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Dr. Mark R. Simeone Blog

Contactless Greetings: Why They’re Best When Visiting Your Dentist

June 15, 2020

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two hands reaching for each other with the words “social distancing” underneath

Social distancing is the new term for 2020. With people avoiding birthday parties, special gatherings, and canceling vacations, staying indoors and away from others is becoming the “new normal.” Unfortunately, for those who enjoy a hug or high-five, this practice can feel isolating. Your dentist in Coatesville understands, especially as offices begin to reopen and patients return. Although you may be unable to share a handshake with your dental team during your appointment, there are other ways to say “hello” without making contact. Read on to check them out.

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Dentistry During COVID-19: What to Expect at Your Next Appointment

May 27, 2020

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Patient getting their temperature taken before dental appointment

COVID-19 has changed virtually every aspect of daily life. It may have affected the way you shop for groceries, the way you spend time with your friends, and more. It will even have an impact on your next dental appointment. Dentists must be extra careful to protect patients, their team members, and the community at large. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some safety measures that your dental office is putting into practice that will make your next appointment different from what you are used to.

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How Do I Know if I’m Experiencing a Real Dental Emergency?

April 9, 2020

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A young woman holding her cheek in pain while at homeMost common dental emergencies should be seen and treated by a dentist. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, dental offices are having to limit the number of individuals that come in for help and are choosing only to see those who have serious issues or infections. So how do you know if what you’re dealing with is “bad” enough for a visit? Review the following signs to watch out for and be better prepared should you face a dental emergency amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Dental Emergencies and COVID-19: What Should You Do?

March 10, 2020

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a young woman with braces holding her cheek in pain because of a dental emergency Dental emergencies can occur at any time. Whether you wake in the morning with a nagging toothache or fall off your bike and knocked out a tooth, they often happen when you least expect it. In a normal situation, you would simply call your emergency dentist and schedule an appointment; however, the spread of COVID-19 is making it much more difficult. With so many offices closed and dentists only seeing patients suffering from serious dental injuries, how serious does your situation need to be to warrant a visit? Read on to find out more about this infectious disease and how it’s impacting your ability to seek oral care.

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Is It Really Possible to Get New Teeth in a Single Day?

February 19, 2020

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mature woman in dental office admiring her teethYou may have heard of Teeth in a Day. This treatment is advertised as being able to replace an entire arch of lost teeth in a single dental appointment. It’s understandable if you’re skeptical — Teeth in a Day might sound too good to be true. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what you can realistically expect with this restorative dental implant procedure. You might be pleasantly surprised!

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Are Dental Implants a Permanent Solution?

January 8, 2020

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a dental implantAre you considering dental implants but are unsure if they’ll be worth the investment? You’ve heard they provide a lifelong solution for missing teeth, but is it true? Before you take the next step in your journey to receive a full, complete smile, let a local dentist explain how permanent these fixtures are and why they offer greater benefits than any other solution available.

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4 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy Throughout the Holidays

December 2, 2019

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a group of friends smiling around the table during the holidays Do you want to remember this holiday season for the fun and joyful memories you made with friends and family or for the time you spent at your dentist’s office getting a cavity filled? Hopefully, you will choose the former but unless you take care of your smile during this sugar-fueled time of year, you could be experiencing the latter. To prevent decay and disease from wrecking your festivities, hear from a dentist who shares 4 ways you can keep your smile looking its best this year.

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Part II: How to Alleviate a Toothache During the Night

October 6, 2019

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a woman gargling with a liquid substanceIn the first article of this three-part series, we touched on over-the-counter pain relievers, cold compresses, and elevation as ways to alleviate a toothache during the night. In this second blog, your dentist will share three more effective ways to remove the discomfort brought on by a toothache and get your back to a restful night’s sleep.

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Part I: 3 Tips and Tricks to Relieving a Toothache at Night

September 3, 2019

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a woman sitting up in bed with a toothacheA toothache is, by far, one of the most nagging and annoying problems you can have. Not only is the pain difficult to manage depending on what is causing it, but they can appear at the most inopportune times, especially at night. If you’ve ever experienced this type of situation and lost precious sleeping time, don’t let it continue! In this three-part series, a dentist shares three tips and tricks to relieve nighttime pain caused by a toothache.

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Does Your Tooth Decay Have Anything to Do with Your Genetics?

August 23, 2019

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DNA strands

Your parents may have given you more than just your hair color and height. They might have also passed their oral health problems onto you. That’s right, it turns out dental problems can run in the family, according to a recent study from an international team of dentists. What exactly were the results of the study? And what does that mean for you? A dentist explains below.

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