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What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

December 27, 2021

Dental emergencies do not follow any schedule or timeline; they can occur anytime, anywhere. While it may not be possible to prevent dental emergencies entirely, knowing what constitutes an emergency and how to manage one can help minimize the damage and pain. 

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Halloween 2021 at Bell Road Dentistry

November 1, 2021

The Bell Road Dentistry team takes Halloween seriously. For our first year together, we decided to participate in a costume contest and picked our office theme before deciding on a winner within the office. Our Bell Road Dentistry team loved the idea of being the Scooby-Doo gang!

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Why Athletic Mouthguards Are A Great Idea For People Of All Ages

August 31, 2021

Mouthguards are devices used to protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while sleeping or from injuries sustained while participating in sports. They can also assist with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. A mouthguard is a must-have tool for anybody who participates in sports, whether professionally and recreationally. Softball, racquetball, field hockey, ice hockey, handball, rugby, wrestling, weightlifting, and water polo are among the sports where a mouth guard is recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), as are basketball, cycling, volleyball, tennis, gymnastics, acrobatics, and skiing.

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Preventing Dental Emergencies

July 27, 2021

Dental emergencies can often be traumatic. Not only are most of them associated with intense pain, but there is also the added stress of paying for (often) complex treatment to solve the problem. Though this sounds stressful, the good news is that, for the most part, dental emergencies are usually preventable (unless it occurs because of an accident).

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How a Glass of Milk Can Save Your Tooth in a Dental Emergency

June 24, 2021

A knocked-out tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies dentists have to manage every day. According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than five million teeth are knocked out every year. If you have a knocked-out tooth - either due to an accident or injury - it does not necessarily mean that it cannot be saved. Knowing what to do in the case of an emergency makes the difference between losing or saving a tooth. Fortunately, an avulsed tooth can be saved with proper emergency treatment. This article explains what you should do if you or a loved one has a knocked-out tooth and how to preserve it so your dentist can replant it back to its position.

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