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6 Tips to Treat Gingivitis

July 4, 2022

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Model of mouth with gingivitisTeeth are meant to last for a lifetime; however, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Many people believe cavities are the only threat to their smiles, but gum disease is also a leading cause of lost teeth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have the preventable infection. Thankfully, when caught in the earliest stage, gingivitis, gum disease won’t have any lingering complications for your smile. Don’t worry, here are 6 home remedies to combat gingivitis to keep your gums healthy.


Is the Summer Sun Good For Your Oral Health?

June 29, 2022

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person smiling on the beach

During the summer, hanging out in the sun is a great way to spend the season and get some vitamin D. This vitamin is known for improving sleep, strengthening the immune system, boosting your mood, and helping you lose weight, but can it impact your smile, too? Read on to learn more about the relationship between spending time in the sun and having a healthy smile.


5 Common Myths About Dentures

June 7, 2022

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older person with dentures smiling

Are you missing several or all of your teeth? If so, dentures are an excellent way to replace them. These classic restorations can give you back some of your bite power and allow you to smile, eat, and laugh confidently. Though dentures are a great option to complete your smile, there are several myths about them floating around. Read on as we debunk 5 common myths about dentures.


6 Subtle Signs of Dehydration to Watch Out For

May 24, 2022

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person speaking with dentist about signs of dehydration

For many, summertime means spending time outside. Whether you’re hanging by the pool all weekend long, going on a hike, or cooking out, it’s important to make sure you drink plenty of water. Though you may think that signs of dehydration will be apparent, that isn’t always the case. Read on to learn about six sneaky signs of dehydration, how it impacts your oral health, and what you can do to prevent it.


Rinsing After Brushing: Do or Don’t?

May 6, 2022

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dentist talking to patient about rinsing after brushing

Brushing your teeth once in the morning and once at night is an important part of maintaining a healthy, well-functioning smile. After brushing, many people rinse their mouth out to get rid of excess toothpaste and foam, but is this the right choice for your smile? Read on to learn about the impact that rinsing after brushing has on your oral health.


Can Gum Disease Cause Lung Disease?

April 25, 2022

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Model of mouth with gum diseaseTooth decay isn’t the only danger lingering in your mouth. Gum disease is also a common cause of tooth loss. Healthy gums are vital to preserving your natural smile. However, the preventable infection can wreak havoc on your general health, too. Research has already found various medical conditions linked to gum disease, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and respiratory disease. Your lung health doesn’t have to become another casualty of the infection. Here’s how to safeguard your smile to breathe a sigh of relief. 


Benefit from an Oral Cancer Screening

April 15, 2022

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Physician for oral cancer

Concept of application new technology in future medicine

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month because tooth decay and gum disease may not be the only threats lingering in your mouth. The American Cancer Society reports 11,230 deaths from oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer annually. Despite the latest advancements in health care, 43% of people won’t survive longer than 5 years, which is attributed to late detection. Contrary to common belief, you don’t have to smoke or use tobacco to be at risk. Oral cancer can occur in anyone, but you can benefit from the power of early detection.


Easy Tips and Tricks for Talking with Dentures

March 5, 2022

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Woman in dental chair for denturesIf you’ve recently invested in dentures, you probably can’t wait to pop your new teeth into your mouth. Your dentist will use advanced technology and the best materials to create a close replica of your real teeth. Although they will look natural, it can take time to adjust to your new smile. Many patients have difficulty talking with dentures at first. Here are a few tricks and tips to adjust to speaking.


4 Ways Dental Implants Restore a Youthful Smile

March 3, 2022

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Older woman with dental implants smilingIf you have several missing teeth, an attractive smile wasn’t the only thing you lost. Your self-esteem was lost along with them. It’s easy to feel self-conscious about gaps in your smile, but that’s not the only concern. Missing teeth can make you look years older than your real age, causing even more anxiety about your appearance. Your face might even look sunken or wrinkled. What if you could turn back the clock to restore your smile’s youth? You can with dental implants, and here’s how!


Which Toothpaste Should I Use for My Veneers?

February 22, 2022

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woman brushing with toothpaste for veneers in Waterbury

Dental veneers offer the most profound results for your complete smile makeover. Not only can they treat minor chipped, stained, or misaligned teeth, but they can serve you for more than 15 years with the right care! Maintaining them mostly consists of brushing/flossing your teeth and visiting your dentist for regular checkups. But there’s one other essential factor: your toothpaste. Read on to discover the right types of toothpaste for veneers to keep them lasting.

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