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Do I Need A Root Canal?

fairfield dentist | fairfield county dentistSuffering from tooth pain? It’s probably time for a trip to the dentist! While not all tooth pain is a sign of an infection, if your tooth is infected or inflamed due to decay, a root canal can remove the infection, seal the tooth and protect you from further damage.

So how do you know if you are in need of a root canal? Here are a few signs to look out for.

Signs You Need a Root Canal:

  • It hurts when you are eating.
  • It hurts when you drink something that is hot or cold
  • There is a small pump near the area of tooth pain.
  • Your tooth has become dark.
  • Your gums are tender or swollen.

If you think that you might be in need of a root canal – don’t panic! Root canals are a very common endodontic procedure. They make it possible for us to restore the health of your smile, while keeping your natural tooth in place.We can remove your infected tooth pulp and provide you with a crown or other restoration to protect your tooth.

If you are experiencing any tooth pain, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. We are here to help you keep your teeth beautiful and healthy. Visit our website or give our office a call directly at 203-254-3780.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

dental implants weston ct | fairfield dental artsLooking to replace a lost tooth? There are many cosmetic dental options available to you – but for a permanent, secure and natural looking smile, we recommend dental implants. Here are a few of the benefits of choosing dental implants to restore your smile.

Dental Implant Benefits:

  • Long Lasting – Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. They are attached directly to your jawbone and do not require replacements over time.
  • Natural Look & Feel – Dental implants are custom designed to match the look and feel of your unique smile. You won’t be able to tell the difference between your implant and your natural teeth.
  • No Additional Care –Unlike other restorative dental options, dental implants do not require any additional care. You can treat your dental implant just as you would a natural tooth, with regular brushing, flossing and bi-annual cleanings.
  • Security – Unlike dentures or partial dentures that can slip out of place, dental implants are a sturdy dental restoration that lets you eat, talk and laugh with confidence.

If you are looking to restore your smile and you are interested in learning more about dental implants, don’t hesitate to give our office a call. We can help you determine if dental implants are the right restorative option for your smile needs. Visit our website or give our office a call directly at 203-254-3780.

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What Type of Toothpaste is Right for Me?

dentist in fairfield ct | Fairfield County DentistThere are so many different types of toothpastes and toothpaste brands on the market. So how do you know which toothpaste is right for your smile health? Here are a few toothpastes you might want to test out.

I want to brighten my smile.

If you have yellowing teeth and you are looking to brighten your smile, look for a whitening toothpaste! Whitening toothpastes contain mild abrasives that polish teeth and prevent additional stains.

I have sensitive teeth!

Do you have sensitive teeth? First, you should make sure that you don’t have a cavity! If your tooth sensitivity is still bothering you, toothpastes like Sensodyne can help lessen the pain while still keeping your teeth clean and healthy.

I want to protect my teeth against cavities.

Toothpaste should help prevent tartar buildup on your teeth. Choose a toothpaste with tartar protection that keeps plaque from hardening on your teeth and prevents cavities. Crest Tartar Protection is one of the ADA-approved cavity protecting toothpastes out there.

I want to use natural products.

There are a few toothpaste brands out there that are all-natural, herbal toothpastes that are just as effective as antimicrobial brands. Just make sure that the toothpaste has the ADA seal! Tom’s of Maine is one brand that offers ADA approved toothpaste options.

In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth for two minutes, two times a day, you should also be scheduling bi-annual dental cleanings. If you’re due for your next visit, don’t hesitate to give our office a call! We can help you schedule your next appointment. Visit our website or give our office a call directly at 203-254-3780.

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Tooth-Friendly Halloween Treats

fairfield dentist | dentist in fairfield | fairfield county dentistHalloween is right around the corner! As kids get ready to put on their costumes and go out trick-or-treating, it’s important that parents remember that candy contains sugars and starches that encourage plaque growth and cavities. Fortunately, by choosing the right snacks you can enjoy Halloween, while still indulging here and there.

