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5 Halloween Candy Tips to Help You Avoid Cavities

October 22, 2020

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three little kids holding plastic jack-o-lanterns in front of their faces

This Halloween is quite different from any that have come before it. Whether you’re taking your kids on a socially distanced trick-or-treating outing or simply enjoying some candy with a spooky movie at home, there’s another fear that you have to worry about: trying to keep your little ones from getting cavities after eating all of those sweets. At times, this can seem downright impossible, but don’t worry. A dentist offers five Halloween candy tips to keep your children’s smiles healthy this fall.

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Don’t Do These 5 Everyday Acts That Hurt Your Teeth

October 2, 2020

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close up of person about to chew on an ice cube

Most of us have habits that we know are bad for us, yet we do them anyway. These things might include smoking, grazing on snacks all day, or letting an entire day go by because you got caught up in your favorite TV show. We’re perfectly aware that we shouldn’t do these things. However, there are things many of us do all the time that can harm your oral health. Here are five examples of everyday acts that hurt your teeth.

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Professionals That Can Benefit from Invisalign

September 29, 2020

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Woman with Invisalign

Just like traditional metal braces, Invisalign can straighten your teeth over time by using small amounts of pressure to move them into their new locations. However, Invisalign actually has many different benefits that metal braces do not, making them ideal for certain professions. Not only are they effective, but they are less invasive. Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign benefits and why they are so great for busy adults of different professions.

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Why Has Cosmetic Dentistry Become So Popular?

September 17, 2020

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Woman smiling

In the past, people mostly went to the dentist in order to treat dental issues or get professional cleanings. Even though this is still the priority of dentists across the country, cosmetic dentistry has also become increasingly common. After all, you want to feel good about your smile. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why we’ve seen the spike of popularity in cosmetic dentistry over the past few decades.

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An Inside Look at the Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry

August 20, 2020

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Woman smiling with white, straight teeth

Did you know that 48% of U.S. adults have untagged themselves from a picture on Facebook due to insecurities surrounding their teeth? Plus, a whopping 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile and 22% believe their love life would benefit from a smile upgrade! However, the quest for a beautiful smile is nothing new. In fact, experts believe the use of cosmetic dentistry dates back to ancient times. Read on to learn where it started and how it has evolved since then!

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4 Important Questions to Ask Your Dentist

August 13, 2020

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Female patient talking to dentist

Since you typically spend your time in the treatment chair with a mouthful of tools, it can be easy to leave the talking to your dentist. However, your bi-yearly visits are more than just a quick check for cavities. To ensure your oral and overall health is in pristine condition, it is important to be an active participant at your routine checkups. If you are unsure where to start, read on for four questions you can ask!

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Dental Emergency While Traveling? Here’s What to Do

July 22, 2020

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Man checking tooth in hotel mirror

As you pull onto the freeway to drive to the airport, you find yourself reviewing your mental checklist again. Passport? Check. Snacks for the plane? Check. Plenty of water for the trip? Check. As you go through the list of your to-dos, you feel a surge of discomfort stemming from your tooth. Pre-vacation trip to the dentist? Not check.

Although your list of tasks to take care of before you leave town leaves little room for anything else in your calendar, it is crucial to schedule your routine dental appointment beforehand. Not only will this ensure your teeth are in tip-top shape, but it will also allow your dentist to treat any red flags that can leave you vulnerable to dental emergencies abroad. However, if you do find yourself with a dental injury while away, an emergency dentist is sharing how to handle it and prevention tactics for the future.

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4 Myths About Dental Implants That May Surprise You

July 5, 2020

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Implant dentist explaining dental implants to patient

With millions of patients worldwide and a whopping 95% success rate, dental implants are one of the most common restorative treatment options on the market. In fact, the procedure increased by over 6% between 2019 and 2020 alone! However, despite their popularity, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about dental implants. Fortunately, an implant dentist is sharing the truth about four common myths!

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9 Healthy Hellos to Stay Safe While Greeting Others in COVID-19

June 23, 2020

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Smiling woman greets Wethersfield dentist with a wave in COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our lives in some way, including how we say hello. Since hugs and handshakes are currently highly discouraged, many of us are looking for new ways to connect with those around us while preventing the spread of germs. Your Wethersfield dentist believes that dental safety starts with a healthy hello, so they will be using a variety of fun, touch-free greetings during your next appointment. Here are nine ways you can safely greet your dental team and others during the coronavirus pandemic.

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How Dental Checkups Can Save You Money in the Long Run

June 11, 2020

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tooth in one hand, coins in the other

Going to the dentist can seem like a hassle to many people. After all, you have to take time out of your busy schedule to have someone poke around in your mouth and tell you that you haven’t been flossing as much as you should. Not to mention that dental checkups and cleanings can seem expensive. Did you know, however, that regularly attending these appointments can actually save you money in the long run? Keep reading to learn how.

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