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  • What is a crown?
    If you have never had a crown before, you might be wondering why crown treatment is best, what the procedure involves, and which type of crown to choose. Let’s get Read more
  • Charcoal Toothpaste
    Despite the extraordinary claims made for charcoal toothpaste, most dentists think that the accuracy of these claims is a very gray area. So, what is the theory behind using activated Read more
  • Celebrate Your Mom’s Smile with These Mother’s Day Gifts
    Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re looking for some different gifting ideas for one of the most important people in your life, we have some suggestions for Read more
  • Playing “Tooth or Dare”
    Our teeth perform several vital roles for us. We use them to bite and chew, to help form words, to support our facial structure. And never underestimate the power of Read more
  • Earth Day
    The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Read more
  • Aging and Oral Health
    As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-fourth of Read more
  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our West Hartford, Connecticut office, now is an excellent time to Read more
  • Does Your Child Need Endodontic Treatment?
    Baby teeth come with a built-in expiration date. That charming first smile is meant to make way for a healthy, beautiful adult smile. Unfortunately, before they are ready to make Read more
  • Do You Have an Ageless Smile? Let Us Help You Keep It!
    In your golden years, you’ve become a pioneer in tooth care. Yours is probably the first generation in history that can expect to keep most of their natural teeth for Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!
    “St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must Read more
  • I drink a lot of coffee. Could it be hurting my smile?
    At Comprehensive Dental Care, we know most of our patients enjoy a cup of coffee or two throughout the day. But what many of you don’t know is that coffee Read more
  • Are your teeth ready for the big day?
    Capturing the Moment At Comprehensive Dental Care we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the little Read more
  • Let's Talk About Your Roots!
    You’ve learned a lot from your dentist and your family about how to take care of your teeth. You brush and floss, you wear a mouthguard when you’re active, and Read more
  • How to Subtract Those Added Sugars
    Sugars are the simplest carbohydrates, and are found naturally in fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy products. Our bodies require these simple carbs for energy. (Even better, we don’t just get Read more
  • Valentine's Day History
    Valentine’s Day is best known as a celebration of love in all its forms. Pink hearts, red roses, and cute greeting cards adorn every surface you see. What many people Read more
  • February is Heart Month
    The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been Read more