April 16, 2020
Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, many dental and orthodontic offices have modified their operating protocols. Most are only offering urgent and emergency care at this time, and they are encouraging patients to do their best to care for non-critical issues at home until things get back to normal. So, then, what should you do if you encounter a problem with your dental braces during the quarantine? In this article, we provide some practical guidance for coping with various common issues.
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March 20, 2020
Due to concerns over Covid-19, the American Dental
Association has recommended that dental practices only provide urgent and
emergency care at this time. Therefore, many patients will need to wait to
receive necessary treatment. Are you among them? If you are, applying the
following tips on maintaining your dental
hygiene through the quarantine can help you to prevent new oral health
problems and stop current ones from rapidly worsening.
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February 4, 2020
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among adults in
the United States. It claims roughly 610,000 lives each year! Because February
is American Heart Month, you might be taking advantage of the occasion to contemplate
how you can adjust your lifestyle to take better care of your heart. For
example, you may have a plan in mind to eat more heart-friendly foods or
exercise more often. You should also consider how you take care of your gums.
In this post, we discuss how fighting gum disease in Branford can play a
pivotal role in protecting your heart.
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January 5, 2020
Does going to the dentist make you nervous, or do you have a
physical condition that makes it difficult for you to sit still during dental
treatments? You might be thinking about taking advantage of sedation at your
next appointment. Still, you may wonder which type of sedation is right for
you. In this blog post, we compare two popular options. We will discuss oral
sedation vs nitrous oxide sedation. Once you know more about each choice, you
will be in a better position to pick the one that best fits your circumstances.
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December 4, 2019
If you want to successfully heal from oral surgery, it is
important that you follow your doctor’s orders. That means, every detail, no
matter how small, should be taken into consideration if you want to ensure that
your progress moves along swiftly and without any problems. Once you enter the
recovery phase, you will naturally have many questions, including “How long
should you use ice after oral surgery?” Fortunately, your oral surgeon will be
happy to answer this as well as any additional questions you have so that you
can heal quickly and effectively.
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September 7, 2019
Porcelain veneers and dental crowns
are two common dental treatments, and there are some similarities between them.
For example, either procedure can improve the way teeth look, and both types of
prosthetics are custom-made to work with a patient’s unique dental structures. However,
there are also some big differences between crowns and veneers. In this blog
post, we will touch on some of those differences so you can gain insight into
which treatment may be a better fit for your situation.
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