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South Arlington Dental Care Blog

Does Keeping a Tooth in Milk Really Help?

February 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 9:22 pm
Knocked-out tooth in outstretched palm in need of emergency dentist

It’s an alarming situation that can happen to anyone at any time: having a tooth knocked out. The good news is that it can be saved by acting quickly and properly. However, if you store your newly dislodged tooth incorrectly, you drastically reduce your chances of successful reattachment. Here’s why experts recommend keeping it in milk and what you should avoid storing it in until you can reach your emergency dentist.


Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Safe?

January 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 8:34 pm
girl undergoing nitrous oxide sedation

Have you ever avoided seeing your dentist because you were nervous? If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that at least 1 in 5 Americans has put off getting needed dental care because they’re scared of the dentist. Whether it’s due to cost, time, or just not liking someone poking around in your mouth, dental anxiety is more common than you might think. For this reason, sedation options like nitrous oxide have been developed. But are they safe? Read this guide on what exactly nitrous oxide is and whether it has any side effects.


Why is Your Tooth Aching?

December 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 1:58 pm
person holding their mouth in pain

Are you experiencing uncomfortable oral pain that’s keeping you up at night and distracting you from work and school? Even though it may seem like a small problem, it’s always important to contact your emergency dentist right away, because it could unfold into something more severe. While you’re waiting to visit your dentist, read on for some common reasons a toothache may occur, and how you can ease your pain at home until you receive professional treatment.


How to Handle a Holiday Dental Emergency

November 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 3:15 pm
child and grandparent hugging each other

After weeks of prepping for your big holiday dinner and decorating your home for the season, you’re finally ready to welcome your family in from out of town to celebrate the next couple of days together. Now, you feel as though there’s nothing left to get in your way or ruin the special occasion, so you can finally relax. As you wait on the arrival of your family’s flights, you reach down to snack on some homemade caramel candies you made. As you bite into one, you realize it didn’t set the way you wanted it to, and it was hard as a rock. Not a second later, you notice your mouth feels different, like there’s an extra gap in your smile that wasn’t there before. Read on to learn what to do during this holiday dental disaster.


My Toothache Went Away – Do I Still Need to Visit a Dentist?

October 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 3:08 pm
woman in pain from toothache

It’s a typical fall Sunday afternoon, and you have plans to cheer on your Dallas Cowboys. As you make the final preparations to enjoy the upcoming game, you’re suddenly struck with a sharp pain that seems to radiate throughout one side of your jaw. You have a toothache on your hands, and you need to schedule an emergency visit with a local dentist. If the pain subsides, though, does that mean you’re out of danger, or is the problem still there? As you continue reading, get the answers you’re looking for and also learn what the common causes of a toothache are.


3 Back-to-School Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Smile Bright

August 6, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 5:48 pm
Smiling child at school

Summer’s almost over, and it’s time to get ready for the new school year. This can mean new clothes and supplies, obviously, but it also means making sure your child is still practicing excellent oral hygiene even while class is in session. Here are 3 back to school tips from your dentist that will help make sure that your young scholars take to their lessons with bright, healthy smiles on their faces.


How a Checkup with Your Dentist Can Prevent an Emergency

July 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 6:50 pm
dental checkup

When you ask someone what their favorite activity is, pretty much no one would say “going to the dentist.” However, it’s still important to go twice a year for your regular checkup and cleaning. Not only does it help your teeth get nice and clean, but it can help prevent dental emergencies and injuries. How does your dentist in Arlington do it? Keep reading to find out.


What Should I Do? Handling a Dental Emergency with a Dentist

December 18, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 9:55 pm
tooth dental emergency

It can happen to anyone. One minute everything is going just fine; the next you have a dental emergency on your hands. Whatever you do, don’t panic! Remain calm and call your dentist. They will help you get through it and give you the treatment you need. Whether you can see your emergency dentist immediately or not, there are some simple steps you can take to help make treating your dental emergency with a dentist go smoother.


How a Cosmetic Dentist Can Transform Your Smile

November 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 5:23 pm

Family smiling at ThanksgivingThanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas will be here before you know it. The holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and loved ones and share glad tidings and joy. However, if you have chipped, misshapen or discolored teeth, it can be difficult to want to partake in all the festivities. You may dread showing up to the office holiday party or smiling wide for the family Christmas card photo. However, with modern cosmetic dentistry, you don’t have to hide your smile. Keep reading to learn how a cosmetic dentist can transform your teeth and boost your confidence with porcelain veneers.


How to Know if Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out

October 20, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 6:49 pm
woman with painful wisdom teeth

Ever noticed how you don’t think about whether something is clean – until it’s not? Wisdom teeth are a lot like that.

If you’re like most people, you don’t even know what wisdom teeth are—or wonder about the state of yours—until pain drives you to Google and then the dentist. But knowing about yours before they start hurting could prevent unexpected damage to your smile.

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