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5 Reasons for Tooth Extractions

September 17, 2021

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Woman holding extracted tooth

No one is eager when they find out that they need a tooth extraction, but sometimes they are needed in order to preserve the health of your smile. They will only be recommended by your dentist if deemed absolutely necessary, so there will always be a good reason for them. There are a wide variety of issues that could lead to the need for an extraction. Here are some of the most common reasons why patients need to have a tooth pulled.

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How to Make Sure Your Teen Sticks to Their Invisalign Treatment During School

August 4, 2021

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smiling teenage boy with Invisalign sitting at his desk

Has your teenager recently started Invisalign? Summer is a great time for kids to begin this orthodontic treatment. Because your son or daughter isn’t at school, you can guide them on how to wear their aligners properly – and make sure they’re wearing them as often as they should be! Now that we’re in the back-to-school season again, you may be wondering whether your Invisalign teen will stick to their treatment plan. Here are some tips that can help!  

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How to Recognize the Two Stages of Gum Disease

July 16, 2021

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man looking at his mouth in a mirror for signs of gum disease

If you’re like 95% of Americans, then you’re familiar with hearing your dentist say that you have a cavity. It’s not exactly pleasant, but you at least know what they mean. However, if your dentist told you at your last checkup that you had gingivitis or periodontitis, you were probably a little confused at first. Gingivitis and periodontitis refer to the first and second stages of gum disease, respectively. Learning the difference between them – and seeking treatment quickly – can save you from tooth loss and other consequences of advanced gum disease. Read on to learn more!

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What to Expect After Getting a Root Canal

June 17, 2021

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woman eating yogurt in her kitchen after getting a root canal

People often hear the words “root canal” and immediately wince because they associate this dental treatment with pain. Thanks to modern dental technology, though, root canal therapy isn’t any more uncomfortable than getting a cavity filled. That being said, your mouth might feel a bit sore for a few days after the procedure. Keep reading to learn what you can expect after getting a root canal.

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6 Tips for a Healthy Smile This Summer

May 17, 2021

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young woman on the beach drinking a beverage with a straw

Believe it or not, summer is already right around the corner! If you’re like most people, you’re looking forward to spending time with loved ones relaxing under the sun. With all of the special events you surely have lined up for the next few months, it can be all too easy to let some of your usual routines fall by the wayside. However, you shouldn’t let summer fun get in the way of your dental hygiene. If you want to keep your smile bright and healthy throughout this season and beyond, then follow these six summer oral health tips!

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4 Surprising Benefits of Getting a Tooth Extracted

April 6, 2021

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dental patient giving a thumbs up after learning about the benefits of tooth extraction

Even with all of the recent advancements in dental technology, no tooth replacement is as good as your natural pearly whites. That’s why tooth extractions are rarely your dentist’s first treatment recommendation. However, if a tooth is extremely decayed or damaged beyond repair, the benefits of a tooth extraction actually outweigh the downsides. Here are four surprising advantages of pulling a troublesome tooth.

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The Benefits of Choosing a Multi-Specialty Dental Practice

March 7, 2021

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patient visiting multi-specialty practice

If you’re looking for a new dentist to provide care, there are several factors to consider. After all, you want to make the right decision so that you can build a strong and lasting relationship. One important detail to take into account is whether to work with a general dentist or a multi-specialty practice? Continue reading to discover why the latter is the best choice.

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I Have Bruxism – Can I Still Get Dental Implants?

February 16, 2021

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Woman with dental implant

Are you suffering from bruxism? This condition is the medical term that is used to describe repetitive teeth grinding or clenching. There are several reasons why this can occur, but the most common include stress, misalignment, and missing teeth. If you are missing teeth, you may be worried about how your bruxism can affect your ability to get dental implants in Newtown. A dentist explains more about the relationship between bruxism and dental implants.

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7 Types of Tooth Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore

January 4, 2021

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Man in pain needs to visit his Newtown emergency dentist

Have you been dealing with an irritating toothache that just doesn’t seem to be going away? If so, it may be a warning sign of a serious oral health issue. Depending on the severity of your discomfort and the accompanying symptoms, your toothache may require more than at-home remedies. In fact, if you ignore your toothache, you may find yourself in need of a Newtown emergency dentist! Here are seven types of tooth pain that you should never ignore.

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6 Ways You’re Flossing Wrong

December 3, 2020

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Child flossing

Do you brush your teeth twice a day? This is the best way to remove plaque and food debris from your teeth, but it isn’t enough. Your toothbrush cannot reach all areas of your smile, so it’s important to floss every single day to clean between the teeth and beneath the gumline. However, if you aren’t flossing correctly, you could be doing more harm then good. A dentist in Newtown shares some common flossing mistakes so you know not to make them going forward.

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