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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 10:27 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 9:10 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 9:53 am
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 4:45 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 11:19 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 5:15 pm
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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