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Why Is Mouth-Breathing Dangerous?

July 29, 2021

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man mouth breathing while sleeping

When you have a cold, your nose might get so stuffy to the point where you can’t breathe through it. As a default, most people may choose to breathe through their mouths instead. While it might seem like a simple, harmless habit, it can negatively affect your oral health. Here’s what you should know about mouth breathing and why it’s bad for your smile.


How to Find an Emergency Dentist When You Need One Most

July 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 6:20 pm
girl in pain touching her cheek with fingers

While playing beach volleyball with some friends, you run towards the ball to hit it over the net when suddenly, it smacks you right in the face. Once the shock wears off, you quickly realize that there’s something wrong with your mouth. Oh no, your tooth is missing! The situation may be frightening, but rest assured – staying calm and seeking immediate dental care will bring you prompt relief. Here’s how to find an emergency dentist when you need one most.


Is Flavored Water Harmful for Your Smile?

June 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 9:35 pm
Flavored water

When it comes to quenching your thirst, flavored water may seem like a healthier alternative to sugary juices and soda. They may even contain added vitamins. However, they can still be harmful for your teeth. In fact, flavored water, vitamin water, or water that is otherwise enhanced may be less nutritious that normal tap water. Read on to learn more about the affects that flavored water can have on your oral health.


What You Should Know About Getting Urgent Dental Care on a Budget

June 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 5:33 pm
Woman talking to dentist about tooth pain

Whether it’s mild soreness or severe discomfort, oral pain is usually a warning sign of a much larger dental problem. Unfortunately, many patients put off going to the dentist for as long as possible because they are worried about the cost. However, this can wreak havoc on the look and function of your smile, resulting in further damage. To prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn what you need to know about getting urgent dental care on a budget.


4 TikTok Dental Trends You Shouldn’t Try at Home

May 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 2:05 am
Man with nail file in his mouth

Social media, like TikTok, is a fun way to stay on top of the latest trends while keeping yourself entertained at the same time. Whether you are looking for a new makeup look or some fun recipes to try, TikTok always seems to have all the answers. However, this isn’t the best place to go when it comes to receiving dental advice. Here are a few popular TikTok dental trends that you should definitely avoid for the sake of your oral health.


Can You Get Invisalign If You Have Dental Crowns, Bridges, or Veneers?

May 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 1:09 am
Woman holding Invisalign

Do you like the appearance of your teeth? One thing that many people are self-conscious of is misaligned or crooked teeth. Fortunately, you no longer need to have a smile full of metal brackets and wires in order to achieve straighter teeth. Instead, you can opt for Invisalign clear aligners. But what if you have dental restorations, like crowns, bridges, or veneers? Is Invisalign still a possibility for you? Read on to find out.


The Step-by-Step Process of Invisalign Treatment

April 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 9:28 pm
Woman with Invisalign

Do you want to have a straighter smile? The good news is that you don’t need to spend who knows how long with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires in order to achieve your smile goals. Instead, you can choose Invisalign. The Invisalign treatment process involves the use of a series of clear aligners that slowly move your teeth into their proper locations. Read on to learn more about the process of Invisalign so you know what to expect when you begin your treatment.


What Causes Dental Bridges to Fail?

April 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 7:12 pm
Dental bridge

There are several different tooth replacement options out there to help people who are dealing with tooth loss for one reason or another. One popular choice that patients opt for is a dental bridge. They have numerous different benefits, including that they are strong and highly reliable. However, this doesn’t translate to indestructible. In some circumstances, dental bridges can fail. Read on to learn about the most common causes of dental bridge failures so you know how to avoid them.


4 Tips for Finding the Best Invisalign Provider for You

March 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 11:47 pm
Woman with Invisalign

Are you looking to get on a path towards a straighter smile? One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a smile that doesn’t make you feel confident. There are several options out there to correct misalignment, including Invisalign. But you want to choose a dentist that you trust. Here are some things that you should look for so that you can choose the best Invisalign provider for you.


6 Home Remedies for Toothaches

March 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 7:52 pm
Clove oil

Have you been dealing with a toothache? You should see your emergency dentist right away in order to get to the root of the problem. However, you may be experiencing a lot of pain until you are able to get to the practice. The good news is that there are different steps you can take at home in order to relieve some of the discomfort that you are feeling. Continue reading to learn more about some home remedies that may be able to help.

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