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Fun with Flossing? Find Out How to Use Dental Floss Correctly and How to Make it Exciting

May 3, 2019

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a woman flossingIf you’re like millions of other Americans, flossing is something you’d rather avoid. Brushing your teeth isn’t so bad, but the extra time it takes to move a piece of dental floss between each and every tooth is asking too much. And what about people who have permanent bottom retainers? Trying to floss behind those is impossible, right? Well, even if you think flossing is an obligation you’d rather not have, it’s vitally important to maintaining good oral health. Here are some ways to make flossing less annoying so you can enjoy a healthier mouth.

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Your Oral Health Affects Much More Than Just Your Teeth

April 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkogan @ 5:40 pm

entire family brushing teeth You (hopefully) brush and floss your teeth every day under the assumption that it will give you a healthy, sparkling smile that is free of problems like cavities and bad breath. While this is certainly true, new research has shown that by taking care of your oral health, you’re also protecting your overall health at the same time. The two are deeply interconnected, and today, we reveal just some of the ways your mouth and body can directly affect each other. (more…)

Dentist in Westport Helps You Soothe Your Sensitive Teeth

March 28, 2019

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people eating ice creamYouch! You were looking forward to a bowl of ice cream all day, but as soon as you took your first bite, all you felt was a wave of pain throughout one of your teeth. Dental sensitivity is a very common issue many people face every day, but what causes it? Are there ways you can stop this sensitivity so you can enjoy your hot and cold treats in peace? Thankfully, with the help of a dentist in Westport, your sensitive teeth can quickly become a distant memory. (more…)

Instantly Boost Your Confidence w/ Cosmetic Dentistry in Westport

January 23, 2019

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the perfect smile It’s a brand new year, and if you’re like many people, your resolution for 2019 is to boost your self-confidence. This leads most to hit the gym and start a new diet, and while these are both great for your overall health, you won’t really see results until months from now. If you’re hoping to look and feel your best this year, cosmetic dentistry in Westport offers a quick and effective solution that will have you brimming with confidence both inside and out. What all can it do to take your smile to the next level? Read on to learn more. (more…)

Top 6 Invisalign Friendly Foods

December 20, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkogan @ 6:26 pm

yogurt, berries, applesUnlike with traditional braces, you can eat whatever you want with Invisalign and not have to worry about how it will affect your treatment. Whenever it’s time for a meal or snack, you can just slip your aligners off until you’re done, nice and easy! However, keeping your teeth healthy and cavity-free is essential to your treatment staying on track, and with these 6 Invisalign-friendly foods, you’ll be able to do exactly that! (more…)

Should You Trust Your Smile to DIY Braces? A Dentist Weighs In!

November 26, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkogan @ 3:39 pm

hand stretching a rubber band

Thanks to the internet, you can quickly look up how to do pretty much anything, whether it’s plumbing, fixing your car, or…straightening your teeth? It’s true! DIY braces are a pretty big trend right now, with people using all kinds of household items like rubber bands and even superglue to give them more even and attractive smiles. Have they found a cheap and easy way to fix crooked teeth? In reality, attempting your own orthodontic treatment can actually cause WAY more harm than good. Here are 5 reasons why your dentist says you should always leave braces to the professionals.

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Can I Get Invisalign if I’ve Already Had Braces or Other Dental Work?

September 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkogan @ 5:30 pm

smile with Invisalign If you’re an adult and you’re interested in straightening your teeth, Invisalign probably sounds like the perfect treatment. It’s sleek, subtle, effective, and best of all, no one will even know you’re using it. But, what if you’ve had other dental work done? What if you’ve had braces before, or you’ve gotten veneers or crowns over the years? Will this make you not a good candidate for Invisalign? Read on below to find answers to these and other common questions. (more…)

5 Easy Tips to Take Care of Your Invisalign Aligners

August 31, 2018

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girl putting on InvisalignCongratulations! You’ve just begun Invisalign, so you’re firmly on the path to a straighter, healthier, and more attractive smile! The aligners practically disappear while they’re on your teeth, but if you want to keep them nice and transparent, it’s going to require a little extra care on your part. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to make sure your aligners stay in great shape and your smile remains healthy throughout your entire treatment—the tips below will tell you everything you need to know about taking care of Invisalign. (more…)

Is Sparkling Water Safe For Your Teeth? Dentist Reveals the Answer

July 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkogan @ 5:09 pm

sparkling waterIt’s the middle of summer, which means nothing sounds nicer than to quench your thirst with a cool, refreshing drink. In order to avoid the excess sugar of sodas and enjoy something a little more interesting than plain water, you’ve started drinking sparkling water. It comes in all kinds of flavors, and it’s much healthier for your teeth, right? In truth, any carbonated drink (water or otherwise) actually has a higher level of acid, so is sparkling water really a safe choice for your teeth? A dentist lets you know whether or not drinks like LaCroix are a better choice for your dental health.   (more…)

Dentist Discusses the Benefits of Custom-Made Sports Guards

June 19, 2018

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child with mouthguardNow that your child is participating in sports, you’re both excited and stressed all at the same time. It’s great that they have an opportunity to meet other kids, stay in shape, and get out of the house from time to time, but like any parent, you’re always concerned about their safety. So, before they ever hit the field, mat, or court, you always make sure that they have all of their safety gear. In addition to helmets, shin guards, and face-masks, children should also be wearing a sports guard to keep their teeth protected from unexpected impacts. As a parent, you basically have two options: do you get a sports guard from the store or invest in one custom-made by a dentist? Does it really make a difference?” In fact, having a custom-made sports guard can make a HUGE difference for your child, and today, a dentist is here to tell you how. (more…)

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