FAQs: All About Flossing

One of the more frequent questions that we get at our practice is “Do I really have to floss my teeth?” The quick answer is a resounding “Yes!!” Regular flossing stimulates your gums and removes food particles and damaging plaque where a toothbrush cannot reach, including between your teeth and under the gum line. The next […]

Dental Health: An Important Part of Pregnancy Care

You’re expecting a baby – congratulations! This is a special time for you and your family, especially when it comes to taking care of your health. So take your prenatal vitamins, get plenty of rest, put your feet up often, stay hydrated and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Oh yes, and one more thing – […]

Missing Tooth – Must It Be Replaced?

Sometimes we lose a tooth, whether due to decay, periodontal or gum disease or from trauma such as an injury to the mouth. If the resulting hole is not visible when you smile or speak, you may wonder if you could get by without visiting the dentist to have it replaced. What’s the harm? There […]

Be Smart This Summer With Healthy Summer Treats

It’s summer, and that means lots of sugary treats like Popsicles, ice cream, lemonade and snack bar candy. These sweet foods can really wreak havoc on your child’s teeth. Sugar causes tooth decay if not removed quickly with brushing and flossing. And many summer treats are high-acid which can break down tooth enamel and also […]

Fight Bad Breath Naturally With These 9 Tips

Let’s face it – some of us could use some help with our breath. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by poor oral health habits and may be made worse by smoking and eating certain foods. Bad breath may also be a sign of other health problems. Brushing and flossing every day […]

Which Food Has More Sugar? You Will Be Surprised!

Did you know that a mocha Frappuccino drink has more than three times the amount of sugar than a chocolate-covered, cream-filled doughnut? Bacteria that feed on the sugars in food and drinks forms plaque and acids that can cause tooth decay. Too much sugar in the diet also causes weight gain, increases the risk of […]

Receding Gums Are a Sign of a Serious Gum Problem

Are you focusing your oral care on getting your teeth super-bright? If so, you may be neglecting the very foundation of your teeth – your gums. Your gums are soft-tissue structures that help bind your teeth to the bone. Healthy gums provide a tight seal around each tooth to keep out harmful bacteria and food […]

Connecticut Dental Association Urges Good Oral Health Care for Seniors

Taking good care of your teeth and oral health is a lifelong job. That’s the message from the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA). In a recent press release, the CSDA highlighted proper oral health care for older adults. It may be natural to experience more problems with your oral health later in life, but that […]