Tyngtown Dental Blog
January 3, 2018
Throughout history, empires have built massive armies mainly to protect the crown of the ruling aristocracy, presidency or other form of leadership. And the people who have filled the ranks of the warrior class have always stood on the outside of royalty as a wall of defense. The same applies to your teeth. Your enamel serves as the troops of your mouth, bearing the brunt of constant attacks, protecting your crowns and the sacred space hidden deep within. Learn from your dentist what happens when this wall of protection is violated, and ways to repair and protect it.
December 17, 2017
The human body is a marvelous creation, full of interdependent systems that come together to help you function well and enjoy all that life has to offer. Unfortunately, the interconnectivity of our bodies can also cause us problems. What seems like a minor issue in one part can have far-reaching and devastating consequences. For example, did you know that gum disease can actually impact your heart health? Why is this the case, and how can you take better care of your gums to protect your precious ticker?
November 16, 2017
Do it yourself life hacks are extremely popular, but what about DIY dentistry? From store bought teeth whitening to complete orthodontic care from the comfort of home, it seems dentistry has officially entered the DIY age. In most cases, your dentist will tell you DIY dental treatments are not advisable. However, there are some DIY dental treatments that offer some benefits. One option that is gaining in popularity right now is the DIY veneer. Traditional porcelain veneers are crafted using tooth-colored dental grade porcelain that is permanently cemented to the front surfaces of teeth to conceal numerous cosmetic flaws. DIY veneers offer similar results, but you never have to set foot in your local dental practice. Keep reading to find out how they work and whether or not you should consider DIY porcelain veneers or opt for professional cosmetic dentistry.
October 2, 2017
You might have heard that dental caries — commonly known as cavities — are more common than many other childhood conditions. That’s why so many dental professionals recommend that children receive dental sealants. But what about adults? Even grown-ups love to eat sugary foods, and we may all have habits that aren’t so great for our teeth. We’re all vulnerable to cavities, which is why even adults can benefit from dental sealants. Read on if you would like to learn more about this potentially tooth-saving treatment.
June 20, 2017
Millions of Americans (almost half of the population) are currently dealing with periodontal disease. Many of them don’t even realize anything is awry, even though they may notice bleeding, tender, swollen gums and persistent bad breath. Are you experiencing any of the symptoms of the condition? Your dentist in Wilton can help you prevent gum disease through routine preventive care, but if you develop gum disease, your periodontist Dr. Kevin Guze provides high quality gum disease therapy.
April 27, 2017
The health of your teeth, gums and jaw bone influences your overall health. Tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and poor dental bite interplay with how the rest of you functions and feels. Your dentist in Wilton, Dr. Tom Pastor, teaches his patients the importance of good oral health and how it influences systemic well-being. Dental health is much more than a pretty smile.
March 12, 2017
You feel so embarrassed by a misshapen tooth right in the front of your mouth. Over the years, it has become deeply stained as well. While the tooth basically is healthy, it lacks the strength and size to support a thin porcelain veneer. Should you get a dental crown from Wilton dentist, Dr. Tom Pastor? This experienced cosmetic dentist in Wilton evaluates patients for dental crowns all the time. He’ll tell you about these tried and true restorations and how one could fix your cosmetic issue.
February 13, 2017
You have the good habit of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily as well. That’s great because those routines remove the bacteria-laden plaque that forms from what you eat and drink. In fact, the American Dental Association says brushing and flossing are your best at-home protections against tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. But, are there other things you can do to maximize your dental routine. Dentist in Wilton, Dr. Tom Pastor of Tyngtown Dental, says even small changes to your time at the bathroom sink help keep your smile healthy and bright for years.
January 24, 2017
Looking and feeling your best partners with how your smile looks. Chips, cracks, stains, crowding–these defects detract from an otherwise healthy set of teeth. With a wide range of aesthetic dental services available from Dr. Tom Pastor at Tyngtown Dental, learn how wonderful your smile can be. A smile makeover in Wilton can change your teeth and your outlook.
December 28, 2016
The National Center for Health Statistics says more than one quarter of American adults have cavities they don’t know about or have neglected to treat. This leads to tooth loss and spread of unhealthy bacteria. Wilton dentist, Dr. Tom Pastor, urges preventive care at home and in the office to reduce the risk of decay.