As quarantine orders begin to lift, dental practices are beginning to reopen. However, the threat of COVID-19 is not gone, and sanitation is at the front of everyone’s mind. To keep you as healthy as possible while providing excellent dental care, a wide variety of infection control and dental safety protocols have been established. One new installment you’ll notice at your next dental appointment is the low hum of HEPA filters. Read on to learn more about these modern air purifiers and how they’re helping your Louisville dentist keep their practice cleaner than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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May 2, 2020
March 22, 2020
It’s a typical day, and you’re enjoying a pick-up game of basketball. Unexpectedly, you’re struck in the face and a tooth is knocked-out. You now have a dental emergency on your hands. Thankfully, this is just a hypothetical situation and you currently still have all your teeth in place. That means you still have a chance to prevent such a situation from happening. Read on as a local dentist explains how to protect yourself.
January 7, 2020
Are you hurting your teeth while you sleep? If you often wake up with a headache or sore jaw, have teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold, or are tired throughout the day, you may grind your teeth in your sleep. This unconscious behavior is known as bruxism. Since it typically occurs while you’re asleep, it can be difficult to recognize before it begins to cause discomfort and damage. Thankfully, a custom nightguard from your Louisville dentist can relieve your symptoms, protect your mouth, and help you wake up feeling refreshed every morning. Here are the top five benefits of these comfortable, lightweight dental devices.
December 20, 2019
Stress is difficult to manage, especially when you aren’t able to walk away from a situation that triggers you and take time for yourself. Whether you experience it at work or while you’re parenting your children, it can feel impossible to relieve yourself of the tension and anxiety that comes with being overwhelmed. Unfortunately, this can cause your body to develop harmful habits that can impact your oral health and land you an unexpected visit to your dentist in Louisville. Read on to learn how bruxism is harming your teeth. (more…)
November 10, 2019
The holiday season is in full swing, which means that you’re probably trying to get through a stressfully long checklist before your family gets into town. The last thing you need on your plate is an unexpected toothache, sensitivity, or dental damage that requires an urgent visit to your dentist in Louisville. To keep your house full of healthy and undamaged smiles over the next month, be sure to follow these four dental tips. (more…)
October 12, 2019
The last few months of the year are a hectic time for most families. You may be busy shopping, getting ready for family gatherings, and preparing for the new year. It would be easy to let your dental care slip your mind. But you should make every effort to visit your dentist before 2019 comes to its close. Doing so will not only benefit your oral health, but it will also let you get more out of your dental insurance policy. Let’s discuss how and why you can maximize this year’s coverage — don’t waste your benefits!
December 5, 2018
The winter season always has its fair share of sick family members, friends and coworkers. But did you know that the cold virus can travel through lesions on the body that would otherwise be harmless? Cold sores are not a serious problem; they often disappear on their own without treatment. However, they can still act as an open door for bacteria, especially if you live with other people.
Most people wouldn’t think to visit a dentist to get their cold sore removed. However, the same laser therapy they use for gum treatments can be used for cold sores as well! Instead of putting yourself at risk, consider scheduling time with an emergency dentist in Louisville to get your cold sore zapped!
March 5, 2018
The root of the word ‘question’ is quest, which denotes a journey. Given that you are embarking on a new journey when you choose a new dentist in Louisville, there are some questions that you should be sure to ask. They will allow you to make an educated decision and leave you feeling confident and comfortable about the direction of your oral care. Continue reading to learn what you should be looking for.
February 13, 2018
When you’re looking for a new family dentist in Louisville, you could always just pick the first one that comes up in an internet search or head to the office that’s closest to your home. But is that really a wise thing to do? If you don’t take the time to select a dental care provider that you’re sure will provide you with the quality, compassionate care you deserve, you may end up regretting your choice. We warmly request that you consider Bell Dental as your smile’s guardian. We think you’re going to love us!