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4 Frightening Dental Statistics

October 22, 2020

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Scared child at the dentist

Did you know that most oral health issues are easily preventable with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist? With so many advancements in dentistry over the last few decades, a lot of issues could easily be a thing of the past. Despite this, there are still all sorts of surprising and scary statistics out there about oral health in the United States. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Ardmore about what those are and some steps that you can take to keep yourself from becoming one of them.

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Are Drinks Causing Your Child to Develop Cavities?

September 17, 2020

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Child drinking juice

Having an abundance of cavities can be frustrating and uncomfortable, especially for young kids. When considering the reason that people develop cavities, it is important to recognize that there can be a couple different causes. For children’s cavities, both poor oral hygiene and high sugar consumption can play a role. Continue reading to learn more from your children’s dentist about why your child is getting cavities and how proper nutrition has a huge effect on their oral health.

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When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Dental Appointment?

August 18, 2020

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Toddler holding teddy bear at first dental visit

From their gummy smile to their first tooth, seeing your child laugh lights up your world in a way you never knew was possible. To keep their smile healthy for years to come, it is important to prioritize their oral hygiene from an early age. However, many parents wonder how early they should actually start. If you have found yourself thinking something similar, then read on for the answer from a children’s dentist in Ardmore!

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5 Reasons to Schedule Your Child’s Dental Appointment Before School Starts

July 16, 2020

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Young girl with children’s dentist in Ardmore

Fall is just around the corner and summer break is coming to an end. Although the start of the school may look a little different this year, the list of to-dos to prepare seems as long as ever. Amid the hustle and bustle of buying school supplies and setting up extra-curricular activities, it may seem like a good idea to push your child’s dental checkup until after the school year begins. However, your children’s dentist in Ardmore shares five reasons you should reconsider.

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What Will My Dental Cleaning Look Like Now?

June 28, 2020

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Woman at dental cleaning amid COVID-19 pandemic.The COVID-19 pandemic has caused several changes to your daily life. Besides wearing face masks and washing your hands more often, you’ve also had to stay home. After being closed for weeks, businesses across the country are reopening, including your dentist. Although you’ll still benefit from the same exceptional care, things will be a bit different at your next routine dental cleaning and checkup. Here’s how your dentist is preparing for your arrival to ensure a germ-free visit.

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Is Your Fever a Result of a Tooth Infection or COVID-19?

April 27, 2020

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person with a fever speaking with their emergency dentist in Ardmore on the phone

COVID-19 causes a variety of symptoms and signs, which makes it hard to distinguish from other illnesses. One of the most common side-effect is a low-grade fever, which can also be a sign of an advanced tooth infection. If you have a high temperature, here’s how you can tell whether you should visit your emergency dentist in Ardmore or a medical professional.

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Emergency Dentist On What Constitutes a True Emergency During COVID-19

March 15, 2020

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Model of a tooth and first-aid kit from an emergency dentist

You’re probably aware that dental offices are closed for routine care during COVID-19. But what if you have a dental emergency? And how do you know when you need an emergency dentist in Ardmore right away and when it can wait? First of all, rest assured that dentists are still open for critical care during COVID-19, so you can always get the care you need. And keep reading below to find out how to determine whether you’re having a true emergency or not. You’ll also learn some easy strategies to prevent dental emergencies at home as much as possible! 

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What to Do If Your Dental Crown or Filling Falls Out

February 7, 2020

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Concerned woman in yellow shirt covering her mouth with her hand

Imagine this: you’re going about your daily life when you feel something strange in your mouth. Is it a piece of leftover food? You spit it out and your stomach drops—you’re now holding a dental crown or cavity that should be securely fixed in your smile! Read on as your Ardmore emergency dentist lays out step-by-step what you should do next.

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Can an Untreated Cavity Possibly be Life-Threatening?

January 20, 2020

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man sitting in dentist chair smiling

The thought of a cavity leading to a hospital stay or, even worse, being life-threatening, may seem preposterous, but studies show that deaths from preventable infections are on the rise. According to data published in the Journal of Endodontics, over a nine-year span, a total of 61,439 hospitalizations were primarily attributed to periapical abscesses (severe infection surrounding the apex of a tooth). As it turns out, nearly 90% of the cases were treated on an emergency/urgent basis. As you continue reading, a local dentist explains how receiving a dental cleaning in Ardmore can help to protect you from having such a problem on your hands.

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Why Getting a Dental Cleaning Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

December 27, 2019

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man getting a dental cleaning

Most people’s New Year’s resolutions have something to do with their health – whether that’s physically, like going to the gym, or mentally, like being more self-confident. However, not many people resolve to take better care of their oral health in the new year. This is a shame, since it’s much easier than you might think. One way to make sure your teeth and gums are in good condition is to schedule a dental cleaning for 2020. Here’s what happens during a cleaning, and why you should consider getting one.

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