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Tooth Loss and Cavities

When tooth decay is left untreated, it can cause serious dental issues. Tooth loss and cavities are issues that need to be treated as soon…

Posted by Dr. Dan Whiting on Sep 23, 2020

Smoking and Tooth Loss

Smoking can cause a variety of health problems, including oral health issues. Smoking and tooth loss are connected, so the dentists at Smiles for Life…

Posted by Joe McIntyre, DDS on Aug 31, 2020

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Individuals who are missing several teeth or all of their teeth have many restorative options available, from traditional dentures to implant-supported restorations. Here, our team…

Posted by Dr. Dan Whiting on Jul 30, 2020

How Should I Sleep after Dental Implant Surgery?

Following dental implant placement, it is important to adhere to recommended pre- and post-operative guidelines. Many of our patients want to know how they should…

Posted by Dr. Dan Whiting on Jun 24, 2020

When Is it Safe to Resume Exercise after Dental Implant Surgery?

Following dental implant surgery, you will be given recovery guidelines. These instructions will include guidance to avoid strenuous activities for a set period of time…

Posted by Joe McIntyre, DDS on Jun 04, 2020

Dental Implant Alternatives

Some patients do not qualify for traditional dental implants due to bone loss or other health concerns. Others may avoid this option due to time…

Posted by Dr. Dan Whiting on May 24, 2020

Can a Dental Implant Be Placed after Tooth Extraction?

Tooth loss can leave you having difficulty chewing or speaking. Following the loss of a tooth, one of our doctors can have you immediately fitted…

Posted by Joe McIntyre, DDS on May 10, 2020

How Long Will My Implant Surgery Take?

Undergoing oral surgery is understandably a daunting prospect for many of our patients. Special care will be taken in regards to your safety and comfort…

Posted by Dr. Dan Whiting on Apr 27, 2020

Is It Safe to Drink Alcohol after Dental Implant Surgery?

Consuming alcohol after your dental implant placement raises your risk of complications. Alcohol is a risk factor for implant failure. Refraining from alcoholic drinks for…

Posted by Joe McIntyre, DDS on Apr 17, 2020

Dental Implants Prevent Bone Atrophy

Dental implants allow prosthetics to be anchored directly to the jawbone. Many patients are familiar with the stability and natural chewing function that implants afford.…

Posted by Dr. Dan Whiting on Apr 08, 2020

Dentists at Smiles for Life Dental Care

Smiles for Life Dental Care

The team of highly trained doctors at Smiles for Life wants to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Because we want every patient to have access to the advanced treatments offered at our practice, we accept many insurance and financing options, including: 

  • Medicare 
  • Compassionate Finance™
  • CareCredit®
  • LendingClub®
  • Smile Rewards 

To get started, call our Bridgewater office at (540) 828-2312 or request an appointment online.

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