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What to Do If You Have a Loose Permanent Tooth

March 24, 2021

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Woman at emergency dentist with loose tooth

When you were a child and first discovered that your tooth was loose, you were probably over the moon! You felt the same way when your child lost their first tooth. However, now that your tooth is loose, this isn’t nearly as exciting. There are all sorts of reasons why an adult tooth could be loose, including periodontal disease, tooth decay, and injuries to the mouth. If you act quickly, your emergency dentist in Hartford may still be able to save it. Continue reading to learn which steps you should take if you have a loose permanent tooth.


3 Ways to Get Yourself to Floss More in 2021

December 7, 2020

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Woman smiling and holding dental floss

2021 is getting closer and closer, and it’s time to start making your plans for the new year. If getting a brighter, healthier smile is one of your New Year’s resolutions, cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening can help, but flossing will be crucial in helping to improve your oral health. Keep reading if you’re ready to learn how to set yourself up for success and keep your resolution to floss more often this year!


4 Reasons Dental Insurance is an Investment

November 29, 2020

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Woman using her dental insurance at dentist. Nowadays, more Americans than ever have private dental insurance. In fact, about two-thirds of people have coverage, but less than 3% of adults reach their annual limits. If you’re among those who pay a monthly premium for your policy, you’re making an investment in your oral health. Unfortunately, your benefits are about to expire. You won’t be reimbursed for anything you don’t use. Here are 4 reasons you should use your dental insurance before the end of the year.


How to Help Your Child Avoid Scary Cavities During Halloween!

October 27, 2020

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Close up of candy to avoid with Halloween oral health tips

Halloween is just around the corner, which means your children have probably already decided who they will transform into on the 31st. They may also be licking their lips in anticipation of all the sweets, however this time of year puts your kids at serious risk of dental issues like cavities and tooth decay. Thankfully, your dentist has included some Halloween oral health tips to keep your loved ones happy, healthy, and safe!


Why You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed at the Dentist

September 2, 2020

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Woman embarrassed of teeth

Dental anxiety is not uncommon by the slightest. For many, this fear is sparked by a traumatic experience when they were younger or a horror story they once heard. However, others feel ashamed or embarrassed when they go to the dental office because they haven’t been in for a while and know they need improvements made to their smile. The truth is that your dental team is happy to help you with any smile-related issue that you have. Read on to learn why you shouldn’t be embarrassed at the dentist.


How Does Coffee Affect the Health of Your Teeth?

August 11, 2020

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For many, the ideal morning starts with a fresh, hot cup of coffee. It gives you the energy you need to get going in the morning and make the most out of your day. Did you know that over half of the American adult population begins their day with coffee? This beverage has actually shown to have many different health benefits, but there are some concerns as well. This is especially the case when it comes to your dental health. Read on to learn about how coffee affects your oral health, discoloration, and what you can do to minimize these consequences.


5 Tips to Keep Your Family’s Smiles Healthy This Summer

July 7, 2020

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Boy in innertube smiles after visiting Rocky Hill family dentistThe weather is warming up, the sun is shining, and summer vacation is finally here! While it’s a great time of year for your family to enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation, it can also be tough on their oral health if you don’t take a few extra precautions. The last thing any of you need is for your fun in the sun to be cut short by a cavity, or worse, a knocked-out tooth! Here are five easy tips from your Rocky Hill family dentist to help keep your loved ones’ smiles sunny all season long!


Summer is the Best Time to Rebuild Your Beautiful Smile

June 17, 2020

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Smiling couple with dental implants in summertimeSummer is here, which means it’s time to enjoy delicious barbeque foods like corn on the cob and bone-in ribs! Unfortunately, if you’re missing teeth or wearing ill-fitting dentures, you may find it difficult to enjoy your favorite cookout meals. Thankfully, you can restore your smile with comfortable, long-lasting, and lifelike dental implants! Read on to find out why summer is the best time to rebuild your pearly whites with this modern tooth replacement option.


Teledentistry: Dental Care for High-Risk Patients in COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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Smartphone and laptop set up and ready for teledentistry

Dentists are enhancing their infection control protocols to ensure their practices are as clean and germ-free as possible while they provide treatment during the coronavirus pandemic. Even so, it’s not advised to leave your house if you are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19. Thankfully, you don’t have to wait until the threat of getting dangerously sick has passed to get the smile care you need. Your Rocky Hill dentist is offering dental treatment for high risk patients in the form of teledentistry. Read on to find out how remote dentistry can help you take care of your smile without jeopardizing your health.


Protect Your Dental Implant With These Simple Home Care Tips

April 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tmichalski @ 4:45 pm

A dental implant requires daily dental implant care.

Dental implants are one of the most successful ways to replace a missing tooth, with some studies finding success rates as high as 97%. Despite how strong they are, implants still require regular dental exams and cleanings to be maintained. Due to COVID-19, dental offices currently aren’t open for preventive visits, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take action at home. Use these simple tips to carry out good dental implant care on a daily basis.



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