Rauchberg Dental Group Blog

Why Should You Visit Your Emergency Dentist Instead of An ER?

April 13, 2020

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In the midst of a dental emergency, it can be difficult to determine whether you require urgent medical attention from your ER or specialized care from an emergency dentist. In the time of COVID-19, it’s especially important to make sure you choose the facilities that won’t jeopardize your overall health, which is why, in most cases, it’s a good idea to visit your dental specialist. Read on to learn what dental situations warrant a visit to your emergency room and why it’s a good idea to avoid overwhelmed hospitals whenever possible. (more…)

4 Signs You Need To See an Emergency Dentist During COVID-19

March 28, 2020

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worried person calling their emergency dentistHave you been sheltering in place while you experienced a dental emergency? Even though it may be tempting to try to wait out the pandemic to go see an emergency dentist, that’s likely not the best decision for your oral health. When left untreated, urgent oral health problems can cause permanent damage, which is why it’s important to act fast. Read on for four signs that you should visit your emergency dentist now instead of trying to wait out the pandemic. (more…)

Virtual Consults: Dentistry During COVID-19

March 27, 2020

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Professionals providing digital healthcare via virtual consults isn’t a new phenomenon, per se, but it is something that has become more popular and widespread since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to limit the number of people visiting practices for dental care, dentists around the country have cut down their treatments to only offering emergency care. This is in an effort to reduce the influx of patients heading to already overwhelmed local ERs and make sure that those patients with dental emergencies are getting the specialized care they need without putting their health at risk. Read on to learn how virtual consultations are helping to flatten the curve and what exactly they are. (more…)

Should I Scrape My Tongue?

February 3, 2020

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person sticking out their tongue

Growing up, you were probably taught to brush and floss every day. After all, those are the best ways to remove plaque from your teeth and gums. But did you know that bacteria can build up on your tongue too? This can cause a plethora of problems ranging from bad breath to an increased risk of infection. That’s why you should clean your tongue. Keep reading to learn all about tongue scraping and why and how you should do it.


How Can You Alleviate Pain While Wearing Braces?

January 8, 2020

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a young girl wearing traditional bracesAre your braces causing you to be in pain? Is it hard to want a straighter, healthier smile when all you can think about is what to do to alleviate some of the discomfort you’re feeling? Traditional braces can, unfortunately, cause you to experience soreness, especially each time you have your wire adjusted, but the good news is, there are things you can do to help. Hear from a local orthodontist who shares a few ways you can lessen the pain and get back to enjoying your daily life.


4 Ways to Make Flossing Your Teeth a Breeze

December 12, 2019

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dental floss spelling "clean teeth"More people are guilty of cutting flossing their teeth from their daily oral hygiene routine than you may think. For some, it can seem like a tedious and inconvenient task that could be pointless. However, the American Dental Association recommends using dental floss at least once a day to clean between each of your teeth to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Read on to learn four ways you can make flossing your teeth easier, faster, and more effective. (more…)

Discover the Importance of Gum Disease Treatment

December 5, 2019

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model of bacteria on teethThe latest advancements in dentistry allow your dentist to preserve your natural smile for longer than ever by preventing common issues from developing in the first place. You might think your smile is only at risk of tooth decay, but there may be another danger lingering in your mouth. Despite being preventable, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the U.S. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have a form of it. Thankfully, gum disease treatment can restore a healthy smile that lasts.

5 Tips to Surviving Your First Week with Invisalign Clear Aligners

November 7, 2019

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a young girl inserting her Invisalign alignerIf you’re thinking, “What’s so difficult about wearing Invisalign aligners,” you’ll be happy to know that your life won’t be altered much at all with this uniquely flexible method of treatment. However, these small, plastic trays are still foreign to your cheeks, lips, tongue, and teeth, so it’s important that you understand there will be a short adjustment period with your customized aligners. As you prepare to start treatment, take a look at these 5 Invisalign tips to surviving your first week.


Don’t Forget: Use Your 2019 Dental Benefits Before They Expire!

October 25, 2019

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Dental ExamIt is now very close to the end of the year, and the holidays are approaching fast. Before things get too hectic, now is a good time to put “use your remaining dental insurance benefits before the end of the year” on your to-do list. Doing so can ultimately save you hundreds of dollars in dental care – and your teeth will be healthier as a result as well! Read on to learn why maximizing your dental insurance is so important and how you can get the most out of your plan.


What’s the Best Way to Straighten Your Smile: Veneers or Invisalign®?

September 26, 2019

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Straight SmileEvery time you see yourself in a photo, you cringe a little at the sight of your crooked grin. You’d love to straighten them, but is there any way to straighten teeth without having to get braces? Actually, there’s two solutions you can choose from: Invisalign and porcelain veneers. Both are great, but which is actually the best for you? Here are the pros and cons to consider when your goal is a more dazzling smile.


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