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Whether you have lost a tooth due to physical inquiry, trauma, general wear and tear, or extraction due to gum disease or cavities, it should be replaced. You have many options to replace your missing teeth, including full or partial dentures, bridges, and crowns. Dental implants are one of the best available options for replacing missing teeth.

Dental implants feature an artificial tooth root placed in your jawbone, which creates a robust and permanent foundation and structure for a replacement tooth. An implant is different from other tooth replacement options, as it replaces the tooth and the root. They can replace one or more missing teeth, anchor a denture, and act as part of a bridge unit.

Read on to learn more about why you should choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options:

 

1. Improved Confidence

Implants give patients the confidence to smile and engage in social activities without worrying whether their teeth will become loose or fall out. Implants are a replacement tooth that is permanently placed in your jawbone.

2. Implants Look Natural

Dental implants will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth, helping you regain the ability to speak, smile, and eat with the same confidence as with your natural teeth.

3. Improved Smile

Dental implants help make your smile look more natural and beautiful. Being immovable, the implants help you smile confidently, improving your overall appearance.

4. Durability

Dentures require frequent adjustments, bridges can last only 5 to 10 years, but implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.

5. Improved Eating

Eating with a removable denture can be difficult because it can slide during eating. However, dental implants can restore full chewing ability so you can eat without any inconveniences. Implants are 80% as efficient as a person’s original teeth, whereas dentures are only 20 to 25% efficient.

With implants, you can eat a wider variety of foods, including chewy, crunchy, and sticky foods. Another problem with dentures is that they cover the mouth’s roof, so you will have difficulty tasting the food. Implants do not cover the roof of the mouth, enabling you to taste the food fully.

6. Implants Prevent Bone Loss

Dental implants help prevent bone loss, as they replace the root and the tooth, restoring full chewing power and providing the needed stimulation for natural bone growth.

7. Comfort and Convenience

Dental implants can be a more comfortable and convenient option than other teeth replacement options. Unlike dentures, you won’t need to remove your plants and or take any extra special care. Just be sure to brush your implants carefully and visit your dentist for regular cleanings.

8. Implants Keep Adjacent Teeth Stable

Your gums and soft tissue need to be healthy to receive and be able to support dentures. Bridges use two adjacent teeth to fill a missing space. If anyone of those teeth is damaged, the bridge cannot be used and should be taken out. However, dental implants do not require the preparation of adjacent teeth. They support themselves without stressing the surrounding teeth.

9. Improved Speech

Dental implants are immovable so that you can speak more confidently. They help preserve and enhance your speech as they mimic your natural teeth. You won’t have to worry about anything slipping out of place and impacting your speech.

10. Implants Prevent Facial Sagging

Facial sagging is an unwanted consequence of bone loss that results from missing teeth. Implants prevent bone loss by providing the required stimulation for your jawbone, so you do not have to worry about experiencing sagging skin, wrinkles, and thinning lips.

11. No Decay

Implants are made of titanium, which is resistant to decay. If properly maintained and cared for, implants do not require further replacements or treatments. All these reasons make dental implants a powerful tooth replacement option. To get the best and customized dental implants near you, schedule an appointment with our dental implants specialist in Scottsdale.

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Toothache on holiday or while traveling can be a nightmare for all of us! When you face severe and intolerable pain in your teeth, going to an emergency dental office will be helpful. But, preventing a dental emergency problem is always the best solution, especially on holidays. If you still need more information about dental emergency, contact an emergency dentist in your area or you can contact our emergency dentist in Vaughan.

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Here are some tips for preventing toothache during the holidays and how to manage dental emergency cases:

  • When traveling, you’d better have some weak painkillers with you. If you want to go on a trip by plane, you should know about a condition called barodontalgia or tooth squeeze. It happens because of air pressure changes, causes severe toothache in air travel, and you can use simple painkillers to relieve this pain.
  • Do not forget about flossing, brushing, and generally, practicing proper oral hygiene during the holidays. Traveling, going on holiday, and having fun don’t mean you can put your toothbrush away.
  • Anesthetic sprays, toothpaste, herbal analgesic drops, and some traditional herbal remedies such as cloves may be useful in temporarily pain controlling when there is not an emergency dental clinic around you. But first, consult a dentist to ensure they are not harmful to you.
  • Alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes are not ways to control a toothache. Sedatives are also not allowed to be used in toothache cases if the dentist has not previously prescribed them. These drugs, regardless of their addictive nature, may have irreversible harmful effects.
  • If your toothache stops, keep in mind that preventing the pain does not mean you do not need to visit an emergency dentist anymore. Even if the pain stops, try to visit a dentist to determine the cause of the pain and start appropriate dental treatment.

When is it necessary to visit a dentist?

If you have any pain in your mouth, it is better to consult your dentist. Many pains may not disappear over time, and sometimes they get worse. If the toothache persists for more than a few days, try to visit a dentist as soon as possible to check symptoms such as swelling, infection, difficulty breathing or swallowing, etc. Your dentist will examine your mouth and the possibility of abscesses, cavities, swollen gums, cracked teeth, and abrasions. These are just common symptoms of toothache, but they all depend on the dentist's diagnosis.

Cavities and caries

Caries occurs when bacteria damage the enamel and other factors such as excessive acidity and cavities may form in your teeth as a result. When cavities form, they irritate the tooth root, and the pain becomes more and more severe. In this case, the dentist typically recommends dental filling. Before filling, the rotten part is removed and cleaned. Toothache also may be due to previous dental filling or cracking.

Root canal infection

Root canals may be inflamed and infected. If left untreated, infections can cause severe pain or lead to abscesses (in emergency cases, they can be associated with a throat infection). Other symptoms of root canal infection include fever, tooth discoloration, and chewing sensation. There are various root canal problems, which can be treated depending on the dentist's diagnosis.

Tooth extraction

Sometimes the last choice is tooth extraction. This problem usually occurs in children who have baby teeth. Some teeth (such as wisdom teeth) that are not important for chewing and cause pain can be extracted without worries

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Online patient registration can improve the patient experience, increase practice efficiency, and reduce the management burden on your staff.

Here’s how:

Improving the patient experience

Most patients are provided a clipboard stacked with paperwork when they walk into the average dental office. Filling out all of that paperwork right before the appointment progress the amount of time spent at the office, and the amount of time devoted to their dental appointment in an already busy day.

With online patient registration, your patients receive a link in an appointment confirmation email stating them to a secure online form they can complete at home, at their convenience. The information they provide demographics, health history, and insurance which is then transmitted to the new patient record in your practice management software automatically when they submit the form.

