Yearly Archives: 2022

The pros and cons of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular aesthetic dental procedures. And it’s no wonder why – they can completely transform your smile, making your teeth look straighter, whiter, and more uniform. But as with any cosmetic dental procedure, there are both pros and cons to consider before making a decision. Here are some of […]

What is periodontitis?

At Taylor Street Dental of Springfield, MA, we believe that a proper foundation needs to be set to ensure you have a healthy smile for life. This includes avoiding conditions such as periodontitis. Taking good care of the smile can prevent this and other conditions from harming your oral health and wellness. Drs. Peck, Homsi, […]

When are dental x-rays necessary?

Dental x-rays are just one of many tools used by Drs. Peck, Homsi, Tyra, and Seo of Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA. Learn more about dental x-rays and how they are utilized by our dental team will help you in realizing their importance. How are dental x-ray images used by a dentist? Dentists use […]

What is dental fluoride and who needs it?

Dentists have been using an element known as fluoride to help protect the smile from damage caused by infection and decay. At Taylor Street Dental, Drs. Peck, Homsi, Tyra, and Seo can evaluate an individual in the dentist’s chair to determine if they could benefit from fluoride treatments. What is fluoride and what can it […]

Dental bridges—can they still get cavities?

One of the most common ways to replace one or more missing teeth in the smile is with a restoration called the dental bridge. A dental bridge is a natural-looking restoration that is made of porcelain and “bridges the gap” left behind from teeth that are lost due to trauma, disease, or extraction. Drs Peck, […]

How do I get rid of bad breath?

If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from bad breath, you know how embarrassing and frustrating it can be. You may have tried all sorts of home remedies with no success. If you have halitosis (the medical term for bad breath), don’t worry–you are not alone! The dentists of Taylor Street […]

Is DIY smile whitening a smart choice?

An experienced dental provider in the Springfield, MA area is the best source of cosmetic dental solutions to improve the appearance of the smile. This includes certain services such as teeth bleaching and whitening. While there are many over-the-counter options available to patients, it is best that they do their research to find out the […]

Reasons for replacing missing teeth

Drs. David Peck, Mahmoud Homsi, Elwira Tyra, and Brian Seo of Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA work with patients regularly who are interested in replacing missing or extracted teeth. Approximately 40 million Americans have at least one missing tooth and need to consider their options for replacement. It’s important that patients replace their teeth […]

How can I prevent gum disease?

Although periodontal disease is a common condition that impacts the smile, it doesn’t mean that it has to become a reality for you. This condition, also known as gum disease, is an infection that develops, often due to poor oral health and wellness. Many patients develop it and might not even know they have it, […]

Why are my teeth turning brown?

If you are noticing changes in your smile, including staining and discoloration, you may be worried about the underlying cause. Browning and darkening teeth can be a signs of a more serious problem, or may just be staining and discoloration caused by certain medications or habits. At Taylor Street Dental, Drs. David Peck, Mahmoud Homsi, […]

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