Smile Care Family Dentistry Blog
September 14, 2021
Halloween is certainly one of the scariest times of the year. From haunted houses to scary movies to fun pranks, it’s exciting to get into the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve and find amusement in the things that easily frighten us. However, there’s one place that terrifies people year-round, even though there’s no reason to be afraid of it – the dentist’s office. Although it may not seem like a big deal, here’s how dental fear can affect your oral health and why you shouldn’t let it prevent you from regularly seeing your dentist.(more…)
April 4, 2021
Although no one ever expects it to happen to them, dental emergencies are common. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans requires urgent dental attention annually. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you might hesitate to contact your dentist because you’re worried about a large bill; however, as with any emergency, time is of the utmost importance. You don’t want to lose valuable minutes stressing about finances. If you have dental insurance, there isn’t any reason to fret. You can get the immediate care you need without breaking the bank.
March 2, 2021
Many patients don’t realize exactly how much their dental assistants do, because it’s always behind-the-scenes. The first week of March is Dental Assistant Recognition Week, which means that there’s no better time to appreciate just how much effort, time, and care they put into making sure that each of your appointments goes smoothly. Read on to learn four reasons to appreciate your dental assistants even more than you already do, and how you can show them that you care!(more…)
February 3, 2021
Just think about how much our lives have changed in the past year. Whether you are going to the grocery store, contacting family members, or working on earning your college degree, things are looking a lot different that they have before. This includes your visits to the dental office every six-months for regular checkups. In order to help keep patients and team members safe during this time, numerous new protocols are being implemented. Continue reading so you can learn what to expect when it comes to dentistry during COVID-19.(more…)
August 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is a scary time for all of us. However, some people are at a higher risk of developing serious, even life-threatening illness if they catch the coronavirus. Nearly every aspect of our daily lives has been changed because of the pandemic, so it’s completely natural to have some questions about how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in these unusual times. Read on as your Virginia Beach dentist answers five common concerns about daily life as an at-risk patient during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 14, 2020
Dental emergencies always seem to strike at the most inopportune times, whether you’re on vacation, enjoying a night out with friends, or it’s simply the weekend and your dentist is closed. When this situation happens, you need to be aware of what to do. The first thing should be to call your emergency dentist and, if they’re not open, leave a voicemail detailing your situation. But how can you tell when it’s an emergency and when it’s something normal? Here are a few signs to look out for that tell you whether you have a dental emergency on your hands.
February 4, 2020
Oral hygiene is one of the most important things we can teach our kids, since it leads to a lifetime of excellent dental health. Unfortunately, getting your child to brush and floss every day can sometimes be an uphill battle. But if you want your little one to keep all their adult teeth for their whole life, you’ve got to show them the correct way to clean their pearly whites. Since February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, now is the perfect time for a children’s dentist in Virginia Beach to discuss some tips to celebrate.
January 4, 2020
Have you always wanted a movie-star perfect smile, but just never got around to visiting your dentist in Virginia Beach to make it happen? Well, now that a new decade is upon us, it’s the perfect time to get that cosmetic treatment you’ve been wanting to get the beautiful smile you deserve. Keep reading to learn how your dentist can transform your grin with a few simple procedures.
December 23, 2019
Even though you like visiting your dentist in Virginia Beach, you’d rather not let an unexpected visit get in the way of your holiday plans with your family and friends. As you’re preparing for everyone’s arrival, there are countless things that could go wrong, including you forgetting to take proper care of your mouth and address any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms because you’re so busy. Instead of letting toothaches and dental sensitivity get in your way, follow these oral health tips from your dentist. (more…)
November 10, 2019
It’s easy to put off seeing your cosmetic dentist. With so much happening at the end of the year, time gets away and before you know it, the new year has arrived. While you may not think much about it, the moment the clock strikes midnight on December 31, your dental benefits vanish into what seems like thin air. Although you can’t prevent it from happening, you can make sure your insurance company doesn’t get even more of your money than they already receive each month. Find out how you can use your benefits to your advantage and finally enjoy ringing in the new year.