Mt. Holly Family Dentistry
June 23, 2020
You’ve transferred your dentures over to the sink at least 1,000 times before. This time, an unexpected loud noise makes you jump and sends your dentures crashing to the floor. When you bend down to pick them up, you notice a large crack right down the middle. Further inspection confirms your initial suspicion: your dentures are broken.
Although dentures can last anywhere between five and ten years without being replaced, that time can be condensed quickly when they suddenly break. If you find yourself in a situation with a broken denture, here are four things you can do:(more…)
May 18, 2020
The weather is warming up and the sun is shining, which means that summer is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time of year for your son or daughter to enjoy outdoor activities, exciting new adventures, and some relaxation. Summertime may also be the perfect time for your little one to start getting the orthodontic treatment they need. Read on as your local family dentist answers common questions about when children should get braces in Mt. Holly, and why summer vacation could be the best time for them to get a straighter, healthier smile.(more…)
April 8, 2020
With COVID-19 continuing to spread throughout the country, medical professionals on the local, state and national levels are working around the clock to come up with the best solutions. While social distancing and consistent and thorough handwashing are some of the preventive measures you’ve probably heard about, is there anything else you can do to protect yourself? Will using mouthwash to maintain a healthy mouth help to slow the spread of COVID-19? Continue reading to find out.
March 31, 2020
With the new COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, everyone is suddenly worried about staying clean and not catching the virus. People are taking extra care not to spread germs, such as washing their hands more often and wearing masks when they can. Have you ever wondered how your dentist stays clean and safe during this time? While your dentist might only be open for emergency patients, it’s still massively important that they follow standard cleaning procedures and dental sanitization practices. Here are a few of them.
March 22, 2020
Dental emergencies put people on the spot because they always happen at the most unexpected moments. Because of this, it can be hard to determine what actions you should take; should you call an emergency dentist? Will the pain go away on its own? These are hard questions to answer when you’re panicking. If you’re second-guessing whether or not you have a dental emergency on your hands, you can read on to learn six signs that you do. (more…)
January 20, 2020
Have you ever been feeling down in the dumps and someone told you to just turn that frown upside down? It might have seemed annoying and counterproductive at the time. After all, what good would smiling do when you’re not feeling happy enough to grin? As it turns out, there are numerous physical and mental health benefits to smiling, even when you don’t feel like it. Let’s talk about the advantages of smiling, and how you can achieve a smile you can’t wait to show off.
December 12, 2019
There’s nothing worse than a toothache. The constant, throbbing pain is enough to make you want to call in sick and crawl back into bed. But what is causing it? You’ve noticed what feels like sinus pain developing in your head and eyes, but is that the reason for your tooth discomfort? If you’re unsure what might be the culprit, let a dentist discuss ways in which you can tell if it’s your sinuses or if there’s a more serious dental problem developing as a result of poor oral health.
November 7, 2019
Your routine dental checkup is about so much more than keeping those pearly whites beautiful. Your dentist also carefully examines your oral health for tell-tale signs of issues you may not see or feel. This can include everything from a cavity that doesn’t hurt yet to larger underlying health conditions. In fact, numerous studies have found that there is a strong connection between your oral health and overall wellbeing. Find out how taking care of your teeth and gums with regular dental cleanings and checkups can help keep your whole body healthy.
October 14, 2019
Every year, millions of Americans miss out on billions of dollars in dental insurance benefits that they already pay for. How is this possible? Dental insurance can be confusing, and some of that is by design. However, with the right know-how, you can take advantage of your insurance benefits to save money and stay healthy. Keep reading to learn how to cash in on your dental insurance while you still can.
September 13, 2019
Between the sounds of a dental drill and the discomfort that traditional metal tools might cause, there’s little wonder why many patients have dental anxiety. Fortunately, in many cases laser dentistry can help ease some of those fears by providing a pain-free solution for gum treatments. Here’s why a laser is an invaluable tool at a dental office.