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April 21, 2020

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

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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…)

October 20, 2019

Time Goes Fast! See A Dentist Now So You Don’t Lose Insurance Benefits

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 10:50 pm

Computer screen that reads, Dental BenefitsIf you’re not a fan of losing money (and who is?), here’s a sobering statistic that may interest you: Each year, Americans collectively miss out on 152 billion dollars in dental insurance benefits. That works out to just over $900 per person that could otherwise be used for dental care. How does this happen? In most cases, people don’t realize that their benefits don’t roll over at the end of the year and fail to schedule their appointments in time. Fortunately, there are still a couple of months left in 2019, so you still have time to use your insurance to see a dentist in Ellington at an affordable rate. Learn more below about how to get the most from your benefits and improve your oral health at the same time!


September 27, 2019

Don’t Rely on Store-Bought Whitening Products; See Your Dentist Instead!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 5:47 pm

Teeth WhiteningIt’s no secret that plenty of people are worried about having a less than dazzling grin; in fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “whiter teeth” is the most common change for Americans to want to make to their smiles. Plenty of products at the store claim they can help you with this goal, but is that really the best solution? Learn why professional teeth whitening in Ellington could be the best way to help a set of pearly whites that have lost their gleam.


August 3, 2019

How Can CEREC Crowns Benefit You?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 5:24 pm

dental crown

Our lives are very busy these days. Between work, school, family, and other social engagements, it can be almost impossible to find time for two dental appointments to get a crown. Luckily, your dentist has a solution – CEREC in Ellington. CEREC crowns offer several benefits that traditional crowns do not, the big one being that they can be crafted in just one day, minimizing your time spent at the office. Let’s learn more about CEREC crowns and their other advantages.


July 12, 2019

Relax and Get the Treatment You Need By Seeing a Sedation Dentist in Ellington

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 2:04 pm

patient receiving nitrous oxideWhen you walk into a dental practice, does the sterile smell of the office and bright lighting send you into an anxious spiral? This can make it a stressful task just to schedule an appointment and get the oral care you need to keep your teeth healthy and bright for years to come. When you visit a sedation dentist in Ellington, you can show up relaxed, confident, and enjoy a worry-free procedure. Read on to learn about how nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation can help calm your nerves. (more…)

April 10, 2019

5 Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist in Ellington

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 8:01 pm

family at dentistAs a parent, your schedule is jammed pack and you’re constantly running around town trying to keep up with everything from parent-teacher conferences to after-school activities. You may be getting tired of visiting multiple dentists to accommodate each of your family member’s needs, which means it’s time to make the switch to seeing a family dentist in Ellington. This is the best way to consolidate your schedule and even have a little extra time for yourself at the end of the day. Read on to learn 5 great benefits of switching to a family dentist.     (more…)

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