The Timeline of the Toothbrush

Humans have been brushing their teeth for thousands of years. Before dentistry science even existed, we naturally understood the virtues of keeping our teeth clean and bright. The following contains a brief timeline on the evolution of the toothbrush: 3500-3000 BC: Babylonians and Egyptians clean their teeth with the frayed... Read more »

A Sports Injury That Harms Your Lip Might Need First-Aid While Seeking Professional Care

Athletics and other rigorous activities can sometimes cause an accidental blow to the face. When this happens the trauma to you lip can sometimes be significant. In a situation like this, you might need to administer some basic first-aid while seeking professional care with our dentist, Dr. Paul Hanna. If... Read more »

Will Dental Bonding Help My Smile?

Things can happen over the course of your life that can affect your smile. Tooth decay might set in, your teeth may become cracked, chipped or discolored, roots can become exposed or a filling may need to be replaced. At Paul Hanna, DMD PC, we offer dental bonding to restore... Read more »

Avoid Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction

From time to time, there may be a need for you to have a tooth extracted. Even if you brush and floss, you may need to have your wisdom teeth pulled, or there may be other reasons for an extraction. When teeth need to be extracted, Dr. Hanna at Paul... Read more »

Enjoy Your Dentures All Season Long

Enjoy your dentures all season long. Dentures have been around for a very long time and have a proven track record as an elite tooth replacement treatment that is both functional and removable. Each night, you can remove your dentures and clean them with plain water or soak them in... Read more »

Your Routine Dental Exam Might Conclude with a Fluoride Treatment

A consistent daily oral hygiene regimen and attending your twice-annual dental exam at Dr. Paul Hanna's New London, Connecticut clinic is critical for maintaining good oral health. There are multiple stages to the dental exam. Each is designed to address or monitor the health of every aspect of your mouth.... Read more »

Why Should You Supplement Your Oral Health with Fluoride?

Did you know that fluoride can be beneficial for your smile? However, at high levels it is possible for fluoride to be toxic, so why should you supplement your oral health with fluoride? For starters, all levels of fluoride in the products we use including our public water supply are... Read more »

Teeth Grinding Can Fracture a Tooth and Result in a Dental Crown Treatment

Some people unconsciously grind their teeth in response to stress. Over a long timeline, this condition, which is known as bruxism, can cause chips and fractures in the tooth enamel. While this can happen to any tooth in your mouth, it is even more likely to occur to the premolars... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Paul Hanna, DMD PC, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry... Read more »