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Ascot Aesthetics Blog

4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

December 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 6:03 am

Resolutions spelled with letter tilesThere is a direct mouth and body link, which means healthy teeth and gums are important for more than just a beautiful smile. While you know you’re supposed to brush twice a day, you’re not the only one who crawls into bed without grabbing their toothbrush. No matter the reason, it’s never too late to recommit to your smile. With the holidays right around the corner, here are 4 dental habits to add to your New Year’s Resolutions list.

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Should I Seek Emergency Care for Tooth Sensitivity?

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 6:52 pm
man with toothache

You don’t normally get up this early, but your siblings and their families are staying at your house for Thanksgiving week. You head downstairs and get a pot of coffee brewing before the other adults shuffle into the kitchen.

You go ahead and pour a cup, knowing you need an energy boost for the busy day of cooking that awaits. OUCH! That sip of coffee sent a jolt of pain through your mouth – why are your teeth hurting so much now?!

As you try to figure out if this is pain you can cope with over the holidays, keep reading to get some insight from your emergency dentist in Fayetteville on what constitutes a dental emergency, common causes of tooth sensitivity, and when you need to seek help.

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4 Causes of Tooth Pain During Exercise

August 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 11:29 pm

Woman without tooth pain runningHave you noticed a reoccurring toothache when exercising? You aren’t imagining the discomfort. Although they may not seem connected, dental pain isn’t that uncommon when exercising, but that doesn’t mean it is normal. In fact, it likely indicates an untreated dental problem brewing in your mouth. Here are 4 common culprits of tooth pain and when you should head to your emergency dentist.

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4 Advantages to Getting Dental Implants in Summer

May 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 4:03 pm
woman smiling with dental implants in summer

Are you waiting for the perfect moment to get dental implants? Perhaps you’ve been waiting for a break in your busy schedule or you just haven’t had that brilliant a-ha moment. It can be a big commitment upfront, but implants are well worth the time and effort. And the truth is that there’s no better season than summer to move forward with this treatment! In this post, you’ll learn four things you can do this summer if you replace your missing teeth with dental implants now.

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What You Should Look for in a Good Emergency Dentist

January 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 11:06 pm
woman calling emergency dentist in Fayetteville

If a dental emergency strikes, are you prepared? Do you have the number of an emergency dentist in Fayetteville on hand? Instead of rolling the dice with your dental health, it’s better to do your homework upfront. So you can recover and regain your functionality, here are some key factors to consider when looking for an emergency dentist.

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Why Do I Have a Bitter Taste in My Mouth?

November 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 6:22 pm
man cringing with tongue out

For some people the saying, “it left a bad taste in my mouth,” is more than an adage. If you find yourself consistently noticing a bitter taste, this could signal a notable oral health issue. Keep reading to learn more about what could be the cause of it.

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Store-Bought vs. Professional Teeth Whitening: What’s the Difference?

August 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 6:18 pm

When the summer sun is beating down on you and the humidity peaks, few things are as refreshing as an ice-cold glass of soda or sweet tea. While these delicious drinks can help you cool off in the unbearable heat, they can also quickly turn your teeth from a pearly white color to a deep yellow over time. When stubborn stains and unsightly discoloration surfaces, many patients purchase store-bought brightening kits or turn to professional teeth whitening in Fayetteville. But which treatment option is better? Read on to find out!

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Is a Root Canal Necessary for a Baby Tooth?

June 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 9:40 pm

Model of an infected tooth and root canal in Fayetteville.Nothing is more exciting than seeing your child’s first teeth break through the surface of their gums, giving them the perfect smile. You never expect one of their baby teeth to be damaged, but it’s more common than you might realize. The biggest threat to their smile is tooth decay. At least 20% of children under the age of 11 have at least one untreated cavity. If it isn’t treated quickly, it can lead to an infection that might require a root canal in Fayetteville to treat. Since the baby teeth eventually fall out, is a root canal even necessary? Here’s what you need to know to ensure your child has the healthy smile they deserve.

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9 Ways Your Dentist is Staying Safe & Clean

May 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 5:20 pm

Dental hygienist with patient at dentist.Over the last several weeks, Americans have spent more time at home as businesses from all industries closed their doors to combat the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, this also included many dental offices. While dentists have been available for urgent issues, many dental practices are now opening their doors for routine and elective services. If you need to see your dentist, there’s no reason to worry. Here are 9 ways your dentist is staying safe and clean amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Need a Root Canal? A Dentist Can Still Help You During Quarantine

April 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 8:41 pm
A dentist smiling in an office.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a disease that can be life-threatening for many, dental practices are doing their part by remaining closed for non-essential services. This means exams, cleanings and other non-urgent treatments are not available until further notice. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t perform an emergency root canal in Fayetteville if needed. Instead of heading to the ER, learn how to reduce discomfort at home and what a dentist can do to save your tooth!

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