherited that you love, like your eye color or your skin tone. But then maybe there are other traits that you’re not exactly thrilled about.
Protect Your Smile With Preventative Dentistry (Infographic)
Oct 20, 2017
Life happens. There’s no denying it. But a little prevention can go a long way. Fortunately, at First Dental Associates, we like to think a few steps ahead. When you come to see any one of our friendly and experienced dentists and hygienists...
Fluoride In Your Water: A Good Thing? (Video)
Oct 18, 2017
Upon hearing there are chemicals in your drinking water, you may become concerned. After all, chemicals are harmful right? Surprisingly, that’s not necessarily the case.
The Connection Between Gum Disease & Cancer (Blog)
Oct 15, 2017
No matter your age, proper oral hygiene is essential, not just for aesthetic purposes. A healthy mouth and a healthy body are closely related. If you don’t take good care of your teeth and gums, the rest of your body may pay the ultimate price.
Easy To Follow Tips For A Healthy Smile (Video)
Oct 10, 2017
Maintaining a healthy smile doesn’t have to be a stressful task. In fact, just a few, regular healthy habits can keep you on the path to good health and great oral hygiene.
Why We Know You’ll Love Your Dental Implants
Oct 08, 2017
Have you recently made a purchase that you knew was worth every penny? You can get that same feeling when you invest in dental implants. No buyer’s remorse here!
A Dentist For Your Whole Family (Photo)
Oct 06, 2017
Finding a family dentist is an intimidating task, but your trusted Reading, MA dentist Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi can make the decision easy for you. At First Dental Associates, we welcome family members of all ages...
Taking Good Care Of Your Dentures (Infographic)
Oct 04, 2017
To maintain your oral health, it’s important you care for your dentures properly. Proper care ensures your dentures last longer, which is good news for you! At First Dental Associates in Reading, MA, Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi, Dr. Jungmee Youn...
Turn That Frown Into A Celebrity Smile With Veneers
Oct 04, 2017
Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Hilary Duff, George Clooney, and Demi Moore are just some of the many celebrities who are rumored to have gotten a dental makeover with the help of veneers.
Your Back To School Smile Checklist [Infographic]
Jul 28, 2017
The first day of school is closer than you think. While you are out and about, make time to take care of our family’s smiles, too. We’ve put together a short checklist to help your kids get their smiles ready for the return of classes.
Don’t Let Tobacco Take Away Your Smile [Video]
Jul 25, 2017
Smoking or using smokeless tobacco is one of the worst things you can do for your oral health (not to mention your overall health). Tobacco users are more likely to have tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Don’t Let Gum Disease Steal Your Smile
Jul 22, 2017
In our previous post, we shared some tips for preventing gum disease. Today, we want to discuss some reason this is important — not the least of which is saving your smile. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is the leading cause of lost teeth...
Small Steps Every Day Help Prevent Gum Disease [Video]
Jul 19, 2017
Gum disease affects as many as 4 in 5 people in the United States. While it’s always better to prevent periodontal disease, it’s important to take action at the first signs of gingivitis, which is the early stage of gum disease.
We Want To See Your (Snap-On) Smile
Jul 16, 2017
One of the great things about cosmetic dentistry is seeing a patient smile with confidence when their treatment is done. For some patients, having their teeth whitened makes a world of difference to their self-esteem.
Who Are Good Candidates For Invisalign®?
Jul 10, 2017
Straight teeth are good for your smile. You know this. Your family and friends know this. Your co-workers know this, too. It’s the reason millions of people undergo orthodontic care every year in the United States.
Building Bridges, Rebuilding Smiles [Infographic]
Jul 07, 2017
If you are missing one or more teeth, then you may want to find out what a dental bridge could do for you. As part of our restorative dentistry in Reading, MA, dental bridges can rebuild your smile and bring back the function of your lost teeth.
How Are Your Wisdom Teeth Coming Along? [Video]
Jul 04, 2017
We encourage our patients to visit us for routine dental cleanings and exams to be proactive about their oral health. Your dental needs change throughout your life.
Celebrate With A Smile Worthy Of Fireworks
Jul 01, 2017
Every year on the 4th of July, we celebrate the founding of the United States of America. No matter our differences about political issues, we can all take pride in the many freedoms that we enjoy in our country.
