Practice News

A dental issue may be the cause of your persistent headaches.

Persistent Headaches? Surprising Reasons to Consult Your Dentist

Headaches can occur for different reasons, and most of us have experienced them on occasion. If you have headaches that persist or interfere significantly with your daily activities, your doctor may prescribe medication to help. But in some cases, when medication isn’t completely effective, your dentist may be the key to relief.

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The Most Important Vitamins and Minerals for Your Teeth

A healthy diet serves your oral health as an important part of your overall health. Are you doing as much as you can for your mouth and teeth? These delicious foods (non-vegan and vegan), packed with crucial vitamins and minerals, will help you.

A young extraction patient sits in the dental chair with his mother and Gio Iuculano, DDS nearby

What to Expect at Your Dental Extraction Visit

If your treatment plan requires the extraction of a tooth, we will work with you to understand and address your concerns, and to ensure your comfort during every part of the process. Here’s what you can expect.

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Busted! 7 Common Myths About Orthodontic Treatment

Modern dental technology and techniques mean that orthodontic treatment now looks and feels quite different than it did as recently as ten years ago. In most cases, it’s faster, more comfortable, more convenient, and more effective than ever. Bye, myths!

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A Clear Alternative to Braces

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, clear aligners may be a great option for you! The latest advances in research, technology, and materials mean that clear aligners are a comfortable, convenient alternative to braces. Gio Iuculano, DDS discusses the most recent developments.

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Is an Electric Toothbrush Better?

When it comes to cleaning teeth, patients often ask if an electric toothbrush is better than a regular one. Gio Iuculano, DDS weighs in, “We provide free regular toothbrushes after every dental cleaning. Our first priority is for patients to brush twice daily with any high-quality toothbrush. For those who seek an A+ with extra credit, an electric toothbrush can be a game-changer.” Here’s why.

Closeup of very young child holding toothbrush in mouth. A healthy mouth starts with good habits formed in childhood.

Help Your Child Have a Healthy Mouth! Here’s How

For children, a healthy mouth often starts with parents and caregivers modeling and encouraging good oral care habits. Beginning at a young age makes it easier for children to maintain good oral health as they get older. How can adults best help children with this? Donna Greco, DMD has answers.

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Does Your Dentist Do These 6 Things for Your Health and Safety?

To ensure your health and safety, what does a truly outstanding dental office do? In addition to using modern technology and taking regular continuing education courses to keep up with the newest treatment techniques, the most diligent dental providers take special steps for sterilization and infection control. Go behind the scenes with our OSHA coordinator Staci Kubovcik to learn about Winchester Dental’s best industry practices.

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Winter Teeth Whitening Special!

Brighten up your winter days! We’re offering half off all regular teeth whitening treatments between now and February 28, 2019.

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What You Should Know About Dry Mouth

Dry mouth (xerostomia) occurs when your normal saliva flow slows down or stops. It is not a disease, but a condition that can arise as a side effect of various other factors. If you’re experiencing dry mouth or think you may be at risk, here’s what you should know.

Hygienist Shannon and Dr. Gio with a valued patient of Winchester Dental

About You, Our Valued (or Potential) Patient

Whether you’re a satisfied patient of Winchester Dental or a potential patient, you seek to save time, stress, and money in making the best health choices. Here’s how we’re helping.

Closeup of a woman squeezing her mouth area. Sensitive teeth may be the reason.

Sensitive Teeth: What Should I Know?

Most of us have experienced sensitive teeth at one point or another. Sometimes the sensitivity is momentary or temporary; but on occasion, the discomfort lasts. What causes sensitive teeth? How can you avoid this issue, and when should you seek help from your dentist? Dr. Chase Garris, DDS has answers.

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7 Healthy Foods for Your Child’s Teeth and Gums

Building and maintaining your child’s dental health is about much more than just preventing cavities. It also includes taking steps to promote proper arch development and jaw growth, strengthening and remineralizing the teeth, and good hydration. Here are seven kinds of foods that will help your child on the path to great dental (and overall) health.

Image of young woman smiling. A healthy mouth is important for a healthy life!

9 Things You Can Do for a Healthier Mouth

Are you doing all you can to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be? Making major lifestyle changes is great, but even small changes can help lead to noticeable improvements. Here are nine ways you can give your mouth its best chance for great health!

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Should You Use Mouthwash, or Not?

Mouthwash, also known as mouth rinse, now comes in more flavors, colors, and varieties than ever. Is it absolutely necessary for oral health? What do you need to know to make the best choice? In this interview, Kelly Richardson, DDS answers your questions.

What Should I Know About My Child’s Thumb-Sucking?

Many babies and young children regularly suck their thumbs, but when is thumb-sucking normal, and when should you be concerned? How and when should you help your child break the habit—and how can your dentist help? Donna Greco, DMD discusses what you need to know.