Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve spent more time at home because social distancing is essential to stopping the spread of the virus. The CDC recommends limiting face-to-face contact with others to avoid being exposed to coronavirus while also preventing the transmission of the virus to others, especially for asymptomatic people. It’s recommended you stay at least 6 feet apart from others; however, how is that possible if you need to see your dentist? Believe it or not, your dentist has implemented several changes to encourage social distancing in the office.
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June 25, 2020
May 11, 2020
Many patients have questions about the sanitation and sterilization practices used by their dentist, and during the COVID-19 crisis, those questions are even more common. First, rest assured that dentists complete infection control training in school and have always been required to follow recommendations from the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention and the American Dental Association. And, right now, they’re going above and beyond to lower your risk of exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses as much as possible! Keep reading below for specifics on how instruments are sterilized, surfaces are sanitized, and equipment is cleaned to keep you and your family safe at every visit.(more…)
April 7, 2020
There is nothing worse than a toothache, but they are quite common. While you might believe an occasional toothache is normal, it can often indicate a larger issue, like a cavity. Although you might think all toothaches are the same, they can cause different types of pain. Paying attention to your discomfort can help determine what’s causing the problem and what can be done to stop it. Here are the most common types of toothaches to help you get the relief you need.
March 17, 2020
You’re at home and suddenly faced with a serious dental emergency. Realizing that social distancing is what you should be doing, you wonder if going to the dentist is a good idea. After calling the office and explaining your situation, they recommend you come in as soon as possible. But is it safe? How do you know you won’t contract it while having your teeth fixed? Before you begin to hesitate about taking the appropriate measures to address your dental emergency, hear from a local dentist who can explain what precautions are being taken to protect both staff and patients from the spread of COVID-19.(more…)
March 2, 2020
Gum disease is a problem that affects about half of the current US population, however it rarely gets talked about. February is National Gum Disease Awareness month, which is a much-needed effort to increase recognition of this oral health issue. If caught early on, this infection can be reversed, however when it persists, you may need gum disease treatment in Deer Park. Keep reading to learn more about gum disease, it’s warning signs, and how you can prevent it!(more…)
January 28, 2020
Even though the name makes them sound impressive and important, humans don’t really need their wisdom teeth anymore. Once used for grinding roots and meat, the evolution of our diet over time has rendered them unnecessary. While a small percentage of the population will have healthy, functioning wisdom teeth or simply not develop them at all, most of us will need to have these primitive molars extracted. If you’ll soon be contributing to the nearly 10 million third molars that are pulled every year, here are some important facts about removing wisdom teeth in Deer Park.(more…)
December 6, 2019
Do you need antibiotics before dental work that you’re about to have completed? Certain patients may be at a higher risk of developing bacterial infections after treatment, which is why the American Dental Association and American Heart Association both recommend that patients with certain medical conditions and risk factors take antibiotics before their treatment. However, it’s not something that’s recommended for every patient. Read on to learn whether you should consider antibiotics before your dental procedure and how the process works.(more…)
November 18, 2019
Many people think tooth decay is the only threat to their smile, but there might be another danger lingering in your mouth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, despite it being preventable. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have a form of the condition. If you have periodontal disease, time is of the utmost importance. With the right care at the first sign of the infection, your dentist can save your smile from any long-term complications.
August 11, 2019
Do you play a lot of basketball or another sport that carries a high risk of getting hit in the mouth? Or do you sometimes carelessly crunch down on overly hard foods that can crack your enamel? There are plenty of ways for a dental emergency to occur, and you’ll need to act fast if you want to avoid severe long-term problems. Here are 4 common reasons to call your emergency dentist in Deer Park – learn them by heart so that you’ll always be prepared to act quickly when the time comes.(more…)
June 14, 2019
Your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, and they can with the right care. Unfortunately, they can be damaged despite the best preventive efforts. The biggest threat to their health is tooth decay. Although cavities are preventable, 92% of adults have had at least 1 in a permanent tooth. Dentists use fillings as the most common treatment for them. You can quickly rehabilitate your smile using this affordable solution. Paying for a filling now can save you from needing a costly treatment down the road, like a root canal.