Keep Smiling With A Tooth-Colored Dental Filling [Video]
Jun 29, 2017
Odds are that you and most of the people you know will have at least one cavity in your lives. When you do, you have the option of getting tooth-colored fillings at our dentist office in Reading, MA.
Three Reasons To Pay Close Attention To Gum Health
Jun 26, 2017
We are starting with a disclaimer: Although we are focused on three groups of people in today’s post, everyone should be concerned about gum disease. Gum disease can affect anyone and everyone, regardless of age or gender.
This Post Is For Anyone Interested In A Whiter Smile [Video]
Jun 23, 2017
One of the fastest ways to improve your smile is professional teeth whitening. This is one of the most popular kinds of cosmetic dentistry at our office in Reading, MA.
How Well Is Your Family Protecting Their Smiles? [Quiz]
Jun 20, 2017
There’s just something about the feeling you get when you know your spouse or your children are happy. To that end, you probably encourage your family to do things that keep their mouths as healthy as they can be.
You Can Make Dentures Secure, Stronger
Jun 17, 2017
Your dentures slip out of place when you try to bite into something. You have to chew longer to eat certain foods. Your “teeth” have slipped out of place while you were talking to someone.
Preventive Dental Care Is More Important As You Get Older [Video]
Jun 14, 2017
As you get older, maintaining your oral health becomes more important. Your risk for oral health problems increases. Even so, you can keep your mouth healthy — and your smile intact — by practicing good, preventive care.
You Can Have Your Smile Back With A Dental Crown Or Bridge
Jun 10, 2017
For thousands of years, people have been trying to make their smiles looks their best. Today, dental crowns and bridges help millions of people repair and replace their teeth.
How To Keep Smiling All Summer [Infographic]
Jun 08, 2017
Summer will be here again soon. Along with that warmer weather are some particular considerations to keep in mind while you and your family are enjoying the sunshine.
Visit The Dentist For A Healthy Mouth [Video]
Jun 05, 2017
Some advice is always worth repeating. That’s why we like to remind you of the importance of brushing, flossing, and routine visits to the dentist office. If you live in or near Reading, MA, we welcome you to visit Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi...
A Simple Guide To Dental Fillings
Jun 01, 2017
What can we say about cavities? Nobody wants them, yet more than 90 percent of Americans will get at least one. You may have already had a cavity. If you haven’t, keep doing what you can to prevent it, but also be prepared to act if you should ever get one
Would You Be Interested In A Whiter Smile? [Video]
May 28, 2017
If you drink a lot of coffee or tea … If you enjoy a glass of wine regularly with dinner … Or if you are a tobacco user … Then you probably understand why teeth whitening is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry.
A Family Dentist Can Help Busy Parents
May 25, 2017
As a parent, you may feel like you never stop moving. When you aren’t taking your kids to and from school, you may feel like a taxi service driving them to and from practices, events, and who knows what else.
Don’t Lose Your Smile To Receding Gum [Video]
May 22, 2017
Gum recession can be one of the more serious consequences of gum disease. Receding gums expose the roots of your teeth. This can lead to more problems like tooth sensitivity and even loose teeth.
We Look Forward To Meeting New Dental Patients
May 19, 2017
It’s time. You haven’t visited in years, even though you know you should. It’s been too long, and it’s time to go back for your own sake. It’s time to return to the dentist office.
The People You Meet At The Dentist Office: Hygienists [Video]
May 16, 2017
Good dental care starts with a good team, like the people you will meet at our dentist office in Reading, MA. Dental hygienists like Sue, Michelle, and Julie play a vital role in preventive dentistry.
How To Change Your Smile In A Snap [Infographic]
May 13, 2017
We are proud to be a Preferred Provider for Snap-On Smile at First Dental Associates, but you may be wondering how this cosmetic service could help you. Snap-On Smile is a thin, durable covering that you can slip over your natural teeth...
Find Out For Yourself What Invisalign Could Do For Your Smile
May 10, 2017
Some people are born with perfect smiles. Their teeth are straight. They don’t have overbites or underbites. Their teeth are evenly spaced with no crowding or gaps. For the rest of us to have those kinds of smiles, we may need a little help.
Getting Older Can Affect Your Risk Of Tooth Decay
May 07, 2017
We want all our patients to have healthy mouths for life. It’s important to remember that your oral health needs change as you get older. Preventive care is an important part of our family dentistry in Reading, Ma, which is why today we are sharing...
