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Fix Crooked Teeth With Clear Braces Called Invisalign Jan 28th, 2020

Are you interested in fixing misaligned teeth? Are you tired of covering your smile because of its imperfections? While many patients are curious about realigning their smile, many do not speak to their dentist about their desires for fear of hearing the dreaded word: braces. Traditional braces require patients to...

4 Benefits of Dental Implants Jan 21st, 2020

Dental implants are restorations available at Cedar Mountain Dental in Newington, CT that offer patients a unique and long-term solution to tooth loss. Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman are pleased to offer dental implantation and restoration in their practice. Many patients want to learn about the benefits of dental implants...

How Do You Reduce the Risk of Periodontal Disease? Jan 14th, 2020

Studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control, or CDC, reveal that millions of Americans suffer from oral conditions such as periodontal disease. Without treatment, this disease can lead to a plethora of problems, including the loss of bone, gum tissue, and natural teeth. With proactive care, patients can keep...

The Differences Between in-office and Take-home Whitening Jan 6th, 2020

We know how important it is for a patient to have a bright and beautiful smile. Cosmetic dental treatments are widely available at most practices, including Cedar Mountain Dental in Newington, CT. Our facility is pleased to offer two very distinct whitening solutions for patients who have been unhappy with over-the-counter...

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Tooth Extraction? Dec 29th, 2019

If a tooth is badly damaged from decay or trauma, and cannot be repaired, it may be important for patients to have the tooth extracted. While removing a permanent adult tooth is not the most desirable treatment, it is often necessary in certain situations. Patients who visit Cedar Mountain Dental...

How Does Invisalign Compare to Braces? Dec 21st, 2019

When patients are faced with misalignment of the teeth, they often cringe at the idea of bringing up their concerns with a dentist for fear of being told they require braces. Braces, or orthodontia, is a method of repositioning the teeth in the smile to create a more aligned dental...

How Can I Maintain a Whiter Smile at Home Dec 14th, 2019

Newington, CT area patients who are faced with dull or discolored teeth may be worried that there is no solution to bring back the beauty and brilliance their smile once had. The team of Cedar Mountain Dental is pleased to provide patients with options that are available to improve the...

What Happens if Your Dentures Don’t Fit Right? Dec 6th, 2019

Patients who have full denture will require time to get adjusted to their new dental prosthetic. It can take some getting used to for when patients have had a full cosmetic denture created and placed. However, we see patients come into our practice months after using their denture, concerned that it doesn’t...

Fix Crooked Teeth with Clear Braces Called Invisalign - Nov 30 Nov 29th, 2019

Crooked teeth can negatively impact the appearance of the smile. When patients in the area of Newington, CT are faced with misalignment of the smile, it is important that they speak to their dental team about cosmetic solutions that work. Instead of undergoing traditional orthodontics and covering the teeth with...

What Should I Do if I’m Scared of the Dentist? Nov 21st, 2019

The team of Cedar Mountain Dental see many patients regularly in the area of Newington, CT who are uneasy about visiting the dentist on a regular basis. They may have dental anxiety, regardless of their age or personal experiences. When patients have a fear of visiting the dentist, it is...

How Does Flossing Compare to Using a Waterpik Water Flosser? Nov 14th, 2019

While dental floss is an effective way to remove food from between the teeth and improve overall dental health, it can also be tricky to use correctly. Some patients may also find it to be difficult to manage. However, thanks to continued advances in dentistry, patients can now enjoy another option...

How Old Must I Be to Get Veneers? Nov 6th, 2019

Improving the appearance of the smile is often a desire for many Newington, CT area patients. At Cedar Mountain Dental, Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman often work with individuals who are faced with imperfections on the teeth near the front of the smile. These teeth, known as the “anterior...

Protect Your Teeth From Halloween Candy Oct 29th, 2019

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...

Four Benefits of Dental Implants Oct 21st, 2019

Lost teeth can impact one’s smile in a number of different ways. For example, the smile is forever changed, especially when the lost tooth is one of the anterior teeth. Additionally, the existing teeth can shift around, creating more gaps within the smile. Patients with one or more missing teeth...

