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Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Safe?

October 22, 2020

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Male patient inhaling nitrous oxide

After months of attempting to ignore your toothache, the once dull discomfort has become a sharp, stabbing pain. The inability to chew properly combined with the sneaking suspicion that you may have one or more cavities pushes you to do the one thing you’ve been putting off – contacting the dentist.

Does this sound all too familiar? You’re not alone. Fortunately, patients who struggle with dental-related anxiety can use nitrous oxide to get the treatment they need without the stress. But is it safe? A sedation dentist in Lexington is sharing the answer!

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What to Do If You Lose a Dental Crown

September 23, 2020

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three dental crowns in Lexington against black background

Most people who get a dental crown can expect it to last for at least 10-15 years with proper maintenance. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, accidents happen. Crowns can chip, crack, loosen, or fall off entirely. While losing a dental crown in Lexington isn’t quite as urgent of an emergency as knocking out a tooth, it’s still important that you call your dentist right away for prompt treatment. Once you have an appointment scheduled, here are the steps you should take in the meantime.

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Making a Smooth Transition From Dentures To Implants

August 13, 2020

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Female patient smiling with dental implants

For patients who are missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth, dentures can be a life-changing restorative option. However, their shorter lifespan, uncomfortable movement, and high-maintenance cleaning regimen cause many patients to make the transition to dental implants. After all, they have a whopping 95% success rate and can last 20+ years! However, to ensure the switch to implant dentures in Lexington is seamless, read on for five tips!

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Am I Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 16, 2020

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Elderly patient smiling in mirror at appointment

Did you know that 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile? Plus, 48% have untagged themselves from a picture on Facebook because they didn’t like the way their teeth looked and 22% believe a better smile would improve their love life. Fortunately, advancements in cosmetic dentistry allow patients to brighten, straighten, and otherwise perfect their smile. However, many patients wonder if they are too old for such treatments. The answer? Absolutely not! Everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile at every age. Read on for three ways a cosmetic dentist can help!

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How Your Dentist Keeps Their Hands Clean During the COVID-19 Outbreak

May 8, 2020

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a dental staff member washing their hands prior to seeing a patient

Everyone knows how to wash their hands correctly, right? Before the COVID-19 crisis, that question might have been met with an uncertain answer. However, now with media outlets and medical professionals stressing the importance of good hand hygiene, it’s unlikely you’ll meet someone who doesn’t know to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. But these body parts are the only areas that must remain thoroughly cleaned, especially when talking about your dentist in Lexington. Take a look at why your dental team is making it a priority to maintain good personal hygiene amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Why Your Dentist Is Asking You to Rinse Before Your Appointment

May 4, 2020

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dentist in Lexington, KY pouring mouthwash into cup

For the past couple of months, your dentist in Lexington, KY has only been treating patients with dental emergencies, like serious toothaches or knocked-out or broken teeth, per the recommendations of the American Dental Association. Now, many dentists have begun opening back up for regular treatments like checkups and fillings again. However, if you have visited your dentist recently, you may have noticed that things seem to be a little different these days. One difference is that your dentist likely asked you to rinse your mouth out before your appointment started. Why? Keep reading to find out.

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More Than Just a Pretty Smile: The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

April 20, 2020

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Person smiling because of results from cosmetic dentist in Lexington

Everybody wants a celebrity-caliber smile. Smiles are a big part of your first impression and can have a big impact on how people see you. It’s about much more than simply having a white smile. Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way and can dynamically change the straightness and shape of your teeth. If you’re embarrassed by your smile or simply think that it’s time for an upgrade, your cosmetic dentist in Lexington is here to help. <

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Experiencing an Oral Emergency During the COVID-19 Shut Down? Here’s What to Do

March 30, 2020

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emergency dentist treating a patient

Countless states have issued mandatory shut downs for businesses and are telling people to stay indoors due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, emergency situations that require urgent attention still occur. In these unsure times, you have more options for emergency care than your local ER. Read on to learn when you can visit your emergency dentist and how you can reduce your risk of oral emergencies while you self-isolate. ß

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What Bleeding Gums Could Mean for You this Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2020

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Toothbrush with toothpaste and blood mixed in sink

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which means love and romance are on many people’s minds. The color red is everywhere – red roses, red boxes of chocolate, red… blood in the sink? Yikes! Bleeding gums in Lexington is a sure sign of gum disease and definitely not the color red you want to see this February. What should you do if you experience bleeding gums? February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month, so there is no better time to educate yourself on the causes, signs and treatment options for this common oral infection.

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Starting Healthier Dental Habits in 2020

January 28, 2020

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new year's resolution list

Making new year’s resolutions can either be fulfilling or a letdown, depending on whether or not you make your 2020 goals attainable. Kick off this year by focusing on living an overall healthier life by optimizing your dental hygiene and visiting your dentist for a professional checkup and teeth cleaning in Lexington. Read on for some tips on how to boost your confidence and health this new year. 

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