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How Dental Practices Stay Safe and Clean During COVID-19

May 21, 2020

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Although COVID-19 restrictions are gradually being lifted, it is still important to be cautious and maintain social distancing. However, you should not let worries about the current pandemic hold you back from receiving necessary dental treatment. In fact, dental offices have always been some of the cleanest places in the country — and now they are taking more precautions than ever before to ensure patient and team member safety. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the specific steps your dentist is taking to fight COVID-19.


How Will You Know When You’ve Found a Good Emergency Dentist?

April 23, 2020

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You don’t have time to worry about the credibility of a dental practice when you’re in the middle of dealing with an unbearable toothache that refuses to go away. If you’re going to shop for an emergency dentist, you should do so long before you have any need of them. Which one is the best fit for you and your family? These 4 signs will let you know that you’ve found a great home for all of your urgent dental care needs.


Are Your Brushing Habits Harming Your Teeth and Gums?

March 14, 2020

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Most people have adopted the habit of brushing their teeth twice a day. That’s excellent! However, merely brushing twice a day isn’t enough to protect your teeth and gums from damage. You must brush correctly. Mistakes in how you brush your teeth could mean that your daily oral hygiene habits are doing more harm than good. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few common mistakes you must avoid if you want to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy.


When the Teeth Underneath a Dental Bridge Go Bad

February 18, 2020

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Losing a single tooth can disrupt the balance of your bite and complicate simple tasks such as speaking and biting. You can avoid these issues with a dental bridge in Ponte Vedra Beach – a durable restoration that is supported by two of your real teeth. Bridges can last for many years with the right maintenance, but what about the dental structures that lie beneath them? What happens if they become infected or broken? And what should you do if that happens? Read on to learn more about potential threats to your smile that could be hidden from view.


How to Take Care of Your Mouth When You’re Sick

January 20, 2020

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Winter is normally the peak of cold and flu season – which means it’s important to make sure you’re ready in case you get sick! According to the CDC, most colds last between 7 and 10 days. During that time, you need to be diligent about taking care of your body, and that naturally includes your mouth. The following 4 tips will help you protect your oral health even while you’re constantly coughing and sneezing.


The Holidays May Be Hurting Your Teeth: Here’s How to Protect Them

December 21, 2019

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The holidays are right around the corner and you know what that means: family gatherings, quality time with loved ones, and plenty of reasons to have fun! As you rush from store to store in search of the perfect gift or bake dozens of sugar cookies for a party, it’s likely you have a million things on your mind this time of year. Amid all the preparations, have you prepared to keep your smile safe? The holiday season and all of its crazy schedules and sugary treats can quickly cause serious issues for your teeth. This year follow these simple tips from your dentist to protect your oral health while enjoying the festivities!


Dangers of Sleep Apnea: Why Snoring Might Be the Least of Your Problems

December 16, 2019

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Loud snoring is one of the telltale signs of sleep apnea, a condition where your body repeatedly stops breathing during the night. If you live alone, chances are you won’t notice this particular symptom. But don’t think that means you can afford to ignore your disorder! When left alone, sleep apnea can severely lower your quality of life – and could even be dangerous. Read on to learn the importance of swift sleep apnea treatment in Ponte Vedra Beach.


Protecting Your Gums Could Mean Protecting Your Blood Pressure

November 24, 2019

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If you have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), you need to be careful; if this condition isn’t controlled, it could damage your blood vessels and various organs throughout your body. Eventually, you could be at risk for life-threatening heart attacks, aneurysms, or even heart failure. Luckily, there are ways to keep your blood pressure under control – but you might be surprised to know that unhealthy gums could make it much harder to do so! Read on to learn about the connection between gum disease and hypertension.


How Holiday Stress Can Hurt Your Oral Health (and What to Do About It)

November 19, 2019

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When you’re young, the holidays are a magical and fun time of the year, but as an adult, they can be quite stressful. Rather than just going to holiday parties and on trips to see friends and family, you’re the person who has to organize them, and that’s not even touching on getting the right gifts for everyone! Holiday stress can manifest itself in many ways, but one of the most common is a condition called bruxism. Over time, it can cause the teeth to crack, break, and even strain the sensitive jaw joint! What is it? How can you make sure it doesn’t ruin your holiday and New Years? A dentist shares everything you need to know in today’s blog.


Why Your Dental Implants are Compatible with the Structures Already in Your Mouth

October 22, 2019

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There are many good reasons why dental implants have become so popular in recent years as a method of tooth replacement. One of their advantages is that unlike traditional dentures or bridges, they can actually directly bond with existing oral structures and become part of your body. Learn more about how dental implant compatibility with your mouth contributes to a stronger, healthier smile.

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