Family Dental Care

We serve a 10 mile radius of the Agawam area. We accept patients of all ages. Most insurances are accepted. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for the rest of your life with routine visits to the dentist! We accept patients of all ages and look forward to grow with your family. We’ll provide you with exceptional oral health care for years to come. From the moment you walk through our doors, your comfort is our top priority and your visit is pain-free. Have you always wanted a whiter, brighter smile? Yo

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Home remedies for fast relief from dry socket

If you get a dry socket after an extraction, don't panic. There are a few remedies that you can use to help. Dry socket occurs when a blood clot falls out of the extraction site of a recently pulled tooth. It can be very painful, but some home remedies can ease symptoms until a person can see their dentist. 06/17/2019

Mouth sores: Causes, treatment, and pictures

If you have sores in your mouth, here are a few reasons why you get them and what you can do to treat them. Mouth sores are a common complaint, and they can occur for a variety of reasons, including irritation, hormonal changes, and infection. Learn about the causes and treatment of mouth sores here.


Enjoy spending the day with the influential men in your life. Today we honor fathers everywhere for all that they do. Have a happy Father's Day from Family Dental Care!


Today is the day we celebrate the Stars and Stripes American flag. On this day in 1777, the United States of America became a symbol of freedom for all. Today, we celebrate that freedom, from Family Dental Care! 06/13/2019

The 8 best practices for healthy teeth and gums

There are a few things you can do daily that can keep your teeth and gum clean. The best practices for healthy teeth and gums include regular brushing, flossing, and avoiding certain types of food and beverage. Learn more about what to do for healthy teeth and gums here. 06/11/2019

Home remedies for sensitive teeth plus causes and prevention

Sensitive teeth can make every moment of your day difficult. There are a few home remedies for sensitive teeth, including using garlic and salt water rinse. Tooth sensitivity is common and typically results from worn enamel. Research suggests that some home remedies can help reduce tooth sensitivity and pain. Learn more about these home remedies and how to prevent tooth sensitivity here. 06/05/2019

Periodontal (gum) surgery: Preparation, what to expect, and recovery

If you're getting periodontal (gum) surgery, don't fret. This article will answer any and all questions. Learn all about gum surgery, including the conditions it is used for and the different types that are available. We also look at preparation and recovery times. 06/03/2019

Breath smells like p**p: 6 causes

Here are six causes of breath that smells like p**p. Bad breath is often a simple, temporary problem. However, breath that smells like f***s, or p**p, may indicate a medical condition. These may range from a sinus infection to a bowel blockage. Here, we look at six common causes of bad breath that smells like p**p. We also discuss treatments and when.... 05/30/2019

Loose tooth: Causes and what to do

Having a loose tooth when your a child is normal, but when you're adult with a loose tooth, it might be best to schedule a dental appointment. Losing teeth is a regular part of growing up. In adults, however, loose teeth may be a cause for concern. Adult teeth are designed to last a lifetime and should not fall out. We explore reasons that teeth may loosen, including gum disease and osteoporosis. Learn about preventing further damage, trea... 05/28/2019

Bad taste in mouth: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

A common symptom of cavities are a bad taste in the mouth. Learn why and what it means. What to do when a bad taste lingers? Many issues can cause this, from poor oral hygiene to neurological conditions. The taste may also vary, from bitter or foul to metallic, salty, or sweet. In this article, we explore a range of common causes and treatments. Learn to deal with a lasting bad taste i...


This Memorial Day, celebrate the sacrifices our soldiers have given for our country's freedom. Thank you to all our soldiers and their families. 05/22/2019

Gum graft: Procedure, recovery, and cost

How long does it take a gum graft to heal? A gum graft is a procedure to treat receding gums. It is a simple process that does not take long to do. The recovery period is typically a few weeks and usually involves eating soft or cold foods to avoid damaging the graft. Complications are rare, and insurance may or may not cover the procedure..... 05/20/2019

7 causes of black gums

Here are seven reasons why you might have black gums. The gums come in many natural colors, including red, pink, brown, and black. However, changes in gum color can indicate an underlying health problem. In this article, learn about what causes black gums, including smoking, gingivitis, Addison’s disease, and amalgam tattoos. We also look at treatmen... 05/16/2019

White spots on teeth: 11 tips on how to get rid of them

These are a few tips to treating white spots on the teeth. Having white spots on your teeth can be undesirable, but they are rarely a serious medical concern. Possible reasons for them include poor dental hygiene and eating too many acidic or sugary foods. Here, we look at the most likely causes of white spots on teeth and give you 11 tips for treating and.... 05/14/2019

Gum disease and its links to other conditions

There are many consequences to leaving gum disease untreated. According to recent research, gum disease may increase the risk of a range of seemingly unrelated conditions, including cancer and dementia.


