Have you been feeling a little more stressed lately? Are work and family constantly giving you new things to worry about? While you might think that you’re putting on a good face for the world, there is one thing that may definitely be showing your stress: your smile. According to the American Sleep Association, as much as 10% of the population suffers from bruxism, which is a condition where a person unconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth. It can be brought on by a litany of factors, but the most common one, by far, is stress. Over time, this can cause severe damage to the teeth, even causing them to break and fracture. How can you know if this is affecting you? What causes this condition? More importantly, what can you do to stop it? Fortunately, Dr. Masha Kogan, can answer all of these questions and more. (more…)
Dental Center of Westport, CT Blog
June 17, 2017
May 25, 2017
For more than 20 years, Dr. Kogan and her team have been taking care of smiles in and around Westport. Her reputation is impeccable, and the word has spread. Recently, Dr. Kogan was featured in Faces of Westport section of May 2017 issue of Westport Magazine (© 2017 Moffly Media). Dr. Kogan offers a comprehensive menu of dental services so she can care for smiles at all ages of development.
April 11, 2017
First impressions are important these days, and nothing works better than a beautiful, healthy smile. People just tend to gravitate towards those with perfect teeth—it’s just a natural part about being human. At The Dental Center of Westport, we understand the importance of a healthy smile, which is why we work to help our patients achieve one every day. However, a truly stunning smile can mean so much more to a person beyond their oral health. Today, Dr. Masha Kogan, your dentist in Westport, is going to discuss what a beautiful smile can do for you and how she can help you get one. (more…)
March 20, 2017
If a person has silver or amalgam fillings, you know it, because as soon as they laugh or talk, you can easily see the dark gray streaks running along their teeth. Of course, if you have some, you probably think about them whenever you meet someone new as well. They might have been able to repair your teeth, but dentistry has basically made them obsolete now. Here are 3 reasons why it’s important for you to replace your old metal fillings from Dr. Masha Kogan, your dentist in Westport.
February 6, 2017
Your diet is one of the most important factors when it comes to your overall health. You’ve heard this before, and it probably makes you think of your heart, your weight, and maybe even your skin. Of course, it can also do a lot of good (or bad) for your teeth. By enjoying and avoiding a few key foods and drinks, you can easily make your smile look and feel better. Today, your dentist in Westport, Dr. Masha Kogan, is going to cover the top 5 do’s and don’ts of dietary dental health. (more…)
January 3, 2017
What is the first thing you notice when someone starts talking? Is it their voice? The idea they are expressing? If you are like most people, it’s probably their teeth. Of course, this means people are looking at and judging your teeth all the time as well. This can make you feel a bit vulnerable if your smile is looking a bit yellow and dull lately. It’s easy to become shy and quiet when you don’t want people to notice your teeth. Fortunately, you can now completely turn that around with your cosmetic dentist in Westport, Dr. Masha Kogan, using our brand new system, GLO Teeth Whitening. (more…)
December 16, 2016
Your child smiles at you as you pick them up from school, and the first thing you notice is that their teeth are starting to look a little crooked. Is this something you should be concerned about? You don’t want to put them through the trouble of getting their teeth fixed if they don’t really need it. Doesn’t it just affect how they look? Unfortunately, crooked teeth can cause a whole host of health problems for your child, and your dentist in Westport is going to discuss 7 of them today. (more…)
November 3, 2016
Do you enjoy eating oranges or the occasional glass of wine? If you do, you might be unknowingly damaging your teeth. Most people know that sugar can lead to tooth decay, but so can acid exposure. It is common in many foods and drinks you probably enjoy every day. Your dentist in Westport, Dr. Masha Kogan, is going to talk a little more about what acid does to your teeth, and how you can protect yourself. (more…)
October 1, 2016
You’re a very curious person, so after your last check-up with your dentist, you ask, “Why did you want to take x-rays? Were you looking for anything in particular? How do they help?” X-rays are one of the most basic and effective tools used by your dentist in Westport, and today we’re going to tell you a little more about why and how we use them to help you. (more…)
April 18, 2016
Vitamin C is just as important for solid oral health as it is for preventing colds and feeling good. In fact, one of the top causes of gum disease and bleeding gums is a lack of the vitamin. Let’s take a closer look at the many benefits of Vitamin C for children and adults — and then some ways you can get more in your diet naturally this month!