It would be natural, with everything going on, to return to what you were doing for marketing before the pandemic; running the same internal initiatives and resuming whatever external efforts you had in place. Will this work? While we don’t know for sure, considering patients may be hesitant to return to care quickly, the possibility of a resurgence of the virus, and the fact that dental practices will be competing for patients – signals a change to your approach may be in order. 

When the patient reaches the office for their appointment, they can go straight to the operatory once they’ve checked in because you already have all of their information in the patient record saved. This means they can be on their way much more quickly than when they had to spend 20 minutes at the beginning of each appointment filling out paper forms in your waiting area.

Increasing practice efficiency and reducing the administrative burden

If your patients submit an online registration form ahead of time, you’ve taken a task off of the front desk’s plate, comforting your team to do other important things like help a patient schedule a follow-up appointment before they exit.

What’s more important is, electronic forms can reduce data entry errors related to transcription. Anyone who has worked the front desk knows that patient handwriting can be difficult to read at times, and even the best employees reading perfectly legible handwriting can make the occasional typo when entering information from paper forms into your dental practice management software. 

Electronic forms don’t eliminate data entry errors completely; they're still recording inputs from humans, and no one is perfect, but they can certainly help reduce the potential for error.

The benefits are clear, but not all dental practice management software is created equal. Most dental practices in the U.S. are still running on outdated software, which doesn’t allow for online patient-facing features like patient registration. Some creative practices have managed to build a workaround using custom-built online cloud forms, but those typically require manual upload into the practice management software, which doesn’t go all the way in reducing the administrative burden on staff as well.

To conclude the most important need of the moment for any business is to maximum convert the process online. 

CareStack Enterprise™  is an all-in-one cloud-based dental practice management software for growing multi-location practices, DSOs, and solo practices. At CareStack, we work with dentists around the country to help them increase their new patient appointments and overall patient satisfaction as they invest in dental scheduling software for their practices. With a number of features, CareStack helps dentists to manage their daily appointments, anytime, anywhere

Book a demo with CareStack to integrate the amazing features within your practice website and experience for yourself the rapid increase in your appointment volume and practice profitability.

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Beyond reaching out to patients, social media marketing has become a crucial tool for dentists to improve their patient engagement.
Here are a few marketing strategies to drive more patients to your practice today: https://www.carestack.com/resources/blogs/trending-dental-marketing-tips-and-ideas-what-you-need-to-know/

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What are Clear Aligners?

Clear Aligners are transparent trays made of special material which are used to straighten teeth just like braces. They use gentle and constant force to move the teeth in the required position without going through the hassles of metal wires and brackets. They are custom made for each patient through a digital scan.

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 HOW DO THEY WORK?

They are custom made for every person and designed to move teeth in the desired direction very very slowly. This is achieved by digitally capturing impression and processing the information using specialized software, where the future projections for better results and straighter teeth are computed and then the milling machine automatically custom fabricates the set of trays for you. On average, a person needs approximately 25-40 sets for complete alignment.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL BRACES & CLEAR ALIGNERS

 

Traditional braces

Clear aligners

Visibility

Highly noticeable

Invisible – One cannot spot them easily

Removability

Non – Removable

 

We, at Dr.Krinita Motwani’s Dental Clinic, excel at our work in clear aligners and give you a smile you will love.

 

Removable – People have freedom to remove aligners while eating, brushing & flossing

Oral hygiene

Difficult to maintain routine healthy Oral Care

Since removable, it is easy to maintain routine healthy Oral Care

Comfort

Can cause abrasion in mouth

Fits smoothly on the teeth

Duration

Takes longer than aligners(varies from case to case)

Takes relatively less time than traditional braces(varies from case to case)

 

CARE WITH ALIGNERS ON

  • You should wear the aligners for at least 20 hours a day for the effective results
  • Remove your aligners while brushing, flossing & eating. Never have it on especially while consuming anything hot
  • Keep your aligners clean. While you brush make sure that you brush your aligners in the same way
  • Keep them safe in the box as given by your Orthodontist to prevent it from getting dirty

 

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How to Revamp Your Dental Practice Post Pandemic

It would be natural, with everything going on, to return to what you were doing for marketing before the pandemic; running the same internal initiatives and resuming whatever external efforts you had in place. Will this work? 

While we don’t know for sure, considering patients may be hesitant to return to care quickly, the possibility of a resurgence of the virus, and the fact that dental practices will be competing for patients – signals a change to your approach may be in order. Even if your practice has pent up demand now – marketing is vital to what happens in your practice 3-6 months from now. Creating a road map for your practice’s marketing efforts will help you implement recommendations to ensure your practice stays on track.

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

We encourage you to have an overarching strategy for your approach. This is not the time for disjointed efforts. Consistent messaging is key.

Who Is Your Target Audience?

Once you know your audience, craft content that is consistent with what they want to know. Appealing to your overall community? You might want to show your social responsibility as a dental practice and business. Appealing to current patients? Consider content about safety and cleanliness. Looking for new patients? Discuss convenient hours, virtual consultations, safety procedures, and readiness to serve.

As part of your plan, consider:

  • What are your business growth goals for the rest of 2020?
  • Re-visiting your marketing budget for 2020 
  • What marketing already exists that you can leverage?
  • Outlining the new initiatives you want to focus on
  • Measuring your results
  • Re-evaluating your efforts quarterly

 

You should have an external and an internal focus to your marketing efforts – all sharing consistent messaging, designed for your target audience, all linked so you are marketing smarter and using resources wisely.

 External Marketing

1.  Website

Your website is a powerful platform that forms the bedrock of your marketing efforts. All other marketing efforts should lead a patient and prospective patient back to your site. Ensure this by:

 

  • Updating your site, if it is not responsive or loads slowly. Prospective patients will move on to the next practice. According to StatisticBrain.com, website users’ attention spans lie somewhere around 8 seconds.
  • Maintain or enhance SEO efforts to keep your organic search optimization high. 
  • Consider adding a Safety page to your site; detail what your practice is doing to keep patients safe.
  • Add an FAQ page spotlighting hot buttons for patients right now: convenient practice hours, teledentistry offering, your membership plan, payment options, and treatment to support a job search like whitening.
  • Make necessary changes to ensure easy navigation to find your office hours, phone number means to schedule and a bio for the doctor(s)

 2. Social Media

  • Post 1-3 times per week on the top two platforms in dental – Facebook and Instagram. Keep these posts positive, real, personal, forward-looking, and fun.
  • When you post, be sure to include your branded hashtag and a “follow us on” any other platforms the practice is on.
  • Social distancing has prompted a higher social media engagement from people searching for social connections. Consider boosting your Facebook posts. Boosted posts are an inexpensive way to capitalize on the higher-than-average social engagement during this time. 

 

Reputation Management

Update review sites (Google, Yelp, HealthGrades, and Facebook) with open announcements, stressing steps you have taken to keep patients safe. (The opportunity to complete a review on Google was turned back on at the end of April.)

