Flossing Techniques for Healthy Smiles

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Is your flossing technique up to snuff? It’s good to review technique every once in awhile, to make sure your teeth are getting as clean as possible. When flossing, use a thread that is roughly 18 inches long. This allows you to clean each tooth with a clean section of... Read more »

Dealing with Loose Bridges

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Your bridge was installed with the intention that it would restore your lost tooth for a long time to come. Complications from advanced gum disease can compromise the bridge’s stability and anchor points. It is also not unheard of for an accidental fall or blow to the face to affect... Read more »

The Consequences of Sharing a Toothbrush

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Do you ever consider using someone else’s toothbrush? Do you think using a toothbrush isn’t a problem, especially if you’re only sharing with a significant other? Would you be surprised to learn that you should actually never share your toothbrush with anyone? As you’ve probably guessed, you also shouldn’t lend... Read more »

What to do When One of Your Crowns Falls Out

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When Dr. Timothy Collier fits a crown it always intended to restore the function and appearance of the enamel layer of a tooth for a long time. Unfortunately, there are instances where something like a blow to the face, a hard fall or issues with chronic periodontal disease can weaken... Read more »

The Details of Dental Fluoride Treatment

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Do you ever wonder why fluoride is so important? Well, our Dental Associates of Manchester team is more than happy to tell you! Each day, our smiles are threatened by the harmful dental conditions that attack and destroy our teeth, like acid, tooth decay, and gum disease. Fluoride is a... Read more »

How Can Flossing Help Your Pearly Whites?

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Daily flossing of your pearly whites removes oral debris, food particles, bacteria, and plaque stuck in between the teeth. Taking the time to floss makes you less susceptible to gingivitis--gum disease that arises from hardened plaque. Plaque will irritate your gum tissue, causing gum sensitivity if it is not removed... Read more »

Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

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Wisdom teeth are essentially third molars leftover from a time in human evolution when our ancient ancestors ate a lot of hard foods and roots. They develop inside the gums at the same time as your permanent teeth. While most people have four wisdom teeth, it’s not uncommon to have... Read more »