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    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Toothbrush

    Last updated 2 days 8 hours ago

    A toothbrush is an essential aspect of your oral hygiene routine. If you want to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, it is important to find a quality toothbrush. Use this guide to figure out what kind of brush will do the best for your needs:

    Although there are some universal characteristics of a good toothbrush, the size of your mouth largely affects which kind of brush you should buy. If you have a narrow jaw, for example, you should get a toothbrush with a tapered head. You should stick to toothbrushes with soft bristles to get the cleaning power you need without damaging your gums. Make sure to change your toothbrush once every four months to get the best cleaning power.

    Turn to Dental Care of Stamford for your dental cleanings to ensure that you have the healthiest teeth and gums. With some of the tops dentists in the area, we are here to help you improve your oral hygiene routine and avoid serious health issues. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (203) 883-4464.

    Common Causes of TMJ

    Last updated 11 days ago

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) controls the movement of the jaw. The joint is on both sides of the head and is responsible for the motions you make to chew, speak, or swallow. Muscles, ligaments, and bone must work together to ensure that this joint works correctly. TMJ disorders can cause pain, discomfort, and difficulty opening and closing the mouth. Keep reading to learn about causes for these disorders:

    Arthritis in the Joint
    One of the leading causes of TMJ disorders is arthritis in the joint. If arthritis is present in this area, it could damage the cartilage and disrupt the way the entire joint functions. If you notice any changes in the way your jaw moves or feels, it is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist to learn about possible TMJ treatment options.

    Bruxism
    A lot of people start to experience issues in the temporomandibular joint because they grind their teeth. This habit, which is also called bruxism, can change the shape and the surface of the teeth, mess up your alignment, and affect the muscles that allow you to chew. If you think you grind your teeth, you should talk to your dentist about getting fit for a mouth guard that can alleviate your issues.

    Trauma
    Bruxism, clenching, and accidents that could break the jawbone are all considered forms of trauma. Trauma on or near the face could affect the way your jaw functions and might lead to TMJ disorders. If you have any kind of trauma on or near the face, you should talk to your dentist to see if you need TMJ treatment to restore the function of your jaw.

    At Dental Care of Stamford, we can help you find the right kind of TMJ treatment for your needs. With some of the top dentists in the area and state-of-the-art technology, we work hard to ensure every patient has the healthiest teeth and gums. To learn more about or office or our services, call (203) 883-4464.

    Reasons for a Tooth Extraction

    Last updated 18 days ago

    If you have severe tooth decay and the tooth cannot be saved, your dentist might choose to extract it. After the procedure, the dentist will give you some gauze to apply to the extraction area for about 30-45 minutes.

    Typically, the bleeding stops after this period, but it might last longer and require another piece of gauze. You should continue to brush and floss your teeth twice daily as the area heals while making sure to avoid the area of the extraction. If you experience nausea vomiting, or unusually heavy bleeding, you should call your dentist. Learn more in this video.

    Whether you need a tooth extraction or a regular cleaning, Dental Care of Stamford is here for you. We work hard to offer you the best dental care in the area. Call (203) 883-4464 to schedule an appointment.

    Taking Care of Your Veneers

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Veneers can be used to solve a few different dental problems including discoloration and broken or chipped teeth. In order to get the most out of this treatment, however, it is important to take care of them properly. Read on for a look at how to take care of your veneers.

    Hygiene
    Regular and proper oral hygiene is paramount to the maintenance of your veneers. Just like natural teeth, veneers should be brushed twice and flossed once each day. Be sure to use a fluoride toothpaste and a tooth brush with appropriately sturdy bristles. Do not brush too aggressively. It is also important to visit your dentist once or twice each year. If there are any issues, your dentist will be able to catch them early on and make the corresponding adjustments before problems are caused.

    Protection
    Much like natural teeth, veneers can be fragile and thus should be protected in certain cases. If you play contact sports, it is crucial to use a mouth guard. The right equipment can keep your veneers safe and prevent you from having to go back to your dentist for further treatment. 

    Diet
    Your diet can cause your teeth to become discolored in the first place, and it can have a similar effect on your veneers. Food and drinks that are intensely colored tend to stain your teeth and your veneers. These include coffee, tea, wine and certain types of berries. You should also be careful when eating particularly crunchy or hard foods because they may crack your veneers. Make the most of your dental treatment by being cognizant of your diet and how it may affect your veneers.

    For more information about how to take care of your veneers, contact Dental Care of Stamford or visit our website. We are a dentistry practice that offers TMJ treatment and orthodontics in addition to many other dentistry solutions. If you would like to know more about our business, call us at (203) 883-4464 or visit our website. If you live in the Stamford area, stop in today and find out more about what we can do for you.

    Causes of Tooth Enamel Erosion

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Enamel is a tooth’s first line of defense and it is used to protect teeth from physical impact that occurs from processes like chewing. However, there are many factors that cause enamel to erode. Here are a few causes of tooth enamel erosion.

    One factor that contributes to tooth enamel erosion is exposure to acids that are found in fruit drinks and sodas. Enamel may also be eroded by the excessive consumption of starches and sugars. Certain medications can contribute to erosion, as can genetics. If you grind your teeth or brush your teeth too aggressively you may be damaging your tooth enamel. Other causes of erosion include biting your fingernails, using chewing tobacco, and frequent vomiting. Erosion of tooth enamel can lead to cavities and tooth decay.

    If you are suffering from tooth enamel erosion, talk to the experts at Dental Care of Stamford. We are a dental practice that serves the Fairfield County with a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments. For more information about us, feel free to visit our website or call (203) 883-4464.

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