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Dr. Mark R. Simeone Blog

Who is a Good Candidate for IV Sedation?

October 4, 2020

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an up-close image of an IV sedation drip

IV sedation is one of the most common techniques used by dentists to help curb dental anxiety. But its ability to calm nerves and soothe a patient’s fears are not its only capabilities. Many dental professionals use it when a patient requires multiple complex treatments, all of which are to be performed during one visit. But who is eligible to receive this advanced method of sedation? A local dentist in Coatesville explains the various factors that contribute to whether a person is a good candidate as well as how it is administered to ensure complete and total relaxation.

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Here’s Why You Should Never Skip a Dental Cleaning

September 23, 2020

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reminder on bulletin board to prevent skipping a dental cleaning

According to a 2018 survey, only 58 percent of Americans visit their dentist at least once per year. That is a troubling statistic because the American Dental Association recommends that everyone visits their dentist at least twice a year for preventive care. Clearly, the practice of skipping dental cleanings is widespread. While choosing to forgo regular dental appointments may not seem like a big deal, this habit can actually lead to dire consequences. Let’s discuss what could happen if you become a stranger at your dentist’s office.

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Why Your Child Needs a Back-to-School Dental Checkup

August 3, 2020

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a little girl having her teeth and gums checked by a children’s dentist

Whether your child is preparing to head back to class among friends and teachers or staying at home to engage in virtual schooling, there’s one important task you should make sure to complete before their first day – a back-to-school dental checkup. By opting to see a children’s dentist before the start of the new year, you are not only setting your child up for success, but you’re also saving valuable time and money. Read on to find out what makes this particular visit so vital and why you should add it to your checklist before you forget.

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Where Have the Reception Area Magazines Gone?

July 7, 2020

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Man next to question mark wonders where Coatesville dentist magazines went

The next time you visit your Coatesville dentist, you may notice that their practice looks a bit different than it did before the pandemic! Alongside the new hospital-grade hand sanitizing stations and HEPA air filtration systems, you may be surprised to find that all the magazines, toys, and other activities have been removed. Read on to find out how taking these items out of the reception area helps your Coatesville dentist keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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