FAQs – Family Dentistry of Central Connecticut

What Should I Expect for My First Visit?

Once you make an appointment at Family Dentistry of Central Connecticut, we will send you patient forms via email, or you can fill them out in the office before your appointment. During your exam, Dr. Drozdowski Maule and her team will perform a routine exam, cleaning, and in some cases, take x-rays. While at the office, our team will examine your jaw alignment and screen for diseases such as oral cancer.

When Should I Bring My Kids to the Dentist for the First Time?

The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advise parents to take their children to the dentist for their first check-up by their first birthday.

How Do I Keep a Healthy Smile?

In order to maintain a bright, healthy smile, we recommend you brush your teeth at least twice per day, floss at least once per day, and maintain a healthy diet. We also recommend visiting your dentist for routine exams and cleanings.

What Are Tooth Grinding and Bruxism?

Tooth grinding is a disorder involving extensive tooth wear due to the grinding and clenching of a person’s jaw muscles. Tooth grinding may arise for several reasons, including crooked teeth, an abnormal bite, and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.

How Can I Prevent Sports Injuries with Mouth Guards?

Athletes have the ability to prevent countless injuries using mouth guards. Mouth guards can prevent athletes from experiencing chipped or broken teeth, root damage, and bridgework. Mouth guards can also help protect people from experiencing concussions.

Are X-Rays Safe?

Countless patients are apprehensive about letting their dentists take x-rays due to the dangers that come with radiation exposure. However, nowadays, the amount of radiation patients are exposed to has lowered by 80 to 90 percent, making them much safer than they had been in the past.

Why Choose Us?

At Family Dentistry of Central Connecticut, we offer a family-friendly, respectful environment, and dedicate ourselves to making sure that our patients have an enjoyable experience. We understand that going to the dentist may not be the most enjoyable part of your day, but at our practice we put a lot of effort into making sure that you feel relaxed and at ease throughout your appointment.

What Should I Bring to My First Appointment?

To ensure that your visit runs smoothly please don’t forget to bring your medical and dental history, your dental insurance card, and a parent or guardian if you are under the age of 18.

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