May 10, 2020
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.
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May 4, 2020
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
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April 20, 2020
You’ve recently lost a tooth and are exploring your options
to replace it. Dental
implants are on the cutting edge of dental technology. They are a wonderful
way to give you a new tooth without affecting any other teeth. It’s a simple
process with a completely functional and natural-looking result. But is
everyone a candidate for dental implants? These are the things that your
Covington dentist will look for while determining if you’re a good fit.
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March 26, 2020
Since the recent outbreak of COVID-19, everyone has been understandably
obsessed with keeping themselves clean and germ-free. In these times, you might
be apprehensive about visiting your dentist for emergency care. Did you know,
however, that dental
practices are some of the cleanest places in the whole country? This is
because they follow strict protocols set by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). Keep reading to learn some of these guidelines.
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March 20, 2020
Do you pride yourself on always having a clean mouth and
never having cavities? If so, you might be worried about the fact that most
dental practices are postponing regular cleanings and are only treating
emergency patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You might be anxious about
getting cavities without attending your six-month cleaning. Luckily, your dentist
has provided this list of tips for keeping your mouth clean and healthy in the
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February 10, 2020
Hate the idea of having to get a shot in the mouth while
at the dentist?
With many dental procedures, it is necessary to administer some form of
anesthesia, but this usually comes via a small needle. The idea of this can
cause people to forgo their appointments and put off important dental work.
Fortunately, dental technology has advanced in such a way that patients no
longer need to fear. With the help of The Wand™, you’ll feel nothing at all,
thus, alleviating your concerns and allowing you to feel more at ease during
your appointment. Read on to learn more about this new piece of technology and
its many benefits.
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December 20, 2019
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, TMJ disorder is a chronic condition that impacts between five and 12 percent of the population. However, this condition is more prevalent in younger patients. Your temporomandibular joints are what connects your jawbone to your skull, and when they’re not working properly, that can make it uncomfortable completing daily tasks such as eating or speaking. Read on to learn what symptoms to look out for and how you can get this painful condition treated.
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November 20, 2019
Is it true that unused dental insurance benefits roll over at the end of the year? Although many people think so, the answer is actually no. And, unfortunately, that common myth can cost you hundreds every year! But don’t worry – you still have time to use (instead of lose) your benefits in 2019. It’s helpful to start by learning a few tips and tricks, so keep reading to find out what services are typically covered and how to take advantage of your plan. With this information, you’ll not only improve your oral health, but you’ll do it as affordably as possible.
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November 7, 2019
Welcome! At Dean Dental Care, we wanted a way to give you valuable information about your oral health, and now we’re excited to share the first installment of our new monthly blog with you. Today, you’ll learn about the comprehensive services we offer and what sets us apart from other dental offices. But don’t forget to check back in, as we’ll be writing about a variety of new topics each month. So if you ever want to learn about cavity prevention, the best way to whiten your teeth, or how dental implants work, this is the place to do it! And, finally, whether you’re looking for a new dentist in Covington or you’re already an established patient, we look forward to caring for your smile for many years to come.
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