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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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Keep Your Teeth Healthy By Avoiding These 4 Bad Habits

May 27, 2020

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Woman demonstrates bad dental habits by chewing on a fingernail.

For many people, routines are a way to find comfort and security in their lives. When they’re disrupted, life can feel much more stressful. Many Americans are feeling this way right now due to COVID-19. Unable to take part in regular activities like going to the movies or shopping, they’re turning to new behaviors to help cope with the challenges they’re currently facing. However, some actions can have a detrimental effect on oral health and put people at risk of having severe dental emergencies if they’re not careful. What are some of these bad habits? Read on to find out.

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Your Dentist Can Detect More Than Just Cavities

May 14, 2020

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Dentist inspects a patient’s mouth.

When you go to your dentist for a preventive care visit, you expect them to check your mouth and tell you about the health of your teeth and gums. But did you know that they can tell you about things that might be happening in other parts of your body? The Academy of General Dentistry has found that 90% of diseases generate issues inside the oral cavity. Your dentist can inform you about these signs so that you can seek treatment with your doctor. Read on to find out about the problems your dentist can detect during your next checkup appointment.

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Understanding the Differences Between Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry

April 7, 2020

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Patient smiling with dentist

Driving down the road, it’s easy to be bombarded by signs advertising different types of dentistry. Sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, the list goes on. It can be confusing to know what each of these means and how they may apply to your particular dental situation.

While many dentists practice all of these different varieties, it is good to know the differences so that you can make an informed decision about what type of dentistry you may need. The two most common terms you’ll see are restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, as they cover just about everyone’s primary dental needs. 

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Why Neglecting to Go to the Dentist Can Cost You Money

March 19, 2020

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man at checkup with dentist

Many people regularly skip out on their regular checkups and cleanings with their dentist year after year. One main reason is the cost. After all, if you brush and floss at home, why bother paying money to get your teeth cleaned professionally? As it turns out, neglecting your biannual dental visits can end up costing you money in dental care costs down the road. Here are a few reasons to see your dentist twice a year and save money in the process.

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How Your Cosmetic Dentist Can Improve Your Confidence

March 5, 2020

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woman smiling after seeing cosmetic dentist

Maybe your New Year’s Resolution for 2020 was to be a more confident person. Going to the gym a few times a week has certainly helped a little, but something is still missing. After looking in the mirror, you notice it’s because your smile doesn’t look nearly as beautiful as you want it to. Luckily, your cosmetic dentist has a few ways to help with that. Here are some reasons to get cosmetic dentistry to up your confidence, and a few of your options.

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Your Guide to Baby Teeth for National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 18, 2020

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little girl with a toothbrush

If your child’s baby teeth are just going to fall out anyway, should you even bother taking care of them? This is just one of the many questions that your children’s dentist can answer when you take your little one in for their first appointment. Since February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s the perfect time to talk all about baby teeth and how you can take care of your son’s or daughter’s precious smile.

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What to Eat and Drink for Healthier Gums

February 3, 2020

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assorted fruits and vegatables

For some people, the month of February is all about flowers, chocolates, and planning the perfect date. But did you know that February is also Gum Disease Awareness Month? This observance was created to bring awareness to gum disease, the most common bacterial infection in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated to affect up to 85% of the population at some point in their lives. To attempt to prevent this disease, your dentist has decided to share this list of steps you can take to promote healthier gums.

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The Top 10 Reasons Why You Have a Toothache

January 20, 2020

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woman with toothache

When you have a toothache, it’s often difficult to think about anything else, except to wonder, “why does my tooth hurt?” Besides finding relief, determining the cause of your pain is probably at the top of your list of things you need to do. That’s why your dentist has written this guide on the top 10 reasons behind toothaches.

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