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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.

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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…)

Knowing More About Dental Crowns

December 30, 2019

Filed under: General Dentistry — saltrun @ 2:22 am

Damaged teeth do not only compromise your oral health, but they also negatively affect the appearance of your smile. When this happens, it decreases your self-confidence and your self-esteem. Thankfully, Salt Run Family Dentistry offers Dental Crowns!

Dental crowns are synthetic caps made from porcelain. Their purpose is to restore a tooth’s function and aesthetics. Crowns are often needed in situations when tooth decay has severely advanced that a large portion of the tooth needs to be removed. Aside from that, crowns are also used to cover dental implants, attach bridges, or prevent a cracked tooth from worsening. Additionally, crowns are used for aesthetic purposes and are applied when a stained tooth needs restoration. Know more about dental crowns by reading on! (more…)

The Facts You Need to Know About Halitosis

November 30, 2019

Filed under: General Dentistry — saltrun @ 2:08 am

Bad breath does not only negatively impact your life but also affects those who are around you. This can isolate you and make you feel self-conscious, that is if you’re aware of it. Your friends and colleagues might keep their distance from you if your bad breath is a chronic concern. You may never even realize how much this condition impacts your relationships and opportunities in life. 

However, knowing more about this condition gives you an advantage. For that reason, Salt Run Family Dentistry will arm you with the important facts you need to know about bad breath. Read on to know what these facts are.  (more…)

Answering the Questions About Composite Fillings

October 10, 2019

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — saltrun @ 10:04 am

The use of composite fillings is becoming progressively popular when it comes to repairing the damage caused by decaying teeth. This is because composite fillings closely resemble the color of the natural tooth; thus, they can be used to fill the front and back teeth. Another reason is that these fillings do not contain any mercury. Having fillings with mercury is dangerous because it can cause long-term health effects due to the gassing of mercury over time. 

 

If you plan to avail of composite fillings to restore decayed teeth, you may have some questions in mind. For that reason, Salt Run Family Dentistry has compiled some answers to the questions you might have. Read on to know more!  (more…)

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