The mouth is an amazing microcosm of bacteria living among the oral tissues. Most of the time the bacteria work in benign harmony with the tissues of the mouth but sometimes that harmony is disrupted by the sour note that is periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is a term that encompasses several different conditions that affect the areas around the teeth. The term comes from the Latin word “peri”, meaning around and the Greek word “odont”, meaning tooth. The term used to describe the study of the teeth and the supporting structures around them is called Periodotology. The dental specialty dedicated to the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease is called Periodontics. Continue reading
Dr. Mariana Conant, a dentist in Fairfield, CT, recently introduced Invisalign at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of Fairfield as a method of helping patients achieve their most beautiful, healthy smiles. As an alternative to uncomfortable metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth gradually. The process is more comfortable and convenient for the patient and results in a beautiful smile makeover.
Traditional braces can often be damaged by some foods that can interfere with metal bracket bonds. Also, because metal braces are very difficult to clean, additional decay can occur during treatment time. Continue reading
A bright shining smile is one of the first things we notice about another person. Those gleaming white teeth are the highlight of a smile. Of course, everyone knows that proper dental hygiene is the first step to a beautiful smile. Many people do not know that dental hygiene also plays a pivotal role in the function of almost every other system in the human body. Dental hygiene refers to the overall health and care of the mouth including the teeth, tongue and the gums. Maintaining good dental hygiene is a crucial step in maintaining complete body health. Continue reading
It is said that an impression is made within the few seconds of meeting a person and invariably a person with a beautiful smile is sure to make a good impression. It is very likely that some time or the other your teeth will get damaged due to accident, decay or with continuous usage. In case you loose teeth due to accidental damage there are many options available to get it fixed.
For replacing a broken tooth, dentures were considered the best option until some time back. Continue reading
Children live in a special world, where their top priorities are having fun, being silly, and avoiding activities that stand in the way of their good time. For this reason, children also tend to avoid daily rituals that don’t stimulate them in a fun way. For most children, brushing teeth is ranked about as highly as cleaning a bedroom. So, how do you encourage enthusiasm in your children for something as necessary (and “boring”) as dental maintenance? Here are some great tips for how to teach children good oral hygiene:
Lead by example. Your children look to you when gauging appropriate behavior, and that’s no less true when it comes to oral hygiene. Continue reading
When most people smile, you see a row of teeth that look beautiful and full. Unfortunately, this is definitely not the case for some and they have what is known as a gummy smile. Gummy smiles are when you smile and there are only a small row of teeth and mainly gums. There are two causes for gummy smiles and they both can be treated using different dental procedures. One of the first steps for you to take would be to visit the dentist and get a diagnosis and best treatment option that happens to be available to you. Continue reading
There are actually quite a few different things that you are going to want to look into when you are trying to find a cosmetic dentist. After all, this is someone that you are going to be paying a lot of money to and which you are going to be trusting in to make you look your best. A cosmetic dentist is someone that you want to make sure is qualified and also who you are going to feel comfortable with.
There are a few different steps that you are going to want to take then, to make sure that you are going to find the best cosmetic dentist, one that you can really trust in and who is going to do the best work. Continue reading