Are Dentures Really Enough For You? [Quiz]
May 04, 2017
The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 35 million Americans are missing at least one arch of teeth. Many of them will get traditional dentures even though dental implants are often a better option.
Building Bridges To Better Smiles
May 01, 2017
You may have heard of dental bridges. You may know someone who has one (whether you realize it or not). But you may not know if a dental bridge could help you. To put it simply if you are missing a tooth or a few teeth...
Good Bonds Make For Better Smiles [Video]
Apr 28, 2017
Tooth bonding is a great service that sits on the line between cosmetic and restorative dentistry. If you have gaps in your teeth or a tooth that looks darker than its neighbors, then tooth bonding can help.
See For Yourself What Professional Teeth Whitening Can Do
Apr 25, 2017
If you could only do one thing to improve, your smile what would it be? If you only had one day to change your smile, what would you do? For many people, the answer to both questions is the same — professional teeth whitening.
Invisalign Could Give You A Straight Smile [Video]
Apr 22, 2017
Most people would agree that straight teeth improve the appearance of a smile. Even so, wearing braces for two years or more may not seem like a worthwhile investment, especially if you are a working adult.
Facts You Should Know About Oral Cancer [Infographic]
Apr 19, 2017
There are a lot of great reasons to visit our dentist office in Reading, MA, twice a year. Detecting possible oral cancer may just be the best one. Preventing tooth decay and gum disease are important...
The Easy Way To Improve Your Smile
Apr 16, 2017
How would you like to have teeth that … … are whiter? … are straighter? … have no gaps between them? Sounds like a job for cosmetic dentistry right? It is, and Snap-On Smile may be the fastest and simplest way to fix all of these issues for you...
Protect Your Smile By Playing Safe [Video]
Apr 13, 2017
Should you wear an athletic mouthguard? If you participate in any high-impact sport or activity, then yes, you should. We want every patient who visits our dentist office in Reading, MA, to keep her or his smile for life.
Dentures & Dental Implants Make A Great Team
Apr 10, 2017
By the time you read this, the 2017 NCAA basketball champions will have been crowned. The tournament is exciting for many reasons, but the winner is always a team that has learned to work well together.
Get Checked & Check Your Knowledge About Oral Cancer [Quiz]
Apr 07, 2017
Cancer remains one of the scariest diseases affecting humanity, and oral cancer can seem particularly scary. Oral cancer is also one of the reasons we encourage everyone in and around Reading, MA, to visit our dentist office a couple times each year.
Fight Back To Stop Plaque … From Ruining Your Smile [Video]
Apr 04, 2017
It never hurts to have a reminder about the basics of family and general dentistry. For our patients in and around Reading, MA, that means fighting plaque. In this video by the American Dental Association, you can learn what plaque is...
Three Reasons To Replace A Missing Tooth
Apr 01, 2017
You don’t know exactly how it happened. One minute you were jumping out of your seat to celebrate your favorite team’s latest come-from-behind victory. The next minute you were holding your mouth and looking for your missing tooth.
Pregnancy And Your Oral Health [Video]
Mar 27, 2017
Are your pregnant, or do you anticipate becoming pregnant in the near future? If so, congratulations. Parenthood can be one of life’s great joys. Unfortunately, pregnancy can also increase your risk for oral health problems, like gum disease.
Watch Your Mouth! Wear An Athletic Mouthguard!
Mar 24, 2017
Children who do not wear athletic mouthguards are 60 times more likely to experience a dental injury than those who do. That is based on a study conducted by the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation.
Dental Care Is Important At Any Age [Video]
Mar 21, 2017
You are getting older. You already know that your body does not work the same now as it did when you were 20 or 30. Did you realize those changes can affect your oral health as well?
Is Invisalign A Good Option For You? [Quiz]
Mar 17, 2017
You want a straight smile, right? But do you really want to wear braces? If you are an adult, we understand why you might not want to wear metal brackets and wires on your teeth.
Could ‘Invisible Braces’ Work For You? [Video]
Mar 14, 2017
You may not have to wear metal brackets and wires if you want your smile to be straighter. Instead, “invisible braces” like Invisalign® may be able to give you the smile of your dreams.
