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The Connection Between COVID and Dental Emergencies

March 1, 2021

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dental emergencies from COVID

For over a year, the world has been rocked by the COVID outbreak. As a result, several peripheral issues have arisen. Dentists have noticed an influx of dental emergencies from COVID, but why? How can a respiratory virus impact a person’s dental health? As you continue reading, a dentist explains the connection and what you can do to prevent a dental emergency.


What Do Your Teeth Say About You?

January 21, 2021

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Man smiling

You use your teeth every single day to eat, smile, speak, hold in your saliva, and maintain the structure of your face. However, have you ever thought about all the secrets about you that your smile holds? Your habits, lifestyle, and specific traits about you can all be determined just by analyzing your teeth. So, what do your teeth say about you? A dentist in Covington explains the different things that your smile has to say about you.


How to Manage Sensitivity from Teeth Whitening

January 5, 2021

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Woman with sensitivity after teeth whitening in Covington

If you have ever had your teeth whitened, it is possible that you experienced pain or discomfort afterwards. Teeth whitening is a great and exciting way to enhance both your smile and confidence, but is it really worth the discomfort that you feel afterwards? The good news is that this sensitivity is not permanent and there are certain ways that you can avoid it in the future. Continue reading to learn more about teeth whitening in Covington and how you can avoid discomfort.


5 Myths About TMD/TMJ Problems Debunked

December 24, 2020

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A woman in need of TMJ therapy in Covington.

When your jaw is healthy, it’s not necessarily something you spend a lot of time thinking about. However, once you start to notice discomfort, life if you find it difficult to open and close your mouth, or you hear clicking in your jaw joints, it becomes impossible to ignore. In order to dispel the misinformation that exists online today, an expert in TMJ disorder and problems related to the jaw joints would like to debunk five of the most common TMD myths.


How Women May Be at Higher Risk for TMJ Disorder

December 11, 2020

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A woman with TMJ disorder listening to a dentist.

Do you ever feel like your jaw is experiencing discomfort for seemingly no reason? Are you currently pregnant and finding it difficult to move your jaw due to chronic pain? According to a 7-year study funded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers have reason to believe that women, particularly those between 18 and 44, may be at higher risk of developing problems related to their temporomandibular joint (or TMJ disorder.) Learn how and the ways that it can negatively affect your health.


3 Tips for Invisalign-Wearers During the Holidays

November 9, 2020

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Woman with Invisalign

The holiday season is upon us and can be quite overwhelming with distractions everywhere you look. Last minute gift purchases, wrapping up projects at work, and occupying the kids while they’re out of school are just a few of many tasks. While all of these activities are quite time consuming, it’s important to stay on top of your orthodontic treatment. Dentists who treat misaligned teeth with Invisalign in Covington all agree; don’t take a break from your treatment just because life is hectic! Read on to learn how to stay on top of your dental game while celebrating the holidays.  


How to Save Money by Using Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before the End of the Year

September 6, 2020

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It has been well over six months since you last saw your dentist for a checkup. You meant to book another one right after your last cleaning, but you just never got around to it. While it might not seem like a big deal, putting off these appointments might actually make you waste money, especially if you pay dental insurance premiums. That’s right, seeing your dentist twice a year could mean more money in your pocket. Keep reading to learn why you should visit your dentist again before 2021 and how doing so could maximize your dental insurance benefits.


Will My Insurance Plan Cover Root Canal Therapy?

June 11, 2020

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Patient settling root canal payment with receptionist

The root canal procedure is very common in dentistry. It is performed to treat an infection of the tooth. With all the pain associated with an infected tooth, the last thing you want to be worried about is how you are going to pay to put an end to it. Fortunately, your dentist in Covington has all the answers. Keep reading to learn more about the cost of root canal therapy and how insurance companies handle it.


How Your Dental Team Cleans Their Instruments

May 10, 2020

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Instruments being sterilized at the dentist

Because of everything that’s going on in the world regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, you have likely been avoiding touching surfaces in public places, constantly disinfecting new items in your home, and frequently washing your hands. These are all great precautions to take. With all the things that you worry about being clean, dental equipment during your next checkup shouldn’t be one of them. Dentists ensure that their instruments are always sterilized between patients to prevent the spread of illnesses and infections. This is especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how your dentist and dental team disinfect equipment along with other cleaning steps being taken around the office to keep you and your family safe from contracting the virus.


4 Items Your Dentist Is Wearing to Protect You & Themselves

May 4, 2020

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Two dentists wearing personal protection equipment with patient

From working from home to maintaining a six-foot distance from others in public, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives. These changes extend to the dentist’s office, where your dental team has implemented a wide range of new dental safety protocols designed to enhance patient safety. For example, the next time you arrange a checkup, you will likely notice your dentist and dental hygienist are wearing personal protection equipment (PPE). Interested to know more? Keep reading to learn about the 4 items of PPE your dentist is now wearing to protect themselves and patients like you.

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