Curtis Family Dentistry Blog
October 4, 2017
It is often said that your oral health is the gateway to your general health as the two are linked to one another. To protect your overall well-being, you brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night. While this is important, it is only half of the care you need. You should also schedule a preventive appointment with your dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup. Not only does this prevent complications with your oral and overall health, but it also leads to lower dental costs in the future.
September 12, 2017
It’s already tough to face tooth loss today, in the modern age of technology. Can you imagine how it was back in the older days?
Losing a tooth might have meant living without the ability to chew or speak properly. Back then, they would suggest letting an ancient dentist implant a false tooth made of rock or wood into your mouth—despite how sketchy that sounds. In fact, archeologists have found old findings of a variety of proposed dental implants, ranging from pig bones to iron rods.
It’s no doubt that our ancestors knew it was important to have all of our teeth. Your dentist wants to take a look into the history of dental implants and how they’ve come to be the next best thing to natural teeth today.
August 8, 2017
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” said one of the most well-known founding fathers of our country. Benjamin Franklin understands the great foundation that thinking ahead created and it’s even expanded to dentistry! A great dentist understands that preventive care should be held to a high standard. But, in the case that a dental issue like a toothache occurs, your emergency dentist in Trumbull is here for you. Through professional cleanings, dental exams, and other preventive treatments, your dentist will help keep your smile free of dental pain and address it when it does occur.
July 28, 2017
If you imagine squealing drills and severe pain when you hear the words “root canal,” you’re not alone. Root canals may have the worst reputation in all of dentistry. Lucky for you, if it turns out that you’re in need of root canal therapy, the procedure is actually quite painless. The best news of all – root canals can actually significantly relieve the painful toothache that precedes them! At Curtis Family Dentistry, we want to change the way you think about root canals and visiting the dentist in general. All of the treatments we offer are comfortable, stress free, and personalized to meet your unique needs. That includes safe, painless root canals. Contact our Bridgeport dental team to find out more or schedule an appointment.
December 22, 2016
You have healthy teeth–no cavities, great alignment. However, how healthy are your gums? Your gum tissue provides an important blood supply and nutrients to your teeth and also anchors them in your jaw. If infected with a condition called periodontitis, gum tissue recedes, leading to loss of both bone density and teeth. Periodontal therapy from Dr. Michael Curtis in Trumbull can help return your gums to vibrant health.
November 3, 2016
“Ouch!” you exclaim as the ice cream hits your teeth. You’ve been looking forward to digging into a pint of chocolate all day, but the first thing you end up tasting is pain. This has been happening more and more lately and it’s starting to concern you. What is causing all of this tooth sensitivity? Dr. Michael Curtis, your dentist in Trumbull, lets you know you what may be making your teeth sensitive, as well as how you can treat it. (more…)
October 6, 2016
Adult braces are more common than ever these days, but chances are good you haven’t noticed anyone wearing them. Look harder. As options in orthodontics improve, adults and image-conscious teens can enjoy properly-aligned teeth without wearing metal brackets and wires for two years. The team at Curtis Family Dentistry offers six month braces in Trumbull. Six Month Smiles is a discreet method of straightening the teeth that is completed in less than half the time of traditional braces. Are you suited for the treatment? Let’s find out.
September 11, 2016
At Curtis Family Dentistry, we provide dental crowns in Trumbull. Dr. Curtis offers the best restorations available to restore oral health and functions with the use of a dental crown. Using a simple procedure, a dental crown is placed over a tooth to protect the tooth from additional damage while restoring its function. Often, dental crowns are used in combination with other procedures, such as root canals. No matter the reason for needing a crown, proper care of the crown is essential to ensure the longevity of the restoration. As your dentist in Trumbull for dental crowns, Dr. Curtis has the information you need to properly care for your crown.
August 8, 2016
Have you noticed your smile has started to dull because of tooth discoloration? Have you tired over-the-counter whitening treatments that just do not seem to work? If so, it is time you turn to professional teeth whitening in Commerce Park from your cosmetic dentist. Professional teeth whitening is the only way to get the drastic results you want for a whiter smile. Using high-grade whitening agents, the enamel is deeply penetrated to remove discoloration. You will have a younger-looking, whiter and brighter smile with results that last.
July 7, 2016
A root canal is a common procedure that’s often recommended when a tooth has become infected or severely damaged. During the procedure, the pulp of a tooth is removed. The tooth is then sterilized, sealed, and a protective crown is placed over the tooth to restore the tooth’s function and appearance. While the procedure is commonly performed and is an effective treatment, many people remain concerned about the length of time a root canal will last. As your trusted dentist, we have everything you need to know about receiving a root canal in Trumbull.