Don’t Let Dental Care Slide Due to Coronavirus

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Routine dental visits and care may seem less important during this time of COVID-19 and the pandemic; the fact is, good oral hygiene and dental care in Roanoke could me more important than ever right now. Whether you are young or old, you should only miss dental appointments if your provider suggests it, you are feeling poorly, or you have been exposed to illness. There are many reasons why you should not let dental care slide right now, including these: Sense of Normalcy The first reason to attend your routine exams and appointments, as recommended by your dentist, is to regain a sense of normalcy. The pandemic has presented unpredictable hurdles and challenges for people widely, even globally; returning to a routine...

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Pediatric Dentistry: Getting Kids to Care About their Teeth

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If you want kids to care about their teeth and oral health, there are some tips for parents that can have an impact on their kids’ dental hygiene. First and foremost, you need great dental care in Roanoke that specialize in family practice and that can foster a rapport with your child; the right dentist can make a significant difference in the type of experience your child has when going to their appointments. So, what else can you do to get kids to care about their teeth? Start Small Start getting kids to care about oral health when they are little; give them child-friendly toothbrushes to practice and learn- even before they have teeth! In fact, it is recommended that kids see...

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Dental Care and COVID-19: Is It the Right Time to See the Dentist?

Your dental care needs don’t stop because of Coronavirus. If you need dental treatment or have an appointment for routine care, is it the right time to go? While all dentists are different and have their own distinctive protocols in place due to the pandemic, you can still see your dental provider in Roanoke. As long as you use the same precautions and preventative measures that you would for other appointments or errands, you should be able to attend your appointments. Should you be worried about going to the dentist right now? Here’s what you need to know: Be Honest and Thorough It is important to be honest and thorough when screened or filling out paperwork for your appointment- perhaps now more...

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Five Reasons To See A Dentist Regularly

There is an old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. This saying is especially true about your dental health. Seeing a dentist regularly for exams and cleanings will prevent expensive and intensive dental procedures down the road and save you money. For example, when a dental cavity is detected before it breaks through the tooth enamel, it can sometimes be reversed and a filling is avoided. Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Irby, your local dentist in Roanoke VA, have a special focus on prevention, so that you can maintain optimal dental health. Halitosis (or bad breath) can have negative effect on your daily interactions and social life. The number one cause of halitosis is ineffective oral...

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Feedback is Welcome!

Roanoke Pediatric Dentist

How was your experience at our practice? We try to go above and beyond to provide you with the best dental care possible. Every once in a while a detail may slip through the cracks. Please help us out by providing feedback! Verbal feedback either in person or on the phone is most welcome. If you had a great experience and would like to help us by leaving a Google Review, please use this link: Review Link for David W. Irby, DDS

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Our Philosophy

We take pride in making all our patients feel comfortable while in our office. You will find that our staff care about you and your needs and will do everything necessary to make your visit with us a pleasant one. Before we recommend a course of treatment, we discuss your needs and desires, your likes and dislikes, and any personal concerns you have about your dental care. Only then are we able to provide you with the excellent care you deserve. You will almost always be seated right on time. We respect your time that much! If you have an urgent dental need, we will always see you as soon as possible – usually within an hour of your call....

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Welcome Dr. Irby

My Roanoke Dentist Staff

We are excited to welcome Dr. David Irby to our practice! Dr. Irby is a Southwest Virginia native who enjoys being outdoors with his wife Suzie and trail-dog Ryder. Dr. Irby shares Dr. Ramsey’s commitment for maintaining healthy smiles in a comfortable setting. Dr. Irby will be seeing patients beginning in mid-July.  

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