The Benefits of a Multi-Specialty Dental Practice

Have you ever heard the expression “when it rains, it pours”? That old adage happens in life more often than we like, and it can occur in every type of situation, including your dental needs. Perhaps your child has a cavity at the same time you need a new crown, or maybe your elderly parent needs dental implants while your …

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Teeth Whitening

Advantages, Risks And Costs Of Dental Implants When your dentist tells you it’s time for a dental implant, you may have some concerns. Fortunately, dental implants are becoming more common procedures and can make a big, positive difference in your dental health. They can replace missing or damaged teeth and keep the integrity of your dental health.Though it can be …

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Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can be treated, based on extent and severity with either: Generally, mild and moderate sleep apnea patients are successfully treated with dental appliances. There are some cases where patients are not able to tolerate the CPAP system – wearing the face mask with the attached air compressor. These patients are excellent candidates …

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Periodontal Disease: Types of Gum Disease

Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless …

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DIGITAL IMPRESSIONS: NO GAG DENTISTRY

It wasn’t too long ago that when you went to the dentist for certain procedures, like dental impressions, you knew you were in for some serious discomfort. With your mouth stuffed full of a dental compound, the dentist left you alone while it set and you sat in discomfort for what seemed like forever trying not to gag. Now, however, …

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What is endodontic treatment?

If you have a missing tooth, wherever it may be in your mouth, you might be self-conscious about it. You may wonder if you are the only one with this situation, but according to the American Dental Association the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has at least three decayed or missing teeth. When people have a …

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Dental Implants

According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, over half of U.S. adults over the age of 50 agree that a smile is the main feature that remains the most attractive as people age. When someone has a poor smile or missing teeth, they can experience social anxiety or lowered self-esteem. Fortunately, today’s dentists have the ability to help …

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Dental Implants: A Step By Step Guide For Nervous Patient

According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, over half of U.S. adults over the age of 50 agree that a smile is the main feature that remains the most attractive as people age. When someone has a poor smile or missing teeth, they can experience social anxiety or lowered self-esteem. Fortunately, today’s dentists have the ability to help …

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Cosmetic Dentistry And The Health Of Your Teeth

Cosmetic Dentistry refers to procedures that affect the appearance of teeth, such as teeth whitening and straightening, veneers, and crowns. Straightening and whitening teeth can give you increased confidence and self-esteem, and can also help reduce painful headaches from misaligned teeth. If you’ve been thinking of visiting a cosmetic dentist in Waterbury then Prospect Family Dental, LLC is the place …

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COMPOSITES VS. AMALGAMS

You have a choice in the material used to make your fillings: Benefits of composites over amalgams Why do composites cost more than amalgams?

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