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Can a General Dentist Do Invisalign?
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Can a General Dentist Do Invisalign?

It’s rare to find a dentist who will provide patients with traditional braces for their crooked teeth. Metal, ceramic, and lingual braces are typically only fitted by orthodontists. But there are other options out there to straighten teeth. Invisalign is one of the most popular and successful. Patients often ask “Do I need to find...

Does My Kid Need a Pediatric Dentist?
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Does My Kid Need a Pediatric Dentist?

If your child is ready for their first visit to the dentist, or if they have a dental emergency, you may be wondering about the best type of professional to treat him or her. Is it necessary to take your kid to a pediatric dentist, or can you bring them to your current dentist?  Some...

A Piece of Tooth Fell Off! Is That an Emergency?
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A Piece of Tooth Fell Off! Is That an Emergency?

Having a piece of a tooth break off and fall out is certainly startling. And if there is pain or blood involved, it is definitely considered a dental emergency. Even if it doesn’t hurt or bleed, a cracked tooth or chipped tooth should be seen by a dentist. The amount of urgency, however, depends on...

What Counts as a Dental Emergency?
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What Counts as a Dental Emergency?

There are emergencies when it comes to dental care, just as with any other kind of health care. But up until now, few people have really cared about what “counts” as a dental emergency. The COVID-19 pandemic changed all that. Across the country, dental practices have had to cancel patient appointments and in some cases,...

Teledentistry: Seeing a “Virtual” Dentist While Under Quarantine
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Teledentistry: Seeing a “Virtual” Dentist While Under Quarantine

Most dental offices have either closed or gone into “emergency only” status during COVID-19 quarantine. So, while it is possible to get emergency dental care in most places, patients might also want to consider “internet only” options for speaking with a dentist online for simple consultations (non-emergencies). This is what is called teledentistry. Teledentistry is...

Should I Cancel My Dentist Appointment Because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
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Should I Cancel My Dentist Appointment Because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about COVID-19 (coronavirus) recently, including questions about coronavirus isolation and dental appointments. In an effort to keep our readers safe and healthy, we wanted to provide some expert advice on these specific topics. Please visit the CDC page on coronavirus If you have specific questions about its symptoms...