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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.


How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

April 7, 2021

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Tooth wearing a crown

Dental crowns are typically used in order to protect teeth that have been structurally damaged as a result of decay or another reason. They are hollow on the inside and placed over the tooth as a way to prevent further harm. While this type of restoration lasts a long time, they are not meant to last indefinitely. Continue reading to learn more from a dentist in Hamden about the benefits of dental crowns, how long they last, and what you can do to increase their lifespan.


“Dos” and “Don’ts” to Avoid Setbacks During Your Invisalign Treatment

March 23, 2021

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Woman wearing a white sweater and smiling while holding an Invisalign tray

Invisalign is an incredibly popular orthodontic option to correct the position of teeth. Whether you have an overbite, an underbite, crooked teeth or other dental alignment issues, Invisalign offers a quick and convenient way to straighten your smile. With the amount of time and money you will invest, the last thing you will want to do is cause a setback in your treatment with simple mistakes. Keep reading to learn the dos and don’ts of a successful Invisalign treatment.


How Long Will You Wear Your Retainer After Invisalign?

March 2, 2021

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Woman placing a clear retainer onto her teeth

Your Invisalign treatment in Hamden is nearing its end, and your teeth are almost as beautiful as you’d hoped they’d be! But even with a symmetric smile, you will still need to protect your smile. This is why your dentist will provide you with a retainer. Keep reading to find out how long your Invisalign aftercare will continue and how to protect your new retainer.


Keeping Your Heart Healthy Begins with Your Smile

February 13, 2021

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Now that it is February, you are probably preparing yourself for Valentine’s day to come around. However, you have another reason why you should be thinking about your heart. This month is American Heart Health Month. Your smile has a lot more to do with your cardiovascular health than you may think, and there is no better time to learn more about their relationship. A dentist in Hamden shares more about how maintaining excellent oral health can help you to keep your heart strong.


How Have Dentures Evolved Through the Years?

February 5, 2021

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While replacing missing teeth has become much more accessible and success full in recent times, it isn’t a new thing. However, tooth replacement options haven’t always been as comfortable as dentures in Hamden are today. In fact, dentures go back much further than you may think, and they have come a long way since then. Continue reading to learn more about the beginning and evolution of dentures throughout the years.


Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign Treatment

January 21, 2021

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Woman with Invisalign in Hamden

Almost everyone wants to have a beautiful, perfectly aligned smile. However, when you get older, you aren’t so fond about having to walk around with metal brackets and wires on your teeth. Fortunately, there is another option out there. Invisalign clear aligners are becoming more popular each year because of all the benefits they have over traditional metal braces. If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign in Hamden, you should be well-informed, so you know what to expect. Here are the answers to some commonly asked Invisalign questions that patients have.


3 Fad Diets That Could Be Harming Your Oral Health

January 5, 2021

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Juice cleanse fad diet

If you’re trying to reach goals regarding your health, a diet can be a great way to get there when done properly. There are all sorts of reasons why people may want to decide to try out a new diet. Whether you are looking to drop a few pounds, cut out processed foods, or just be healthier, there is a diet out there for that purpose. However, some fad diets aren’t very good for your oral health. A dentist in Hamden explains which ones you should be wary about.


How Long Will My Invisalign Treatment Take to Complete?

December 24, 2020

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young woman wearing Invisalign in Hamden

You have some bite issues that you’re not proud of, and your mind is made up. It’s time to make some changes. One of the options you’ve learned about is Invisalign, but you need more information. What should you expect from the treatment process, and how long will it take to complete? Continue reading to find out what you need to know about Invisalign in Hamden!


Want Better Dental Health in the New Year? Here’s What to Do!

December 20, 2020

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woman thinking about New Year’s resolutions

When the New Year gets underway, it’s not uncommon to hear about the resolutions geared toward career advancement, weight loss and travel plans. But you’re different – placing an emphasis on a practical and achievable goal: to improve your dental health. This is arguably one of the best New Year’s resolutions you could set for yourself. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you strike gold!

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