If you’re looking for a great family dentist near Waterbury, CT for yourself or your child, you’ve come to the right place. At Waterbury Dental Care, we provide high-quality dentistry for both adults and children and offer everything from the sort of routine, preventative services that everyone needs to keep their teeth healthy to more advanced cosmetic and restorative procedures. We love helping our patients to feel better and smile brighter and incorporate the latest advances in dental technology into our treatments. To get started with a cleaning or a dental exam, give us a call today or book an appointment online!
Cleanings & Exams
Regular cleanings and dental exams are an essential part of keeping your teeth happy and healthy. This is what we call preventative dental care — visiting your dentist for routine maintenance appointments to help keep problems like cavities from occurring in the first place. During each cleaning appointment, we’ll remove the plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth over time (even if you brush regularly) and conduct a thorough exam to check your overall dental health. We suggest scheduling a cleaning every six months or so, unless you have a condition like gum disease that requires more frequent treatment. Doing so will keep you feeling fresh and smiling brightly.
Your child deserves to experience positive lifelong dental health — and we want to help by giving them a strong foundation to start with. We suggest bringing your child in for an initial appointment sometime around their first birthday and continuing to come in for regular cleanings and dental checkups after that. This will allow us to help make sure that their teething process goes smoothly and that they learn the basics of good oral hygiene at an early age. If your child feels anxious about visiting the dentist, don’t worry — we offer safe, effective nitrous oxide sedation to help make them feel more comfortable and relaxed.
If you develop a cavity, as most people do at some point, you’ll need a filling to set things right. A cavity is a hole in the enamel of your tooth that occurs when bacteria eat away at the hard outer surface of the tooth, which can also be damaged by regularly eating foods like soda, coffee, or sugar. If left untreated, a cavity can result in an infection or even losing a tooth. Fortunately, we can perform a simple filling procedure to close up the cavity and restore normal function to your tooth. Ask about our tooth-colored fillings using safe, nontoxic dental composite material.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are artificial teeth that fit over an existing tooth to repair it or protect it from further damage. Made from sturdy, elegant porcelain, crowns are used to restore function or improve the appearance of your natural tooth structure. If you’re missing teeth, crowns can also be fused together to form what’s called a bridge, which allows you to fill in the gaps in your smile so that you can look and feel normal again.
If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency like pain, discomfort, or damage to your teeth, we want to help! Call our office now and we will fit you in for an emergency exam as soon as possible. We’ll get to the bottom of what’s going on and give you the treatment you need to feel better, fast. Call now!
TMJ treatment is a type of dental treatment that is used to treat the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. TMJ treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms resulting from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), including pain, clicking, and popping of the jaw, and difficulty opening and closing the mouth. The treatment involves the use of special oral appliances that are worn in the mouth to reduce tension and stress on the jaw joint.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The interruption of breathing can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur dozens of times an hour. Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep, leaving you tired during the day. At our office, we offer oral appliances to help you sleep better at night and feel more rested during the day. The appliances are custom-fit to your mouth and work by holding your jaw in a slightly forward position, which keeps your airway open while you sleep.
Dental fluoride treatment is a process whereby fluoride is applied to the teeth to help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in many foods and water sources, and it has been proven to be effective in reducing the incidence of cavities and tooth decay. Our professional application of fluoride will help to ensure that your teeth are protected against cavities and decay.
Dental sealants are plastic material that is applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealants protect the teeth from decay by sealing off the grooves from food and bacteria. Sealants are applied after first thoroughly cleaning and rinsing the tooth. The sealant is then applied to the tooth surface and allowed to harden. Sealants can last for many years but will need to be checked and replaced if they become damaged or worn.
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Ready to experience great dental care for yourself or your child? Call today or book online!