Category Archives: Dental News

iTero Intraoral Scanner Technology

Dentist carefully looks jaw X-rays at computer monitorUsing the latest in digital technology, we can take highly accurate digital impressions of your teeth. The new technology ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Digital impressions give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.

How It works
Our digital impression scanner captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once we begin the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary. Continue reading

iTero Dental Scanning Technology

male doctor or dentist looking at x-rayIn the past, you may have experienced a dental treatment that required the dentist to take an impression of your teeth, a slow, messy process. The iTero digital scanner not only eliminates that process for most procedures, but also it produces a high quality, 3D scan of your teeth. This phenomenal machine takes digital images of your teeth and translates them into a model using CAD/CAM technology, enhancing your comfort, as well as your overall experience. Continue reading

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Bonding

Beautiful young woman teeth close upIn cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding is also known as composite or tooth bonding. This is the process that fixes structural imperfections in the teeth. While dentists call them direct composite veneers, many simply refer to them generically as “dental bonding.” Dental bonding is used to repair cracked, chipped, and discolored teeth including the replacement of silver fillings. It can also repair misaligned teeth, thereby giving the patient a straighter and more uniform smile. This material can be directly applied and sculpted to the surfaces of teeth that are prominently displayed during a smile which is termed as a minimally invasive smile makeover. Continue reading

Chronic Headaches and Dental Treatment

Girl with headacheChronic severe headaches are an affliction that affects one in eight Americans. Most headaches stem from muscle tension. Many tension headaches can be related to your bite and your dentist might be able to help ease that tension and pain.

How teeth are related to chronic headaches
Grinding and clenching are associated with muscle tension and eventual pain. When you grind or clench your teeth, you place extreme forces on your jaw and facial muscles. Continue reading

Teeth Whitening: Do It Yourself or Visit the Dentist?

beautiful womanTeeth Whitening: Do it yourself or visit the dentist? This question is now being asked by millions of people on the internet. There are so many over the counter whitening products to chose from. Many of those whitening kits claim to be as good as a dentist treatment. Is this really the case? Not according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

In 2009, the ADA released a report on the dangers of using DIY teeth whitening kits. Continue reading

Dr. Mariana Conant Shares information on the Consequences of Losing Teeth

Fairield, CT – Many consequences of losing teeth are noticeable, like the changes in the way you look and speak. Those results often cause low self-esteem and a lack of confidence that can make it difficult to develop new relationships or find jobs that require interacting with the public. You may suffer from embarrassment and insecurity because you look older than your true age and feel that people seem to notice your teeth more than they notice your attractive features.

However, some consequences of tooth loss are not so apparent, and those are even more serious due to the impact they have on your health. Bones must have a certain amount of stimulation to retain their solidity and shape, and supplying that stimulation to your jawbone is one of the important functions performed by your teeth. Continue reading

When To See a Periodontist

Many people stand the risk of getting gum disease because of poor oral hygiene. Consequently, they might need to visit a periodontist for evaluation and treatment. Most dentists can routinely treat a mild type of gum disease. However, if the gum disease is progressed to a complicated state, most dentists prefer that the patient see a specialist for an in depth assessment. A periodontist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gum disease such as periodontitis and gingivitis. Some of the services a periodontist offer include: tooth extraction; deep gum cleaning; placement of implants, root therapy; cosmetic dental procedures and any type of surgery to the jaw bone. Continue reading

Dental Care Insurance Available

You might think that it’s hard to find out what dental care insurances are available, on your own. There are so many different kinds of dental insurance from which to choose, and it seems mind-boggling. The insurance plan you choose will depend on your specific situation and income. Make sure that the dental insurance, just as with any other type of insurance, is worth the price, and that it fits into your budget.

When shopping for dental insurance, you will want to find one that meets your specific needs. You might be single and want an individual plan, or you may have a spouse and children, and you need a family plan. Continue reading

Dental Care For Children

There are many things to think about when you are considering the dental care for your children. You want them to have clean, white smooth, straight teeth, and these factors will enable your children to have more confidence, and will also help make their smiles more beautiful, and this will help them to develop a personality that is more attractive to others.

If the teeth aren’t clean and attractive looking, then a child can possibly become the victim of ridicule by other children, and we all know that it’s hard enough being a kid, as it is, without the additional embarrassment that can come from a mouth that has teeth missing, out of place, and so forth. Continue reading

When Should a Child First See the Dentist?

dreamstime_xs_26653547Parents of newborn babies have a lot to deal with, from diapers to doctor appointments. Worrying about taking your baby to a dentist doesn’t have to happen until after the baby gets his or her first tooth – but how soon after that?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should visit a dentist by the time they are one year old. A good time to make the first appointment is when your baby gets his first tooth. If that seems a little early, consider that one in four preschoolers have cavities before they are four years old, with many kids getting their first cavity by the age of two. Continue reading