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National Coffee Day Facts: 3 Ways Coffee Can Affect Your Smile

August 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 1:51 pm
a white mug sitting under an espresso machine

Coffee is what keeps most people in a good mood and awake at their jobs, attentive while they care for their children, or energetic while socializing with friends. The world’s reliance on coffee is pretty phenomenal, which makes sense why so many people celebrate National Coffee Day in the United States every September 29th. From a dentist’s point of view, coffee is actually not bad for your oral health, despite its reputation, but there can be some drawbacks by drinking too much of it. Read on to learn three interesting ways that coffee can affect your smile.


Should You See an Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

July 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 5:02 pm
patient visiting emergency dentist for facial swelling

Most people think you should only seek help from your emergency dentist if you have problems with your teeth and gums. However, it may surprise you to learn that they can also help you with facial discomfort, as it could signal concerning oral health issues. So, if your mouth or face is swollen, you should seek dental attention right away. Read along as we discuss what causes swelling when it’s time to see your emergency dentist.  


5 Signs That Indicate You Need a Dental Filling

July 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 3:47 pm
healthy white teeth and single tooth with cavity

Contrary to popular belief, cavities aren’t just the result of eating too much sugar. Dental accidents, poor oral hygiene, and even just using your teeth to bite down on hard surfaces can all lead to cavities. If left untreated, they can become a serious threat to your oral health. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to prevent further damage and keep your smile safe – dental fillings! Read along as we discuss what they are and learn which common signs indicate you might need one.


Is Snacking Bad for Your Oral Health?

June 22, 2021

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Couple enjoying snacks at the grocery store

Does one of your daily activities include snacking? Whether you are having a busy day and decide include some afternoon snacks or you have allowed yourself to have a lazy Saturday on the couch with a bag of chips, snacking is something that many of us find ourselves doing. However, if you include it in your schedule too often, you could end up with some oral health issues in the future. Continue reading to learn more about the effects of snacking on your dental health.


Can “Bad Teeth” Run in the Family?

June 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 2:17 pm
Woman with dental pain sitting in dentist's chair

Parents are usually the ones responsible for teaching their young children the importance of brushing their teeth. However, while parents can help kids develop healthy oral hygiene habits, there is one thing they cannot control: genetics. Did you know that bad teeth can run in the family? Just like your genes determine the color of your hair and eyes, they also play a role in your oral health. Here are some common dental problems that are connected to genes.  


How Long Does It Take for Gums to Stop Bleeding?

May 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 11:19 pm
Blood on a toothbrush from gingivitis

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. It means that the gums are inflamed. This usually occurs as a result of plaque and bacterial buildups along the gumline. The issue is much more common than you may think. Approximately half of American adults over the age of 30 are suffering from periodontal disease to one extent or another. The good news is that gingivitis is usually reversible, but how long does this take? Read on to learn more.


3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments to Get for Summer

May 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 10:40 pm
Woman smiling on beach after seeing cosmetic dentist

Are you feeling ready for summer vacation? This is the time of year that you have been waiting for! The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and you have a variety of exciting plans on your calendar. This is also no better time to enhance your smile than now. When you are on the beach taking photos, you don’t want to be self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth. Read on to learn about a few different cosmetic treatments that you can benefit from this summer.


Why You Shouldn’t Try the TikTok Teeth Filing Trend

April 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 12:41 am
Man with nail file in his mouth

Social media is a great way for you to keep up with many of the current trends. It is good for finding new makeup looks, hairstyles, and recipes. However, it is not the ideal location to search for dental hacks. There is a TikTok dental trend spreading around the platform that is very dangerous for your smile: DIY teeth filing. Continue reading to learn more about it, why it’s dangerous, and how your dentist can help you safely reach your smile goals.


You Should Never Skip Over These Oral Hygiene Practices!

April 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 11:55 pm
Man using mouthwash

You have always been told that you need to brush your teeth twice a day in order to maintain excellent oral health. However, there are some other crucial steps of your routine that you may be missing. There are so many things that contribute to the health of your smile and your whole body and keeping your mouth clean is just one way that you can strive for a great overall wellbeing. Continue reading to learn about some practices that you shouldn’t forget.


3 Popular Trends That Are Bad News for Your Teeth

March 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 1:44 pm
Young woman hiding her smile

From TikTok to Instagram, social media platforms and their stars have become the go-to source for the latest trends. The moment you open the app, your feed is flooded with the newest challenges and must-know tips, spreading this content to millions of its users. While some of the movements are positive, some fads do more harm than good. To keep your smile in pristine condition, read on to learn three popular trends that are bad for your teeth!

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