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6 Important Questions to Ask Your Dentist

September 17, 2020

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Patient at dentist in Wallowa County

In addition to having your teeth professionally cleaned and having your regular checkup, there is an educational aspect to your dental visits as well. The person that you can get the best advice on your oral health is your dentist, so this is a good time to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about bettering yourself and your smile. Instead of letting your dentist in Wallowa County ask all of the questions, here are some that you should be asking.

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Does Tooth Sensitivity Count as a Dental Emergency?

August 3, 2020

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woman experiencing tooth sensitivity after eating ice cream

Have you ever said no to some delicious ice cream or a fresh cup of hot coffee because you know it will send a searing pain through your mouth? If so, you’ve most likely experienced tooth sensitivity. While this sensation is definitely uncomfortable, you might be wondering whether it counts as a dental emergency. Keep reading below as we discuss the causes of sensitive teeth, whether you’ll need urgent dental care, and how the problem can be treated.

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4 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are So Popular

July 30, 2020

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man in dress shirt and tie smiling after seeing dentist in Enterprise

About 3 million adults in the U.S. currently have at least one dental implant, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. That number is only expected to grow as time goes on. If you’re suffering from tooth loss, odds are that you’ve at least considered getting dental implants to rebuild your smile. After all, most dentists regard them as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. But why exactly have they become so popular? A dentist in Enterprise examines four of the reasons below.

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The Right Way to Keep Your Hands Clean in COVID-19

June 17, 2020

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Wallowa County dentist washes their hands in COVID-19

Excellent hand hygiene has long been promoted by mothers around the world as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep away sicknesses like the common cold and the flu. While social distancing is the best way to stay safe in the COVID-19 pandemic, regularly washing your hands is also essential to protecting yourself and your loved ones. Are you using the proper techniques to prevent spreading infectious particles with your hands? Your Wallowa County dentist shares a few simple tips to keep in mind throughout the pandemic.

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What to Expect When Your Dentist Reopens

May 26, 2020

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Dentist in Enterprise holding a tooth.Our lives have changed dramatically since COVID-19 surfaced in the United States. From social distancing to wearing masks while in public, life as you’ve known it isn’t the same. As the country reopens, you’ll likely see more differences than what you’re used to, like when visiting your dentist in Enterprise. If it has been a while since your last visit, here’s what you can expect during your appointment.

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10 Signs That You Need Emergency Dental Care

April 16, 2020

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Pained man with dental emergency should see Wallowa County dentist

You probably know to call your dentist right away if you have a cracked or knocked-out permanent tooth. However, not all dental emergencies are so easy to identify. How can you tell if that unusual dental symptom or new pain in the back of your mouth needs urgent dental care? Here are ten easily overlooked signs that you need to call your Wallowa County dentist right away to save your smile.

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Maintaining Excellent Oral Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 21, 2020

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woman brushing teeth before visiting a dentist in Enterprise

The COVID-19 pandemic caught the entire world off-guard, but you don’t have to let it completely disrupt your life. Although dentists around the country have temporarily stopped providing any non-emergent dental services, you don’t have to settle for diminished oral health. If you’re a person who typically visits for checkups and cleanings, there are measures you can take at home to protect your teeth and gums. Continue reading to learn how to fortify your oral health during these challenging times.

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How to Snack Smarter to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

February 13, 2020

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close up person eating an apple

Most people know how to eat healthy for the sake of managing their weight. But do you know how to eat in a way that benefits your oral health? While these two methods of eating might seem similar, there are a few key differences between them. To eat in a way that keeps your teeth and gums healthy, a dentist in Enterprise is here with a few tips on sticking to a mouth-healthy diet.

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Start the New Year with a Trip to the Dentist

January 29, 2020

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woman in dental chairBelieve it or not, but another year is already here. As you commit to eating healthier, losing weight, or paying off debt, is a trip to your dentist in Enterprise at the top of your priority list? Although you may not think you need to go regularly, routine dental care is equally important as your toothbrush and floss. Preventive care protects your teeth and gums from common oral health issues to lower your overall dental expenses. As you head into the new year, start 2020 with a trip to your dentist for a healthy, beautiful smile.

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Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for Better Dental Habits

December 21, 2019

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Dental-friendly stocking stuffers

Getting your children to keep up healthy dental habits can be a challenge, especially around the holidays. With hectic work and school schedules, crazy amounts of cooking and cleaning, and an endless supply of sugary treats everywhere, it’s easy for dental habits to be put on the backburner. Alongside 1.76 billion candy canes and 150 million chocolate Santas made annually, it can be a tough time of year for your teeth. But don’t be discouraged! Your dentist in Enterprise has some helpful tips for you and your family to keep up your good dental habits this holiday season. Try these teeth-friendly stocking stuffers to get the whole family excited about practicing good dental habits!

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