Tips on What to Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 7:09 pm
man with severe toothache

Lucky seven? Not this time, the unlucky seven is in focus. The seven most common dental emergencies are a toothache, a chipped or broken tooth, a knocked-out tooth, a lost filling or crown, broken orthodontics, an abscess, or bleeding and pain after a tooth extraction. When you need urgent oral care for any of these reasons, how is your dentist in Newington going to respond? Keep reading to learn more about what to expect during an emergency dental visit.

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When Can You Go Back to Work After Dental Implant Surgery?

March 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 3:53 pm
person who had dental implant surgery smiling

Do you have one or more missing teeth that have left you with gaps in your smile? If you are planning on restoring your grin with dental implants, you may be wondering what the recovery period will be like. You know that you will need to take some time off from work, but how much? Read on to learn about how much time you can expect to need to recover from dental implant surgery.

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4 Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

February 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul Gruensfelder @ 2:58 pm
patient speaking to dentist at dental implant consultation

Do you have missing teeth that you’re preparing to replace with dental implants? If so, your consultation with your dentist is a great time to discuss the procedure and bring up any questions or concerns you have before undergoing treatment. This will allow you to learn everything you need to know to decide if implants are the right tooth replacement option for you. So that you know what information to get from your dentist, here are four questions that you should ask them at your consultation.

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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
Woman smiling happily outside with green background

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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