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September 23, 2020

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 10:21 pm

Young boy undergoing sedation dentistry in EllingtonDid you know that roughly 20% of school-aged children are afraid of the dentist? From loud drills and sharp tools to unfamiliar people and a fear of pain, it’s not hard to see why it can become a scary experience for them. Fortunately, that’s where sedation dentistry in Ellington comes in! Not only can it relax patients and relieve their anxiety, but it can also help them stay still so dental teams can work quickly. However, many parents wonder if it is a safe option for their children. Read on for the answer, common types, and the benefits!


August 18, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Dentist

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 11:10 pm

Patient using sedation dentistry in EllingtonDo you have a fear of going to the dentist? Whether it’s from a bad experience as a child or just negative stories from other people, you aren’t alone. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 75% of people suffer from dental phobia. For some, it prevents them from visiting the dentist at all. The good news is that with modern dental technology, as well as a friendly team, you have nothing to worry about. Continue reading to learn more about sedation dentistry in Ellington and how it can help you overcome your dental anxiety.


July 14, 2020

4 Reasons to Schedule Your Child’s Dental Checkup Before School Starts

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 8:09 pm

Child at dentist in Ellington for checkupWhile cavities and tooth decay have been on the rise since the 1990s, children are susceptible to these issues now more than ever. In fact, over 25% of children have had a cavity by the time they reach the age of four. Additionally, 20% of children between the ages of five and eleven have at least one untreated decayed tooth. Unfortunately, the statistics continue to skyrocket as 90% of U.S. adults have had at least one cavity by the time they are 21. The good news is that a proper oral hygiene regimen and routine visits to the dentist can ensure that your child isn’t a part of these statistics. Therefore, your dentist in Ellington shares four reasons to schedule your child’s dental checkup before the school year starts.


June 17, 2020

5 Benefits of Invisalign You’ll Appreciate while Traveling

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 3:36 pm

Smiling woman holds Invisalign in Ellington while travelling for summerNow that the weather is warming up, the sun is shining, and summertime is finally here, many of us are excited to go on fun and exciting vacations. If you have Invisalign in Ellington, you may be wondering if your orthodontic treatment will get in the way of your fun in the sun. Thankfully, these clear aligners make it easy to get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted while you enjoy your vacations. Here are five benefits of Invisalign that you can enjoy wherever you’re travelling this summer.


May 18, 2020

Staying on Track with Your Invisalign Treatment in COVID-19

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 2:12 am

Closeup of Invisalign in Ellington alignerTo keep their patients, staff, and community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, most dental practices are postponing all non-emergency appointments for the time being. If you’re undergoing Invisalign in Ellington, you may be concerned about how this will impact your treatment. Thankfully, as long as you care for and use your aligners properly, there should be minimal to no delay in your progress. Here are seven important tips to help you stay on track for a straighter smile while in quarantine.


April 21, 2020

Staying Safe at Home: Oral Hygiene Tips for Avoiding COVID-19

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 7:48 pm

Person practicing oral hygiene during COVID-19Good oral hygiene habits are always important. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important to maintain your oral hygiene while taking precautions to avoid spreading or catching the virus. There are simple, easily-implementable things that you can do at home to help keep you and your family safe. Follow these tips from your Ellington Dentist and you’ll be better prepared to maintain your oral hygiene during COVID-19.


February 7, 2020

Strengthen Your Child’s Teeth with These 8 Tasty Treats

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 4:09 pm

Healthy, happy child thanks to children's oral health snacksIt’s common knowledge that too much sugar in your child’s life causes cavities, but did you know that the right treats could keep their pearly whites strong and clean? Dental experts have found that substituting junk food with a few smile-friendly snacks doesn’t just lower risk of tooth decay, but it can boost children’s oral health as well. With a few healthy additions to your little one’s diet, you can help keep their precious smile beautiful and healthy as it grows! Here are eight foods your family dentist recommends your son or daughter snacks on for stronger teeth and a better smile.


January 1, 2020

Commit To a Healthier New Year By Sticking to These 4 Dental Habits

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 2:08 pm

notebook with a list named "change habits"There’s no better time to focus on building great new dental habits than at the start of the new year. Although committing to goals may seem daunting, the key is to make them attainable. If you’d like to preserve your natural smile and vow to have a cavity-free 2020, read on for four oral health-focused new year’s resolutions from your dentist. (more…)

December 1, 2019

The Best Over-the-Counter Pain Relief Options for a Toothache

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 10:29 pm

man holding jaw in painNothing can ruin a day faster than the shooting pain of a toothache. When this occurs, you have a dental emergency on your hands, but it’s not always possible for you to receive immediate dental care. Therefore, it helps to know what over-the-counter (OTC) pain relief products can help to temporarily calm the discomfort. As you continue reading, your emergency dentist in Ellington provides some insight. But first, you’ll learn what the common causes of a toothache are.


November 9, 2019

What is Your Tongue Telling You About Your Oral Health?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 1:34 pm

person sticking their tongue outIf you’re looking for clues to find out what oral conditions and problems are lingering in your mouth, the first place you should start with is your tongue. This muscular oral organ is covered with a wet-looking tissue called mucosa that should always appear pink and covered with papillae, which are small bumps on the surface of it. If your tongue doesn’t look this way, it could be a sign that you need to visit your family dentist in Ellington as soon as possible. Read on to learn what may be wrong with your mouth if your tongue is exhibiting certain symptoms or signs. (more…)

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