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Can Mouthwash Kill the COVID-19 Virus?

June 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 1:46 pm
a bottle of mouthwash with a cup, toothpaste, and a toothbrush

Each morning, after you’ve finished brushing your teeth, you reach for your bottle of mouthwash and prepare to rinse. While swishing the contents in your mouth, you opt to read the label and learn that the product is designed to kill 99.99% of all germs and bacteria that can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Pleased with your findings, you begin to wonder, “Can it also kill the COVID-19 virus?” After all, your dentist in Bergenfield is requesting you rinse your mouth before your next appointment, so if it’s strong enough to eliminate the others, why not this one, too? Read on to learn you’re being asked to perform this task and whether it is protecting you from COVID-19.

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Answering Your Questions About the New COVID-19 Precautions

June 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 4:27 am
Woman with mask follows extra precautions from Bergenfield dentist

Even though the country is slowly reopening, the threat of COVID-19 is still very present. To keep you and other safe while providing excellent dental care, your Bergenfield dentist has established several new COVID-19 safety protocols. You can expect your next dental appointment in COVID-19 to look somewhat different than your visits before the pandemic. Here’s what precautions you’ll be asked to follow, and why they’re necessary even if you don’t feel sick.

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How Are Dentists Accommodating High-Risk Patients?

May 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 8:12 pm
a dentist and dental hygienist performing dental work on an elderly patient

It is a well-known fact that the elderly population is considered to be “high-risk” when it comes to determining who is most vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. This unfortunate reality is creating additional challenges for dental offices to offer services to this demographic, as is it recommended that they stay home and avoid unnecessary public outings. If you or a loved one are a senior citizen, you may be wondering, “How then can I get the dental care I need and stay safe?” A dentist in Bergenfield explains the special accommodations being made to provide care to these individuals so they can maintain better oral health and remain free of COVID-19.

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What Changes Should You Expect at Your Next Dental Visit?

May 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 4:15 pm
a dentist wearing personal protective equipment while providing treatment to a patient

When arriving at your dentist’s office, you may wonder what will be different. After all, COVID-19 is still very much a threat. While you may know that your dentist in Bergenfield and team members are increasing sanitation efforts and wearing all the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), you’ll be pleased to know there are other measures in place to keep you better protected during your visit. What are they? Spend a few minutes reading through the changes you can expect before, during, and after your appointment.

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5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick with the flu, cold or Covid-19

May 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 3:14 pm

When I am feeling under the weather, something that always helps me feel a little more like myself is to brush my teeth. Of course, I’m a dentist, and that is just me.  There is a good reason for that.  My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve.

When you have a cold, the flu or Covid-19,  taking care of your body is your top priority—and that includes your mouth. “It’s important to take care of your dental health all year round, but especially when you’re sick.

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Everything you need to know about the BURST brush

May 8, 2020

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BRUSH INFORMATION

Correct Technique
Correct Technique

What is the correct brushing technique of the BURST brush?

The advantage of the BURST sonic toothbrush is that it gives off 33,000 sonic vibrations per minute, allowing your teeth to look, feel and be cleaner relative to using a manual brush. The key is to let the sonic brush do the work itself and not brush like you would with a manual toothbrush.

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How Can I Pay for Dental Work if I Lost My Job Due to COVID-19?

April 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 8:53 pm
a husband and wife with their two children all holding toothbrushes

Did you recently lose your job because of COVID-19? Do you no longer possess dental insurance for you and your family? While this kind of loss can be devastating, you should know that your dentist in Bergenfield is doing everything possible to provide high-quality dental care at an affordable price. With the Smile Savings Club, you and your family can avoid serious problems and continue to receive the services you need to improve your oral health. Read on to learn more about this unique program and how it can help you get the services you need without breaking your budget.

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Anxious About Your Emergency Dental Visit? Here’s Something to Calm Your Nerves

March 31, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 1:04 pm
child under nitrous oxide sedation at their dentist's office

Many situations which require a visit to your emergency dentist in Bergenfield often take place in the comfort of your own home. If you’re working out in your room while social isolating to get your blood pumping after sitting on the couch all day the day before, it’s easy to go down for a push-up in your living room and chip your tooth. The situation can rile up your nerves and make you become anxious, not knowing what your next step is. By the time you’re able to contact your dentist and get an appointment, you’re filled with unrest and stress and can’t sit still in the treatment chair. Fortunately, your emergency dentist offers sedation. Read below to learn more about sedation dentistry and how it can help make you feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving the treatment you need.

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4 Fun and Exciting Ways to Help Your Child Maintain a Healthy Smile

March 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 6:26 pm
a husband and wife and their little girl brushing their teeth together

As an adult, you may think the only people being impacted by the current stay-at-home orders are you and your peers. Unfortunately, that is not the case at all. Your children are also feeling the effects of COVID-19 and the need for practicing social distancing. Unable to go to school or interact with their friends daily, it is likely they’re feeling bored. As a result, they may be more prone to making poor food choices and avoiding their necessary oral hygiene routine. What do you do? Hear from a children’s dentist in Bergenfield who can offer 4 fun and exciting ideas to keep your child busy and prevent tooth decay and cavities from forming while being stuck at home.

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COVID-19 Office Update

March 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 12:10 pm

The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our heart goes out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of now, our office will remain open to serve the patients needing emergency dental work. This is our way of helping decrease the amount of people going into the emergency rooms.

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