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Skip the ER and Visit a Dentist to Handle Your Dental Emergency

April 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 10:17 pm
A diagram of a damaged tooth.
decayed tooth, a dental mirror and a red suitcase with white cross

Is your tooth in serious pain? Did you suffer from a bad fall that left your tooth chipped, cracked or completely knocked out? When you have an emergency to manage, everything else gets dropped. However, do you know what to do first? If it involves going to the emergency room, you’re better off reconsidering. Not only are you more likely to get seen by an emergency dentist for care, but COVID-19 only puts you at risk of getting sick. These are just a few of the reasons why you’re better off, so keep reading to learn more.

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Ouch! Breaking Down the Different Types of Tooth Pain

April 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 10:52 am
Person with toothache

You’ve had a toothache for a few days but aren’t sure what it means. You’re trying to decide if you should just try to wait it out or if you should make a dental appointment. Not all tooth pain is the same. Toothaches can come in many different forms and be caused by many different factors. Understanding the different types and causes of tooth pain will help you to know when it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist.

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3 Tips to Make the Most of Your Oral Hygiene Products

March 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 3:58 am

Oral hygiene products at dentist on a table.We live in unusual times as we keep our distance from friends and loved ones to combat the spread of COVID-19. While social distancing is important, so is your smile. Since many dental practices are closed, it’s essential you maintain your oral hygiene at home. To keep your teeth and gums healthy until you can see your dentist, you need to commit to a dental routine. Here are 3 simple tips to get the most out of your oral hygiene products.

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7 Toothache Remedies Found in Your Kitchen

March 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 6:04 pm

Digital model showing a toothache.As you start your day, you probably don’t expect a dental emergency to interrupt your plans. While you might never expect it to happen to you, 1 in 6 Americans faces a dental emergency each year. Although there’s never a good time for a sudden oral health issue, if you’re awakened by a toothache during COVID-19, it can add to the stress and uncertainty of the situation. Your emergency dentist will have restricted office hours, but you can still get the care you need. While you wait for your appointment, here are 7 toothache remedies to stop your pain using many items found right in your kitchen.

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5 Ways Cigarettes Affect Your Teeth and Gums

December 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 9:01 pm
person breaking cigarette

While smoking cigarettes might look cool, the consequences of using tobacco are anything but. Bad breath, yellow teeth, and even tooth loss are in your future if you don’t put the cigarette down, according to your dentist and other oral health experts. Smokers are more than twice as likely to develop significant oral health problems such as gum disease. Read more to learn five ways that smoking cigarettes negatively impacts your dental health.

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