How often should I be replacing my toothbrush?

When it comes to your dental health, a small change like a new toothbrush can really help keep your dental hygiene effective. If replacing a toothbrush costs less than $2, why not keep up with replacing your toothbrushes when necessary? Often, many of us push this to the wayside and continue brushing with worn, blown out toothbrushes. How often should you replace your toothbrush?

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What causes tooth decay?

Everyone knows that tooth decay is bad. Tooth decay can cause bad breath, teeth that are painful or falling apart, unsightly colors and marks on teeth, and may even cause other problems like gingivitis, or worse. But what exactly is tooth decay, and what causes tooth decay to occur?

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What to do with excess candy after Halloween

The thrill of trick or treating is one we can empathize with. We remember being children and wanting to collect as much candy as we possibly could (or would fit in our bags). Realistically, however, after mom and dad have “candy taxed” their children’s collection, most children can’t or won’t be able to eat all of the candy they collected. Many other candies are disliked by children and end up in the trash. Is there a better place that this candy can go to? We go over some great places you can donate your excess candy.

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Different Types of Dental Crowns

If you’re dealing with tooth decay or a broken tooth, your dentist might recommend a dental crown, which can help prevent further damage. When you’ve decided on a tooth crown, there are several options when it comes to what type of crown you will get. It’s important to understand these options, so you can understand your dentist’s recommendation. 

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5 Foods and Drinks That Can Stain Your Teeth

Your willingness to smile is directly related to your self-confidence. If you have less-than-white teeth, you might be less inclined to smile because you’re embarrassed. Having white teeth tends to make us feel more self-assured and be more positive when it comes to our appearance. There’s a lot you can do to avoid staining your teeth in the first place, and one of the big things is being aware of what kind of food and drink can stain your teeth. Let’s talk about some common teeth-staining food and drink. You may be surprised about some of them!

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Our updated procedures for ensuring patient safety

Dear our wonderful patients,

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the Coronavirus. Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we are only opening because we have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members.  Our office is open normal business hours as listed on our website.

For your peace of mind, the measures we will be taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Patients will be contacted by our team and screened before your appointment. You will be screened again upon arrival at your appointment.
  • If you have traveled outside of New England, you must self- quarantine for 14 days prior to your appointment.  If you are experiencing ANY COVID-19 symptoms, you will be rescheduled.
  • Please wear a mask to your appointment and leave personal belongings in your car. Please bring your own safety glasses or sunglasses for eye protection.

Upon Arrival

  • A team member will greet you in the reception area and you will be screened again to insure you are free of COVID-19 symptoms.  You will be asked to use hand sanitizer .
  • ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.
  • We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas. There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

  • All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.
  • All treatment rooms have HEPA air purifier units to assist in removing air particles.
  • Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.
  • A team member will escort you to the treatment room. You will be given a pre-rinse of diluted hydrogen peroxide. We ask you to keep your mask on until removed by your provider.
  • Upon completion of your treatment, you will be escorted out a side door to minimize interaction with other patients.
  • After dismissal, we will send you a text to pay your estimated balance online or you can call our office to make payment.

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

Drs. Orzechowski & Arndt & team

What we’re doing to ensure your safety

Dear our wonderful patients,

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the Coronavirus.

We are pleased to announce we are planning to reopen our office for patient treatment on Monday, May 18th. Initially, our hours of operation will be Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

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Important Information regarding COVID-19

Dear patients of Orzechowski & Arndt,

As we continue to be informed about the progression of the COVID-19 virus from health officials, we have come to the decision that it is best for our dental practice to limit our treatment to only urgent dental conditions at this time.

This includes acute toothaches, pain, swelling and/or infection and painful broken teeth.  All preventative dental visits such as cleanings or periodontal maintenance visits, as well as cavity fillings, etc. will need to be rescheduled.

As of today, we are unsure what the time-frame will be on this new policy, as the impact of the virus on the community changes rapidly. As a result, we are currently unable to offer any appointment times to reschedule. 

We remain committed to your oral and overall health.  As always, we encourage you to continue exceptional dental hygiene including brushing twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily, and using OTC anti-microbial rinses to provide the greatest level of dental disease prevention. 

We are all facing this unprecedented challenge together, and we appreciate your understanding as we navigate this as a community. Feel free to call during business hours of 9 AM to 1 PM so we can personally assist you with any questions you might have. Thank you for your understanding, and be well.

Sincerely,
Dr. Orzechowski & Dr. Arndt DMD
Contact Us
280 Pleasant Street

Concord NH 03301

(603) 228-4456

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