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Dr. Dental takes pride in being a comprehensive dental care provider. This is why we complement our high quality services, affordable treatments and friendly staff with a broad range of dental news and dental tips. Our dental blog is packed with important information that can benefit you and your whole family, ensuring that your next trip to one of our dental offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey does not stretch your budget, consume your time or produce more aches and swelling.
  • 5 Reasons People Fear the Dentist – And How to Conquer Dental Chair Phobia

    Posted on March 16, 2018

    What are some of the most well-known fears? Ghosts. Haunted houses. Spiders. Speaking in public. Flying. Sitting in a dental chair. Wait – one of those things doesn’t belong, right? Actually, they all do. The fear of the dentist is right up there with some of the best-known phobias. Dental anxiety and general dental phobia […]


  • How to Ease Dental Appointment Anxiety

    Posted on March 9, 2018

    Does the thought of a dental exam make you worried? Is your dentist’s office the last place in the world you’d like to be? You’re not alone. About 10% of Americans suffer from some type of dental anxiety. That’s a major reason why many people choose to avoid the dentist altogether. But like many fears […]

    Easing Dental Anxiety

  • Brushing Baby’s First Teeth –Care for Perfect Smiles!

    Posted on February 27, 2018

    Your baby’s first teeth are cause for celebration! With every early memory comes some responsibility, a baby’s teeth need constant care. It’s important to brush your baby’s teeth the right way – more than 45% of U.S. children aged 2-11 have cavities. What’s more, the typical child has 1-2 decaying teeth. But with some practical […]

    brushing baby's first teeth

  • How Dental Care Changes As You Age

    Posted on February 20, 2018

    Teeth are the hardest part of the human body – even harder than bones. Despite the fact that tooth enamel is stronger than steel, it doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. In fact, the fact that teeth are so strong is actually counterproductive for good dental healthcare. One of the most common dental care mistakes is to […]

    Dental Care As You Age

  • Investing in Kids’ Smiles: Preventive Dentistry for Your Children

    Posted on February 13, 2018

    The term “preventive dentistry” is often correlated with adolescents and adults. After all, the very act of willingly taking a plan of action against cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems requires discipline, goal-setting, some extra work, and some advanced planning – all of which aren’t exactly kid-friendly habits and behaviors. But that doesn’t diminish […]

    Investing in Kids’ Smiles: Preventive Dentistry for Your Children

  • Common Dental Problems Faced by Adults

    Posted on February 6, 2018

    Whenever there is breaking news or an announcement of the “next big thing” in personal health care, there’s a pretty good chance it’s NOT about dental care. From fad diets to which foods we should avoid to improving cognitive function, it seems like 99% of “health” news excludes everything and anything about the teeth and […]

    Common Dental Problems Faced by Adults

  • Eliminate Plaque & Stop Gum Disease – Advice Straight From the Dental Office

    Posted on January 18, 2018

    Gum disease usually isn’t regarded as a serious oral healthcare problem – but it should be. For a variety of reasons, many people think gum disease (technical term: periodontal disease) is one of those annoying health issues that should simply be managed, not eliminated. Yet equating periodontal disease to a sore knee or a brief […]

    Eliminate Plaque & Stop Gum Disease – Advice Straight From the Dental Office

  • Something to Smile About in the New Year: Oral Healthcare Resolutions for 2018

    Posted on January 9, 2018

    It’s already 2018. Which means that you’re probably taken action on your New Year’s resolutions. And if you’re like most people, there’s more than a 9-in-10 chance your resolutions won’t make it through the year. While most New Year’s resolutions are based on health-related goals – weight loss is easily #1 – oral healthcare resolutions […]

    Oral Health Care Resolutions

  • Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid: The Diet’s Role in Dental Health

    Posted on December 13, 2017

    Quick hypothetical: imagine a controlled study with Patient A and Patient B. Patient A’s diet consists of just broccoli, salad and broiled fish, with water as the only beverage. Patient B eats only butterscotch candy, Sour Patch Kids, taffy and candy bars, with generous swigs of syrupy, sugary sodas. After three days of the aforementioned […]

    Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid: The Diet’s Role in Dental Health

  • How to Apply for MassHealth Dental

    Posted on December 6, 2017

    MassHealth, a vital component of the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services’ health insurance program, offers comprehensive dental care for all state residents. Administrative duties are handled by DentaQuest, an outsourced provider for claims processing, coverage assistance, customer service, and other support tasks. Since MassHealth Dental is one of the most widely utilized and […]

    How to Apply for MassHealth Dental