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.(more…)
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August 9, 2019
May 2, 2019
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.<(more…)
April 27, 2019
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.(more…)
January 26, 2019
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.
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.(more…)
December 20, 2018
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.(more…)
September 4, 2018
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.
August 17, 2018
You’ve lived with stains on your teeth since you were a child. No amount of brushing and even whitening your teeth has been able to make a difference and you feel self-conscious whenever you smile or talk to other people. Did you know that you may have tetracycline staining? Your Glastonbury dentist explains what this is and what your options are for improving your smile.
July 27, 2018
Why is it that dental cleanings and checkups always seem to fall on your busiest days? It’s so easy to cancel and overlook these appointments when your mouth feels comfortable and isn’t hurting; however, your dentist in Glastonbury shares some reasons you should never miss your 6 month cleaning and checkup, and this may change your mind about preventive visits forever!
June 11, 2018
You’ve decided to align your teeth with Invisalign. Congratulations! This is one of the most innovative ways you can achieve a straighter and more beautiful smile. If you follow all of your dentist in Glastonbury’s recommendations for successful Invisalign treatment, you will achieve fast and effective results in most cases. Here’s what you should know about your Invisalign treatment.
May 1, 2018
Living with crooked teeth is embarrassing and you’re tired of hiding your smile every time you meet someone new. You’ve heard that Invisalign is an excellent option for aligning teeth with discretion; however, can you afford it? You have dental insurance, but you’re not sure if it includes Invisalign in Glastonbury? Read on for answers!