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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

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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.


What You Should Know Before Getting Invisalign

October 8, 2021

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woman with Invisalign in Hartford smiling outside

Since it first debuted in the late 90s, Invisalign has been revolutionizing the field of orthodontics. Though many prefer Invisalign over traditional braces for its convenience, ease of use, and aesthetic appeal, it’s important to know what you’re getting into before committing to it. So you can avoid surprises while undergoing treatment, here’s what to know before getting Invisalign in Hartford.


How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

October 5, 2021

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woman learning about cosmetic treatments in Hartford

If you aren’t confident in your smile, you don’t have to settle. There are a variety of cosmetic treatments in Hartford that can transform your smile into something you can be proud of. But how long does cosmetic dentistry last? Read on to learn more about the life expectancy of some common cosmetic dental treatments and for tips on keeping your smile bright and beautiful.


In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: How Does Dental Insurance Work?

September 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 12:31 am
Dental insurance form

Dental insurance isn’t always the easiest topic to navigate. There are several different plans out there and they don’t work quite like your medical insurance does. It also pays to know the difference between seeing an in-network vs. out-of-network dentist so you can determine which provider is right for you. Continue reading to learn more about your options before your plan renews at the end of the calendar year.


Is Getting a Dental Crown Painful?

September 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — westhartford @ 5:11 am
Closeup of dental crown on finger

Are you in need of a dental crown? A dental crown is a protective “cap” that is placed over the chewing surface of a damaged tooth to keep it safe and improve its appearance. They can be placed on a tooth that is broken, decayed, contains a large filling, or a tooth that is otherwise compromised. Dental crowns are also made to replace teeth that are missing. One question that may be lingering is whether or not the procedure will be painful? Read on to learn more about what you can expect when you undergo your procedure as well as some of the benefits of the restoration.

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