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By Frank P. Casarella, DMD
July 24, 2018
Category: Dental Care
Tags: family dentist  

Find out why turning to a family dentist is the best decision your family can dentist

You cart the kids to their different activities, whether it’s dance, sports, or community service. You feel like the calendar is already full of to-do’s that are just dragging you in a million directions. So, wouldn’t it be easier if every member of your family, regardless of age, could all see the same dentist? Of course, it would be easier and it’s possible when you turn to our Seekonk, MA, family dentist, Dr. Frank Casarella.

What is a family dentist?

A family dentist is just like a regular dentist. We go through the same schooling and training to be able to provide your teeth and gums with the ultimate in care. The only difference is that a family dentist has received specialized training to be able to provide patients of all ages with comprehensive and thorough dental care. We know that children’s smile needs are going to be different from teens, adults, and seniors, and we know exactly what to do to provide that individualized care and treatment when you need it.

Why should you choose a family dentist?

Sure, you could take your kids to a pediatric dentist and then visit a regular dentist, but why not streamline your dental visits? After all, life is already hectic and busy enough without having to add several unnecessary trips to see different dentists. In Seekonk, the whole family can visit one dentist. Plus, we can work with your busy schedule to get the whole family in for their routine cleanings on the same day. Make good oral health a family affair at our dental practice!

Plus, having a dentist that you can always turn to that really gets to know your family and everyone’s own specific and detailed health needs and concerns means that you will always get tailored and individualized care that is enhanced just to meet your needs and goals. How great is that? So no matter whether your little one could benefit from getting braces or you are looking for dental implants to replace your missing tooth, we can offer the care your growing family needs.

Is it time for your little one’s first dental appointment? Do you need to schedule a routine checkup for yourself? If so, our dental team here in Seekonk, MA, is ready to provide the care your whole family needs to promote healthy smiles for life. Call our office today.

By Frank P. Casarella, DMD
August 28, 2017
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Cavities   Sealants  

Lifelong oral hygiene habits are typically developed in childhood. From brushing and flossing every day to going to the dentist for checkCavities, Sealants ups and professional dental cleanings at least once a year, the earlier children learn about and begin to practice good oral hygiene and cavity prevention, the more likely they will be to stick with it in adulthood. Dr. Frank Casarella, a dentist in Seekonk, MA, advises parents to follow the American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines and schedule the child's first dental appointment when they turn one, or six months after the eruption of the first tooth.

Family Dentistry in Seekonk, MA

A family dentist provides treatment for patients of all ages, making it easier for the entire family to get the services they need in one place. Younger children are more susceptible to cavities for a number of reasons, from eating sugary snacks and drinks, to poor brushing and flossing technique that makes it difficult for them to thoroughly brush and reach the back molars. Parents can help to ensure that younger kids are adequately brushing their teeth by supervising and demonstrating the right way to brush.

Protect Your Child from Cavities with Dental Sealants

Another way to protect the children in your family from the effects of tooth decay is with dental sealants. Sealants are covers designed to smooth out and flatten the chewing surface of the back molars in order to make them easier to brush, and less likely to trap food and cavity causing bacteria. They are made of plastic resin, and are invisible (unlike metallic dental fillings). Along with good oral hygiene and a healthy diet, dental sealants are the best way to protect your children from developing cavities.

Find a Family Dentist in Seekonk, MA

For more information about dental sealants and keeping your children's teeth cavity free, contact our office by calling (508) 761-8668 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Casarella today.

By Frank P. Casarella, DMD
July 10, 2017
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Diet   Dental Health  

Your teeth are the first point of contact for any food or beverage you consume. This makes choosing a healthy diet an important part ofDiet and Dental Health keeping not just your body, but also your smile, healthy. Understanding which foods you should avoid to keep up with your teeth is a crucial part of any healthy diet. Find out more about improving your diet to improve your dental health with Dr. Frank Casarella at Seekonk Dental in Seekonk, MA.

Healthy Diet, Healthy Teeth
Choosing your foods and beverages wisely can have a huge impact on your smile. Choosing foods rich in calcium helps strengthen your teeth from the inside out, providing the nutrients they need to remain structurally sound. These foods include dairies such as yogurt and milk, kale, cheese and broccoli. Leafy greens collards, mustard greens, cabbage and lettuce also help keep your teeth healthy. Additionally, crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples or carrots can boost the health of your teeth.

You should also take care to avoid certain foods which increase the chances of tooth decay and gum disease. Sugary food and drinks like sweets or soda feed the bacteria found naturally in your mouth. If allowed to remain on the teeth, these bacteria eventually grow into plaque, the first stage of tooth decay. Plaque eventually hardens into tartar, which begins eating through the tooth, causing a hole, or cavity.

Regular Dental Examinations and Cleanings in Seekonk, MA
To avoid tooth decay and gum disease and ensure your teeth remain healthy and clean, those at average risk of dental issues should see their dentist at least twice a year for regular dental examinations and cleanings. Between dental visits, patients should brush their teeth twice daily and floss at least once to keep their teeth in optimal health and remove any food particles or plaque from the teeth.

For more information on tooth-healthy foods, please contact Dr. Frank Casarella at Seekonk Dental in Seekonk, MA. Call (508) 761-8668 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Casarella today!