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Rocky Hill, CT dentist says good eating helps oral health

July 12, 2016

Rocky Hill, CT Dentist

Do you wish to achieve your best smile ? How your mouth looks, feels and functions rests on what you eat and drink. Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski, Rocky Hill, CT dentist, wants his patients to know and to incorporate good nutrition into their daily lives. Your smart diet is an integral part of preventive dental care. (more…)

Causes and prevention of Rocky Hill, CT gum disease

May 3, 2016

Rocky Hill, NC gum disease affects almost half of American adults. Learn its causes and how to prevent it from Thaddeus S. Michalski DMD.

Cavity prevention is not the only reason to take care of your teeth. Gum disease in Rocky Hill, CT and across the country threatens the oral and systemic health of children and adults. The reasons for it are many,  but prevention is simple, says Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski. (more…)

Want Great Looking Teeth? See Us Twice This Year

March 7, 2016

rocky hill nc dentistIt’s not hard to maintain healthy, great looking teeth. It begins with excellent care at home, brushing for two minutes, twice a day and flossing daily — but that’s not enough. There’s a reason we stress the importance of twice-annual dental checkups and cleanings! To ensure your oral health stays strong this year and for many more to come, schedule a visit with Dr. Michalski, your Rocky Hill, NC dentist, every six months.

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Your Rocky Hill Dentist has a New and Improved Website

June 22, 2015

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At the dental practice of Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski, we are committed to providing the latest technology, best care, and most convenient access for our patients. As part of our continuing development, you may have noticed we made a few changes to our website. These changes were made with you in mind. We know you have your choice of dental practices in the Rocky Hill, CT area, and we want you to know you’ve chosen the most skilled dental practice that works to fit your schedule and lifestyle. Thank you for your interest in our practice, and for supporting the work we do to put a smile on your face. Call today to schedule an appointment, or find out more about Dr. Michalski’s dental practice.

General Dentistry with a Smile for the Whole Family

We’ve been dedicated to providing you with the most welcoming, comfortable family dentistry experience for years. We’ve always stood out as the leader in dental technology and procedure innovations, and we are at the forefront of “green” dental care. Our office works to conserve energy and water whenever possible, but we’ve invested in the future with renewable energy sources. We use solar panels to produce more than half of our electricity significantly reducing the amount of energy we consume. Our water, heating and air conditioning systems are maintained using three heat pumps that cycle water through wells. This process is known as geo thermal exchange. We are able to use the consistent ground temperature to heat and cool our office, and heat given off by the pumps is used to heat our water.

Additionally, Dr. Michalski commits hours each year to continuing education in numerous areas of general dentistry. Our office is committed to having pure air and reducing toxins so that you and your whole family know you can breathe easy. In everything we do, our practice goes above and beyond to give you the best care. Our website is no exception. Our 2015 website revamp looks great, and reflects our philosophy to offer our patients superior service by helping them meat their dental health care goals in their budget, on their schedule. Beyond the beauty of the new site, we’ve improved the function. Small changes can make a huge difference. We’ve added two links that will appear on every page: a link to request an appointment with us no matter what page you’re looking at, and the other link to the testimonials you’ve given so that new patients can learn more about what you’ve been telling us about our practice.

Restorative, Implant, Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry

Our general dentistry practice serves the whole family, and offers a full range of dental care options. Our restorative dentistry options to return your smile to its natural strength and beauty, are the best in the area. Dr. Michalski’s dedication to you means that he continues to learn about innovations that can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We are proud to offer the Prettau Bridge. This restoration is a unique, implant supported bridge that will fully restore the form and function of your bite. We also offer numerous dental implants to meet all of your needs, and Dr. Michalski is truly an expert implantologist. He has earned fellowship and diplomat with the International Congress of Implantologists.

Cosmetic dentistry is still not recognized by the American Dental Association as a dental specialization, but that has stopped Dr. Michalski from honing his skills. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and maintains the most up-to-date knowledge of cosmetic dentistry innovations and treatments. Check out our cosmetic service pages, or call today for more information about how we can help you achieve the picture-perfect smile of your dreams.

Sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry is growing in popularity. More than 50% of Americans suffer from some level of dental anxiety, and oral conscious sedation can help. Dr. Michalski offers safe, relaxing sedation for patients with anxiety, strong gag reflexes, those who need extensive dental work, and many other reasons. If you’re interested in finding out more about sedation dentistry, check out our site, and call Dr. Michalski for a consultation.

Find Out More

We invite you to take a look at the great new look and all the cool features of our website update. Remember your comments and requests helped us plan our updates, and we always appreciate your feedback. If you want to find out more about any of our services, or schedule an appointment, call today. Dr. Michalski and his dedicated staff welcome patients from Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Newington, Wethersfield, Berlin, Hartford, and beyond.

Effective Gum Disease Treatment in Rocky Hill, CT

March 24, 2015

When it comes to oral care, everyone knows the basics: brush your teeth, floss every day, and rinse your mouth thoroughly. It is a simple process and, usually, everyone keeps up with it pretty well. However, there are numerous factors that can take hold and put many patients at risk of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Lackluster oral care from the individual, smoking, side effects of certain medications, other diseases (i.e. diabetes), and genetic predisposition can all lead to gum disease. So, if gum disease does form in the mouth, how does one go about treating it? Luckily, those who live in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Wetherfield, Cromwell, Newington, Berlin, and the nearby communities can find an effective treatment in the office of Thaddeus S. Michalski D.M.D.

