5 COVID-19 Concerns of At-Risk Patients

June 27, 2020

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Older woman smiling after appointment with dentist.Although there’s much to learn about COVID-19, we know patients who have pre-existing conditions are at a higher risk of potentially deadly complications if they contract the virus. If you’re among those who have underlying medical issues, you can’t stay inside forever. You’re going to need to see your dentist regularly if you want to maintain a healthy smile. There’s no need to worry. We have the answers to 5 common concerns of at-risk patients.

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Why Do I Need a Mouthrinse Before My Appointment?

June 18, 2020

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Oral care products at dentist. You’ve experienced several changes to life as you’ve known it since the COVID-19 pandemic. Wearing face masks and spending more time at home aren’t the only differences. You’ll also notice several changes when it’s time to visit your dentist again, like using a mouthrinse before your appointment. Your dentist asks you to use it for another reason other than just minty fresh breath. Here’s why your dentist has implemented a special rinse into their safety protocols to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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When Is the Last Time You Replaced Your Toothbrush?

May 28, 2020

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Toothbrush and toothbrush on counter at dentist.Your teeth are designed to last forever if you take the time to commit to your oral health. The foundation for a healthy smile starts at home with the help of your toothbrush. It’s your first line of defense against common preventable issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, which means it’s going to get used a lot. Over time, it’s not going to be as effective. You can ensure your smile stays healthy in between appointments with your dentist by changing your toothbrush regularly. Here’s how to make the most of your brushing routine.

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We’re Keeping Our Hands Clean to Combat COVID-19

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Dentist following safety protocols for COVID-19.To fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all taking extra precautions to prevent transmitting the virus. As state restrictions are starting to lift and you’re able to resume more of your normal life, a trip to your dentist may be at the top of your priority list; however, we know there are still concerns about the coronavirus. Our team at Sunrise Dental Service is committed to the safety of our staff and patients. We’ll do more than just wash our hands and wear gloves. We’re going the extra mile using the latest Personal Hygiene Standards to combat COVID-19 while providing the high-quality dentistry you need.

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Laser Dentistry: Conservative Treatment with Outstanding Results

April 30, 2020

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Dentist preparing to perform laser dentistry in Bohemia

One of the hallmarks of a good dentist is that they invest in advanced technology. Using the latest tools in the field enables them to provide top-quality care to patients that is as efficient, comfortable, and effective as possible. One remarkable piece of technology that some practices have adopted is the Fotona Laser system. In this post, you will learn more about how dentists use lasers to protect and enhance patients’ smiles.

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Treat Gum Disease with Laser Dentistry

March 28, 2020

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woman with gum disease undergoing laser dentistryIf you’re like many adults, you probably thought tooth decay was the only threat to your smile; however, you were recently diagnosed with gum disease. Although you can avoid the infection with the right oral hygiene habits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have it. While it’s the leading cause of tooth loss, it doesn’t need to leave a lasting mark on your smile. As an alternative to scaling and root planing, many patients are turning to laser dentistry. You’ll enjoy more accurate and effective results using a minimally invasive solution.

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Do I Need an Extraction?

March 18, 2020

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woman with a toothache sitting in chair at her dentistIf you have ever had a toothache keep you awake at night, you know the pain can be unbearable. If you’re like many people, you might think an occasional toothache is normal, especially if the pain dissipates after a couple of days. Unfortunately, the discomfort is likely to reoccur because the underlying issue hasn’t been addressed. If you have a problematic tooth giving you grief, you might believe extracting it will eliminate the problem, but is this really the best option? Your dentist can stop your pain and save your tooth with an effective treatment plan.

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What’s the Mouth and Body Connection?

February 28, 2020

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woman smilingDid you know your mouth is often called “the gateway to your health?” Believe it or not, your oral and overall health go hand-in-hand. In fact, there are several dental issues that can have adverse complications for your body. Your dentist works to provide personalized solutions to keep your smile healthy to also enhance your general wellbeing. Here’s what you need to know about the mouth and body connection.

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What Happens If My Toothache Goes Away?

February 18, 2020

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ToothacheWhen you bite into an ice cream cone, do you feel a twinge of pain for a few seconds? Maybe you’ve had a toothache keep you awake at night? If your dental pain subsides without any treatment, it’s common to feel the issue has resolved itself on its own. Many people believe an occasion toothache or sensitivity isn’t a concern, but it’s never a good sign. Pain and sensitivity indicate there’s a problem brewing in your mouth. You need to see your dentist right away to find the cause of your discomfort to save your smile.

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5 Foods to Avoid for a Whiter Smile

January 2, 2020

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red wineOver the years, you’ll notice your teeth turning a few shades darker. Tooth discoloration is a natural part of the aging process, but there are also several other factors that can impact the severity of the change. Among the biggest influencers to affect the color of your teeth are the foods and drinks you consume. Here are 5 foods you should avoid to keep your teeth bright. If your smile has already lost its luster, you can turn back the hands of time with teeth whitening.

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