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Posts for: June, 2014

teeth whitening If you are one of the millions of people that aren’t satisfied with the way their teeth look, you have the power to change their appearance by talking to your dentist about a cosmetic dental procedure. Over the years as dental technology has advanced, cosmetic dentistry has become an extremely popular practice.
 
Today, there are a variety of different procedures available to change the appearance of your teeth. With options available to fit almost any budget, there is sure to be a cosmetic procedure available to you if you seek it out. If you are ready to make the decision to change the appearance of your smile, talk to our cosmetic dentists in West Hartford to go over your cosmetic options today.
 
 
 

Dental Veneers Revamp Your Smile’s Appearance

 
 
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today is the installation of dental veneers. Veneers are thin custom-fitted shells that are attached to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. To install veneers on your teeth, your dentist will have to remove about ½ millimeter of enamel from the front of your teeth. After taking impressions of your teeth, your permanent set of veneers will be created at a dental lab.
 
One of our West Hartford cosmetic dentists will then permanently cement the veneers onto your teeth. Veneers can change the coloring of your teeth and can remedy small gaps and misalignments in your teeth. Once they are installed, they provide a natural tooth appearance so no one will be able to tell that your teeth are not completely natural. They are also made with a stain resistant material so your teeth stay bright for a long time.

 
 

Put the Sparkle Back in Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

 
 
Our West Hartford dentists may also give you a take home whitening kit to use. You will receive customized whitening trays from our office that will fit perfectly onto your teeth. After wearing these for an hour every day for two weeks, your teeth will have become much whiter. There are also a variety of over the counter products available to you that can provide some moderate whitening.
 
 
 

Dental Crowns Cap Damaged Teeth

 
 
If you have a single tooth that is discolored, chipped or cracked, you can correct the problem with a dental crown. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is installed on top of the affected tooth. By installing a crown, our West Hartford, CT dentists can change the appearance of a single tooth.
 
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment, talk to one of our West Hartford cosmetic dentists today.

By Drs Bradbury & Amato, PC
June 11, 2014
Category: Oral Health
TheImportanceoftheAgeOneDentalVisit

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children have their first dental visit by the age of one? You might be surprised by this recommendation, since most children do not have many teeth at this age. However, it is important to start your child early on the path of good oral health!

Here are a few things you can expect from this first dental visit:

  1. Developing a Rapport. Much of this visit will be dedicated to helping your child to feel at ease in our office. We'll spend time talking to your child, so that he or she is comfortable sitting in the dental chair and being examined.
  2. Looking for Signs of Decay. During the comprehensive examination, we'll be looking for any signs of tooth decay and conducting a risk assessment for potential future cavities. Keep in mind that baby teeth serve as guides for your child's permanent teeth, so it is vital that you take proper care of them. You may not know it, but your child's permanent teeth are already forming beneath the gums, and if teeth are lost early, there is a higher risk for orthodontic problems later in life.
  3. Reviewing Oral Hygiene Techniques. We would like this visit to be instructional and informative for you. Feel free to ask any questions that you have about caring for your child's teeth. In addition, we'll take some time during this visit to review with you the correct way to brush your child's teeth.
  4. Talking about Oral Health Habits. We'll also spend a portion of this appointment doing a bit of fact gathering to ensure that you're not inadvertently doing anything that promotes decay, such as leaving a baby bottle with a sugary substance in your child's crib at night.

If you would like more information about the age one dental visit, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “The Age One Dental Visit.”