Why It’s Important to Keep Up With Your Smile

Written by Prevent Tooth Decay on November 29th, 2017. Posted in Dentist, Dentists, Family dentists

General dentistry

One of the best ways to keep your teeth healthy is to visit your family dentist’s office regularly. It’s recommended that you visit a general dentistry practice twice a year — once every six months — for professional cleanings and check-ups. This habit is especially important for children to pick up, given that over 40% of kids have dental cavities by the time they’re in kindergarten! And hopefully, if they grow up with good dental practices, that will carry over into their teenage and adult years, making good dental health the norm! Making sure your teeth and gums are healthy can also have positive effects on your health, confidence, self-esteem, and even your relationships with others! Let’s discuss how you can improve

Want to Know How to Keep Smiling? Schedule Regular Dental Check-ups!

Written by Prevent Tooth Decay on June 5th, 2017. Posted in Dentist, Whitening


When was the last time you had your teeth whitened by a dentist? While many Americans choose to use over-the-counter whitening products, on which they spend $1.4 billion every year, others choose to have their teeth whitened by a dentist. A recent survey showed that 82.5% of the individuals that had their teeth professionally whitened noticed a significant difference.

Is your smile big and bright when you have your picture taken or do you feel a need to conceal your teeth?
A dental survey showed that 32% are “concerned by the look of their teeth,” and 18% conceal their teeth when having their photo taken.

If it’s been a while since you visited the dentist for teeth whitening, you may be past due for a regular check-up. On average, people wait 3 years between appointments, and this is more than enough time

What You Can Expect When You Are Having Dental Implants Put In

Written by Prevent Tooth Decay on September 6th, 2016. Posted in Dentist, Family dentistry, Family dentistry east lyme

East lyme oral surgery

At least 99.7% of all people in the United States think a good looking smile is important for their social lives, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Despite this, the average time people put between dental visits is far greater than what is recommended by most dentists. Dental experts recommend people have dental cleanings and check ups every six months. That makes the three years people wait to see a dentist a very long time. One the consequences is that millions of Americans have lost teeth to dental decay and gum disease. For many of these people, dental implats are a good option. If you are considering implats to replace missing teeth, this is what you can expect.