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By: Amber C.
The Smile Spot
I agree with the billing issues. Dental cleanings, which should be free with my insurance, are not free here. If your plan only covers one fluoride treatment per year, they don't tell you until after the dental visit and you owe hundreds of dollars for a routine cleaning. He also pushes in office orthodontics on EVERY patient that I have seen come in. Please note that he is not an orthodontist and his appliances and braces frequently fall off. He talked us into it at $6,000 per child, biggest mistake ever.
By: finefood-aholic
Southern Connecticut Dental Group
Places children first, truly cares about children and does not want to see them suffer, not afraid to speak out.
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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