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What Is the Difference Between Invisalign and ClearCorrect?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 9:48 pm
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Clear aligners allow adults and teens to achieve a straighter, healthier smile without the conspicuous wires and bands of traditional braces. Invisalign and ClearCorrect are two of the most recognized clear aligner treatments today. While both companies make a quality product, knowing the differences between them can help you decide which is right for you. Here’s what you should know about the differences between Invisalign and ClearCorrect.


Calcium & Your Oral Health

July 25, 2023

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In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging, and one aspect often overlooked is dental care. However, good oral health is essential not only for a beautiful smile but also for overall well-being. So, keep reading as we explore the importance of dental health, its connection to your overall health, and offer practical tips to help you maintain a radiant smile and a healthier life.


Is My Tooth Pain the Result of Sinus Pressure?

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 9:05 pm
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When most people experience tooth pain, contacting their dentist is typically their first move. After all, they’re the most qualified person for identifying the cause and administering effective treatment. In some cases, however, the cause of pain in your teeth can have nothing to do with them at all. Read on to learn about how sinus pressure can cause dental pain and how to tell if your dentist is the best medical professional to give you relief.


How Your State Ranks for Oral Health

June 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 10:39 pm
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), around 37% of adults in the US have gone at least one year without visiting their dentist—and this has led to several states having unfavorable oral health levels across all of their denizens! But it’s not just about regular oral care; many other lifestyle factors contribute to declining oral health. Here’s some useful information from your trusted dentist about some of the states with the best and worst oral health, along with a few noteworthy factors that play into it.


Digital Impressions Systems: The Secret to Better Dental Restorations

June 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 8:06 pm
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Dental technology continues to advance at an impressive rate; providers are now capable of doing so much more than what was previously possible, thanks to all of the nifty gadgets and innovative tools that are now housed within many dental offices. One of these technologies, which is well-known for leading to better-fitting, higher-quality dental restorations, is the digital impressions system. Here’s a closer look at this impressive technology and how the detailed images it creates are incredibly useful when it comes to providing top-of-the-line dental care.


Waterpik or Dental Floss – Which is Better?

May 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 2:43 am
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Maintaining proper oral hygiene goes beyond just brushing your teeth. Cleaning the spaces between your teeth is equally important for overall dental health. However, finding the most effective method to clean these interdental spaces can be a challenge. Whether you struggle with traditional flossing or are unsure about investing in alternative tools like a Waterpik, we’re here to guide you. Keep reading as we provide valuable insights on the best way to clean between your teeth.


4 TikTok Dental Trends to Avoid

May 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 6:02 pm
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With the rapid rise of TikTok’s influence on popular culture, it’s no surprise that numerous trends have emerged across various communities. While many of these trends are entertaining and harmless, it’s crucial to recognize that some TikTok challenges can have detrimental effects, particularly when it comes to dental health. To ensure the continued health and beauty of your teeth, here are four TikTok dental trends that can pose risks to your beam.


Tips for Traveling With Invisalign

April 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 2:40 am
young woman holding her invisalign aligner

One of the biggest reasons that Invisalign aligners are so popular is their incredible convenience. Unlike traditional braces, you can use them to straighten your smile without any additional dietary restraints to worry about.

However, the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable can also present challenges, especially when traveling. If you have a summer vacation coming up, here are some things to keep in mind when traveling with Invisalign.


How to Avoid Dental Emergencies This Summer

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 2:35 am
family playing on the beach

Summer is here, and you and your family deserve to enjoy it to the fullest. That looks different ways to different people, but there’s something that just about everyone would like to avoid—dental emergencies.

A chipped tooth or a cavity can derail your summer fun, so here are some tips you can use to stop those problems from happening.


Rinsing After Brushing: Do or Don’t?

March 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 8:34 pm
dentist talking to patient about rinsing after brushing

Maintaining good oral hygiene involves brushing your teeth twice a day to remove bacteria, plaque, and food particles. This will lower your risk of developing cavities as well as other oral health problems. After brushing, many people rinse their mouths to get rid of excess toothpaste. But is rinsing after brushing beneficial for your smile? Read on to find out how doing so impacts your oral health and if it’s really the best choice for your smile.

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