Rodney L. Allen, DDS Blog

4 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy Until Your Next Checkup & Cleaning

April 7, 2020

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a parent and their child brushing their teeth in a bathroom

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, dentists across the country have postponed all elective procedures, including cosmetic and preventive services, and are only offering emergency dental care. This has kept, and will continue to keep, many patients from being able to get a dental cleaning and checkup to ward off oral health problems. In order to keep your teeth and gums healthy while self-isolating until your dentist opens back up again, you can follow these four oral hygiene tips.

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Visit an Emergency Dentist, Not the ER, for Care During COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — rallenddsteam @ 9:27 pm
An emergency dentist showing a patient an X-ray.

It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing massive disruptions in our daily lives. Hospitals are becoming crowded as they find it difficult to house more and more patients infected by the virus, making it even harder to be seen for an emergency. If you’re the type of person who visits the emergency room during a dental emergency, it’s worth taking a moment to learn why you should reconsider. After all, there are many benefits you can expect when you visit an emergency dentist.

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Dental Implant vs. Bridge: Which Should You Get?

February 25, 2020

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girl in black shirt smiling with dental implants

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you getting sick and tired of the gaps in your smile? You may have heard about getting either dental implants or a dental bridge to restore your grin. Both options come with several benefits and drawbacks. Let’s take a closer look at both choices to help you decide which one might be better for your smile.

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Should You Get Treatment for Your Bleeding Gums?

February 5, 2020

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woman checking in mirror to see if she has gum disease

Lately, your gums have been bleeding when you brush and floss. You might think this is only a minor problem that doesn’t need medical attention, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Bleeding gums are a common symptom of gum disease, which is a serious bacterial infection in your gums. Should you get it treated by your dentist? Read on to find out why you should.

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Getting Dental Implants: 5 Steps for Repairing Your Smile

December 26, 2019

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Dental Implants

When you have missing teeth, dental implants may seem like a miracle in how they keep the jawbone healthy and allow you to eat anything. But of course, getting dental implants in Parker is no miracle; it’s a surgical procedure with several steps you’ll need to complete before you can enjoy a fully restored grin. Here’s what you can expect during the 5 stages of the process.

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How to Make the Invisalign Process Fit into Your Budget!

December 8, 2019

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young woman smiling inserting Invisalign aligner

Are you tired of replaying the same story; one where the cameras come out and you seek cover to avoid showing your misaligned, gapped or crowded teeth? If you want to feel more confident about your smile, then Invisalign in Parker may be just what you need. Before moving forward with this method of bite correction, you have to take into consideration how you’ll pay for it. Will your dental insurance cover the procedure? If not, are there any alternative options to make Invisalign more affordable? Find out as you continue reading!

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Toothache? Here Are Some OTC Pain Relief Ideas

November 15, 2019

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man with toothache

When a toothache strikes, it can become difficult for you to concentrate on anything other than the pain. You should certainly visit your emergency dentist in Parker as soon as possible to receive professional care. But what if you cannot get to your dentist as soon as you would like? In this blog post, we discuss common causes of toothaches and how you may be able to find some pain relief via over the counter methods.

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What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

November 5, 2019

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person sticking their tongue out

If you’re wondering whether there’s something wrong with your oral health, a good indication would be to stick out your tongue and look in the mirror. A completely healthy tongue should be pink and covered with tiny bumps called papillae. Any deviation from this norm, or pain on your tongue, should be cause for concern, and you should get evaluated by your family dentist in Parker. Let’s look at what different problems on your tongue can mean for your oral health.

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Don’t Let 2019 End Without Utilizing Your Dental Insurance!

October 31, 2019

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Is your dental insurance plan based on the traditional calendar year? If it is, that means that the benefits you’ve paid for will be reset at the beginning of 2020. That means you could miss out on the chance to save hundreds of dollars in dental care unless you utilize your dental insurance to the fullest by the end of the year! Here’s why your wallet might thank you if you schedule an appointment with your family dentist in Parker today.

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How Long Can You Expect Your Dental Crowns to Last?

October 24, 2019

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Dental crown

Dental crowns in Parker have many different uses – improving the appearance of a tooth, preventing further damage from a cavity, topping a dental implant and so on – but no matter what it’s being used for, you can’t expect it to last forever. Sooner or later, your crown will need to be replaced. Here’s what you need to know about the expected lifespan of your restoration – including how to extend it and the signs that it’s time for a replacement.

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