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Ephrata Family Dentistry Blog

Need a Tooth Pulled? 7 Tips to Tooth Extraction Recovery

April 7, 2019

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an extracted tooth

Having a tooth pulled is never fun. In fact, tooth extractions are something most dentists try to avoid at all costs. Keeping your natural teeth for as long as possible is always the goal, but unfortunately, there are cases where it simply cannot be avoided, so as a last resort, the tooth must come out. If you’re facing this reality, you can expect your skilled team of dentists to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. But what about recovery? Let us explain how long you can expect the healing process to take, as well as provide 7 tips to proper tooth extraction recovery.

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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning for Your Oral Health in Ephrata

March 29, 2019

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tube of used toothpaste

You’re working on cleaning out your bathroom and find some old dental hygiene products from years ago. It seems like a waste to throw them out, but how do you know if they’re still good to use or not? It’s probably time for you to go out and restock your bathroom with toothbrushes, toothpaste and non-expired mouthwash. Your oral health in Ephrata is important, so make sure you take care of it! Read on to find out what products you can keep and which ones to replace.

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Observe Children’s Dental Health Month with Your Dentist in Ephrata

February 5, 2019

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girl with toothbrush

February is Children’s Dental Health Month in Ephrata and throughout the United States. That makes it the perfect time to pause and reflect on the importance of oral health for kids. You should also consider whether you’re doing all you can to help your children maintain functional, pain-free teeth and gums. Let’s take a moment to discuss how we can all play a role in helping young ones have smiles that are both healthy and happy.

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When Should I See My Dentist for an Oral Cancer Check in Ephrata?

January 12, 2019

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Dentist touching woman’s face

Seeing your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings are important appointments to make. Not only do they keep your mouth healthy, but they prevent your risk of developing more serious oral and overall health issues. One part of a regular dental checkup that your dentist provides is an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer can often go undetected, which makes a visit to your dentist potentially life-saving. Keep reading to learn how often you should get an oral cancer check in Ephrata to make sure you’re healthy and cancer-free.

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How Do You Know Your Proper Denture Size in Ephrata?

December 4, 2018

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Older woman smiling.

Do you have dentures? For hundreds of years, this tooth replacement has been used to give patients the look and function of their smiles back. Around 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 36 million don’t have any teeth at all. Thankfully, dentures provide an easy way to restore your grin. But how do you know if you have the proper denture size in Ephrata? Keep reading to discover the best ways to tell if you have the right sized denture.

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Why Do You Need a Dental Crown in Ephrata and What Happens If It Breaks?

November 14, 2018

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Model of a crown being placed on a back tooth

Did you know that people used to use materials like beeswax and wood to fix damaged teeth? Thankfully, we have much more reliable (not to mention hygienic) options today for fixing teeth that have been damaged by cavities, fractures or trauma. One of the most common ways of restoring a damaged tooth is placing a dental crown in Ephrata. But even though crowns are strong and durable, all dental work is still subject to the same wear-and-tear as natural teeth, which, unfortunately, means it can crack or break. In this blog, you’ll find out why dental crowns are necessary and what you should do if your crown needs to be repaired. Keep reading to learn more!

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October’s Month of Awareness: Dental Hygiene in Ephrata

October 4, 2018

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Woman smiling happily.October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Good oral health is a lot more important than most think, so this month’s goal is to raise awareness about the significance of positive oral hygiene. This year’s month of awareness focuses on four routines that can help keep your smile looking and feeling great. Read on to learn what these four simple routines are to help maintain good oral dental hygiene in Ephrata as well as the important work that dental hygienists do to keep us all healthy and happy.

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Want to Save Money? See Your Dentist in Ephrata

September 25, 2018

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man smiling in the dental chairLooking for ways to save money? One good way is to see your dentist in Ephrata for regular cleanings and checkups. The time and effort you invest can prevent serious (and seriously expensive) health problems in the future.

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Here’s What You Should Know about Gum Disease in Ephrata

September 7, 2018

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Woman embarrassed by smileGum disease in Ephrata is by far the most common cause of tooth loss in our area. But you can tilt the odds in your favor by brushing and flossing daily, eating a sensible diet and seeing your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.

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A Dentist in Ephrata Wants You to Stop Brushing So Hard

August 10, 2018

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Old toothbrush

“Harder, better, faster stronger” may be the lyric of a popular Kanye West remix, but it should not describe the way you clean your teeth every day. In fact, brushing too hard can actually harm your teeth and gums. There is a difference between thorough brushing and aggressive brushing, and much of it comes down to using the proper technique. If you want to maintain a healthy smile that you can flash at the next concert you attend with friends, follow the preventive tips below from a dentist in Ephrata.

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