Drs Boyd Blog
October 16, 2017
People who get a full night’s sleep every single night don’t have to deal with exhaustion, irritability, and chronic snoring. If you have these and other symptoms of poor sleep, you could be suffering from sleep apnea. It’s a condition that affects nearly 18 million Americans, and its treatment can prevent the occurrence of other serious health problems, like heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, and even premature death. The Drs. Boyd provide sleep apnea therapy with a removable oral appliance.
October 2, 2017
When you schedule your dental appointment with the Drs. Boyd Midtown East practice, your first point of patient care will most likely be with one of our eight friendly and experienced registered dental hygienists. Dental hygienists play a major role in helping our patients receive the dental care their smiles truly need, and they help keep our practice running smoothly.
In honor of October being National Dental Hygiene Month, let’s raise awareness about and celebrate our hygienists who’ve worked hard to become specialists in the field. We’ll explain how they’re able to help you optimize your dental hygiene – and share how they play a critical role in maintaining your oral health.
September 15, 2017
What’s keeping you from receiving the dental care that you deserve? If you think that your dental care won’t be covered by your insurance provider, think again—especially if you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA). If your employer offers either of these insurance options to their employees, you may just be able to make use of them before your benefits expire at the end of the year.
September 1, 2017
Have you taken the time to appreciate everything healthy gums really do for your entire body? September is National Gum Care Awareness Month. This month gives our practice an additional opportunity to express how important it is to work one on one with patients to prevent gum disease in Midtown East. After all, strong gums protect our entire body from foreign substances entering our bloodstream through our mouths, hold our teeth in place, and also keep our smiles beautiful with their light pink appearance. Let’s take a deeper look at what gum disease is, the seriousness of this condition, and how to prevent it with the help of our dental professionals.
August 17, 2017
When you look at your favorite celebrity, you may wonder how their smile stays perfect throughout the years. They might just have had cosmetic dental work! Believe it or not, you too can have that “Hollywood smile.” When you choose to visit Drs. Boyd, we can help you reach your smile goals with porcelain veneers in Midtown East. If you’re considering this cosmetic procedure, you may have a few questions.
August 1, 2017
There are a lot of myths surrounding oral and oropharyngeal cancers. Unfortunately, cancers of the mouth are on the rise in the US and the need for regular screening is higher than ever. If you find yourself believing that oral cancer only affects smokers, or that it’s not really all that common, your dentist in Midtown East is here to set the record straight. The Drs. Boyd dispel common oral cancer myths in this week’s blog post!
July 1, 2017
We’re smack dab in the middle of summer, but we’ve still got quite a few long hot weeks to go. What are you looking forward to during July and August? We hope lots of fun and maybe some sun — and as your dentist in Midtown East, the Drs. Boyd also want to make sure you’re taking the steps to safeguard your smile from oral health hazards that can crop up this time of year. To help, we’ve put together a list of the top 7 tips for summertime smiles!
June 1, 2017
Most of us get busy and are guilty of skipping out on regular brushing and flossing. Unfortunately, poor oral hygiene has a larger effect than you might think! People who do not brush, floss, and visit their dentist and hygienist regularly are more likely to experience a variety of negative side effects, ranging from bad breath to tooth decay to cosmetic issues and even serious health problems. Don’t let it happen to you! The Drs. Boyd your dentists in Midtown East explain more below.
May 12, 2017
The Drs. Boyd want to send a warm Mother’s Day wish to our patients, and we would also like to spread the word that May 14 to 20 is National Women’s Health Week. What steps can you take for better health? A lot of it depends on your age, but there’s a common theme for women of all stages of life: regular dental attention contributes to systemic well-being! Learn more about the connection between your oral and overall health below, then schedule an appointment for a checkup and cleaning today.
May 1, 2017
Patients of the Drs. Boyd know that we value conservative dentistry. That’s why we emphasize regular preventive care for all our patients — frequent visits to our office help us catch problems almost as soon as they develop to provide the most efficient, effective solutions possible. When it comes to your periodontal (gum) health, early detection is especially important. Visit our practice regularly, and we can provide non-surgical treatment for gum disease as soon as it begins. Scaling and root planing can help you enjoy full smile health without the need for surgery. Keep reading to learn more about gum disease and its treatment at the Drs. Boyd.