June 14, 2020
Tooth loss affects an estimated 178 million Americans and can occur for many different reasons. And since each person’s smile is completely unique, their treatment plan for replacing their missing teeth is as well. You’ve probably heard that dental implants are an outstanding solution that look and feel more natural than any other option. But the procedure can be more complicated for some people than others for a variety of reasons. Learn more below about what accounts for more complex dental implant cases.(more…)
May 22, 2020
Are you preparing to see your dentist after the COVID-19 crisis? Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight as to when this pandemic will be over, but dental offices across the country are taking additional steps to ensure your health and safety are of the utmost importance. As part of the list of protocols dentists are implementing at this time, you may notice a few new additions to the office – HEPA filters. Read on to find out how this improvement in air quality will not only allow your dentist to maintain a cleaner office but also reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.(more…)
May 12, 2020
While having your teeth cleaned, you might be tempted to ask your dentist or hygienist about the different types of instruments and equipment used to help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile. Some might seem self-explanatory, but others may have you wondering about its real purpose, such as the dental suction device. Is it really only for removing accumulating saliva and blood? Let’s spend some time looking into the reason your dentist values this particular instrument and how it’s better protecting both you and the staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.(more…)
April 13, 2020
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…)
March 28, 2020
Have 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…)
March 27, 2020
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…)
February 3, 2020
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.
January 8, 2020
Are 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.
December 12, 2019
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…)
December 5, 2019
The 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.