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Liscio Dental Blog

Am I Eligible to Receive IV Sedation?

June 14, 2021

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an up-close image of an IV sedation drip in Colchester

Do you suffer from extreme dental anxiety? Are you preparing to undergo complex procedures that require you to remain still for extended periods of time? If so, you may be a qualified candidate for IV sedation. Of course, it is necessary that your dentist discuss your medical history before clearing you for treatment, so which criteria must you meet to receive this form of sedation? A qualified professional is here to explain.

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5 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

May 2, 2021

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Woman being administered nitrous oxoide

Did you know that you need to see your dentist every six months for cleanings and checkups? Dental anxiety and phobia are things that keep many people from attending their regular visits. The good news is that sedation dentistry is available to help patients relax while receiving dental treatment, and there are numerous other benefits that come along with it. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry.

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World Autism Awareness Day: Help Your Loved One Smile!

April 2, 2021

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World Autism Awareness Day graphic

It’s April 2nd, which means that it’s World Autism Awareness Day – one special day out of the year that brings awareness to people with autistic spectrum disorders like Autism and Asperger syndrome. If you have a child or loved one with autism, you’re probably familiar with some of the daily issues they may face. But did you know that those with autism are more likely to develop oral health problems? Read to learn how you can help your loved one stay happy and healthy for World Autism Awareness Day and beyond with some easy yet effective dental hygiene tips.

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4 Real Dangers of Getting Mail-In Clear Aligners

February 26, 2021

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Closeup of clear aligner

At first glance, mail-in clear aligners seem like the genuine article. After all, the trays look similar to the Invisalign ones and their marketing campaign is extremely effective at convincing patients that you can get safe, effective treatment at a fraction of the price. What they don’t share, however, are the countless lawsuits they are battling from previous users and dental associations alike. Keep reading to learn four dangers of using mail-order braces over tried-and-true solutions, like Invisalign in Colchester.

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5 Smile-Friendly Holiday Foods

December 19, 2020

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Holiday dinnerOne of the most exciting parts of the holiday season is all of the delicious food that you can expect. With large family meals as well as sweet baked goods, this time of year definitely isn’t the greatest for the waistline. Unfortunately, your teeth are bound to suffer as well if you aren’t careful. The good news is that not all holiday foods are bad for your smile. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Colchester about which foods you should stick to during this time of year.

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5 Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

November 29, 2020

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Tooth-colored fillingIf you go back in time a little bit, your only option for filling cavities would have been metal amalgam fillings. The truth is that they have many benefits, but also some drawbacks. They are durable, affordable, and last a while before you need to have them replaced. However, they aren’t the healthiest option, and many people are self-conscious of them because they are dark and obvious when you open your mouth to chew or smile. The good news is that you have another option today: tooth-colored fillings. A dentist in Colchester shares what the benefits of this type of filling are. (more…)

Ceramic VS Titanium: Which Dental Implant is Best?

September 2, 2020

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Image of ceramic dental implants in Colchester.If you’ve lost a tooth, you don’t have to settle for anything less than the best when choosing a dental prosthetic. Now, you can enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your natural tooth using dental implants in Colchester. Unlike any other treatment, it rebuilds the tooth from the root up. Nowadays, you have a couple of options when choosing the material for your post. How do you know which is the ideal one for you? Here’s what you need to know to pick the right one to support your new smile.
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How Long Does It Take to Get My Teeth Whitened?

July 7, 2020

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Woman after teeth whitening in ColchesterAre you insecure about the color of your teeth? Have the many years of drinking tea, coffee, and red wine finally caught up to you? Or maybe you just want your smile to sparkle on a special day. Very few people have naturally bright white teeth, but fortunately there are several options to change that about yourself. But, how long does this process take? Your dentist shares more information on the different teeth whitening methods and how long they take before you see results.

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Is the Summer Sun Good for Your Smile?

June 3, 2020

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Woman spending time in the sunDuring these strange times, you’ve probably been spending a lot more time at home. However, this doesn’t mean you should be cooped up indoors all day. There are plenty of benefits to spending more time outside, including getting plenty of sunshine. Not only does this lighten up your mood and lower stress, it is also extremely important for the health of your smile. Your dentist in Colchester shares how.

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4 Oral Hygiene Tips to Follow Until Your Dentist Reopens

April 20, 2020

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oral hygiene products sitting on a bathroom counterIf you’re diligent about visiting your dentist for semi-annual checkups and cleanings, you may be nervous about keeping your mouth healthy while you self-isolate. Although your dentist is open for emergencies, they’re postponing all elective treatments until further notice. That means that you’ll need to take your oral health into your own hands for a little while. Here are four oral hygiene tips to keep your mouth healthy until your dentist reopens. (more…)

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