  • Ask for reviews. A recent survey showed that almost 70 percent of customers are willing to provide feedback when requested. 
  • Put direct links to your feedback profiles in multiple places, for example, in a thank you or follow-up email.
  • Focus on your average ratings (4.5 and above is key), getting recent reviews, and getting more reviews.
  • Respond to reviews, positive, neutral, and negative. Prospective patients need to hear the voice of the practice as well as the reviewer. Keep responses to negative reviews short by inviting the patient to call in, so you can help resolve their issues, while respecting HIPAA laws

 

Internal Marketing

While marketing efforts often focus on gaining new patients, some of your current patients could be considering a change in dentist due to a change in benefits, job, or perceived lack of care or safety measures from your practice during the pandemic. Be proactive and be sure to reconnect with current patients. They are the most reliable revenue source for you right now.

1. Connect with Patients

Call or email your patients personally, to connect. This will leave a lasting impression. If you have a large patient base, contact those with outstanding treatment first, long-term patients next, followed by the remaining patient base.

  • If you are unable to call, connect via email and text through your patient connection software. Messages ending in “we are looking forward to seeing you again; call for an appointment” will leave your patient feel cared for.
  • You may have postponed community events. Take this opportunity to test digital alternatives to stay in front of current patients, referring dentists, and community groups.
  • Email newsletters – This format has a 25-30% open rate right now.1 Constant Contact or Mailchimp are easy and inexpensive online marketing platforms to use.
  • A: Ask for Referrals
  • Now more than ever, your entire team needs to be personally asking for referrals.
  • Carve out time at a team meeting to share times and ways to ask.
  • When a patient compliments the office… “Thank you. We really appreciate your feedback. We are accepting new patients, so if you have a friend or family member who’s looking for a new dentist, we would love to see them.”
  • Send a hand-written thank you note to patients who have referred to you.

 

2. Patient Experience

Future referrals depend on creating a patient experience that leaves patients feeling as though they are well cared for by skilled, caring professionals. Review your patient experience and make any needed changes. Solicit suggestions from your team, review other practices’ websites and social media for ideas.

Conclusion

Above all, consistent focus on your marketing efforts and consistent messaging should empower your practice to not only rebound but slingshot to greater success. If you’d like professional support with your marketing, we have vetted referral sources. The Practice Support Team will be standing by to support you.

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Can your patients go directly to your website and book an appointment without shuffling back and forth to the dental office or making multiple calls to the front desk? 

In this article, you’ll get to know about the importance and benefits of online appointment scheduling systems for dentists, their workflows, and the best options for dental practices to consider. 

Read more here!

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Orange County Rapid COVID-19 Testing

 If you think you may have COVID-19, the most important thing to do is to isolate yourself from others and contact your healthcare provider about testing and care. Most people will have a mild illness (or even no illness) and can recover at home without medical care and may not need to be tested. If testing is recommended, there are many FREE resources available and your provider should direct you to a location served by your health plan. If you do not have insurance, there are also many locations available for FREE testing.

There are three kinds of tests for for COVID-19: PCR/viral tests and serology/antibody tests.

  • A PCR or molecular test tells you if you have a current infection. It is taken with a swab in the mouth, nose, or throat.
  • An antigen test is a newer COVID-19 test that tells if you have a current infection. It is taken with a nasal or throat swab.
  • An antibody (serology) test does NOT tell you if you are infected currently. It only tells you if you had a previous infection and currently is not recommended for individual use. It is done through a needle or fingerstick to get a blood sample.

For more information on the different types of tests visit HERE.

Resources on this page are for PCR/viral tests or antigen testing for COVID-19 in Orange County.

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Who Should Get Tested?

People with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested.  The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Primary symptoms may include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Other symptoms may include:  fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

People without symptoms (asymptomatic) who meet the following Public Health criteria:

  • Workers in congregate living settings such as skilled nursing facilities, jails, or homeless shelters.
  • Healthcare workers and first responders.
  • Individuals with close contact (15 minutes or more within 6 feet) to someone known or suspected to have COVID-19
  • Essential workers – those with contact with the public such as grocery store workers, social service providers, government workers, etc.

Clearance from Isolation and Return to Work for Persons with Confirmed COVID-19 Infection

Persons with confirmed COVID-19 infection can have isolation precautions discontinued when their illness improves by three criteria:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since the last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms have improved.

CDC no longer recommends the test-based strategy to determine when to discontinue home isolation, except for rare exceptions.

COVID-19 Testing Locations in Orange County

There are more than 50 testing locations in Orange County offering free testing to most or all eligible people, and many more through individual healthcare providers. Click here for a current list of most sites.

Where Can I Get Tested?

Ask your  healthcare provider about testing. If you have health insurance, contact your healthcare provider about FREE testing and care. If you do not know how to reach your healthcare provider, call the customer service number on your insurance card, or click here to view websites of major healthcare providers in Orange County.

 

The following types of testing sites are available:

  • Drive Thru Testing Clinics, Urgent Cares, and Labs. Many locations are now available for testing. They will utilize your health insurance with NO COPAY, and some - for example, CVS - will provide FREE testing  for people without insurance. Contact them first to verify any costs and to make an appointment.
     
  • OC COVID-19 Testing Network for those with Symptoms. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or someone in your household has COVID-19, and you cannot get a test though your healthcare provider, you can get a FREE medical assessment (check-up) and a test through the OC COVID-19 Testing Network. These are community health centers that offer testing and care, even if you don’t have health insurance.
     
  • OC COVID-19 Testing Super Sites for those with symptoms or meet other California Department of Public Health (CDPH) criteria. These sites offer appointment-based drive-thru COVID-19 testing for individuals who cannot get a test through their medical provider and have symptoms or meet CDPH criteria such as being a healthcare worker, first responder, and other essential worker; or had close contact to someone with COVID-19.
     

For Rapid Covid-19 Tests Contact us At Orange County Covid Clinic

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Rapid COVID-19 Nasal Swab Test

 Rapid COVID-19 Kit: Immunodiagnostic procedure for the detection of Coronavirus at home in 15 minutes.

Coronavirus is spreading continually across the world. Research-based companies are using different screening methods to screen suspected COVID-19 individuals. RT PCR technique is being used, which gives the results in3 -4 hours. Because of an unprecedented increase in the number of cases, the technique is not helping the cause. Most countries are relying on rapid testing technologies for COVID-19, which can provide results in just 15 minutes. And it is easy to use, portability is some of the features associated with rapid testing technologies. Rapid kits can also be deployed in hotspot areas of the country to screen asymptomatic as well as symptomatic patients to control the spread of this respiratory virus.

