How to Determine If You Need an Emergency Root Canal

November 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 1:52 pm
Man with dental pain with hand on his cheek

A root canal is an area within the center of a tooth that contains pulp, which is made up of nerves and blood vessels. If the pulp becomes damaged because of severe decay or infection, a procedure called root canal therapy, commonly referred to as simply a root canal will need to be performed.

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Am I A Candidate for Laser Dentistry?

November 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 1:45 pm
Close up of dental laser on patient's smile

Laser dentistry is the use of lasers to treat a number of different dental conditions. Laser dentistry is another treatment option for different dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue compared to using traditional drills.

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Benefits of Teeth Whitening

November 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 1:34 pm
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Nearly everyone would like whiter, brighter teeth, and this is particularly true as you age. As enamel wears away and your teeth begin to look stained, you may feel as though your smile is no longer an asset. Fortunately, teeth whitening can help you get back a whiter, more youthful smile that will increase your self-confidence.

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Will Veneers Fix Gap Teeth?

October 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 1:28 pm
Woman in yellow shirt smiling while sitting in dental chair

Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates, are custom-made, thin, tooth-colored casings that dentists apply to the visible part of teeth to make them look more attractive. Veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth to help improve their shape, color, length or remove gaps. Veneers are made of porcelain or composite resin materials. Porcelain is better at resisting stains and mimicking the appearance of natural teeth. You and your dentist can decide the right type of veneers for your case.

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Invisalign vs. Braces

October 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 1:02 pm
Close up of a woman using Invisalign

Straight teeth, as well as a proper bite, can help make your smile beautiful and healthy. If your teeth need straightening or your bite needs correction, you can choose between Invisalign clear aligners or traditional braces.

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How Often Should I Get My Teeth Whitened?

October 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 12:57 pm
Blonde woman smiling in white shirt

Your teeth may be discolored or stained for a number of reasons such as drinking coffee or wine or smoking. Teeth whitening can give you back a smile you’ll have confidence in.

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Protect Your Teeth From Halloween Candy

October 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 5:08 pm
A variety of Halloween candy

Halloween is a favorite holiday for both children and adults. However, the excess candy consumed following the 31st of October can be problematic. In addition to teaching your children the safety protocols for trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, it is important for you to also educate your child on the importance of preventing cavities and disease while enjoying their new treats!

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Best Dentists in Connecticut

October 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 12:52 pm
Man smiling in dental chair looking in dental mirror

Although you may take good care of your teeth at home, it’s important to visit a dentist routinely. Your dentist can check for issues that you may not feel or see. Many dental problems, such as gum disease, cavities, and gingivitis do not cause pain or become visible until these conditions are in their advanced stages.

Your dentist also checks your mouth, face, and neck for abnormalities. The dental exam may also include dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures.

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

October 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 12:45 pm
Woman smiling happily in dental chair

Many patients fear going to the dentist, however, sedation dentistry can give you an anxiety-free dental visit. Sedation dentistry can be used during a wide range of dental procedures.

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Do I Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 12:40 pm
Young man smiling in dental chair

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the far back of your mouth. They generally show up on dental x-rays in your teenage years. Not all people have wisdom teeth, but for the majority that do, can develop a variety of problems.

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