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Why to Visit Your Dentist Instead of the ER During an Emergency

April 20, 2020

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You’re at home experiencing a dental emergency. You’ve had

Person having dental emergency

pain for days and it just won’t go away. You want to be treated but aren’t sure where to go. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to keep emergency rooms clear for patients with the virus. Rather than dealing with the hassle of a hospital, choose instead to see an emergency dentist. Even though most offices are not seeing patients for regular appointments, they will be able to see you and get you out of pain in no time.


How Can I Tell if I’m Having a Dental Emergency?

March 16, 2020

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man with toothache needs to visit emergency dentistDuring this time of COVID-19, the American Dental Association (ADA) has recommended that dental practices temporarily suspend normal operations. Many dentists are only offering urgent and emergency care. But how can you tell if you need prompt professional dental attention or if you should wait until COVID-19 social distancing measures end? An emergency dentist is here to give you some practical guidance.


February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month

February 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tarponshoresdentalenglewood @ 11:48 pm

Concerned blond woman in need of gum disease treatmentFebruary is that magical time of year when everyone’s thinking about hearts, chocolates, and… gum disease? That’s right, February is also National Gum Disease Awareness Month! It’s the perfect time to take a moment between making dinner plans and buying flowers to look at your gums. Have you noticed recently that brushing or flossing can easily give you bleeding gums? That could be an early indicator of this common oral health condition. Here’s everything you need to know about the effects, symptoms, and treatment of gum disease.


Why You Should Celebrate National Handwashing Awareness Week

December 1, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — tarponshoresdentalenglewood @ 4:05 pm

person washing their hands

December is a pretty busy month, with plenty of holidays to go around: Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanzaa, to name a few. But there are also a few more obscure observances going on this month. For example, did you know that the first week of December is National Handwashing Awareness Week? It sounds like a silly holiday, but as your dentist will tell you, it’s an important one to celebrate. Keep reading to learn why.


The Connection Between Postmenopause, Tooth Loss, and High Blood Pressure

October 11, 2019

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person getting their blood pressure takenNew research has unveiled an illusive connection between postmenopausal symptoms, tooth loss, and an increased risk of developing high blood pressure. While the relationship between the three isn’t exactly clear, it makes sense that all of these would be related. When you visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings every six months, they ensure that you have good overall health by examining your mouth, because your body is connected. Read on to learn what you’re at risk for if you’re postmenopausal.   (more…)

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