Rapid tests are also known as prick-based tests. These tests need not be conducted in laboratories. The presence of the antibodies pertaining to the Coronavirus can be easily detected with the help of Rapid COVID-19 Tests OC. Most of these kits are based on the IgG and IgM antibodies. The presence of these specific antibodies can help to detect whether Coronavirus infected the patient earlier or recently, the individual came in contact with COVID-19 infected individual.

Rapid COVID-19 kits are easy to use. The kits can be easily used at home by using a simple pricking needle, which is usually provided with the kit. Blood from the fingertip can be easily drawn with the help of this needle. The blood withdrawn can be put into the test cassette having the markings for the antibodies for IgG and IgM. Samples testing positive for IgG antibodies and IgM antibodies will show easily demarcated colors, which can be used to differentiate between positive and negative results. Serving as an internal control, one color line will always appear, which will indicate that the proper amount of specimen and sample has been added to the test cassette.

The results can be interpreted as follows:

IgM positive: An indication of primary COVID-19 infection.

IgG and IgM positive: An indication of secondary COVID-19 infection.

IgG positive: Indication of any past COVID-19 infection.

Negative: No infection of Coronavirus.

Invalid: Failure to detect the sample.

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Rapid testing kits for home are available on the websites of top diagnostic companies. Most of the COVID-19 rapid test kits are accredited by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). These kits also can speed up the process of screening symptomatic as well as asymptomatic patients. So the most pronounced advantage of Rapid COVID-19 kits is that they can be deployed directly at the point of the care in hospitals and anywhere in the country where emergency conditions have advanced.

Rapid COVID-19 Test OC can also detect the presence of antibodies that released to the pathogenic virus. These kits can detect the presence of SARS-COV-2 qualitatively. Early detection of the Coronavirus can help the government authorities and health agencies to halt the spread of Coronavirus within communities.

Follow Orange County Covid Testing Clinic for more updates on Rapid COVID-19 kits and updates related to Coronavirus.

Stay Safe; Stay at home.

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Coronavirus in Orange County | Orange County Covid Testing 

 THERE’S STILL MUCH to learn about the disease that has killed thousands of people and is changing life as we know it during this pandemic. But we do know some important basics about COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus—SARS-CoV-2—that causes it.

Coronaviruses are a large family, but only seven of its members infect humans. Four types cause minor illnesses like the common cold, while other coronaviruses have triggered far more devastating impacts such as SARS, MERS, and now COVID-19. Coronaviruses can be zoonotic, meaning they jump from animals to humans. Like its relatives, COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory disease that starts in the lungs, causing pneumonia-like symptoms, but can also cast a storm across the entire body.

The virus primarily spreads through small respiratory droplets.

Like other respiratory diseases, COVID-19 OC spreads through small droplets—saliva or mucus—that an infected person expels when they cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can travel three to six feet and remain infectious for anywhere from four to 48 hours, depending on the surface. (The virus may also spread via accidental consumption of fecal matter or aerosols, tiny particles that are mostly a concern in clinical settings.)

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40,000

droplets

3,000

600

Sneezing

Coughing

Talking

droplets

per minute

On surfaces, it lives longer.

You can protect yourself from catching the virus by staying six feet away from others and washing your hands with soap and water for more than 20 seconds. Disinfectants that are at least 60 percent alcohol by volume can also kill the virus on plastic and stainless steel surfaces.

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72 hours

24

Plastic and

stainless steel

4

Cardboard

Copper

Coronaviruses get their name from their spiky structure.

Like other coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 is spherical with spike proteins that look a bit like a corona, or crown.

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Spike

protein

RNA, the virus genetic material

Those spikes help the virus latch onto cells where it can invade.

Once a virus enters the human body through the eyes, mouth, or nose, it looks for cells with its favorite doorways—proteins called receptors. If the virus finds a compatible receptor, it can invade and start replicating itself. For SARS-CoV-2, that receptor is found in lung cells and the gut.

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To gain access to the cell the virus binds to the receptor.

Once inside, the genetic material of the virus, or RNA, is released.

The infected cell reads the RNA and begins making proteins that will keep the immune system at bay.

Viral

proteins

As the infection progresses, these new proteins form copies of the virus.

New copies of the virus are assembled and carried to the outer edges of the cell, then go on to infect other host cells.

Age seems to factor into the severity of the disease.

Currently, children with COVID-19 may be less likely to require intensive care and also have lower fatality rates than adults. The difference in severity is not yet fully understood.

There isn’t a single diagnostic symptom, but some are more common.

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87.9%

Fever

67.7

Dry cough

38.1

Fatigue

33.4

Phlegm production

18.6

Shortness of breath

14.8

Muscle and joint pain

People with chronic conditions have a higher mortality rate.

COVID-19 poses a particularly serious threat to people with underlying conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, high blood pressure, and cancer.

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10.5%

Cardiovascular disease

7.3

Diabetes

6.3

Chronic lung disease

6

High blood pressure

5.6

Cancer

0.9

No condition

Testing is done to diagnose the presence of the virus.

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Swab samples taken from the nose or mouth are tested for the virus’s genetic material. Researchers are also developing protocols for tests using blood samples.

It could take at least one year before a vaccine is ready for public use.

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To develop immunity, vaccines may contain killed or weakened viruses, viral proteins, or viral genetic material. The best strategy to use against SARS-CoV-2 is yet to be determined.

For Rapid Covid 19 Nasal Swab Test in Orange County contact us!

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Cosmetic Dentistry Houston For A Beautiful Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry Houston For A Beautiful Smile!

A smile can be attractive, a primary asset to a person’s appearance. So,we at Cosmetic Dentistry Houston aim to create a positive change to the teeth and smile of an individual to make it look both natural and dramatic.

The primary focus of the treatment is to improve colour, position, shape, size and alignment of the teeth so that they may look much straighter, aligned, lighter and brighter to enhance the beauty of the face and lips. It helps to gain a new sense of self confidence.

Improving a smile may require a combination of treatment options such as bleaching/ whitening, reshaping the gums, and using bonded materials as veneers (resin or porcelain) or crowns, done by our experts at Cosmetic Dentistry Houston

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can be one of the simplest ways to improve the smile. In which a whitening gel is applied on the front surface of the tooth by protecting the surrounding soft tissue with gingival barrier, giving a whiter, brighter and pleasing smile.

 

Dental veneers are of two types direct and indirect.

Direct Veneers

A tooth-colored, putty-like material (composite), which is a durable plastic filling material, is applied to the tooth and hardened with a laser light, bonding the material to the tooth. Once cured (hardened), the composite material will be checked for bite and polished to perfection.
Composite veneers can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth.

 

Direct Veneers may be easiest, fastest and most economical solution for an unhappy smile, however, direct veneers are not as strong as indirect veneers and may need to be touched up from time to time.

