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Will a Chipped Tooth Heal on Its own?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 6:41 pm
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A chipped tooth can happen at any time. Whether you unintentionally bite down too hard on something or you have another type of accident, it can come as a shock when a small piece of your smile breaks off! Still, you might not be in a hurry to seek professional treatment. You could even reason that there is no need to see your dentist because you are not in pain, and the tooth will heal on its own. Well… sadly, that is not true. Unfortunately, teeth cannot heal themselves. This blog post discusses why you should seek professional dental treatment as soon as you are able.


Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

September 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 7:14 pm
Smiling dental patient with happy dentist in the background

Given the recent increases in the cost of living, many people are searching for ways to save money. Perhaps you have decided to cancel unnecessary services and subscriptions. You might even be thinking about opting out of your dental insurance policy. Before you do that, however, there are some important points you should consider. This blog post explains why your dental insurance is almost certainly worth the money.


Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans — Which Should You Choose?

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 6:44 pm
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As a frugal individual, you may constantly be on the lookout for ways to save money. Dental insurance or a dental discount plan could certainly help you do that — but which option is better? Both have their pros and cons. This blog post provides a generalized comparison of these two provisions so you can make a well-informed decision about which is best for your unique situation.


What Causes Dentures to Smell Bad? What Can You Do about It?

August 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 3:36 pm
Dentures resting in glass of water

Everyone has bad breath once in a while. If you wake up with a bit of an odor in your mouth, or you have just eaten a meal with a lot of garlic in it, bad breath is probably nothing to be concerned about. However, when it becomes a persistent problem, you should take action to address it. In some cases, you may need to adjust how you care for both your dentures and your mouth. This blog post explores what causes dentures to smell bad and provides tips on how you can enjoy a fresher smile.


How to Get Rid of Denture Sores

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 3:03 pm
Dentist and senior patient talking about denture sores

For most patients, dentures offer a comfortable and reliable form of tooth replacement. Unfortunately, in some cases, denture wearers start to experience pain related to their prosthetic. What causes this issue, and what can you do about it? Certainly, you should request an appointment with your dentist. In the meantime, you may gain some helpful information by reading this basic guide on denture sores and how to get rid of them.


How Long Does It Take for Braces to Straighten Your Teeth?

July 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 4:59 pm
Tooth model with braces sitting on top of calendar

Will you soon visit a dentist to discuss the possibility of straightening your teeth with braces? You have a lot to look forward to! Still, you may wonder when exactly you will get to enjoy the full benefits of your orthodontic care. How long does it take for braces to straighten your teeth? The answer to that question varies from case to case. This blog post provides some information about the factors that could influence your treatment timeline.


Soak Up the Sun for a Healthier Smile!

June 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 3:10 pm
Family playing on the beach on a sunny day

The sun often gets villainized. It is true that overexposure to its UVA and UVB rays can lead to issues like burns, premature signs of aging, and even cancer. However, that does not mean you should hide indoors all the time. A little bit of time in the sun could actually help you gain a healthier smile! How is that the case? This blog post provides the answer.


How Can You Protect Your Lips from the Sun?

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 2:40 pm
Smiling woman standing outdoors, applying lip balm

All you have to do is spend a few minutes watching the news to learn that many places are experiencing historical heat waves this summer. During the hot weather, you should certainly apply plenty of sunscreen to avoid getting burnt. You should also make sure your lips are properly shielded. Why is it so important to protect your lips from the sun, and how can you do so? This blog post offers practical information.


Root Canals vs. Tooth Extractions: Comparing Your Options

April 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 5:01 pm
Happy dental patient at appointment for restorative treatment

As soon as a toothache sets in, you should seek care from a qualified dental professional. After they perform a thorough exam, they may present you with one or more restorative treatment options. For example, they might inform you that you can get your tooth extracted or undergo root canal therapy. Which is the better route? This blog post provides an informative comparison of root canals vs. tooth extractions.


Should You Drink Through a Straw to Protect Your Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 2:52 pm
Two friends using straws to enjoy summer beverages

Most people think that whether or not you use a drinking straw is purely a matter of personal preference. Some individuals love straws for their fun and fashionable nature. Others enjoy sipping their beverages directly. But did you know that drinking through a straw can actually protect your teeth? Continue reading to find out how that is the case.

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New Haven Dental Group is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DMD. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DMD. New Haven Dental Group is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the dental office. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental office or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at 42northdental.com.

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