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IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19

Family Dental Practice of Newington Blog

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Safe for My Teeth?

July 5, 2020

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activated charcoal toothpaste on toothbrush with black bristles

Activated charcoal products are extremely popular these days. Charcoal is often praised for its ability to bind to toxins and draw them out of the body. In fact, it is often used to treat food poisoning and drug overdoses. It has even made its way into toothpastes. Many people claim it is a natural alternative to peroxide for achieving whiter teeth. However, before you jump on the activated charcoal toothpaste bandwagon, there are some facts that deserve your consideration.

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How Your Dental Team Prepares to See You During COVID-19

June 5, 2020

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wiping door handle as part of dental safety protocol

Before COVID-19 broke out, your dental team may have had a somewhat simple procedure for preparing to see you. They would carefully wash their hands, put on fresh personal protective equipment (PPE), and make sure that they were using sterile instruments. Now, though, stricter measures are necessary to protect patients’ overall well-being. In this article, you will learn a few details about the dental safety protocol in Newington that is helping to safeguard your health during this pandemic season.

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Dealing with Orthodontic Problems at Home

April 16, 2020

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happy smile with braces after handling orthodontic problems at home

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many dental and orthodontic offices to temporarily close or to only provide emergency and urgent care. They are therefore encouraging patients to do their best to handle non-critical situations at home. What, then, should you do if you encounter a problem with your braces? In this particle, we offer practical tips on how to deal with various common orthodontic issues.

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Protect Your Oral Health Through the Quarantine

March 26, 2020

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toothbrush and toothpaste next to mouthwash — dental hygiene tools

Our world recently underwent a major change. The Covid-19 crisis is affecting people around the globe. It has even caused the American Dental Association to recommend that dentists only offer emergency treatment until Covid-19 is no longer a significant threat. Has your dental treatment been delayed due to social distancing protocols? Here are some tips on keeping up with your dental hygiene through the quarantine so you can prevent new dental problems and stop current ones from rapidly worsening.

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How Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Alzheimer’s

March 24, 2019

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thinking older manIn recent decades, research into obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has established that this common disorder can cause or worsen a number of significant health problems, including cardiovascular problems, obesity, and depression. Recently, a study has even indicated that OSA may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. After considering the link between sleep apnea and long-term brain health, you may finally decide it is time to seek out treatment that will help you achieve the high-quality rest your body and mind need to function at their best.

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