Sunday, 29 March 2015

Tooth Bonding

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about tooth bonding.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Connecticut Family Dental  
171 Grandview Avenue, Suite 103  
Waterbury, CT 06708  
(203) 574-2725  
www.CTFDental.com

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Senior Dental Care

Dental Care for Seniors Waterbury CT Addressing the Special Needs of Seniors
Just like our bodies, our teeth and gums show signs of wear and tear and aging. Fillings can crack or loosen and need to be replaced before cavities set in. Plaque may build up, resulting in a need for a thorough professional cleaning. Years of coffee, tea, or tobacco consumption stain teeth, and they lose their attractive luster. Seniors may take certain medications that result in less flow of saliva through the mouth.

With regular check-ups, we can stay on top of any problem and take care of it in the earlier stages. We always encourage proper daily maintenance and good nutrition to help keep your teeth and gums in good shape. If your gums start to bleed or any teeth feel loose, please let us know immediately. 


Connecticut Family Dental  
171 Grandview Avenue, Suite 103  
Waterbury, CT 06708  
(203) 574-2725  
www.CTFDental.com

Friday, 20 March 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 6

Implants
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. Surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. Made of titanium and other materials, implants are designed to hold restorations like crowns or bridges blend in with your other teeth, and are a long-term option for restoring your smile. 

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Connecticut Family Dental  
171 Grandview Avenue, Suite 103  
Waterbury, CT 06708  
(203) 574-2725  
www.CTFDental.com

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Dental Extractions

Wisdom Teeth Extractions Waterbury CTThird Molar Extractions
You are probably familiar with the term “wisdom teeth,” those teeth in the very back of your upper and lower dental arches. They are given this term because they grow out between the ages of 17 and 25. The name “wisdom teeth” comes from the idea that age equals wisdom. In a dental office, these are called third molars.

Often these teeth are impacted, which means there is not enough room in the back of your dental arch to allow them to grow in properly. So instead of growing out straight, they become enclosed in your jawbone. Impaction can cause various problems. They can push or crowd your other teeth, which will make them crooked. Cavities can develop more easily in these and adjoining teeth because of the crowding. Sometimes even infection in the jawbone results from impacted wisdom teeth.

It is our recommendation to have them removed rather than wait until a problem occurs. The jawbone becomes denser as you grow older, clamping even tighter to these teeth, causing pain and making it more difficult to remove them.


Connecticut Family Dental  
171 Grandview Avenue, Suite 103  
Waterbury, CT 06708  
(203) 574-2725  
www.CTFDental.com

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 5

Braces
While orthodontic work that begins while a child is growing helps produce optimal results, that doesn’t mean that adults can’t have braces. Thanks to advances in orthodontic treatments, metal brackets are not your only option. Removable aligners, or invisible braces,î or clear plastic brackets can all be used to straighten crooked or crowded teeth.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Connecticut Family Dental  
171 Grandview Avenue, Suite 103  
Waterbury, CT 06708  
(203) 574-2725  
www.CTFDental.com

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Youth Dental Care

Children's Dentistry Waterbury CTOur Goals for Your Child
Our goal is to help our young patients keep their natural teeth for a lifetime by teaching daily dental care and better dietary choices.

It is a fact that children's teeth are more prone to cavities than adults. Children need supervision at home when cleaning their teeth. Often times, they miss back areas or grooves in teeth or simply do not do a good job when brushing. They also tend to eat more often, grazing throughout the day. Any time you eat, acid is produced in the mouth to help digest the food, but it also contributes to decay of tooth enamel. If teeth are not cleaned properly when brushing, exposure to more acid will increase the rate of cavity development.

When better dental hygiene and healthier food choices are made, the chances for decay are lessened. We also recommend application of a mineralizing fluoride varnish to children's and adolescent's teeth. This has been proven to be effective in protecting their teeth. It is a quick, easy, and safe treatment.


Connecticut Family Dental  
171 Grandview Avenue, Suite 103  
Waterbury, CT 06708  
(203) 574-2725  
www.CTFDental.com

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Friday, 6 March 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 4

Bonding
Not happy with the way your teeth look? Bonding may be the answer. For some, it can help restore the natural look of your teeth. Bonding is a process where the dentist attaches or “bonds” materials directly to your tooth. Your natural tooth enamel and dentin are fused together with bonding materials such as porcelain and resins to create a strong structure that looks great.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Connecticut Family Dental  
171 Grandview Avenue, Suite 103  
Waterbury, CT 06708  
(203) 574-2725  
www.CTFDental.com

Sunday, 1 March 2015