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El Reno Family Dentistry Blog

August 7, 2020

Checkups & Cleanings Take Care Of More Than Just Your Teeth

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older man visiting dentist in El Reno

When El Reno Family Dentistry temporarily closed its doors this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of patients ended up missing their routine checkups and cleanings. While everyone knows these appointments can help you lower your risk for cavities and gum disease, they are actually more important than you might think. These fast and easy visits can accomplish much more than just giving you a clean set of teeth. According to your dentist in El Reno, they can also help protect and preserve your overall health, which in today’s world, is more important than ever.

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July 10, 2020

Why We’ll Have Face Shields At Your Next Appointment

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dentist in El Reno wearing a face shield

The next time you visit your dentist in El Reno, you can expect things to be a little different compared to your last appointment. Firstly, you’ll be asked to wait in your car when you arrive, allowing everyone to easily maintain social distancing. Once you’re brought to the back, you’ll likely notice that your dentist is sporting some new headgear. In addition to a face mask, they will also have a large face shield. This simple piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) goes a long way in keeping both you and your dentist safe from COVID-19, and to learn how, simply read on below.

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June 11, 2020

3 Handwashing Tips (& 1 Playlist) To Help You Beat COVID-19

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person washing their hands

Along with wearing a mask every time you leave the house, thorough and consistent handwashing has been shown to effectively slow the spread of COVID-19. You’ve probably heard that you should wash your hands for 20 seconds several times a day. But, do you know how you should be washing your hands? Are you using the right technique? How can you make sure you’re doing it long enough each and every time? Your dentist in El Reno is happy to share a few tips he and his team have implemented to keep themselves, their patients, and the community safe.

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May 16, 2020

A Letter To Our Patients

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We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to safety.

El Reno Family Dentistry is open. As I am sure you have seen during your visits, infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our infection control processes are in place so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.

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April 8, 2020

How to Keep Your Mouth Perfectly Healthy During Quarantine

Filed under: Uncategorized — elreno @ 11:13 am
dental hygienist with mask and gloves

A toothache is the absolute last thing anyone wants to deal with right now while we’re all stuck at home due to the quarantine for COVID-19. Around the country, dental offices have mostly closed and are only seeing patients for major emergencies, so if your tooth starts to feel a little pain, you’ll likely have to handle it on your own for the time being. Thankfully, avoiding this kind of mishap and other similar issues is relatively easy if you maintain proper dental hygiene, and you can do exactly that by following these simple tips.

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March 3, 2020

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with these Teeth-Friendly Snacks

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apple & cheese dish prepared for National Nutrition Month

Spring has officially sprung, but there is something else that’s quite important going on this March—it’s National Nutrition Month! It’s a time where healthcare providers of all kinds highlight the importance of what we eat for our overall wellbeing. Thankfully, when it comes to your oral health, there are a number of nutritious and tasty treats out there that are proven to dramatically lower your risk for problems like cavities and gum disease. The next time you’re at the grocery store (or shopping online), be sure to include the following items in your cart.

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February 4, 2020

Why Do My Gums Bleed When Flossing?

Filed under: Uncategorized — elreno @ 1:18 pm
woman flossing

Many believe that bleeding gums are just a normal part of the flossing process, which actually causes a lot of people to avoid it altogether. While this symptom might seem somewhat innocuous, it’s often a sign of a serious dental problem called periodontal disease. What starts as minor bleeding can easily lead to tooth loss if ignored! In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, here’s how you can stop the bleeding and make sure periodontal disease doesn’t impact your smile.

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January 15, 2020

Living With Invisalign: Your Top FAQs

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woman putting on Invisalign

One of the biggest reasons that Invisalign is so popular is that it’s designed to fit seamlessly into any lifestyle. The trays practically disappear when worn, there are no diet restrictions, and patients can even take Invisalign off whenever they want. All of these claims are true, but what is living with Invisalign actually like? Does it change how you eat? How you speak? How you sleep? Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions concerning day to day life with Invisalign.

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