Yearly Archives: 2020

Using PerioProtect to achieve a healthy smile

Periodontal disease is a dental infection that can result in a variety of problems including bacterial growth in and around the gum tissues. Sometimes, pockets form between the gums and teeth and harbor more bacteria, allowing the condition to worsen and spread with time. The dentists at Taylor Street Dental strongly encourage patients who have […]

Can you wear your teeth down with clenching and grinding?

If you’re waking up in the morning with a tired, sore jaw and a headache, you might be dealing with a condition that is causing you to clench and grind your teeth while you sleep. Drs. Peck, Velastegui, and  Homsi of Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA also find that patients who struggle with this […]

Can dental implants be rejected?

Drs. David Peck, Pablo Velastegui, and Mahmoud Homsi of Taylor Street Dental work with patients to help them choose the most effective treatments for their needs. For individuals in the Springfield, MA area, tooth replacement is highly recommended after an adult tooth has been extracted or lost. To achieve restoration, many patients find that dental […]

How our dentists measure and treat tooth erosion

Your teeth are intended to last a lifetime. However, there are many conditions and situations that can arise over the years that can cause problems to the teeth, gums, and bone. One of these common concerns is that of tooth erosion. Understanding tooth erosion The team at Taylor Street Dental describe tooth erosion as the […]

Can drinking more water protect my smile?

Taking care of the teeth and gums is more than just brushing and flossing each day. What you eat and drink can also impact your oral health. Drs. Peck, Velastegui, and Homsi of Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA encourage patients to ask questions about how their nutrition can improve—or negatively impact—the teeth and gums. […]

How tobacco use affects your oral health and wellness

Smoking cigarettes is a bad habit that some patients pick up during their adult years. While many patients say it reduces stress, this is minor in comparison to the damage smoking does to the entire body. Additionally, smokers tend to have specific oral health issues associated with this habit that can be expensive and damaging […]

What are the effects of bruxism?

While clenching and grinding of the teeth can seem like just an inconvenience for patients, there is more to the condition than patients realize. Springfield, MA patients who have been diagnosed with bruxism may also deal with expensive dental issues. This includes fixing broken restorations and increased sensitivity of the teeth due to wearing of […]

Are porcelain veneers right for me?

Many patients who visit the team at Taylor Street Dental are considering aesthetic treatments to improve the appearance of their smiles. Our team, including Drs. Peck, Velastegui, and Homsi, are available to assist patients in the area of Springfield, MA with cosmetic dentistry, and encourage patients to consider the options available to repair imperfections. Cracked, […]

How sugary sweets can impact the smile

It’s no surprise when patients learn that high sugar intake can negatively impact their health. But at the same time, consumption of sugars and sweets can also impact one’s oral health. Drs. Peck, Velastegui, and Homsi of Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA are committed to educating patients on the ways in which sweets affect […]

What are the benefits of fluoride?

Fluoride. The word is used regularly in many areas of dentistry. We see fluoride toothpastes at the store in the oral care aisle, and patients may also have fluoride treatments performed with their dentist at their routine checkups. But what exactly is fluoride, and why is it so important? What is fluoride? Fluoride is actually […]

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