Tag: Pleasant Dental

  • 4 Tips for Healthy, White Teeth | Dennis TeeKing DMD

    4 Tips for Healthy, White Teeth | Dennis TeeKing DMD

    Your smile speaks volumes about you, so it’s essential to keep it looking healthy and radiant. While teeth whitening treatments are popular for enhancing your smile, there are simple changes you can make to your daily routine to keep your teeth sparkling white. Follow these tips to maintain a pearly white smile: At Pleasant Dental,…

  • 3 Simple Ways to Reduce Tooth Decay | Dentist in Newtown

    3 Simple Ways to Reduce Tooth Decay | Dentist in Newtown

    A happy smile is a healthy smile! There are a number of steps you can take to keep your smile healthy by reducing your risk of developing tooth decay. Here are a few suggestions from our team.  Eat a Tooth Friendly Diet   Reduce the amount of sugars and carbohydrates in your diet. Decay-causing bacteria…

  • Oral Health and Cancer |Dentist Newtown

    Oral Health and Cancer |Dentist Newtown

    There are over 12 million new cases of cancer diagnosed each year. There are a large variety of different kinds of cancer, some of which are more preventable than others. It might seem obvious that brushing and flossing each day as well as avoiding tobacco can help protect you from oral cancer. However, there are…

  • Men: Here’s What You Need to Know About Keeping Your Mouth Healthy | Dentist Newtown

    Men: Here’s What You Need to Know About Keeping Your Mouth Healthy | Dentist Newtown

    Men, dental examinations and treatment are important for you, too. Did you know according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), by age 72 men lose an average of 5 teeth? That number jumps to 12 if you are also a smoker. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your mouth healthy. Follow these…

  • Blood Thinners and Oral Surgery | Dentist in Newtown

    Blood thinning medications are helpful in regulating your body to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other serious issues. However, if you are scheduled for oral surgery, it is vital that our oral surgeon is aware of all medications you are using.   How Blood Thinners Work  There are two types of blood thinners. The first type…

  • Health Link: Oral Hygiene and Heart Disease | Dentist Newtown CT

    Health Link: Oral Hygiene and Heart Disease | Dentist Newtown CT

    The human body is a network of interconnected systems and organs. Unfortunately, issues that impact one particular area of your body can also affect the health and function of other areas. Recently, studies have highlighted evidence for links between gum disease and heart disease.  While the exact nature of the connection is still being researched,…

  • The Truth About Dental Anxiety | Dentist Newtown

    The Truth About Dental Anxiety | Dentist Newtown

    Is anxiety or nervousness preventing you from visiting our team? Dental treatments should not be a cause of stress. If you worry about pain, embarrassment, or loss or control during a dental examination, we want you to know two very important things: You are not alone and We can help.  Dental Anxiety Is Common   Research…

  • Be Wary of These Beverages | Dentist Newtown CT

    ​​It’s common knowledge that plenty of beverages are not good for your health. The excessive amounts of sugar, caffeine, or alcohol found in a lot of popular drinks have well-documented impacts on your body. However, you may not be aware of the immediate impacts that these beverages can have on your teeth. Below is a…

  • 5 Teeth Sensitivity Myths | Dentist in Newtown

    5 Teeth Sensitivity Myths | Dentist in Newtown

    Do you suffer from regular sensitivity? Teeth sensitivity is often misunderstood, but our dental team can help you find relief. We’re here to separate fact from fiction in sensitivity.  MYTH: People’s teeth are supposed to hurt when they bite into cold or hot foods.  Feelings of sensitivity when eating hot or cold foods should not…

  • Ow! Your Guide to Canker Sores  | Newtown CT Dentist

    Ow! Your Guide to Canker Sores  | Newtown CT Dentist

    A canker sore can make eating, drinking, and talking difficult and even painful. Maintaining your oral health by brushing and flossing may also be difficult with a sore in your mouth, but keeping up with your daily oral hygiene routine is an important step in the healing process. We’ve put together a short guide to…