Tooth-Friendly Treats:

  • Cheese Sticks – Cheese is full of calcium and vitamin D – nutrients that are perfect for strong, healthy teeth.
  • Xylitol Gum – Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener that actually helps prevent cavities.
  • Apple Slices – Apples are a crunchy, fall treat. They even help clean your teeth while you eat them!
  • Sugar-Free Candy – Sugar-free candies that use alternative sweeteners like xylitol are perfect Halloween sweet treats.

If your children are indulging in Halloween candies this year, make sure that they eat their candy during one sitting. Snacking throughout the day (more than three-four times) leaves more opportunities for plaque to grow on their teeth. And of course, remember to brush and floss after!

If you have any questions about your smile health or you are looking to schedule your next cleaning and exam, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office! We are here to help you with all of your dental health needs. Visit our website or give our office a call directly at 203-254-3780.

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Instantly Makeover Your Smile With Lumineers

fairfield ct dentist | Fairfield County DentistAre you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Lumineers make it possible to have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. This unique cosmetic smile makeover corrects spaces, gaps, uneven teeth, chips, stains, and more.

Here are a few FAQs to help you determine if Lumineers are the right choice for your smile makeover.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are ultra-thin porcelain veneers that are bonded directly to your natural teeth.  Unlike veneers that require a dentist to grind down your original tooth structure, Lumineers are thin enough where little to no tooth reduction is necessary to create a beautiful smile.

How long will they last?

Lumineers are designed to look and last great for over 20 years.

Are Lumineers Reversible?

Yes, if you want your Lumineers removed, you can absolutely have them taken off! Since Lumineers do not damage your healthy, natural teeth, they will stay intact and strong.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The process of adding Lumineers to your smile takes just about two visits to the office. On the first visit, we will create a precise mold of your smile and determine the right shade for your smile. During your second visit, we place the Lumineers (this only takes about an hour).

We want everyone to have confidence in their smiles. If you are interesting in learning more about how Lumineers can help you enhance your smile and find confidence in a beautiful smile, visit our website or give our office a call directly at 203-254-3780.

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Why You’ll Want to Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

dental implants weston ct | fairfield county dentistDo you have  a missing tooth? Are you in need of an extraction? You’ll want to restore your smile with a dental implant. Here are a few of the benefits that dental implants can offer your smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • They’re Long Lasting – Dental implants are one of the most sought after restorative dental options because they are designed to last a lifetime.
  • They Look Natural – Each implant is custom designed to match the look and feel of your smile. No one will be able to distinguish your implant from your other natural teeth.
  • They Don’t Require Any “Extra” Care – Bridges, partial dentures and other restorative dental options do require some extra dental care. However, implants are designed to act exactly as your natural tooth does. The only care it requires is regular brushing and flossing.
  • They’ll Help Improve Your Oral Health – Missing, cracked or loose teeth put your smile at risk of developing oral health problems. By replacing your missing teeth with a dental implant restoration, you can improve the overall health of your smile.

If you are looking to restore a missing, cracked or loose tooth, or you are looking to learn more about whether or not dental implants are the right solution for your smile, give our office a call at  203-254-3780.

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What To Expect During Your First Visit

dentist in bridgeport | Fairfield County DentistAre you a new patient? Welcome!

We know that getting ready for your first dental visit in a new office can be nerve wracking. That’s why we’re here to help make the transition as simple as possible for you and your family.

After you have scheduled your appointment, we recommend that you fill out the following new patient forms. This helps us become better acquainted with your dental needs before we see you in the office. We want to provide you with an efficient dental office experience.

New Patient Forms:

New Patient Registration Form – This registration form makes it easy for us to add your billing and insurance information to our computers.

Medical History Form – Are you taking any medications currently? Do you have any allergies? By getting an understanding of your medical history before you enter the office, we can better address any special needs or concerns.

Your dental experience is important to us. We want to do everything we can to ensure that your smile is beautiful and healthy for a long time to come. We offer comprehensive preventative, restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic dental care. Whether you are scheduling a routine cleaning, you are considering orthodontic braces, or you need to restore a tooth with a dental crown, we are here to discuss all of your options with you.

