February 26, 2016
This week, we want to teach you about some of the warning signs that your dentist looks for during your oral examination, which may reveal telling information about your overall health. In a way, you mouth can serve as a window into your entire body and provide some of the first warning signs of certain disease. According to the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, the connection between general medicine and dentistry is vital to help save lives. You dentist performs a thorough oral health evaluation at every appointment as a way to screen for certain diseases that can present themselves in the oral cavity. It is also important that you look for some of these changes and warning signs and notify your dentist immediately if something doesn’t seem right.
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November 17, 2015
Today we are going to talk about some or the real dangers to your systemic health that can be adversely affected by poor oral hygiene. According to the American Dental Association, there are multiple systemic diseases that can affect the mouth and many common life-threatening diseases have been found to be associated with poor oral health. Most people know that poor oral hygiene can have adverse effects on the mouth, leading to bad breath, gum disease, cavities, tooth abscesses and infections, and the loss of teeth. But did you know that neglecting your oral hygiene can lead to more serious complications that affect your overall health? It is important to be screened for cavities, periodontal disease, and oral cancer at least every 6 months at your dental office. If you have any of these conditions, it is extremely important to treat them in a timely manner so that systemic complications can be prevented. It is also important for you to regularly visit your dental office so that preventative measures can be taken to encourage a healthy mouth and a healthy body.
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September 16, 2015
In recent years, dentists have really stepped up oral health education. Blogs, pamphlets, and magazine articles have given curious patients a terrific amount of information to digest. That said, we could always do better. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, one of our goals is to provide oral health and dental education to everyone within reach. Our blog serves as a great venue for this education. Today we felt compelled to provide a condensed guide to all things oral health. If you have questions, feel free to contact us any time electronically or call us at (904)285-7711.
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August 29, 2015
Do you or someone you love suffer from jaw pain, headaches, facial pain, or pain in the jaw joints (TMJ)? At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, education about dentistry and oral health topics is important to us. Our blog serves as a wonderful venue for this education. Today we would like to discuss pain. While this is not meant to be all encompassing, it could be useful as a starting point to help those that suffer. If you have further questions or would like to discuss your particular situation, feel free to contact us any time!
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July 1, 2015
At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are dedicated to oral health education for our patients. Our blog serves as a venue for this education. If you would like to learn more about a vast array of topics related to dentistry and oral health, we encourage you to browse our past posts. When brainstorming a topic for today’s post, it occurred to us that we have not provided a thorough guide to pregnancy as it relates to oral health. We hope this answers some common questions and allows the reader to recognize the importance of oral hygiene and a relationship with your dentist during pregnancy!
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May 29, 2015
You may have heard someone state that they have TMJ. The truth is that they are correct. You and I also have TMJ. Everyone has TMJ. TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint. This is the jaw joint. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are dedicated to educating the public about oral health and other current issues in dentistry. Today we would like to briefly tackle jaw pain, TMJ, and TMD. We hope you learn something and enjoy!
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April 30, 2015
Did you know the CDC reports that more than 29 million American suffer from diabetes? Did you know that another 86 million Americans suffer from pre diabetes? That is nearly one in three Americans! Additionally, over 70 million Americans have hypertension. Finally, the NIH states that more than 35% of Americans are obese. What this means is that there is a very high probability that you or someone you love suffers from one of these three medical problems. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are dedicated to not only providing the highest quality dental care to our patients but also to educating all within reach about oral health issues that we feel are important. Today we will tackle some serious oral health implications tied to the presence of these three maladies.
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April 19, 2015
Do we really need to brush baby teeth? After all, they are just temporary and we get a brand new pair after the baby teeth fall out. Do baby teeth get cavities? When should a child first see the dentist? Does my child have the correct amount of teeth? There are so many questions that parents ask regarding the oral health of their children. If you are asking questions like these we want you to know that you are not alone and not without resources. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are dedicated not only to providing excellent dental care but also to the education of everyone within our reach. In today’s blog post we will discuss the “baby” teeth. We hope you learn something and enjoy.
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March 29, 2015
The Center for Disease Control groups water fluoridation with immunizations, understanding tobacco as a health hazard, and motor vehicle safety in the list of the “ten greatest public health achievements in the 20th century”. At the same time many organizations tell Americans that fluoride is poison and that we are being “medicated by force”. What is the truth? At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are committed to public education about oral health and other issues in dentistry. Today we will tackle fluoride by reviewing some of the myths and the facts. Our hope is to answer and clarify many of the questions and uncertainties. We hope you enjoy!
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March 7, 2015
At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing dental and oral health education to all within reach. Our blog posts are a venue for these educational services. In addition, Dr. Townsend and Dr. Harth attempt to provide the best possible dental treatment to all of the patients from Ponte Vedra and surrounding communities. This blog post attempts to consider both of these things together and address a challenging subject-why people avoid the dentist.
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