Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

In most cases, the cause of bad breath can be simple. However, if the issue is persistent, it can be a symptom of something more serious, and a problem sign of something to avoid long term.

  • Diet places a key role in bad breath, and the food you eat can often affect the smell of your breath.
  • Oral bacteria can cause an odour, and also indicate you have plaque build-up.
  • Dry mouth often affects your breath, as saliva (or lack thereof) affects plaque buildup and food particles from sticking to your teeth. Read more about dry mouth on the dry mouth page.
  • Smoking.
  • Unclean dentures. Just like teeth, dentures need to be cleaned regularly to keep them feeling, and smelling, fresh.
  • Some medical conditions, often affecting your liver or kidneys, can affect your breath. Alerting your dentist of previous medical conditions, or current medications is always a good idea.

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Dental Implants

Problems that Can Result from Missing Teeth

Most people seem to think that having a missing tooth is no big deal, other than detracting from the appearance of your smile. But even one absent tooth in your dental arch can cause other problems. A full set of teeth provides proper chewing and helps obtain the most nutrients from your food. If chewing natural foods becomes difficult, softer, higher-calorie foods may be eaten more often, which may lead to weight gain. Your smile becomes less attractive with missing teeth, and with many or certain missing teeth and the resultant loss of bone, your face will start to sag and make you look older than you really are. Speech can be affected, which can cause embarrassing moments when speaking. 

We can take care of and prevent these problems with dental implants. They can be permanently inserted in the back or front of your mouth. They look natural and function like real teeth to let you eat whatever foods you enjoy most.

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

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Dental Fluoride Treatments

Protection Against Cavity Development for Kids and Adults

We offer a fluoride treatment to reduce the chance of cavities. Fluoride will combat the acid that causes decay. It is important to use a fluoride toothpaste on a daily basis, but having one application of this fluoride varnish will also make a big difference in caring for your teeth. It is well recognized that this naturally occurring mineral is very effective in protecting your teeth from decay. It is an easy and painless treatment that takes only minutes and provides a long-lasting defense.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Sterilization of Dental Tools

The Highest Standards of Sterilization

We want to assure you that every re-useable dental tool is properly sterilized after every use. They are cleaned in an autoclave, which is monitored by an outside lab to guarantee all safety standards are met or exceeded. We use some single-use instruments as well, and these are discarded after one use.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing)

Those suffering from dysphagia, or trouble swallowing, can reduce their risk of chest infection or other serious issues by maintaining good oral health by keeping their mouth clean. Other medical issues include neuromuscular conditions, stroke, dementia, traumatic brain injury, gastroesophageal reflux disease, cancers of the head and neck and certain respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Aspiration pneumonia can also be caused when saliva, food or liquid goes down the trachea into the lungs, instead of the esophagus and into the stomach.

Risk of dysphagia increases with age and frailty, as well as smoking, excessive alcohol use, certain medications and poor oral hygiene including your teeth and dentures.

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