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During times of crisis, it can be hard to know what to do or how to navigate through everyday life. Pandemic crises, in particular, may cause uncertainty and wariness in people especially if they do not have adequate information. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is important to follow your state’s guidelines before going…

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During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many New York State dental offices are open for dental emergencies. Yet, many people are left to wonder what constitutes a dental emergency. The American Dental Association (ADA) describes a dental emergency as an “urgent need for dental treatment in order to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection…

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Dentists often get asked questions about whether an electric toothbrush is better than a manual toothbrush, especially because the research online regarding this topic is often mixed and/or unclear. The official position of the American Dental Association (ADA) is that both electric toothbrushes and manual toothbrushes work equally well, depending on the patient’s brushing technique…

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Antibiotics are generally used to treat bacterial infections in the body, and sometimes they are used as “prophylaxis.” In other words, antibiotics may be used to pre-empt any infections that may occur following any situation that your physician deems as a risk for your health. Yet, there are a variety of situations where antibiotics are…

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