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Hang Out With Us and You’ll Hit Expert Status

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 June 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Top 5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other elements can cause a sudden discomfort if you have sensitive teeth, also called dentin hypersensitivity.  […]

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Alternative Text Posted June 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Dentistry in the Digital Age

Technology has changed nearly every aspect of human life and modern society. New tools, programs, and education can greatly improve your healthcare, too! Let’s say you need any kind of standard dental restoration for a cracked or missing tooth. From x-rays and impressions to surgery and installation, your whole treatment could be digital. We’re so […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Updating Your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your North Reading dentist, Dr. Judy Marcovici, depends on your input for optimal dental […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 22, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Can Children Get Receding Gums?

Receding gums (also known as gingival recession in the field of dentistry) are not uncommon in adults ages 40 and older, but children can also experience this progressive loss of gum tissue as young as age 7.  Left untreated, gum recession can expose tooth roots and lead to pain and sensitivity. While causes of gum […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services, Patient Care
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Life Hacks: One Simple Way to Protect Your Child’s Smile

Did you know that sports-related injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits for children and teenagers between the ages of 12-17? For children between the ages of 5-14, recreational activities (e.g., riding a bike) account for an estimated 3.2 million emergency room visits.  With statistics like these, it’s no wonder parents want to […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 15, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Is it Time to Toss that Toothbrush?

When you find a toothbrush that’s just right for you, it can be easy to get attached. After all, you use your toothbrush morning and night (ideally) to prevent plaque and bacteria from hardening and becoming tartar—that’s what we like to call quality time!  When your toothbrush does so much good, you want to return […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Silver Diamine Fluoride: An Affordable Filling Alternative

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an antibiotic topical liquid solution brushed onto teeth to halt the progression of tooth decay. Research has shown the effectiveness of SDF in cavity prevention and arrest, and it has been used safely and successfully worldwide with patients of all age groups. Inertia Dental uses silver diamine fluoride to help […]

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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 March 2, 2021 / Blog
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Celebrating Our 1 Year Anniversary

“Thank You” Specials for Patients THANK YOU! We want to take a moment to thank all our patients for helping us move forward through the many challenges we faced this year as a practice and community. As many of you know, Inertia Dental not only opened weeks before the pandemic shutdowns, but Dr. Judy opened […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Judy Marcovici, DMD

Dental Crowns 101

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what dental crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning set. If your teeth […]

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