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Welcome to Modern Smiles Dental Care, a dental practice in Burlington MA. Our dentists in Burlington Dr. Sarita Malhotra provide cosmetic, preventative, restorative and family dentistry for both children and adults. She takes pride in promoting holistic dental care, dental self-care strategies and practices that get to the core of the problems in our mouths–preventing issues from taking root and gently restoring dental health. Dr. Sarita Malhotra, a dentist in Burlington MA, has a patient-friendly philosophy, which focuses on aesthetics, affordability and a commitment to total oral health. By incorporating advanced technology with meticulous compassion, and pain-free dentistry. Dr. Sarita Malhotra offers patients the smiles they dreamed about because she loves to see you smile. In her office Dr. Sarita Malhotra does Invisalign braces, dental crowns, dental fillings, dental implants, dental root canals, dental gum treatments and teeth whitening. Modern Smiles Dental Care accepts various dental insurance plans and provide financing to make your dental treatment affordable. They are open for tooth pain emergencies and have early morning and late evening appointments. Please call our office at 781-505-1900 to schedule an appointment today!
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The holiday season is around the corner and your calendar is filling up with obligations. But, even though holiday season is a busy time for families, it might be worthwhile to add a few dental appointments to your schedule. Give yourself the gift of good oral health this season while making the most of your unused insurance benefits. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, only 2.8% of people with PPO dental plan participants reached or exceeded their plans annual maximum. In addition many people also have Flexible Spending Accounts, which help pay for dental and medical care with pre-tax dollars, that might expire at the end of the year.

We’ve all heard the saying, “Use It or Lose It!”, that is true when it comes to dental benefits. Each year, you work hard to earn your benefits and, before you know it the year is gone and so are your unused benefits. If your dental insurance plan is on a calendar year, listed below are some of the reasons why you should make a dental appointment now

It All About Saving Money
Did you know that you could actually save hundreds of dollars in dental benefits by using them before the end of the year? All your dental benefits will reset at the end of the year. By planning your dental treatments you might save a significant amount of money by taking care of these appointments now, instead of waiting until 2018.

2. Those Deductible Reset Too

Every year the insurance companies makes you pay out of pocket before your they will pay for any services. This fee varies from one plan and the average deductible for a dental insurance plan is usually around $50 per year. Your deductible resets at the end of the year. Dental insurances provide little to no coverage for major procedures until you spend the deductible out of your pocket. If you’ve used your insurance this year, you might have met your deductible for this year.

3. Don’t Lose Your FSA Contributions

A lot of employers provide flexible spending accounts (FSA) for employees using pre-tax dollars and you can use those accounts to pay for dental work. If you don’t use your FSA contributions by the end of the year, you lose them, don’t let that money go to waste.

4. Dental Problems Worsen With Time
Furthermore, addressing dental problems now rather than putting off treatment can prevent the problems from getting worse, a simple cavity now, could turn into a root canal later. By delaying dental treatment, you are there might be a risk that the dental problems might get worse and result in more extensive and expensive treatment down the road.

The clock is ticking…

Dr. Sarita Malhotra, a Burlington MA dentist at Modern Smiles Dental Care provides Invisalign treatment for both teens and adults. Teenagers and adults love Invisalign because it straightens teeth without anyone noticing that you are correcting your smile. People living in the Burlington MA area, trust Dr. Sarita Malhotra to help them achieve their smile goals in a way that is comfortable and convenient. She takes pride in promoting holistic dental care, dental self-care strategies and practices that get to the core of the problems in our mouths–preventing issues from taking root and gently restoring dental health. Dr. Sarita Malhotra has a patient-friendly philosophy, which focuses on aesthetics, affordability and a commitment to total oral health. By incorporating advanced technology with meticulous compassion, and pain-free dentistry Dr. Sarita Malhotra offers patients the smiles they dreamed about because she loves to see you smile. Please call our office at 781-505-1900 to schedule an appointment.

Visit our http://www.modernsmilesdentalcare.com to see more information about our practice.

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Bad breath happens. If you’ve ever gotten that not-so-fresh feeling at a meeting (surrounded by your co-workers) you’re not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives.

Bad breath starts in the mouth and there are many causes, they include

Food – breakdown of food in your mouth can increase bacteria and cause odor.
Tobacco – smoking can cause unpleasant mouth odor and gum disease
Poor dental hygiene – lack of proper brushing and flossing can leave food in your mouth and this can promote growth of odors and plaque to form on your teeth
Other causes include Dry Mouth, medications, infections, or underlying medical conditions.
There are some simple things you can do to prevent bad breath. Practice good oral hygiene, brush and floss twice a day. Stop smoking and drink lots of water to keep your mouth moist. See your dentist regularly to check for any underlying dental problems.

If you’re concerned about what’s causing your bad breath, make an appointment to see Burlington dentist Dr. Sarita Malhotra. Regular checkups allow your dentist to detect any problems such as gum disease or dry mouth and stop them before they become more serious.

Dr. Sarita Malhotra a Burlington dentist at Modern Smiles Dental Care treats both children and adults. She takes pride in promoting holistic dental care, dental self-care strategies and practices that get to the core of the problems in our mouths–preventing issues from taking root and gently restoring dental health. Dr. Sarita Malhotra has a patient-friendly philosophy, which focuses on aesthetics, affordability and a commitment to total oral health. By incorporating advanced technology with meticulous compassion, and pain-free dentistry Dr. Sarita Malhotra offers patients the smiles they dreamed about because she loves to see you smile. Please call our office at 781-505-1900 to schedule an appointment.
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Does my young athlete need an Athletic Mouthguard ?

