Sunday, 29 January 2017

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Custom Dental Nightguards

Eliminate Teeth Grinding and Clenching

Teeth grinding and clenching are problems that put 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 provide, you can maintain more of your natural teeth structure and relieve other symptoms from this problem. For best results to lessen 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 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Brushing Your Kid's Teeth

It’s never too early to get children in the habit of good oral care. Of course, it’s up to parents to take the “first steps.” Finding new ways to model good dental habits and practice them with your kids is key. The sooner kids begin to take charge of their own teeth, the happier and healthier they (and you) will be. And the payoffs over a lifetime are immeasurable.

Don’t Worry-You’re Not Alone 
If you think it’s a challenge to teach your kids good oral care, you’re in good company. Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases. And studies show that almost 50% of kids between six and eight have had at least one cavity.1 These are just a couple of reasons why it’s so important to help kids understand right from the start that proper dental habits are a smart idea.

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Gum Disease Treatment

Returning Gums to a Healthy State

We emphasize the importance of seeking our professional treatment at the first signs of gum disease. If you wait until the infection is severe, surgery may be necessary. Although surgery will reverse the condition, there are nonsurgical methods that combat the problem, but only in the more moderate stages of the disease. With improved daily hygiene, the gums will stay clean and healthy. Both treatments are covered under most dental insurance plans.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Dental Air Abrasion May Replace Drilling and Shots

Are Drilling or Shots Necessary?

With today's advancements in dental technology, drilling and shots may not be necessary for a procedure. One of the most remarkable advancements in modern dentistry is air abrasion. It can replace the use of a conventional drill in certain procedures. It provides a stream of minute particles that gently mist the decay away. It does not produce any painful sensation, so little to no anesthesia is required. For most treatments, you can forget about any drilling or receiving a shot!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

What is a Cavity and What Causes Tooth Decay?

What to Know About Cavities and Tooth Decay

While cavities are very common dental problems in both children and adults, they can be prevented. Find out what you need to know to stay ahead of cavities. 

What Exactly Is a Cavity? 
It’s actually pretty simple. Decay (or softening of enamel) happens over time and the result is a cavity-a defect left in the tooth. Teeth are covered with a hard protective top layer called enamel. But once the enamel is weakened by acids produced by bacteria, a pit or cavity is formed in or on the tooth surface. 

What Causes Cavities and Tooth Decay?
While it’s ultimately acid-producing bacteria that leads to cavity formation, the most common cause of bacterial growth is inadequate daily brushing and flossing. Certain foods (carbs) and sugary drinks contribute to cavity formation-bacteria metabolize these carbohydrates and sugars and produce cavity-forming acids. 

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