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    What do Google CEO Larry Page and Dr. Simon Have in Common?

    Last updated 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Do what the CEO of most successful business in the world does! 
    Google CEO Larry Page uses what Dr. Simon does to run his business!! Seriously….He uses The Toothbrush Test to see if he should pursue a business opportunity. He says “To be considered, another business has to pass the toothbrush test. People have to use it once or twice a day and it must make your life better.” Dental Care does that for sure! How often do you smile, how often do you chew and enjoy your food, how often do you speak? A lot more than once or twice a day! Keep those check-up close together so you can continue enjoy those benefits every day!

    Oral Health Concerns for Seniors

    Last updated 1 day 6 hours ago

    Without the proper care and attention, the mouth is susceptible to certain health issues that could lead to serious problems. Seniors have to be more diligent than anyone about their oral health to avoid the following issues:

    Increased Risk for Periodontal Disease
    Older adults tend to see more cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Certain diseases like diabetes increase one’s risk for periodontal disease. A lot of medications also increase the risk for an oral infection like this. To avoid decay and gum disease, it is important to properly brush and floss the teeth daily. You should also schedule regular visits with the dentist to get deeper cleanings and checkups.

    Sensitivity to Hot and Cold
    The gums recede with age. If they recede too far, they could expose parts of the tooth that are more sensitive to extreme temperatures. Without the protective enamel that covers other parts of the tooth, this could lead to significant discomfort and pain. If you notice sensitivity when you drink hot or cold liquids, you might want to switch to an anti-sensitivity toothpaste. If you still have issues, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist.

    Dry Mouth
    Dry mouth can be another side effect of certain medications or health issues. Saliva is an important element for overall oral health because it assists in cleaning plaque and bacteria off of the teeth before they cause issues. When they have dry mouth, seniors increase their risk for oral health issues like decay and periodontal disease, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. If you have dry mouth, you should see your dentist to find a treatment option that lowers this risk.

    Whether you want to learn how to take better care of your teeth in your senior years or need a cosmetic dentist, Dental Care of Stamford is here for you. With some of the best general, preventative, and kid’s dental options in the Stamford area, we make it easy to maintain healthy teeth and gums. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (203) 883-4464.

    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Toothbrush

    Last updated 9 days 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 18 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.

    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.

    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 25 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.

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