Sunday, 26 February 2017

Travel Tips for Your Teeth: Toothbrush

Forget Your Toothbrush?

Sunscreen? Check. Phone charger? Check. Toothbrush? Oops. If you find yourself temporarily without a toothbrush, Dr. Messina says you can rinse vigorously with water to wash away some of that cavity-causing bacteria. You could also put some toothpaste on a clean washcloth or your clean finger in a pinch. When you finally get to the nearest drugstore, look for a toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. If there aren’t any Seal products, buy the softest brush you can find.

Proper Toothbrush Transport
Letting your toothbrush air dry is how you keep your toothbrush clean at home, but that’s not always possible on vacation. What’s a traveling toothbrush to do? “I’m a big fan of resealable plastic bags. Keeping your toothbrush clean and out of contact with other things is more important that making sure it’s dry on vacation,” Dr. Messina says. “A bag keeps your toothbrush separate from everything else in your luggage. When you get there, pop it open and let your brush air dry.”

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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Prevent most Migraine and Tension Headaches with the NTI Oral Appliance

Headache and Migraine Relief

We offer the FDA-approved NTI™ oral appliance that can prevent most migraine and tension headaches. For those who suffer from this type of debilitating pain, this treatment is nothing short of a small miracle. It is an effective approach without the use of any drugs, and works by relaxing muscles around the head to provide relief from tension, pain, and strain. Statistics have shown that the majority of patients had 77% fewer headaches. This is an inexpensive appliance that really works to bring relief without the use of medication. We can add to the quality of your life with this easy-to-use new treatment.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Smile, It's Important

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about smiling and healthy teeth.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Pack an ADA-Accepted Pack of Gum 
Chewing sugarless gum can help relieve ear pressure during a flight ñ and help keep cavities at bay on vacay. Research shows that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after a meal can help prevent cavities. That’s because it gets saliva flowing, which helps wash away cavity-causing bacteria. Sugarless gum with the ADA Seal is guaranteed to do the trick.

When In Doubt, Brush with Bottled Water 
If you are in a country where the water supply is compromised - or you’re on a wilderness adventure but aren’t sure how clean the stream is - always use bottled water to brush. “Don’t use the local water to brush your teeth,” Dr. Messina says. What happens if you accidentally get local water on your toothbrush? “Get a new one if you can,” he says. “If that isn’t possible, rinse your brush well with bottled water to reduce the risk of getting sick.”

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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Dental Gum Disease

ARESTIN™ Returns Gums to Good Health

Dr. Bielawski is very pleased to help patients suffering from gum disease with an easy method that is very effective. This medicine, ARESTIN, has invisible microspheres of an antibiotic that is time-released at the site of the infection. It is applied directly to the inflamed pockets between the gums and teeth. It does its work painlessly, and you will be very pleased with the results, with your smile healthy once again.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Dental Intra-Oral Cameras

Technology That Lets You Take Part in Your Dental Decisions

Dr. Bielawski wants you to participate in your dental care, and with the use of the intra-oral camera, you can become involved. With this high-tech video camera, you can see for yourself what needs to be done. It provides a detailed image of the problem areas, so you know exactly why a tooth or teeth need a certain treatment.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Because developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February.

Now in its 63rd year, this month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and adults, caregivers, teachers and many others.

Parents and teachers can help kids celebrate and learn more about the importance of a healthy smile. The ADA offers free downloadable information, kid-friendly oral health worksheets and games on, the ADA’s consumer website. Click on the For Kids tab on the left side of the page for a variety of age-appropriate activities, games and videos and presentations. There are also teaching guides that adults can use at home, in the classroom or in other community-based settings.

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month every February. Click on the links below to learn more about  how you can improve the dental (and overall) health of your pets. 

Test Yourself
How much do you know about your pet's dental health? Take our quiz to find out!

Dr. Sheldon Rubin gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing. He also describes healthy treats, and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets. 

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it's completely preventable. Dr. Cindy Charlier explains what periodontal disease is and how we can prevent our pets from getting it.

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Elena Bielawski, DDS, FICOI, FMIII
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Collinsville, CT 06019
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