All posts by Bridgeport Family Dentist

Having A New Smile Can Give You A Better Life

Couple with bright smileSmile makeovers have become one of the most popular services in cosmetic dentistry today, and for good reason. A smile makeover can almost instantly improve the way you look and consequently how you feel about your appearance. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, but if it leaves you feeling embarrassed and self conscious, you are less likely to present a positive, confident appearance to the world. A smile makeover can dramatically improve your appearance and with it your life in general.

You Will Look Your Best
A smile makeover can help you get the beautiful, happy smile you deserve. Regardless of your current situation, we can combine any number of cosmetic services in order to help you see the results you want. Our goal for your smile makeover is simple, help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Continue reading

What Can Be The Cause Of Chipped Teeth?

Chipped TeethThere are many cosmetic flaws that can mar the appearance of the smile, but few are as obvious as a chipped tooth. A chipped tooth, especially one toward the front of the mouth, can dramatically change the smile and is likely to leave patients feeling self conscious.

What Causes Chipped Teeth?
There are many potential causes of chipped teeth. While anyone is susceptible to the damage of a chipped tooth, those with teeth that have been weakened by erosion, decay, or extensive wear and tear are especially vulnerable to chipping a tooth. Continue reading

4 Signs Your Mouth is Giving You to Visit the Dentist ASAP

Woman frowning with the pain of a toothache Going to the dentist for regular checkups can be tedious, we know. But it’s necessary. Oral hygiene is vital for your overall health and neglecting it for long periods of time can result in unnecessary complications.

If you haven’t been to a dentist in a while and start noticing these four symptoms, do yourself a favor and do not ignore them.

 

  • Toothaches

 

Okay, let’s just state the obvious. If you’re feeling pain in your teeth – or even your jaw – it is probably smart to get it checked out by a professional. We can’t stress enough how much early detection and preventive care works best when it comes to your teeth. Continue reading

Three Unusual Ways Brushing Your Teeth Keeps You Healthy!

Woman smiling as she brushes her teethWe’ve all been told time and time again, since the time our first milk teeth were popping out, to brush our teeth twice a day. Dentists recommend brushing twice a day for at least two minutes for optimal dental health for good reason. Now apart from the obvious benefits of keeping your breath fresh, keeping harmful bacteria from building up and preventing gum infections, good oral hygiene can have positive health benefits for you beyond just your mouth.

Here are three unusual ways brushing your teeth can help you stay healthy!

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Get That Perfect Smile!

Perfect SmileA beautiful pearly white smile can really make all the difference to your appearance. Yellowing, damaged or worn teeth can make you appear older than you are. Luckily, there are several ways that you can improve your teeth to have them looking picture perfect.

Dental Bonding
Dental bonding improves smiles by fixing small tooth imperfections like removing spaces, stains, fractures, lightening teeth, and treating teeth sensitivity. Dental bonding is not as durable as a veneer, but is an esthetically pleasing way to quickly improve a patient’s smile. Continue reading

Cavities: Ways on How To Prevent It

brushing teethThe first step towards preventing cavities is understanding them. Cavities occur when damaged areas in the tooth’s surface develop into small openings or holes. While cavities result from a combination of factors, such as frequent snacking, sugary foods and drinks, and an accumulation of bacteria, proper oral hygiene is the best way to prevent them from developing.

Family History
Not every family makes brushing and flossing a priority, but that is not the only way family history can contribute to cavities. For some patients, an increased risk of cavities comes down to genetics. If the members of your family seem to be naturally susceptible, make regular home care and checkups a priority. Continue reading

Worried About Loosing Tooth?

missing toothTooth loss is a dental issue that affects anyone regardless of age and status. Its leading cause is often poor dental hygiene, which results in cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. However, tooth loss can affect even those who have established dental hygiene practices, since it can result from chronic illness, aging and physical trauma.

 

Downside To Having Dentures

Before developments in dentistry took place, patients only had the option of having their remaining teeth extracted, then have a full set of dentures fitted. The downside is that removable dentures can come off during inopportune moments. Continue reading

What Is Full Mouth Restoration?

Full Mouth RestorationFull Mouth Restoration and Reconstruction recreates each tooth within the mouth to get your beautiful smile up and running again. It is not merely a cosmetic procedure. Full mouth restoration also involves neuromuscular procedures designed to improve the structure of your entire mouth by creating symmetry between the upper and lower jaws, successfully eliminates a number of pain-causing symptoms.

Why Get Full Mouth Restoration And Reconstruction?
Broken, missing or worn down teeth not only create insecurity and a lack of confidence in both the people that have them and the people Continue reading

Basic Procedure for Dental Implants

Dental ProcedureDental implants are by far the best solution for replacing missing teeth. Unlike many procedures, the process of placing dental implants takes time, but the results are permanent.

There are three steps involved in the dental implant procedure:

Placement of the implant – This involves a small surgical procedure in which the dental implant or implants are placed into the bone. Continue reading

Is It Implant-Supported Crown or Fixed Dental Bridge?

Thinking What To PickIf you are missing a tooth, there are many factors to consider when creating a treatment plan to replace your tooth. There are two approaches, either an implant-supported crown or fixed dental bridge, which both offer reasonable solutions for patients.

Fixed Dental Bridge

A fixed bridge is constructed with crowns covering the teeth on both sides of the space, with single-unit prostheses in-between called a Continue reading