Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Oral Health?

There is both good news and bad news when it comes to chewing gum and your oral health. While not all gum is bad for your teeth, you should try to avoid all gums that contain sugar. Knowing what to reach for the next time you get an urge to chew without eating something [...]

Sports Related Injuries

You are in good company if you recently lost a tooth to a sports injury. According to the American Dental Assistant’s Association, this happens five million times a year. This number includes both people who lost one or more teeth instantly and those who lost a tooth later due to not seeking immediate attention at [...]


You have bruxism if you clench and grind your teeth a lot, even if you are unaware of it. You also are not alone. Bruxism is most common in adults between the ages of 25 and 44, and at least 50 percent of adults experience it at some point in their lives. Keep in [...]

National Oral Health Month

Did you know that April is National Oral Health Month? Southbridge Dentistry would like to take this opportunity to remind patients what they can do to improve the health of their teeth and gums. Oral health is about more than having a nice smile. It often goes hand in hand with your overall health [...]

Effects of Tobacco on Oral Health

You probably know by now that smoking is bad for your health. From the possibility of developing lung cancer to an increased risk of stroke, inhaling nicotine multiple times a day is hard on your body. While health researchers frequently publish information about the health dangers associated with smoking, fewer people are aware of the [...]

National Children’s Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association recognizes February as National Children’s Dental Health Month to help parents and other caregivers understand the importance of oral health for kids. Since a child’s first set of primary teeth fall out to make way for adult teeth, parents sometimes make the mistake of thinking that proper brushing, flossing, and professional [...]