Artistry Smile Center Blog

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

September 23, 2020

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Woman smiling and brushing her teeth

Did you know that a whopping 91% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday? Unfortunately, this number shouldn’t be too surprising since the average adult only brushes their teeth for 45 to 70 seconds (less than half the recommended about of time). While poor oral habits like this should not be dismissed, the culprit of rampant tooth decay may be the toothbrush itself! Fortunately, a dentist in Upper Arlington is sharing how often you should change your toothbrush, why you should do so regularly, and tips for finding a new one.

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Is Deciphering Your Dental Insurance Giving You a Headache? Read This!

September 9, 2020

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Dental insurance paperwork on table

To keep your smile in tip-top shape, it is important to visit your dentist on a biannual basis for routine checkups, professional cleanings, and treatment of any dental issues that arise (like tooth decay or gum disease). However, those expenses can quickly add up considering the examination alone can range from $50 to $300. Fortunately, that’s where dental insurance comes in! However, attempting to navigate through the unfamiliar jargon on your own can be confusing. So, here are three tips to help!

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Let the COVID-19 Pandemic Delay Your Dental Visit

August 26, 2020

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Dentist wearing mask

You have been discouraged from going many places while COVID-19 has been going around, and for good reason! However, this doesn’t mean that you should be skipping your dental appointments and neglecting your oral health. This could lead to further issues when the dental office is a very safe place to be! Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Upper Arlington about why skipping your dental visit isn’t the best idea.

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3 of the Latest Dental Implant Innovations

August 11, 2020

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Dental implants

The quality of your smile has a huge impact on the way you live your life. With missing teeth, you may find it difficult to eat certain foods, speak clearly, or even go about your day with the confidence to show off your smile to others. Fortunately, today we have many different options to help individuals who have these gaps in their smile. One of these is dental implants. They have been around a long time but have become much more advanced as of recently. Continue reading to learn more about some of the latest innovations for dental implant technology over the past years.

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Can Teeth Whitening Make You Look Younger?

July 29, 2020

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Woman after teeth whitening in Upper Arlington

Are you looking to enhance your smile? While there are many different ways to go about this, teeth whitening is among the most popular and most affordable cosmetic procedure in dentistry. Not only can it make your teeth appear healthier, but it can increase your confidence and even give you a more youthful appearance. Continue reading to learn from your dentist about professional teeth whitening and how it can give you a smile that you’re proud to show off!

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Essential Hand Hygiene Tips to Use in COVID-19

July 7, 2020

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Upper Arlington dentist washing their hands in COVID-19

Regular handwashing has always played a key role in preventing getting sick from illnesses like the common cold or the flu. Now that we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, great hand hygiene is more important than ever. Whether you’re keeping your distance while out in public or self-isolating at home, keeping your hands clean can help keep you and others safe. Use these simple but important tips from your Upper Arlington dentist to keep your hands as germ-free as possible in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Right Way to Clean Dental Practice During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 17, 2020

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Dentist in Upper Arlington stopping spread of COVID-19.Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the cleanliness of anywhere outside of the home is a big concern for many Americans. Although dental offices are already pretty clean, it’s normal to have a few questions before you’re ready to see your dentist in Upper Arlington again; however, you don’t have any reason to worry. Your dentist is going the extra mile to provide a clean and sterile environment for patients. They are doing more than just spraying a disinfectant. Here are 6 ways your dentist is keeping their patients safe.

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How to Wear a Face Mask Correctly

June 1, 2020

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Woman wearing a face mask at dentist in Upper Arlington. You’ve experienced many changes over the last several weeks as the country fights the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ve had to spend more time at home to practice social distancing to reduce the transmission of the virus. Besides keeping your distance, a face mask has also been recommended, but if you aren’t wearing it correctly, you’re putting yourself and others at risk of coronavirus. You can ensure you’re doing your part to fight the virus by wearing your mask right. Your dentist in Upper Arlington explains how to wear it properly to protect yourself and others from certain infectious diseases.

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How to Practice Social Distancing at the Dentist’s Office

May 29, 2020

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two people wearing face masks and touching elbows

You can’t have a conversation these days without someone saying the words “social distancing.” After all, it is one of the main ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But is it possible to maintain six feet of distance between people when you visit the dentist? Believe it or not, it is! Your dentist’s office is one the safest places you could be, even during a pandemic. Keep reading to learn more about how your dentist in Upper Arlington implements social distancing in their office.

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How Your Dentist Is Protecting Patients and Themselves During COVID-19

May 5, 2020

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dentist in Upper Arlington washing their hands

For the past few weeks, you’ve been doing well at adhering to social distancing guidelines like working from home and only going out when you absolutely need to. One day you accidentally chip your tooth biting down on a popcorn kernel, and you’re not sure what to do? Is it safe to visit your dentist in Upper Arlington? Believe it or not, yes, it is! Here are some of the safety measures that dentists take to ensure that their offices are some of the safest places you could be.

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