Happy Mother's Day from Family Dental Care! 05/08/2019

Tooth sensitivity after a filling: What is normal?

Learn why your tooth might still hurt after a filling. Some tooth sensitivity after a filling is normal. In this article, we look at the reasons why this occurs, when to see a doctor, and treatments to help relieve tooth sensitivity. 05/06/2019

Salivary stones: Symptoms, causes, and how to get rid of them

What are salivary stones? Stones can sometimes form in the salivary glands of the mouth. If a stone becomes large enough, it can block the gland, which can lead to pain and swelling. Salivary stones are rarely serious, and a person can often remove them at home. Learn how to get rid of them and when to see a doctor here.


Wishing you a happy and healthy Ramadan!


Happy Cinco de Mayo from Family Dental Care! 05/02/2019

How to stop bleeding gums at home: 12 ways

Here are a few ways to stop your gums from bleeding. People can usually treat minor gum bleeding at home using good oral hygiene and natural remedies. In this article, we look at 12 ways to stop gums from bleeding, prevent it developing in the future, and promote overall oral health. 04/30/2019

Dental fillings could last twice as long: New material could mean fewer trips to the dentist's office, scientists report

New research discovers promising results on longer lasting dental fillings. A compound used to make car bumpers strong and protect wood decks could prevent return visits to the dentist's office. A team of researchers has created a filling material that's two times more resistant to breakage than standard fillings. The team also has developed an adhesive that's 30 percent st...


Happy Arbor Day from Family Dental Care! 04/24/2019

Bump on the roof of the mouth: 12 causes

Your dentist can help diagnosis and treat any oral abnormalities, including bumps on the roof of the mouth. A bump can form on the roof of the mouth due to many conditions, including canker sores, mucoceles, torus palatinus, and oral candidiasis. The bump can even be an extra tooth. Most underlying causes are benign, but some require medical treatment. Learn more about the causes and their other symptoms....


Happy Earth Day from Family Dental Care! 04/22/2019

Crohn's mouth ulcers: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

If you have Crohn's Disease, you might be susceptible to mouth ulcers. People with Crohn’s disease may be more prone to mouth ulcers. Learn about the reasons why in this article. We also cover possible treatments.


Happy Easter from Family Dental Care!


Wishing you a happy and healthy Passover! 04/18/2019

Gingivostomatitis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

What is gingivostomatitis? Gingivostomatitis is an infection that occurs in and around the mouth. It causes painful sores, blisters, and swelling. It is more common in children and is highly contagious. Learn more about the causes and risk factors in this article, as well as treatment options and how to get relief. 04/16/2019

How to keep gums healthy: 7 ways

Good dental hygiene and diet are the key to keeping healthy gums. Practicing good oral hygiene can help a person keep their gums healthy and reduce the risk of gum disease. This involves regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and having frequent dental checkups. Learn more about these steps, the signs of gum disease, and how diet can improve gum heal...


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This Is What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Toothbrush Often Enough

Are you keeping your toothbrush clean? It makes a big difference! Learn why it matters and why you should replace toothbrushes regularly. I try to stay on top of my cleaning game. I change my sheets every two weeks and throw out old makeup regularly, but I'm never quite sure what to do with my toothbrush. Buying a new one just seems like a drag, and it's only going in my mouth anyway.… 04/08/2019

6 Dental Horror Stories That Will Turn You Into A Flosser For Good

Tartar-build up leads to gum recession. Don't be like the people in this article; take your dental health seriously and floss regularly. Dentists dish on the grossest things they've seen in the mouths on non-flossers. 04/04/2019

The Facts You Need to Fight Plaque

Nothing will stop plaque from forming on the teeth, but you have the control to prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay by brushing and flossing it away on a daily basis. You can’t see it, or taste it, but you can feel it: That slimy feeling you have when you run your tongue along your teeth? It’s plaque. No matter what you do, plaque is impossible to prevent — but don’t worry. You can minimize its enamel-destroying consequences when you know.... 04/02/2019

12 Surprising Causes of Sudden Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is relatively common and is often the result of these culprits. From chewing on ice to using whitening treatments, a number of things can cause tooth sensitivity. Here’s how to figure out the source of sudden discomfort.

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1379 Main St.
Agawam, MA

General information

- Teeth cleaning - Periodontal exams - White and silver fillings - On-site x-rays - Teeth whitening kits - Preventative care - Dental implant restoration

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm
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