This is the case of direct veneers done to treat discoloration and caries by Dr. Gagandeep Kaur (cosmetic dentist & endodontist) at Cosmetic Dentistry Houston

Indirect Dental Veneers

These are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain that cover the front surface of the teeth. After removing about a .5 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, these thin porcelain shells are bonded (cemented) to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Indirect veneers provide a permanent solution for the crooked smile and can last for years if good oral hygiene is maintained including brushing twice and flossing once each day.

Gingivectomy/Gum reshaping is a cosmetic treatment designed to improve the way gums fit around the base of the teeth. Also known as gum contouring,

 

this treatment can lengthen teeth and create a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing gum line as in the picture below.

A dental crown
Also called a cap, fits over the entire decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together; they can be used cosmetically to cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth. Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or ceramic.

Inlays and onlays, also called indirect fillings, are made from porcelain. Inlays differ from normal dental fillings as dental fillings are molded into cavity after removing the decayed part and done in only one dental visit. However, inlays and onlays are created in a dental
laboratory and bonded into place by the dentist in the cut cavity space. Inlays and onlays preserve as much healthy tooth as possible and are an alternative to crowns.

Cosmetic dentistry is a method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth and smile. And although cosmetic dentistry procedures are usually elective, rather than essential, some cases of treatment also provide restorative benefits.

The most common procedures used in cosmetic dentistry are fairly simple, whereas others are more complex and require specialized care.

Inlays and Onlays

These are also known as indirect fillings, which are made by a dental laboratory, and they are used when a tooth has mild to moderate decay or there is not enough tooth structure to support a filling. Provided there is no damage to the tooth cusps, according to Nu Dentistry, the inlay is placed directly onto the tooth surface. When the cusp or a greater portion of the tooth is damaged, however, an onlay is used instead to cover the tooth's entire surface.

Inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory from composite resin material and attached to the teeth with adhesive dental cement. They provide support to strengthen teeth, restore their shape and avoid any further decay or deterioration.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged or discolored teeth using material that resembles the color of tooth enamel. Your dentist drills out the tooth decay and applies the composite onto the tooth's surface, then "sculpts" it into the right shape before curing it with a high-intensity light. Also referred to as simply "bonding," per the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, this effectively covers the damage to the tooth and gives the appearance of a healthy tooth in its place. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients with tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth and worn-down edges.

Dental Veneers

Typically manufactured from medical-grade ceramic, dental veneers are made individually for each patient to resemble one's natural teeth, according to . They look exceptionally realistic and can resolve numerous cosmetic problems, ranging from crooked teeth, to cracked or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between two teeth. The dentist applies the veneer to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive.

Teeth Whitening

One of the most basic cosmetic dentistry procedures, teeth whitening or teeth bleaching can be performed at your dentist's office. Whitening should occur after plaque, tartar and other debris are cleaned from the surface of each tooth, restoring their natural appearance. Teeth can also be bleached to achieve an even lighter shade than this original color, according to the American Dental Association (ADA) Mouth Healthy site.

Over the years, teeth become stained and worn from food, drinks, medication and personal habits such as smoking. Whitening coats the teeth and this procedure can be done in the dental office or at home. Additionally, patients can use toothpastes such as Colgate® Optic White® Platinum to achieve the same effect in a one to two week period. This product is available in four different formulas, and works to whiten teeth more than three shades over a period of two weeks and for optimal results within four weeks.

Implants

Dental implants are used to replace teeth after tooth loss. The dentist inserts a small titanium screw into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, which serves as the support for a crown. These implants are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth, and once the bone and supporting tissue fuse to the implant, they are permanently secured into place. Patients need to practice diligent oral hygiene during the implant placement period to clean plaque and food debris from the area.

If you're considering cosmetic dentistry procedures, it's vital to find a cosmetic dentist who specifically offers the option you're interested in. Talk with family and friends to find out if they can refer to you a dental professional, or check with the AACD for listings of dentists in your area.

Here at Nu Dentistry, we understand that you’re busy, and we do everything we can to make sure your time with us is as smooth as possible. From the moment you walk through our doors and check in, we take care of all the little details for you. You’re never in our waiting room longer than 5 minutes, and we take pride in having your time in the dentist’s chair as short as possible without losing any of our attention to detail. We are dedicated to patient first service! In other words, YOU are number one at Nu Dentistry,

and our dedicated, personalized service guarantees your complete satisfaction. We perform everything in-house, so you never have to worry about referrals for another dentist or specialist. It’s our honest belief that dentists should not only be amazing at what they do but as convenient and accommodating for their patients as possible. We’re open Saturday so you never have to put off your visits or come in during work. If you are looking for a dental team that really puts your dental health first, give our office a call.

 

 
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Dentist Houston TX Dr. Bohluli , announces that he is now offering a full range of emergency dental care at his office, Nu Dentistry Houston Dentist. Emergency dentistry encompasses many treatments for emergencies affecting the teeth and gums. When patients experience dental emergencies, they are at risk for serious complications and often experience severe pain. Not only does prompt treatment offer the best prognosis in these situations, it also immediately resolves the discomfort involved. The availability of this care at Nu Dentistry Houston Dentist gives Houston patients a dependable source for relief in case they suffer a dental emergency.

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A dental emergency can result from oral health problems or from physical trauma. When a cavity is left untreated, it can eventually reach the inner pulp of the tooth, allowing bacteria to enter and create an infection and cause toothache. Infection and discomfort can also occur when a tooth is breached by being cracked or broken. Some cases of physical trauma cause a tooth to be knocked out of its socket completely. Other emergencies include infections of oral soft tissues and the lodging of items between teeth.

In an emergency, treatment recommendations at Nu Dentistry Houston Dentist may include root canal treatment, oral surgery, or other procedures. Several restorations are provided at the office, including tooth-colored fillings, inlays, onlays, and porcelain crowns. Cosmetic treatments include teeth whitening, veneers, and bonding. Patients can also receive orthodontics, such as Invisalign, metal braces, ceramic braces, and lingual braces. For treating gum disease, the office performs a full range of periodontal care, including deep cleaning, gum flap surgery, and tissue grafting.

Dr. Bohluli has been treating Houston patients at his office for more than eighteen years. Dr. Bohluli has received a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In 2005, Dr. Bohluli received an Excellence in Biomedical Engineering Award. After receiving his certificate in endodontics from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2007, Dr. Bohluli joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch as an assistant professor. He has completed more than 1,800 hours of postgraduate training in several dental specialties, allowing him to offer a wide range of the latest dental techniques and technologies at one convenient location.
Please visit https://www.nudentistry.com/ for all your Dental Emergencies in Houston Texas.

