Saturday, 29 October 2016

How to Brush with an Electric Toothbrush - Dental Care

You can achieve better plaque removal and gingivitis reduction with an electric toothbrush that utilizes oscillating-rotating technology than with a regular manual toothbrush.

This brushing action is very different from ordinary manual toothbrushes, as it does the job of brushing for you. Be sure to guide the brush head to all parts of your mouth.

Rotating Electric Toothbrush Instructions

Hold the brush parallel to the floor, against the side of your teeth.

Guide the brush head slowly from tooth to tooth, following the curve of the teeth and gums.
It isn't necessary to press hard or scrub. Simply let the electric toothbrush do all the work.
Hold the brush head in place for a few seconds before moving on to the next tooth.

Please read the entire article, found at, to see more detailed information on how to use an electric toothbrush.

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

Sugarless Gum

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about sugarless gum.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Custom Dental Nightguards

Custom Nightguards to Eliminate Problems from Teeth Grinding

Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) is a problem that puts unnecessary wear and strain on your teeth and jaw joints. This usually occurs when you are stressed or while asleep. With a custom-made nightguard that we can provide, you can maintain more of your natural teeth structure and relieve other symptoms that may occur. For best results in lessening the distress to your teeth, fillings, and jaw joints, nightly use of this oral appliance is recommended.

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

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Dental Hygiene for Kids

Your child’s well-being is your biggest concern and their oral hygiene is an important part of their overall health. The care of your child’s teeth and gums begins with you - - you can set them on the right path for a lifetime of excellent oral hygiene.

Oral Hygiene for Infants
Babies are born with all their teeth - you can't see them because they are hidden in the gums. Baby teeth start to break through the gums around 6 months but it is important to start good oral care for infants even before the first tooth comes in. From healthy gums come healthy teeth.

  • Wipe your baby’s gums with a soft washcloth after feeding. This helps remove the bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
  • Once they begin to erupt, brush teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than a smear the size of a grain of rice - use a soft-bristle toothbrush.

Please read the entire article, found at, to see more detailed information on dental hygiene for children.

Girl's Sports Mouth Injuries

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about mouth injuries due to sports.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Dental Crowns

Crowns Repair a Broken or Damaged Tooth

Sometimes a filling will not restore a tooth to its full functionality. If a tooth is broken or worn down from daily use, a crown will be the suitable restoration. We use the highest quality e.max™ materials to make your crown. It looks like a natural tooth and provides full chewing capabilities. We also make bridges, which may be necessary if a tooth is lost or cannot be saved, from the same materials.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Prevention Dentistry with Microscopes

Microscopes in Dentistry – Accurate, Less Invasive Treatment Catches Problems When They Are Small

From the very beginning, Dr. Bielawski's practice has focused on three key philosophies: prevention, early diagnosis, and minimally invasive intervention whenever possible. The most important tool in her technological arsenal is therefore the dental microscope. 

Less than 1% of general dentists in the U.S. use the dental microscope, which provides much stronger magnification than that of simple dental loupes. The increased precision in turn offers a higher level of confidence that, for example, a tiny spot of decay is caught early, before it becomes a full-fledged cavity; all decay has been removed during treatment; a tiny crevice can be addressed before it becomes a full crack; and cosmetic results will appear flawless. Small problems are often much easier, far less invasive to treat, and less costly to the patient. More healthy tooth structure can be preserved, and tooth strength is significantly increased. Even better? Patients benefit from less postoperative discomfort, faster healing, and better results.

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

Monday, 3 October 2016

Five Surprising Reasons for Bad Breath in Children

Having your kids brush their teeth before they go to bed each night helps them learn good oral hygiene practices. And while twice-daily toothbrushing is good for developing teeth, it always enough to stop bad breath from occurring. Bad breath isn't always solely an oral health issue, there can be other causes that need a different solution. Here are five surprising causes of bad breath in children and how to stop them.
Sinus Infection
Have any of your kids complained about a sore throat or stuffy nose lately? It might be a sinus infection. Sinus issues cause fluid to collect in the nasal passages and throat, making your child's throat the perfect place for bacteria to gather. The result? Stinky breath that can't be cured with toothbrushing and mouthwash alone. If you suspect a sinus infection (potential sore throat, burning nasal passages and post nasal drip), call your doctor for a visit and see if antibiotics will be prescribed.
Foreign Objects
It may not be your first thought, but your child's bad breath could be the result of something stuck in her nasal passages. Kids are curious, and their nostrils are just the right size for inserting small items such as beads, beans, toy accessories and food. Pediatrician Dr. William Sears explains that when an object gets lodged in a child's nasal passages it can create a nasty smell. If you suspect this is what is causing your child's bad breath, you'll need a doctor to help check your child's nasal passages and remove the object.

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