Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

Wondering if Sleep Apnea may be impacting you? Take our quiz to find out more… Sleep Apnea ESS Sleep Apnea Quiz Sleep apnea patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can be treated, based on extent and severity with either: Surgical Therapy – UPPP or ULAP Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine Oral Dental Appliance Generally, mild and moderate sleep apnea …

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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?

“Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth. To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains …

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Dental Implants

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: 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

Wondering if composite fillings may be right for you? Take our quiz to find out more… Oral Health Quiz: You have a choice in the material used to make your fillings: Silver Fillings (Amalgams), or Tooth-Colored Fillings (Composites) Benefits of composites over amalgams Are matched to the shade of the tooth Make the tooth much less likely to crack or …

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What Should You Look For In A Dental Implant Surgeon?

Dental implant surgery can give you back your smile and restore your ability to chew and speak normally. In general, it is a safe and highly successful procedure, so if you decide that it’s right for you, there’s a good chance that you’ll be happy with the results. However, it still takes a lot of trust on your part to …

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