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Dentistry & COVID-19: 3 Reasons Not to Put Off Your Routine Visit

August 13, 2020

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Woman smiling at routine dental appointment

Six months ago, our lives were put on hold as the novel COVID-19 virus spread into a global pandemic. Fortunately, infection control measures like face masks, social distancing, and extensive hand hygiene have made the transition out of quarantine and into our “new normal” possible. However, many patients are still hesitant to schedule their routine visits until a treatment or vaccine is available. If you have experienced similar concerns, then a dentist in St. Armand’s is here to share three important reasons not to postpone your biannual appointment!


3 Ways to Greet Your Dental Team Without Making Contact

June 20, 2020

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Woman smiling and waving

Although new information is being provided weekly (if not daily!) about the novel COVID-19 virus, the importance of social distancing has remained a constant. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe that enforcing the 6-foot distance may have prevented up to 185,000 deaths! Therefore, grocery stores, banks, and even your dentist have re-designed their daily operations during the current pandemic. If you find yourself struggling to refrain from handshakes and hugs, your dentist in St. Armand’s shares three no-contact greetings you can use at your next visit.


Dental Emergency? Visit Your Dentist Instead Of The ER

April 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — TarponShoresDental @ 1:25 pm
Patient receives care from an emergency dentist.

Nearly one million Americans have a dental emergency each year, and that number is not expected to decrease during the COVID-19 pandemic. A hospital emergency room is where most people go to receive care during a dental emergency, but these places are currently facing multiple issues that can make getting treatment difficult. Instead, you should think about visiting your dentist first for such issues. While many are closed for preventive visits, they can still see you for dental emergencies. Here are four reasons why you should consider visiting your dentist first in the event of an urgent dental problem.


Is Your Emergency Dentist Open During COVID-19?

March 15, 2020

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worried person wearing a mask calling their emergency dentist

Many states have issued shelter-in-place orders to prevent the movement and spread of COVID-19. Their orders have led to countless businesses temporarily shutting their doors in an effort to keep communities safe. Fortunately, that’s not exactly that case with your emergency dentist. Read on to learn about what services your dentist is providing at these unpredictable times and when you need to visit them for urgent treatment.


What You Need to Know About Gum Disease for National Gum Disease Awareness Month

February 6, 2020

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girl checking in mirror about whether she needs gum disease treatment

Red is widely considered the color of February. From bouquets of roses to heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, red is everywhere. One place you probably wouldn’t expect to see red is in your gums when brushing and flossing, but that’s the reality for more than half of Americans. Bleeding gums is a sign of gum disease. Since February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month, now seems like the perfect time to talk about gum disease, its treatment, and how you can prevent it.

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