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5 Non-Dental Issues Your Dentist May Find During Your Appointment

June 22, 2020

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It is time for your next dentist visit, and already you are thinking of excuses for why you could cancel. After all, it’s just a routine cleaning, right? While bi-yearly check-ups and cleanings do wonders for your teeth and gums, they also provide an opportunity for your dentist to find serious medical problems. In face, these appointments play an instrumental role in detecting early signs of these five non-dental issues.


4 Tips to Avoid Bad Breath

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 7:17 pm
Woman smells bad breath

The nerves have definitely set in. You get out of your car, smooth out your clothes, and begin your walk into the restaurant. At the first table, you catch the eye of someone who has the same look of first-date jitters as you do and instinctively walk toward them. That little twinge of butterflies start in your stomach, until you open your mouth and immediately smell your bad breath.

According to Medical News Today, about one in four people report experiencing bad breath regularly. If you are a part of that statistic, here are four preventive measures you can take to avoid it.


Dental Emergency? Visit Your Dentist Instead of the ER

May 22, 2020

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Woman with tooth pain needing to see an emergency dentist

Your first reaction when needing urgent medical care of any type is to head straight to the emergency room at your local hospital. For most medical emergencies, that is best place to be. ERs are fast moving and can do what needs to be done to relieve your pain. For dental emergencies, however, you are better off calling your dentist to give you some relief. Especially because of COVID-19, many hospitals are being overwhelmed with cases, and you could be at higher risk of contracting or spreading the virus to others. Now more than ever, your emergency dentist would be happy to treat you for your urgent dental needs.


What Are My Bad Habits, And How Can I Avoid Them?

May 8, 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed your life in all ways except good. With everyone at home and all of your future plans on hold, it is understandable to have increased anxiety levels. Unfortunately, many people find themselves indulging in unhealthy activities to reduce their stress. This can compromise your overall health, including the health of your smile. It’s important to avoid bad dental habits, especially in times of stress in order to maintain your oral health. Here are a few harmful habits to avoid and a few other ways you can relieve stress. 


5 Things to Consider When Looking for an Emergency Dentist

April 12, 2020

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woman holding icepack to face has a dental emergency

With COVID-19 at the forefront of everyone’s mind, the last thing anyone wants to have to deal with is a dental emergency. That won’t stop one from occurring, though. Thus, it’s a good idea to have a strategy in place for how to respond if one happens. If you aren’t currently working with a dentist, then when an emergency strikes, you have to make a quick decision about who to seek care from. Here are 5 things you should consider in your search.


How to Conserve Your Oral Hygiene Products During COVID-19

April 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 7:40 pm
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Due to the spread of COVID-19 throughout the country, many local governments have issued shelter-in-place orders. That means Americans are spending more time at home than ever before. While the threat of the virus has created a great deal of angst, it has presented some opportunities, especially in the area of oral hygiene. Because supplies are low, you need some strategies for how to get the most out of your oral care products. Read on to get some helpful dental tips from a local dentist!


4 Reasons You Might Be Prone to Cavities

March 19, 2020

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Dentist representing a cavity with a using a digital image.Your teeth are important for more than just a beautiful smile. They are also essential for your oral and general health, which is why they are designed to last for a lifetime. Unfortunately, the biggest threat to your teeth is tooth decay. Although it’s preventable, 92% of adults in the U.S. have had at least one cavity in a permanent tooth. With the right oral hygiene habits and routine care from your dentist, you can prevent them; however, some people tend to experience decay more often than others. If this sounds familiar, you might be prone to cavities. Here are 4 reasons you might be more susceptible to tooth decay.


3 Tips from Your Dentist to Handle Dental Emergencies

March 15, 2020

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Woman at dentist for a dental emergency.You probably never expect it to happen to you, but dental emergencies are more common than you might believe. Research shows 1 in 6 people experience a dental emergency each year. Unfortunately, most people don’t know what constitutes as an issue that needs immediate dental care. If you don’t know if you should call your dentist or how to handle the situation, here are 3 tips to make it through a dental emergency.


Oral Connections: Gum Disease & Your Heart

February 25, 2020

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Many people don’t realize just how much their dentist can improve their overall wellbeing. In fact, within the last several years, researchers have found that treating and preventing gum disease can benefit your cardiovascular system and reduce your risk of serious medical issues. Even though scientists have more research to conduct on the topic, they have discovered just how beneficial it is for people to take great care of their teeth and gums.


3 Tips to Save Money at the Dentist

February 6, 2020

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If you’re on a strict monthly budget, needing to get a costly procedure from the dentist can set you up to struggle financially for the following months. Many people aren’t aware that they can avoid those situations by keeping on top of taking care of their teeth and gums. Read on for three tips that can help you save money at the dentist.

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