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Why Are Dentists Seeing So Many Cracked Teeth During Quarantine?

October 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — saltrun @ 5:57 pm
woman in pain talking to her dentist about cracked teeth

If you had your routine dental checkup scheduled back in March or April, you most likely had to reschedule it for another day. At the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, most dentists were only open for patients with emergencies. During that time, however, they saw an increasing number of patients with oral health problems like cracked teeth, jaw pain, and sensitivity. Why has dental damage become more common during the pandemic? And what can you do to protect your smile? Keep reading below to find out.


3 Benefits of Choosing a Family Dentist

September 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — saltrun @ 4:08 pm
Dentist talking to family at routine appointment

Each member of your family has a unique smile, so it’s natural to initially opt for a different dentist for each person. However, after a few months of driving across town to different practices for routine checkups, braces appointments, and other dental treatments, you may be seriously reconsidering that decision. Fortunately, you can simplify your life without sacrificing quality care with a family dentist! If you haven’t made the switch yet, here are three reasons you should!


How Frequently Should You Get a New Toothbrush?

August 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — saltrun @ 1:25 am
Old and new toothbrush

You know that brushing your teeth twice a day is essential for optimal oral health, but do you know when the last time was that you got a new toothbrush? They don’t last forever and if you want to best oral health possible, it’s crucial that you have all of the right tools. But why is it so important that you are replacing your toothbrush on a regular basis? How often should you be investing in a new one? Read on to learn more about the lifespan of your toothbrush and what you can do for the best possible preventive care.


Dental Care & COVID-19: How Your Dental Team Is Preparing For Your Visit

July 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — saltrun @ 8:31 pm
Emergency dentist wearing personal protective equipment

A few months into 2020, our world was forever changed. Seemingly overnight, face coverings were required, social distancing guidelines were in place, and stay-at-home orders were in full effect. While these infection control measures have played a crucial role in limiting the spread, the fight against the novel COVID-19 virus is not yet over. Therefore, dental teams across the U.S. are using their resources, time, and skill to keep you safe during your next visit. An emergency dentist shares four dental safety measures you can expect at your appointment.


Make a Change This New Year With Invisalign

January 30, 2020

Filed under: Orthodontics — saltrun @ 1:37 am

Whether you believe in new year resolutions or not, it is best to make a change for the better this 2020. If you think that your current oral care practice is enough, think again! Without the attention of dental professionals, it is possible for you to have an unidentified dental problem. For instance, have you always been conscious of how some of your teeth appear crooked? If that is the case, regular oral care at home is not enough to guarantee that these twisted teeth are adequately cleaned.

If you are striving to look and feel better this new year, it may be the best time to eliminate these teeth imperfections and aim for a straighter smile. At Salt Run Family Dentistry, we can make this possible with the help of Invisalign. Curious to know why more and more people are taking advantage of this particular orthodontic treatment? Continue reading below!

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that do not utilize metal brackets and wires. Instead, it makes use of a series of clear, removable plastic aligners to guide the teeth to their proper places. Some of the reasons why many people prefer Invisalign over conventional orthodontic treatment are: (more…)

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