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Do You Have a Weekend Toothache? An Emergency Dentist Explains What To Do

April 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannebancroft @ 10:54 pm
Distressed man in pain before seeing an emergency dentist

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, dealing with sudden tooth sensitivity was pretty straightforward: You just called your dentist to schedule a visit and that was that. Now, although dental offices are open for emergency care, everyone is encouraged to only schedule those visits if truly necessary. With that said, you may not know when you should manage your dental pain at home, and when you should see an emergency dentist for treatment. Below, you’ll learn about what may be causing your sensitivity and find out how to handle it when you’re self-isolating at home. 


Weekend Toothache? Emergency Dentist Gives 5 Home Remedies

April 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannebancroft @ 10:48 pm
Woman in pain before seeing an emergency dentist

Having a toothache is not only painful but stressful as well. And even more so if you get one while you’re self-isolating for COVID-19. In this situation, the first thing you should do is call an emergency dentist to schedule the first available appointment. From there, you’ll want to relieve your pain until you can be treated. Since everyone is trying to minimize their trips to the store right now, try using one of the 5 home remedies below (most of which you probably have in your pantry or medicine cabinet.) 


Why You Should See Your Dentist for Regular Checkups and Cleanings

March 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannebancroft @ 12:44 pm
a woman sitting in the dentist’s chair while her dentist performs a checkup

The American Dental Association recommends that all individuals see a licensed dentist every six months for a professional checkup and cleaning. If you have dental insurance, you will most likely find that your preventive care is covered at 80-100% depending on your plan. The reason for this is that your dentist can serve as your ally in the fight against tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and a host of other dental issues. But in order to catch these problems before they progress, you must first commit to keeping your appointments. If going to the dentist isn’t at the top of your priority list, let a local dentist explain why it should be and how your dental professional can help you avoid potential problems in the future.


Why Do You Need a Temporary Dental Crown? A Dentist Explains

February 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannebancroft @ 8:43 pm
3D image of a dental crown on a lower tooth

Dental crowns fall under the category of restorative dentistry because they restore damaged teeth and replace lost tooth structure. A dentist typically completes the procedure in 2 separate visits spaced a couple of weeks apart, during which time you’ll have a temporary dental crown. But one common question is, “What is a temporary crown and why do I need one?” Keep reading for the answer to that question and find out what you can expect from the procedure. You’ll also get tips for caring for your temporary to help the overall process go smoothly!


Should You Replace Missing Teeth With a Bridge or Dental Implants?

February 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannebancroft @ 8:34 pm
3D image of a single dental implant in lower jawbone

Did you know that the history of replacing teeth goes back 4,000 years, when people in China used bamboo pegs? Lucky for us, dentistry has changed a lot since then! Now, people have more options after tooth loss than ever before, including a bridge and dental implants. Both of these procedures are safe and reliable and offer their own set of benefits. But how do you know which one is right for you? Keep reading to find out! 

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