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4 Ways to Help Kids Develop Good Dental Hygiene Habits

Colorful toothbrush and paste holderHow many of us have heard that ‘too much sugar will rot your teeth’ while growing up?  It’s one of the most common phrases uttered by parents to deter their kids from sucking on sweets and sipping sugary juices all day. And while reducing sugar intake definitely helps prevent tooth decay, it is not merely enough to help kids develop good dental hygiene habits.

Here are 5 ways you can help your kid develop healthy habits for taking care of their teeth! Continue reading

What’s The Best Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?

Missing ToothMost 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 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

Dental Veneers

Cosmetic Dentistry Provides Dental Veneers

Dental VeneersWhile most of the world’s population only visits their dentist for problems or pain they are having, many are beginning to see the advantages of cosmetic dentistry. A person’s overall smile and tooth health may be incredibly good but they may not have the look or appeal of beautiful teeth. Healthy teeth do not always look as good as they could. So, many patients are choosing Dental Veneers Cosmetic Dentist Fairfield CT.

Also known as porcelain veneers, dental veneers are very thin shells that are designed to fit over a person’s teeth. Continue reading

What Is The Gum Disease?

Gum diseaseThe 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

Dental Implants As Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental implantIt 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

The Right Cosmetic Dentist For Your Teeth

cosmetic-dentistThere 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

Mouthwash: Good or Bad for Your Teeth?

mouthwashYour dental health is important to you, and that is why you want the very best products to make it into your dental care routine. While you may have already found the best toothpaste or toothbrush, you may still be struggling to complete your dental care routine with a high-quality and enjoyable mouthwash.

Types Of Mouthwash

• Therapeutic Mouthwash
This type of mouthwash is meant to fight off dental diseases like tooth decay and periodontal disease. These will have antibacterial and anti-plaque properties. By reducing plaque and tartar you will decrease the risk of periodontal disease as well as decrease gum inflammation. Continue reading

Obesity and Your Oral Health

Dental care versus unhealthy dietThe effects of excess weight go beyond the known health risks like diabetes and heart disease. Obesity is also linked to poor dental health, periodontal disease, and even tooth loss. Surprisingly, studies have shown that men and women who have a BMI of 30 and above experience a higher risk of developing periodontal disease than those who fall within the healthy body weight range. More surprisingly, women who are classified as overweight with a BMI that ranges between 25-30 have a greater risk of gum disease than men. It is believed that fat tissue creates a hospitable environment for macrophages, which can lead to inflammation and degeneration of gum tissue more easily. Continue reading

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Close-up of woman having a white smile while holding a daisyThere are a lot of repercussions to the teeth in the mouth of a person battling eating disorders. Such negative effects could include the loss of teeth, gum problems and erosion of the enamel on the tongue side of the teeth due to the acids involved in bulimia. In addition, people with eating disorders lack nutrients that can result in osteoporosis, weakening of the bones in the jaw that support the teeth and this may lead to tooth loss. More so, many individuals with such disorders suffer from bleeding gums, burning of the tongue and dry mouth due to decreased salivary flow and swollen glands. Continue reading