How Do You Reduce the Risk of Periodontal Disease? - Oct 15 Oct 14th, 2019

Dentists are always discussing the importance of good oral health habits to avoid the development of cavities and gum disease. But what is gum disease, and how does it affect the smile? How do you reduce the risk of periodontal disease? And how can it be diagnosed and treated if it...

The Differences Between In-Office and Take-Home Whitening - Oct 07 Oct 6th, 2019

A beautiful smile is a smile that can be easily shared with others with confidence. Patients in and around the community of Newington, CT are encouraged to take the time to learn about cosmetic dentistry solutions available with the team at Cedar Mountain Dental. Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman...

How to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Cavities Sep 29th, 2019

At Cedar Mountain Dental, Newington, CT area patients have access to a team of dental professionals with their best interests at heart. Patients who want to keep a smile healthy are encouraged to work directly with Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman. Our dentists can educate patients on the best...

What Causes the Erosion of Tooth Enamel? Sep 21st, 2019

Tooth enamel is the outer portion of the natural tooth, the hard shell that protects the tissue inside of the tooth canals. Enamel covers the crown, which is the visible portion of the tooth. Because the enamel is somewhat translucent, light can be seen through the tooth. The enamel, while one...

How to Know If You Have a Tooth Infection Sep 14th, 2019

The professionals at Cedar Mountain Dental understand that sometimes dental problems creep up between routine visits. There are conditions that can arise which need immediate attention from a dental team. Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman of the Newington, CT area may encourage patients to schedule an appointment when they are showing...

Three Ways to Fix a Chipped or Cracked Tooth Sep 6th, 2019

An imperfect smile can cause Newington, CT area patients to feel self-conscious about the way their teeth look. Self-esteem may drop, and patients may hide their smile in social situations. However, it doesn’t have to be that way for long! Thanks to the team at Cedar Mountain Dental, men and...

Symptoms of Gingivitis Aug 29th, 2019

Gingivitis is a common type of gum disease, and it can be reversed if symptoms are recognized in their earliest stages. The earlier gingivitis is detected and treated, the greater the chance that it will be reversed instead of advancing to a more serious form of gum disease. What is gingivitis?...

How Often Should You Brush Your Tongue? Aug 21st, 2019

If you have a good at-home dental care routine including brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, you may think you’ve done a complete job cleaning your mouth. But there’s one more step you should include in your oral care routine: tongue scraping or brushing. What is tongue scraping? Tongue scraping is the...

How Long Should I Brush My Teeth? Aug 14th, 2019

It’s easy to get into a routine when you brush your teeth, but have you ever wondered if you’re spending enough time on this important task? How long should you brush your teeth? You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time to make sure you’re removing...

How Long Do Dental Bridges Last For? Aug 6th, 2019

If you’re missing one or more teeth, your dentist may recommend a dental bridge.  What is a dental bridge? Dental bridges are fixed devices that bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.  What are the types of dental bridges? The following are the 3 main types of dental...

How Do You Stop Plaque Build-Up? Jul 22nd, 2019

Having plaque build-up on your teeth increases your risk of tooth decay and other types of dental problems. What is Tooth Plaque? Tooth plaque is a film that ends up covering the surface of your teeth. This film contains bacteria that can eat away at your teeth, which raises your...

Best Foods to Eat After Wisdom Tooth Removal Jul 17th, 2019

Wisdom tooth removal is a common procedure that involves the removal of one or more of your wisdom teeth. If you have this type of procedure, following your dentist’s instructions for after-care will help increase your chances of healing as quickly as possible without complications. Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need...

How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Teeth? Jul 7th, 2019

Pregnancy changes many parts of your body, and your teeth are one area that can be affected. It’s a good idea to see your dentist during your pregnancy to ensure good oral health while you’re expecting. Do Your Teeth Hurt in Early Pregnancy? Pregnancy can cause hormonal changes, which can...

When Do You Need a Bone Graft? Jun 30th, 2019

A dental bone graft is a minor procedure that’s often performed if you lose a tooth or have one extracted. What is a Bone Graft? A bone graft is a minor surgical procedure that’s used to build up your jaw if it’s too thin or too soft. It utilizes material...

How Do I Fix My Chipped Tooth? Jun 27th, 2019

A chipped tooth can end up causing mild to severe damage. Knowing what to do if you chip your tooth can make a big difference in whether or not you need to have the tooth repaired or extracted. What Are the Types of Tooth Damage? In some cases, chipped teeth...

