Proper oral hygiene is crucial to maintaining the health and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist, Dr. Stephen Lipman, urges patients of all ages to brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day, as well as to undergo regular dental exams and professional cleanings. After all, good dental health requires a serious commitment. Connecticut residents should therefore make sure to entrust the health of their family's teeth to a reputable general dentistry practice, such as Family Dentistry of Windsor!
Checkups and Cleanings
Dr. Lipman looks forward to seeing all of his patients regularly. The dentist advises patients to schedule a checkup once every six months, but certainly at least once a year. During a checkup, we will thoroughly clean your teeth of plaque and examine your smile carefully. Combine regular checkups and cleanings with regular brushing and flossing, and you will have yourself one healthy smile thanks to general dentistry at our Windsor practice!
Dental exams are crucial to the diagnosis and care of your teeth and gums. During your dental exam, Dr. Lipman will inspect every one of your teeth, at every angle, with the aid of a small mirror. He will examine your gum tissues for signs of disease, paying particular attention to discoloration, swelling, or deterioration from bacteria. X-rays are taken using Schick Computerized Digital Radiography (CDR). This advanced technology involves converting your images to a computer monitor. We also offer ViziLite®, an oral cancer screening test, for the earliest diagnosis possible.
An extraction is the pulling out of a tooth. A tooth may need to be removed because it is extremely cracked, impacted from trauma, decayed, affected by periodontal disease, infected, or in the wrong position. Whenever extraction is required, anesthesia will be administered to ensure maximum patient comfort during the procedure. Dr. Lipman is proud to offer laser dentistry for incredibly comfortable dental extractions.
Silver fillings, or amalgams, are a mixture of several metals (Silver, Zinc, Tin) and Mercury. While these fillings are widely regarded as safe and effective, amalgam use has dropped off considerably in recent years, mostly due to the restorations’ unnatural look. White fillings, also known as composite restorations, are made of a composite quartz resin, which Dr. Lipman will tailor to match the color of your existing teeth, resulting in a natural-looking correction of the cavity. In addition, white fillings are frequently used to replace silver fillings. When appropriate, they are a good complement to a cosmetic dentistry treatment.
The health of your gums has a major role to play in your oral and overall systemic health. Dr. Stephen D. Lipman utilizes cutting-edge laser dentistry and diagnostic tools such as digital radiography to provide comprehensive periodontal treatment to his patients.
Dr. Stephen Lipman is proud to offer incredibly comfortable teeth extractions. His patients can enjoy improved healing times and minimal discomfort with his technique and use of laser technology. In all, extractions with a dental laser mean less inflammation, fewer post-operative complications, and a quicker road to recovery.