June 11, 2020
Before the outbreak of COVID-19, your dental team may have had a fairly simple procedure for preparing for your appointments. They would thoroughly wash their hands, put on a fresh mask and gloves, and ensure that they were using properly sterilized instruments. Now, things are different. Additional measures are necessary to protect you during your appointments. In this article, you will learn about a portion of the dental safety protocol that is in place to promote your health and safety.
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May 29, 2020
Maintaining social distancing, washing your hands, and keeping a clean environment are all important ways in which you can reduce your risk of contracting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Despite your best efforts, however, there is still a small chance that you could come into contact with the virus. If that happens, it is important that your immune system is as healthy as possible. In this blog post, we will discuss how taking care of your oral health can boost your immune system and help you stay well from head to toe.
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May 15, 2020
Right now, you may be enjoying the warm weather of late spring. Fall, winter, and their common illnesses may be one of the last things on your mind. But it will seem like no time at all before cold and flu season will be back in full force. Before that time comes, it would be beneficial for you to consider how you can protect your oral health when you are feeling under the weather. Here are some practical flu season tips to help you do just that.
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April 16, 2020
Social distancing measures have caused most dental and orthodontic offices to temporarily suspend normal operations. That is a wise precaution against COVID-19, but it might leave you wondering what you should do if you encounter a problem with your braces during the quarantine. Do not hesitate to contact your orthodontist. They might urge you to visit them for an emergency appointment. They may also share some tips with you, such as the following, on how you can handle orthodontic issues at home.
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March 23, 2020
Are you thinking about visiting your cosmetic dentist with the goal of improving your smile’s appearance? There are numerous treatments that can transform the way teeth look. Two popular options are cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. Both work by covering imperfect teeth, thereby disguising flaws like chips, cracks, and discoloration. They also both provide gorgeous initial results. However, there are some distinct differences between these two treatments. In this blog post, we will compare some of their most important aspects.
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October 20, 2019
Are your teeth misaligned? You may have decided to undergo orthodontic treatment,
and that is a wise choice! Correcting the positioning of your teeth will
improve the way your smile looks and deliver numerous oral health benefits. Still,
even after you decide to straighten your teeth, you have an important decision
to make — will you opt for Invisalign or traditional braces? In this blog post,
we will explain what each treatment involves and how you can make the choice
that is best for you.
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October 11, 2019
If you are an athlete, you may regularly consume sports
drinks, which taste delicious and contain electrolytes to keep you hydrated.
However, these beverages come with some serious disadvantages when it comes to
oral health. In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers that these drinks
can pose to your teeth. You may very well decide to look for other ways to stay
hydrated while you are enjoying your time on the field or court.
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October 2, 2019
How clean is your mouth? October is National Dental Hygiene
Month, making it the ideal time to pause to consider that question. It is also an
opportunity for you to reflect on your oral health in general and how it
relates to your overall well-being. In this blog post, we will go over a few
ways in which you may be able to improve the way you care for your teeth and
gums. What you learn may even save your life!
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September 2, 2019
Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but some
individuals face a constant battle against anxiety. If that is true of
you, you may already be using various methods to help you stay calm, such as
talk therapy, meditation, or even medication. But did you know that sleep can
also be an effective weapon in your battle against anxiety? In this post, we
discuss the relationship between sleep deprivation and anxiety, and we talk
about how sleep apnea treatment may be able to help you attain improved
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August 6, 2019
Have you lost one or more teeth? You might be tempted to
forgo dental treatment and simply make do with your remaining teeth, particularly
if you are concerned about the cost of tooth replacement. However, it is
necessary for you to fill in that empty space. If you do not, you could end up
facing some serious oral health issues. In this blog post, we discuss what a
dental bridge is and outline some of the reasons why you should consider
getting a dental bridge to replace your lost teeth.
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First Line Dental is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DDM. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DDM. First Line Dental is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at 42northdental.com.