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IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19

Aveni Dental Professionals Blog

Avoid These Foods After Dental Implant Surgery

August 25, 2020

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woman saying no thanks after dental implant surgery Plymouth

Dental implants can restore your ability to eat almost any food, from fresh fruits and veggies to savory steaks and everything in between.  Before that time comes, however, you will need to go through a complex treatment journey. Part of that journey involves a dental implant surgery in Plymouth, wherein your prosthetic tooth roots will be inserted into your jawbone. Following your surgery, it is important that you temporarily avoid the following types of foods and beverages. Doing so will contribute to a comfortable, complication-free recovery.

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What Is the Best Dental Crown Material?

August 14, 2020

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porcelain and metal dental crowns in Plymouth against dark background

Many people, when they think of dental crowns in Plymouth, recall their parents’ or grandparents’ teeth. They may remember the shiny silver or gold spots in their loved ones’ smiles. But did you know that not all crowns have to be obvious to onlookers? They can be constructed out of various materials, including ones that closely imitate the look and feel of natural teeth. In this blog post, we will discuss a few of the most popular materials that are used to make crowns and the advantages they offer.

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Will I Need Antibiotics Before My Tooth Extraction?

July 11, 2020

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patient preparing to take antibiotics prior to tooth extraction

For quite a few years, dentists recommended that many patients take antibiotics before undergoing certain treatments, such as tooth extractions in Plymouth. In 2012, however, a significant change in thinking took place. Current guidelines from the American Hospital Association (AHA) recommended a more conservative approach to the use of antibiotics. In this blog post, we will discuss why pre-procedure antibiotics are necessary for only a small percentage of patients.

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How Your Dental Team Prepares to See You During COVID-19

June 11, 2020

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Clean dental scrubs, part of dental safety protocol

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, your dental team likely had a somewhat simple procedure for preparing for your appointments. They would thoroughly wash their hands, put on a clean mask and other personal protective equipment, and make sure their instruments were properly sterilized. Now, however, stricter measures are needed in order to protect both patients and dental team members. In this article, you will discover a few details about the dental safety protocol in Plymouth that is helping to keep you healthy during the current pandemic.

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Proper Handwashing Helps Beat COVID-19

May 29, 2020

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lathering soap to wash hands against white background

When the COVID-19 pandemic first reached the United States, many people hurried to local supermarkets to buy hand soap and hand sanitizer. Without a doubt, these items can play a pivotal role in keeping you healthy during this pandemic season. Your local dentist also relies on them as part of an overall dental safety protocol strategy. But they are only effective if they are used properly. In this blog post, we provide some useful tips to help you ensure that you derive the greatest possible benefits from your hand cleaning habits.

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Maintaining Your Dental Hygiene Through the Quarantine

March 20, 2020

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woman using mouthwash to maintain dental hygiene during quarantine

To support nationwide efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19, the American Dental Association has recommended that all dental offices suspend normal operations. Currently, they are only offering urgent and emergency care. That means that many patients will have to wait to receive necessary treatment. Are you one of them? Maintaining your dental hygiene through the quarantine can prevent current dental issues from rapidly worsening and stop new ones from developing. Here are some useful oral care tips to help you safeguard your teeth and gums.

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6 Essential Oils that Can Help You Get a Better Night’s Rest

December 31, 2019

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lavender essential oil

There has been a lot of buzz in recent years about essential oils, which are concentrated compounds extracted from plants. While science is still debating on some of the benefits of essential oils, other benefits are fairly well-accepted — including the ability of some oils to help people sleep better at night. In this blog post, we discuss six oils that may be able to improve the quality of your sleep. We also discuss what you can do if the oils do not seem to be enough to help you get rest you need to feel your best.

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Does My Dental Insurance Cover Metal-Free Dental Crowns?

November 20, 2019

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Do you have a tooth that needs a bit of repair work? Whether it lost an old restoration, it needs to be fortified after root canal therapy, or it has suffered some decay, your dentist may recommend that you receive a metal-free dental crown. Such restorations are biocompatible and look very natural in the mouth. As wonderful as they are, however, you may hesitate to commit to one before you know whether your dental insurance will cover it. This post discusses how dental insurance typically applies to metal-free dental crowns.

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Should I Get a Partial Denture or a Dental Bridge? Which Is Better?

October 11, 2019

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If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be considering your tooth replacement options. Amongst those options are both dental bridges and partial dentures. Both types of restorations can provide reliable function and adequate aesthetics. But is one better than the other? In this article, we will discuss how to know if you need restorative dentistry and how to know which type of treatment you should choose.

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