Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 2

Crowns
A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Monday, 26 January 2015

Oral Hygiene Care

The Importance of Hygiene VisitsRegular Oral Hygiene Visits Collinsville CT

We want you to know how important it is to have your teeth cleaned on a regular basis by our professional hygienist. Once plaque and tartar harden on the surface of your teeth, tooth brushing will not remove it. If tartar settles in below your gumline, you risk the chance of developing gum disease. Recent medical research has identified a link between advanced gum disease and life-threatening conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. We want you to have good overall health, so please take our recommendation seriously! 


Lifetime Family Dentistry
Elena Bielawski, DDS, FICOI, FMIII
66 Maple Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019
(860) 605-2075
LifetimeFamilyDentistryCT.com 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 1

Whitening
When it comes to getting a whiter and brighter smile, there are a variety of teeth-whitening products you can try. Your main options are in-office and at-home bleaching. Before starting any whitening treatment, you should speak with your dentist. Your dentist will tell you what, if any, whitening procedures will work best for you.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Lifetime Family Dentistry
Elena Bielawski, DDS, FICOI, FMIII
66 Maple Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019
(860) 605-2075
LifetimeFamilyDentistryCT.com 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Implant Dentistry

Dental Implants Dentist Collinsville CT
Missing Teeth? Why Not ‘Grow’ New Ones?
We recommend dental implants to replace any missing teeth. Whether in the front or back of the mouth, they function properly for chewing and provide a full and healthy-looking smile. They look just like the real deal, as they come up through the gums just like natural teeth do. Even patients with no teeth can benefit, because dental implants can be used to stabilize dentures so they don’t slide when speaking or tilt when eating. After a titanium post is placed, Dr. Bielawski will custom-create natural-looking restorations.

As soon as a tooth is extracted, bone loss begins. At our practice, we can fill the area of the extracted tooth with a bone graft. This will ensure optimal quantity of bone for more predictable results after the implant post is placed in the bone.

Overdentures – The Answer for Slipping Dentures
People who wear dentures will tell you that the worst part is having their teeth slip, tilt or slide while they’re eating. They have to use denture adhesive to try to keep their teeth from moving around. This is a major irritant for them. But now, at Lifetime Family Dentistry we offer our denture patients an alternative – overdentures. With the use of just a few dental implants to support the dentures, your teeth will be “locked” into place so they won’t move. Yet they easily snap off for cleaning. Say good bye to messy creams! Ask us if you are a candidate for overdentures. We can also design and fit natural-looking dentures that won't slip. This breakthrough involves anchoring the denture plate so securely that you no longer have to worry about the foods you eat or that your dentures might shift or slip. 


Lifetime Family Dentistry
Elena Bielawski, DDS, FICOI, FMIII
66 Maple Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019
(860) 605-2075
LifetimeFamilyDentistryCT.com 

Monday, 12 January 2015

MIgraine Headache Dental Treatment

NTI Dental Headache Treatment Collinsville CTFast and Easy Relief from Headaches

We are excited to offer our patients the FDA-approved NTI™ device, a drug-free treatment for the prevention of migraine and tension headaches. This little miracle is an oral appliance that works by relaxing the muscles under the scalp and preventing the majority of headaches. Clinical trials showed that 82% of migraine sufferers achieved a 77% reduction in migraine events. It’s painless, fast, and NOT expensive. If you experience migraines or know someone who does, be sure to ask us about this exciting new treatment.


Lifetime Family Dentistry
Elena Bielawski, DDS, FICOI, FMIII
66 Maple Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019
(860) 605-2075
LifetimeFamilyDentistryCT.com 

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Take Care of Cold Sores

How To Get Rid Of Cold Sores
It’s easy to get them confused, but cold sores are not the same as canker sores. Cold sores are red blisters that appear on the lips as a result of infection with the herpes simplex virus. They almost never occur inside the mouth and they are not associated with gum disease. By contrast, canker sores, which are not associated with herpes or gum disease, almost always occur inside the mouth.

Usually, cold sores last for seven to 10 days, after which time the pus-filled blisters will rupture and ooze. Fortunately, cold sores usually heal without leaving scars. Most cold sores will resolve without treatment, but you can apply a topical medication such as lidocaine or benzyl alcohol to relieve pain and itching.

If you develop a cold sore, avoid skin-to-skin contact. And don’t share razors, eating utensils, or towels-those are other ways the infection spreads to other people. If you have frequent cold sores, or a cold sore that doesn’t go away after seven to 10 days, talk to your doctor.

It can be hard to reduce the risk of cold sores, but it certainly won’t hurt to maintain a consistent personal hygiene routine including regular hand washing. Also, using a lip balm with sun block throughout the year, not just during the summer, can help prevent cold sores, too.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Lifetime Family Dentistry
Elena Bielawski, DDS, FICOI, FMIII
66 Maple Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019
(860) 605-2075
LifetimeFamilyDentistryCT.com