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How To Practice Social Distancing at the Dentist

May 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 6:53 pm
man and woman wearing masks and touching elbows

The news is out – you can finally schedule a visit with your favorite dental team for a long overdue check-up and cleaning! As you walk into their office, you feel a sense of excitement at the thought of seeing all of the familiar faces that you’ve known for years. Then something occurs to you: what is the proper way to greet someone during COVID-19?

If you are an affectionate person, practicing social distancing can seem impersonal and distant, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some ways to connect with your dental team while practicing dental safety at your next visit.

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Oral Cancer: Another Reason Not to Skip Your Dental Checkups

April 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 12:07 am
Woman visits Covington dentist for an oral cancer screening

Your biannual visit to your Covington dentist is about so much more than keeping your teeth sparkling clean. They also play an essential role in identifying a wide range of oral health issues as early as possible. One incredibly important problem your dentist checks for is oral cancer. This dangerous health concern impacts more than 50,000 Americans every year, and it can be life-threatening if not caught and treated early enough. Here’s what you need to know about oral cancer and how regular dental checkups can help keep your smile healthy.

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How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

April 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 7:42 pm
Two toothbrushes, one new and one old

The next time you brush your teeth, take a close look at your toothbrush. If you discover that the bristles are worn down, frayed, or discolored, you may find yourself asking “When should I replace my toothbrush?” Not only are old toothbrushes unsightly, but recent studies indicate that using a toothbrush past its prime can have notable negative effects on your oral health as well. Your Covington dentist explains when you should start using a new one, and what might happen if you don’t!

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Factor or Fiction? Gum Disease is Linked to Heart Health

March 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Madelaine @ 1:56 am

Physician holding digital gum disease.Your smile is essential to your quality of life. Not only does it influence your self-esteem and your outlook on life, but also your ability to perform simple tasks, like chewing, speaking, and even yawning. Believe it or not, your smile also affects your heart health. There is direct evidence linking gum disease to cardiovascular complications, including heart attack and stroke. You can protect your heart health by committing to your oral hygiene.

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Which Foods Will Help Improve My Gum Health?

March 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 2:06 pm
a basket full of fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens

Are you a potato chips and cookies kind of person, or do you prefer to snack on apples and raw celery sticks? If you’re like most people, while you may not eat solely carbs and sweets, you probably don’t incorporate as many healthy options as you should. Because of this, you might find that your waistline isn’t shrinking as you want, but what about the rest of your body? How do the foods you eat help or hinder your smile, for instance? Let a dentist explain which items you should begin eating more of if you want to maintain good gum health.

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Want To Save Money On Dental Bills? See a Dentist Every 6 Months!

February 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 3:01 pm

Did you know that an estimated 32% of adults don’t get regular dental checkups? Many people don’t want to schedule these visits because they’re trying to save money or avoid painful dental work. Unfortunately, however, that usually backfires. In this blog, you’ll find out how seeing a dentist regularly maintains your oral health in the long run and saves you a lot of time and money in the dental chair. Learn more below!

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Why It’s Important to Take Care of Your Child’s Baby Teeth

February 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 9:16 pm
two little red-headed boys smiling in the dentist’s chair

If you think baby teeth aren’t that important, guess again. Yes, they will “just fall out” someday, but the health of these pearly whites can pave the way for the type of smile they will have once permanent, adult teeth arrive. With so many misconceptions about the importance of these primary teeth, a dentist in Covington looks to explain why it’s best to start your child’s dental hygiene habits early and what you can do at home to help them along the way.

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5 Tips for Effective Flossing

January 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Madelaine @ 1:48 am

woman flossingYou know you’re supposed to brush your teeth at least twice per day to keep your smile healthy. Besides your toothbrush, you have another essential tool at home to maintain your dental health. Flossing is equally important as your toothbrush to prevent common issues from occurring, particularly gum disease. While it may seem self-explanatory, many people don’t floss correctly. The wrong technique not only makes it less effective, but it can also damage your gum tissue. You don’t need to put your smile at risk. Here are 5 tips to make flossing easy and effective.

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Find Out How Convenient It Can Be to See a Family Dentist

January 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 7:08 pm
parents and their children

Are you tired of running all over town to make sure your kids get to their dentist appointments? Is it frustrating trying to keep up with each dentist’s quirks and personality? If so, it may be time to consider seeing a dentist for the entire family. Instead of spending valuable time and money on going from one place to another, you can reap the benefits of a family dentist who can provide high-quality services for everyone you love. Before settling on the first person you come across, spend some time learning about why you should seek a family dentist in the first place.

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5 Tips To Avoid Dental Emergencies While You Travel During The Holidays

December 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 4:40 pm
the Kremlin decorated for the holidays

Even if you love visiting your dentist, their office is probably the last place you want to be during your holiday vacation. While dental emergencies aren’t completely avoidable, when you take preventive measures, you can reduce the chance that you or a family member will experience one. Read on for five tips to keep you out of your emergency dentist’s office while you’re travelling for the holidays.

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