5 Food You Dentist Wants you to Keep Eating

We’ve heard throughout our lives which food we need to stay away from. “Don’t eat candy” you may have heard, or “Coffee stains your teeth” or “Don’t eat that entire cake.” With all this negativity about food and teeth, you might be relieved to know that there are plenty of foods out there that are good for your teeth. In fact, you might already be consuming some of them on a daily basis! Your dentist will love you if you partake in these five foods on a regular basis!

Dental Insurance 101: Do You Even Need It?

Dental insurance is one of those things that you try your best not to think about. It seems really important when you’re first choosing your plan, and then again once every six months or so. In the interim, you probably don’t even think about it!

Hartford dentist gums hurt after dental appointment

Why Are My Gums Sore After a Cleaning?

We all know that being poked and prodded for an hour isn’t a fun thing. As dentists, we do all we can to increase the comfort of this experience (and we’ve come a very long way in a short amount of time), but somethings can’t be helped. If you’ve ever walked away from a dental cleaning with sore and tender gums, then you know that it’s not the nicest thing in the world. There IS a practical reason to why your gums are sore after a cleaning, however, and it’s not because we dentists like to make people suffer. Most of the time your bleeding gums mean one thing, someone hasn’t regularly been flossing.

Should You Go “Natural” With Toothpaste?

In a world that’s obsessed with “natural” and “chemical free” products (although everything, including you, are made of chemicals, but we’ll let that one slide) you’ve probably noticed these labels sneaking into every facet of your shopping experience. Not even the world of toothpaste and mouthwash have escaped this craze, so today we’re striving to answer the question “Is it worth it?”.

A Deeper Look at Desensitizing Teeth

If you have sensitive teeth there’s no doubt you’ve looked into the many products on the market made to help sensitive teeth. It may all seem a bit wash for those unacquainted with the extensive world that is dentistry, but it’s not all as daunting as it may seem! Let’s take a deeper look at the products out there that help people everyday cope with sensitive teeth!

Smiling is More Than Just Contagious

You might think that smiling is simply a reaction to some sort of stimulus. Something makes you happy or makes you laugh and so you smile, right? Well that’s not always the case! Smiling, forced or not, is known to have a many positive effects on not only the person smiling, but those around that person as well. What can smiling do for you? Read on to find out!