The Most Common Dental Problems

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Innovation for Effective Care

Greater adherence to recommended care, better clinical care, and health care quality outcomes are associated with positive patient care experiences. It applies to all forms of health care including dental. A patient should have access to dental care when it is most needed. In that way, the patient scheduling process gains importance as it contributes to patient experience and overall satisfaction. Patients will stick on to a dental practice only when they get prompt appointments and needn't have to wait for long periods. Otherwise, it will lead to negative responses and reduced revenue.

The handling of patient scheduling has a direct impact on the overall performance of a practice. A hassle-free patient appointment process boosts the reputation and helps the practice gain more patients through the reference. Technology tools can be used to make scheduling an easy and smooth process for the patients.

  • Online scheduling: Patients should be provided with the facility to book their dental appointments online. It helps them choose the most convenient time for consultation. Online booking can be either through your patient portal or through a mobile app. As all the patients won't be using an online booking facility, the practice staff has to make sure that online appointments are synchronized with appointments booked offline, i.e, through phone or in person.
  • Digital intake form: Online booking can be accompanied by a pre-check-in facility to fill in details like patient health history, allergies, medications, insurance, and method of payment, etc. A digital intake form for the patient to key in all these details is a must in a comprehensive care system. This will considerably reduce the waiting time while the in-office visit happens.
  • Appointment reminders: Patients need to be reminded of their scheduled appointments from time to time. For this pre-scheduled auto-reminder systems can be used to send out appointment reminders to patients via text or email. This system ensures the presence of the patient for consultation as per schedule eliminating no-shows. These no-shows have several adverse implications on a dental practice including poorer health outcomes for patients and disruption in your organizational workflow. Auto-reminder systems save precious time your staff otherwise have spent manually notifying patients through text or call.
  • Automated recalling: All patients who require periodic appointments may not reschedule. For patients who require recurring or regular appointments, automated recalling systems are great. This can also be used to make the best out of healthcare-focused national observances by reaching out to patients to get their various screenings done, with some waivers and offers. This is done by sending automated emails and text to your patient base.

A practice needs to develop a scheduling policy that contains all the details like what happens with a missed appointment, canceling less than 24 hours prior, no-show fees if any, etc. The policy should be communicated to the patients in advance. The staff at the dental office need to be given advanced training to use and manage the technology used. The staff should also be thorough about the policies implemented so that they can explain it to the patients easily.

Recent studies have found that 44% of patients prefer online scheduling and paperless onboarding. This has encouraged dental practices to go for technological innovations that will boost their patient experience. The CS Enterprise from CareStack is one such example, purpose-built for dental enterprises to maximize efficiency through centralization, automation, and analytics. It is an enterprise-grade cloud-based practice management software with capabilities for centralization that will help to achieve the full potential inherent in scale. Its usage among practices results in lower no-show rates, increased capacity to see patients, better patient adherence, and above all higher revenue.

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How choosing the right provider impacts your practice

It’s a simple fact: if you like your dentist and the office staff, you are more likely to return for your check-ups, follow their advice and keep your pleasant smile. It’s very important that you select a dentist that you trust. This person will be your ally in creating a healthy mouth that will let you enjoy everything from eating your favorite foods to laughing with your friends for years to come.

What problems are you solving?

It’s a basic but necessary question to ask what am I going to use this software for? Dental software solutions provide many tools to help professionals with necessary administrative tasks. Features may include:

  • Appointment scheduling and reminders
  • Recall systems
  • Document management
  • Clinical applications
  • Patient relationship management
  • Insurance and government coverage support
  • Compliance
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Marketing

Each dental software system offers different features. Assessing your practice’s needs is the first step toward choosing the software that can best improve patient experience and business growth.

2. Is it easy to use?

Most employees expect an understanding  and easy-to-use platform in their workspace. All staff in the front and back offices should be trained easily on how to use the technology smoothly.

When choosing software, let all stakeholders take part in a demo if possible. Listen to everyone’s opinions on whether they had an enjoyable experience using the software. If all stakeholders had a pleasant time adjusting to the new solution, there are likely to be fewer frustrations with it down the road. Happy staff means happy patients. It’s a win-win.

3. What is the cost?

When it comes to investing in new or updated software, one of the most important factors is cost. Many factors can affect the cost of dental solutions, including whether it’s server or cloud-based, its functionality, its updates and scalability, the security, and whether or not it offers continued support.

When determining how much you’re willing to spend on a new platform, consider what value this product will bring to your practice. Spending more on a high-quality platform might speed up income and reduce loss, which will improve your overall return on investment.

4. How are training and support?

Let’s face it, as a dental practitioner, you didn’t go to school for information technology development. Dental management solutions have many advanced features that can help you grow your practice, but they’re only useful if you know how to use them.

Many modern dental systems are software as a service (SaaS) products. When you pay for a SaaS product, your customer experience does not end when you install the software. You can expect continued support, training, analysis and consultation on how to best use the software for your business. Whether you’re a  family operated clinic or an enterprise level network, dental IT experts can guide you and enrich your practice.

5. Do your peers trust this product?

The most proven way to select a trustworthy software is to learn from your peers. Reading marketing materials will provide you with insights on what a product does, but your peers can tell you honestly how dental software has impacted their businesses. Verified user reviews are a great way to learn from other dental professionals about the most effective and beneficial technologies available. If you have queries or doubts about a dental SaaS product, a salesperson will usually give you biased information, but fellow dental professionals will tell you the truth.

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the right provider for your practice. It may feel like a huge investment of staff time to understand the priority needs of your practice. However, in the end, all your hard work can help ensure you’ve selected the right technology for you.

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How to Fix Cracked or Chipped Tooth

It is normal for individuals to encounter chipped or broken teeth. You may lose your tooth while playing your favorite sport or while biting an almond or a piece of ice. Your dentist may need to perform restorative treatment on the off chance that you have intense pain, depressions, and breaks noticeably during x-beams.

Note that not all dental crises require prompt consideration. However, on the off chance that the harm is hopeless and needs a handy solution, here is the manner by which you can address the pain and evade any genuine infection.

How to fix broken or chipped tooth:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water
  • On the off chance that bleeding, apply strain to the region
  • Using a virus pack on the zone to diminish swelling
  • In the event that conceivable, attempt to put your fallen tooth back in the attachment with a bandage cushion
  • Rinse your wrecked tooth with clean water, don't clear off any tissue bits

Treatment for Broken or chipped tooth fix

Filling or bonding

Restorative contouring is done when if there should arise an occurrence of minor harm. The dentist cleans the surface or smoothes a wrecked tooth edge. However, on the off chance that your tooth polish is chipped away, your dentist will apply a dental filling and fix it. In bonding, Our West Des Moines dentist will scratch the outside of your tooth and apply a conditioning fluid, trailed by a sticky substance, and finally, apply tooth-colored composite resin.

