Women’s Oral Health Quick Facts

General Population If pre-existing gingivitis, females who are menstruating have increased inflammation and crevicular fluid exudate. Women on contraceptives have an exaggerated inflammatory response with HIGH dose contraceptives. Additionally, long term use may affect attachment levels. Pregnancy The American Dental Association and the American Congress (formerly “College”) of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agree that emergency treatments, […]

Wearing Braces: The Do’s and Don’ts of Good Oral Care

It is not impossible to practice good oral care while wearing braces. In fact, it’s absolutely necessary! You’ve made a large investment in your child’s physical and emotional health, so it’s vital to monitor their oral hygiene habits. The good news is that even the dreaded “white spot” lesions that are caused by decalcification of […]

Top 5 Reasons for Crooked Teeth

Almost everyone in the US can relate to having braces or retainers at some point in their lives. It seems almost impossible to have perfectly straight teeth without them, but it’s not necessarily bad genetics that we have to blame for this. There are many factors that can contribute to crooked teeth. Here are the […]

Why is SureSmile Right for You?

Invisible braces are one of many great inventions of modern dentistry. Sure Smile uses a series of clear, custom, removable aligners.   Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you achieve the desired result. The obvious benefits are that you don’t have to deal with unsightly metal brackets or wires. […]

Adults Don’t Need To Worry About Unsightly Metal Braces with SureSmile

Sometimes when they hear the word orthodontics, New Milford adult patients cringe and imagine a world where bright steel wire and brackets are strung across their teeth, leaving the impression to their friends and colleagues that perhaps they’re back in middle school. Fortunately for our adult patients, nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, […]

At The Dentist, New Fairfield Kids “Brace” For Bad News

The first time they hear the word “braces,” New Fairfield kids usually have an image in their mind of the enormous cartoon caricatures they’ve seen on television: sad, lumbering children burdened by piles of metal and wire. Even before they learn the first thing about orthodontics, New Fairfield children might think they’re destined for a lifetime of […]

Why Do I Need Orthodontics?

Orthodontics offer two end goals: a better looking smile, and a better functioning bite. Straighter teeth don’t just look better, they work better — and a properly aligned bite pattern means you’ll have an easier time biting, chewing food, and even speaking. And while a more aesthetically pleasing set of teeth can have profound effects […]