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What Foods Have Fluoride to Benefit My Teeth?

December 24, 2021

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shrimp with pasta

Fluoride is key for healthy teeth, but you don’t have to depend entirely on your toothpaste to get it. There are many drinks and foods that can help raise your level.

If your dentist in Waterbury suggests you have more of this mineral, knowing these items can be valuable as you make day-to-day nutritional decisions. Keep reading to learn some tasty beverages and foods with fluoride that can aid your oral health!

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Tips for Recovering from Oral Surgery Over the Holidays

December 4, 2021

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woman relaxing with dog during christmas

Santa, Christmas dinner, opening presents with family, oral surgery – wait, that last one isn’t known to be part of the holiday season, is it? Known or not, sometimes it’s necessary.

While it may be inconvenient, especially when preparing to gather with family and friends, there are ways you can continue to heal successfully while also having fun. Here are tips from your dentist in Waterbury to keep in mind as you spend time with loved ones and recover from oral surgery to achieve a healthier smile.

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Busting 4 Myths About Root Canals

November 13, 2021

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Myths VS facts about root canalsIf your dentist has recommended root canal therapy, your first instinct might be to run. Root canals have a bad reputation, but much of what you’ve heard likely isn’t true. Don’t let common misconceptions cost you a complete smile. Here are the facts about 4 popular root canal myths to make the right decision for your dental health.

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Oral Hygiene’s Role in the First Thanksgiving

November 10, 2021

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Statue of pilgrim in parkGenerations have passed since early Americans gathered around the Thanksgiving table for the first time to celebrate their new lives. As you join friends and loved ones for the upcoming holidays, your smile likely isn’t at the top of your appreciation list, but it should be. Indian Americans did more than just show our ancestors the way of the land. They also shared oral hygiene methods. Here’s how their partnership led to the oral hygiene methods we use today.

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Recovery Timeline for Full Mouth Reconstruction

October 25, 2021

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Older man at dentist smilingYou are one step closer to living a life free from dental pain and insecurities about your smile. Your full mouth reconstruction appointment is right around the corner. Your dentist has already discussed the procedures you’ll be needing and what to expect during your appointment; however, it’s normal to have a few concerns about the recovery. Unfortunately, the recovery doesn’t look the same for everyone because full mouth reconstruction uses various restorative treatments based on your specific needs. Don’t worry, here’s what you can expect when needing common procedures.

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10 Non-Candy Alternatives for Halloween

October 8, 2021

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Young child wearing ghost costumeHalloween is right around the corner, which means plenty of scary costumes and decorations. While you enjoy your favorite horror movies and get ready for trick-or-treaters, try something a little different this year with a few Halloween candy alternatives. You can help combat tooth decay in your community by swapping out sweets for other delicious treats. Here are 10 great substitutes to support cavity-free smiles.

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How Gum Disease Affects Facial Shape

September 27, 2021

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man holding toothbrush pointing to gums

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 1 in 7 adults ages 35-44 have some form of gum disease. As gum disease becomes more severe, it can affect more than just your gums. If it gets bad enough, it may even change the structure of your face. Luckily, there are serval ways to stop gum disease in its tracks. Read on to learn more about the connection between gum disease and facial shape as well as how to avoid further oral health issues.

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Gingivitis or Gum Cancer – How to Tell the Difference

September 9, 2021

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Waterbury man with gingivitis holding cheek in pain

Your gums are swollen, red, and you see a bump that wasn’t there before. With over 47% of American adults ages 30 and older having some form of periodontal disease, you may assume this is gingivitis. How can you know if it’s something even more serious like gum cancer? While the only way to know for sure is to visit your dentist, there are a few things you should know regarding prevention and how to recognize the difference between gingivitis and oral cancer.

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How Biting Your Nails Can Impact Your Oral Health

August 27, 2021

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woman biting her nails

Though the percentage of nail biters ranges from 20 to 33% during childhood, it rises sharply to 45% in adolescents. Nail biting is often viewed as just another bad habit, but it can actually have serious repercussions as far as your oral health is concerned. Learning how to resist the urge to bite your nails is a crucial step in keeping your teeth and gums in good working condition.

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Are the Drinks You’re Giving Your Child Causing Cavities?

August 14, 2021

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drink filled with sugar cubes

In a recent study, researchers found that 62% of drinks marketed towards children contain large quantities of added sugar. Though the packaging for these products may make them appear to be healthy, the obscene amounts of sugar can increase your child’s risk of developing cavities. By helping your child maintain a nutritious diet and learn how to keep their teeth in good condition, children’s cavities are completely avoidable.

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