When your smile is flawed, it can leave you feeling self-conscious even around people that you have known for many years. That’s why it’s important to consider all of your options for cosmetic dentistry treatment. Cosmetic dentistry treatments are designed to enhance the beauty of your smile, removing stains and fixing chips so that you are able to smile with total confidence around loved ones as well as strangers.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry solution for a variety of aesthetic flaws. A porcelain veneer is a thin custom-made shell bonded to the front surface of the tooth to create a beautiful, perfectly shaped tooth, improving the overall aesthetics of the mouth. Continue reading
Most people look at the loss of their teeth in aesthetic terms before considering the health implications. Missing teeth reduce the functionality of your bite and can lead to bone disintegration in your jaw. This, in turn, can lead to widespread shifting in your other teeth. Lost teeth also invite the increased risk of gum infection, an ailment that can lead to health problems throughout the body. Replacing missing teeth is an essential component of responsible oral health, and Dr. Mariana Conant provides several options for patients who need the work done.
Single Tooth Dental Implants
For Fairfield, Connecticut residents who have only one missing tooth, a single-tooth dental implant may be the best option for replacement and restoration. Continue reading
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
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
Parents 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
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
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?
Most of us think of cosmetic dental treatments as an extravagance to be put aside for some future time. Fortunately the truth is that investing in a better smile can have a positive impact on more than just your looks.
Improve Your Oral Health?
If you have minor dental issues that you consider to be cosmetic, like slight spaces between your teeth, discolored teeth or a mild overbite, these issues could even be signs of problems that are developing or have the potential to cause oral health problems in the future. Continue reading
Most of us know what an overbite or underbite looks like, but there are other types of bad bites that can be less obvious. A healthy bite is one where your top and bottom teeth come together in a very precise way. If the bite is off, even a little bit, it can cause problems with your teeth, chewing and the function of your jaws. Dental problems can arise if you have a bad or uneven bite.
Crooked teeth can stress you mouth and jaws. If your teeth do not come together in a balanced way, you may unconsciously move your jaws in a way that eases discomfort or pain. Over time, this can affect the muscles and soft tissues of your face and jaw, causing TMJ symptoms. Continue reading
When you are going about your daily life, you probably are not thinking about the effect that bad habits have on the health of your teeth.If you are prone to any of these habits, let us know. We will schedule an evaluation to check the condition of your teeth and then discuss ways to break these bad habits or replace them with healthier ones. Below are a few bad habits that are harmful for your teeth.
We all know that soda is not great for our teeth. Soda is basically sugar water, regardless if it is diet soda or not. Soda is a highly acidic drink and this acid eats away at your enamel in the same way as the acids produced by bacteria. Instead of drinking soda, switch to water. To add some extra extra flavor, try infusing with fruit, cucumber or mint leaves. Continue reading