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How Does Aging Affect Your Smile’s Appearance?

May 5, 2024

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Smiling older woman with beautiful teeth

Getting older is truly a privilege — it is nothing to be ashamed of! However, there is also nothing wrong with wanting to maintain your appearance. As the years and decades pass, you might notice some changes in the way your smile looks. This blog post explores what those changes might be and how your cosmetic dentist can help you to achieve or maintain a more youthful smile.

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Will I Need Gum Disease Treatment Before I Get Cosmetic Dentistry?

April 29, 2024

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Dental patient holding hand mirror during cosmetic consultation

A beautiful smile can help you feel good about yourself and give you the confidence you need to let your lovely personality shine. Cosmetic dentistry has the potential to correct all sorts of aesthetic imperfections and help you love what you see in the mirror. Before you move forward with cosmetic services, though, your dentist might inform you that you need gum disease treatment. Why might that be the case? This blog post explains.

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Does Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Care?

March 4, 2024

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Patient filling out insurance document in dental office

When you experience a dental emergency, the foremost thought on your mind might be about how you can reduce your pain level as quickly as possible. However, you might also be a bit worried about the cost of treatment. Does dental insurance cover emergency care, or will you have to pay out-of-pocket? This blog post provides some information that you may find helpful.

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What to Do if You Lose a Dental Crown

February 6, 2024

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Dental crown isolated on reflective surface

A high-quality dental crown may last for a decade or longer. Sadly, though, crowns do eventually reach the end of their life expectancy. In some cases, they even fall out at the most inconvenient time! What steps should you take if you lose a dental crown? It is important that you act quickly to protect your exposed tooth and get your oral health and function back on track. Here is some practical guidance to help you navigate the situation:

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Will a Chipped Tooth Heal on Its own?

January 12, 2024

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Woman covering her mouth, wearing surprised expression

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.

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Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

September 18, 2023

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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.

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

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Man in dental office making thumbs up gesture

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.

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

August 21, 2023

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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.

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How to Get Rid of Denture Sores

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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.

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

July 14, 2023

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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.

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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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