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South Arlington Dental Care Blog

4 Facts About Root Canal Therapy

July 22, 2021

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Root canal

You may have felt dread as soon as your dentist told you that you are in need of a root canal. You’ve heard that they are terribly painful which makes you feel uneasy about the whole thing. There is so much misinformation out there that makes root canal therapy sound like a scary process, but the truth is that it is a great way to save compromised teeth. Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about root canal therapy.

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5 Strange Dental Emergencies

April 13, 2021

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Woman with strange dental emergency covering her mouthWhen you picture a dental emergency, you might envision a knocked-out or broken tooth; however, they can take a variety of forms. Believe it or not, some dental emergencies can seem like a scene from a movie. If you find yourself facing an unusual oral health situation, don’t worry, your dentist has seen it all. Here are 5 of the strangest oral health situations that have been reported.

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Exploring the Different Parts of the Mouth and Their Functions

January 11, 2021

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woman showing the different parts of the mouth

In your quest to maintain the best oral health possible, you may not be sure where to begin. You can start by gaining an understanding of the different parts of the mouth and how they operate. Thus, you’ll get a picture of why excellent dental care is so important. Continue reading to learn about the basic anatomy of your mouth and how to prevent dental issues!

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Naughty or Nice: How These Popular Holiday Foods Affect Teeth

December 10, 2020

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holiday food spread in arlington

It wouldn’t be the holidays without all of the traditional foods and drinks you grew up enjoying. Although they’re nostalgic and delicious, many of them are full of sugar and starch. The good news is, while some goodies can wreak havoc on your teeth, there are some other options that are more smile friendly. Keep reading to hear what your Arlington dentist has to say about which of your holiday favorites land themselves on the naughty or nice list.

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How to Boost Your Immune System by Improving Your Oral Health

July 6, 2020

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close up of person eating a red apple

Even though your teeth are physically far away from most of your body, the health of your mouth is actually intertwined with your overall health. Failing to take good care of your teeth and gums could even weaken your immune system, which is the last thing you need during a global pandemic. In fact, you’re going to want to strengthen your immune system as much as possible to increase your odds of beating the virus if you end up catching it. Fortunately, a dentist is here with some easy ways to boost your immune system while also improving your oral health.

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Why Your Dental Team Isn’t Wearing Hand Jewelry

May 18, 2020

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Arlington dentist washing their hands without hand jewelry in COVID-19

According to mothers around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself from germs. Excellent hand hygiene is even more important to keep yourself and others healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. However, washing your hands improperly won’t keep you safe from getting sick! Read on to find out how your dental team is keeping their hands clean during COVID-19 and why your Arlington dentist won’t be wearing any jewelry at your next appointment.

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Staying Healthy: Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Toothache

April 21, 2020

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Person with toothache

You’ve had a mild toothache for a day or two and are patiently waiting for it to subside. Since toothaches are relatively common, many people choose to ignore them or opt for at-home treatments instead of being seen by their dentist. However, toothaches can be indicative of other, more advanced dental problems. You may have a dental emergency that you’re not aware of. It’s important to schedule an appointment with your dentist so that they can diagnose you, get you out of pain, and bring you back to full health.

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When Was the Last Time You Replaced Your Toothbrush?

March 22, 2020

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Toothbrush and toothpaste recommended by dentist.Your toothbrush is your first line of defense against preventable issues that can harm your smile, like cavities and gum disease. It’s best to spend at least two minutes twice per day cleaning all surfaces of your teeth and your tongue. Your regular oral hygiene routine will cause wear and tear on your toothbrush, but how often should you replace it? Here’s what you need to know to keep your smile healthy in-between visits to your dentist.

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Does Keeping a Tooth in Milk Really Help?

February 7, 2020

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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.

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Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Safe?

January 20, 2020

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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.

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