Dental Implants Vs. Traditional Dentures [Infographic]
Mar 10, 2017
If you are one of the estimated 35 million Americans who are missing one or both rows of your teeth, then you owe it to yourself to learn about dental implants. Traditional dentures can’t restore the full function of your teeth.
Boosting Your Confidence Could Be As Easy As A Snap-On Smile
Mar 08, 2017
How confident are you about your smile? Consider how you might feel in these situations. You’ve just been invited to a social gathering by one of your friends, so you ask if a certain other someone might be there. (She knows just who you mean.)
Remember Your Smile During Your Spring Cleaning
Mar 06, 2017
Many people use Spring cleaning as an opportunity to improve their homes. While you are at it, make an appointment for you and your family to visit the dentist, too.
Might Professional Teeth Whitening Right Help You? [Quiz]
Mar 03, 2017
You don’t have to live with stained teeth. Many people have tried whitening toothpaste and over-the-counter whitening products … and many people have been disappointed with the results.
Four Ways Restorative Dentistry Could Help You
Mar 01, 2017
An adult human with a full set of teeth has 32 teeth. If your wisdom teeth are removed, you would still have 28 teeth remaining. Keep that in mind as we share a few statistics with you.
Use The Right Tool To Stop Gum Disease [Video]
Feb 27, 2017
To wrap up Gum Disease Awareness Month, we want to emphasize the importance of preventive care. This means visiting our dentist office in Reading, MA, for professional dental cleanings.
Better Technology For Better Dental Care
Feb 24, 2017
Technology is one way we measure our progress in society. It has made us more efficient. It has allowed us to do things that were previously impossible. And it has certainly made general dentistry better.
Visit Us So We Can Help You Fight Gum Disease [Video]
Feb 21, 2017
As part of Gum Disease Awareness Month, we recently put together a short true-or-false quiz for you. Today, we want to discuss the importance of regular dental cleanings and examinations.
Dental Veneers Could Help You Remake Your Smile
Feb 17, 2017
You want to change your smile. Your teeth are not as white as you would like anymore. Your teeth aren’t crooked, but they aren’t exactly perfectly straight either. Some of your teeth are showing signs of wear and tear, too.
Make The Move From Dentures To Implant-Supported Dentures
Feb 14, 2017
You remember how excited you were when you first received your dentures. You weren’t necessarily happy that you needed them, but you they were a step up from living without teeth.
See The Benefits Of Invisalign [Infographic]
Feb 10, 2017
Invisalign® was originally developed the help adults who had crooked teeth but who didn’t want to wear braces. Today, this treatment has been used to provide orthodontic care to millions of patients — adults and teenagers alike.
Ceramic Dental Crowns Restore Your Natural Smile [Video]
Feb 08, 2017
In all of recorded human history, we have several examples of ways people have tried to repair and replace teeth. Stones, seashells, ivory, and animal bones are just a few of the many things people have used.
True or False: What Do You Know About Gum Disease? [Quiz]
Feb 06, 2017
Healthy gums are essential to a healthy smile. If you aren’t paying attention to your gums, now is a good time to start. February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, First Dental Associates has put together a quiz for you...
Tips For Teaching Your Kids How To Brush Their Teeth [Video]
Feb 03, 2017
Finding the right family dentist is a big decision, and our team at First Dental Associates would like to be part of your team. We say team because keeping your family’s mouths free from tooth decay and cavities requires a cooperative effort.
You Still Have Time To Whiten Your Smile For Your Valentine
Feb 01, 2017
Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Maybe you and your sweetheart have something special planned for that night. To look your very best, why not add one last touch — a bright, white smile.
What Should You Expect From Your Family Dentist?
Jan 30, 2017
No one is more important to you than your family, which is why your family dentist should be important, too. At First Dental Associates, we understand how valuable those smiles are, and we want to help you keep them as healthy as they can be.
Watch For Gum Disease If You Have Diabetes
Jan 26, 2017
Diabetes rates have been going up across the United States, including here in Massachusetts. Why does a dentist in Reading, MA, care about this? It’s because of the connections between diabetes and gum disease.
Four Reasons To Consider Snap-On Smile
Jan 23, 2017
The professionals at our dentist office in Reading, MA, have seen the many ways cosmetic services have helped patients. We are confident that cosmetic dentistry can do wonders for your smile, too.
