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7 Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance Plan

September 9, 2020

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You pay for it every month and you know it’s important, but do you understand how your dental insurance works? Many patients don’t, and as a result, end up avoiding, delaying, or overpaying for their dental work. While your dental insurance policy may seem complicated and confusing at first, there are a few basic tips to keep in mind that can help you understand how it works. Read on as your Danville dentist shares seven practical ways to make the most out of your dental insurance plan.

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Dentistry and COVID-19: 4 Important Reasons Not to Delay Your Visit

August 21, 2020

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Dentist wearing PPE while talking to patient

Since the onset of COVID-19, our lives have been completely re-designed in the name of infection control. Fortunately, safety and sanitation measures like face coverings and social distancing have made the transition into our “new normal” possible. Nevertheless, many patients are continuing to postpone their routine dental visits since there currently isn’t a cure or vaccine available. However, this can negatively impact your oral and overall health. Therefore, a dentist in Danville is sharing four reasons not to delay your bi-yearly appointment during COVID-19.

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Danville Dental Associates Show Appreciation of SOVAH Health

August 13, 2020

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Danville Dental Associates appreciating SOVAH Health

The doctors and staff of Danville Dental Associates recently showed their appreciation for the tireless work of SOVAH Health – Danville’s “Superheroes,” the front-line healthcare workers that have been caring for patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, by handing out breakfast to 500 of its employees.  “We at Danville Dental Associates are incredibly appreciative of those who have been on the frontline dealing with the worst of this pandemic.” said our newest associate, Dr. Morgan Williams.  “A single meal does not even begin to express our gratitude, but we hope that we were able to brighten the day of everyone that stopped by.  We are honored to be a part of this community and are so thankful for all of it’s heroes.”

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Essential Hand Hygiene Tips to Use in COVID-19

July 7, 2020

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Danville dentist washing hands during COVID-19 pandemic

Since there is currently no vaccine or cure for COVID-19, the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy is to limit your exposure to it. Thankfully, taking a few basic measures to keep your hands clean can go a long way in lowering your risk of a wide variety of illnesses, including the coronavirus. Whether you’re out practicing social distancing or staying at home in self-isolation, everyone should be utilizing excellent hand hygiene to prevent the spread of germs. Here are a few key tips from your Danville dentist to help keep your hands clean all throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How To: Practice Social Distancing at the Dentist

June 26, 2020

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Elbow bump with dentist in Danville Although stay-at-home orders are being lifted, your dentist is not taking their decision to reopen lightly. In fact, they have spent the last couple of months re-designing their daily operations to raise their infection control procedures to an even higher standard. One of the steps they are taking to provide their patients with peace-of-mind is incorporating social distancing. Here are four ways your dentist in Danville is enforcing the 6-foot distance guideline at your next appointment.

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How Your Dental Team Prepares for Your Appointment During COVID-19

May 9, 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much about how so many of us work. Essential workers like grocery store cashiers are putting their lives on the line every day. Office workers are having to adjust to the unique hardships of working from home. Your dentist in Danville certainly has learned to adjust to the challenges presented by this pandemic. Before COVID-19, all your dentist had to do to prepare for their appointment with you was wash their hands and put on a new mask and pair of gloves. These days, however, that’s not going to cut it. Here are some of the precautions your dentist takes to keep their patients germ-free.

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Why You Should Visit a Dentist for a COVID-19 Dental Emergency

April 7, 2020

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woman with toothache calling emergency dentist in DanvilleAs America fights back against the COVID-19 outbreak, more of life’s mishaps can still occur, including dental emergencies. With shelter-in-place orders issued and most businesses temporarily closed, it may seem that the ER is the only option for receiving treatment for an urgent dental issue. As you read on, you’ll find out why the better choice is to visit an emergency dentist in Danville.

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Ask a Dentist: Does Gum Disease Affect Your Heart?

March 16, 2020

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Dentist performing a gum exam on female patientYou may think it’s a coincidence that February is Gum Disease Awareness Month and American Heart Month, but your gums and heart are actually linked in surprising ways. And since gum disease affects an estimated 65 million Americans, it’s likely that you or someone you know has a higher risk of heart problems and doesn’t know it. Fortunately, you can lower your risk by learning about the signs of gum disease and how seeing a dentist in Danville can help you stay a lot healthier. Read on to find out more!

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5 Things NOT to Do with Your Teeth

March 14, 2020

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person opening bottle with their teeth

Old habits may be hard to break, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to overcome them. Sometimes, all it takes is reminding yourself about the consequences of your bad habits. This is especially true when it comes to dental habits. Many of us engage in harmful activities with our teeth that can hurt them over time, or even in the blink of an eye. A dentist in Danville is here to highlight five of these habits, as well as provide some helpful tips on how to stop them.

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Start the New Year By Seeing a Dentist – It Benefits You In More Ways Than One!

January 3, 2020

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Up-close smile and dental mirrorIt’s hard to believe that the new year is here again (not to mention a whole new decade). While many people try to exercise more or eat better around this time, why not focus on the health of your smile instead? Seeing a dentist in Danville for a checkup and cleaning is an easy way to get a “clean bill of oral health” as 2020 gets underway. These visits only take about an hour but go a long way towards minimizing the dental work you need in the long run. They also contribute to better overall health as well. Keep reading to learn why scheduling a checkup now sets you up for a healthy smile the whole year!

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