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By Michael S. Tosatti, D.M.D.
December 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Family Dentist  

There are several benefits to choosing a family dentist to provide for your entire family’s dental needs. For instance, family dentists treat patients of every age from children to adults. The benefits of a family dentist also include saving on time and travel when you schedule Family Dentistrycheckups for multiple family members all on the same day. Dr. Michael Tosatti and Dr. Samantha Matus are your family dentists in Berlin, CT.

What is a Family Dentist?

Family dentists provide general dentistry services, such as checkups and cleanings; restorative procedures, such as root canals; and cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening or dental bonding. A key benefit of a family dentist over other types of dentists is that a family dentist treats patients of every age, from children to adults. A Berlin family dentist can treat every member of your family, regardless of age.

Benefits of Having a Family Dentist

The benefits of a family dentist are numerous. One of the many benefits is the convenience of having every member of the family visit the same dentist at a single location, which can save both time and travel. By scheduling dental appointments for multiple family members on the same day, you will save time by not having to travel to multiple dental offices on different days. Everyone can visit the same dentist at the same location on the same day.

An additional benefit of having a family dentist for everyone in the family is that there will never be a need to switch dentists. For example, children who see a pediatric dentist will need to switch dentists once they become adults. When your children see a family dentist, they can continue seeing the same dentist throughout their lives, regardless of age. Family dentists can meet the dental needs of patients of every age.

Choosing a family dentist to treat everyone in your family has several benefits. Everyone can visit the same dentist at a single location and there will never be a need to switch dentists due to age. To schedule dental appointments for your family with either Dr. Tosatti or Dr. Matus, your Berlin family dentists, call the office at (860) 828-1475.

By Michael S. Tosatti, D.M.D.
October 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

How Dental Crowns from Your Dentists in Berlin, Connecticut Can Rebuild Your Smile

Is your smile weakened because of damaged teeth? If so, it’s time to rebuild your smile with dental crowns! If you’ve been thinking your only choice is large fillings, think again. Dental crowns can give you a strong, beautiful, and best of all, natural-looking smile. Drs. Michael S. Tosatti and Samantha C. Matus in Berlin, Connecticut, are experts in the dental field and are ecstatic to apply a crown on your damaged teeth and make your smile beautiful again.

How Do Crowns Work?

A dental crown encases your tooth in a covering that protects it from breaking. Dental crowns spread the stress and pressure of biting and chewing out across the entire surface of your tooth. This even distribution of pressure helps keep your tooth from breaking. A filling doesn’t provide as much protection because it separates your tooth structurally, which can make the tooth weaker and more prone to breakage.

If you have teeth that are badly damaged with not much tooth structure remaining, your dentist may need to place a post inside your tooth and create a metal framework to support the crown.

What Are They Made of?

Today’s dental crowns are made of natural-looking materials that look just like tooth enamel. Porcelain is a common material used in dental crowns because it is durable, and also reflects light, making it virtually indistinguishable from tooth structure. Also, because porcelain is stainless, your crowns can also enhance the beauty of your smile in addition to strengthening your teeth.

Contact Us Today!

If you want to strengthen your damaged teeth and make your smile look great again, dental crowns are the choice to make. To find out more about dental crowns and other dental services, call Drs. Michael S. Tosatti and Samantha C. Matus in Berlin, Connecticut today! Our number is (860) 828-1475.

By Michael S. Tosatti, D.M.D.
August 07, 2018
Category: Oral health

Teeth CleaningsWhat your dentists in Berlin want you to know

If you are practicing excellent oral hygiene at home good for you! You’ve taken an important step in ensuring you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for life. The truth is you can’t take care of your smile all by yourself. You need to make professional teeth cleanings part of your routine. Dr. Michael Tosatti and Dr. Samantha Matus in Berlin, CT, want to share why professional teeth cleanings are important to you and your smile.

Dental problems are caused by plaque which contains millions of microscopic bacteria. These bacteria produce materials which are toxic to your gums, teeth, and supporting bone. When you brush and floss to remove the plaque, you are doing a lot to prevent damage from bacterial plaque.

Brushing and flossing can take care of the soft deposits (plaque) clinging to your teeth, but you also will have hard deposits (calculus or tartar) which must be removed by a professional teeth cleaning. Hard deposits, along with stains and other debris, form a rough surface on which plaque can thrive.

During a professional teeth cleaning appointment, your dental professional will remove the hard and soft deposits using hand tools and ultrasonic devices. As a final step, your teeth will be polished to a brilliant shine.

Along with cleaning and polishing your teeth, your dental professional will record the health of your gums, noting any inflammation, bleeding, or loss of soft tissue attachment. The baseline data forms a vital foundation for monitoring the health of your smile at later appointments.

Another important part of the professional teeth cleaning appointment is education. Your dental professional will provide you with all of the latest information and tools so you can keep your smile healthy at home.

You should plan on having your teeth professionally cleaned once every 6 months or once every 3 to 4 months if you have gum or periodontal disease. At least once each year, your cleaning appointment may be combined with a thorough dental examination and x-rays to make sure you aren’t developing any dental problems.

Professional teeth cleanings should become an important part of your routine, so schedule them regularly. Just pick up the phone and call Dr. Tosatti and Dr. Matus in Berlin, CT. Call today and take care of your smile!

By Michael S. Tosatti, D.M.D.
June 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

What your dentists in Berlin want you to know about root canal therapy

Tooth Pain

Are you troubled by aching, stabbing tooth pain that keeps you up at night? Does your tooth throb when you bend down? If you are experiencing moderate to severe tooth pain, it could be a sign you need a root canal. Dr. Michael Tosatti and Dr. Samantha Matus in Berlin, CT, want to share some additional signs and symptoms you may need a root canal.

Modern root canal therapy is state-of-the-art, using only the finest techniques, tools, and technology to eliminate tooth pain. The good news is you still get to keep your tooth and your intact smile!

There are many reasons why you might need a root canal. You may have severe tooth decay that has entered the pulp chamber, which is the innermost layer of your tooth. The pulp chamber is where the blood supply and nerves to the tooth are located. Once this area is damaged, you need a root canal. The pulp can also be bruised or damaged from trauma involving your teeth, jaws, or face.

Some of the more common signs and symptoms of pulp damage include:

  • Increasing pain when you consume hot or cold foods or drinks
  • Aching, stabbing, or throbbing pain when you bite down or chew
  • Radiating pain moving into your jaws or other parts of your head

Examine your gums next to the painful tooth and look for a white or red bump next to the tooth root. You may also notice blood or pus draining from the bump. These are both indicators of an infected tooth.

If you think you might need a root canal, don’t wait. The pain may get much worse. Your dentist can tell whether you need a root canal by taking digital x-rays and performing temperature and vitality testing to determine the health of your tooth.

For more detailed information about root canal therapy procedures please visit the Root Canal Treatment section on the website at

If you do need a root canal, don’t worry. Root canals are a great way to eliminate your pain and still keep your smile whole. Don’t think about tooth removal until you’ve considered root canal therapy. For more information about how a root canal can help you, call Dr. Tosatti and Dr. Matus in Berlin, CT, today!

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