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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...

Get More Confidence this Valentine’s Day…from Your Dentist?
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Get More Confidence this Valentine’s Day…from Your Dentist?

Many of us have suspected that confidence helps in the romance department. It turns out that the science proves what we all suspect: A 2016 article from European Psychologist looked at several studies correlating self-esteem, confidence, and romantic relationships. Their main finding? That high self-esteem is, in fact, beneficial in romantic relationships. And as cliche...

The Best Age to Add a Child to Your Dental Insurance
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The Best Age to Add a Child to Your Dental Insurance

Health insurance is an obvious concern for most expectant mothers, and it comes up naturally in the course of needing prenatal care and an obstetrician. Few parents, however, think about when to add a kid to dental insurance. Is it important to have dental insurance for kids? Babies aren’t born with teeth, after all, and...

Are Dental Fillings Safe? What You Should Know
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Are Dental Fillings Safe? What You Should Know

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92% of adults aged 20 to 64 have tooth decay, also called dental caries. While some people may let a cavity go without treatment, the majority see a dentist for a dental filling. Dental fillings are the surest way to repair a tooth and save...

Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Holiday: What to Do Until You Can See a Dentist
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Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Holiday: What to Do Until You Can See a Dentist

Your dentist’s office is closed for the holidays, and you have a dental emergency. How are you supposed to eat, drink, and be merry? Luckily, most problems with teeth or dental work are not serious health issues. Instead, they’re usually more about discomfort that puts a damper on the festivities. Luckily there are things people...