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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.

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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!

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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.

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Protecting Your Gums Could Mean Protecting Your Blood Pressure

November 24, 2019

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Blood pressure

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.

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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.

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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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Is It Possible to Get Cavities Even While Wearing Porcelain Veneers?

October 17, 2019

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Porcelain Veneers

From small chips or cracks in your teeth to a wide variety of stains or discoloration, there are plenty of reasons why patients might choose porcelain veneers to enhance their grins. However, some might wonder whether cavities are still a concern after the procedure; can a tooth still suffer from decay even after a veneer has been placed? Here’s what you need to know about maintaining the health of your new smile.

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4 Ways Tooth Loss Changes Your Face Shape

September 26, 2019

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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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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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