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Your Post-Teeth Whitening Diet: What Not to Eat

January 12, 2024

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Man smiling after teeth whitening

Do you have unwanted or unsightly stains on your teeth? Many patients do, and the best way to get rid of them is through professional teeth whitening! These treatments use concentrated whitening agents like carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide to lift deep-set stains and eliminate them. However, you should watch what you eat afterward unless you want to lessen your results or hurt your pearly whites.

Continue reading to learn the worst foods and drinks to consume after a teeth whitening treatment.

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Rapid Response: Tips for Finding an Emergency Dentist When You Need One

December 15, 2023

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A woman in pain because she needs an emergency dentist

Emergencies can strike at any moment, and dental emergencies are no exception. Whether it’s severe tooth pain, a knocked-out tooth, or a dental injury, knowing how to find an emergency dentist quickly can make all the difference in getting the urgent care you need. Read on to find some essential tips for finding an emergency dentist when you need one ASAP.

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Why Do My Dentures Smell Bad? 

November 3, 2023

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older person with dentures smiling

Dentures can significantly enhance your life, providing confidence in eating and socializing. Nevertheless, improper care may lead to unpleasant odors. To fully enjoy the benefits of your dentures and avoid unwelcome smells, regular cleaning and proper maintenance are essential. Read on for detailed insights into why your restorations may develop odors as well as some steps you can take to prevent this.

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Fit of Frustration: What to Do If Your Invisalign Aligner Won’t Go In

October 13, 2023

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A girl holding up an Invisalign aligner

If you’ve just begun your Invisalign journey, it can take some getting used to. The aligners are made from a durable plastic that should snap in place over your teeth and hold there for the duration. However, if you’re experiencing issues with the fit of your Invisalign aligners, you’re not alone.

If you need a few strategies to get your aligners onto your teeth, continue reading.

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Can I Get Dentures If I’ve Been Without Teeth for a While?

September 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 12:36 pm
patient receiving dentures from dentist

Are you facing the challenges of extended tooth loss and considering dentures as a solution to restore your missing teeth? If so, you might be eager to assess their suitability. Dentures have a well-established track record for replacing missing teeth, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits to numerous patients. Read on to explore the appropriateness of dentures and make an informed decision regarding your dental health.

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Microbial Census: How Many Bacteria Live in Your Mouth?

August 11, 2023

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Bacteria

How many bacteria live in your mouth? Nobody has a hard answer. Because bacteria are so numerous and multiply so rapidly, counting them individually is impossible. Scientists estimate that between 500 and 650 species live in your mouth, but they don’t know how many exactly. Read on to learn more about the microbial multitudes living in your mouth right now and how preventative dentistry can keep them under control.

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No Time Like the Present: What Cosmetic Century Was Like in Previous Centuries

July 11, 2023

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Medieval dental procedure.

Throughout history, people have always tried to make their teeth look their best, but they haven’t always had the best ways to do that. The good news is that modern dental methods are far more comfortable and sanitary than they ever have been before. If you want to feel better about today’s cosmetic dentistry, read on to learn about what we’ve left behind.

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Risks of Using Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Too Often

June 13, 2023

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person using store-bought teeth whitening products

Enhancing the allure of your smile is often sought through teeth whitening, a popular method to achieve a brighter appearance. Over-the-counter whitening products offer a convenient array of options, from strips to toothpaste, readily available in numerous grocery and drug stores. However, while these products may be easily accessible, they may not necessarily be the optimal choice for your smile. Keep reading to learn about potential risks associated with overusing over-the-counter teeth whitening products.

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Veneers vs. Lumineers: What’s the Better Option?

May 10, 2023

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a closeup of a porcelain veneer

Both veneers and Lumineers are regarded as all-inclusive cosmetic treatments that can take a smile affected by a range of imperfections, like dental damage, misalignment, and discoloration, and transform it into one that’s beautiful and symmetrical. However, despite being able to offer similar results, people are often torn between the two procedures trying to find the one that would be best for their individual smile goals and needs. Read on to learn the difference between Lumineers and veneers and the pros and cons of each.

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Is Gum Grafting Painful?

April 13, 2023

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closeup of smile after healing from gum graft

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that can damage the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth. If left untreated, it can cause your gums to recede. Gum grafts are an effective treatment for severe gum disease. If you have never undergone this procedure, you may be wondering if it’s painful. Continue reading to learn if gum grafting hurts and how it works.

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