Maintain a Happy Smile with Jaw Pain Treatments

Are you suffering from any jaw pain? Are you suffering from any facial pain? If so, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible to ensure it does not plague your smile this holiday season. Jaw and face pain can have numerous causes and symptoms present. However, it is important to seek… Read more »

Test Your Mouthwash Knowledge

Believe you’re a mouthwash know-it-all, huh? Let’s put your skills to the test. Here are four questions that will help you as you learn more about the power of mouthwash or as you prove that you’re already an expert: 1. This is the right quantity of mouthwash to use. a. 20 ml b. 40 ml… Read more »

Helpful Reminders for Halloween: Dental Checklist

It is important to remember the connection between sugars and dental erosion. Dental erosion is a condition that arises when the tooth enamel on your teeth begins to wear away due to various processes and conditions. To help prevent erosion, it is important to eat healthily and limit the consumption of hazardous products. This is… Read more »

Installing Dental Crowns

Some people believe that installing a dental crown is as simple as placing a crown on top of a head or a cap onto a bottle of toothpaste, but it’s actually a little more complex than that. There are a few steps involved with installing oral crowns onto pearly whites, and we’ve laid them out… Read more »

Some Basic First-Aid Is Necessary for Preserving a Knocked Out Tooth

Each of your teeth is anchored in its dental socket by a series of very strong periodontal ligaments. This generally gives them the structural integrity and presence to handle the forces of biting, chewing, and grinding the foods you eat. Unfortunately, it is possible for an accident or sports injury to carry enough force to… Read more »

Fluoride Treatment 101

Your regular dental checkups are vital for your oral health. This is because it includes treatments that help your teeth, gums, and smile. One treatment that it includes is a professional fluoride treatment. To help you know a little more about this treatment so you know what to expect in the dental chair, our dentists,… Read more »

Oral Health Care Procedures: Tooth Replacement Therapy

If you would like to replace any teeth you have missing, there are three highly recommended procedures to consider. This includes dentures, implants, and bridges. But how do you know which form of tooth replacement will work best for you? The answer will depend on your age, jaw strength, desires, and genetics. – Dental Implants:… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Dental Sealants

From the outside, you would think that tooth enamel is strong enough to resist the dangers of the foods and drinks we eat. Sadly, this is not the case as it is extremely thin and can often fail. To help prevent cavities and dental erosion from overtaking your tooth enamel, an additional layer known as… Read more »

Oral Cancer: Your Questions Answered

What is oral cancer? Oral cancer, or cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, sinuses, hard and soft palate, throat, and floor of the mouth, should be detected and treated early on. When you come into our office for a dental cleaning, Drs. Poetti, Bidra, and Tariq will screen for oral cancer in Meriden, Connecticut. What… Read more »

Keep A Lookout for Oral Cancer

When was the last time you ever checked your smile for oral cancer? If it’s been while you are not alone. By neglecting your oral health checkups, you could be bypassing warning signs of oral cancer. That is why having a checkup at Cloverleaf Dental Center in Meriden, Connecticut, is essential to your oral health… Read more »