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5 Toothache Remedies You Don’t Have To Leave The House For

April 3, 2020

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person holding their mouth because of a toothache

Do you have a toothache during COVID-19 while you’re self-isolating? While the first thing you should do is contact your local emergency dentist to schedule an appointment, you can also take some steps to ease your pain and make yourself feel more comfortable until you’re able to visit their office. Read on for five at-home toothache remedies that you can find in your kitchen pantry so you don’t have to go to the store.


How to Know When You’re Facing a Real Dental Emergency

March 18, 2020

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a dentist looking at a female patient’s mouth while the woman lies back in the dentist’s chair

Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. From severe toothaches to knocked-out teeth, knowing when to seek help isn’t always easy. There may be times that you are tempted to “brush it off” or simply hold out to see if the pain subsides, but if you wait too long, this can spell disaster for your smile. Before you face your next dental injury, take some time to learn what signs or symptoms to look for that will warrant a trip to the emergency dentist.


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.

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