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Is Snacking Bad for Your Oral Health?

June 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 12:48 am
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

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Woman with dental pain sitting in dentist's chair

Parents are usually the ones responsible for teaching their young children the importance of brushing 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!


How to Find an Emergency Dentist When You Need One ASAP

March 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 2:32 pm
Emergency dentist conducting a dental exam

OUCH! Your at-home movie night quickly turns into a panic-filled evening when your teeth come down hard on an unpopped popcorn kernel. A quick glance in your mirror confirms your initial suspicion: your tooth is cracked. The next step? Visit an emergency dentist.

Dental injuries can strike at a moment’s notice and seem to always happen at the most inconvenient times. If you find yourself in this situation, keep reading to learn how to find an emergency dentist when you need one most!


How Does Desensitizing Toothpaste Work?

February 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 1:26 am
Woman with tooth sensitivity

Do you ever sip on your iced tea or hot coffee and end up with a sharp pain in your mouth? You are probably dealing with sensitive teeth. This is a very common issue that people deal with. A survey of dental offices suggests that one in eight people suffer from tooth sensitivity. This can be caused by a variety of different reasons and isn’t necessarily a dental emergency. Many people are able to get relief from choosing a desensitizing toothpaste, but how does this work? Continue reading to learn more about it and some tips for choosing one.


2 Drinks That Help to Prevent Cavities

February 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 12:17 am
Green tea

Have you ever had a cavity? If you have, you know how frustrating they can be to deal with. In addition to needing a dental filling or another treatment, they can be painful if they grow too large. Excellent oral hygiene and healthy eating habits can help to prevent them, but did you know that there are popular beverages that can help as well? Coffee and green tea both help to protect your smile from cavities. Continue reading to learn why this is the case among other benefits.

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