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5 Concerns of At-Risk Patients, Answered

July 7, 2020

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At-risk patient with mask listens to recommendations from Plano dentist

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are shortness of breath, dry cough, and fever. While anyone can get sick, some people can develop severe, life-threatening complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are several factors that can put you at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from the novel coronavirus, including older age, weakened immune system, and underlying health conditions. Your Plano dentist answers five common questions from at-risk patients about staying healthy during everyday life in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Seattle Study Club Shines a Spotlight on Dr. Madhav

June 18, 2020

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Dr. Anita Madhav, dentist in Plano, smiling at camera

While the name of the Seattle Study Club might make it seem like it is exclusive to one city, the club is actually an international network of dentists. Its goal is to promote clinical excellence and help its members stay at the forefront of their profession. Dr. Anita Madhav has greatly enjoyed her time as a member of the club’s local chapter, and the club has enjoyed having her as well. In fact, it recently published a Q&A feature about her in the Seattle Study Club Journal. She answered some questions about her life, her interests, and her views on dentistry. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the feature and its contents. We hope you enjoy getting to know your dentist in Plano a little better!

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5 Safety Protocols Being Taken By Your Dentist During COVID-19

May 28, 2020

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Are you worried about visiting your dentist in Plano due to the threat of COVID-19? Fortunately, your dentist’s office is one of the safest places you can visit at the moment because they’re taking dozens of precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect patients and staff. If you’re worried about scheduling a checkup and cleaning or getting the dental care you need, read on to learn more about five new precautions being made to prioritize your safety.

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Gum and Tooth Sensitivity – Here’s How They Differ

November 15, 2019

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woman mouth open showing red gumsOral sensitivity can be brought on by several factors, ranging from poor dental hygiene habits to enamel wear. When it comes to your teeth and gums, the effects can manifest differently, though. To prevent any confusion, a local dentist discusses sensitive gums vs. sensitive teeth. As you continue reading, you’ll learn what individual indicators to look for, what habit changes you can make and how a dentist can help you recover.

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The Impact of Toothbrush Abrasion on Your Smile and How To Avoid It

September 14, 2019

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Your teeth are incredibly tough. In fact, enamel is the hardest substance in your body, even more than your bones! Unfortunately, however, that doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. Everyday assaults such as toothbrush abrasion really add up over time and can lead to problems with both the health and appearance of your teeth. In this blog, you’ll learn more about toothbrush abrasion in Plano and how you can avoid it. Since brushing your teeth is something you’ll be doing at least twice a day for life, you may as well learn how to do it without damaging your teeth!

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3 Cost-Effective Ways to Respond to Tooth Sensitivity!

August 15, 2019

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woman wincing biting into popsicleIt has begun to happen too frequently; you’re going through your day as normal, and then you’re suddenly hit with sharp tooth sensitivity. You’d like to stop these bouts of uncomfortable jolts, but your budget is a little tight right now. Are there any cost-effective methods you can implement into your everyday life to help the situation? Your dentist in Plano says, “Yes!” Read on to find out 3 ways to effectively respond to tooth sensitivity and to prevent future flare-ups!

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Signs and Symptoms of Failed Root Canal Therapy

July 22, 2019

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Woman in dental chair clutching aching jaw According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 15 million root canals are performed in America each year. You may not have looked forward to undergoing root canal therapy but having to repeat the procedure is even less desirable. As with any medical treatment, root canals are not 100% effective and several factors may lead to the reinfection of your tooth. In this post, your dentist explains the symptoms of a failed root canal and how to prevent complications in the first place.

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Suffering from Dry Mouth in Plano? Your Dentist Can Help

June 24, 2019

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Woman drinking waterAccording to the American Dental Association, an estimated 10 percent of the population experiences persistent dry mouth, also known as xerostomia. This condition is due to inefficient saliva production and can lead to a range of issues from difficulty speaking to oral infections. Luckily, if you find yourself suffering from dry mouth in Plano, there are many ways to alleviate the problem. In this post, you’ll learn about the common causes of xerostomia and a few simple remedies to relieve your mouth.

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This is How an Oral Cancer Screening in Plano Could Save Your Life

April 23, 2019

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man smiling sitting in dentist chairThis year, it’s estimated that nearly 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer, and forecasts suggest 20% of the cases will be fatal. To address this growing problem, dentists around the country have designated April as National Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to emphasize the importance of visiting a local dentist for an oral cancer screening in Plano and performing excellent oral hygiene. Read on to learn more about how you can protect yourself!

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Not Sure If You Have a Dental Emergency? Find Out What To Look For

April 17, 2019

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Distressed man holding his cheek in painIf you or someone you love experiences sudden dental pain, it can be difficult to tell if you need immediate care or not. While it’s certainly understandable that people want to avoid an unexpected trip to the dentist, some situations shouldn’t be ignored. In this blog, you’ll learn about the most common signs of a true dental emergency so you can know when to see a dentist right away and when you can wait!

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