How to Find a Good Cosmetic Dentist

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, looking for a mechanic to repair your car, or hiring someone to do landscaping in your yard, you always want to find the best person for the job. When it comes to finding a good cosmetic dentist, the stakes are a lot higher—your smile is one of the first things people notice about you! The …

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Westport, CT?

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry by finally offering a tooth replacement option that doesn’t just restore the visible portion of a missing tooth, but also the root. Still, when comparing dental implants to bridges or dentures, many patients have concerns about the significant price difference. This is certainly understandable, so below, we answer some of the most …

The Perfect Pair: Alignment and Aesthetics

Adults who are interested in Invisalign treatment usually have one primary concern: aesthetics. Many have spent decades of their lives feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their smiles, but are put off by the idea of having metal braces as adults. Invisalign offers them the opportunity to achieve the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted, without drawing attention to the fact …

Can You Get Dental Work During Pregnancy?

It’s a common misunderstanding that pregnant women shouldn’t go to the dentist. We understand that extra caution should be taken for patients who are pregnant, so we have  expecting patients who ask us about it all the time. The truth is, you can absolutely go to your regular scheduled dental visits when you’re pregnant—in fact, it’s more important than ever …

What Is the Best Treatment for TMJ?

The temporomandibular joints are located on both sides of the jaw, and although we may not give them much thought, they are almost always at work. Whenever we open and close our mouths to eat or speak, the TMJ make it happen, but even the subtle jaw movements we unconsciously make throughout the day are enabled by these joints. When …

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign has completely changed the field of orthodontics. Before Invisalign, the only way to straighten teeth and correct bites was with orthodontic braces, which use brackets and wires to push and pull teeth into the proper position. Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that gently move your teeth into the precise positions Dr. Geni plans. Here’s how Invisalign …

Can I Get Dental Work During Pregnancy?

It’s a common myth that pregnant women shouldn’t go to the dentist. We’re not sure where this idea came from, but patients who are expecting ask us about it all the time. The truth is, you can absolutely go to your regular scheduled dental visits when you’re pregnant—in fact, it’s more important than ever to make sure your gums and …

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self-Confidence

As a dentist, it’s always rewarding to help a patient with their oral health, but there’s something especially moving about how a cosmetic dental treatment can completely transform a person’s self-esteem. Patients tell us about the lengths they go to hide their teeth—always smiling with tight lips and covering their mouths when they laugh. Seeing these same patients leave our …

Older woman sitting next to an open window looking out of it onto the tree-lined street from her home.

Dry Mouth: What You Need to Know

Dry mouth is one of the most common causes of bad breath, but it can cause other oral health issues and even be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition. It’s also uncomfortable—dry mouth can cause sore throats, cracked lips, and thirst. The good news is that there are many potential solutions for dry mouth and most are …

Photograph of a woman with short curly hair smiling in an excited way standing in front of a bright yellow/orange background.

How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

Everyone wants to have a smile that looks good. However, years of wear and tear can make this seem impossible. Stains and damaged enamel can make your smile look dull, damaged, and uncared for. If extensive cleaning doesn’t give you a smile that you want, then you can try porcelain veneers. Here is a look at how porcelain veneers can …