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What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Oral Health?

March 23, 2022

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woman sticking her tongue out in West Hartford

If you’re trying to maintain good dental health, then you’re probably brushing and flossing every day. While these are good preventive dental measures, you might be interested to learn how important your tongue is as well. Depending on how it looks can tell you if a visit to your dentist is in order. Keep reading to learn how to clean your tongue and what it can say about your overall health!


Invest in Your Smile With Your Tax Refund

March 7, 2022

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woman smiling and holding piggy bank in West Hartford

Getting your tax refund can be pretty exciting! Now that you have some extra cash, you’re probably wondering how you can best spend it. While you might think to use it for your next vacation or to buy a new entertainment system, it could also be a good idea to save it for improving your smile. Read on to learn the importance of good dental health and how your tax refund can help in the long run!


What Are Rare Dental Disorders I Haven’t Heard Of?

February 24, 2022

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woman with perplexed expression

Have you ever heard of a vaquita? Maybe not. It’s the smallest species of porpoise and currently the rarest animal in the world with an estimated wild population of 10. That’s unfortunate, of course, but it explains why you didn’t know what it is. On another adverse note, there are some rare oral health problems in West Hartford that can cause trouble for children and require professional treatment. Keep reading to learn from your dentist about some likely new-to-you teeth conditions that the occasional child must face.


Does Oral Hygiene Affect My Metabolism?

February 4, 2022

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metabolism illustration

The main purposes of your metabolism are to transform food into energy, convert energy into building blocks for the body, and eliminate metabolic wastes. You often hear about ways to boost your metabolism, but did you know it can be affected by more than just your diet or exercise routine? Poor oral health influences it, as well. Read on to learn more from your dentist in West Hartford.


4 Reasons to Schedule Dental Checkups Early in the Year

January 31, 2022

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calendar with a reminder to visit the dentist

When was the last time you saw your dentist? In 2019, over one-third of adults hadn’t been to the dentist within the last 12 months. To avoid becoming part of that statistic, why not go in for your first dental checkup of the year early on? There are tons of benefits to seeing your dentist at the beginning of the year. Read on to learn about four reasons why you should knock your dental checkup out sooner rather than later.


5 Perks of Porcelain Veneers

January 17, 2022

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person learning about the benefits of porcelain veneers

Chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and misaligned pearly whites can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, porcelain veneers can correct these issues and give your smile a more uniform look. Along with correcting common cosmetic issues, there are also a range of other benefits that they offer those who get them. Read on to learn about five benefits of porcelain veneers.


Can You Get Cavities with Porcelain Veneers?

December 29, 2021

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person with veneers wondering if they can still get cavities

Though veneers were originally created to give movie stars gorgeous grins, they’re used today to perfect the smiles of anyone from popular musicians to everyday people. They’re a great way to cover up imperfections, like cracks, gaps, minor alignment issues, and discoloration, to give you a more beautiful smile. As lovely as veneers can make your teeth look, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to oral health issues. Read on to learn whether or not it’s still possible to get cavities when you have veneers and what you can do to keep them from developing.


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

December 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 11:16 pm
2022 New Year’s balloons

For many, New Year’s marks the end of the holiday season and the beginning of a journey to better health. After filling up on pie, cookies, rolls, and other high-carb and sweet foods over the past few months, your teeth may not be in the best shape. Luckily New Year’s resolutions are a great way to set goals for the next 365 days, especially when it comes to your oral health. Read on for four ideas for New Year’s resolutions that will help you achieve a healthy smile.


4 Tips for Staying on Track with Your Invisalign Treatment This Holiday Season

November 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 5:51 pm
woman holding Invisalign aligner in holiday attire

Work parties, family dinners, friend gift exchanges, travel plans—you’ve got a lot going on this holiday season! This special time allows you to step away from real life, enjoy loved ones, and celebrate. For a while, you may feel like you’re out of your normal flow. If you’re doing Invisalign treatment, getting off could set you up for trouble after the holidays are over. In this post, you’ll learn ways you can stay on track and continue working toward a straighter smile.


6 Benefits of Choosing Porcelain Veneers

November 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 4:53 pm
woman smiling after getting porcelain veneers

Maybe you have a wedding or special event coming up. Perhaps you’re tired of hiding your teeth in photos. Whatever your reason, you want to improve how your teeth look. Although there are several treatment options available, one of the most popular is porcelain veneers. In fact, many celebrities like Emma Watson, Cardi B, and Zac Efron use veneers to perfect their smiles. So why is this treatment so sought after? Here are six benefits of porcelain veneers to help you understand and choose for yourself.

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