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Are Baby Teeth Important?

April 19, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , — pontevedra @ 9:25 pm

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.


The Fluoride Controversy – Is Fluoride Beneficial or Detrimental? Dental Facts About Fluoride

March 29, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , — pontevedra @ 9:28 pm

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!


Why Do People Avoid the Dentist? Could These Issues Be Destroying Your Oral Health?

March 7, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — pontevedra @ 9:38 pm

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.


Oral Health Care Guidelines For Your Children

January 5, 2014

Filed under: Children's Dentist — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 1:40 am

Historically many people have seen children’s oral healthcare as almost optional.  The care of deciduous teeth, otherwise known as baby teeth, was seen as of little importance.  The idea was that they will fall out so the worst case scenario is not all that bad.  This could not be further from the reality of the situation.  Oral healthcare of deciduous teeth and a child’s gums and mouth are extremely important for the health of the permanent teeth as well as the overall health of the child.  Neglecting the proper care can lead to irreparable problems later on and significant costs that are associated.  This blog provides some tips and fundamentals of how to provide the best care of your child’s teeth and oral health. (more…)