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Learn How to Extend the Life of Your Dentures

January 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:06 pm
dentures

Missing teeth require effective and reliable restorations to replace them. It is likely you have a multitude of questions to ask your dentist when choosing the right form of treatment, one of which is probably “How long do dentures last?” As a reliable solution for tooth replacement, dentures provide a wealth of benefits, but they’re not permanent like dental implants. So, if you’re opting for this traditional, yet, effective method of treatment, take some time to learn how you can extend their livelihood and enjoy a complete smile for longer.  

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What is Causing My Tooth Enamel to Erode?

January 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 4:25 pm
a woman with her hands over her mouth

Are your teeth looking discolored? Maybe you’ve noticed how difficult it is to enjoy a bowl of ice cream or even a hot cup of soup? All of these are common symptoms of tooth enamel erosion. Although enamel cannot be replaced, there are things you can do to prevent further deterioration and problems from developing. Read on to find out more about this common dental issue and what your dentist suggests you do right away.

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Find Out if the Teeth Under Your Bridge Can Become Infected

January 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:37 pm
a dental bridge

Natural teeth are susceptible to decay and damage, two of which are the most common reasons for dentists to provide restorative dentistry services. Some patients who receive a dental crown or dental bridge believe that because an artificial tooth exists over the regular tooth, what lives undeath no longer requires the care it once did. Not only is this statement false, but it is a potentially harmful way of thinking. To find out exactly what can happen to teeth underneath a bridge, let your dentist explain.

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Learn How You Can Achieve Better Oral Health with Gum Disease Therapy

January 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 3:13 pm
an image of plaque being removed from a person’s teeth

Millions of adults in the United States are living with some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. While many of them do not know they have it, this poses a problem for dentists, as they must work fast to treat a problem that can worsen quickly and lead to serious complications surrounding a person’s oral and overall health. So, what can be done? Fortunately, there are a variety of periodontal treatments available to restore dental health. If this sounds like something you could benefit from, read on to find out what your periodontist can do to improve your teeth and gums.

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Find Out How Tooth Loss Can Change Your Facial Appearance

December 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 4:41 pm
an older woman smiling

Have you considered dental implants to replace your missing teeth? Tooth loss can cause a wide array of problems for your oral and overall health as well as your facial appearance. From a sagging or “collapsed” facial structure to a misaligned bite, it’s important that you opt for a solution that will halt these changes and instead, improve the health and appearance of your smile. Find out more about dental implants and their many benefits.

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Holiday Stress? Find Out How It Can Negatively Impact Your Oral Health

December 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 6:38 pm
a woman stressed with a Christmas tree in the background

No matter how much you enjoy the holidays, it can still be a stressful time. Between shopping malls full of hurried and oftentimes, rude shoppers, to family members arguing over politics, you might find yourself rubbing your temples and scrambling to find 5 minutes to yourself. Stress has a unique way of amplifying problems that already exist within your body and mouth, even if you don’t realize it. If you suffer from bruxism or chronic jaw pain, find out just how powerful and harmful stress can be on your oral health and how TMJ Therapy can help you achieve some much-deserved relief.

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Tooth Extracted? 4 Ways to Prevent a Dry Socket from Occurring

December 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 5:46 pm
a man holding his mouth in pain

When a tooth needs to be extracted, it’s important that you take proper measures to ensure your recovery is thorough and effective. A dry socket is one of the most worrisome prospects after a tooth extraction, so if you want to prevent this from occurring, a local dentist shares 4 ways you can take better care of your oral health and keep the pain away.

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Can Your Dental Implants Make It Difficult to Pass Through Airport Security?

November 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 2:39 pm
people at an airport

You’re standing in line, waiting your turn to walk through the metal detector at the airport when suddenly, you remember you have dental implants. Will they set it off? Will they pull you out of line and wave their wand to find the culprit that sounded the alarm? If you’re worried about your upcoming flight and whether your implants will cause all eyes to be on you, read on to learn how these security measures work and if your restorations will even be detectable.

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Ready to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before the End of the Year?

November 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:22 pm
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The clock is ticking, and with each day, minute, and second that goes by, 12:00 a.m. on December 31, is growing closer. What does this mean? For individuals with private dental insurance, it means that any unused benefits will disappear, and the deductible and annual maximum will return to zero on January 1. With billions of dollars thrown away each year, don’t let your hard-earned money fall to the wayside. Find out what you can do to keep maximize your dental insurance benefits before you ring in the new year.

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Puffy Gums? Learn More About the Connection Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

November 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 6:29 pm
an older gentleman smiling

November is National Diabetes Month, which means, it’s time to consider your well-being and make sure you’re eating right, exercising, and taking the right steps to manage your blood sugar levels. One way to do this is to maintain good oral health. But what if you are showing signs of gum disease? If you’re concerned that your gums are being negatively impacted by your diabetes, find out how the two are connected and what you can do to achieve better oral and overall health.

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