man looking at teeth in the mirror

Cosmetic Bonding for Dental Flaws

TeamOral Health

A confident smile can make a significant difference in your confidence and life. And due to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, it’s easier than ever to address common dental imperfections.  Among the many cosmetic dental procedures …

woman smiling with dental crowns

The Advantages of Same Day Crowns

TeamOral Health

At Ascent Dental Care, where we are committed to providing cutting-edge dental solutions to our patients in East Longmeadow, MA, and surrounding areas. One of the remarkable advancements we offer is Same Day Crowns, a …

What Is a Dental Emergency?

What Is a Dental Emergency?


When it comes to dental emergencies, time is of the essence. A sudden toothache, a knocked-out tooth, or a broken crown can cause immense pain and anxiety, requiring immediate attention from a professional dentist. Dental …

veneers before and after

When Should You Get Veneers?


Dental imperfections can significantly impact self-confidence and hinder our desire to smile freely. Fortunately, advancements in cosmetic dentistry have provided us with a solution to transform our smiles and boost our self-esteem: dental veneers. If …

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Are Dental Implants Safe?


Do you need dental implants or think you may in the future? Implants have been used for decades to replace missing and damaged teeth, which can cause problems if left untreated. But are dental implants …

5 Easy Dental Habits For Kids

TeamPediatric Dentistry

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. In honor of this, this article discusses 5 easy dental habits for kids to practice daily. Establishing healthy dental hygiene practices early on is essential to keep them …

5 Invisalign Benefits


So you’re considering Invisalign for you or someone in your family. But should you? What are some of the benefits of Invisalign versus other options? Understanding the advantages of Invisalign can be helpful when deciding …

Good Dental Hygiene

TeamOral Health

Taking care of your teeth keeps your smile bright and keeps you healthy. In addition, a dental hygiene routine can help prevent gum disease, cavities, and other health issues tied to bad dental hygiene. While …

What Are Dental Implants?

TeamDental Implants

Dental implants replace tooth roots. Implants provide a foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth created to blend in with your natural teeth. Dental implants can also aid in the prevention of jaw bone loss. …

New Year, New Smile?

TeamCosmetic Dentistry

Is this the year that you finally get that perfect smile you have been dreaming about? We know many people set resolutions for losing weight, saving money, and reading more- but don’t forget to add …

Do You Need Braces?


Orthodontic braces, as we know them, have essentially been around for the last several centuries. However, technological advancements in orthodontics provide solutions to several conditions aside from fixing crooked teeth. Here are some of the …

What is Sedation Dentistry?

TeamSedation Dentistry

For many Americans, a visit to the dentist comes with anxiety and maybe even fear. Others may need a procedure, like a tooth extraction, that requires some more intricate work in the mouth. If you …

Signs and Symptoms of TMD

TeamTMJ Therapy

Does your jaw hurt when you chew? Do you grind your teeth at night? These symptoms, as well as others, are potentially indicative of a TMJ disorder. Some estimates suggest that about 10 million Americans …

Should I Get Dental Implants?

TeamDental Implants

Have you lost a tooth due to injury or tooth decay? Tooth loss is a common problem for many Americans, and the risk factors increase with age. In fact, 30% of Americans between ages 65-75 …

Pregnancy and Oral Care

TeamGeneral Dentistry

You know that oral hygiene is important to maintain throughout your life, but what about during pregnancy? There are some very good reasons to take even better care of your teeth while you’re pregnant because …

Technical Shot of Model Dental Bridge

The Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

TeamDental Implants

There are three potential solutions for replacing missing teeth: dentures, fixed partial dentures, and dental implants. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but today we’re going to focus on the pros and cons of …

Photograph of a woman with short, straight red hair smiling while looking in a handheld mirror while at the dentist.

Fixed vs. Removable Implant Options

ScottDental Implants

Once you’ve decided that you want to get dental implants, you’ll have another choice to make: fixed vs. removable dentures. (These two options may also be described as screw-in vs. snap-on.) The difference, as suggested …