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What Can Be Done To Prevent or Treat a Dental Implant Emergency?

May 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:31 am
Model of an implant in the lower jaw

Unfortunately, healthcare is never completely guaranteed to be successful. But the good news is that some procedures, like dental implants, are successful most of the time (98% to be exact!) However, although the failure rate is low, it’s still well worth it to be aware of the most common types of implant failure and how you can prevent a dental implant emergency (or treat one should it arise). Along with basic care and maintenance on your part, these tips can help your implant last a lifetime!

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Questions About the Denture Process and How Long It Takes? Ask a Dentist

May 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 4:42 pm
Woman with dentures smiling

If you think you may need dentures soon, it’s natural to have a few questions about how it works. Many people are (understandably) apprehensive about spending time without any teeth and want to know how long they’ll have to wait to get their new dentures after their extractions. If you can relate and would like to know more about the denture process, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to find out how it works and get one step closer to having a new smile that looks and feels great.

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Is Sleeping With Dentures a Good Idea? A Dentist Weighs In

May 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 2:01 pm
Full denture on a white background

Nearly 40 million Americans have lost all of their teeth and successfully restored their smiles with full dentures. Dentures do more than just enable you to eat and speak comfortably: They also restore your self-confidence so you can live your life to the fullest! But a common question is whether sleeping with dentures is okay or not. Keep reading below to find out and learn how to care for your oral health and dentures themselves to help them last as long as possible!

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How Often Should You Get Oral Cancer Screenings? Ask a Dentist

April 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 9:13 am
Hand holding a maroon ribbon

When it comes to oral cancer, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that treatments have improved and survival rates are up. The bad news is that the number of cases is increasing. As with all cancers, early diagnosis is important for successful treatment outcomes. And the best way to catch this disease early is to get regular oral cancer screenings. Fortunately, that’s as simple as scheduling regular checkups with a dentist! Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a great time to learn some interesting statistics about oral cancer and find out how easy screenings are. It’s information that could save your life!

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Want Great Oral Health For Life? Avoid These 5 Harmful Habits

April 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 9:03 am
Sign that reads “Habits”

Did you know that an estimated 25% of people over 65 have lost all of their teeth? Since teeth are hard to come by, it’s well worth it to protect the ones you’ve got! Preventive efforts normally focus on regular checkups and good oral hygiene habits, which are the foundation of a healthy smile. But your everyday habits also have a big impact. Keep reading to learn about 5 habits that affect your oral health in surprising ways, and take an important step towards keeping all your teeth for life!

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A Dentist Discusses 5 Top Reasons For Tooth Extraction and What To Expect

April 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 8:58 am
Dentist holding up an extracted tooth

Learning that a tooth needs to be taken out can sound daunting to anyone, but the procedure is much easier than you might think. Not to mention that, when necessary,  extractions improve your oral health and benefit you in the long run. In this blog, you’ll learn about 5 common reasons for tooth extractions and what you can expect from the procedure. Although extractions can feel intimidating, you’ll feel much better about the procedure after reading this blog!

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5 Ways to Prevent Dental Implant Infection in Jacksonville

March 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 2:46 pm
mouth bacteria

If you’re missing one or more teeth and thinking about getting dental implants, you’ve probably heard all about their benefits. They can last for thirty or more years with the proper care and can improve your oral health in the long term. But if you’re going to move forward with dental implants, you should also be aware of the potential risks. Although not likely, dental implant placement surgery, as with any surgery, does involve the risk of developing an infection that can affect the tissues in the bone and gums, called peri-implantitis. It looks and acts a lot like gum disease and can cause implant failure if left untreated. So, here are five ways you can help prevent dental implant infection in Jacksonville.

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Explaining Dental Implant Failure in Jacksonville

March 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 4:46 pm
dental implant

If you’re missing a tooth, you may have heard about an amazing option for restoration—dental implants. Not only does a dental implant fill in the gap left on the surface, but it also helps promote your oral health in the long term. They are typically very successful and give patients many benefits that can last for 30 years or even longer! But not all dental implants work. Check out this helpful information about dental implant failure in Jacksonville.

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What Can Gum Grafting in Jacksonville Accomplish?

February 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:19 pm
healthy smile close-up

Due to gum disease, overaggressive brushing and flossing, or genetics, the gum tissue may begin to recede. When this recession is in its earliest stages, you may not even notice it, and it might not cause any adverse symptoms. However, if the recession progresses to the point where the tooth roots become exposed, you are likely to experience increased sensitivity. Your teeth may also appear larger than normal, leading to an uneven smile. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers procedures that can address gum recession. Let’s take a moment to discuss gum grafting in Jacksonville and what it can accomplish.

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Guidelines for Tooth Extraction Aftercare in Jacksonville

February 6, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:57 pm
extracted tooth

Due to decay, trauma, or issues with the wisdom teeth, tooth extractions are sometimes necessary. There is no reason to dread this treatment; dentists take great care to ensure that their patients are comfortable throughout the extraction procedure. Afterward, however, your level of comfort largely depends on how closely you adhere to your dentist’s postop instructions. Here are some tips on tooth extraction aftercare in Jacksonville to help your recovery proceed as smoothly as possible.

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