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Ways to Teach Your Child About Good Oral Health While Homeschooling

August 25, 2020

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a young girl seated behind a laptop and smiling while participating in homeschooling

Are you homeschooling your child as a result of COVID-19? Are they finding it to be more difficult to put forth the effort to get ready in the mornings? Whether it’s struggling to put on real clothes or brush their teeth, you’re probably looking for ways to encourage good oral health for kids during this time. Fortunately, there are numerous resources available that can not only help your child’s smile stay healthy but as a result, make them more likely to remain focused and achieve academic success. Read on to find out what you can do to teach your child about the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums while at home.

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How to Choose the Right Family Dentist

August 14, 2020

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a mother and daughter visiting the family dentist

Tired of driving all over town to not only make it to your dental appointment but also your child’s? Want someone with extensive knowledge, skills, and can meet the needs of everyone in your family? Want to feel confident knowing you and your teenager are getting the same high-quality treatment? Finding the right family dentist isn’t always easy, and you certainly don’t want to choose the first one who comes up in an online search. It often takes time, patience, and willingness to do ample research to determine who is right for you and your loved ones. Read on to learn what criteria you should consider when identifying the ideal dental professional for your family.

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Don’t Wait! Why You Should See Your Dentist Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

July 24, 2020

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a patient having their teeth checked by a dental professional wearing gloves

With only five months left in 2020, you may be like many others who are eagerly awaiting 2021 and the hope for a better year. Unsure as to how COVID-19 will play a role in everyday life at that time, one thing that is certain is the virus is still very much a threat right now. If you are continuing to remain at home and avoiding all unnecessary trips outside the house, you may be wondering why a dental appointment is necessary at a time like this. Unfortunately, small problems that may exist can quickly lead to more serious and costly issues in the future. An emergency dentist explains why it’s better to seek regular dental care now instead of waiting until COVID-19 is no longer a concern.

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Why Dentists Are Saying “No” to Scrubs Outside the Office

May 14, 2020

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a male dentist wearing his scrubs inside a treatment room

It is not an uncommon occurrence to see healthcare workers donning their scrubs out in public. When leaving work, they are just like you and often need to stop by the grocery store or pick up food from a local restaurant before heading home. Unfortunately, this practice will no longer be allowed thanks to COVID-19. Because of this highly contagious virus, dentists throughout the country are implementing new rules as it pertains to work attire. To find out why your family dentist in Lacey, WA, will no longer be in scrubs when outside the office, read on. 

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When Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

April 11, 2020

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a young woman holding a manual toothbrush in her hand

Think your toothbrush is clean once you rinse it off after brushing? Dealing with seasonal allergies or the flu? There’s no better time to switch out your toothbrush for a new one. But why? Harmful bacteria can live on the bristles long after it has been used, resulting in an increased risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other potential viruses that can make you sick. If you want to learn how to better disinfect your brush and what signs to look for that dictate when you should trade it in for a new one, consider the following advice your dentist in Lacey, WA, can provide.

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How to Tell if You’re Experiencing a Dental Emergency

March 22, 2020

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a middle-aged man holding his cheek in pain as a result of a dental injury

Think you might be experiencing a dental crisis but are unsure how to tell if it’s serious? Does a busted lip truly warrant a trip to the emergency dentist in Lacy, WA? What about a knocked-out tooth or extreme pain? Knowing when to seek the help of a professional versus treating your injury at home isn’t always easy. Fortunately, there are clear and distinct instances that should never wait to be seen. Read on to find out when you should hop in the car and make your way to your local dentist’s office for emergency care

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4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy While Self-Isolating

March 13, 2020

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person self-isolating and eating junk food

Washington state’s Governor, John Inslee, has officially put into place his Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders. These require every Washingtonian to stay home unless they’re performing “essential” activities. It’s also requiring the closure of all businesses that aren’t deemed essential. That means that if you’re diligent about getting routine checkups and cleanings from your dentist in Lacey, WA, it’s up to you to keep your mouth healthy during self-isolation now. Unfortunately, there’s no telling when this will all blow over and you’ll be able to visit your dentist again. In the meantime, you can read on for four tips to help keep your smile healthy and happy while staying home. ß

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Keeping Your Smile Safe During National Gum Disease Awareness Month

February 3, 2020

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Close-up of dentist performing gum disease treatment in Lacey on male patient

February may be best known for Valentine’s Day, but this is also the month where dentists take the time to make sure their patients understand the importance of good gum health. You may not give your gums much thought normally, but the truth is you could even now be suffering from gum disease that could ultimately cost you your dazzling teeth – and you might not even realize it. Celebrate National Gum Disease Awareness Month by learning about the signs of this condition and the importance of gum disease treatment in Lacey.

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Your New Year’s Resolution: A Happy, Healthy Smile!

January 20, 2020

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Dental Checkup

What goals have you set for 2020? For many people, “spend more time with the family” and “exercise more” might top the list, but few people think to make a resolution to “protect oral health.” And yet, making such a pledge and acting on it could mean the difference between a brilliant smile and a mouth full of cavities. Have you scheduled a teeth cleaning in Lacey yet? Read on to learn why making that appointment could be one of the best decisions you make this year.

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4 Reasons to Have Your Root Canal Done Now

November 22, 2019

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Root canal

Whether it’s out of anxiety or other factors, studies show that 15% of American patients avoid root canal therapy and other potentially critical dental procedures every year. No matter what reason you have for putting off the procedure, one thing is for sure: delaying or even skipping a root canal in Lacey could have disastrous consequences for your smile. Here are 4 reasons why you don’t want to wait too long for the treatment!

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