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Sports and Orthodontia: What You Should Know

June 20, 2021

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Smiling, athletic teen girl with undergoing orthodontic treatment in Meriden

Sports are a great way to get exercise, build positive relationships, and develop a positive attitude. As wonderful as they are, however, they might come with some big questions. For example, if you are an athlete who wants to get your teeth straightened, you might wonder how sports and orthodontic treatment in Meriden affect each other. In this blog post, we will discuss a few important points to keep in mind as you use traditional metal braces or clear aligners.


What to Expect After Root Canal Therapy

May 21, 2021

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Woman resting at home after root canal in Meriden

The prospect of undergoing root canal therapy is often a cause of anxiety, but in reality, this procedure is relatively comfortable. Thanks to modern dental techniques and anesthesia, patients feel little to nothing while their dentist is working to preserve their damaged tooth. After a root canal in Meriden, though, some soreness and other mild symptoms are to be expected. In this blog post, we will discuss what you might experience in the days following your treatment.


Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain: A Vicious Cycle

April 8, 2021

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Feet on scale, illustrating connection between weight gain and sleep apnea

Millions of people in the U.S. carry some excess weight, and millions suffer from sleep apnea. In many individuals, both problems are present. In fact, according to one estimate, roughly 70% of individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are obese. Why are weight gain and sleep apnea connected, and what can you do to manage both conditions? Continue reading to discover answers to these important questions.


Use These 5 Tips to Maximize Your 2020 Dental Benefits

October 5, 2020

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Happy man at appointment to maximize dental insurance benefits

Many people do not give much thought to their dental insurance policy. They pay their premium month after month, but they may see their coverage just as a backup plan that will help them out if they ever face an oral health emergency. However, that view of dental insurance actually deprives you of the opportunity to take advantage of its real value. How can you maximize your dental insurance benefits? A dentist in Meriden is here to share five simple and useful tips.


How Can I Close the Gap Between My Teeth?

September 30, 2020

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Do you have a gap between your front teeth? Some people with such a gap view it as a trademark of their smile, and they have no desire to close it. That is perfectly fine. Other people, however, are embarrassed by the space, and they wonder, “What are my options for closing a space between my teeth?” If you are among this latter group, the following information about Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns may be of interest to you.


Grab These Orthodontic Deals Before They Are Gone!

August 25, 2020

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Braces to Fit Your Budget

Our team understands that these days, many families’ budgets are tighter than ever. We are here to help out by making it even more affordable to get the dental treatment you require. Have you considered getting braces in the past but did not go through with the treatment due to financial concerns? Now, if you get started with traditional braces by November 13th, we will make the first payment* for you, and we will waive the entire down payment. 


How Your Dental Team Prepares to See You During COVID-19

June 11, 2020

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Canister containing disinfecting wipes for use in dental safety protocol

COVID-19 has changed many of the details of how dental offices operate. Before the disease broke out, your dental team may have had a somewhat simple procedure for preparing to treat you. They would wash their hands, put on a clean mask and other personal protective equipment, and ensure that they were using sterile instruments. Now, however, a much stricter dental safety protocol in Meriden is necessary to protect both patients and dental staff members. In this article, we will discuss just a portion of that protocol.


Maintain Your Dental Hygiene Through the Quarantine

March 23, 2020

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woman flossing to maintain dental hygiene during quarantine

As part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, most dental offices throughout the country have suspended normal operations. They are still serving patients, but they have postponed all elective and non-emergency procedures. Has your dental treatment been delayed? If so, it is vital that you maintain your dental hygiene through the quarantine. Your good habits will stop current oral health problems from rapidly worsening and prevent new ones from occurring. In this post, we provide some friendly reminders on how you can care for your teeth at home.


How Can Dental Implants Help Dentures Fit Better?

January 24, 2020

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Dentures offer reliable, aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement. However, they do come with some disadvantages. Many people with dentures may hesitate to wear them because they are afraid that the dentures will slip or click during eating and speaking. Others find that the fit of dentures changes over time, which makes the prosthetics more difficult to wear. In this blog post, we discuss a solution to such problems as we answer the question, How can an implant help dentures fit better?


What Are My Options for Improving the Shape of My Teeth?

November 5, 2019

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close-up of man’s smileThe size and shape of your teeth can have a significant effect on your overall appearance. If they are crooked, too small, worn-down, or chipped, your smile is losing out on its true potential. Misshapen teeth also pose a danger to your oral health. What can you do to reshape your teeth and achieve a healthier, more attractive mouth? In this blog post, we talk about some restorative treatment options that may be able to deliver the results you are hoping for.


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