Entries by Peter Katz DMD

Need to have your wisdom teeth extracted?

Almost every young adult – at some point – needs to have one or all of their wisdom teeth extracted. If your wisdom teeth are impacted and causing issues with your other teeth, that’s your sign to discuss options with your dentist. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are usually the last teeth to develop. Most […]

Good oral care helps you stay healthy … with a great smile

Your twice-a-year visits to your dentist for a checkup and cleaning by your dental hygienist is not just a good thing for your teeth and gums. Staying on top of your oral care, eating well and regular exercise represents an important foundation in keeping your bones healthy. From LifeGoesStrong.com. So much attention is paid to building strong […]

Teeth whitening available in West Hartford

For a brilliant smile in 45 minutes, the new Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed is now available at Katz Family Dental in West Hartford. It’s important that you consult a dentist concerning whitening your teeth, simply because there are many reasons for discoloration and results will vary from person to person. Katz Family Dental will work with […]

The no-drill dentist: New WaterLase dental laser treatment available

Katz Family Dental in West Hartford, Connecticut is happy to introduce the BIOLASE WaterLase iPlus. As compared to traditional drilling, the new WaterLase may prevent pain without the need for needles or anesthetic. Going to the dentist should not be a painful experience, and we’re doing more to make your visits more comfortable whether you’re […]

Amalgam or RBC: what factors affect a dentist’s choice?

With the increasing availability of new dental materials, choice of material is an important part of a dentist’s decision-making process. A recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that dentists used amalgam more often than resin-based composites (RBC) for posterior carious lesions. The study investigated whether certain practitioner and patient characteristics are associated with […]

Dental sealants – Protecting your teeth

Our teeth are constantly being covered with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. When we eat or drink anything that contains sugar or starch–such as milk, bread, cookies, candy, soda, juice, fruit and many other foods and beverages–bacteria turn the sugar and starch into acids that can attack tooth enamel. For some people, repeated […]

Fluoride – Nature’s tooth decay fighter

Caries (cavities) used to be a fact of life. However, during the past few decades, tooth decay has been reduced dramatically. The key reason: fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that may occur naturally in all drinking water sources—oceans, lakes, rivers and underground water. Extensive research has shown that optimal levels of fluoride not only reduce […]

Dental filling facts

Your dentist is dedicated to protecting and improving your oral health. Because of the wide variety of dental procedures, it is important to talk openly with your dentist. Let your dentist know of any changes to your health since your last visit. This will help your dentist recommend the best treatment options for you. This […]

Teeth whitening by Zoom! now offered

Your smile is important. It’s one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful – it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. Dr. Peter Katz and is now offering the Zoom! whitening system at our office in West Hartford. Your lifestyle […]