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9 Healthy Hellos That Won’t Spread Germs in COVID-19

June 17, 2020

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Smiling woman waves at her North Port dentist in COVID-19

From getting groceries to connecting with family, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our everyday lives. The best way to keep yourself and others safe from the coronavirus pandemic is to practice social distancing and reduce your exposure to others. Now that handshakes and hugs are being postponed, how are you greeting those around you? Your North Port dentist shares nine no-touch ways to say hello that won’t spread germs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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First Visit To the Dentist During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Here’s What To Expect

May 7, 2020

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Woman getting a dental exam from a dentist

It goes without saying that everyday life has changed dramatically since the COVID-19 crisis began. From grocery shopping to connecting with family, everything is being done a lot differently. And that includes dental visits! If you’re seeing a dentist for the first time and are wondering what to expect, this blog is for you. Keep reading to find out how social distancing, strict sanitation protocols, and more are being used to lower your risk of exposure and allow you to safely get the dental care you need. 

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Are You Having a Dental Emergency? Here’s How to Know!

April 19, 2020

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Woman with tooth pain who needs to see a dentistDo you feel dental pain or discomfort? Especially during the uncertain time of COVID-19, you may be wondering when it’s necessary to seek treatment. A dental emergency can often be surprising, and the current situation definitely doesn’t help. That’s why your dentist in North Port has included some of the common warning signs of a true dental emergency. Read on to learn more about dental emergencies so you aren’t left second-guessing if one does occur.

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Dental Emergency in COVID-19: Skip the ER & Call Your Dentist

April 16, 2020

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Avoid this emergency room by calling your dentist for dental emergencies insteadWhere would you go it your tooth was suddenly broken or knocked out? Recent studies show that a growing number of people spend unnecessary time and money taking their dental emergencies to an ER instead of their dentist. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to know where to go when your smile needs immediate help. Keep yourself safe from the coronavirus while getting the urgent dental care you need by avoiding the ER and calling your North Port dentist first.

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What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

March 27, 2020

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man with chipped tooth who needs emergency dentist

Since the COVID-19 outbreak has officially become a pandemic, the American Dental Association has recommended that all dental practices in the country only treat dental emergencies. All elective procedures have been postponed until the widespread threat of the coronavirus is over. So, how can you tell whether your situation warrants an appointment with your emergency dentist? Let’s talk about what exactly constitutes a dental emergency.

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February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month

February 7, 2020

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Toothbrush in sink with toothpaste foam and bloodNow that it’s February, everyone is thinking about love, chocolates, and…gum disease? That’s right! February is also National Gum Disease Awareness Month. Although periodontal (gum) disease is easily prevented, researchers believe that up to 80% of Americans suffer from this common condition. What starts off as a simple gum infection can lead to much larger issues to your oral health and overall wellbeing. Here’s what you need to know about the prevention, symptoms, and treatment of gum disease.

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Why It’s Best to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Starting Now

January 3, 2020

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a woman smiling in the dentist’s chairThe new year has just begun, and the last thing on your mind is probably going to the dentist. After all, as long as you see him twice a year, there’s no issue, right? While technically this theory isn’t incorrect, you could be costing yourself a lot of money and valuable time by choosing to wait. If you’re wondering why you should be scheduling a dentist appointment for sooner rather than later, read on to learn just how advantageous it can be in the long run to start maximizing your dental benefits now.

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5 Holiday Oral Health Tips

December 10, 2019

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family eating a holiday dinner togetherThe holidays are meant to spend quality time with family and friends, not your dentist in North Port. Every year, so many people get wrapped up in their busy schedules that they accidentally neglect their mouth, causing common issues like cavities and gum disease to arise. Instead of spending all of your time battling an unexpected dental problem during what’s supposed to be a joyous time of the year, read on and follow these five oral health tips. (more…)

Peppermint Tea and 2 More Little-Known Tricks to Treating a Nighttime Toothache

November 19, 2019

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Peppermint TeaThere are many different remedies that can help soothe a toothache at night so that you can get some sleep, but what if you don’t want to rely on medication or special rinses? If you want to control your toothache until you can see your dentist, you may want to try some unconventional methods. Here are 3 tricks for dealing with nighttime tooth pain that you may not have heard of!

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Life with Sensitive Teeth: 5 Helpful Tips

October 27, 2019

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Brushing teethLately, it seems like your teeth always hurt whenever you’re brushing them or enjoying a particularly hot or cold meal. It could be simply because they’ve worn down over time, or it might be a warning sign that you have a cavity or another oral health issue. Whatever the cause, sensitive teeth can make everyday life just a bit more challenging – but luckily, there are plenty of ways for the condition to be treated. Here are 5 ways you and your dentist can try and overcome sensitive teeth.

 

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