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4 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Dental Bridge

November 19, 2020

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Senior couple smiling at each other outside

Are you one of the 120+ million Americans who are missing one or more teeth? Thanks to dental bridges, you don’t have to live with a hole in your smile! By simply securing a custom-made prosthetic in place with dental crowns on the adjacent teeth, your dentist can fill in the gap for good. So, if you are looking for a tooth-replacement solution, here are four ways a dental bridge in Cary can improve your quality of life.

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Porcelain Veneers Through History

November 16, 2020

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Porcelain veneer in front of a tooth.If you picture veneers, Chicklet-looking teeth might come to mind; however, they’ve undergone many improvements over the years. In fact, many of your favorite celebrities have veneers, like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Tom Cruise, and Demi Moore. Although you might believe porcelain veneers are a fairly new treatment, they date back to 1928. Here’s how they’ve evolved over the generations to become one of the most preferred cosmetic procedures in modern dentistry.

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How Routine Care Can Help You Avoid Common Dental Emergencies

September 25, 2020

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an emergency dentist performing dental work on a male patient

From toothaches to lost dental crowns and fillings to chipped or knocked-out teeth, dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. While some might experience pain and discomfort, others might assume the issue is “no big deal.” No matter the problem, it’s always best to avoid these situations if at all possible. But how can you offer your smile better protection from damage and decay? An emergency dentist explains why routine visits are one of the most beneficial ways to keep your smile healthy and injury-free.

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Don’t Wait Until 2021: Use Your Dental Benefits Now

September 5, 2020

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a young woman wearing a red blouse and smiling while waiting for her dentist to arrive

With only three months left in 2020, you may be eagerly awaiting the moment the clock strikes midnight on December 31, allowing you to officially say “so long” to the year plagued by COVID-19, face masks, and social distancing. But with 2021 coming quickly, have you used your dental benefits as you should? Have you seen your dentist a second time this year? Do you need a more complex procedure but are avoiding it until a later time? While there are still a few months left in 2020, let a dentist explain why it’s in your best interest to take advantage of your dental benefits now.

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How Caring for Your Oral Health Can Boost Your Immune System

August 17, 2020

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“boost your immune system to fight viruses” cardboard sign

Washing your hands, maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask, and regularly cleaning your environment are all important ways in which you can protect yourself from COVID-19. But did you know that maintaining a healthy smile might also help you stay well during this pandemic? In this blog post, we’ll discuss the fascinating connection between your oral health and your immune system.

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When Coffee and Ice Cream Are the Enemy: The Reasons for Tooth Sensitivity

July 29, 2020

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a young woman holding a cup of coffee and covering her mouth because of pain radiating from tooth sensitivity

There’s nothing worse than taking that first sip of morning coffee and being met with a sharp, shooting pain in your teeth. Immediately reaching for your mouth, you wonder what could be causing such a high level of discomfort. Tooth sensitivity is real, and millions of people experience it. If you want to get back to enjoying your cup of joe, favorite ice cream, or even a nice, chilled glass of water, read on to hear what an emergency dentist has to say about treatment for sensitive teeth.

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Will Your Porcelain Veneers Become Stained? A Cosmetic Dentist Explains

July 21, 2020

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man looking in the mirror brushing his veneers

When someone wants to make dramatic changes to their smile, porcelain veneers are an outstanding choice. Whether you’re correcting chips, stains, misshapen teeth, or even small gaps and minor crowding, veneers will give your smile a whole new appearance. Not to mention that they’re long-lasting and durable and can be completed in just a couple of visits! But after getting your final results, you may be concerned about staining. Keep reading to learn how porcelain veneers actually resist stains and how to keep them looking great for as long as possible.

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Patient Letter

July 20, 2020

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Dear Valued Patients,

We are pleased to announce that our office is open with regular hours and we are taking all appointments!

The entire team of Darren G. Koch, DDS, PA hopes this email finds you and your family in good health. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding regarding our temporary office closure intended to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Dentist Explains Hand Hygiene Protocols During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 19, 2020

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man with clean thumbs up thanks to his dentist

Along with social distancing, we know that cleanliness and hand hygiene are an important defense against the COVID-19 virus. For dentists, personal hygiene standards for themselves and their staff have always been high, and those standards have only become more stringent since the pandemic began. Keep reading to learn how dental offices go above and beyond when practicing hand hygiene. These protocols are designed to minimize the risk of exposure to the virus so you can get the dental care you need without worry!

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Why Rinse Before Seeing My Dentist?

May 14, 2020

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a person pouring mouthwash into a cup in preparation for rinsing

People often underestimate the positive aspects of mouthwash. While brushing and flossing seem to be the two things most dental professionals talk about when discussing oral hygiene, rinsing is equally as important because of its many benefits. Because COVID-19 remains a problem throughout the world, your dentist is working to identify ways in which you can better protect yourself as well as your dental team, one of which is to perform a rinse before an appointment. How is this being accomplished? Read on to find out.

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