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What Causes Swollen Gums with Braces?

August 21, 2022

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Woman covering mouth, concerned about swollen gums with braces in New Haven

When you first got braces placed on your teeth, you may not have given a lot of thought to how they could affect your gums. After all, they only touch the teeth, not the pink tissue that supports them. Now, though, you might have noticed that your gums are a little puffy, sore, or enlarged. In many cases, this issue nothing to worry about. In other instances, it points to the need for professional treatment. This blog post discusses some possible causes of swollen gums with braces in New Haven and provides guidance on what you can do to address them.

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5 Factors that Affect the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

August 5, 2022

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Smiling young man, happy he could afford the cost of orthodontic treatment in New Haven

Orthodontic treatment can have a wide price range, starting out at just a few thousand dollars but with the potential to cost $8,000 or more. Why is there such a huge price range? Simply because each case is unique. You can only get an accurate cost estimate if you visit a qualified dental team for a consultation. Before you do that, though, you can read on below to learn about some of the factors that have a bearing on the cost of orthodontic treatment in New Haven.

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Visit Us for FREE Teeth Whitening This Summer!

June 26, 2022

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Woman pointing at her bright smile after free whitening in New Haven

Would you like to brighten up your smile? Many people would. However, they hesitate to ask their dentist about professional whitening options due to concerns about cost. It would be nice if you could remove dental stains for free, right? Now you can! For a limited time, new patients at our practice are eligible to get FREE whitening in New Haven. Continue reading this blog post to learn some important details about this special summertime promotion.

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I Have an Event Coming Up — When Should I Whiten My Teeth?

June 25, 2022

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Bride with bright smile after teeth whitening in New Haven

Do you have an important event coming up in the near future? Whether it is a vacation, a wedding, a job interview, or even your high school reunion, you no doubt want to make a good impression. You may even be thinking about whitening your teeth to give you an added boost of confidence. But when should you start your treatment? This blog post discusses the answer to the question, “How close to an event should I whiten in New Haven?”

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Will Invisalign Affect the Way I Speak?

March 12, 2022

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Two professionals speaking with Invisalign in New Haven

Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments available today, and for good reason. Not only is it discreet, but it is also effective and convenient. However, before you commit to it, you may have some questions. For example, you might wonder if speaking with Invisalign in New Haven will be a challenge. This blog post discusses how your aligners might affect your speech and how you can adapt to communicating while your aligners are in your mouth.

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Answers to 4 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

October 29, 2021

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Dentist and patient discussing frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry has helped millions of people to enjoy an easier oral healthcare experience. However, many still do not understand exactly what it is, whom it can help, and other important points. This brief article aims to clear things up. Below, you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry.

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Sedation Dentistry Is Not Just for Battling Anxiety

October 16, 2021

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Female patient enjoying the benefits of sedation dentistry

Many people who battle with dental anxiety rely on sedation to get through their appointments. Indeed, it is a powerful provision for helping even those with severe dental phobia to conquer their negative feelings about treatment. But did you know that the benefits of sedation dentistry go far beyond calming anxiety? This article discusses how it may be able to help you even if you are not afraid of the dentist.

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How a Toothache Can Affect Your Health: The Surprising Truth

September 27, 2021

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Sign for emergency room, possible destination for patients with toothache

Many people dismiss toothaches as a frustrating but non-urgent problem. In some cases, that assumption is true. In other cases, however, ignoring a toothache can lead to major consequences for a person’s overall health. Some people have even died as a result of not visiting their emergency dentist when they should have. This blog post discusses how a toothache can affect the rest of your body and how you can protect your overall well-being.

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Can I Get Dental Implants During Pregnancy?

August 6, 2021

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Woman wondering about getting dental implants during pregnancy

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. However, the process is somewhat complex, and your dentist will have to consider a range of health factors before they approve you for implants. If you are pregnant, they are likely to recommend that you hold off on your treatment until after your baby arrives. This blog post discusses why getting dental implants during pregnancy is not generally a good idea.

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Use These 5 Tips to Avoid Dental Implant Failure

February 8, 2021

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Using mouthwash to prevent dental implant failure New Haven

Dental implants boast an impressive success rate. In fact, according to some estimates, they are successful in over 95 percent of cases! However, there are some instances in which dental implant failure in New Haven occurs. In this blog post, we will discuss some practical ways in which you can minimize the risk that your new, implant-supported teeth will run into serious problems.

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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, DDM. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DDM. Gentle Dental is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42 North Dental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at 42northdental.com.

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