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Microbial Census: How Many Bacteria Live in Your Mouth?

August 11, 2023

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Is It Safe to Improve Your Smile with Gum Recontouring?

March 22, 2023

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a before and after picture of someone who had gum recontouring

When it comes to improving your smile, you may think that changing your teeth is your only option. However, your gums play a big part in how your grin appears. If you think your pearly whites are too small or your gums show too much, gum recontouring is a wonderful treatment to get the dental transformation you are looking for. But is it safe? Your dentist in Jacksonville is here to tell you more about it and whether there are any risks.


What Is Denture Relining, and How Does It Work?

February 22, 2023

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Dentist giving a patient a dental impression

It’s estimated that over 178 million Americans are missing one or more teeth and that 7% of adults worldwide are missing all of them. Among people who need their teeth replaced, dentures are an incredibly popular option.

That means millions of people will likely have to have their dentures relined at some point in their life. If you’re one of them, you may wonder exactly what will go into that process. Here’s a guide to denture relining and what it entails.


4 Tips for Avoiding Dry Socket

January 5, 2023

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dentist explaining how to prevent dry socket to patient

If you are having a tooth pulled, preventing a dry socket is key to healing properly. This issue occurs when the blood clot that forms and the socket where the tooth used to be is dislodged. This leaves the underlying nerve endings and bone unprotected. While a dry socket is painful, it can also cause delays in the healing process. Keep reading to learn five warning signs that you’re developing a dry socket, four tips that will help you prevent it, and how your dentist can help.


How Long Do Dental Crowns Typically Last?

December 9, 2022

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an example of a dental crown in Jacksonville

If you’re struggling with a decayed or damaged tooth, then a dental crown may be the best solution for your smile. These protective caps provide a durable structure to strengthen compromised pearly whites while also improving their appearance. But exactly how long do they normally last? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of dental crowns, their typical lifespan, and ways that you can prolong them.


Is Coffee Still On the Table with Veneers?

November 9, 2022

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women drinking coffee with veneers in Jacksonville

Are you struggling with moderate to severe dental discoloration? Although teeth whitening is a popular and effective treatment, the better option would be to get veneers. With these super-thin porcelain shells, you’ll be able to brighten your pearly whites while also concealing multiple other dental flaws in your smile. However, will you still be able to drink a warm cup of joe with your brand-new teeth? Read on to learn if coffee is still on the table once you have veneers!

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