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4 Creative Ways to Greet Your Dental Team Without Making Contact

May 23, 2020

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a female dentist providing teledentistry services for an elderly patientCOVID-19 has certainly caused individuals across the globe to rethink how we interact with each other. For those who prefer to have no one enter their personal space, the “no contact” way of life right now may be quite welcoming. However, if you are one of the many who like to hug or high-five your dentist when you arrive for an appointment, you’re going to need to come up with a different solution. To ensure dental office COVID-19 safety guidelines are followed, consider these 4 creative ways to say hello without making contact.

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Sinus Pressure or Infection: What Is Causing My Toothache?

April 9, 2020

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a young woman holding her cheek in pain due to a toothacheIt’s that time of year when allergies and sinus problems keep people indoors and loading up on nasal sprays and decongestants. If you are one of the unlucky individuals who are dealing with a nagging toothache, you might assume it’s caused by the increased pressure in your sinus cavity, but is it? What if it’s an abscess or other serious infection that requires root canal therapy or tooth extraction? Before you brush it off as a common side effect of your sinuses acting up, take some time to learn what signs to look for that might have you calling your dentist for help.

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Does Bone Loss Make Invisalign Treatment Impossible?

December 28, 2019

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An Invisalign clear alignerPeriodontal disease is an extremely common problem millions of Americans face every day. Depending on its severity, patients can face everything from irritated, inflamed gums to bone or tooth loss. For someone with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, one might wonder if orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign is even possible. If you’re struggling with gum disease but need the help of clear aligners to improve the look of your smile, read on to find out how it can be achieved, even if you’re faced with minor bone loss.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…)

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