Try Invisalign To See What Your Smile Could Look Like
Jan 19, 2017
Most people would like to have a straight smile. Yet, few people are fortunate enough to have perfectly aligned teeth. That’s why we are proud to offer Invisalign® for our patients.
How Can First Dental Associates Help You? [Quiz]
Jan 16, 2017
First Dental Associates is a general dentistry practice devoted to helping patients in and around Reading, MA. We provide a wide range of services in one location to make dental care easier for you and the people you love.
Want To Improve Your Smile? Ask About Dental Veneers
Jan 13, 2017
Dental veneers are one of the most versatile services in cosmetic dentistry. They can improve your smile in many ways, and you can get veneers at First Dental Associates in Reading, MA.
Trust Your Dentures To Stay In Place With Dental Implants
Jan 11, 2017
At one time, dentures were your best option if you lost all your teeth. Today, you can have something that is much more like a third set of teeth with dental implant-supported dentures.
Back To Basics: Practice Preventive Dental Care [Infographic]
Jan 09, 2017
Your smile is important, which is why it never hurts to review the basics of preventive care. Brushing your teeth and flossing is a good start. You also need regular professional dental cleanings, which you can get at our dentist office in Reading, MA.
A Tooth-Colored Filling Can Conceal The Site Of Your Cavity
Jan 06, 2017
More than 90 percent of people will have at least one cavity in their lives. If that happens to you, what kind of dental filling will you get? If you come to our dentist office in Reading, MA, you would get a tooth-colored filling.
Landon’s Bridge Is Made of (Dental) Crowns
Jan 03, 2017
One-third of adults 20 to 39 years old have lost at least one tooth, while 66 percent of 40 to 64 year olds are missing at least one tooth*. In other words, there are a lot of people who could benefit from a dental crown or dental bridge.
2017 Resolution: Have A Great Smile [Infographic]
Dec 29, 2016
It’s time to make your 2017 new year’s resolutions, and we hope you will include visiting our dentist office if you live in or near Reading, MA. General dentistry is the foundation of a healthy mouth.
Happy And Bright: Kick Off The New Year With A Whiter Smile
Dec 26, 2016
With 2017 just days away, First Dental Associates wishes you a safe and happy new year. And when you are happy we want you to show it, which is why you may want to talk to us about our professional teeth whitening.
Do You Understand What Dentures Will And Won’t Do?
Dec 23, 2016
It’s been said that no one succeeds without some support. You could say something similar about dentures. Alone, dentures can do a little, but with the support of dental implants, your dentures could do a lot more.
Invisalign Is A Clear Path To Your Better, Straighter Smile
Dec 20, 2016
People have tried all kinds of things in order to have straight teeth. Today, you could make that happen with one of the most convenient and discreet orthodontic treatments ever invented, Invisalign®.
The Many Ways A Dental Crown Could Help Your Smile
Dec 17, 2016
There may not be a more versatile part of restorative dentistry than dental crowns. They can be used to replace and repair teeth. We will get into some of the specifics in a moment.
Snap-On Smile: A Test Drive For Your New Smile
Dec 14, 2016
Cosmetic dentistry offers a lot of ways to improve your smile. It can also be a big decision for a lot of patients. It might be easier if there was a way to see what your new smile could look like before you started.
10 Questions About Preventive Dental Care [Quiz]
Dec 11, 2016
Everyone deserves to have a reason to smile, and everyone deserves to have a healthy smile. We want patients’ mouths to as healthy as it can be at First Dental Associates.
Three Ways You Can Restore Your Smile [Infographic]
Dec 08, 2016
Millions of Americans lose teeth every year, including more than 30 million who are missing a complete row of teeth. We can’t help all of those patients, but we can help you at our dentist office if you live in or near Reading, MA.
Be Prepared To Treat, Prevent Periodontal Disease
Dec 05, 2016
You floss and brush your teeth before bed. You notice some blood when you spit into the sink. Should you be worried? Yes, that blood is a symptom of gum disease, and you need to know what to do about it.
Give Your Whole Family The Gift Of Healthy Smiles
Dec 02, 2016
The holiday season is officially here. As you are out shopping for last-minute Christmas gifts or making your New Year’s plans, give yourself another reason to smile. Schedule an appointment with our family dentist in Reading, MA.
