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Are the Holidays the Worst Time for Your Dental Health?

November 16, 2020

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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