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WHAT IS WRONG WITH HAVING DENTURES?

Dentures are never part of your body and will never feel, work or look like your real teeth. Dentures are made of acrylic that sits over your gums and covers the roof of your mouth, essentially directing all the pressure of chewing onto your soft tissues. Dentures also need to be brushed daily, the teeth […]

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BAD BACTERIA

DR STRAIT’S SYSTEM OF ELIMINATING THE CAUSE OF DENTAL DISEASE Dental Disease – (Decay/Cavities/Caries and Gum Disease/ Periodontal Disease/ Pyorrhea) is caused directly or indirectly by certain bacteria.  There is really no other cause.  Things like eating candy,  excessive sugar consumption,  poor diet, smoking , defective tooth structure, etc. only contribute to or make someone […]

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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 are the Sign and Symptoms that an root canal is needed?

ANSWER:  Sometimes you may have no symptoms nor any signs without an x-ray or clinical examination by a dentist, however the following are definite signs or symptoms that a root canal may be needed:        1.Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure. 2. Prolonged sensitivity/ pain upon the application of heat or cold (after […]

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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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