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How Your Dental Team Prepares for Your Appointment During COVID-19

June 29, 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic has altered so much about our daily lives. Many of us are adjusting to working from home, only communicating with loved ones through a screen, and taking so many extra precautions when going grocery shopping. Even your dentist is no exception to all of these societal changes. Dental practices all over the country have implemented additional protocols to keep their patients as safe as possible. Here are some of the extra steps your dentist in Newark takes to prepare for your appointment.

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How You Can Practice Social Distancing at the Dentist

May 18, 2020

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red sign on floor that reads "stay safe and keep your distance"

These days, you can’t turn on the news, scroll through social media, or even talk to a friend without hearing the phrase “social distancing,” and for good reason. Social distancing helps maintain the proper amount of space between people to avoid the transfer of germs, including the ones that cause COVID-19. Believe it or not, it’s possible to practice social distancing at the dentist’s office. Here are a few ways your dentist in Newark is implementing that practice and keeping you safe from COVID-19.

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Why Your Dentist Is Asking You to Rinse Before Your Appointment

May 1, 2020

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dentist in Newark pouring blue mouthwash into cup

As your dentist in Newark reopens for non-emergency appointments, one of their top priorities is making sure all of their patients are as safe from COVID-19 as possible. Because of this, they are following several of the CDC’s recommended safety protocols to prevent the transmission of germs in their office. One of these precautions involves asking patients to rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash before their appointment properly begins. Why is that the case? Can mouthwash keep you safe from COVID-19? Keep reading to find out.

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Getting Out of Pain: 5 At-Home Remedies for Toothaches

April 20, 2020

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Person with toothache in Newark

You’ve had a toothache come on suddenly. You want to see your dentist but it’s the middle of the night and you’ll have to wait for an appointment. Fortunately, there are common household items that you can use to help alleviate your pain in the short term. You may not have to look any farther than your pantry. Your dentist has five tips you can use to help if you’re having a toothache in Newark.   

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6 Dental Health Tips to Help Prevent COVID-19

March 26, 2020

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woman putting toothpaste on toothbrush

When it comes to infection control, dentists are some of the cleanest people out there. They keep their practices as safe and germ-free as possible. But since your dentist is closed for all procedures except emergency treatment due to COVID-19, you won’t be able to get your regular teeth cleaning. Instead, you’ll have to keep your teeth clean at home for the next few months. To help with that, here are some dental health tips to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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What Are the Signs of Dental Implant Failure?

February 19, 2020

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woman checking mouth in mirror for dental implant failure

When you first decided to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant, you were over the moon. You could finally chew all your favorite foods again. After a few months, however, your implant started to feel strangely sensitive. This discomfort eventually turned into outright pain. This is one of the classic signs of dental implant failure. Keep reading to learn about the other symptoms, and how you can ensure your dental implant lasts a lifetime.

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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

January 14, 2020

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woman pointing to her white smile

Your teeth have been yellowish for years now. You’ve tried multiple store-bought options, from whitening toothpastes to bleaching gels to whitening kits, but none of them seem to produce the long-lasting results you want. Fortunately, there is a solution that is all but guaranteed to work – professional teeth whitening in Newark. These take-home trays, coupled with a powerful bleaching gel, can help you achieve the bright smile you’ve always wanted. Keep reading below to learn just how they work and how they can help you.

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What to Do When Your Dentures Don’t Fit Correctly

December 11, 2019

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full and partial dentures in Newark

When you first got your dentures in Newark, you were over the moon. For the first time since you lost your teeth, you could finally eat your favorite crunchy and chewy foods. At long last, you could speak without making an embarrassing whistling or lisping sound. However, that was several years ago. These days, your dentures are starting to slip around more and more often. What should you do? Continue reading to find out.

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2019 Dental Insurance — Use It Now or Lose It Forever!

November 24, 2019

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dental insurance and money

Do you have a PPO dental plan? If so, you have numerous benefits at your disposal. Your policy can help you maintain your beautiful smile, and it is there as a safety net in case you ever need major treatment. However, it may be wise to pause and ask yourself if you are truly getting as much value as possible out of your dental insurance. A dentist in Newark is here to discuss some of the basics of how dental insurance works and how you can get the most out of your 2019 benefits before they expire.

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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Teeth Whitening Results Last!

October 24, 2019

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Two photos of before and after teeth whitening

Unfortunately, there are countless factors that can make your smile less-than-sparkling. Whether it’s from coffee in the morning, wine with dinner each night, discoloration from aging or simply genetics, you may feel like your teeth are more drab than dazzling. Fortunately, a cosmetic dentist can help! With professional teeth whitening in Newark, you can safely and reliably whiten your teeth by 6-10 shades. Then, after getting your results, you can use the following 5 tips to maintain your new shade and keep your smile looking great. Learn more below! 

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