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Posts for: October, 2018

By Bruce R. Schechter, D.D.S.
October 04, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

How your family dentist from Milford, Connecticut can help your family smile

You and your family deserve a lifetime of beautiful smiles. When you have one dentist for your whole family, you are on your way to great family dentistsmiles. Your family’s dental care is important, and you want to seek out the services of someone you can trust. Dr. Bruce Schechter in Milford, Connecticut wants to share how having a family dentist can help you and your family smile.

One dentist for your whole family means you will have access to dental services in case of a dental emergency. You won’t have to go “hunting around” for a dentist at the last minute when something happens. Your family dentist is there when you need help. Just remember that a family dentist will:

  • Save you time, because you can make appointments for multiple family members on the same day, saving time out of your busy schedule
  • Save you money, because your family dentist can help you plan your family’s dental needs without a big impact to your budget
  • Save you from stress, because you and your family are comfortable with your family dentist and know your surroundings

Dental needs will be different for each family member because of age. Infants and toddlers are going to need that all important first dental visit, to get comfortable seeing the dentist. Young children will need preventive services and dental sealants. Teens will need preventive services and possibly fillings or other restorative services.

Adults will need preventive services, which may include periodontal therapy, and restorative services, root canals, and other dental treatments. Seniors may also need periodontal therapy or tooth replacement services like bridges, dental appliances or dental implants.

Your family’s smiles can also benefit from cosmetic dental services to help an aging smile look young again. You or a family member may want to consider a teeth whitening treatment, veneers, bonding, or other aesthetic dental services.

It's great to know your family dentist can do it all, all in the same place. No more driving around to see a specialist! When you have one dentist for your whole family, it makes life simpler and gives your family the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles. To find out more about what a family dentist can do for you and your family call Dr. Bruce R. Schechter in Milford, Connecticut today!


By Bruce R. Schechter, D.D.S.
October 02, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental visits  

Have you been wondering why you need to visit the dentist twice a year?

If your smile seems healthy then it is healthy right? While in a perfect world that logic would be sound, unfortunately, there are a host of dental visitsdental problems that can occur without you even noticing. This is why it’s imperative that everyone should visit our Milford, CT, family dentist Dr. Bruce Schechter every six months for routine checkups and cleanings.

Here in our office, we believe that the key to a healthy smile is preventive dentistry. Think about it: Why would you want to just wait until a problem happens if you could prevent it from happening in the first place? This is why you should never skip out on a six-month dental visit.

During your visit, two important things occur: our Milford, CT, dentist performs a comprehensive oral exam to check the health of your teeth, gums, tongue and other soft tissue. We will look for plaque and tartar buildup, as well as warning signs of decay, gum disease, infection and even oral cancer. This exam and screening are crucial for pinpointing problems early on when they can either be reversed or treated with less invasive treatments.

The second part of your visit includes the cleaning. Yes, we know you brush and floss at home; however, our dental team has been specially trained to get into every corner and crevice with our special tools and instruments to remove plaque and tartar in ways you couldn’t. By removing plaque and tartar buildup every six months you greatly reduce your risk for cavities and gum disease.

Of course, there are certain times in your life when you may need to come in more regularly for dental cleanings. Risk factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Weakened immune system
  • Active gum disease

These risk factors may require you to come in every 3-4 months for checkups. This is something you will want to discuss with our dentist during your next visit if you have one or more risk factors.

If the time to schedule your cleaning is now then you’ve come to the right place. Our dental staff would be happy to schedule an appointment that works best for you. Call our Milford, CT, dental office today to schedule your visit with Dr. Schechter.