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How Do Dentures Affect Dating?

July 9, 2020

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Older couple on date

If you’ve recently gotten dentures or are beginning to go on dates for the first time in a while, dating can sound scary. Will they know that you have them? Will they find them unattractive? Will something go wrong? Dating is difficult enough without this added pressure. Fortunately, it’s not as different as you may think. People as young as 30 get dentures as a solution for missing teeth. Continue reading to learn more about dentures and some tips for dating when you have them.

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4 Pieces Of Equipment Dentists Are Using To Protect Patients

June 11, 2020

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N95 masks used by a dentist.

The question on everyone’s mind when the step out of their home these days is the same: will I be safe from COVID-19 at my destination? If you’re headed to a dental practice, you can confidently answer yes. Since dentists started reopening their practices, they have been taking extra steps to keep the virus away from their patients. One way they have been doing this is by using new pieces of protective equipment. This article will detail four of the most common ones you’ll see at your next appointment with your dentist.

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Why You Won’t See Your Dentist in Scrubs Outside the Office

May 18, 2020

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Marlton dentist team members wearing clean scrubs inside during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the definition of “normal” for many aspects of our lives. Since so little is known about this novel coronavirus, a wide variety of dental safety protocols and infection controls have been established in dental practices. Among many other new precautions your dental team is taking, they will only be changing into and out of their scrubs while inside the practice. Read on to find out why you won’t be seeing your Marlton dentist or their team wearing their scrubs outside the office.

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COVID-19 Questions: How to Know When It’s Time to Book an Emergency Appointment

April 21, 2020

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Patient seeing emergency dentist in Marlton

You’ve been as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ve made sure to social distance yourself from others and have worn a mask each time you’ve gone out. Unfortunately, you’ve started to have a pain in your mouth that just won’t go away. During the pandemic, most dental practices are only seeing patients on an emergency basis. You want to get your tooth examined but aren’t sure if it would be considered an emergency. Read on to learn what types of ailments you should schedule an emergency appointment for.

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What Happens if You Wait to Replace a Missing Tooth?

January 28, 2020

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Open mouth revealing that there’s a missing tooth.

As an adult, losing a tooth isn’t nearly as exciting as it was as a child. With no new tooth coming in to replace it naturally, it’s up to you whether or not to fill that gap in your smile. It may be tempting not to, especially if you’ve lost a tooth in the back of your mouth that you don’t think anyone will see. However, the rest of your mouth will notice! As soon as a tooth is knocked out or extracted, your jaw and remaining teeth begin to change, which can lead to health issues like gum disease, digestive issues, and bone loss. Your dentist in Marlton explains the consequences and complications of a missing tooth and which replacement options can protect your smile.

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Just Had a Tooth Extraction? Here’s What Comes Next

November 18, 2019

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Extracted tooth and dental instruments

Permanent teeth are supposed to be just that: permanent. Dentists will always do what they can to help patients preserve their natural teeth, but sometimes an extraction is what’s better for the person’s health. Teeth that are broken beyond repair, overcrowded, infected, or damaged by periodontitis can all cause serious health problems if not extracted. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that by 17 years old, 7% of Americans have already had at least one permanent tooth extracted because of tooth decay. By the age of 50, Americans have lost an average of 12 permanent teeth, including wisdom teeth.

So, if you’ve recently had a tooth extraction in Marlton or will be getting one soon, you aren’t alone. But once the procedure is over, what comes next?  Read on to learn what you can expect in the days to come, and what to do now that you’re missing a tooth.

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Here’s Some Gum Disease Prevention Tips from a Dentist in Marlton

April 28, 2019

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Nobody wants to suffer the discomfort and added expense that comes with gum disease. In this post we’ll share tips from a dentist in Marlton for protecting yourself from this serious health problem. Use this information to keep your teeth and gums in good shape for the rest of your life.

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Top 5 Signs of Gum Disease in Marlton

February 20, 2019

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woman suffering from tooth pain

Gum disease in Marlton is a serious condition that affects many people, not only in our local community but across the country. The problem is so widespread that dental experts have declared February National Gum Disease Awareness Month. Knowing the risk factors and warning signs of this illness can help sufferers to know when to seek help.

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Get the Smile of Your Dreams with a Cosmetic Dentist in Marlton

January 26, 2019

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Beautiful woman smiling

If you’ve found yourself hiding your smile in public or avoiding photos altogether, it may be time to consider making a change. While flaws and imperfections leave you with a less attractive smile, they can also lower your self-esteem. Thankfully, your dentist is experienced in providing cosmetic services that can transform your grin. Do you want to give yourself a beautiful set of pearly whites and boosted confidence? Learn how you can receive the smile of your dreams with a cosmetic dentist in Marlton.

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Dentist in Marlton Can Help Maximize Your Dental Benefits!

October 15, 2018

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A man at his dental appointment.Think back to the last time you had a dental appointment. Did you receive a dental cleaning and an exam? Was this the first exam and cleaning you had this year? If you have dental insurance and you’ve only visited the dentist once this year, then it’s time for you to take another look at your plan and confirm your remaining benefits. With the end of the year right around the corner, you don’t want the insurance you paid for to go to waste!

Today, a dentist in Marlton is prepared to make using your insurance much easier.

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