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    Hypnosis and De-Sensitization for Dental Patients

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Even though going to the dentist is essential to your oral health, many people experience such fear and anxiety that they avoid making an appointment. If you are one of the many people who experiences dental phobia, there is good news. Dental Care of Stamford offers a number of solutions for dental anxiety including hypnosis and desensitization. Whether you had a traumatic past experience at the dentist or you are simply afraid of what procedures you might need, our techniques take away the power of those experiences so that you can relax in the dentist’s chair. We use modern techniques to make your fears and anxieties float away.

    Don’t let your dental fear and anxiety prevent you from having a healthy mouth. Contact Dental Care of Stamford at (203) 803-1815 to discuss your unique needs and worries. You can rest assured that our dental team will take the time to make sure that you are completely comfortable and at ease at your next appointment.

    What to Expect from Your Dental Implant Procedure

    Last updated 11 months ago

    According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have at least one missing permanent tooth. Tooth loss may be due to advanced decay, gum disease, or injury. Whatever the reason that you are missing a tooth, consult with your cosmetic dentist to find out if dental implants are right for you. Dental implants offer a permanent and durable solution for missing teeth. Keep reading to find out what you can expect from your dental implant procedure.


    The first step in the dental implant procedure is a consultation with your dentist. During your appointment, your dentist will make sure that your oral health is good enough to support the implant post. You’ll discuss any existing medical conditions that you have, and together you can determine if dental implants are the right solution for you.


    Once you and your dentist have decided that dental implants are a good choice for you, you can move ahead with the procedure. You will be anesthetized during the minor surgery in which your dentist implants a titanium post into your jaw bone. The post is the replacement for your tooth root. After this procedure is complete, you’ll wait for everything to heal and for the post to integrate into your jaw bone. Soon, you’ll return to your dentist who will affix a crown that matches your teeth’s natural shape and color to complete the implant process. You’ll be left with a restored smile that is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.


    In order to make your dental implant last a lifetime, it is essential to practice good oral care. You may need to visit your dentist more frequently after the implant is placed to make sure everything is healing normally. You should still maintain your at-home dental health routine of regular brushing and flossing. Initially, you may want avoid very hard foods as you adjust to your new dental implant.

    If you are missing one or more teeth, call Dental Care of Stamford at (203) 803-1815. Our caring dentists will guide you through every step of the dental implant process. Call today to start your journey towards a better, healthier smile!

    Teeth Grinding 101

    Last updated 12 months ago

    Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can be a painful and damaging habit. Watch this video to learn the basics of teeth grinding and what you can do to treat it.

    Teeth grinding frequently occurs at night, and often results in chronic headaches, jaw pain, and neck tension. Though the exact causes of teeth grinding are not known, stress and a misaligned bite may contribute to the problem. Teeth grinding can wear down your teeth over time and cause cracked or broken teeth. Ask your dentist if you need a mouth guard to prevent damage to your teeth from grinding.

    Dental Care of Stamford offers comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for families in the Fairfield County area. Call us at (203) 803-1815 or visit our website to schedule your next dental appointment today!

    Are Your Teeth Suffering Damage While You Sleep?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Do you ever wake up with a sore, aching jaw? Do you experience headaches or neck aches and you’re not sure why? If so, you might be one of the many people who grind their teeth during their sleep. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can cause serious damage to your teeth and result in a host of other dental problems. Talk to your dentist if you think you might be grinding your teeth at night. Keep reading to find out if your teeth are suffering damage while you sleep.

    How Do I Know?
    There are a few telltale signs that you grind your teeth during your sleep. If you share a bed, ask your partner if they ever notice a grinding noise while you’re asleep. Oftentimes, the noise will be loud enough to wake the other person up. A constant headache is another sign that you could be grinding your teeth. If you think you might be grinding your teeth at night, ask your dentist to look for signs of bruxism at your next appointment.

    Why Is Bruxism Harmful?
    In addition to causing chronic headaches, neck pain, and jaw pain, bruxism can do serious damage to your teeth. Bruxism exerts a great deal of pressure on your teeth and can lead to cracked, chipped, and broken teeth. In extreme cases, your teeth can actually become loose and potentially fall out. Over time, the repetitive grinding motion can wear down your teeth and cause a need for bridges, crowns, root canals, and other dental procedures.

    How Do I Stop?
    Though the exact causes of teeth grinding are not known, stress, caffeine and alcohol consumption, and poor oral habits can contribute to bruxism. Train yourself not to grind your teeth during the day, and practice relaxation techniques before you go to bed. Your dentist may also want to fit you with a mouth guard that will protect your teeth while you sleep.

    You don’t have to live with the pain and damage of teeth grinding. Call Dental Care of Stamford at (203) 803-1815 to find out how we can help you. We are open six days a week to make scheduling an appointment easy.

    Sedation Dentistry: IV Sedation

    Last updated 1 year ago

    IV sedation is an amazing tool that your dentist can utilize to help you with your dental treatments. It allows you to get the dental care you need without remembering the procedure. This option is useful for people who are afraid of the dentist, need extensive work done, or need more than one treatment at one time.

    After your visit to the dentist, you'll need someone to drive you home and stay with you. For about 24 hours after your procedure, you'll be sleepy and groggy. You shouldn't drive, exercise, or try to move about on your own. Be sure to begin drinking water as soon as you can after you get home, and move on to soft foods as soon as your dentist recommends.

    To find out if IV sedation is right for you, contact our dentists at Dental Care of Stamford by calling (203) 803-1815. We will keep you as comfortable as possible during your treatment.

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