Stephen Black

Bio

Dr.Stephen Black, DMD, has provided excellent therapeutic and cosmetic dentistry to the residents of the Brocktoon area since 1981. His education at the Boston University Goldman Schol of Dentistry, a strong commmitment to continuing education and his affiliation with many dental associations have kept him abreast of the most modern techniques of dentistry as well as ways to ease the anxiety of his patients. He is an active member of several charitable societies and also volunteers for town organizations. He is active in many sports and enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons.

Specialties:

  • dentistry

Affiliation:

  • Massasoit Dental Associates

Activity

  • Sharecare News
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    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children should begin using toothpaste with fluoride as soon as they get their first tooth, according to updated American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines.

    To help prevent cavities, parents should use a smear (an amount about the size of a gra...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having dental insurance doesn't mean people will actually take care of their teeth, a new study indicates.

    The findings suggest patient outreach and education are needed to ensure that people understand the importance of good dental health and t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another reason to take good care of your teeth: Gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease, a small new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed brain samples from 10 people with Alzheimer's and 10 people without the...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Dental implants are reliable replacements for teeth that are already missing, but they're not always the best choice for diseased teeth, a new study indicates.

    Instead, attempts to save the tooth with treatment, especially in cases of gum or periodonta...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The statin medications you take for your heart may have an unexpected side benefit: They help reduce inflammation of the gums, according to new research.

    Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers were able to see that when people with gum diseas...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People whose teeth and gums are in poor condition may be more susceptible to an oral virus that can cause certain mouth and throat cancers, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that of more than 3,400 U.S. adults, those who rated their oral health...Full Article

  • Stephen Black
    Stephen Black answered:

    Denture adhesives can be helpful to make dentures feel more secure. However, it could also mean its a sign of ill-fitting dentures that need treatment. Too much adhesive can bunch up on the plate and cause sore spots. If adhesive is being used and the denture still moves around, it could be an in

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    Stephen Black answered:

    The shape of teeth on a denture typically follow the shape of the patients face: soft, rounded features would have soft rounded teeth or hard, angular features would have bold, square teeth. It doesn't necessarily follow that there are "women's dentures" that are appropriate to only women or that

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  • Stephen Black
    Stephen Black answered:
    The first step is to have a discussion with your dentist as to what is your chief concern, your needs and your desires. A comprehensive oral exam including an evaluation of your teeth, gums and occlusion (your bite) with x-rays will reveal much information about your oral health. Follow up tests...Read More
  • Stephen Black
    Stephen Black answered:

    Stress in our culture is so underestimated as a source of health problems and oral health is no exception. There are a number of connections between stress and oral health:

    1. Joint problems leading to headaches, jaw, back and neck pain. During the day or at night, we can clench or grind our
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  • Stephen Black
    Stephen Black answered:

    Absolutely! Hygienists are trained to do a thorough oral exam that includes checking for suspicious oral lesions along with your dentist. Together, they will make an assessment if any follow up care is advisable - such as a referral to an oral surgeon for evaluation or biopsy. There are many aids

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  • Stephen Black
    Stephen Black answered:
    Dental research has been looking for the strongest material and that looks the best. All metal crowns have traditionally been the strongest, but today most people want a more cosmetic alternative. Porcelain to metal or all ceramic crowns offer high strength with better cosmetics - a crown that...Read More
  • Stephen Black
    Stephen Black answered:
    There are several steps in the implant process. The first is making sure that you are a candidate with the proper amount of bone. Then, the titanium implant is surgically placed in the jaw and allowed to heal - to fuse with the bone. After 3-6 months, the area is uncovered and a healing "cap" is...Read More