Did you know? There’s more than one kind of dental filling you can have in your mouth to repair a cavity. You probably know about the shiny metal fillings, but do you know about the others? Take a look and test your dental filling knowledge!(more…)
Ray Orzechowski DMD & Shannon Arndt DMD
Concord's Friendliest Dentist
So your dentist is recommending a partial denture to compensate for a “gap” in your mouth, but what is it? Turns out, partial dentures are pretty common and have tons of benefits. They require some maintenance but are generally easy to get used to and do a great job keeping your mouth healthy. Partial dentures are exactly what they sound like, a removable denture that fits to only part of your mouth, usually to fill a gap(s) in between your teeth.(more…)
No, not that kind of crown. While it would be nice to be royally crowned, usually when your dentist tells you that you need a crown, it’s not because you’re becoming royalty (though we won’t stop you from thinking that!). A crown is often used in conjunction with other dental procedures. In this post, we go into depth about what a crown is and why you may need one.(more…)
We are taught at a young age the importance of brushing our teeth, but how do we know we are brushing correctly? Here are some techniques and steps to follow to make sure you make the best out of your teeth brushing experience.(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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!(more…)
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.
- 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.
- 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