Ready to schedule your first visit at Fairfield Dental Arts? We’re excited to meet you! Visit our website to learn more about the dental services that we offer to the Fairfield, CT area, or give us a call directly at 203-254-3780.

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Why You Need to Schedule Bi-Annual Dental Visits

fairfield dentist | fairfield dental artsWhen was your last dental visit? Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time to start thinking about scheduling your bi-annual appointment.

Benefits of Bi-Annual Dental Visits:

  • We Can Catch Problems Early On – During your bi-annual cleanings and exams, we will take a look at your tooth health and address any dental problems early on. This makes it possible to address your smile health before it becomes a more serious (and more painful) problem.
  • You Can Prevent Cavities – Cleanings also PREVENT cavities. By removing tartar and plaque, we can keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free. We may even be able to help you reverse early signs of tooth decay.
  • You’ll Keep Your Teeth Beautiful and Healthy – When you prevent dental cavities, you also keep your teeth beautiful and healthy for a long time to come.  This gives you confidence in your smile and helps prevent future dental procedures.
  • Kids Stay In School – Did you know that about 2.26 million school days are missed each year due to dental-related illnesses? By taking the time to prevent problems with a bi-annual cleaning and exam, you will keep kids healthy and in school.

Dental exams and cleanings are an essential part of your oral health care. Ready to schedule your next dental visit? Give us a call at 203-254-3780 or visit our website to learn more about our practice and the services that we offer.

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Tooth-Friendly School Lunches

dentist in weston | dentist easton | fairfield county dentistAlthough we may not want to admit it, back-to-school season is here! That means busy mornings for parents looking to get their kids up, ready and out the door for the first day of school.

We know it can be tough to get back into the swing of things. Fortunately, there are quick, easy, and tooth-friendly lunches that you can pack — without missing the bus.

Tooth-Friendly School Lunch Ideas:

  • Drink Plenty of Water – Instead of sipping on sugary juices and sodas, pack your child a reusable water bottle instead. This will help them keep their teeth healthy throughout the day (while also staying hydrated).
  • Snack on Fruits – Add a fruit to your child’s lunch bag. An apple or a pear that requires a lot of chewing will help keep their teeth healthy. This is a simple snack and a healthy addition to any school lunch.
  • Low-Fat Yogurt – Yogurt is full of vitamin and minerals that keep teeth strong. Just make sure that you are choosing a low-fat, low-sugar option. Many kid-friendly yogurts are packed with extra sugars.
  • String Cheese – Like yogurt, string cheese a calcium-rich snack that is great for growing strong teeth and bones.

Is your child due for a back-to-school dental appointment? We offer dental care for the entire family. Give us a call at 203-254-3780 or visit our website to learn more about our practice and the services that we offer.

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Which Restorative Dental Option is Right for Me?

dentist in fairfield | fairfield dentist | fairfield dental artsToothache? Cavity? Chipped tooth? Don’t worry! We can fix any kind of dental issue. Learn more about the different restorative dental services we that we offer here at Fairfield Dental Arts.

Restorative Dental Options:

  • White Fillings – If you have a cavity that needs to be filled, white fillings are the best choice for your smile. Composite bonded fillings allow us to restore the natural look and feel of your smile and it’s a less invasive choice when compared to outdated amalgam fillings.
  • Crowns – Crowns are the perfect restorative option for patients with more severe cavities, teeth with cracks, or a tooth that has just had a root canal. Crows are used to protect and strengthen your weakened tooth.
  • Partial Dentures – Missing tooth? Partial dentures are a great way to maintain a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. The best part is that they’re comfortable and functional.
  • Dental Implants – If you’re looking for a more permanent solution for a missing tooth, dental implants are the best option for you. Dental implants are attached directly to your jaw bone for a secure restorative dental option that looks and feels like a natural tooth.

If you have any questions about the restorative dental options that we offer here at Fairfield Dental Arts, don’t hesitate to give us a call! You can call 203-254-3780 to schedule an appointment or visit our website for more information on the different treatments and services that we offer at Fairfield Dental Arts.

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