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How to Properly Brush and Floss; This May Change Your Oral Health Forever

February 22, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 9:48 pm

Did your dentist is hygienist teach you how to brush and floss? If you are like the majority of Americans, the answer is probably no. Brushing and flossing techniques, if learned by instruction at all have traditionally been passed down from parents or caregivers. The problem is that most people have been taught incorrectly. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we strive to educate all within reach about oral health issues. As a result, we routinely post educational blog topics. Feel free to read more in our past blogs!


Troubling Information that Will Make You Want to Brush and Floss More

January 19, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 9:57 pm

Most Americans know that you are supposed to brush twice per day and floss once per day. Many do not know why or what would happen if they quit brushing and flossing. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we care about our patient’s oral health and understand that education about oral health can save money, time, and headaches. Our dental blog is a forum for dental education. If you would like to learn more, feel free to visit past blog topics.


What is Pain Free Dentistry? Can it be Obtained?

December 30, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 10:04 pm

Are you afraid of the dentist? If so you are not alone. Many people are afraid of the dentist and unfortunately that makes many people avoid the dentist. The major outcome of this is that they do not receive the care they should get and end up spending much more money as well as much more time in the dental chair later on. Many of our older patients tell stories about dental visits in years past where there was no anesthetic given, the dentist did not seem to care about their comfort, or one of many other reasons they are now afraid of dental visits.


All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth – Some Funny and Interesting Dental Facts

December 17, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 10:07 pm

The holidays are here.  It is a time when many children are dreaming of sugar plums and presents under the tree.  Written in 1944 by Donald Gardner, the lyrics of the song “All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” are about a child who would like to speak clearly and whistle but cannot due to missing teeth. He was a 2nd grade teacher that asked the students what they wanted for Christmas. He noticed that almost all of the children answered with a lisp due to at least one missing front tooth.


The Ultimate Guide to Toothpastes! Are You Using the Right Products?

November 29, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , — pontevedra @ 12:11 am

We as humans have been using toothpaste for centuries. There is evidence that the Egyptians created a special formula to clean teeth in 4 AD. You would think that this timeline has given us ample opportunity to perfect the product. That said, why can the toothpaste section be so daunting?  Is there one toothpaste that is perfect for every scenario? At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are committed to educating all within reach about oral healthcare issues. We hope you learn something! We welcome questions, comments, and new patients.


What is the Deal with Flossing? Is it Really Necessary?

August 1, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 12:35 am

How often do you floss?  According to a survey done in 2008 less than 50% of Americans floss daily and 10% report that they never floss.  Another study found that over 70% of Americans would rather go to the grocery store than floss.  We would like to dig a bit deeper into the issue of flossing and answer some questions you may have.  We hope you learn something and enjoy!


Bad Breath – Causes, Concerns, and Treatments for Halitosis

July 13, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 12:37 am

Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath. There are many causes of bad breath. Halitosis can create difficulties in several ways. Often halitosis can be a sign or a symptom of an underlying disease. The social implications often can be challenging as well. Many people do not even know they have chronic bad breath. We think it is important to enlighten you about some of the facts regarding halitosis.


The Ideal Dental Diet

June 21, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 12:48 am

Caries, which is the medical term for tooth decay, can be caused by many factors.

Caries essential is a progressive destruction of tooth surface caused by the demineralization of teeth. Genetics, shape of teeth and gums, and diet are among the large contributing factors. The diet is the factor that is most in our control. Most everyone has heard that drinks high in sugar and candy can “rot your teeth”. For those that have wondered if there is more to it we wanted to provide some guidelines.


Tobacco and Oral Health. How Bad is it Really?

June 1, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , — pontevedra @ 12:54 am

We all know that we should brush twice every day, floss, eat right, and avoid tobacco products. We have been lucky enough to be raised in a culture where certain guidelines have been established to help us live healthier and longer lives. What many of us do not know, however, is what happens if we ignore those guidelines? Today we hope to address one of those factors, tobacco. We know it is harmful to our health, but what about the dangers it poses to our oral health? We hope you read on, learn, quit if you use tobacco products, or encourage a quitter if you know someone that struggles with tobacco.


Is a Dry Mouth Destroying Your Quality of Life? Dry Mouth Information and Treatments

May 18, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — pontevedra @ 12:57 am

Dry Mouth Causes, Implications, and Treatment Information

A recent study revealed that over 30 percent of the population over 65 years of age suffers from dry mouth. Dry mouth, known as xerostomia, can significantly decrease the quality of life and lead to many troublesome health consequences.


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