Coronavirus and a dental emergency

In order to keep our patients and staff safe during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have closed our office to all routing care as of March 17, 2020.  We will be open by appointment only to see any patients we determine are in need of care.  We will be triaging dental emergencies by telephone to the office at 860-676-2288 or you may call or text the doctors at 860-573-4729.  What is a dental emergency? The most serious dental emergency is […]

Dental Reasons for Bad Breath

I’ve been a dentist in Farmington, CT for over 20 years and one thing I get asked about a lot is bad breath.  Patients are often wondering if what is going on their mouth is causing a bad odor or halitosis. First, let’s face it, every now and then we all have it…  The good thing is that for most of us it’s usually temporary.  Temporary halitosis can often be contributed to something that was eaten.  When halitosis becomes persistent […]

This Farmington, CT Dentist Asks: Do You Have A Reluctant Brusher?

Good Oral Habits Start At Home! Do you have a child who doesn’t want to brush their teeth? Does your child fight you at toothbrushing time? If you do, you are not alone. Parents and caregivers often face the challenge of a child who resists brushing their teeth. Let’s face it, kids don’t always jump on board with behaviors that we know are best for their future selves. That’s why it is our job as parents to make sure they […]

Snacking and Cavities

It’s summertime and everyone is snacking, but when you snack are you thinking about cavities? Cavities are preventable, and we consider it our purpose to give all of our patients as many tools and as much information as we can so that our patients can become cavity free and stay cavity free for life. More to Know About Tooth Decay and Cavities Sure, we have written about cavities before but we were inspired by this post from the dentist dad […]

How Does A Cavity Form?

No one likes to hear they have a cavity.  No one wants to get one.  Yet so many people have had at least one cavity in their lifetime. Why does tooth decay and form cavities? While it is well known that sugar causes cavities, what isn’t known is that cavities are not caused by how much sugar you eat in a day, but rather how frequently you consume the sugar in a day. So how does eating sugar give you […]