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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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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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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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Have a microscopic culture, MC  ( taken to establish the presence, activity level, and prevalence of disease causing/ pathogenic bacteria. Review current home regimen, effectiveness, and efficiency. Have dental professional go over: Water Pik irrigation- How to reach effective 8-10 pressure. Delivery of Antibacterial-  Therasol, etc. Toothbrushing – Sonicaire, dentifrices, etc., 4.  Flossing- Floss-Aid or […]

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Answer: As long as necessary and it should NOT fall off.  A temporary crown is designed to protect the tooth, allow you to function and eat normally, be able to continue good oral hygiene, and provide adequate esthetics. Normally the permanent crown is placed in approximately 2 to 3 weeks, but this time period may […]

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Invisalign is far superior to traditional braces when it comes to the health of your teeth. Because the forces are gentle and totally controlled there is no concern with causing loss of bone support or shortening the roots of the teeth which is unfortunately quite common with braces using wire and brackets. Invisalign for the […]

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When I was growing up I remember my grandparents, whom I loved dearly, having constant dental problems and emergencies which caused them significant discomfort and inconvenience. When I was in college I remember my grandparents being retired and having very little extra money. I recall that they took a significant portion of their life savings […]

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Gum Disease/ Periodontal Disease

The most prevalent disease of Americans is not what most people would guess, i.e. Heart Disease, Stroke, or Cancer, but in fact it is Periodontal Disease also commonly referred to as Gum Disease. According to major surveys, the National Institute of Health, and the American Academy of Periodontology more than 75% of adults have some […]

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Oral Hygiene Program

Bethel Dental Oral ExamOur 100% effective oral hygiene program equals:

– No more dental decay or cavities!

– No more gum or periodontal disease!

History of Dental Disease

Dental decay and gum disease, with the resulting loss of tooth structure, recession of the gums, loss of supporting structures, and even loss of the teeth themselves – along with all the associated pain, discomfort, aggravation, and expense – have plagued mankind throughout history.

Until recently, all efforts such as tooth brushing, flossing, and irrigation, as well as the use of fluoride, sealants, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and so forth have reduced the amount of disease and destruction, but have not eliminated it.

Cause of Dental Disease

Today, we understand that the root of all dental disease is certain types of bacteria. We also know that these same bacteria can cause or contribute to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory disease, and osteoporosis, and that they can increase a woman’s risk of having a preterm low-birthweight baby.

Our 100% Guarantee

As a patient in our dental practice, you will be shown our tested and time-proven system for eliminating one-hundred percent of these disease-causing bacteria.

Our system is straight-forward, easy, and effective. If you follow our recommendations, you will get our written guarantee that you will get no new dental disease.

Dr. Van Strait and the team here in Bethel, CT can help you with your dental needs. Call 203.730.9011 to find out more.

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