Have Fun Brushing & Play Plaque Man!

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What is plaque? Plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth and contains millions of bacteria. The bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing. When you eat, the bacteria in plaque use the sugars in your food to produce acids that eat away at … Read More

Floss like a Boss – 5 Reasons Why Flossing is Extremely Important

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Floss Like a Boss – 5 Reasons Why Flossing is Extremely Important by Matt Cunningham Every time you visit the dentist for a checkup, there’s one question you’re almost certain to hear: “Have you been flossing regularly?” For a lot of patients, the answer isn’t always yes. Many people make a point of brushing their teeth twice a day, as the American Dental … Read More

Chernobyl boys learn to smile in Andover

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When Andover dentist Kevin Bagnall first met Andrew Stovpet and Pavel Osipenko last month, the 11-year-old boys from Klintsy, Russia weren’t smiling as they entered his Haverhill Street practice. “They were apprehensive, as most kids are apprehensive about having dental work done,” said Bagnall. “Because of where they come from, they had a lot of cavities.” Both Stovpet and Osipenko, … Read More