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Why is Sleep Apnea on the Rise?

September 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 12:38 am
Woman with sleep apnea in Dublin

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. This can potentially be dangerous and has been on the rise in the last few years. A large part of this has to do with the increasing rate of obesity in the United States. Sleep apnea can increase your risk for numerous different issues including high blood pressure, heart problems, type 2 diabetes, liver problems, and more. Your dentist shares some factors that can contribute to the development of sleep apnea in Dublin as well as what you can do to combat it.


6 Questions for You to Ask Your Dentist

September 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 6:31 pm
Woman with questions

Usually, when you go to the dental office, it’s your dentist asking you the questions and you giving all the answers. However, in addition to having your regular cleaning and checkup, there is an educational aspect to your appointment that you probably aren’t taking advantage of. After all, who is better to ask about oral health that your dentist in Dublin? Here are some questions that you should be asking your dentist during your next visit to the office.


How to Keep Your Dental Insurance Benefits from Going to Waste

September 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 9:22 pm
dentist in Dublin holding pink piggy bank

If you pay for dental insurance, you only have a few months left to take advantage of the coverage offered by your plan before 2020 comes to a close. But why is it so crucial to act now, though? What’s the harm in waiting until January? Keep reading below to find out why this mindset could cost you a lot of money and even put your oral health at risk. You’ll also learn from a dentist in Dublin how to get the most out of your insurance benefits and keep your smile healthy into 2021!


Dental Insurance 101: Tips for Understanding Your Coverage

August 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 11:09 pm
Woman looking over paperwork

Are you overdue for a routine cleaning? Does a searing pain in your tooth have you thinking you have a cavity? Do imperfections in your teeth make you long for a smile upgrade? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then it is time to schedule an appointment with your dentist. However, if you recently changed jobs or moved, you may not fully understand what your dental insurance actually covers. To save you the headache of trying to decipher the paperwork on your own, a dentist in Dublin is sharing three tips!


How Dental Implants Have Evolved to Benefit Your Smile

August 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 9:42 pm
Illustration of dental implant

Did you know that 120 million Americans today are missing at least one tooth? Plus, nearly 40 million U.S. adults are missing all their teeth! However, tooth loss isn’t a problem reserved for today’s generation by any means. In fact, experts believe the first signs of dental implants dates back to 600 A.D.! At the time, materials like seashells, copper pegs, and animal bones were used to restore gaps, but fortunately, technology and dentistry has come a long way since then. Read on for how dental implants in Dublin have evolved to benefit your smile!


6 Interesting Facts About Your Teeth

August 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 8:46 pm
Woman smiling and pointing to her teeth

On a day-to-day basis, you probably rarely (if ever) think about how incredible your teeth are. However, they play a vital role in the digestive process, your speech, and, of course, your beautiful smile. But how much do you really know about them? Read on for six interesting facts about your teeth from a dentist in Dublin!


Feeling Anxious? Overcoming Dental Anxiety Is Easy with Sedation Dentistry

July 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 8:45 pm
Woman experiencing anxiety at dental appointment

Your hands are perspiring, beads of sweat are dripping down your forehead, and you are watching the minutes tick away as the moment gets closer and closer. With all these nervous symptoms, you would think you were heading into a job interview or to meet your childhood idol. Unfortunately, this is just a routine bout of anxiety that comes with every dental appointment.

If this sounds familiar, then you are not alone. In fact, 36% of Americans fear going to the dentist and 12% experience an extreme dental phobia. Fortunately, many dentists today offer sedation dentistry to help ease the anxiety of patients who fall into the above statistics. Read on for information from a sedation dentist in Dublin on common causes, methods of sedation, and benefits.


3 Concerns of At-Risk Patients, Answered

July 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 8:22 pm
Mature patient with dentist in Dublin

When COVID-19 hit, the world as we knew it changed. Seemingly overnight, face coverings, social distancing guidelines, and stay-at-home mandates were in full effect and a routine part of our daily lives. While these infection control measures are crucial for even healthy individuals, they are vital to elderly or medically compromised patients. Since the condition of their immune system leaves them particularly vulnerable to the symptoms of the Coronavirus, at-risk patients have their fair share of concerns regarding their life during the pandemic. Fortunately, your dentist in Dublin is addressing three common concerns of patients who are feeling anxious in the current climate.


4 Creative, No-Contact Greetings to Use with Your Dental Team

July 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 6:45 pm
Dentist in Dublin waving in PPE

Since the start of COVID-19, wearing face coverings, self-isolating, and practicing extensive sanitation have become integral parts of our daily routine. While research is still being conducted on the intricacies of this novel virus, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been adamant from the start of the pandemic that social distancing is crucial in flattening the curve. In fact, they believe that an estimated 185,000 deaths have been prevented by this measure alone! For that reason, your dentist is re-designing their practice into a social distancing-friendly zone. Therefore, your dental team will be opting for contactless greetings at your dental visit during COVID-19. Read on for four creative greetings recommended by your dentist in Dublin.


Why Are Dental Implants So Popular?

June 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 1:32 am
Dentist holding model of dental implant in Dublin

Are you searching for a solution for your missing teeth? You aren’t alone. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. There are many options out there including dentures and dental bridges. However, you may have noticed that the preferred method is often times dental implants. Over 3 million Americans are now reaping the benefits. But what makes them so great? Your dentist can explain why dental implants in Dublin have become such a popular method for tooth replacement.

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