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Oral Health
Are you looking for a dentist in or near Hamden, CT? When it comes to finding a new dentist, whether you’re new to the area or simply in need of a change, do you know what to look for? If you want to find the best dentist, there are certain characteristics that set some dentists...
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Do you go to the dentist every 6 months or twice a year as the American Dental Association recommends? If so, good for you for making your dental health a priority. If not, how long has it been since your last appointment? You are due for a cleaning and oral examination if it has been...
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Are you comparing teeth replacement options? There are a few different solutions dentists can provide to replace missing or damaged teeth. Some of these options include fixed dental implant bridges and snap on dentures. Which option is best for you depends on a variety of factors.  First, it is important to understand the difference between...
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Multiple studies have shown a direct correlation between gum disease and diabetes. There is too much evidence to be ignored. But the question is why? Why are diabetes and gum disease related? And which disease is the cause and which is the effect? Here you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more.  What is...
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In dentistry, we have a special term for teeth grinding: bruxism. It’s one of those words that somehow sounds exactly like what it describes. You can practically feel your molars grind together when you say it! Bruxism may not seem like a serious issue, but it can cause a whole host of dental complications when...
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girl with gum pain
Do you have periodontal (gum) disease? It may be difficult to know for sure without the help of a dentist or periodontist. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums from a buildup of bacteria on and under the gums. When diagnosed and treated early it can be easily cured, but when left untreated it...
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Photograph of a healthy senior couple power-walking in a park on a sunny day.
We rely on the immune system to protect us from infectious diseases and, for the most part, it does a good job of it. Sometimes, though, the immune system goes into overdrive and begins attacking the body itself. This is called an autoimmune disease. There are many types of autoimmune diseases, each affecting different parts...
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Group of three happy senior women holding each other and smiling while sitting in a park on a sunny day.
We have a lot to worry about as we get older. Crow’s feet, cholesterol screenings, retirement funds—they’re probably all on your mind, but don’t forget about your teeth. Just like your skin and hair, your teeth change with age. It’s not just the wear and tear of daily use for the past several decades that...
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Photograph of an electric toothbrush standing next to a faucet in a bathroom.
Electronic toothbrushes have become more accessible than ever before. With very inexpensive, disposable models carried at grocery stores and big-box retailers, you can buy an electric toothbrush for less than $10. Traditional electronic toothbrushes may cost more but now come with a wide range of innovative features. If you haven’t made the switch yet, here...
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Woman With Bad Breath Covering Mouth
People are embarrassed about having bad breath, but the truth is, if you’re human, you’ve had bad breath at some point in your life. Have seasonal allergies? Breathing through your mouth because your nose is congested causes halitosis. Love garlicky pasta dinners or hummus? You too have had bad breath. While we’d never recommend forgoing...
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Robert T. Golia, DDS, FAGD

2319 Whitney Avenue, Suite 1C
Hamden, CT 06518