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4 Ways to Help Your Child Who’s Afraid of the Dentist

February 10, 2020

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Taking your little one to their children’s dentist in Newtown every six months is a vital part of making sure their oral health remains on track. Children’s teeth are incredibly fragile and vulnerable to tooth decay. If they’re afraid to step foot in their dentist’s office because they’re unsure of what to expect or are anxious, you can improve their experience by helping them feel more comfortable and relaxed. Read on for four ways you can make your child’s dental visits less scary.

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6 Bad Habits That Can Wreck Your Teeth

January 9, 2020

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More than 100 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. For a good portion of them, it could have been avoided by practicing better oral health habits, like visiting their family dentist in Newtown every six months. There are also plenty of bad habits that many of us partake in that we don’t realize are detrimental for our pearly whites. Here are a few of the most common ones you should avoid if you want to keep all of your teeth in good condition.

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5 Health Problems Your Teeth Can Reveal

December 11, 2019

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When you visit your dentist in Newtown for a checkup, you can expect to tell them whether or not you have problems like gum disease. What you might not know is that your dentist can diagnose other health problems as well, even ones that you might not think have anything to do with your mouth, like diabetes. Let’s take a moment to examine five general health problems that your dentist can tell you have by evaluating the state of your mouth.

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4 Ways to Get Your Child Excited About Their Oral Health

December 7, 2019

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parent brushing their teeth with their child

Are you having a difficult time motivating your little one to brush and floss every day? Helping your child build healthy habits now will allow them to enjoy their beautiful natural smile for their entire life. However, that can be a tough task to take on when they’re completely uninterested in keeping up with their dental hygiene. As a parent, that’s often where you have to step in and offer encouragement. To help you out, your children’s dentist in Newtown has four suggestions to engage them in brushing and flossing.

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How to Determine If Invisalign Is Right for You

November 8, 2019

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woman putting in Invisalign clear aligners

If you have crooked teeth, odds are you’ve heard about Invisalign in Newtown – the fairly new craze that’s sweeping the dental world. These clear plastic aligners straighten your teeth much more comfortably, subtly, and quickly than traditional metal braces. This is why people all over the world are absolutely loving this treatment. However, as perfect as it sounds, it’s not right for everyone. How can you determine whether Invisalign is right for you? Ultimately, only your dentist can answer that question, but there are a few questions you can ask yourself beforehand.

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4 Tips to Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month

October 11, 2019

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Even in a month filled with candy, like October, it’s still important to take care of your pearly whites. Perhaps that’s why October is National Dental Hygiene Month. It’s a perfect time to learn ways to take care of your teeth to counteract all the havoc that eating lots of candy can wreak. Let’s learn 4 ways that you can celebrate this month in style and keep your mouth nice and healthy.

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Protect Your Teeth by Protecting Your Gums

September 24, 2019

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Gum Disease

You’ve probably paid a lot of attention to your teeth and how best to take care of them over the years, but how much thought have you given to your gums? Do you really know why it’s so important to keep them healthy? And what have you done to make sure they’re as well-protected as your choppers? Since September is National Gum Care Month, it’s the perfect time to really consider these questions.

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Keep Your Young Athlete’s Smile Safe with a Mouthguard

August 10, 2019

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Child with mouthguard

You’re at your child’s big game cheering them on when suddenly the ball comes out of nowhere and hits them in the face. You rush over immediately only to find one of your worst nightmares: one of your child’s teeth has been knocked out, and you’ll need to get to the dentist immediately if there’s going to be any chance of saving it. Unfortunately, dental emergencies are an all-too-common issue for young athletes, but luckily you can take preventive countermeasures. Here’s how a mouthguard helps protect your child’s precious smile.

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When Your Teeth are Gone, Will Dentures Protect You from Bone Loss?

July 14, 2019

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Dentist holding dentures

If you lose all of your pearly whites, your first thought is likely to be, “I need dentures.” After all, they’re probably the most famous solution for missing teeth, and the modern versions are more lifelike and comfortable than ever before. But how much can they really do? Your teeth play a role in preventing bone loss to keep your jaw healthy; can dentures give you this benefit as well, or will you need to look elsewhere?

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6 Tips to Avoid a Dental Emergency This Summer

June 3, 2019

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Summer is finally in full swing, and that means all kinds of fun activities with your child: swimming, sports, and yummy snacks. Sounds perfect, right? Believe it or not, a lot of these activities could be dangerous for your or your kid’s oral health. You’ll want to avoid unnessecary dental care costs as much as you can this summer. That’s why we’re here to talk about 6 ways you can help prevent a dental emergency this summer.

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