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Dental Health

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Our blog is a place to share interesting information and keep our patients in the know with what’s going on around here! We try to keep articles informative and entertaining for our patients. There is SO much to know when it comes to dentistry and while we may seem overly excited about teeth, we hope to show you just how cool and interesting oral health can be. If you love to contribute interesting facts at parties or just want to know what we mean when we say ‘prophy’— you’ll love the blog. Stop by every week and learn something new (and see cute pictures of Sage and Echo).

Alternative Text Posted March 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Judy Marcovici, DMD

What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?

Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Brushing Your Teeth – Are You Doing It Wrong?

Did you know that certain times of day might be better for brushing than others? While it’s always recommended to brush your teeth twice per day, and floss once per day, your timing is also important.  If you love your pearly whites and want to keep them around as long as possible (because face it, […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Oral Health & Alzheimer’s

Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk?  Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth […]

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Alternative Text Posted September 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Judy Marcovici, DMD

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by cavities, gum […]

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Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Teens & Tobacco: Know the Risks

Today, Dr. Judy Marcovici of Inertia Dental wants to give teens the bottom line about tobacco use: there is no such thing as a “safe” or “safer” tobacco product. Every tobacco product contains nicotine in varying amounts—and not only is nicotine addictive, but it can also harm the brain. (Many people don’t realize the brain […]

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Alternative Text Posted August 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Oral Anatomy 101

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Dr. Judy Marcovici in North Reading to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works. Teeth The look and […]

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Alternative Text Posted July 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Judy Marcovici, DMD

TMJ: The Root of Your Pain

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be […]

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Alternative Text Posted June 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Why Do We Have Baby Teeth?

Baby teeth, also called deciduous, primary, milk, or lacteal teeth, have many different purposes. Dr. Judy Marcovici at Inertia Dental is asked the purpose of baby teeth often. So what’s the answer? Tiny Teeth for Tiny Mouths Child-sized mouths are not large enough to accommodate a full set of adult teeth, so the primary teeth […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Gum Disease: More Than Just Gums

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true—your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Judy Marcovici should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over Massachusetts in […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – Wear a Mouthguard

According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Judy Marcovici would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth […]

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