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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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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.

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“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.

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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.

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy Begins with Your Smile

February 13, 2021

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Heart

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.

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How Have Dentures Evolved Through the Years?

February 5, 2021

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Dentures

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.

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