Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mouth Healthy Moments: How to Brush Your Teeth

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about brushing your teeth.


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

Monday, 27 April 2015

Advanced Dental Care Technology

Oral Health Care Waterbury CTHigh Standard of Sterilization
We care about your overall health, and you can be assured that sterilization of our dental instruments is taken very seriously at our practice. Some tools are single use and discarded after a treatment. The ones that need to be sterilized are placed in an autoclave for the highest level of cleanliness. This unit is monitored by an outside lab to maintain the set standards of medical procedures.


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

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Dental Health Tips

Back To Basics
Believe it or not, brushing your teeth is one of the simplest ways to help maintain your overall health.

How Dental Health Connects To Your Overall Health
This is because dental health is more connected to overall health than most people realize. In fact, doctors and scientists continue to find associations between oral disease and other diseases. Some researchers think that bacteria in the mouth - when they build up and cause inflammation and infection - can contribute to an increased risk of illness or disease elsewhere in the body.

Oral Health and Overall Health
When you have clean teeth and healthy gums, there are fewer bad bacteria to enter your bloodstream and travel to other parts of your body. But an invasive oral surgery, certain medications, or untreated gum disease due to poor oral hygiene could allow these bacteria to spread. Researchers continue to study the links between oral health and overall health.

Health
The bottom line: You can help protect and promote your overall health by maintaining good dental health. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day.

Available For You
These days, so many products are available to help you maintain clean teeth that there is no excuse to avoid good dental care. For example, if your gums are sensitive, in general or due to a recent illness or other medical condition, don't neglect your oral health. Try using an interdental cleaner or an electric flosser (such as the Oral-B Hummingbird) to make dental care more comfortable. And you may want to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid gum irritation. If you have questions about what products are right for you, ask your dentist or dental hygienist.

The above article is from: OralB.com

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



ZOOM!™ Whitening for Life Program - Waterbury CT

Connecticut Family Dental is proud to introduce our "Whitening for Life Program". Every patient deserves a glamorous smile they feel confident and proud of. "Whitening for Life Program" entails an (1) initial in-office Zoom! Advanced Whitening completed by our hygienists or doctors, (2) the fabrication of custom take-home trays customized to your teeth anatomy and (3) 1 or 2 touch-up whitening gels (a value of up to $50/year). In order to keep your teeth white, we will provide you with 1 or 2 touch-up whitening gels at no additional cost at every preventative hygiene visit FOR LIFE!

Visit our main website to learn more!

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

Monday, 20 April 2015

Digital Dental Imaging

Intra Oral Dental Camera Waterbury CT
Digital Dental Xrays Waterbury CTIntra-Oral Camera
Through modern dental technology, our doctors work closely with patients for all dental decisions. The intra-oral camera is an amazing miniature video camera that provides a close-up and clear image of the inside of your mouth. It gives you the assurance that you and your dentist are making the right decisions for your best dental health.







Digital X-Rays
If you are not familiar with digital X-rays, you will be pleased to know they provide 75% less radiation exposure than non-digital X-rays. They are also much quicker and easier, and the image is available immediately. There is no waiting time for images to develop and no environmentally polluting chemicals used in the process. A digital sensor is placed in your mouth and the image downloaded and available on our computer screen. It gives a clear image of your lower and upper jaws for immediate viewing.


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

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Promote Oral Health With Good Nutrition

Calcium And Vitamin C Promote Oral Health
Eating a variety of nutritious food is good for your overall health, including your oral health. Some vitamins in particular have demonstrated benefits to building healthy teeth, namely calcium and vitamin C, so be sure to include foods rich in these nutrients in your diet. Calcium has been shown to help build strong teeth, and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that also plays an important role in collagen synthesis, by which it helps you develop and maintain healthy gums.

  • Calcium: Dairy products, including milk, yogurt and cheese are good sources of calcium. Many physicians recommend 1,200 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium daily for most adults, so you may want to consider a calcium supplement, especially if dairy products aren’t a regular part of your diet. Also, try switching to low-sugar or sugar-free varieties of yogurt, since sugar (and bacteria) can promote tooth decay.
  • Vitamin C: Many fruits and vegetables including berries, oranges and cantaloupe, as well as green vegetables including broccoli and spinach are excellent sources of vitamin C.

Of course, in addition to eating right, it’s important to follow a consistent dental care routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing to promote oral health. And be sure to see your dental professional regularly and talk to them if you have questions about how your diet might affect your oral health.

The above article is from: OralB.com

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

Monday, 13 April 2015

Custom Fit Athletic Mouthguards

Athletic Mouthguard Dentist Waterbury CTSports Mouthguards
It is a statistic that most athletes may not be aware of, but 5 million teeth in the United States alone are lost to injury or trauma during sports. This type of oral trauma can be reduced or eliminated in most cases by wearing proper mouth protection. There are one-size-fits-all mouthguards you can buy in stores, but they neither fit well nor work well. If they don't fit well, they will not offer the necessary protection, and if they don't work well, they will hinder your best athletic performance. The American Dental Association recommends wearing custom-made mouthguards that our practice can provide for you for the following sports:

Acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling.


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

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sugarless Gum

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about sugarless gum.



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

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

The Cost Of Dental Treatments
If you develop complications from tooth decay and gum disease, you may be dealing with bills for anything from fillings or crowns to more costly and complicated procedures such as root canals or oral surgery to extract damaged teeth and place dental implants.

The Costs Vary 
The costs of dental treatments vary. For example, the cost of a root canal will depend on the location of the tooth and how many canals are in the tooth that needs the root canal treatment. 

The Cost of Oral Hygiene
By comparison, the cost of basic oral hygiene and preventive teeth cleaning is low. A toothbrush should be replaced every three months or when it appears worn, but that’s just a few dollars. The same goes for dental floss, whether you prefer specialized floss, such as Oral-B’s Ultra Floss, or standard floss. 

Points To Remember
Also, don’t forget that most dental plans cover at least one, and sometimes two, checkups and cleanings per year at little or no cost to you. It’s better to make and keep those appointments, even if you don’t think you have problems with your teeth or oral hygiene, in order to identify and manage potential problems before costly care is required. Remember that your dentist is your partner in oral health, and be sure to keep him or her informed about medications you take and changes in your overall health so your oral hygiene can be tailored accordingly to maximize your health benefits. Some types of medications (including anti-depressants and some heart medications) increase your risk for gingivitis, so be sure to let your dentist know if you start taking any new medication, even if you don’t think it will affect your oral health. 


The above article is from: OralB.com

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

Monday, 6 April 2015

Oral Cancer Screening

Teeth Cleaning  Waterbury CTThe Risks and Realities of Oral Cancer
You may be shocked to learn that oral cancer results in one American death every hour. This statistic has not changed for 40 years! When oral cancer is detected in the early stages, 90% of cases are cured. We give visual screenings for oral cancer at your six-month check-up. Our hygienist carefully looks over the inside of your mouth and if there is anything that looks unusual, you are referred to an oral surgeon. This is an easy screening that could save your life!


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

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Girl's Sports Mouth Injuries

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about mouth injuries due to sports.



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