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Get a Youthful Glow! 5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look Younger

April 30, 2024

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Middle-aged woman with beautiful, youthful smile

People naturally gravitate toward youthful energy and beauty. It is little wonder that so many put extra effort into looking as young as possible. Unfortunately, there can be a lot of obstacles to looking and feeling young, including imperfections in your smile. However, the good news is that cosmetic dentistry may be able to help you recapture some of your youthful glow in at least five outstanding ways:

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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

March 3, 2024

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Illustration of wisdom tooth in front of DNA molecules

Every year, countless wisdom tooth extraction procedures are performed around the world. In fact, the procedure is almost regarded as a rite of passage for adolescents and young adults. Since these teeth, the third molars, are so often removed, the question naturally arises, “Why do we even have wisdom teeth in the first place?” The answer relates to the lifestyle of ancient human ancestors. This blog post delves into that fascinating history.

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What Should You Eat after Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

February 6, 2024

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Bowl of creamy carrot soup

Wisdom tooth extraction is an important procedure that can support your long-term oral health. However, it does come with a bit of a recovery period. Your dental team will give you detailed instructions to support your body’s healing process. One of the most important things you should do is make smart food choices. What should you eat after wisdom tooth extractions? This simple guide can steer you in the right direction.

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What Can Happen if You Do Not Remove Your Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

January 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendental @ 5:06 pm
Illustration showing impacted wisdom tooth

Many people get their wisdom teeth extracted when they are in their late teens or early 20s. In fact, this procedure is deemed as a sort of rite of passage in some circles. But what if you choose not to remove your wisdom teeth? Well, you might be perfectly fine. However, there is also the risk that you could run into some serious oral health problems, especially if the teeth are stuck fully or partially beneath the gumline (impacted). What exactly might happen if you do not remove your impacted wisdom teeth? This blog post explains.

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Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

September 23, 2023

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Happy senior patient in dental treatment chair

As you adapt to the rising cost of living, you may be looking for ways to cut out unnecessary expenses. For example, you may be cancelling some services and subscriptions that you do not use very often. You might even be thinking about getting rid of your dental insurance. Before you do that, though, you should pause to consider how your policy benefits you. In fact, it could actually help you save money!

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendental @ 3:32 pm
Close-up of happy, smiling dental patient

As a budget-conscious person, you may always be searching for ways to save money. A dental insurance policy or dental discount plan could certainly help you accomplish that goal — but is one option better than the other? Both have their benefits and disadvantages. Read this blog post to gain an overview of each option so you can choose the one that best fits your unique circumstances.

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Is It Possible to Wear Braces Twice?

August 22, 2023

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Gloved hands holding tooth model with braces

Did you have braces when you were a teen or young adult? Under ideal circumstances, your results should have been permanent. However, if you face certain circumstances, you might find that your teeth are shifting out of place again. If you want to get them back in line, you might wonder if it is possible to wear braces twice. In most cases, the answer is yes! Read this blog post to learn more.

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5 Tips for Wearing Braces to Work

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Professional woman with braces on her teeth

Every year, an innumerable number of adults commit to their oral health and decide to straighten their teeth. Will you soon be among them? You can look forward to many benefits, both for your appearance and your overall wellness. In the meantime, though, you might be nervous about how your treatment will affect your normal routine, particularly if you have a busy work schedule. This blog post aims to provide practical information. Here are some tips for wearing braces to work:

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Can You Get Braces on Just Your Top or Bottom Teeth? 

July 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendental @ 5:37 pm
Close-up of smile with braces on top and bottom teeth

If you know you need to straighten your teeth, you might be tempted to ask your orthodontist or dentist if you can get braces on just your top or bottom teeth, instead of undergoing full-mouth treatment. But is that a wise idea? This blog post delves into why many people are interested in single-arch treatment and why it is usually better to get full-mouth braces.

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Why and How Should You Protect Your Lips from the Sun?

June 24, 2023

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Young woman on beach, applying lip balm

As summer temperatures crawl upward, you probably hear frequent reminders about how important it is to minimize your risk of sunburn. Sadly, though, many people overlook an important part of their body when they are attempting to shield themselves from harmful radiation: their lips. How and why should you protect your lips from the sun? This blog post explains.

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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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