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The Shocking Link Between COVID-19 & Dental Emergencies

February 12, 2021

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Woman talking to dentist about tooth pain

Nearly a year ago, our world was drastically changed as the novel COVID-19 virus spread into a global pandemic. In response, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommended that dental offices close, with the exception of urgent dental care. Although this change was only temporary, the effects are evident all these months later with cases of cracked teeth, bruxism, and severe decay skyrocketing. Keep reading to learn more about the link between dental emergencies and COVID as well as how your dentist can help protect your smile.

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Why Invisalign is Beneficial for the Working Professional

December 28, 2020

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an up-close look at a woman inserting an Invisalign aligner into her mouth

Are you a busy professional who is constantly meeting with clients, giving presentations, or leading a team of eager employees? Do you teach a classroom full of children or work alongside medical colleagues who aspire to treat and improve the lives of others? If your crooked, overcrowded, or misaligned smile is keeping you from fully embracing your potential opportunities, you’ll be pleased to know you can benefit from Invisalign’s discreet and fast-acting clear aligners. And although anyone in contact with others day-in and day-out can find these trays to be an ideal solution, a dentist in Keller shares how Invisalign is often most beneficial when working in certain professions.

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Why You Should Get That Dental Crown You Need Before the End of the Year!

November 18, 2020

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Closeup of dental crown

Did your last routine dental checkup end with a recommendation to get a dental crown? If so, and you’re feeling a little pinch in your wallet, you may be thinking of postponing treatment to save money. However, doing so can cost you even more in the short and long-term! With this in mind, a dentist in Keller shares three reasons not to put it off.

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Knocked Out Tooth? An Emergency Dentist Explains What To Do!

July 9, 2020

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Someone holding a knocked out tooth before seeing an emergency dentist

Have you ever had a bad dream where you’ve lost a tooth? If so, you’re not alone – dreams like these are surprisingly common. Unfortunately, knocking out a tooth in real life is fairly common as well! If this happens to you or a loved one, it’s critical to act fast and call an emergency dentist right away. Then you can use the first-aid tips in this blog to manage your knocked out tooth until you arrive for treatment. In the event that your tooth can’t be saved, you’ll also learn why dental implants are an ideal way to restore your smile!

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Why Is Your Dentist Asking You To Rinse Before Your Appointment?

June 11, 2020

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Someone pouring mouthwash into a cup at the dentist

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, just about every aspect of life looks different, including dental care. Along with many new safety measures such as social distancing, additional personal protective equipment (PPE), and hand hygiene for patients, your dentist will likely ask you to rinse with mouthwash before your appointment as well. But what’s the purpose behind a pre-procedural rinse, and how does it work to keep you safe? Keep reading to find out!

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Wondering About Social Distancing At the Dentist? Learn More Here!

May 11, 2020

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Smiling man in a blue shirt at the dentist

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we’ve learned that social distancing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the virus from spreading (especially since it can be transmitted before people show symptoms). But what about when you or a family member need to see a dentist? You’ll be glad to know that social distancing can still be used to minimize your contact with others while you get the treatment you need to maintain your smile. Keep reading below to learn more!

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Dentist Recommends the Best Toothbrushes and When To Replace Them

April 13, 2020

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Man and woman brushing their teeth with tips from a dentist

If you want fresher breath, healthier gums, and fewer cavities, brushing your teeth at least twice a day is a must. Along with brushing for two minutes and using good technique, the toothbrush itself is also important. One common question people ask their dentist is, “Which toothbrush is best and how often should I replace it?” In this blog, you’ll get the information you need to brush effectively and keep your smile in great shape. Learn more below! 

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Seeing a Dentist During COVID-19? Strict Sanitation Protocols Will Keep You Safe

March 28, 2020

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Dentist performing an exam on female patient

Dental offices have long been required to practice stringent infection control. And with the recent development of the COVID-19 crisis, that’s become even more important. While you may feel concerned about being exposed to the virus if you need to see a dentist now, rest assured that a dental office is one of the cleanest places you could be! Keep reading below to find out how dentists sanitize their offices to keep you and your family safe – now and always. 

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4 Tips From a Dentist To Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy During COVID-19

March 22, 2020

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A family smiling after seeing the dentist

In recent weeks and months, COVID-19 has turned life upside down for people all over the globe. Now, many adults are self-quarantining at home, along with their kids who aren’t going back to school anytime soon. With the structure of a typical day gone, it’s easy for anyone to let their oral hygiene routine lapse, especially children. And when you combine that with the close proximity of your refrigerator, it’s also easier to snack all day. The last thing you want is for your child to need extensive work from a dentist when this is all over, so how can you keep their smile healthy? It’s easy – use the following 4 tips! 

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Are Puffy Gums an Emergency?

February 20, 2020

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Smiling man in a blue shirt at the dentist

When it comes to your dental health, it can be hard to know if you’re having an emergency or not, especially since certain symptoms can mean different things. Puffy gums are a great example: In some cases, you should get immediate care, while in others, you can wait. Having said that, it’s always a good idea to call a dentist if you notice puffy gums. That way, you’ll know what the source of the problem is and how to address it so you can maintain a healthy smile. Learn more below! 

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