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What is the Difference Between Direct and Indirect Dental Restorations?

March 24, 2020

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a young man with glasses smiling to show his custom-made dental restorations

If you have teeth that have been weakened as a result of severe decay or damage, it is likely your dentist will suggest custom-made dental restorations. Categorized as direct and indirect, you may not understand which services fall into each category. Luckily, your dentist can help explain the difference between the two, so you know what to expect when preparing for your upcoming appointment. Take some time to become more familiar with these two restorative types, so you will feel more confident about your future smile.

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4 Tips to Staying Free of Coronavirus and Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

March 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:12 pm
a woman sitting on a couch blowing her nose and looking at a thermometer

Are you worried about contracting coronavirus? Do you suffer from seasonal allergies or battle the cold or flu this time of year? How can you tell the difference between the symptoms associated with them? While it may not be easy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers ways to tell if you have coronavirus and how you can protect yourself. But that’s not all you should be concerned about. As we enter spring months, it is important to keep your oral health in check when dealing with any type of virus or cold, which is why you should check out these helpful tips to get you through this difficult time. 

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Which Nutritional Foods Can Help Improve Your Oral Health?

March 6, 2020

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Table with nutritional foods, all of which are good for your oral health

As dentists and doctors throughout the country celebrate National Nutrition Month, it’s time to consider how making changes to your daily diet can make a real difference in your smile. You know the damaging effects of eating too much sugar and starch, but do you know the benefits of incorporating more dairy, lean proteins, or leafy greens into your meal plan? Spend some time learning more about how you can transition to a healthier lifestyle and ultimately, improve and achieve a beautiful smile.

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What Happens if Dentures Are Never Removed?

February 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 9:26 pm
an older woman looking at her smile in the mirror

When receiving your new smile, it’s understandable that you don’t want to remove your dentures. After all, they make you look and feel good. Unfortunately, by choosing to keep you custom-made prosthetic in, you could be doing more harm than good to your mouth. To find out why sleeping with dentures is something you should avoid, read on and let a dentist explain what you should do to keep your restoration looking and feeling its best.

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February Is Time to Think About Your Gum and Heart Health

February 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:12 pm
smiling woman holding heart

February is a special month for several reasons. It is the month when romance is in the air, and it is when we are encouraged to think about black history. It is also a good time to pause to think about your health since it is both Gum Disease Awareness Month and American Heart Association Month. Let’s discuss how gum health can affect heart health, and the steps you can take to protect both your smile and your heart.

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What Are the Different Stages of Gum Disease?

February 5, 2020

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a person pulling their lip down to expose their red gums

If you recently visited your dentist’s office and learned that you have gum disease, you may be wondering why it’s such a big deal. Although commonly seen by dental professionals, it can quickly escalate and worsen over time, leading to serious oral and overall health problems. In order to prevent the deterioration of your smile as well as your body, learn about the stages of gum disease and what you can do to stop it in its tracks.

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Learn How to Extend the Life of Your Dentures

January 13, 2020

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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

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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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