Category Archives: Blog

Thankful

Summer is a time to slow down and reflect on what has been going on… The longer days, the beautiful weather, I begin to think how thankful I am. First, a little more about me, I graduated from dental school 26 years ago. Immediately after graduation, I moved back to my hometown. Over the past […]


“A Reason to Smile”

Brian C McDowell D.D.S. LVIF, co-author of the best selling book, “A Reason To Smile” Blue Ocean Publishing Group has selected Dr. Brian McDowell, DDS, who’s dental practice is in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to be a contributing author of the upcoming book, “A Reason to Smile.” The book will include contributions from a number of prominent […]


Dentures

Let’s talk today about dentures. Dentures can have different meanings.Complete dentures are when an entire arch of teeth is being replaced. A partial denture is where one or more teeth are being replaced, but there are still teeth in that arch to help support it. Some of the issues with dentures are support, stability, and […]


Continually Learning

Today, I would like to talk about our continual learning. We have recently attended the Yankee Dental Congress and got to take some amazing classes! The learning not only happens in the classrooms, but talking with our colleagues gives us as much, if not more information that we can take back and put to use […]


Headaches/Sore Neck due to Posture

Happy New Year Everyone! Let’s start the new year out talking about how your teeth/jaws can influence your posture. If your bite is in the wrong position – meaning overclosed, off to one side, not level side to side, this will cause extra pressure on the muscles of the head and neck. Each time we […]


What Is Spa Dentistry??

Spa dentistry, to our office, means providing you with as many amenities as we can to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible. We are always working to create a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere in our office. To accomplish this, we provide many amenities for you to choose from. We have heated neck pillows, […]


Daily Preventative Care

As we approach the middle of summer, we all hopefully are able to begin to relax a little more, slow down to enjoy the longer, warmer days. Daily routines have a tendency to slip a little during these times, which is fantastic as our daily, hectic lives slow somewhat. But, your daily oral hygiene is […]


DR. BRIAN C. MCDOWELL, DDS LVIF – DENTAL NEWS – FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016

REGULAR CHECK-UPS Do you know that along with cleaning your teeth and checking for cavities, there are a number of other things that we check? These include: Oral Cancer Gum Health Bite Changes Dry Mouth Signs of Other Diseases Diabetes Autoimmune Diseases Sleep Apnea/Snoring Whitening As we approach the summer and wedding season, we are […]


Zoom Whitening

Always wanted that whiter, brighter smile? Tried the over-the- counter products and didn’t get the results you were hoping for, or worse, ended up with sensitive teeth because of these products? Well, we have the solution for you- Zoom Whitening! Zoom is our new in-office system that will get you 6 or more shades lighter […]


“Why doesn’t my insurance cover what is being recommended??”

Let’s start by talking about dental insurance. Dental insurance is unlike medical insurance. Dental insurance is a benefits plan that is agreed to by your employer and the insurance company. The insurance company sets forth these plans that dictate what will be covered based on what an employer decides to purchase. The insurance company also […]


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