Update on COVID-19

Dentist in Cambridge

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health! Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to caring for you.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visit to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • When you arrive with your mask on, you will have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer mints, brochures, or zen sand gardens. These items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • A PPE fee of $20 will be applied to your first visit with us to compensate for the hospital grade infection control measures during Phase II of reopening.  You will only be charged once for this fee.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients and give our team the adequate time to disinfect between patient appointments. To compensate for this, we are expanding our hours to give more opportunities to patients in need of care.

For a complete list of what we’re doing to ensure your safety please see our infection control page: https://sweetspotdental.com/covid-19-safety-protocols/
We’re excited to see all your beautiful smiles again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. We will be reaching out to patients that are currently in the middle of treatment or need prioritization. As always, to make an appointment, please call our office at (617) 945-1974 or email us at: hello@sweetspotdental.com

We value your loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends!

Sincerely,
Dr. Jeffrey E. Greenberg DMD

Cambridge MA Dentist | Restoring Smiles with Veneers

Dentist in Cambridge

Dentist Cambridge MAAbout 1 in 4 adults in the United States feels embarrassed by the look of their smile. Our dental office is proud to offer porcelain dental veneers to new and existing patients. Our dentist in Cambridge has the training and experience to provide porcelain veneers to patients who wish to restore a whiter, healthier, more even look to their smile.

 

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic and restorative dental solution that mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Veneers create an immediate improvement in the appearance of a smile. They are a minimally invasive treatment option and can be more cost-effective than many other cosmetic improvement options.

 

Patients  whose teeth are healthy, but are chipped, cracked, crooked, or mildly stained can benefit from veneers. Patients whose teeth are uneven or have gaps may also find veneers are a great solution for improving the look of their smile.

 

We offer custom-crafted porcelain veneers that are fitted precisely to cover the front surface of the tooth. Because porcelain is a semi-translucent material, the tooth continues to have a natural healthy appearance with the veneer in place. Veneers are chosen with care to match the natural teeth around them, to ensure optimal aesthetic results.

 

Once placed, porcelain veneers are a strong, stain-resistant, and long-lasting cosmetic dental solution. However, porcelain dental veneers need ongoing dental care, just like natural teeth. They should be brushed and flossed regularly and normal dental exam and cleaning schedules should be maintained. When cared for properly, veneers can last a lifetime.

 

There are some additional factors to consider before choosing veneers. First, it is common to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages for a few days following the placement of veneers. This is generally mild and unlikely to last more than about a week.

 

Second, while porcelain is a strong and durable material, it is recommended to avoid activities that will put great stress on the veneers, such as chewing excessively hard foods or using the teeth to attempt to open a nut or bottle. Finally, any patient who has issues with bruxism (grinding) should discuss this with our doctor before deciding whether to have dental veneers placed.

 

For more information or to schedule a consultation with our expert dentist in Cambridge, contact our office today. We’re here to give you a smile that you can show with pride.

 

Sweet Spot Dental
Phone: (617) 945-1974
763 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 1
Cambridge, MA 02139

Cambridge MA Dentist | 12 Reasons to See Your Dentist

Dentist in Cambridge

Cambridge DentistDon’t wait until you’re in pain to see your dentist! Most people make time to clean out the house, car, garage, or closets at least twice a year. Why not include your oral health on your “to do” list?

 

Schedule an Appointment Now!

 

Regular professional dental cleaning and examinations are essential to maintaining optimal oral health. These routine visits are your first line of defense against tooth decay, periodontal disease, oral cancers, and more. Early identification and treatment of any oral illness improves outcomes and allows for less-invasive treatment options. Don’t wait until it hurts!

 

Why Do We Avoid Going?

 

The HDI institute, in a study done with the American Dental Association, lists some of the main reasons we sometimes delay going to the dentist. Cost, low perceived need, time, and anxiety are the most common causes. However, if we allow these concerns to interfere with oral care, we may allow more serious issues to develop.

 

When Should We See the Dentist?

 

The ADA or American Dental Society recommends maintaining twice yearly visits for cleaning and examinations. In addition, they advise making an appointment for any of the following concerns:

 

  1. Pain in your mouth, teeth, or face
  2. Injury to your mouth, teeth, or face
  3. Conditions that can affect oral health, such as diabetes
  4. Pregnancy
  5. Jaw pain or stiffness
  6. Bleeding, swelling, or redness in your gums
  7. Recent dental treatment, such as fillings, crowns, implants, or root canal
  8. Pain or difficulty eating or drinking
  9. Chronic dry mouth
  10. Smoking or tobacco use
  11. Sores in your mouth that are not healing
  12. You have questions or concerns about your oral health or hygiene

 

Our dental team is here to help you achieve and maintain your best oral health. To schedule your next appointment, please contact our dental office in Cambridge.

 

Resources: American Dental Association

 

Sweet Spot Dental
Phone: (617) 945-1974
763 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 1
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Cambridge, MA Dentist

763 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 1, Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: (617) 945-1974

Email: Hello@SweetSpotDental.com

Hours:
Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: By appointment only.

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