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4 Products to Buy for Children’s Dental Month

February 15, 2023

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Kids with oral health products

If you’re a parent, you know good oral hygiene is tricky for kids. Tykes would rather do anything but brush or floss their teeth. That said, remember that February is Children’s Dental Health Month! By reminding your child of this “event,” you can stimulate their interest in healthy smiles. Of course, you’ll still need the right dental tools for the job. It’s a good thing, then, that your local dentist can help. Here are four oral health products to make this month great for your kiddie’s chompers.


For a Healthy Heart, Clean Up Your Smile

February 8, 2023

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A hand holding a paper heart over a man’s chest.

February has just begun, so many people are considering romance and relationships. After all, Valentine’s Day is close at hand! Still, you should know this month isn’t just about symbolic hearts. It’s also American Heart Month, a time to celebrate heart health! As such, now is the perfect moment to strengthen your ticker. Fortunately, your dental practice is here to help. How can a dentist help the heart, you ask? Well, read on to learn why gum disease harms it and some oral tips for improving it.


How to Deal with New Aligner Discomfort

January 26, 2023

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closeup of someone putting on their aligner

Invisalign is remarkably low profile, so you probably won’t even feel them when you close your mouth. That’s a game changer for many people, because the discomfort of traditional braces may be the thing that they dread most about orthodontic treatment.

That said, whenever you first start Invisalign treatment, or if you switch to a tighter aligner, you might experience a little bit of aching as your teeth start to move. If you’re looking for good ways to deal with that, here are a few things you can try.


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

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New Year’s resolutions written on notepad The new year is here, which means it’s time to think about the goals you’d like to accomplish in 2023. While you might plan to eat out less or exercise more often, why not commit to healthier teeth and gums? Your oral and general health are closely connected. You can boost your overall wellness and reach optimal oral health by setting 5 New Year’s resolutions approved by your dentist. 


4 Holiday Foods & Drinks That Can Harm Your Teeth

December 24, 2022

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assorted holiday foods that can harm teeth

For many, the holiday season is a time to forget about their worries for a bit and take some time off from work or school. It gives people a chance to catch up with loved ones, and this time of year produces many tasty treats. There are many seasonal foods and drinks to be enjoyed during the holidays. Unfortunately, some of these holiday foods and beverages can do some unsavory things to your smile. Read on for information on four kinds of foods and drinks that can harm your pearly whites.


4 Tips to Get Your Invisalign Treatment Back on Track

December 23, 2022

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person holding Invisalign aligner tray and smiling

If you’ve been wearing Invisalign for a while, then you’re aware of the adjustments you need to make once you begin treatment. The way you look at meals, oral health, and other aspects of your life will likely change. Unfortunately, some people lose track of their Invisalign treatment plan. This can lead to some issues, such as delays or backtracking. To help you get your Invisalign treatment back on track, keep reading for four helpful tips.


6 Thanksgiving Tips to Appreciate Your Smile

November 14, 2022

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Family eating Thanksgiving dinnerThanksgiving is right around the corner. As you celebrate reasons to be thankful this year, make sure your teeth are at the top of your list. After all, you wouldn’t be able to chat with family, enjoy your favorite holiday foods, or smile confidently for pictures if it weren’t for them. Here are 6 ways to give your dental health a little extra attention to show your appreciation. 


6 Secrets Behind Dental Implant Success

November 2, 2022

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Model of single dental implant500,000 people every year are ditching bridges and dentures by replacing their missing teeth with dental implants. They are the most reliable method of treating tooth loss with over a 95% success rate. They are proven to last for decades with the right home care and visiting a dentist in Hamden regularly, but what makes dental implants successful? Here are 6 secrets behind their outstanding reputation. 


3 Tips to Make Your Dentist Proud This Halloween

October 28, 2022

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Woman taking a selfie with a halloween bucket full of candy

The end-of-the-year holidays are always exciting, but each of the celebrations has a hidden cost. Thanksgiving travel costs add up, Christmas means buying gifts, and Halloween takes a toll on your teeth. If you’re a parent, then October is all about managing your child’s sugar intake. You want them to have the best holiday possible, without giving your dentist extra headaches come November. Plus, if we’re being honest, it can be easy for adults to overindulge this time of year too. Fortunately, it only takes a little bit of planning to make sure that your family has a great Halloween without unwanted cavities. Here are three tips to help you do just that.


How You Can Save Money by Visiting the Dentist

October 7, 2022

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Smiling middle-aged man saves money in piggy bank

There’s a saying: “buy nice or buy twice.” You can buy $20 pairs of headphones every month for the rest of your life, or you can buy one $200 set that’ll last for years and sound much better. The same principle applies to dentistry; people who think they’re saving money by avoiding going to the dentist are setting themselves up for needing an expensive procedure down the line. Moreover, if you have dental insurance, the end of the year may be the best time to get your checkup. Here are a few reasons why you should go to the dentist now before problems escalate.

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