If you have a young athlete in the family, then the answer is YES. Children playing any form of contact sport need to protect their teeth, just as you would wear helmets while biking or football.

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Burlington dentist Dr. Sarita Malhotra address the importance of mouth guards

Mouthguard help cushion an impact, typically they protect the upper teeth since the top teeth take the brunt of the trauma during an impact. Contact sport like football, basketball or soccer have a high risk for collisions and impact to mouth but even non-contact sports like gymnastics or skating can cause falls and trauma to mouth. As a dentist we recommend a mouthguard for every sport.

Consider these stats

According to an ADA study more than 5 million teeth are knocked out each year through sport injury, accident or play
An athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing a mouthguard! from an American Dental Association study
It is estimated that mouth guards prevent more than 200,000 injuries each year! from an Academy of General Dentistry study
Sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year! from U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Consider the costs

the cost to repair a knocked out teeth and follow-up dental treatment can cost thousands of dollars which is many times the price of a mouthguard
if the child wears orthodontic appliances like braces it will take additional costs to repair them
There are three types of mouth guards

Custom made mouth guard – these are made by the dentist and fit the mouth. They offer the most protection since they are created individually for fit and comfort.
Boil and bite : These mouth guards are pre-made, they are softened in water (boiled) and inserted to adapt to the shape of the mouth. The athlete must keep the upper and lower jaws together to hold the mouthguard in place, which is a conscious and uncomfortable situation.
Stock: These mouth guard are pre-formed and do not adapt to the mouth. They do not fit well and can make breathing and talking difficult. When an athlete receives a blow during an athletic event, the mouth guard is forced rearward, and it contacts only a few of the teeth and only a portion of the soft tissue. We do not recommend wearing these mouth guards.
The best mouthguard remains one that is custom designed and made by a dental professional with the athlete’s individual needs taken into account. It allows the dentist to address the age of the athlete and the possibility of providing space for growing teeth and jaws, these can be accommodated with a custom-made guard. A properly fitted mouthguard is important if you have have braces. Those braces are delicate and you want to protect them from impact. A blow to the mouth can damage braces or other bridge work you have in the mouth.

Dr. Sarita Malhotra a Burlington dentist at Modern Smiles Dental Care treats both children and adults. She takes pride in promoting holistic dental care, dental self-care strategies and practices that get to the core of the problems in our mouths–preventing issues from taking root and gently restoring dental health. Dr. Sarita Malhotra has a patient-friendly philosophy, which focuses on aesthetics, affordability and a commitment to total oral health. By incorporating advanced technology with meticulous compassion, and pain-free dentistry Dr. Sarita Malhotra offers patients the smiles they dreamed about because she loves to see you smile. Please call our office at 781-505-1900 to schedule an appointment.

http://www.modernsmilesdentalcare.com/blog/does-my-young-athlete-need-an-athletic-mouthguard/
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Healthy Mouths Happy Children !

During February most of us in New England start looking forward to Spring but dentists look forward to February because it is National Children’s Dental Health Month. During this month dental professionals will raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. Why do we need a whole month to raise awareness? Let’s look at some facts,

– Tooth decay in children is 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.
– Gum disease is contagious, parents can transfer the bacteria in saliva to their children by sharing spoons.
– According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses.
– Almost 50% of tooth decay remains untreated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
– Tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of children aged 2–5 years and half of those aged 12–15 years.
– According to a study, children in the Los Angeles School District who had tooth pain performed poorly in school.

Despite these seemingly staggering dental health statistics, many children still do not visit the dentist. It’s not their fault, caregivers need to make dental health for children a priority…

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children and is almost entirely preventable. The good news is there are safe and effective preventive measures that can protect teeth and this is the main reason that we use the month of February to raise awareness. Good oral hygiene practices such as thorough brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can help keep children from getting cavities. In addition, dental sealants and community water fluoridation are two other strategies that can help prevent tooth decay. Eat healthy and remember the rule of two – Brush for two minutes, 2 times per day, don’t forget to floss.
At Modern Smiles Dental Care, Burlington dentists, Dr. Sarita Malhotra treats both children and adults. During the month of February she is visiting schools with her pet dinosaur to educate children about oral health. In case your school would like to invite her, please call her office at 781-505-1900 to schedule a time. Make sure as a caregiver you are doing what you can to instill good dental health habits with your little ones. It is a shared responsibility between the parents, teachers and your dentist.

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New year, New you: New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile
For this new year, resolve to treat your mouth right: improve your diet, quit smoking and improve your oral hygiene habits – your teeth and your body will thank you for it!
At Modern Smiles Dental Care in Burlington our dentist, Dr. Sarita Malhotra takes pride in promoting holistic dental care, dental self-care strategies and practices that get to the core of the problems in our mouths–preventing issues from taking root and gently restoring dental health. Schedule an appointment today!
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New Year, new beginning, new opportunities. ...
May this year give you the opportunity to follow your dreams, love like there is no tomorrow and smile unconditionally, wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
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Study uncovers the main Reason People Hate Going to the Dentist
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