Are You a Tennis Player? Avoid These Behaviors for a Healthy Smile

Tennis is a great sport. It’s a sport full of technique, hard work and dedication. As you’re working hard this new season, our dentist, Dr. Sherif Gabr, encourages you to keep your smile in mind. Unfortunately, there are behaviors involved in the sport that can harm your teeth and gums.... Read more »

A Child Needs a Dental Checkup in Their First Year

The first year of your child’s life is a time of rapid and profound change. This includes the emergence of their first primary teeth. Teething and maintaining good oral health can be taxing and filled with questions. To answer these important concerns the American Dental Association recommends that your child... Read more »

Oral Health Viewpoint: Aging and Dental Health

In order to help with any issues that you have with an aging smile, it is important to take into consideration that your teeth will become weaker and more brittle as you age. However, this can be reversed or minimized if you take the necessary steps to strengthen your tooth... Read more »

Why Your Dentist Tells You to Brush Your Teeth

As you eat, drink and even talk, bacteria form and grow in your mouth without you ever seeing it. Food particles and other bacteria generate a sticky substance called plaque that sticks to your teeth. Over time, this plaque will eat away at your teeth a little at a time.... Read more »

How Fluoride Is Good for Your Teeth

Have you heard about fluoride but are unsure about what it is and why it is good for your teeth? We will give a brief overview to help you better understand this mineral and how it makes your teeth stronger. Fluoride is a fairly common mineral. It can be found... Read more »

What Should You Expect at Your Dental Visit?

Have you been putting off having a dental visit? If you haven't been seen by a dentist for a while and are considering getting back on track for 2018, we invite you to meet our friendly staff and caring dentist at your earliest convenience. At your first visit, we typically... Read more »

Reasons to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are kind of a show-and-tell item for many teenagers (and some adults), but eliminating them could be in your health’s interest if you've had them erupt. Here are a few reasons why you should deliberate on having your totally- or partially-erupted wisdom teeth removed at our office: Even... Read more »

Inlay & Onlay Dental Filling Substitution

A normal restoration for a tooth filling may need to be switched to an onlay or inlay. Read today’s blog to see why you may need this type of dental restoration. What is an Onlay? An onlay is the indirect restoration or filling that is made from a strong, sold... Read more »

Are You New to Wearing Dentures?

Donning false teeth can be a big adjustment for multiple people. If you've been fitted for dentures recently, don't worry; the team at Modern Dentistry of New England in Bristol, Connecticut, has assembled this post for you to assist you as you ease into this transition. If you are new... Read more »

The Safest Way for Your Child to Use Sippy Cups

If your toddler is currently using a sippy cup, you will want to make sure they are protected from cavities. You see, more and more children are experiencing dental caries, including toddlers. Extended exposure to sugary drinks seems to be the culprit, particularly through the use of sippy cups. While... Read more »