October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems,... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account... Read more »

Warning Signs of Cavities

Cavities are one of the most prevalent oral health issues today. They’re also really easy to prevent, which makes the fact that so many people have them a bit perplexing. One thing that we know can help you avoid contracting cavities is understanding what causes them. This gives you the chance to look for the… Read more »

Discovering Sleep Disorders Along With Bruxism

Did you know that dentists discover sleep apnea in their patients many times before a patient’s primary care physician makes the diagnosis? This is because your dentist may notice problems with your teeth like tooth wear and facial muscular pain. If your dentist discovers that you have bruxism (grinding teeth and clenching of the jaw),… Read more »

Dentures Can Improve Your Smile

Are you looking to improve your smile and restore lost teeth? If so, dentures might be right for you! Dentures have become a popular way to restore your smile thanks to the success it has had over the years in the past. Dr. Gaudio here at Michael P. Gaudio, D.M.D. in Wallingford, Connecticut, is a… Read more »

Chewing Gum Can Help Reduce Tooth Decay

Did you know that chewing gum can help prevent cavities? You heard us right. Studies have shown that chewing gum for about 20 minutes after meals can help prevent tooth decay. But why is that? Dr. and our team are happy to give you some insights to chewing gum. The reason why chewing gum can… Read more »

The Many Ways a Dental Veneer Can Improve Your Smile

There is no need to wish for a beautiful smile or assume that it’s not something you can enjoy during your lifetime. Dr. and our team are here to offer dental veneers for patients who are looking to enhance their smiles without extensive or invasive dental surgery. Dental veneers are cosmetic shells that can transform… Read more »

Are You On the Tooth Fairy’s Nice List?

During the holidays, it is easy to let the little things slide. But no one wants tooth decay or gum disease as a holiday present! Here are some things to remember to keep your teeth and gums healthy as you go throughout your holiday season. Brush: Brush your teeth for 2 minutes, two times each… Read more »