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Dental Implants and Bruxism: How to Avoid Damaging Your Smile

February 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 6:19 pm
a middle-aged woman wearing a suit jacket and leaning against a railing while smiling

Are you living with bruxism and dental implants? Wonder if the impact of your teeth grinding will negatively affect your new prosthetics? Unfortunately, this common, yet damaging condition can take a toll on your implants, potentially causing failure if you’re not careful. To learn what you can do to avoid harming your new and improved smile, hear from a local expert who explains how you can enjoy a damage-free smile while living with bruxism.

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Is It Necessary to Replace a Missing Tooth No One Can See?

February 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 5:13 pm
a middle-aged man wearing a suit and tie smiles after receiving his dental implants

It’s natural to want to replace a missing tooth located toward the front of your smile, as it is noticeably visible to others. But what about a missing back tooth? If you lose a molar, is it really necessary to have it replaced? The truth is that even though this area of your smile is less likely to be seen by colleagues, family, and friends, these teeth need to be replaced to avoid more serious dental problems in the future. Read on to learn about the benefits of restoring a molar should you lose one over the years.

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Can Dental Implants Save You Money in the Long Run?

February 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 4:57 pm
a happy, middle-aged couple hugging and smiling while enjoying the outdoors

When it comes to considering dental implant cost, you may be wondering if it’s worth the investment. Yes, you can enjoy fully functional new teeth that offer a greater bite force, provide a greater aesthetic, and are known to last decades or more, but can they save you money in the long run? A local expert weighs in on the topic and explains why dental implants are far more cost-effective than you think and well worth the upfront cost.

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What is the Recovery Process for Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

January 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:57 pm
an older man seated outside near a lake and showing off his fully restored smile

You’re tired of the broken, chipped, stained, and missing teeth. Scheduling an appointment with your dentist, you discover you’re a prime candidate for full-mouth reconstruction, which means combining multiple restorative services into one treatment plan.  Excited about the potential for a new, fully restored smile, you become eager to get started. But what do you know about the recovery process? How long will it take to heal after having certain procedures? When will you get to start enjoying your new and improved appearance? Read on to hear from a local dentist who can provide a reasonable timeline for at-home healing.  

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Dental Implants and Your Jawbone: Why You Might Need a Bone Graft

January 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:01 pm
a digital image of a dental implant sitting firmly in the jawbone next to two healthy teeth

Dental implants are known for their stability and longevity. However, if the foundation in which they are placed is not firm, these unique tooth replacements can quickly fail. If you are living with multiple missing teeth and currently suffering bone loss, a periodontist will likely recommend a bone graft before moving forward with your implant placement. Read on to find out why this is necessary to ensure a longer lifespan for your new smile.

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Receding Gums: Can They Ever Grow Back?

January 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 6:36 pm
a digital image of a receding lower gum line

Receding gums can be an unfortunate reality for individuals living with gum disease. It can also occur for many other reasons, but no matter why it happens, the ultimate question remains, “Can gums grow back?” Before you give up hope, a local periodontist sheds light on the topic, explaining why this common problem occurs and what you can do to take back your smile.

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How to Properly Floss Dental Implants to Further Their Lifespan

December 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 9:55 pm
A digital image of a piece of dental floss moving back and forth around the base of a dental implant restoration

Do you know how to properly maintain your dental implants? If you think brushing and regular trips to the dentist is all you need to do, guess again. Flossing dental implants is a crucial step to preventing tooth decay and gum disease from developing around your restoration. It can keep bacteria away and help your worthwhile investment last even longer. Read on to find out how to perform this task the correct way and keep your real and artificial teeth looking their best.

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7 Vitamins and Minerals That Can Lower Your Risk for Gum Disease

December 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 9:30 pm
An up-close view of a man exposing his lower gums that appear red

Gum disease is a real problem, and millions of Americans suffer from some form of it without even realizing it. When these soft oral tissues become red, tender, swollen, and begin to bleed, time is of the essence to reverse the symptoms and get your oral health back on track. While brushing and flossing are tried and true solutions to maintaining good dental hygiene, you can also find benefits in various vitamins and minerals. Read on to learn which nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and lower your risk for periodontal disease.

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How is a Failed Dental Implant Removed?

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 8:12 pm
A digital image of a failed dental implant and the nerve breaking

Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, rare problems can occur that can result in a dentist recommending removing a failed implant. Although not a welcomed realization, the procedure can lead to a more positive experience once completed. A local dentist shares what you can expect if you are preparing for this type of procedure and why it’s necessary to preserve your oral health.

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Patient Testimonial: How Robert Got His Smile Back

November 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:59 pm
an older man standing outside with his arms crossed and smiling after receiving his dental implants

Missing teeth are known for causing a wide array of oral health problems, but they also negatively impact a person’s self-esteem. For Robert, a patient with Jacksonville Dental Specialists, his incomplete smile caused him to experience pain, embarrassment, and even unhealthy weight loss. Fortunately, a dentist in Jacksonville provided him with dental implants, allowing him to not only feel good about his appearance but also embrace a better quality of life. Read on to learn more about Robert’s story and why you should choose Jacksonville Dental Specialists.

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