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Will My Breath Smell Bad? What to Expect When Living with Invisalign

February 18, 2020

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Woman on grey background holding Invisalign in Glastonbury

Many people already have a good idea what to expect over the course of traditional orthodontic treatment – namely avoiding certain foods and being careful to protect their metal braces – but what if you’re getting Invisalign in Glastonbury instead? What changes will you have to make during your everyday life? Will you have to worry about bad breath or a speech impediment? Prepare yourself for life with Invisalign by learning more about what you can expect.


4 Cosmetic Ways to Prepare Your Smile for the New Year

January 6, 2020

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a couple smiling

Are you tired of the way you feel about your smile? Do you want to make a change for 2020? If so, why not consider cosmetic dentistry? With so many available options to choose from, there is bound to be one or more solutions that can help remove unsightly stains, fix unwanted chips and cracks, and even repair decayed or damaged teeth. If you are ready to start the new year off right, find out what a cosmetic dentist in Glastonbury can do for you.


Dealing with Dental Emergencies During the Holidays

November 22, 2019

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Tooth pain

The holidays are a time for the whole family to have fun together, but even during these festivities, dental accidents can still happen. You might break a tooth on a candy cane, or your child might accidentally get hit in the mouth while playing with their relatives. Here’s the best way to handle some holiday dental emergencies that could strike at any moment.


Don’t Let 2020 Arrive Before You’ve Used Your Dental Insurance Benefits!

October 15, 2019

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Man with computer; dental insurance

The vast majority of patients won’t maximize their dental insurance benefits at the end of the year, which means they could be losing hundreds of dollars on average when it comes to oral healthcare. Don’t let this happen to you! Before 2019 comes to an end, review your policy and talk to your dentist to discover ways you can take advantage of your insurance.


Can a Genetic Test Predict if You’ll Get Gum Disease?

August 9, 2019

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Your DNA says a lot about your health, but maybe it also says more about your gums than you think. Everyone knows that too much sugar and not enough brushing leads to gum disease in Glastonbury, but could your genes be a factor as well?  And is it possible to predict whether you’ll develop oral health problems through genetic testing? Read on to find out.


4 Tips From Your Dentist On How To Get The Most Out Of Your Summer Vacation

May 2, 2019

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famimly on a beach

There’s nothing that sounds better than relaxing on the beach – toes in the sand, ocean water splashing, and the sun beating down on you. It’s so close to your long-awaited summer vacation and you’re over the moon. In order to get the most out of your trip, it’s important to maintain your oral hygiene and reduce your risk of dental emergencies. Read on for a few tips from your dentist on how you can keep your smile healthy and happy while enjoying your vacation.<


My Crown Broke! What Should I Do? Your Emergency Dentist in Glastonbury Answers

April 27, 2019

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Man with tooth pain

There is nothing worse than having a piece of your dental crown break off during lunch! You were just enjoying your first bite of your sandwich when you felt the telltale crack. Now you have a jagged restoration hurting your tongue, and you’re pretty sure you root might even be exposed since your tooth is starting to feel sensitive. You need to fix this problem and fix it fast! Your emergency dentist in Glastonbury has the solutions you need to get relief and restore your smile.


Is Medicating Before Dental Procedures be Unnecessary? Your Glastonbury Dentist Explains

January 26, 2019

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It’s time for your next dental visit and you’re scrambling to look for medication. In the past, you’ve taken an antibiotic prior to dental procedures to protect your heart from any infections that bacteria in your bloodstream might cause. However, new information may make this requirement a thing of the past. In fact, studies are showing that taking medication may actually be more harmful than beneficial. Your Glastonbury dentist explains what you should know.

Smiling man in the dental chair.

Who Should Medicate Before Dental Visits?

In the past, patients with certain heart conditions such as mitral valve prolapse and congenital heart problems were required to medicate with an antibiotic prior to dental procedures. This was to prevent infective endocarditis (IE), which is an infection of the heart’s valves and inner lining caused by bacteria entering the bloodstream and traveling to the heart.


Looking for an Excellent Cigna Dentist in Glastonbury?

December 20, 2018

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As the cost of health care continues to increase, maximizing your dental insurance has become even more important. When you choose to work with a dentist in your plan’s network, it saves you even more money and allows you to receive the highest benefit available. For those with Cigna Dental insurance, Dr. Brad Heim and Dr. John Carroll are in the Cigna network. Here are some of the services you can expect to receive when you choose this team as your Cigna dentist in Glastonbury.

Smiling woman in the dental chair.

Your Dentist in Glastonbury Compares CEREC Crowns vs Lab Fabricated Crowns

September 4, 2018

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Smiling woman in the dental chair.You’ve been told by your dentist in Glastonbury that you need another crown. Your schedule is more hectic than ever and you’re not sure how you’re going to fit the treatment in until your dentist explains that CEREC crowns can be completed in one day! While this sounds like the perfect solution, how do you know if CEREC is the right type of restorations for your needs? Read on for a comparison.


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