Root Canal and dental crown

If there should arise an occurrence of tooth misfortune, your dentist will top it with a crown to shield the tooth from further harm and to protect its capacity. On the off chance that your tooth mash is uncovered, there is a high possibility of mash infection. Your dentist, for this situation, will eliminate the dead mash with a root canal and later top the tooth with a crown.

Dental veneers

Your front chipped tooth can look solid and faultless by applying a dental facade. Extraordinarily made and altered according to your necessities, veneers are applied with extraordinary concrete over the outside of your existing tooth.

Surgery

Molars contain more than one root. In the event that one root is cracked, a root removal or a hemisection is done to spare the remaining tooth. The tooth will require a root canal and crown system.

Extraction

The more profound the break, the more are the odds of tooth extraction. A root canal is now and again insufficient to spare your tooth. Subsequently, tooth extraction may be the final resort for your dentist.

A large portion of your dental fix costs is secured under your dental insurance. Be that as it may, the restorative dental methodology is not secured by numerous insurers.

Cost for fixing a chipped tooth:

  • Fillings can cost about $100 - $500
  • A root canal and crown can cost between $2,500–$3,000
  • Veneers can cost somewhere in the range of $925 and $2,500 per tooth
  • Tooth embed costs extend between $3,000–$5,000

On the off chance that you have a taken out tooth, inordinate pain, or bleeding, do see your dentist in Des Moines and get master care.

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The SARS-COV-2 viral pandemic has changed most aspects of our work and home lives. Dentists are on the frontlines of possible exposure to the SARS-COV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 disease. Recent case studies have identified the likelihood that the virus is most commonly being transmitted via aerosols. Dentists have the highest risk of exposure to asymptomatic carriers of the virus due to working in the mouth. Not only that, common dental procedures produce aerosols suspended in the air that could contain the virus from asymptomatic carriers.

High cost advanced PPE (personal protective equipment) like n95 masks and face shields are used to protect the dental team. However, once aerosols are generated, they can circulate thru space and pose a risk to unprotected individuals. Containing and controlling aerosols is a major focus in dentistry. Many dentists are using enhancements to their HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems to help filter out potentially disease-causing aerosols. Stand-alone HEPA filtration units incorporating UV light disinfection (air purifiers) are the easiest way of improving air quality. Most of these units however do not have uniform regulatory certification of efficacy. They may have undergone consumer product testing, but none have certified the ability to fully capture and kill SARS-COV-2 virus.

One can assume that a HEPA filter would trap the most likely sized aerosol particle that could carry the SARS-COV-2 virus 99.9% of the time. Like n95 masks however, the HEPA filter does lose efficiency over time. The UV light will deactivate virus but this depends on the speed of airflow and how much UV contact time is necessary for kill. The analogy is driving your car thru the carwash at 30 miles an hour. How clean will it really get?

In addition to stand-alone air purifier units, there are other options that could be used to improve air quality. HVAC contractors can install powered HEPA filters to existing systems. These improvements can run from $3000-$8000 per unit. However, improving filtration can be as simple as changing to higher quality filters on the HVAC unit.  The American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) created Standard 52.2-2017 to describe Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). It is possible to purchase MERV 12-16 filters that can be a significant improvement over most common furnace filters.

Added filtration will require more frequent filter changes and some filters (especially dirty filters) will reduce the efficiency of heating and cooling because of lowering airflow. A common problem with insufficient airflow is a frozen AC coil within the HVAC unit. This will cause lack of cooling and water pooling around the HVAC unit. An inconvenience, but easily remedied.  More dangerous is low flow during the heating season which can cause a crack in the furnace leading to Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Before doing any modifications, contact your local HVAC service provider. For more information on air quality, go to ASHRAE: https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/filtration-disinfection

The links below contain more technical information regarding advanced filtration: https://www.energyvanguard.com/blog/understanding-filter-ratings-merv-fpr-and-mpr

https://www.energyvanguard.com/blog/unintended-consequences-high-merv-filters Dr. Panek is a private practice Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Is good dental care limited to keeping the gums healthy and teeth sparkling white? Well, the impact of it is much more than that. It is the way of keeping the whole body healthy.

Sometimes the dental problem could be just a symptom of a far bigger problem in the body.

Take the example of plaque buildup. It increases the risk of heart disease because it triggers inflammation in some other place in the body.

Similarly, frequent infection in the mouth or unhealthy gums might indicate a high sugar level.

Here are some tips for a healthy smile, and eventually a healthy body.

#1 Get the checkup done regularly

Do not delay the visit to the Dentist in Mumbai till there is some problem.

First, brush your teeth twice and floss once every day.

Second, see your dentist once in six months. He will check the oral hygiene status and catch signs of the problem early.

It prevents long-term issues.

#2 Use the right brush

Always use a soft-bristled brush. Nowadays, people prefer electric toothbrushes. There is not much qualitative difference between the two.

However, you may find an electric brush convenient if you have arthritis.

What is important that you learn the right brushing technique by visiting the best Dental Clinic in Mumbai.

 #3 Eat vegetable and fiber-rich food

Plaque buildup happens round-the-clock. Hence, you must limit the intake of sugary food. Switch to nutritious and healthy food like raw vegetables and fruits, cheese, and plain yogurt.

Some food items help to remove the food in between the teeth and neutralize acids that cause plaque formation.

Which is the Best dental clinic near me? Are you worried about that? Well, the Internet is the best solution for all your queries.

Browse the web and find out the best clinic where you can get scaling done. It will remove the plaque buildup and save your gums.

#4 Don’t forget mouthwash

Don’t think that the mouthwash is for fresh breath only, it has been marketed for only that, though. It protects the teeth and gums by killing harmful bacteria that cause gum problems.

The best way is to rinse for at least a minute. It will give optimal results.

#5 Quit smoking

Tar and nicotine in cigarettes cause great harm to your teeth. They cause harm to the enamel and erode the gums.

Smoking creates a breeding ground for bacteria and plaque formation. Also, it harms tissues and degrades the bone supporting the teeth.

 

For a checkup and to know the status of your teeth, pay a visit to Dr.Krinita Motwani’s Dental Clinic.

Call us: 9820280343

Email us: drkrinitamotwani@gmail.com

Visit us: www. drkrinitamotwani.com

 

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Root Canal Treatment & Cost

What is Root Canal Treatment?

 

Root canal treatment, also known as ( endodontic treatment or root canal therapy ) is a dental procedure used to remove bacteria causing an infection in the root of your tooth.  A root canal is usually recommended when you have a more serious infection than just a common cavity. This is a fairly common dental practice used to save millions of teeth each year.

