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5 Dental Trends You Can Expect in the Next Decade

September 2, 2020

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Digital dentistry

Dentistry has come a long way throughout the past century, but each year it gets more and more advanced. With new state-of-the-art technology and techniques, you can expect to see dental care evolve even more through the next decade. Just look around you. Technology has changed a lot in the past few years, and this will only continue to happen. Continue reading to learn more about the new dental trends that you can expect to see more of throughout the next decade.


How to Care for Your Mouth After Dental Implant Surgery

August 26, 2020

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Woman with dental implants

You have made the decision to replace your missing teeth with dental implants! They have so many advantages. Not only do they act just like your natural teeth, but they also prevent future oral health issues and premature aging by maintaining the integrity of the jawbone. However, you need to allow them time to heal after your surgery before you can just go start eating all of your favorite foods again. Here is some useful information on dental implant aftercare for your implant placement surgery.


Most Common Cosmetic Flaws and Their Treatments

August 5, 2020

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Woman covering cosmetic dental flaws

Is there something about your smile that bothers you? It’s difficult to feel confident while showing off your smile if you are self-conscious about something. Cosmetic dental issues are not all that uncommon and there are all sorts of ways that your dentist can fix them. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common cosmetic dental flaws and what your dentist can do in order to treat them and make you feel more confident.


3 Ways Routine Visits Save You Money in the Long Run

July 29, 2020

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Woman giving thumbs up at dental visit

When it comes to visiting the dentist, people often fall into two distinct groups. The first group is of people who enjoy going to their routine visit for an examination and cleaning. However, the second group is filled with those who experience anxiety from the moment they hear the word “dentist.” If you fall into the latter, you may find yourself contemplating putting off your bi-yearly visit (yet again). In fact, you may even convince yourself that it is the responsible thing to do since it will save you some money. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Fortunately, your West Hartford dentist is here to share exactly how much money you can save, and the answer may surprise you! 


Should You Use Energy and Sports Drinks to Stay Hydrated This Summer?

July 15, 2020

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Sports drinks next to stretching couple

Whether it is the extra time from working from home or the realization that 2020 is already halfway over, many are taking advantage of the warmer weather to exercise outside. While staying hydrated is crucial during any workout, it is especially important during the hot summer months. Since energy and sports drinks are used by famous athletes and popular influencers alike, you may find yourself wondering if you should follow their lead or just stick to water. Fortunately, a dentist is sharing the answer, as well as four tips for staying hydrated this summer.


5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Dentist or Hygienist

June 17, 2020

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Patient asking her West Hartford dentist about oral hygiene and health

Did you know that your regular dental checkups are about a lot more than just keeping your teeth clean? These biannual visits are an excellent opportunity to learn more about your own oral health and how to best take care of it. To stay up to date on the health of your smile, there are several important questions you should be asking yourself and your dental team. Here are five questions you should ask your West Hartford dentist or hygienist every time you visit them.


9 Healthy Hellos to Stay Safe While Greeting Others in COVID-19

June 1, 2020

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Smiling woman waves to her West Hartford dentist in COVID-19

Nearly every aspect of our lives has changed in some way due to COVID-19, including how we say hello. Even as the country begins to reopen, it’s essential to remember that the threat of COVID-19 hasn’t passed, and we need to continue to practice social distancing. However, saying hello these days may seem strange if you’re used to giving out handshakes or hugs. Dental safety starts with a healthy hello, so try one of these nine no-touch greetings from your West Hartford dentist instead!


How Your Dentist Can Protect Your Whole Body

May 27, 2020

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A dentist examines a patient’s mouth for signs of disease.

A routine dental exam is great for more than just finding signs of cavities and tooth decay. Many diseases have noticeable effects on the quality of your oral health. These effects become obvious to your dentist when they are inspecting your teeth and gums. What follows are just some of the problems they can warn you about during your next preventive care visit.


What To Think About When You Have A Dental Emergency

May 21, 2020

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Man is in pain because he has a dental emergency.

When you scroll through the list of contacts on your phone, do you see a number for an emergency dentist? If you don’t, you’re leaving yourself vulnerable to pain and frustration in the event of a dental emergency. A simple search for an emergency dentist online can yield hundreds of results, so how do you know which one is going to provide the best care? You should consider these five factors when choosing someone to assist you with an urgent dental problem.


Leave It to the Professionals: The Dangers of DIY Braces

April 20, 2020

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Person receiving clear aligners from dentist

These days, it seems like you can’t turn on the TV without seeing an advertisement for some form of DIY clear aligners. They promise to do the same job as traditional orthodontics or Invisalign with a dentist at a fraction of the cost. They pepper in some pictures and testimonials to try and establish their legitimacy.

Even worse, there is an online trend of vloggers teaching people how to make their own braces out of household supplies. While the prospect of saving some money might be tempting, these DIY options come with substantial physical and financial risks.

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