The Art Behind Color-Matching Crowns

October 22, 2021

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Dentist using shade guide next to teethA dental crown is the single most widely performed restorative treatment in the U.S. The versatility of a crown makes it an excellent option to restore the health, function, and appearance of a tooth. When envisioning the cap, you might see a dark blemish; however, modern restorations look just like real teeth. Your crown is custom-made to match the color of your enamel to blend in with your smile. This requires art and skill to ensure a seamless transition. Here’s how your dentist finds the precise color to enhance your smile.


Invisalign Discomfort? Here’s What You Should Do

September 7, 2021

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woman shows off white teeth after Invisalign in Ridgefield

Since 1997, Invisalign has treated over 2.4 million patients, and 80,000 oral health specialists have been trained to treat patients with it all over the world. Though Invisalign is a wildly popular method of straightening one’s teeth, just like any other orthodontic appliance, it may be somewhat uncomfortable as you get used to the way it feels in your mouth. Here are some ways to help relieve Invisalign discomfort to make your smile journey more pleasant. 


Invisalign Isn’t Just for Celebrities

August 4, 2021

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Woman with an attractive smileA beautiful smile is worth a thousand words. Unfortunately, few people are born with naturally perfect teeth. Instead, it can seem like celebrities are the only people to have attractive teeth, but they didn’t occur naturally. Many of the red carpet smiles you see were previously treated for bite and alignment issues. If you don’t remember seeing top stars with brackets and wires, they likely used Invisalign. Even the most dedicated fans wouldn’t have detected the clear aligners. You might believe Invisalign is only for the elite in society, but you can have a straight smile that’s ready for Hollywood without draining your wallet.


Invisalign vs. Six Month Smiles: Which is Right for You?

July 25, 2021

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woman contemplating Invisalign or Six Month Smiles

You want to fix your smile and straighten your teeth, but you don’t want to have to endure wearing metal braces and looking like a teenager. Thankfully, you have alternatives: to choose Invisalign or Six Month Smiles. Which procedure is better suited to meet your smile needs, though? Here is some information to help you decide!


Common Dental Instruments Every Patient Should Know

June 16, 2021

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Common dental instruments on trayThe dental office can be nerve-wracking because some unfamiliar sounds and instruments might seem intimidating. You don’t have anything to fear. The best way to calm your nerves is to educate yourself about all aspects of your dental care, like the instruments your dentist uses during a cleaning and checkup. Here is a list of the most common instruments your dentist might use to check your oral health, so you can relax in the dental chair.


Discover the Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry

May 22, 2021

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Woman learning about the history of cosmetic dentistryFew people are born with naturally attractive smiles. Thankfully, you don’t need to live with less than perfect teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is a popular solution to improve the appearance of discoloration, chips, alignment problems, and many other common aesthetic concerns. Although you might believe it’s a relatively new dental profession, the history of cosmetic dentistry dates to 700 B.C.; however, it’s come a long way since ancient times. Here’s how cosmetic dentistry has evolved over the years to deliver the exceptional results you see today.


How Early is Too Early to Start Cleaning Your Child’s Teeth?

April 27, 2021

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mom teaching baby how to brush teeth

Every good parent wants their child to grow up happy and healthy. There will come a time when your children are old enough to care for themselves, but until then, they rely on you to help them maintain good hygiene. That includes their teeth! This begs the question: how soon is too soon to start cleaning them? Your Ridgefield dentist has the answer.


4 of the Most Common Dental Issues and How to Fix Them

February 1, 2021

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Man sitting in dental chair getting a dental exam

For some, going to the dentist is an enjoyable experience. Leaving the dental office with a new and improved smile can be a wonderful feeling. But for others, it is incredibly stressful. Thoughts of how good or bad their at-home dental care has been or whether the dentist will find unpleasant surprises during the exam. Knowing your risks and what you can do to fight them is the key to proper dental health. Read on to find out the 4 most common dental issues and how your dentist in Ridgefield can help you correct them.


What You Can Do at Home to Address Gingivitis

January 11, 2021

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woman with signs of gingivitis in Ridgefield

Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss? This could be a sign of gingivitis (inflamed gums). While this shouldn’t be ignored, it’s also important not to panic. As you continue reading, discover some simple home remedies for gingivitis in Ridgefield and learn how visiting a dentist can help you avoid any further issues.


How to Avoid a Dental Emergency This Holiday Season

December 18, 2020

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woman visiting emergency dentist

The holidays are upon us and so is the busyness that accompanies them. Among all of the items on your to-do list, one that you definitely don’t want to have to add is an unexpected trip to the dentist. It can be more challenging than usual during the holidays to take care of your teeth. Harder snacks like candy and nuts also put your teeth at a greater risk of cracking or breaking. Keep reading to find out what your Ridgefield dentist has to share about what a dental emergency looks like and how you can avoid an unplanned visit to the emergency dentist this holiday.

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