Meet our Team

Meet our team

Meet our team

Meet Dr. Benjamin Polan’s diligent dental crew in Beverly, MA

All our professionals at our office in Beverly, MA maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay on top of the latest and most effective trends in dentistry.

 

Brittany – RDA / Dental Assistant

Brittany has been with our office for 4 years, and enjoys interacting with all of our patients. Patients enjoy her calming nature and personalized attention.

Jenni – RDH / Hygienist

Jenni has been with our practice for a number of years. She loves taking care of our patients and keeping teeth and gums as healthy as possible. She enjoys spending time with her family and is a fitness enthusiast.

Tina – RDH / Hygienist

Tina has been in the dental field for over 10 years with a background in dental assisting. She joined the team in early spring of 2015 and enjoys traveling with friends and spending time with her nieces. Tina’s goal is to help people achieve healthier smiles by making them feel relaxed and comfortable in the dental environment.

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The Dental Practice

Dental practice

Dentist practice Beverly MA

Dr. Benjamin Polan’s convenient dental practice in Beverly, MA

Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of Dr. Benjamin Polan’s dental practice in Beverly, MA.

Appointments

We know how much of a struggle it can be to book a dental appointment, so we’ve simplified the process as much as possible via our website, or feel free to give us a call. If for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment or will be delayed, please notify us with a phone call as soon as possible.

Insurance and billing

We work with most dental insurance carriers to maximize your benefits, and will help you to find the simplest and most effective solution.

Payment Options

We accept cheques, cash or credit cards, and even offer flexible payment plans. Some are even interest free! Check out our Dental Financing page for more information.

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Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

What causes bad breath?

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

What causes bad breath?

Dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan cleans the air around bad breath in Beverly, MA

What Causes Bad Breath

If you’re experiencing bad breath in your daily life from intense physical activity or food intake, it’s time to give it some serious thought.

Bad breath is often ignored. Popping a mint might seem like the most convenient way to control bad breath, but it does nothing to control the actual issue. Bad breath is your body’s alarm system for telling you something is amiss, and will worsen over time if no action is taken.

Poor oral maintenance. Ever thought to yourself that you have no time for oral maintenance? You’re not alone! Most people consider themselves to be living an increasingly improvident lifestyle, leaving them no time to brush and floss twice daily, and definitely no time to visit the dentist twice per year. The perfect lifestyle for spawning various tooth and gum conditions.

Bad habits such as eating stinky food, drinking alcohol regularly, or smoking can also be triggers for bad breath. Symptoms can last for years if left untreated and the intensity will vary from patient to patient, some just experiencing a mildly unpleasant taste while others can attribute it to trouble sleeping.

Treatment for Bad Breath in Beverly MA

If regular oral hygiene is maintained and bad breath persists for more than one week, there is more than likely an underlying issue. For people with no physical symptoms, bad breath is considered a warning signal which should be relayed immediately to your dentist. Early determination of the source will allow your dentist to provide relief and help you to undertake appropriate treatment to minimize the impact of the underlying cause.

Take Action

Don’t endure the uncomfortability of bad breath, and if you know somebody with bad breath then don’t be afraid to get involved. Make sure you level with your dentist about your habits and any other obstacles you’ve encountered with other treatments.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions at the office and be sure to understand what’s being done and why. Dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan in Beverly MA will help you manage bad breath and propose therapies which are right for you. Visiting the dentist is not only recommended for individuals with bad breath, it’s a critical step on the road to recovery.

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3 ways to keep your gums healthy

When thinking about good oral hygiene, do you consider the health of your gums as well as your teeth? You may be surprised to learn that many people remember to brush, but neglect their gums. Since caring for both is an important part of maintaining good oral health, here are 3 simple ways to help keep your gums healthy.

Regular brushing

To achieve optimum cleaning, there are some important basics to remember. First, always wash your hands before you start to avoid transferring bacteria from your hands into your mouth. Second, use the right tools. This includes, any American Dental Association (ADA) recommended toothpaste and a soft, round-bristled toothbrush. Harder bristles can damage both your tooth enamel and gums. With these tools in clean hands:

  • Always brush at a 45 degree angle along gum line
  • Do 2-3 teeth at a time, applying soft pressure in a rolling, back and forth motion until all teeth have been cleaned
  • Rinse mouth before gently brushing your tongue from back-to-front to remove odor-causing bacteria
  • Do a final rinse to remove any remaining food particles

Proper flossing

Flossing is a crucial step in oral hygiene that is often over-looked. Done properly, it removes food, bacteria and plaque that get between teeth and below the gum line, making your next dental check-up less painful and reducing your risk of gum disease. Here’s how to do it well:

  • Start with an 18-inch piece of floss
  • Wrap around fingers for more control
  • Floss each tooth from gum line towards top/bottom of tooth in zigzag motion
  • Unwind more floss and move to the next tooth

Maintain dental check-ups

Scheduling regular appointments every six months is necessary to maintain optimum oral health. This is when your dentist does deep cleaning to remove tartar and plaque build-up before checking for early signs of gum disease, cavities, oral cancer and other issues that are significantly easier to treat when caught early on.

Learn more about keeping your gums healthy

Contact your Beverly dentist and schedule an appointment. He or she and their dental team can teach you the latest techniques for brushing and flossing and answer any questions or concerns you have about maintaining healthy teeth and gums.