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Hand Hygiene: How Dentists Protect Their Patients During COVID-19

May 15, 2020

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A woman seeing a dentist during COVID-19.It’s clear that dentists and their team members practice consistent hand-washing throughout the day and wear gloves to prevent the spread of germs and diseases in the dental office. However, in the age of the current pandemic, it’s understandable if you initially have second thoughts about visiting a dentist during COVID-19. The good news is that dental offices are actually one of the safest places you can be in during a pandemic. Here’s how dentists are taking additional precautions to protect you and your family when you need your dental treatments completed.

 

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4 Dental Care Tips While Self-Isolating

April 29, 2020

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parent and a child brushing their teeth together in the bathroomIf you’re diligent about visiting your dentist in Superior every six months for a checkup and cleaning, you’re likely nervous about not knowing when you’ll be able to see them next. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, dentists across the country have postponed elective dental care until it’s safe to reopen their practices. If you’re worried about maintaining your oral health on your own while you’re self-isolating, read on for 4 dental care tips that can keep your teeth and gums healthy until your next checkup and cleaning. (more…)

When Should I Seek Out Emergency Dental Treatment During COVID-19?

April 23, 2020

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worried person talking on the phone with their dentist about a dental emergencyDental emergencies are stressful enough to deal with, even without the uncertainty of having your issue treating during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to protect their staff and patients, many dentists are solely providing dental emergency treatments and postponing all elective treatments, including cosmetic and preventive procedures. So, how can you tell if the situation on your hands truly requires urgent care? Read on to find out. (more…)

How Does Hill Avenue Dental Ensure Patient Safety?

March 2, 2020

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a female patient wearing protective eyewear while dentists perform a teeth cleaningMarch 8-14, 2020, is Patient Safety Awareness Week. This is a time when dentists, doctors, and other health care experts learn and encourage individuals to seek and better understand ways in which measures are being taken to improve the safety of both medical professionals and patients. So how does Hill Avenue Dental ensure your wellbeing while providing care? Let Drs. Doug Clark Jr. and H. Douglas Clark III explain.

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The Connection Between Your Heart and Oral Health

February 17, 2020

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computer illustration of a heartOver the last several years, researchers have been studying the connection between our teeth, gums, and heart. They established links between one of the most common oral health issues, periodontal disease, and medical issues such as strokes and heart attacks. Since this February is American Heart Association Month, there’s no better time to learn about how taking care of your mouth can also reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Read on to learn what the research says and how you can protect your wellbeing. (more…)

Making A Quick Recovery After a Root Canal

February 10, 2020

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person taking pain medicationWith the latest dental technology and techniques, getting a root canal in Superior is faster and more painless than ever. This allows patients to enjoy a breezy and quick healing period, as long as they’re taking proper care of their treated tooth afterward. With the right preventive measures in place, you can enjoy your natural tooth for years to come. Read on for some root canal aftercare tips to help you make a speedy recovery and to learn what you can expect after the procedure. (more…)

5 Reasons To Schedule The Root Canal You’ve Been Putting Off

January 24, 2020

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dental mirror laying on a calendar Has it been longer than you would like to admit since your dentist told you to schedule root canal therapy? Although this treatment has a notorious reputation for being painful, with the latest dental technology, it actually isn’t. However, leaving your oral health problem to get worse may cause you to need a more invasive and costly procedure down the road. Read on for five reasons to pick up the phone today and get your dental health back on track. (more…)

4 New Year’s Health Resolutions From a Dentist

January 5, 2020

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new year's resolution listMost people make new year’s health resolutions in an attempt to have more energy, be happier, and care for their mental and physical wellbeing. Breaking old habits and implementing new ones can be difficult, but with motivation and a great support system, you can focus on caring for your body and mind in 2020.  A great first goal to set that many people don’t consider is keeping up with your dental health, because your mouth is more connected to the rest of your body than you may think. Read on for four new year’s commitments that are attainable and healthy. (more…)

Has Your Dental Crown Become Loose or Fallen Out? Tips From a Dentist

December 14, 2019

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3D image of a dental crown on a lower toothIf you’ve ever had a severe cavity or broken tooth, there’s a good chance it was repaired with a dental crown. Crowns are excellent for restoring the strength, function, and appearance of natural teeth. And, while they don’t last forever, you can expect to get 10 to 15 years or more out of them when they’re properly maintained. However, one problem people experience sometimes is a crown that becomes loose or falls off. In this situation, the first thing you should do is call a dentist in Superior. Then keep reading below to find out why this happens and get tips for handling it until you can be seen.

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Holiday Dental Emergency? Here’s What to Do Next

December 12, 2019

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man with tooth painDuring the holidays, most dentists close up their offices, however that doesn’t mean that your dental problems will stop. You may be planning on time with family, yummy meals, and many more festivities, but something you simply can’t plan for is a dental emergency. Do you know what to do next if you or your children injure their smile? Read on to learn your next steps during some of the most common holiday dental emergencies to keep you and your loved ones healthy and happy.

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