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4 Reasons Not to Order Braces or Aligners During COVID-19

August 3, 2020

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Three-dimensional render of Invisalign aligner for lower arch

Perhaps you were already thinking about getting braces or Invisalign in Rochester, but with the COVID-19 pandemic the idea of leaving your house for frequent orthodontic visits probably seems a lot less appealing. Some people on social media may preach the benefits of mail-order orthodontics where the braces/aligners are delivered right to your mailbox. The truth, though, is that mail-order braces tend to do more harm than good for your smile. In this post, you’ll learn 4 reasons to always see a professional in person for orthodontic treatment – pandemic or no pandemic.

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Why Should You Care About Your Oral Health?

June 17, 2020

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An older woman in a bathrobe standing in her bathroom brushing her teeth

Your smile looks great, and you’re not experiencing any problems with your teeth and gums, so visiting your family dentist in Rochester isn’t necessary, right? Wrong! This mentality is why so many people have spent thousands of dollars and endless hours on restorative services – many of which could have been avoided. Maintaining good oral hygiene is vital to achieving a healthy smile for a lifetime. This not only includes regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing, but it also means visiting your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. Spend some time learning more about these appointments and why the time you take now to improve your smile will pay off in the future.

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The Effects of Sleep Apnea on Your Ability to Dream

June 10, 2020

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a young man asleep in bed with his mouth open

Sleep apnea has an interesting effect on people. While it does cause problems with snoring, breathing, and the inability to achieve adequate rest, it also affects the way you dream. Whether you suddenly have difficulty remembering what you dreamed about the night before, or you wake up most mornings recalling a horrific nightmare, sleep apnea therapy in Rochester may be the solution. Read on to learn about the link between the two and what you can do to achieve a restful night’s sleep.

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Social Distancing in Dentistry: How It’s Possible

May 20, 2020

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pairs of shoes on opposite sites of “social distancing” lettering

Staying at least six feet away from other people is one of the main ways in which you can protect both yourself and your community from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. However, you might wonder if social distancing is possible in some situations, such as when you attend dental appointments. Your dentist in Rochester understands your concerns. In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the ways in which your dentist is helping you to avoid unnecessary contact with other people during these uncertain times.

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How Your Dental Team Prepares for Your Visit During COVID-19

May 3, 2020

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dentist wearing mask and face shield smiling at patient

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, your dental team had a fairly simple procedure for preparing to see you. They would thoroughly wash their hands, put on fresh personal protective equipment (PPE), make sure their instruments were sterile, and then get to work. Now, though, things have changed. Additional measures are necessary to ensure a safe environment where the risk of contamination is next to nothing. In this article, a dentist in Rochester explains some of the safety protocols that are now in place to protect both you and your dental team.

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