How Do You Know If You Have a Tooth Infection? Jun 20th, 2019

Tooth infections can cause a significant amount of pain, and they require professional care to prevent serious complications. What is a Tooth Infection? A tooth infection occurs when bacteria enter your tooth and causes inflammation. These infections can result in abscesses that put you at risk of having further complications....

Treatment for Bruxism Jun 13th, 2019

Grinding your teeth may seem like a harmless habit, but it can cause damage to your teeth as well as other symptoms. What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the condition of grinding or clenching your teeth when you’re not eating. It frequently occurs at night, but you can also clench or...

When Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist? Jun 6th, 2019

Your child’s first dental visit is an important step toward a lifetime of good oral care, but do you know when you should start taking your child to the dentist? It may be earlier than you think. When Should My Child Start Seeing the Dentist? You should take your child...

What Causes Enamel Erosion? May 22nd, 2019

Tooth enamel erosion can lead to damaged teeth, but fortunately, there are ways you can avoid this problem. What is Tooth Enamel Erosion? Tooth enamel erosion is the wearing away of the thin translucent covering on a tooth. Enamel is the hardest tissue in the body, and it protects your...

What Can I Expect at a Dental Check-Up? May 15th, 2019

These visits will help prevent issues from developing and will also help detect any problems when they’re at their earliest, most easily treated stage. How Often Should You Get a Dental Checkup? In general, you should receive a regular dental checkup twice a year. However, if you are at a...

How To Reduce Your Risk of Cavities May 8th, 2019

What Are Cavities? A cavity is a hole in the tooth that can grow bigger and deeper as time passes. If left untreated, they can allow the passage of bacteria into the central areas of the teeth. That can cause extensive damage and infection. What Causes Cavities? A cavity is...

Best and Worst Foods for Teeth May 1st, 2019

How Does Food Affect Dental Health? Food has a critical role when it comes to dental health. Bacteria in food can surface the teeth and will gradually penetrate the enamel, causing decay. Many other foods pose specific caution to teeth. It is vital to brush and floss on a daily...

Why Do I Need a Dental Crown? Apr 21st, 2019

Frequent brushing and flossing are the keys to good dental health. Sometimes,  circumstances out of your control can make it necessary to get a dental crown. What is a Dental Crown? A dental crown is a cap that covers the visible portion of your real tooth down to the gum...

Treatments for Tooth Sensitivity Apr 17th, 2019

What is Tooth Sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity is a feeling of pain or discomfort in your teeth when they are aggravated by triggers such as hot or cold foods, sweet or sour foods, cold air, or brushing and flossing. The pain is often sharp and sudden. What Causes Sensitive Teeth? Teeth...

How to Prevent Gum Disease Apr 10th, 2019

Gum disease is a common dental problem, and in its advanced form, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. In addition to causing oral health issues, gum disease can also increase your risk of developing serious chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. What is Gum Disease? Gum...

Do I Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed? Apr 3rd, 2019

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. Why Should I Have My Wisdom...

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry Mar 25th, 2019

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. What is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry is the use of sedatives to relax you during your dental care visit. Sedation can...

Best Dentists in Connecticut Mar 18th, 2019

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...

How Often Should I Get My Teeth Whitened? Mar 11th, 2019

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. What is Teeth Whitening? Teeth whitening brightens your teeth, wipes away discolorations, and removes stains. Whitening is a...

Invisalign vs. Braces Mar 4th, 2019

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. What is Invisalign? Invisalign, also known as clear aligners, are virtually invisible dental appliances...

Will Veneers Fix Gap Teeth? Feb 25th, 2019

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...

Benefits of Teeth Whitening Feb 20th, 2019

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...

Am I A Candidate for Laser Dentistry? Feb 14th, 2019

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. Laser Dentistry Procedures Some dentists use lasers to perform certain procedures as an alternative to...

How to Determine If You Need an Emergency Root Canal Feb 10th, 2019

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...

Cedar Mountain Dental Launches New Website Feb 6th, 2019

Cedar Mountain Dental, a dental practice committed to providing quality dental care throughout the Newington, CT area and beyond, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website. Our new site includes features such as this blog, which will be regularly updated with information about our dental services. Additionally,...