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A Closer Look at the Curious Connection Between Napping and Sleep Apnea

October 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 10:50 pm
a woman napping in a hammock

Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep due to sleep apnea; what’s worse is that several more cases remain completely undiagnosed! Lost sleep can have several negative consequences, such as daytime fatigue—and one would think that taking a nap is a sensible solution to countering this. However, this isn’t the case: napping is something you should actually avoid doing if you’re dealing with sleep apnea! Keep reading to learn more about this condition and why napping isn’t the answer you may think it is.


4 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Veneers

July 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 5:54 pm
Veneer examples held up to woman's smile

Depending on your budget and how much work you’re getting done at once, veneers can be on the pricey side. However, the benefits of having a complete smile makeover within three visits to the dentist’s office that can last for decades to come far outweigh the cost. Of course, like your natural teeth, they do require some care to maintain. If you want your money’s worth, here are 4 ways to extend the life of your veneers.


Cost of Emergency Dentistry With No Dental Insurance

May 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 4:38 am

Man’s hands counting cashIf you’re like many people, you probably don’t expect to ever need an emergency dentist, but accidents can happen with no warning. 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency annually. If you need a dentist in a hurry, the last thing you should be worried about is how you’re going to pay the bill because you don’t have insurance. Here’s how much it’s going to cost to visit an emergency dentist if you don’t have dental coverage.


How Much of a Difference Does Attaching Dentures to Dental Implants Make?

March 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 8:13 pm
Illustration of dentures being placed on six dental implants

Everyone knows that dentures can be used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth; your parents and grandparents may have worn them. Today, advancements in dentistry have made it possible to attach dentures to dental implants embedded in the jaw. But how much of a difference does this approach truly make? Here’s an overview of some of the advantages that implant dentures can have over traditional ones.


A Quick Guide to Find the Best Cosmetic Dentist for Your Smile

January 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 11:53 am
a man happily getting his dream smile from a cosmetic dentist

You have dreamed of a picture-perfect smile for a while now and finally decided to make it a reality! Cosmetic dentistry has made it possible to fix an array of dental imperfections and transform your teeth into bright, radiant pearly whites. However, the first part of achieving your dental goals is finding the right dentist. Here are four helpful tips to guide you to the best one in your area for your custom smile!


4 Problems Cosmetic Dental Bonding Can Fix

December 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 5:50 pm
person who underwent cosmetic dental bonding smiling

It’s not uncommon to have an imperfect smile, and many people wish to improve how it looks. Cosmetic dental bonding is a popular treatment used to correct aesthetic issues to make a patient’s smile more visually appealing. This treatment is less expensive than many other cosmetic options and can fix a range of issues. Read on to learn about some of the most common ones.


Facetime: How Gum Disease Affects Face Shape

October 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 6:37 pm

There are seven basic face shapes: oval, round, square, diamond, heart, pear, and oblong. Genetics play a big role in what shape appears before you in the mirror. But did you know that gum disease can eventually affect that shape? Here’s all you need to know about the impact gum disease can have on your visage and how your dentist can help!


Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Which Is Right for Me?

September 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 9:46 pm
man thinking about root canal vs tooth extraction in Glastonbury

Do you have a severely damaged or infected tooth? One of the most effective ways to resolve this is with root canal therapy. With this minor oral surgery, you can alleviate discomfort and save your natural tooth. But what if it’s easier to simply extract it instead? Although this may make sense, there are other complications to consider when pulling a permanent one. Keep reading to learn all about the pros and cons of a root canal and tooth extraction to help you determine the best option for you!


Can I Brush My Dentures While I’m Wearing Them?

August 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 1:25 am
Person holding a clean set of dentures.

Dentures are one of the most popular methods of replacing missing teeth, mainly due to their cost-effectiveness coupled with their realistic look and feel. And although they’re durable and can last for several years, it’s heavily dependent on your willingness to take proper care of them! One question that comes up often for new patients with dentures is how they’re supposed to brush their dentures; is it okay to clean them while they’re inside your mouth? Keep reading to learn why this might not be a great idea, along with some tips for cleaning them the correct way.


5 Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment Options

July 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 6:34 pm

Woman undergoing full mouth reconstructionAre you tired of living with daily dental pain? Are you embarrassed by the health or appearance of your smile? You may be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction. Contrary to common belief, it isn’t a single procedure. Instead, your dentist creates a personalized treatment plan using services catering to your specific needs. Since every mouth and situation differs, here are 5 procedures that may be right for you. 


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