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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July 9, 2015
According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Those are staggering numbers. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, our blog serves as an educational tool for all things dentistry. Today we felt compelled to discuss snoring and sleep apnea. If you suffer from either of these problems or if a loved one suffers, we encourage you to read on. Dentistry has brought about some terrific advances in sleep apnea treatment. We hope you enjoy!
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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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