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How to Teach Your Children Great At-Home Oral Care Habits

August 27, 2020

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little girl brushing her teeth against yellow-orange background

Because of COVID-19, most of us are spending more time at home than ever before. As a parent, this can be a little stressful. Your son or daughter doesn’t have the rigid routine of physically going to school to help them remember to brush and floss every day. To help get your little one in the habit of having a healthy mouth, a children’s dentist has provided these five tips on making oral health for kids more fun and interesting.

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Mouthguards for Children: Which One is the Best?

July 19, 2020

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Female holding mouthguard with boxing glovesDental injuries are common for children, and if you have a little one at home, this should come as no surprise. Kids are rambunctious—they love running around, playing, participating in sports and physical activity. Even if your son or daughter doesn’t participate in “contact sports,” they can still be at risk of chipped, broken, or lost teeth. That’s why its important that you get a mouthguard for your child. However, not all mouthguards are created equal. Read on to learn about the benefits of getting a custom-made mouthguard from your dentist over store-bought products.

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4 Reasons to Choose CEREC Same-Day Crowns

July 17, 2020

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Woman smiling after visiting her dentist in SuperiorWhen your tooth becomes too decayed or damaged for fillings to repair it, you will probably need a crown. If you’ve received a dental crown in the past, you may be familiar with the 2-visit process, including taking impressions, getting a temporary crown, and waiting weeks before your final restoration. However, modern dentistry brings a more effective and convenient option: CEREC same-day crowns. Read on to learn about the 4 main advantages of choosing this solution from your dentist in Superior.

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Summer is Here: It’s Time to Protect Your Smile!

July 14, 2020

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Family smiling together outside after seeing dentist in Superior During the summertime, you and your little ones may have more time for fun, outdoors, and physical activity. This part of the year is often a highlight for your children, however your dentist in Superior sees an increased number of patients with dental issues. That’s why your dentist wants to remind you of some popular summer activities that can often lead to damage, decay, and other oral health problems. Read on to learn about the best ways to safeguard you and your loved ones’ smiles during the warmer months.

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3 Reasons to Never Put Your Oral Health on the Backburner

June 24, 2020

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person brushing their teeth while looking in the mirrorThis June is Oral Health Month, making it the best time to learn about why taking care of your teeth and gums every day is so important for your smile as well as for your overall health. While everybody’s guilty of forgetting to brush or floss on occasion, doing this regularly can impact your wellbeing, which is why it’s a good idea to have a strict oral health routine in place. By never putting the health of your teeth and gums on the backburner, you’ll also be taking care of your body. Read on to learn three ways that declining oral health can affect your overall wellbeing and quality of life. (more…)

Here’s What Your Dental Appointment During COVID-19 Will Look Like

May 20, 2020

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clean dental officeAre you worried about needing to visit the dentist in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis? Since opening back up, dozens of new dental practice safety protocols have been put in place to help minimize the risk of patients and staff. That way, patients are able to receive the dental care they need without having to worry about putting themselves in harm’s way. Read on to learn about what you can expect leading up to and during your appointment. (more…)

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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