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4 Ways Tooth Loss Changes Your Face Shape

September 26, 2019

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older woman smiling close up

Maybe you didn’t brush and floss as much as you should have, and you had to have a tooth extracted to save the rest of your mouth from infection. Maybe your tooth got dislodged in a fall or accident of some kind. No matter how your tooth came to be missing, it’s important to get it replaced as soon as possible. Going too long can negatively affect your oral health. Here are 4 ways that tooth loss can change the shape of your face.

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How You Can Celebrate National Gum Care Month

September 3, 2019

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woman flossing

September is a lot of things, like National Blueberry Popsicle Month, National Papaya Month, and National Square Dance Month. But on a more serious note, it’s also National Gum Care Month. Taking care of your gums is crucial not just for your oral health, but for your overall health as well. Let’s talk more about how to celebrate National Gum Care Month in style by preventing gum disease.

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5 Surprising Ways Severe Stress Impacts Teeth

August 13, 2019

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Stress at work

Keeping a job, raising a family, staying in good health – adults have a lot on their minds. It’s not surprising that, according to Stress.org, about a fifth of Americans suffer from extreme stress. It goes without saying that all that anxiety and tension can strain your mental and emotional health, but you might be surprised to learn that your smile could be in danger as well. Here are 5 ways stress impacts teeth; learn them well so that you can address them early on and give yourself one less thing to worry about!

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Find Out What You Should Do if You Have a Loose Dental Implant

July 7, 2019

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It is extremely rare that you should experience a loose dental implant. However, as with any type of surgery, procedure, or situation, there is always a chance for problems to develop. The good news is that this situation doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. In fact, there are things you can do to make sure the implant doesn’t completely come out, and with a trusted dental professional, you can have the confidence of knowing your dental needs will be met using appropriate methods of treatment. So, while the likeliness your dental implant will become less stable is slim, let us explain what you should do if your prosthetic becomes loose.

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Know the Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for Gum Recession

June 24, 2019

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Everyone knows that good oral health means taking care of your teeth, but what about problems in your gums? Gum recession is a common condition that occurs so gradually that many people don’t even realize it’s happening until the later stages. Here’s what you need to know about receding gums – their causes, their symptoms, and how they can be treated.

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A Dentist Explains How Dental Fillings Have Improved Over the Years

May 8, 2019

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White, silver, and gold dental fillings

For much of human history, there wasn’t a reliable way to repair dental damage like cavities or fractures. With modern dentistry, a tooth’s function and appearance can be safely restored with a dental filling. And although metal fillings were the only option for many years, tooth-colored materials came along several decades ago and made fillings better than ever. Keep reading to learn how high-quality dental fillings benefit you and how this procedure has changed!

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Have You Had a Screening?

April 14, 2019

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A dentist performing an exam.

Did you know that oral cancer affects 53,000 people every year? According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, that’s the number of Americans who are diagnosed with the condition. Annually, about 10,000 people will die as a result of the condition. With this in mind, it’s more important than ever to get screened, even if you have no risk factors. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to get scheduled to see a dentist. To learn the signs and symptoms of oral cancer and other useful information, keep reading!

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Why You Should Pursue Sleep Apnea Treatment in Ponte Vedra Beach

March 5, 2019

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A dentist working on a patient.

Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed in America, largely because most individuals don’t even know they have it. As a result, their sleep suffers and their ability to concentrate or stay productive throughout the day diminishes. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea but haven’t considered sleep apnea treatment in Ponte Vedra Beach, you’ll want to keep reading.

According to medical experts, those with sleep apnea are at significantly higher risk for developing systemic problems later. Learn the causes and how you can get yourself treated!

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How Parents Can Protect Children’s Dental Health in Ponte Vedra Beach

February 4, 2019

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A young child brushing his teeth.

Considering the fact that tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in children to date, it’s understandable that you’d want to do everything you can to protect their oral health. Children are more sensitive to tooth decay and gum disease, so they can easily develop dental disease if you aren’t taking the right steps to protect them. Thankfully, keeping their mouth healthy is not as difficult as you’d think.

To protect your children’s oral health in Ponte Vedra Beach, consider these steps from a dentist!

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Facts to Know About Porcelain Veneers in Ponte Vedra Beach

January 5, 2019

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A diagram of a porcelain veneer.

Out of all the cosmetic treatments offered by dentists, porcelain veneers are widely regarded as the most comprehensive. Not only are they capable of hiding multiple imperfections at a time, but they last for a very long time thanks to their durability. But one of the most common questions dentists get about porcelain veneers in Ponte Vedra Beach is their permanence. Are they a permanent solution to discoloration and cosmetic cracks? Will you need to have them replaced eventually? Do they result in permanent removal of tooth enamel?

Today, a dentist is prepared to answer these questions and more.

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