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WHEN IS DENTAL CARE EXPENSIVE?

After 30+ years of dental practice and after examining and observing thousands of dental patients I can state with confidence that Dental Care is Expensive when it is not excellent and when there is not a truly effective preventive program present. The fact is that with excellent dental care and truly effective prevention people do […]

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WATERFLOSSER by WATERPIK

As a Bacteriologist, a Periodontist, and a Preventive Dentist the idea that this device eliminates the need for flossing is a terrible joke on the health of the general public.  A WATERFLOSSER/WATERPIK has an important place in oral hygiene and in preventing dental disease, but when Waterpik says that this device is a substitute for […]

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SADLY NEEDS BETTER DENTIST

I just posted an answer on line to someone who posted a question on REAL SELF. They had stated: “I have almost 16 crowns and I’m only 27. Why?” It seems I’m the only one in the family who suffers from bad teeth, but I believe my dad did as well when I was a […]

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Is All Dental Disease completely preventable?

THE ANSWER IS ABSOLUTELY YES! There is technology, materials, and home care equipment that exists right now to prevent all gum disease, periodontal disease, gum recession, and dental caries/ dental decay. It is done quite readily by simply getting rid of the bad, disease causing bacteria while not affecting the good, beneficial bacteria. And it […]

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ANOTHER REASON INVISALIGN IS BEST!!!!

THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WAS POSTED ON LINE CONCERNING TRADITIONAL “METAL BRACES” ORTHODONTICS. I just got my braces off and my top teeth do not align with my bottom teeth. How can my bite be corrected at this stage? One of the problems with traditional “braces” is that the dentist or orthodontist has to guess or […]

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DENTAL INSURANCE IS SUPPOSED TO HELP BUT IT DOES THE OPPOSITE!!

Despite what you may believe or what you have been told Dental Insurance does more harm than good by discouraging preventive and routine dentistry to those dentists who sign up via the depression of these fees resulting in dentists making most of their income from root canals, crowns, bridges, implants, surgery and all the procedures […]

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How can Dental Insurance help me?

Dental insurance is a benefit provided by an employer which costs the employer considerably more money than the employer’s employees will ever collect from the insurance  company.  If the employer pays in, let’s say, $1500.00 dollars per year to the insurance company per employee,  on average an employee will only collect about $750.00.  As an […]

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How is Invisalign at correcting a crowded smile or a crooked smile?

After almost 13 years of being an Invisalign provider and previously delivering only traditional orthodontics  I can say without reservation that Invisalign orthodontics is far superior to traditional orthodontics for a number of reasons.  1. The forces used are physiologic which means that forces used are gentle and never exceed the limits of what the […]

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR DENTAL HYGIENE/CHECK-UP/ CLEANING APPOINTMENT?

It is important to understand that the purpose of this appointment should be to make sure you are on track in terms of staying healthy and preventing any new dental problems.  If you have had problems In the past, have continued to have new dental problems, or at the end of this appointment you do […]

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SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA , FACTS ABOUT

FACTS ABOUT SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA WHICH WE TREAT SUCCESSFULLY AT BOTH WILTON AND BETHEL DENTAL ASSOCIATES IN CONJUNCTION WITH MEDICAL SLEEP SPECIALISTS: 96% OF PEOPLE WITH LOUD SNORING HAVE SLEEP APNEA. SLEEP APNEA IS A LIFE THREATENING MEDICAL DISORDER. 95% OF THE PEOPLE WITH SLEEP APNEA ARE UNAWARE THEY HAVE IT. SNORING AND SLEEP […]

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