 

How Do I Know If I Need A Root Canal Treatment?

Poor Dental Hygiene, genetics or an injury can all be the cause of an infection that will lead up to the need for a root canal treatment. The infection in your tooth will begin to cause some discomfort, tooth pain, or high sensitivity. 

Symptoms associated with the need for root canal therapy:  

  • Chipped or Cracked Tooth 
  • Swollen Inflamed Gums
  • Lingering sensitivity to cold or hot foods
  • Darkening gums or teeth
  • Small pimple or bump on the gums

How Much Does A Root Canal Cost?

On average, root canals are priced between $700 - $1,000. The cost is measured based on the number of roots that need to be removed. Root canals are generally very standard, however, there are times when complications occur in root canals that will increase the price. The best way to get a definitive price is to schedule a consultation with your local dentist. 

 

Does Dental Insurance Cover A Root Canal?

A Root Canal is considered a major dental procedure. Most insurances will help cover at least a portion of root canal therapy. On average, about 35% - 80% of the expenses for this treatment will be covered. The overall amount covered will be determined by what type of dental insurance you have. 

 

Is There Any Additional Cost Associated With A Root Canal?

Generally, after a root canal, the tooth structure becomes more vulnerable and susceptible to breaking. In this case, a dental crown is needed to protect the tooth from any further damage and increase its longevity. Dental Crowns are an additional expense when receiving endodontic treatment. Your dental insurance may also cover a portion of the cost of a dental crown. 

 

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How to Fix Your Chipped ?

Approaches to fix broken or chipped tooth at home until you see your dental specialist:

  • Wash your mouth with warm water
  • Utilizing a virus pack on the region to diminish growing
  • Wash your tooth with clean water, don't wipe off any tissue bits
  • Spot your messed up tooth in a glass of saline arrangement, milk, or water
  • For help with discomfort, assume control over-the-counter drugs
  • Apply clove oil to the influenced region
  • Eat milder food and don't chomp with your harmed tooth

Broken or chipped tooth fix methods

Filling or holding

Corrective molding is done when if there should be an occurrence of minor harm. The dental specialist cleans the surface or smoothes a wrecked tooth edge. Yet, on the off chance that your tooth finish is chipped away, your dental specialist will apply a dental filling and fix it. In holding, Our West Des Moines dental specialist will scratch the outside of your tooth and apply a molding fluid, trailed by a sticky substance, and in conclusion, apply tooth-shaded composite gum.

Root Canal and dental crown

In the event of tooth misfortune, your dental specialist will top it with a crown to shield the tooth from further harm and to safeguard its capacity. On the off chance that your tooth mash is uncovered, there is a high possibility of mash disease. Your dental specialist, for this situation, will eliminate the dead mash with a root trench and later top the tooth with a crown.

Dental facade

Your front chipped tooth can look sound and impeccable by applying a dental facade. Uncommonly made and redid according to your necessities, facades are applied with extraordinary concrete over the outside of your current tooth.

Medical procedure

Molars contain more than one root. In the event that one root is cracked, a root removal or a hemisection is done to spare the rest of the tooth. The tooth will require a root waterway and crown technique.

Extraction

More profound the split, more are the odds of tooth extraction. A root channel is some of the time insufficient to spare your tooth. Along these lines, tooth extraction may be the final hotel for your dental specialist.

Costs for fixing a chipped tooth:

  • Fillings can cost about $100 - $500
  • A root channel and crown can cost between $2,500–$3,000
  • The facade can cost somewhere in the range of $925 and $2,500 per tooth
  • Tooth embed costs extend between $3,000–$5,000

If you have a knocked-out tooth, excessive pain, or bleeding, you can consult our West Des Moines dentist for a free cosmetic dental consultation.

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At Dentist Houston TX we don’t mean to scare you, but all the sugar in that Valentine’s Day candy (that you no doubt enjoyed consuming) only feeds the dangerous bacteria in your mouth that contributes to tooth decay and gum disease. And gum disease is the #1 reason for tooth loss among American adults. You don’t have to give up the occasional sweet treat, but you do need to keep up with your regular dental checkups, and you ought to know the other factors that could wreck your smile if ignored. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to get in touch with our L.A. dentist’s office to schedule your consultation.

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Growing Older

Getting older has certain advantages. That said, as we age, our bodies change, and unanticipated problems can develop. You might be surprised to learn that in regards to tooth loss the trouble risks can increase by your mid-30s. After that, all bets are off!

Being Male

Sorry gentlemen! It’s a fact that men tend to lose a lot more teeth than women. So, you will need to be extra diligent as a man. Even more so once you pass a certain age!

Poor Hygiene

This one should be apparent. Here’s the deal: if you don’t keep your teeth free of plaque bacteria you’re almost certain to end up with decay and gum disease that will lead to widespread tooth loss. So, brush, floss, and rinse regularly and come see us often, which brings us to our next factor…

Your Professional Care

Regular dental checkups could save your smile as well as your life. That’s because we can screen for cancer and other bad things every time you come in for a cleaning and oral exam. It is always better to know what is unfolding before it becomes a more painful and costly mess to clean up.

Your Habits

Tobacco smoke is a big risk factor for gum disease as well as tooth loss. This is due to the fact that it changes the bacterial balance of your mouth. The hard truth is that if you’re a lifelong smoker it’s almost a sure thing that you’ll eventually need to replace some teeth. It’s not worth it!

Your Sugar Intake

Folks with diabetes are at extreme risk for gum disease (which is in turn the leading cause of tooth loss). Just be careful. Watch out for added sugars.

Your Blood Pressure

Gum disease (and related tooth loss) and high-blood pressure are definitely correlated but it seems to work in both directions.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

We hope this blog post has been helpful. If you are hoping to hang onto your natural smile, we can help! It is recommended that new patients at Westwood Dental Smiles have complete Digital Dental X-rays taken, to be repeated every 3-5 years or depending on the patient’s history. That way we can stay in-tune with the situation in your mouth.

Here at Nu Dentistry, we understand that you’re busy, and we do everything we can to make sure your time with us is as smooth as possible. From the moment you walk through our doors and check in, we take care of all the little details for you. You’re never in our waiting room longer than 5 minutes, and we take pride in having your time in the dentist’s chair as short as possible without losing any of our attention to detail. We are dedicated to patient first service! In other words, YOU are number one at Nu Dentistry,

and our dedicated, personalized service guarantees your complete satisfaction. We perform everything in-house, so you never have to worry about referrals for another dentist or specialist. It’s our honest belief that dentists should not only be amazing at what they do but as convenient and accommodating for their patients as possible. We’re open Saturday so you never have to put off your visits or come in during work. If you are looking for a dental team that really puts your dental health first, give our Dentist Houston office a call.

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