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Does Using Too Much Mouthwash Cause Oral Issues?

January 18, 2021

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A toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste and a glass of mouthwash sitting on a glass table

If you’ve chosen to add mouthwash to your arsenal of dental care, you’ve made a great decision! Even if you brush for a full 2 minutes twice a day and floss daily, mouth rinse is an extra step that can help kill germs and remove leftover food particles that your bristles and floss couldn’t reach between teeth and below the gum line. But are you using too much mouthwash? Are you rinsing correctly? Read on to find out just how much mouth rinse you should be using and how to use it correctly. 

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How Gum Health Affects Your Overall Health

January 11, 2021

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A dental patient with gum disease and gum recession

Though it’s not as prevalent as it was in the past, recent studies estimate that gum disease (periodontitis) affects nearly 65 million adults in the United States. Periodontitis has four stages: gingivitis (the only reversible stage of gum disease), early periodontitis, moderate periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. The further this condition progresses, the higher your risk of heart disease, stroke and even diabetes. Read on to learn how your gum health correlates to your overall health and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Bad Breath? Here is What Causes It and How You Can End It

January 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 8:17 am
Woman covering her mouth with her hands and green odors coming from her hands

At one point or another, everyone experiences bad breath. Waking up with a mossy mouth is very common, especially with how fast oral bacteria multiplies while you sleep. But if your morning breath lasts well after brushing your teeth, it may be time to consult your dentist. Halitosis or chronic bad breath can be caused by many different factors. Keep reading to find out what may be causing your bad breath and how your dentist can help correct it.

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4 Benefits of a Multi-Specialty Practice

December 17, 2020

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A team of dentists at a multi-specialty practice

Are you looking for a new dentist? Whether you just moved to a new area or are just ready to move on to another practice, there are many things to consider when looking for oral healthcare. A choice that you could benefit from is going to a multi-specialty practice. Even though general dentists can provide you with many high-quality treatments, you have other advantages seeing a practice with many specialists that you cannot get anywhere else. Continue reading to learn a few of them.

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Are Sugar Substitutes Better for Your Teeth Than Sugar?

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 8:32 pm
Sugar cubes

You have been told ever since you were a child that too many sugary candies can leave you with a mouth full of cavities. Many of us have probably experienced this firsthand after a particularly sugary holiday season. However, how do artificial sweeteners affect your teeth? Could switching out a cola for a diet cola make a difference for your oral health? Continue reading to learn more about how sugar substitutes affect your smile.

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Why Do You Need Good Oral Health for Cosmetic Treatment?

November 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 9:52 pm
Person with gum disease

Are you looking to enhance you smile? No one wants to feel self-conscious about the way they look. The good news is that cosmetic dentistry is available for patients who want to make changes to their smile to feel more confident. However, before you can get cosmetic work done, you have to resolve any oral health issues you may have. Continue reading to learn why you may need treatment from your cosmetic dentist before you can focus on the aesthetics of your smile.

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Are the Holidays the Worst Time for Your Dental Health?

November 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 8:08 pm
Holiday dinner

If the time of year that we have all been waiting for. You get a little bit of extra time off work, you’re seeing more of your family, and even breaking out the old recipe book for homecooked meals. However, this season is not so great for your smile. In fact, many people end up needing dental work done in the new year. Continue reading to learn why the holidays are so harmful for your oral health and what you can do to keep your teeth in good shape just in time for the new year.

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How Hot Drinks Affect Your Teeth

October 22, 2020

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Woman drinking coffee

It’s finally the time of year where you can go outside in the cool weather and appreciate the beautiful autumn leaves changing color. Not only does this mean that it’s time to break out your favorite boots and sweaters; it is also time to enjoy some of your favorite hot beverages. But have you ever thought about what they do to your teeth? Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the effects of hot drinks on your smile and what you can do to prevent them.

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6 Tips for Eating Candy this Halloween

October 2, 2020

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Halloween candy

Now that Halloween is almost here, your family is putting together the finishing touches on their costumes and you’re getting ready to watch your favorite age appropriate scary movie. However, what would Halloween be with out having a few pieces of your favorite sweets? As great as it is to indulge in a sweet treat, your teeth won’t be thanking you. That’s why your dentist is sharing some Halloween candy tips so you and your family can enjoy the spooky season without needing to spend additional time in the dental chair getting fillings.

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8 of the Top Oral Hygiene Mistakes

September 23, 2020

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Woman brushing teeth

Do you brush your teeth twice and floss once every day? That’s great, but it doesn’t mean that you are excelling at your oral hygiene routine every day. Even some of the most diligent brushers are making some common teeth cleaning mistakes that could be costing them their oral health. If you aren’t cleaning your teeth properly, you could be on a path towards tooth decay, gum disease, or other issues. Continue reading to learn more about the most common teeth cleaning mistakes and how you can correct them.

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