You Really Could Have A Whiter Smile In One Day
Nov 30, 2016
The commercials make it almost seem like magic. You buy the teeth whitening products, use them at home, and then get a bright, white smile again. If only it were that simple …
Treat Yourself To A Better Smile With Invisalign
Nov 26, 2016
Christmas is approaching fast. While you pick out gifts for the people you care about, don’t forget yourself. Find out how Invisalign® could give you the smile you want to share with the world.
How Satisfied Are You With Your Smile? [Quiz]
Nov 23, 2016
You should do something if you aren’t happy with your smile. You should schedule a consultation at First Dental Associates to discuss cosmetic dentistry. Our office is located in Reading, MA.
How Much Time Do You Spend With Your Family Dentist?
Nov 19, 2016
There’s nothing more important to you than your family. This is something that everyone at First Dental Associates understands. It’s also why family dentistry is part of the foundation of our practice.
Dental Crowns, Bridges Will Bring Your Smile Back
Nov 15, 2016
Dental crowns are the building blocks of restorative dentistry. They can be used to restore damaged teeth. They can be combined to build (dental) bridges to fill in gaps caused by lost teeth.
Dentures Should Do More Than Improve Your Smile
Nov 10, 2016
Losing your teeth can affect you emotionally and physically. Getting dentures can replace your missing smile, but wouldn’t you like to be able to eat whatever you want, too?
The Fastest Way To A Whiter Smile [Infographic]
Nov 06, 2016
A warm, welcoming smile says a lot about who you are. If your teeth are yellow or dark, you may not feel like smiling as much, however. Professional teeth whitening can give you a reason to smile again.
Dental Implants Are Strong Supporters Of Dentures
Nov 01, 2016
Losing your teeth can be difficult both physically and emotionally. We have many patients who come to our office seeking dentures because they can no longer handle living without teeth.
Restore Your Old Smile To Make It New Again
Oct 15, 2016
If you rebuild it, you will smile again. Believe it or not, humans have been practicing restorative dentistry for thousands of years. Our ancestors used to use seashells, stones, animal bones, and ivory among other things to replace lost teeth.
Try Out A New Smile With Snap-On Smile
Oct 01, 2016
Cosmetic dentistry is a popular service across the country and at our dentist office in Reading, MA. When you look at your smile in the mirror, is there anything you would like to change? You certainly wouldn’t be the first person to feel that way.
Three Things Dental Implants Can Do For You
Sep 15, 2016
It used to be so nice. You could eat anything that you wanted. You never hesitated to pose for pictures with a big smile on your face. Now … well, now you just don’t feel like smiling.
Hit The Right Note With Invisalign
Sep 01, 2016
Playing in a marching band is hard work. You have to know how to march, when to march in what direction, and how to stay in sync with the rest of the band. On top of that, you need to play an instrument. It is a band after all.
You Can Do Many Things To Improve Your Smile
Aug 15, 2016
If you have a piece of paper and a pen nearby, grab them. If not, just use your memory. What celebrity do you think has the best smile? Write down his or her name. Now, who has the best smile among the people you know?
Six Things You Should Know About Gum Disease
Aug 01, 2016
When you think of the dentist office, the first thing that comes to mind is probably your teeth. We can understand why. Keeping your teeth healthy and intact is a big part of what we do. If your smile was a movie, your teeth would be the stars.
How To Have A Healthy, White Smile
Jul 15, 2016
Summer is here. For many people, this is the time of year when we get together more frequently with family and friends. It’s a time when many of us schedule vacations, too.
Time To Restore Your Reasons For Smiling
Jul 01, 2016
It could be something as a small as a chip in one tooth or something as large as replacing a complete row of teeth. Either of those problems (or any number of things in between) can make you self-conscious about your smile.
Envision A Better Smile With Invisalign
Jun 15, 2016
If you are a parent, you want what’s best for your children. That means trying to feed them healthy foods, encouraging them to do well in school, and keeping their teeth looking their best.
Welcome to Your Family Dentist In Reading, MA
Jun 15, 2016
Keeping your loved ones healthy is arguably the most important aspect of family care, and the importance of oral health, as it relates to systemic health, is undeniable. Your diet has a direct effect on the well-being of every part of your body...
First Dental Associates
✆ Phone (appointments): 781-438-1312
Address: 274 Main St, Reading, MA 01867
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