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8 Tips for Getting Used to Eating with Dentures

September 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 2:18 pm
woman eating a red apple with dentures in Glastonbury

Are you getting dentures soon? If so, you probably can’t contain your excitement at the thought of having a complete set of teeth again. You’ll be able to speak clearly, smile confidently, and eat your favorite foods again… eventually. As comfortable as dentures in Glastonbury are, it can take some time to fully learn how to chew with them. Luckily, a dentist is here with eight simple tips to help you adjust to eating with dentures!


4 Reasons You Should Consider Same-Day Dental Crowns

August 6, 2021

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dentist designing same-day dental crowns for a patient

You visited your dentist for a toothache, and they recommended repairing it with a dental crown. While you want your tooth to stop hurting, you’re unsure if you can squeeze multiple appointments into your schedule to complete the treatment process. Thanks to CEREC one-visit crowns, you don’t have to! Unlike traditional dental crowns that require separate visits for preparation and placement, CEREC crowns can be designed, created, and placed in a single day. They certainly save you a lot of time, but that’s not their only benefit. Here are four facts about same-day dental crowns to help you decide whether this treatment is right for you!


Why Is a Black Line Forming Around My Dental Crown?

April 29, 2021

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Woman covering her mouth

Dental crowns are a restoration that are used in order to protect teeth that have been structurally damaged as a result of decay or another reason. They are hollow and placed over a compromised tooth as a way to protect it from enduring further harm. If you have had a dental crown for a while now, you may notice that a dark line has formed around it. Continue reading to learn the reason behind a black line around your dental crown and what you can do about it.


What Issues Can Prevent You From Getting Dental Implants?

April 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 10:31 pm
Dentist discussing dental implants with a patient

While it’s true that dental implants are becoming more available to people than ever before, there are certain dental issues that can interfere with successful treatment. After all, dental implants need a favorable environment to remain healthy in the long-term. However, just because you may be dealing with one of these issues doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t receive dental implants at all. To learn what attributes you should have prior to beginning dental implant treatment and how a dentist can help you achieve them if needed, keep reading!


4 Things to Consider When Choosing an Emergency Dentist

February 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 3:05 pm
a female emergency dentist performing dental work on a patient

Having a trusted emergency dentist on speed dial is important when an injury or accident occurs. Not only does it give you the reassurance of knowing you can receive immediate help, but you’ll likely feel calmer throughout the process as well. But what if you don’t have someone you can rely on? How can you know which professional will be there for you when you are in a crisis? Before you find yourself in an unfortunate situation without anyone to help, consider these factors so you can choose the right dentist for immediate care.


4 Ways Dental Checkups Can Help Save You Money

October 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 4:39 pm
Dental tools on top of $100 bills and dental insurance

Right now, everyone is looking for ways to save money. Anyone can tell you that the first step towards building up your savings is to cut back on unnecessary expenses. Unfortunately, many people use this thinking to cancel their dental checkups and forgo dental work they think they can do without. After all, why spend money on preventive care if your teeth look and feel fine? The truth is, skipping your regular dental checkups and cleanings can cost you much more time, money, and effort in the long run, even if you don’t have dental insurance! Here are four ways seeing your dentist twice a year can help you save money!


Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist Right Now?

August 13, 2020

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Dentist wearing PPE during routine appointment

Six months ago, our world drastically changed as the novel COVID-19 virus spread into a global pandemic. Seemingly overnight, stay-at-home orders were mandated, businesses were shut down, and social distancing guidelines were in place. Fortunately, infection control measures (like significant hand hygiene and face masks) have made the transition out of quarantine and into our “new normal” possible. However, many patients still have one important question on their minds: is it safe to go to the dentist? If you have found yourself wondering something similar, read on for the answer and the dental safety measures you can expect at your visit during COVID-19!


Your Questions About the New COVID-19 Precautions, Answered

July 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 3:43 pm
Patient having temperature checkup before appointment during COVID-19

Whether you’ve developed a cavity from snacking or quarantine or it’s simply time for your biannual checkup, there are plenty of reasons why you may be visiting your dentist as stay at home orders are eased. However, the threat of COVID-19 isn’t completely gone. To keep you safe from the coronavirus while providing the dental care you need, your next dental appointment with your Glastonbury dentist will look different than any you’ve had before. Read on to learn why your visit will start with a quick temperature check as well as several other new COVID-19 safety infection control protocols.


What to Do in a Dental Emergency

June 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 12:35 am
Woman with dental emergency

Dental emergencies are never fun and always seem to occur at the worst possible time. Sometimes, it’s difficult to know what to do when you are experiencing an urgent dental problem. It’s important that you act quickly so you can get the treatment you need from an emergency dentist. Continue to learn about common dental emergencies and how to deal with them


Don’t Let Your 2019 Dental Insurance Benefits Go to Waste!

November 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — glastonbury @ 8:47 pm
dental insurance form

Every year, millions of Americans leave billions of dental insurance dollars on the table without even realizing it. Most dental insurance plans have a deadline at the end of the year for you to use your benefits. Essentially, if you don’t use them, you’ll lose them. In order to save money and stay healthy, it’s important to visit your dentist at least twice a year and use all the benefits you’re already paying for. Keep reading to learn more.