Treating Tooth Enamel Attrition with a Dental Filling

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body. It allow you to efficiently chew and break down food for safe swallowing, and protects your teeth from cavity causing substances. Sometimes, misalignments in your bite pattern can cause one tooth to wear away the enamel of another tooth. At first,... Read more »

A Quality Dental Crown Can Correct Tooth Fracture

The tooth enamel layer that protects your teeth is very durable, but it’s not immune to the damages of tooth decay, breakage, or the fracturing of a tooth. The latter can often occur as a result of a blow to the face or a hard fall, though poor dental habits... Read more »

Symptoms & Causes of Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a condition in which there is not enough saliva in the mouth. Most people experience dry mouth from time to time, but having dry most or all of the time can cause serious health issues. Those with dry mouth may have a hard time chewing, swallowing, speaking,... Read more »

Why Are My Gums Swollen?

It’s important to care for the health of your gums as much as you do for your teeth to avoid periodontal issues. You may have heard of gum disease, but many other dental problems can cause your gums tissues to look swollen and feel tender. Knowing what causes swollen gums... Read more »

A Composite Dental Filling Mimics the Appearance of Natural Tooth Enamel

A cavity that appears on one of your front teeth can do more than cause discomfort when eating and drinking. The unattractive appearance of tooth decay can also leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile.   If you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, you shouldn’t wait... Read more »

Signs That Your Tooth Could Be Cracked

While dental problems such as tooth decay or tooth abscess are often accompanied by telltale signs, a cracked tooth may be asymptomatic and can be very difficult to locate. In fact, even an oral exam or dental X-ray may not reveal cracks in your smile. Nevertheless, we encourage you to... Read more »

Preventing a Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Relapse

Are you aware of baby bottle tooth decay? Read this post we've amassed to learn about this condition and its negative effects. Tooth decay in babies and young children is called baby bottle tooth decay since tooth break down in that age bracket is usually caused by substances high in... Read more »

Focus Your Oral Health Care on Composite Dental Fillings

Have you ever heard of composite fillings? Although dental amalgams are well-known dental fillings that have been around for over 150 years in America, they are known for their shiny metallic look they leave behind as well as for their inclusion of mercury. However, composite fillings are mercury-free and can... Read more »

Exposing Your Teeth to Increased Fluoride Can Help Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is one of the more common oral care complaints made by millions of Americans each year. It commonly causes a stinging sensation or discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or overly acidic things. There are several potential causes that could contribute to tooth sensitivity problems. Tooth enamel erosion... Read more »

The Advantages Veneers Can Bring to Your Smile

Do you have smile imperfections like cracked, stained, or misshapen teeth? If you are dreaming of a Hollywood smile, ask Dr. Paul Hanna about veneers in New London, Connecticut. Our dentist and team will happily consult with you and let you know how veneers can help your smile. Whiten Your... Read more »