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By Southington Dentistry
October 14, 2014
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: Flossing  
brush and flossed teethProper health and hygiene is so important when it comes to your teeth. Without it, your teeth can break down and decay, which can cause many problems including tooth loss. Most believe that brushing is all that needs to be done. This is simply not true. Flossing is such a vital part of dental care. Dr. Neil Salesky wants Southington, CT and Plantsville, CT patients to understand the importance of flossing and how it can help you in the long run.
 
 

Why Do I Need to Floss?

 
Flossing provides care and cleaning to the areas of your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. These areas are actually more vulnerable to dental problems. Food particles can get lodged in between these gaps. Buildup of plaque can also occur, which causes discoloration, stains, and sometimes cavities. Listed below are some of the negative side effects that come with not flossing:
 
  • Increased cavities: If you choose not to floss, cavities can start to form in between your teeth. Tooth decay can cause an increase in sensitivity to hot and cold, as well as sweets. They can also cause pain. Cavities can only be discovered in a dental exam.
  • Tartar buildup: Tartar is a buildup of plaque that has been left undisturbed for a period of time. Plaque is sticky and soft, but if left untreated by regular flossing, it becomes hard. A professional dentist must then remove it.
  • Bad breath: Nobody wants stinky breath. Flossing can help to prevent this from happening. If bacteria and food particles are left in between your teeth, it can actually increase your bad breath.
  • A bright smile: Flossing can keep your teeth looking shiny and bright by removing stubborn spots and food particles. If you don’t floss, plaque buildup can cause staining of the teeth.
  • Periodontal disease: Poor oral hygiene can cause you to suffer from gum disease. Periodontal disease begins with tender and swollen gums. As it remains untreated, the gums pull away from the teeth and the spaces can become infected. Symptoms include: bad breath, red gums, swollen gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, formation of pockets, change in bite, and shifting teeth. Gum disease can also lead to overall body health issues such as heart disease and diabetes.
 
 

Oral Hygiene at Home

 
Taking care of your teeth at home is just as important as regular dental visits. Make sure you are not only flossing, but brushing at least twice a day. Be sure to floss at least once a day, as well as after meals to remove food particles that may be stuck in between teeth.
 
Flossing and brushing daily will ensure you that your mouth is healthy and clean. Be sure to visit our office for your routine dental exams so your teeth and gums can have a good, deep cleaning.
 
 
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Neil Salesky, our Plantsville and Southington, CT dentist, by calling (860) 628-5029 or by scheduling an appointment online.
 
By Southington Dentistry
September 23, 2014
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

teeth whitening procedure It’s official and factual -- people tend to associate a whiter smile with better looks. In some surveys, people say that they even make judgments about a person’s level of intelligence or ability to have a successful career based on the shade of his teeth. Luckily dentists like Southington dentist Dr. Neil Salesky of Southington Dentistry offer teeth whitening services that can give you a whiter, brighter smile in one fairly short appointment.

 

Over the Counter Whitening Solutions

There are a number of ways that you can go about improving the color of your teeth -- some are more effective than others. Retail stores sell consumer-grade teeth whitening kits and strips that you can use at home, but they’re often made with low-strength brightening products (so they don’t work on every stain) and sometimes take a very long time to work. This isn’t the ideal solution for someone who has an important life event coming up soon (like a wedding or photo shoot) and needs results fast.

 

Professional Tooth Whitening

The most effective way to get your teeth whitened is by visiting teeth whitening Southington dentist Dr. Salesky. He offers two options – an at-home bleaching kit or in-office whitening. With the at-home solution you must wear a bleaching tray for several weeks to get your desired whitening results. If you prefer a quicker solution that gives significantly brighter smile in a day, then go with the in-office solution. Dr. Salesky utilizes a professional-grade bleaching gel and curing light to give you a “Hollywood-quality” smile in about an hour.

 

Teeth Whitening Southington by Dr. Neil Salesky

If you’re located in the Southington area and your smile has seen better days, see Dr. Salesky of Southington Dentistry on Cornerstone Court in Plantsville, Connecticut. His office offers an easy online “Appointment Request” system for your convenience, or you can call in for a tooth whitening appointment today. Patients can call (860) 628-5029 to schedule an appointment at his office located at 15-3A Cornerstone Court, Plantsville, CT 06479.
 
By Southington Dentistry
June 23, 2014
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: Root Canal  
root cnnal The dreaded root canal in Southington—or so you’ve heard. Over the years, root canal therapy has earned a reputation for being agonizingly painful.  But did you know that a root canal is actually the only way to treat a diseased tooth other than extraction? It’s an imperative and commonly performed procedure that saves your tooth and eases the excruciating pain caused by an infection. And with advances in modern dentistry today, our dentist in Southington CT can perform a root canal virtually pain free.
 
 
The more educated you are about root canal therapy and the benefits it offers, the less apprehension you will feel about the procedure in the future. Delaying treatment will only make the infection worse, increasing the amount of dental work needed to repair the tooth.
 
 

Save Your Tooth with Root Canal Therapy

 
 
Root canal therapy, also called endodontic therapy, is performed by our Southington, CT dentist to repair or save the damaged or dead pulp in the root canal of the tooth, and can usually be completed in one to three visits. The procedure may vary depending on the condition of the tooth and severity of infection.  Root canal therapy is necessary because the infected tooth will not heal by itself.
 
 
The procedure involves removing the diseased tissue from the tooth, and then cleansing and disinfecting the canal and inner chamber. The canal is then filled to prevent recontamination. If the tooth is still weak and brittle, a crown may be placed over the tooth to strengthen its structure and improve its appearance. The only other alternative is extraction, which can cause neighboring teeth to shift, resulting in a misaligned bite.
 
For patients in Southington root canal therapy is an instant pain reliever and the best dental treatment that saves original teeth. Most patients who receive root canal treatment today experience little or no pain, and enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as its healthy original. Thanks to advances in dental technology, endodontic therapy has become more precise, less invasive, and ultimately, less painful.
 
 

Is My Tooth Infected?

 
 
Visit our dentist in Southington about root canal therapy and as soon as you detect signs of an infected tooth. Symptoms of an infected tooth include:
 
  • A broken tooth
  • A discolored tooth, with or without pain
  • Sensitivity to cold and heat
  • Swelling around the effected tooth
  • Tenderness to touch and chewing
 
Whether a cavity or a dental trauma has infected your tooth, you’ll want to visit our Southington, CT dentist right away.  Delaying necessary treatment will only make the situation worse. Root canal therapy doesn’t have to be scary, and with new and advanced dental technology available today, it doesn’t even have to be painful.




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