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How Long Does a Dental Bridge Last?

October 11, 2020

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Hand holding tooth model with porcelain dental bridge in Branford

A dental bridge is a valuable form of tooth replacement. It can close that embarrassing gap in your smile, prevent your remaining natural teeth from drifting out of place, and enhance your chewing ability. Still, before you commit to receiving a dental bridge in Branford, you may want to know how long this type of restorative treatment typically lasts. In this article, we will discuss the expected lifespan of a dental bridge and how you can help your bridge to stand the test of time.


5 Reasons to Get a Tooth-Colored Filling Instead of an Amalgam One

September 29, 2020

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Man admiring his smile after receiving tooth-colored fillings Branford, CT

There are two main types of dental fillings. For many years, silver amalgam fillings were favored for their strength and durability. In more recent times, however, tooth-colored fillings in Branford, CT, have come into the spotlight. Which type of filling should you get to repair your smile? When you consider the following five advantages of tooth-colored fillings, your decision is likely to be an easy one.


How to Prepare for Your Smile Makeover Treatment

August 14, 2020

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woman with beautiful teeth after smile makeover in Branford

Many people are interested in cosmetic dentistry. In fact, the demand for cosmetic dentistry has steadily risen in recent years and is expected to continue to do so. Countless individuals recognize that transforming the appearance of their teeth could bolster their confidence and make others perceive them as being younger and more successful. Are you thinking about undergoing a smile makeover? If so, you have much to look forward to. However, before you embark on your cosmetic dentistry journey, there are some steps you can take to contribute to a successful treatment process.


How Your Dental Team Keeps You Safe During COVID-19

June 11, 2020

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COVID-19 screening questionnaire, part of dental safety protocol

Your dental team has always had strict disease prevention and infection control procedures in place. COVID-19 has not changed that. What has changed are some of the specific steps they take to ensure your safety. In the past, preparing for your appointments might have been a fairly simple process that involved thorough handwashing, instrument sterilization, and putting on fresh personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, even more precautions are necessary. In this article, we will discuss just a potion of the dental safety protocol in Hamden that is helping to protect you from COVID-19.


Handling Orthodontic Problems at Home

April 16, 2020

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hand holding pair of black tweezers against white background

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.


Maintaining Your Dental Hygiene through the Quarantine

March 20, 2020

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woman using floss to maintain dental hygiene through quarantine

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.


American Heart Month: The Gum-Heart Connection

February 4, 2020

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dental patient and dentist using hands to make heart shape

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.


Sedation Dentistry Options: Oral Sedation vs Nitrous Oxide

January 5, 2020

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nitrous oxide sedation

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.


How Long Should You Use Ice After Having Oral Surgery?

December 4, 2019

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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.


Comparing Dental Crowns and Porcelain Veneers

September 7, 2019

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smiling patient and shade-matching guide

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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