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Our COVID19 Health and Safety Measures

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Dear valued patients and friends of Panatella Dental, Thank you for giving me a moment of your time to update you on Panatella Dental’s phase one relaunch.  As of May 19th, the office has resumed normal business hours, and we are able to provide all services for our community. Urgent and emergency services will still…

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Sealants May Help Protect Your Child’s Teeth From Decay

What Are Sealants? A sealant is a clear or white acrylic-like material that bonds with the tooth to help shut out decay-causing bacteria from the chewing surface of the back teeth. They form a protective barrier over the pits and fissures to prevent cavities from developing in the hard-to-clean back teeth. Children are often better…

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How to Properly Brush & Floss Your Teeth

Brushing & Flossing Are Important Parts of Oral Hygiene We have all inherited different genetics; some have inherited remarkably strong teeth, while others have inherited teeth with dental problems. Devoting a few minutes a day to thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth can help do away with plaque and preserve your teeth. All of our…

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The Proper Way to Use an Electric Toothbrush

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Electric vs Manual Toothbrushes Both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools for keeping our teeth clean and our mouths happy. To properly clean your teeth you should be brushing for a full two minutes, brush the fronts and backs of your teeth, and make sure you aren’t neglecting those hard to reach teeth at…

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Halitosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

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What is Halitosis? Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, can cause a lot of anxiety. We spend a lot of money on breath mints, gum, mouthwash, and other items in the effort to combat bad breath, but these temporary fixes do not address the root of the problem. Practicing good oral hygiene by brushing…

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How to Tackle Tartar Buildup

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Tartar is one of the leading causes of gum disease, so it is important to tackle it quickly and efficiently. Though we all know that an annual trip to the dentist is important for keeping our teeth and gums happy and healthy, good oral hygiene also depends on a solid routine at home. Brushing, flossing,…

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Is ZOOM3! Whitening Right for You?

ZOOM3! Whitening is a relatively new form of teeth whitening procedure that’s performed by professionals throughout North America. As a slightly different type of whitening product, many people have questions about what ZOOM3! is and how it works. What is ZOOM3! Whitening? Zoom! Whitening uses two components to whiten teeth: Zoom gel and the Zoom…

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4 Common Dental Emergencies & How to Handle Them

Not every unexpected dental occurrence warrants the categorization of emergency. However, here are four situations where it’s definitely best to get in to see a dentist right away, and what you should do in the meantime. 1. Knocked Out Tooth As upsetting as it is painful, a knocked out tooth requires you to have a…

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