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I think I need a Root Canal, can I see the Dentist during COVID-19

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA This month has been very tumultuous due to COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic has affected each of us—whether that means canceled sporting events, school closures, your favorite restaurant closing its doors, or your job has been affected. It’s a stressful time for everyone. Unfortunately, other problems that have nothing to do with coronavirus still have to …

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic might Affect my Dental Care

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Across the world, news outlets are covering the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. The information shared has raised concerns when it comes to daily activities, such as going to the dentist. Our family dentist in Erie, Dr. Albert Starr, understands your concerns and is answering the question if you should still visit the dentist during the …

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6 Questions about Nitrous Oxide for Kids

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Good oral care is important at every stage in life. However, many children experience anxiety or fear over an upcoming dental appointment. At Laser Dentistry of Erie, we offer nitrous oxide, a safe way for your child to feel calm and relaxed while receiving the care that they need. Your Erie family dentist, Dr. Albert …

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Here’s what to look for when finding a New Dentist in Erie

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Erie, Pennsylvania, is known as the Flagship City. Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, this city has been the home to many famous faces such as Billy Blanks (the creator of Tae Bo), Anne B. Davis (better known as Alice from “The Brady Bunch”), Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff, …

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9 Ways that Flossing can Improve your Health

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Oral hygiene is critical for a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile, but its advantages don’t stop there. Brushing your teeth twice a day is a start to good oral hygiene. However, if you aren’t flossing each day, you are leaving food debris behind that could damage not only your teeth and gums, but also …

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Why Insurance won’t cover Dental Implants

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA While having dental insurance helps make dental care more affordable, it also is a huge letdown if your claim is denied. Dental insurance limits make getting dental work done seem impossible at times. Dental implants are a great example of this problem. Many dental insurance plans, for instance, won’t cover dental implants—even though they’re considered …

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Why do I keep getting Sick?

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Are you sick and tired of always being sick and tired? If you’re consistently suffering from illnesses or exhaustion, then you should know that these events are probably not a coincidence. What could make you feel like you’re trapped in a cycle of illness and fatigue? The likely cause of your condition is sleep deprivation. …

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Can Gum Disease raise your risk of Alzheimer’s?

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Some pairings are obvious to most people – like eating high fat diet leads to heart disease, or smoking leads to cancer. What if we told you that poor oral health and Alzheimer’s also go hand in hand? Research shows a growing connection between people suffering from gum disease, especially if it remains untreated and …

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When not to Brush your Teeth

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA You probably never imagined reading a dentist’s blog that was advising you when not to brush your teeth. Seriously, is there such a time that we should forgo this essential habit? Actually, there is, and Dr. Albert Starr, a general dentist in Erie, is here to explain when you shouldn’t brush or more appropriately when …

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Should I Shell Out the Cash for an Electric Toothbrush?

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA You probably already know the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth daily. If you aren’t following this recommended guideline to maintain your oral health, your teeth and gums could suffer in the long run. But, could trading in your manual toothbrush for a fancy electric one be that much better? Let’s find out as …