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3 Ways Your Dental Practice Is Staying Safe and Clean During COVID-19

May 9, 2020

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patient in operatory at a dental practice

These days with the threat of COVID-19, you may be worried about venturing out even for the essentials like grocery shopping. Unfortunately, you never know who or what has come into contact with the carts or products you’ll be touching, putting you at a higher risk of infection. However, one place you don’t have to be concerned about visiting is your dental office.

Believe it or not, compared to many other locations, dental practices are some of the cleanest places you can be. Long before COVID-19 became an issue, your dental team followed strict requirements for keeping the operatories safe and clean, and these high standards can help you have peace of mind as you receive essential dental care during this crisis.

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Why Should I Avoid the ER Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

April 10, 2020

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a woman holding her cheek in pain while seeing her emergency dentist

For most people, the best place to receive emergency help is the local ER. It makes sense Why Should I Avoid the ER Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic? hat a serious injury or accident would be treated in a location that is designed to care for individuals in critical need; however, with the outbreak of COVID-19, is it really the best place to go and get help? If you’re wondering whether you should skip seeing your emergency dentist and instead go straight to the ER, learn why that isn’t the best idea and why your local dental professional can better care for your needs.

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Are Bleeding Gums While Flossing Normal?

March 9, 2020

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a dental floss pick with blood on it sitting in a sink

If your gums bleed while you’re brushing and flossing your teeth, it could be one of the first signs of gum disease. By altering your dental hygiene routine and visiting your dentist for a thorough checkup and cleaning, you may be able to reverse the signs and restore your oral health. Your dentist can also suggest gum disease therapy to stop the problem in its tracks. Read on to learn some of the early signs of this common disease and how you can prevent it from getting worse.

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Can Your Gums Put You at Risk for Heart Disease?

February 3, 2020

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a person showing their red gums

Gum and heart disease are serious conditions, both of which are becoming more common among adults in the United States. With millions suffering from poor gum health and who unaware they have it to the rising risk of heart disease among 35-64-year-olds, it should come as no surprise that there might be a link between the two. Since February is American Heart Association Month as well as Gum Disease Awareness Month, take some time to learn more about the connection between the heart and your gums and why seeing your dentist can help prevent worsening oral and overall health problems.

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Sick in Bed? 4 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

January 4, 2020

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a woman blowing her nose while in bed

When cold and flu season hit, you might be tempted to walk around with an arsenal of hygiene products. From antibacterial hand wash to disinfectant spray, the germs are everywhere and avoiding it is almost impossible. Your kids have runny noses and your colleagues spend half the day coughing profusely, so what do you do if you end up catching it? Let your dentist share 4 ways you can stay healthy and spend less time in bed.

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How Holiday Stress Can Impact Your Teeth

December 6, 2019

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man with jaw pain

The holidays are often lauded as a time of joy and cheer, but the carols never seem to mention how stressful the holiday season can be. Making sure all the gifts are sent out and worrying how you’re going to pay for them can really take a toll on your mental health. Not only that, but the stress can manifest in physical ways as well. In terms of your oral health, stress can cause a harmful condition known as bruxism. Let’s talk more about what bruxism is, and how you can put a stop to it.

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5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Lose Your Dental Benefits

November 26, 2019

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Dental InsuranceThe end of the year has almost arrived, and you’ve just realized you still have dental insurance benefits remaining. You might think that waiting until your benefits reset next year won’t make much of a difference, but the truth is that decision could cost you hundreds of dollars in savings! If you’re not sure whether making an end-of-the-year dental appointment is worth it, here are 5 reasons why you should always strive to get the most value out of dental insurance.

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5 Tips from Your Dentist for Managing Halloween Candy

October 17, 2019

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Halloween CostumesHalloween can be frightening fun for parents and children alike, but it can also put you face to face with the very real fear of cavities. The sugar in all that candy your little ones collect will encourage the bacteria in their mouths to create acid that wears away enamel. To avoid this decay, here are 5 tips from your dentist on what to do with your Halloween candy once November arrives.

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What Is the Purpose of Dental X-Rays?

September 10, 2019

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dentist pointing to a dental x-ray

It seems like every time you go in for a checkup, your dentist wants an x-ray taken. This is because it’s important for identifying problems that can’t easily be seen otherwise. While it’s not exactly the most fun thing to do, taking dental x-rays is crucial for your oral health. Let’s take a closer look at the 3 types of x-rays there are and what issues they can detect.

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Dentist-Approved Back to School Lunches for Your Kids

August 3, 2019

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Boy smilingNow that August is officially here, it’s almost time for your kids to go back to school. Have you gotten everything they need on their back to school list? Are there any positive habits you want them to start forming? The end of summer is a great time for you and your little one to set health and educational goals. As a parent, there’s an easy way that you can help keep your son or daughter’s teeth in good shape even when they’re at school! Keep reading to learn some of the best foods you can pack to keep your kids’ smiles healthy and shining.

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