Waterbury Smiles Blog
August 11, 2022
Did you know up to 50% of adults have persistent bad breath? It’s normal for your breath to stink occasionally, like when battling nasal congestion or after eating your favorite garlicky dish. However, 60 million Americans suffer from chronic halitosis. You don’t have to be embarrassed by dragon breath anymore because August 6th is National Fresh Breath Day. The annual celebration raises awareness about how to keep foul odors in check with a solid oral hygiene routine.
August 9, 2022
You don’t have to be rich or famous to invest in cosmetic dentistry. There’s a solution to fit all budgets because of the diversity of treatments available, like dental bonding. It offers a lot of bang for your buck because it’s effective, convenient, and affordable, but how long does it last? You can enjoy a confident, beautiful smile for many years with the right maintenance, and here’s how.
July 15, 2022
Tooth decay isn’t the only threat to your dental health. Gum disease is also a leading cause of missing teeth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have the preventable infection. Although the initial signs of gum disease may not seem alarming, bleeding and swollen gums can progress to tooth loss. Thankfully, your dentist can stop the infection in its tracks with gum disease therapy, which may include a medication called Arestin. Here’s how antibiotic therapy can restore your gum health quickly.
July 4, 2022
Teeth 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.
June 29, 2022
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.(more…)
June 7, 2022
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.(more…)
May 24, 2022
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.(more…)
May 6, 2022
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.(more…)
April 25, 2022
Tooth 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.
April 15, 2022
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.