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Aug 19

A recent article in USA Today describes how new protocols in dental offices make it extremely safe, practically as safe as anywhere else you can go. New barriers, infection control protocols, and techniques have changed for the better the safety of dentistry.  Source:

Aug 08

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken our community and we have made adaptations to ensure dental care that is safer and better than ever. Since March here are some of the upgrades we have made to our office: UV Light and improved filters for the HVAV System Air purifiers in every operatory and throughout the office […]

Jul 26

The COVID-19 pandemic is unfortunately still with us. While the vaccinations are surely helping we still have several protocols in place: Air filters run continuously throughout the office Temperatures checked Patients are still asked to wait in their cars and text/ call us when they have arrived to minimize the waiting room presence Changes to […]

Jul 15

Enamel, the outer surface of teeth and the hardest substance in the body, can be damaged by acidic foods or liquids over time. The wear of enamel due to acid is called erosion.  Acid commonly comes from foods, drinks, acid reflux, or vomit. Eating acidic fruits multiple times per day and drinking soda or sports […]

Jul 09

Tooth loss is considered a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia. The cognitive impairment increases with each tooth lost. The use of dentures may offer some protection but not fully. Having a full set of healthy is not only important for nutrition but overall psychological well being.  Source- Tooth loss is a risk factor for […]

Jun 15

A recent study published in the Journal of Oral Microbiology examined the effect of the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis on conception in women. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, severe chronic periodontitis is the sixth most common medical condition. Periodontal disease has been associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory infections, and premature birth. The systemic effects […]

Jun 15

Dr. Gary Pearl proudly announces the joining of his son, Dr. Scott Pearl, to the Pearl Dental Care team in Hamden. Dr. Pearl attended dental school at UConn School of Dental Medicine and completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. While patients may have seen Dr. Pearl around the office since […]

Jun 14

A new page on our website which will be periodically updated is “Dr. Pearl’s Recommended Products.” These products include oral hygiene aids, gums, and more which Dr. Pearl personally uses in his everyday life and recommends. The list is not all-inclusive and by its nature a work in progress. New products will be added and […]

Jun 03

New DIY orthodontic treatments have become a mainstay on the market today. Faculty at UConn School of Dental Medicine say “no.” While patients (or as the DIY companies may refer to you as “customer”)  may loosely be observed by a licensed dentist somewhere, there is no in-person examination and little regard for medical and dental […]

Jun 03

As bad as snoring can be for the person with sleep apnea, snoring can cause martial problems and lead to insomnia, headaches, and daytime fatigue for the partner. Snoring can lead to obstructive sleep apnea- the collapse of the upper airway that disrupts breathing and can lead to decreased blood oxygen. Sleep apnea is associated […]

Jun 03

Certain questions are asked by patients on a daily basis. We thought we would put together a list of some of these frequently asked patient questions.  1) What’s the best way to whiten teeth?There are many ways to whiten teeth from over the counter products such as whitening toothpastes, Crest Whitestrips, hydrogen peroxide rinses or […]

May 03

All-new technology at Pearl Dental Care is the CEREC SpeedFire oven. Why are we so excited about this machine? It allows for the fabrication of super strong Zirconia crowns in one office visit. Zirconia crowns are the strongest tooth colored all-ceramic crowns on the market. Previously, these types of crowns could only be made by […]

Apr 24

Dr. Gary Pearl was recently in Miami, FL for the Neoss Symposium on “Advancing Implant Dentistry from Ordinary to Extraordinary.” Dr. Pearl learned about new techniques and materials in the rapidly evolving field of implant dentistry. There have been huge advancements in making gums look better, implants last longer, and dentures more secure. Dr. Pearl […]

Apr 03

Pulpdent’s ACTIVA BioACTIVE-Restorative improves the quality of Pearl Dental Care’s crowns, onlays, bridges, and fillings. Drs. Gary and Scott Pearl are amazed by the improved quality of their restorations with the help of ACTIVA. What is ACTIVA and why does it matter? Nearly everyone has or has seen old silver colored amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings […]

Mar 03

To all patients,  We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this pandemic. Our office is still open today, but please stay home if you are feeling ill or have traveled recently. We are definitely open for emergency care.  Sincerely,  Pear Dental Care team