May 30, 2019

You can now schedule dental appointments by texting us!  Simply message us with your request at our usual business number (860) 653-7596 You can text us during normal business hours and it will come directly to the front office.  Just let us know if...

Q: Which type of toothbrush should I use? 
A: The brand of the toothbrush is not as critical as the type of bristle and the size of the head. A soft toothbrush with a small head is recommended because medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation...

Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom-molded aligners. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results you'll notice sooner than you think. The course of tr...

 

Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect. 

Th...

Q. When should I first bring my child to the dentist?

 

A: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child be seen by a dentist within six months of the eruption of the first tooth.  Cavities can form on teeth within months after th...

January 24, 2013

As a kid, the kitchen was always the center of our house.  The dinner table served not only as a place for us to gather each night as a family, but also as a stage for story telling.   My sisters and I learned the art of building to a punch line, pro...

December 4, 2012

  Pictured Above is Dr. Allen and her assistant Heather working with a child whose enjoying Frozen while their teeth are cleaned.

As parents, we want to insure that our children are receiving the best health care possible.  Their first dental visit is...

November 20, 2012

People who floss every day are taking a significant step in keeping their teeth clean and healthy!  Flossing was invented by Dr. Levi Spear Parmly, a dentist in New Orleans, in 1815!  However, for as long as humans have been chewing food, they have b...

November 6, 2012

 

Commonly Asked Questions about Thumbsucking

 

Should parents worry about toddler sucking?

 

Toddlers commonly suck on fingers and thumbs.  This sucking is essentially harmless and generally socially acceptable.  Actually, sucking can help th...

August 28, 2012

We are starting to see the first leaves change on our trees...and we all know what that means...it's almost back-to-school time!  We want to make sure all of our young patients kick the school year off with great oral health!  The number one thing...

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