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Spring Referral, NH Made Gift Basket, Winner Announced!

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Left to right: Heather Young, Dental Assistant; Dr. Darren Boles, General Dentist (back); Katy Lacroix, Office Assistant; Kara Denning, Patient and Suzanne Boles, Office Manager.

 

Dr. Darren Boles, General Dentist and his staff at Dental Expressions are pleased to announce the winner of the Spring Referral contest Kara Denning! Dental Expressions realizes the greatest compliment received is when one of their patients refers a friend or colleague to their practice. In an effort to show appreciation to patients for these referrals, Dr. Boles awarded Kara with a 100% NH Made Gift Basket for her continued support of good oral health!

Dental Expressions Treating Family Members of all Ages

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Photo Dr. Darren Boles DDS, Barbara Studley, Stacie Mosher, Heather Young.

Dr. Darren Boles, D.D.S. is a local dentist whose dental office, Dental Expressions, has been providing quality dental care, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry to families in the Lakes Region for over ten years.

Dental Expressions is excited to announce the growth of their team to better serve current and new patients in 2016. Focusing on the dental treatment for members of the entire family, and individuals from young children to elders, the team at Dental Expression’s now has the ideal expertise among the staff to accommodate all needs, comfort levels and ages.

Paired with Dr. Boles’ skilled expertise, experience, and compassion; the team at Dental Expressions will focus on preventing oral diseases and protecting patients’ teeth and gums and overall health.

Stacie Mosher, a registered dental hygienist, has qualified experience working in a pediatric dental office in the Lakes Region. Barbara Studley, a registered dental hygienist, offers the practice over 30 years of experience. In addition, Heather Young is Dr. Boles’ Dental Assistant.

“We’re extremely excited to have this solid dental team providing services to our current and new patients.” said Dr. Darren Boles. “Adding these strong dental backgrounds to our practice allows us to continue to offer our patients a warm, compassionate, and friendly atmosphere.”

What’s Causing Your Jaw Pain?

Ask the Tooth DoctorDEAR DR. BOLES: Lately, I’ve been having jaw pain and muscle spasms in my neck, especially after I’ve eaten something that requires a lot of chewing. I’ve lost a few teeth over the years and never bothered to get them taken care of. Could my missing teeth be causing the problem? – George, Meredith, NH

What are these White Spots on My Teeth?

Ask the Tooth DoctorDEAR DR. BOLES: I notice I have a lot of little white spots on my front teeth. What are these and how can I get rid of them? – Mike, Laconia, NH

DEAR Mike: There are a few different causes of white spots on the teeth, depending on how long you’ve had them. If the spots have been present since you were a child, you may have experienced a disruption in enamel formation—or enamel hypoplasia —as your teeth grew. White spots can also appear in childhood when kids use—and ingest—too much fluoride toothpaste. This is called hyperfluorosis. Both of these causes are common in childhood, and can cause lasting spots on teeth.

A professional tooth whitening may make the spots less noticeable by removing surrounding stains. Another alternative is composite dental veneers, which are thin shells of tooth-colored, composite resin, that are bonded directly to the tooth giving the appearance of whiter enamel.

However, if the white spots have formed more recently on adult teeth, the culprit may be plaque build-up, which can cause hard, scaly spots near the gum line and make the teeth look discolored. A thorough dental cleaning can help remove this plaque and decrease the discoloration.

Finally, and most concerning, the beginning stages of tooth decay or cavities can sometimes look like white spots. As bacteria produce acids that digest and thin out the tooth enamel, the enamel may begin to look bright white.

White spots caused by decay require examination and treatment by a dentist. The earlier decay is detected, the better your dentist will be able to stop it in its tracks.

Whatever the cause, I would definitely suggest you visit a dentist. He or she will examine the spots, find the underlying cause, and determine what, if any, treatment is needed.

Should You Avoid Dental X Rays?

Ask the Tooth DoctorDEAR DR. BOLES: I’m always skittish about x-rays, even the ones you get at the dentist’s office every few years. I hate the idea of being exposed to unnecessary radiation. Is there a way to avoid dental x rays altogether? – Jess, New Hampton, NH

CEREC Makes Dental Crowns Possible in One Day

Ask the Tooth DoctorDEAR DR. BOLES: I just found out I need another crown, and I’m dreading it. I remember the last one—I had to take two days off from work to do it. I read about same-day crowns. Are they better and really same day? — Laurie, Alton, NH

Dental Implants Put an End to Denture Mishaps

Ask the Tooth DoctorDEAR DR. BOLES: I was at dinner with the girls and as I chewed a piece of steak, my top plate fell out of my mouth and onto the table! I was mortified! Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time this has happened. What are my options to ensure my dentures stay put? - Jeannie, Gilford, NH

How to stop nighttime teeth grinding

tooth-doc-headerDEAR DR. BOLES: My wife says I drive her crazy at night grinding my teeth. Should I buy one of those mouth guards at the pharmacy? - David, Meredith, NH

Options to get rid of coffee stains

tooth-doc-headerDEAR DR. BOLES: I am a bit of a coffee junkie, and I’ve noticed my teeth look less bright than they used to. What’s the best way to get rid of these stains? – John, Laconia, NH