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Derek Song, DMD Blog

Can You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Its Socket Yourself?

September 29, 2020

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man with mouth pain due to knocked-out tooth

An estimated five million people in the United States get a tooth knocked out of their mouth every year, according to the American Association of Endodontists. Whether it happens while tripping, playing sports, or even walking into a glass door, it’s important that you take the proper steps to preserve the tooth so that your dentist has the best chance of saving it. You may have heard that you should store a dislodged tooth in its socket to keep it alive until you can reach your dentist’s office. Is it really possible to put a knocked-out tooth back into its socket by yourself? Keep reading below to find out.

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An Inside Look at the Evolution of 4 Popular Cosmetic Procedures

August 26, 2020

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Woman smiling with white, straight teeth

Today, red-carpet celebrities are often looked at as the trendsetters of crafting picture-perfect smiles. However, using dentistry to take your appearance to the next level is far from an original concept. In fact, experts believe that forms of cosmetic dentistry date back to ancient times! Read on for the evolution of four popular dental procedures.

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Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes: Which One is Best?

June 4, 2020

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Woman debating between electric and manual toothbrush

Daily brushing is one of the best things that you can do to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. However, with so many options, choosing the best toothbrush can be overwhelming. You are often torn between the affordable manual brush and the high-quality electric one with replaceable heads. Read on to learn what your family dentist has to say about manual vs. electric toothbrushes.

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5 Ways Your Dentist Keeps Their Practice Clean in COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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Your Burlington dentist has a clean, safe, & germ-free practice

Did you know that dental practices have always been some of the cleanest places in the country? Dentists adhere to strict sanitation protocols to keep their offices exceptionally clean at all times. During the COVID-19 pandemic, even more precautions are being taken to keep their patients and staff safe and healthy. Here are five dental safety and infection control protocols your Burlington dentist is using to safeguard your wellbeing if you need to come in for dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Benefits of Dental Implants VS Other Tooth Replacement Options

April 16, 2020

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smiling dentist holding model of placed dental implants

Losing one or more permanent teeth can be an overwhelming experience, especially with so many tooth replacement options currently available. However, if you want to fill in those gaps in your smile with the next best thing to natural teeth, dental implants may be for you. This advanced restoration treatment provides numerous benefits that you simply can’t get with dentures or dental bridges. Read on as your local implant dentist explains the key differences that set this modern tooth replacement option above all the rest.

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Is Rebuilding Your Smile with Dental Implants Right for You?

March 22, 2020

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Smiling older man happy with his new dental implants

While you have many options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth, dental implants have a unique set of advantages. This state-of-the-art method for restoring your complete, functional, and healthy smile touts permanent and lifelike results that you simply can’t find with dentures or dental bridges. Is this modern tooth replacement option right for you? Here are a few indications that you could benefit from rebuilding your smile with dental implants.

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Are Your Teeth Sensitive? Find Out Why and What You Can Do

March 11, 2020

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Woman with ice cream and sensitive teeth should see dentist

Have you ever experienced a flash of sudden, sharp pain in your mouth when drinking a soda, eating a cookie, or simply breathing in cold air? According to the Academy of General Dentistry, at least 40 million Americans suffer from this condition commonly known as tooth sensitivity. While it may fade just as quickly as it came about, sensitive teeth can make it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods and drinks and negatively impact your oral health. Read on as your Burlington dentist explains what’s causing this uncomfortable sensation and what you can do to keep your smile happy and healthy.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Mouth Healthy

February 20, 2020

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parent brushing their teeth with their child

As a parent, nobody gives you step-by-step instructions on how to care for your child’s mouth when you first have them. Whether your child has already visited their family dentist or not, it’s important to protect their mouth starting at an early age, so their adult smile will be happy and healthy. To preserve their teeth and gums and reduce their risk of developing oral issues down the road, read on for four tips to help keep their mouth healthy this Children’s Dental Health Month. ß

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Answering All Your Questions About the Perfect Toothbrush

January 28, 2020

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Man choosing between toothbrush options.

Have you ever been overwhelmed when shopping for a new toothbrush? Rows of colorful toothbrushes that all look similar can make choosing the right one feel like a guessing game. However, not all toothbrushes are the same! In fact, the wrong one could do your teeth more harm than good! So before you randomly grab one off the shelf and hope for the best, find out what questions you should be asking. Read on as your family dentist helps you weigh every decision in your search for the perfect toothbrush.

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Get Healthier for the New Year with a Dental Checkup!

January 7, 2020

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Smiling woman celebrating the New Year

Are you thinking about making a New Year’s resolution? Now that it’s January, many people are starting new healthy habits to become the best version of themselves. If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your health this year, commit to a regular dental checkup! Visiting your dentist twice a year for cleanings and examinations can keep your teeth looking good now while saving you money and discomfort later. Here’s what to expect every six months when you visit your dentist, and why these important checkups should be your New Year’s resolution for 2020!

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