How Does Periodontal Disease Form?

Mouths are full of bacteria. Some of it helps with digestion and breaking down food, but a lot of it just forms sticky colorless plaque on teeth, along with mucus and other particles. While brushing and flossing can get rid of plaque, the particles that are not removed can harden and form tartar, which can only be removed by dentists and hygienists. The longer plaque and tarter stays on teeth and gums, the more harmful they become. After awhile, the bacteria will cause the gums to become inflamed (gingivitis). This can be treated with a dental appointment or thorough brushing and flossing. If not treated, it can advance to periodontitis. This means the gums will pull away from the teeth and form spaces that become infected. Toxins and bacteria will grow below the gum line, which eventually leads to loss of the bone and connective tissue in the mouth.

How is it Treated?

78188806Our staff of dentists and hygienists always perform routine checks for periodontal disease when going through a routine checkup. If the disease is detected, we will do everything in our power to ensure you receive the highest level of care possible. Since our hygienists have extensive training in gum disease treatment, we will use the latest trends in the dental field to treat the illness. Initially, we chart your mouth and the infected areas. Upon mapping the diseased regions, we will apply arestin, an antibiotic powder that is placed in the periodontal pockets that have formed. This process is performed through our in-house, non-surgical method.

What are My Next Steps?

If Dr. Michalski or our hygienists spot developing gum disease, we will immediately schedule an appointment and follow-up treatment. Do your gums look inflamed, red, or swollen? Do not hesitate to give us a call and schedule an appointment with our team. Gum disease affects thousands of Americans every year. Do not let it take control of your oral health.

Preserve Your Oral Health with Gum Disease Therapy in Rocky Hill, CT

December 10, 2014

178845072When you think of gum disease, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps you imagine someone with persistent halitosis (bad breath) or even recurring bleeding following brushing or flossing. While these are certainly common complications of gum disease, there are even more serious side effects that may arise without proper treatment. Today, we’d like to discuss some of the most important reasons to seek periodontal therapy in cases of even moderate gum disease, a condition that affects approximately 80 percent of the American population. Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski offers a wide range of general and preventive dentistry solutions to families in Rocky Hill, CT, including gum disease therapy.

Avoiding Complications of Gum Disease

While brushing and flossing your teeth twice per day are undeniably critical to your oral health, biannual checkups are just as important in the fight against gum disease. This is because the plaque that hides beneath the gum line is impossible to completely remove with regular home hygiene. When this plaque is allowed to build up on the teeth and beneath the gums, it causes inflammation and infection that can lead to health problems in other areas of the body. In fact, gum disease has been linked to a variety of medical issues, including an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, heart attack, and even some forms of cancer.

Fortunately, there is a way to reduce your likelihood of developing these and other problems. In addition to taking care of your teeth and gums at home every morning and night, simply visit Dr. Michalski at his Rocky Hill, CT dental practice once every six months to ensure that your oral health stays on the right track. If we do discover that gum disease has taken hold, we’ll suggest a comprehensive treatment plan that can effectively halt the disease’s progress, preserving the health of your smile.

Schedule Your Dental Checkup Today

Has it been more than six months since you last visited a dentist? If so, now is the perfect time to schedule your appointment. Contact us today to learn more about how routine checkups and cleanings can drastically reduce your risk of developing potentially dangerous gum disease, and schedule your visit with our caring, experienced team. Conveniently located in Rocky Hill, CT, the office of Dr. Thaddeus Michalski warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Hartford, Berlin, Cromwell, Newington, Wethersfield, and beyond.

Preventive Dentistry Advice for a Healthier Holiday Season

November 15, 2014

452468229Your teeth and gums may not be at the fore front of your mind as the holidays approach, but if you don’t stop to think about your dental health now, you could be in for a painful New Years. However, there’s plenty you can do to avoid tooth decay and infection this holiday season. Take note of our Healthy Holiday Tips, and then call Dr. Michalski to get preventive dentistry appointments for you and your family today. Dr. Michalski can provide the preventive dental care that will keep pain and sensitivity at bay this season. Dr. Michalski proudly serves families throughout Ricky Hill, CT, Hartford, Wethersfield, Cromwell, Newington, Berlin, and the surrounding communities.

Preventive Dentistry Healthy Holiday Tips

The holiday season can be a dangerous time of year for your family’s dental health. But there are several easy ways to combat these dental dangers. First, try not to do a lot of snacking in between meals. Even if you indulge in sugary desserts, it’s best to do so after eating a full healthy meal, rather than snacking throughout the day. This reduces the total amount of time your teeth are exposed to harmful sugary residue. Next, keep a pack of sugar free gum handy. Not only will chewing gum create the excess saliva needed to wash away bacteria, it also contains the ingredient Xylitol. Xylitol has been shown to help fight the bacteria that cause cavities and decay. Finally, increase your dairy intake. Drinking a glass of low fat milk, or eating a piece of cheese, after consuming something sugary, can wash away the excess sugars. Dairy products also contain the calcium and vitamin D needed to keep your teeth strong and healthy .

Preventive Dentistry Appointments in Rocky Hill, CT

Do your teeth a favor, and make a holiday preventive dental care appointment today. Dr. Michalski is a highly qualified family and general dentist that can help you keep your family safe and healthy year round. Dr. Michalski proudly restores smiles daily throughout Ricky Hill, CT, Hartford, Wethersfield, Cromwell, Newington, Berlin, and nearby areas.