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Dentures Through the Centuries: A Brief History

December 9, 2020

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Senior woman benefitting from modern evolution of dentures

If you have dentures, you might have been surprised at their comfortable and natural appearance when you first got them. Indeed, modern dental prosthetics are beautiful, easy to wear, and highly functional. Unfortunately, that has not always been the case. Our ancestors went through a lot of trial and error before the advent of the replacement teeth that are so widely available today. In this blog post, we will take a brief look at the fascinating evolution of dentures.

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Why Do I Need Healthy Teeth Before I Can Get Cosmetic Dental Treatments?

November 22, 2020

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Woman showing smile after visiting cosmetic dentist in New Haven

Would you like to improve the way your smile looks? A skilled cosmetic dentist in New Haven can provide treatments to get rid of dental stains, reshape unsightly teeth, and much more. However, before they allow you to undergo treatments that are purely cosmetic in nature, they may require that you take some steps to improve your oral health. In this blog post, you will learn why it is important that your teeth and gums are in good condition before you commit to cosmetic dental treatments.

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4 Common Problems Cosmetic Bonding Can Fix

November 11, 2020

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Woman showing off perfect teeth after cosmetic dental treatments

Is there anything you dislike about the way your teeth look? Many individuals are dissatisfied with the shape, color, or alignment of their teeth. However, they may hesitate to pursue cosmetic dental treatments because they do not want to go through a long and costly procedure. Dental bonding, also called cosmetic bonding or direct bonding, may be the ideal solution for these people. In this blog post, we will discuss what dental bonding is and some of the issues it can correct.

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Use These 5 Tips to Maximize Your 2020 Dental Benefits

October 30, 2020

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Smiling man at appointment to maximize dental insurance benefits

Do you have a dental insurance policy? Your coverage is a precious resource that can do much to help you maintain your oral health. But how do you use your coverage? Many individuals see their policy as just a backup plan that will reduce the expenses associated with a dental emergency. However, while insurance is certain useful when you need urgent oral health care, its value goes far beyond that! What can you do to maximize your dental insurance benefits in 2020? A dentist in New Haven is here to share five useful tips.

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Why the End of the Year Is the Perfect Time to Start Invisalign

October 11, 2020

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Illustration of Invisalign in New Haven being placed on teeth

Do you have misaligned teeth? You may have thought about getting braces, but you dislike the idea of having brackets and wires in your mouth. Invisalign in New Haven may appeal to you, but perhaps you hesitate to spend money on it. If that thought process sounds familiar, we have good news for you. The end of the year is the ideal time to get started with Invisalign. In this article, we will discuss how acting right now could help you save money on your orthodontic treatment.

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Centuries of Smiles: A Brief History of Cosmetic Dentistry

September 28, 2020

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Woman with beautiful smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry New Haven

Since the beginning of human history, appearance has carried a significant amount of weight. Everything about the way an individual looks tells others something about them, whether it speaks to their economic status, their health, or other things. Our ancient ancestors even placed a great emphasis on the appearance of their teeth! In this blog post, we will explore how cosmetic dentistry has evolved over the centuries.

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Can My Child or Teen Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Teen girl with beautiful smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry in New Haven has already helped countless adults to love what they see in the mirror. It has the power to straighten teeth, remove stains, repair chips, and much more. But what about children and teens? As a loving parent or guardian, you want your young one to feel confident in their appearance. While some cosmetic treatments are best left for adults, there are a number of procedures that may be suitable for younger patients.

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Check Out Our Awesome Orthodontic Deals

August 24, 2020

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Braces to Suit Your Budget

Hand holding clear aligner to advertise Invisalign promotion

At New Haven Dental Group, we understand that budgets are tighter than ever these days. We are here to help! We strive to make it more affordable for you to get the dental treatment your smile needs. Have you previously thought about getting braces but did not move forward with the treatment due to monetary concerns? Now, if you get started with braces by November 13, we will make your first payment* for you. We will also completely waive the down payment.

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Does Gum Disease Increase the Risk of Heart Disease?

February 16, 2020

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small red heart and stethoscope on blue background

It might seem counterintuitive to think that your gums could have any bearing on your heart. After all, the gums are just a framework for your teeth, right? Well… not quite. In fact, your gum health may have a big effect on your overall health. Some research even strongly indicates that gum disease could be a major contributor to heart disease. In the information that follows, you will learn more about the connection between these two conditions and discover a few tips that will help you protect yourself from both of them.

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Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Better Than Metal Ones?

October 20, 2019

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patient talking to dentist

If a tooth develops a cavity, the standard treatment is to fill in that cavity so it does not become bigger and lead to further problems down the road. In recent years, more and more dentists are offering tooth-colored fillings as opposed to traditional silver amalgam (metal) ones. That leads many patients to wonder, “Are tooth-colored fillings better than metal ones?” As you will discover in this blog post, each type of filling offers its own advantages and disadvantages.

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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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