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Should I Still Go on My Flight After a Tooth Extraction?

April 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchenet @ 5:03 pm


You’ve been looking forward to your vacation for months. And then it happens – there’s a shooting pain in your tooth. You see your emergency dentist, and they extract the troublesome tooth successfully. But now you have a new problem: your flight boards in the next 24 – 48 hours, and your dentist just informed you about your two-week recovery time.

Cabin pressure and high altitudes tend to aggravate sinuses and headaches, so you’re right to wonder what will happen to your newly extracted tooth once you get up in the air. There are ways to manage what will probably be an uncomfortable ride, but keep reading to find out why it might be better to cancel or delay your plans.


Startling Statistics: 3 Fascinating Facts About Sleep Apnea

February 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchenet @ 7:18 pm

Man in blue shirt sleeping with mouth openIf you’re consistently feeling drained when you wake up in the morning, no matter how many hours of rest you had the night before, then you might be suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea. This condition causes your breathing to repeatedly stop and restart which interferes with a healthy sleep cycle. This can lead to day-long exhaustion in addition to oral issues and other physical concerns.

Keep reading to learn 3 fascinating facts about sleep apnea so you can prevent problems and get some well-deserved rest!


Medical Mystery: Why Should I Call My Dentist About Jaw Pain?

December 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchenet @ 5:52 pm

3D x-ray illustration of a skull with the TMJ glowing orangeHave you been experiencing persistent headaches, pressure behind your eyes, or an aching jaw? If so, you could be suffering from a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder and need to see a professional to get help. It’d be easy to assume that you should reach out to your doctor first since this problem isn’t tooth-specific, but you would probably be better off calling your dentist. If you’re curious as to why, keep reading to learn more about how your dentist treats TMJ!


3 Good Reasons Not to Put Off a Root Canal

October 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchenet @ 8:20 pm

Woman with brown hair in dental chair having a root canal doneSuffering from a toothache is no fun, but for many patients, the idea of a root canal is even worse! It’s common to experience anxiety around dental procedures, and this one is no exception. A lot of people worry that it will hurt so avoid scheduling one, even if they know it’s needed. While you might think you can live with the discomfort of a sore tooth, you may not be aware of some other consequences of putting off a root canal. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons you shouldn’t wait.



How to Deal With Discomfort When You First Get Your Braces

August 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchenet @ 9:35 am

Young person with braces smiling

If you’re just getting started with wearing braces, you’ve probably heard plenty of things about discomfort associated with orthodontics. Despite what you may have heard, the vast majority of the time that you’ll be wearing braces will be easy and comfortable.

However, there’s usually a week or so when you can expect your teeth to be a little bit tender. This is natural, and you should feel just fine once you’ve gotten used to it. In the meantime, however, here are a few things you can do to make things easier.


4 Myths about Cosmetic Dentistry, Busted!

June 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchenet @ 1:34 am

a patient smiling after receiving cosmetic dental work

In recent years, cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular, offering improved smiles and boosted confidence. The demand for these procedures has doubled in the United States over the past five years, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. However, misconceptions may obscure our understanding of these treatments. Keep reading as we debunk four common myths about cosmetic dentistry, providing clarity and separating fact from fiction.



The Causes of Bad-Smelling Dentures & How to Keep Your Smile Fresh!

April 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchenet @ 10:26 pm

Generations of people have completed their smiles with dentures. And thanks to the modern advances in dental technology over the past 20 years, they provide a better fit and look more natural than ever. However, while there are many benefits of having a complete set of teeth with a prosthetic, they can begin to give off an unpleasant odor over time. Read on to learn the reasons dentures can begin to smell bad and tips to keep your smile fresh!


Is Getting Dental Implants Painful?

February 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchenet @ 6:59 am

3-D diagram of a dental implant

Dental implants are often recommended by dentists to patients who are missing teeth, because they offer a lot of benefits that other tooth replacement options do not. Dental implants feel incredibly realistic, and successfully stave off the bone loss that often accompanies dentures.

Dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw, which leads some people to worry about pain associated with the procedure. If you’re interested in dental implants but are concerned about the prospect of discomfort, here’s a guide that may be able to put you at ease.


5 Ways to Make Your Next Dental Checkup Easier

December 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchenet @ 6:42 pm

a patient undergoing a dental checkup in MelbourneIf you want to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile, visiting your dentist for checkups and cleanings is essential. Not only will they thoroughly polish your teeth, but they’ll also monitor your health and address any developing issues they detect. That said, it may be challenging to know how to prepare for your next appointment if you haven’t gone in a while or your living situation has changed. Read on to learn a few tips on how to make your future dental checkup as smooth as possible.


Use It Or Lose It

September 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 1:40 pm

Dear Chenet Dental Family,

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the year already! Time has certainly gone by fast. You are receiving this letter because our records indicate you have dental insurance and you currently have a balance left in your “insurance account” that has not been used. Many of you also participate in a FSA “Flexible Spending Account” or HSA “Health Savings Account” with your employer as well. In most cases any benefits left in these accounts at the end of the year will be LOST.


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