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How Good Oral Health Can Fortify Your Immune System

September 21, 2021

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Your oral and bodily health are much more connected than you might think. For example, did you know that practicing good oral hygiene can fortify your immune system? Since your mouth is a point of entry for bacteria and germs to enter your respiratory system and bloodstream, keeping it healthy will ensure your immune system remains strong. Read on as your dentist in Hamden explains this relationship and the steps you can take to promote good overall health.

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6 Tips for Maintaining Your Invisalign Aligners

September 9, 2021

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When it comes to choosing orthodontic treatment, most patients prefer Invisalign because it’s a discreet and comfortable way to straighten your teeth. Although the clear aligners can usually go unnoticed by the public eye, that won’t be the case if you fail to take proper care of them. Your trays could have discoloration and bacteria buildup, leading to bad breath and other oral health problems. Luckily, there are many easy ways you can keep your aligners clean! Read along for a few tips.

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Keep Your Smile Healthy with These Dental Hygiene Tips for Seniors

August 2, 2021

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As any dentist will tell you, good oral hygiene is important for people of all ages. For people in their twilight years, it’s arguably even more important. That’s because when it comes to your dental health, you’re at a greater risk for a number of issues as you reach advanced age. Luckily, your dentist is here to help you maintain a healthy smile no matter how old you are. Continue reading to learn some helpful dental hygiene tips for seniors!

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5 Tips for Eating Summer Foods with Dental Implants

July 9, 2021

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Man with dental implants enjoying summer foodsIf this is the first summer since replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, you’re in for a big surprise. You won’t need to skip your favorite foods during your next family barbeque or pool party. After your jawbone has healed, you’ll enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth. You’ll regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force. Although your new teeth are anchored into your jawbone, your dentist has 5 tips to ensure certain summer foods don’t damage your smile.

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You’re Never Too Old for Invisalign

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Am I too old for InvisalignIf you missed your chance for braces as a teenager or your teeth have moved a bit over the years, it’s easy to feel insecure about your smile. Not only are overcrowded, rotated, or gapped teeth unattractive, but they can also negatively affect your dental health. With your oral and general health entwined, it’s never too late to invest in a healthy, straight smile. There are more options than ever to fix bite and alignment issues, like clear aligners. Although they are just what you’re looking for, you might be asking yourself, “Am I too old for Invisalign?” No! You’re never too old to benefit from a straight smile.

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Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies from Ruining Your Summer Plans

June 25, 2021

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Couple relaxing on summer vacation at the beach

There is never an ideal time for smile-related injuries. However, accidentally cracking a tooth while biting into your first meal on vacation is quite possibly the worst timing imaginable. After all, summertime is meant for fun in the sun, not hours spent in your dentist’s treatment chair! To help prevent this from happening, keep reading for a few tips to prevent dental emergencies this summer.

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4 Priceless Benefits of Veneers

June 11, 2021

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Patient with veneers smiling at reflection

Thanks to advancements in dentistry and technology, your smile goals are never out of reach. Whether you want to address minor misalignment or permanent staining, your cosmetic dentist can swiftly intervene with a custom treatment plan that will make your dental flaws nothing more than a distant memory. One of the most popular dental services used to accomplish this are veneers, and rightly so! Keep reading to learn all about the benefits of veneers.

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Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Option Is Right for You?

May 20, 2021

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woman comparing Invisalign vs. braces for straightening her teeth

Many of us were not born with the perfectly straight smiles that movie stars always seem to have. The good news is that, in this day and age, there is no need to settle for having a smile that you don’t love. When it comes to fixing crooked teeth, there are all sorts of options, but it can be hard to select one. The most common debate is Invisalign vs. braces. Let’s talk about the benefits of each solution to help you make the decision that’s best for you.  

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When Should You Start Whitening Your Teeth Before a Special Event?

May 5, 2021

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woman with a white smile at a job interview

It’s the time of year when everyone seems to be getting married, graduating, or applying for new jobs. Do you have one of these special occasions coming up? If so, you naturally want to look your best. However, it can be hard to feel confident when your teeth are discolored or stained. The good news is that your dentist can help with professional teeth whitening treatment. There’s just one thing you might be wondering, “How close to an event should I whiten my teeth?” Continue reading to learn the answer!

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7 Risk Factors of Gum Disease

April 24, 2021

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Woman with gum disease

Since you were a child, you have always been told that you need to brush and floss your teeth in order to prevent oral health issues, like cavities and gum disease. While this is a very important step and poor oral hygiene is the most common reason for gum disease, there are other factors to consider as well. If order to remain strong, your teeth rely on healthy gum tissue. Continue reading to learn more from a dentist in Hamden about the risk factors of gum disease.

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