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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.


Why Toothaches Hurt More at Night

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 5:21 pm
person with toothache sleeping peacefully at night

Toothaches can be extremely debilitating, difficult to concentrate or enjoy time with family and friends. If you experience a severe or persistent toothache, it’s important to seek dental care promptly. The pain can intensify at night, making it challenging to get a good night’s rest. Continue reading to learn why they seem to be worse during bedtime, some potential causes, and how to prevent toothaches from developing in the first place.


Does Cheek Biting Harm Oral Health?

February 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 12:52 am
person holding cheek after biting it

If you’ve ever accidentally bitten your cheek while eating, you know how uncomfortable it can be. You may be left with some soreness and discomfort until it heals, but that isn’t the only thing you need to worry about. Cheek biting can also impact your oral health. Keep reading to learn why this happens, the damage it causes, and how to stop biting your cheek.


3 Ways That Water Can Benefit Your Oral Health

February 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 12:47 am
person drinking water outside from a reusable bottle

Drinking water offers a variety of benefits to your body. It lubricates and cushions your joints, helps you maintain a healthy body temperature, protects your spinal cord, and much more. Along with the ways that water can help keep your body in good shape, it can also do a lot of good for your smile. Keep reading to learn about three ways that water can help you maintain excellent oral health.


5 Tips That Motivate Busy People to Floss

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 9:56 pm
Illustration of happy tooth being flossed

When you go to the dentist for your regular cleanings and checkups, are you told that you aren’t flossing enough? You may wish the was a shortcut to avoid being told this, but unfortunately, there isn’t one. Flossing is crucial to maintain excellent oral health. That’s why trying to do it more often makes a perfect New Year’s resolution. Read on to learn more from your dentist about why flossing is so important as well as some tips to help you get started.


5 Cosmetic Benefits of Getting Dental Implants

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 8:44 pm
Man smiling outside

If you’re missing teeth, it can be a struggle to feel confident when showing off your smile. Tooth loss can take away from your appearance and ultimately, your self-esteem. The good news is that those gaps in your smile don’t need to be permanent. There are several tooth replacement options out there that can help you reclaim your entire smile, like dental implants. Continue reading to learn about some of the different cosmetic benefits of dental implants.


4 Oral Health Perks & Things You Couldn’t Do Without Teeth

December 29, 2022

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person with nice teeth smiling

When it comes to good oral health, healthy teeth are the first thing that comes to mind for many people. Brushing and flossing your pearly whites twice per day, a balanced diet, cutting out bad habits, and visiting your dentist every six months are key to protecting your smile from harm. Though teeth are a large part of a lovely smile, they aren’t the only thing your pearly whites contribute to. Continue reading to learn about four things that you wouldn’t be able to do if you didn’t have teeth.


Is Depression Links to Bad Dental Health?

December 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 3:19 am

Sad woman looking out windowYour teeth are important for more than just a beautiful smile. There’s endless evidence supporting a link between oral and general health. While you might know about gum disease’s connection to cardiovascular disease or tooth loss’s relation to nutritional deficiencies, did you know your oral and mental health can be closely entwined? Research has found people struggling with anxiety and depression have an increased risk of tooth loss, and here’s why. 


3 Winter Mouth Issues, and How to Deal with Them

November 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 8:47 pm
Portrait of a happy couple smiling in the snow

Preparing for winter looks a little bit different for everyone. You could be buying new clothes, putting up holiday decorations, or stocking up on enough cider to last you through a month-long blizzard. What you might be forgetting, however, is to protect your teeth. Cold weather brings along with it a host of potential oral health issues. Fortunately, preventing these problems is easy! To help out, here are some of the most common oral health issues and how you can deal with them.

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