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4 Celebrities Who Have Dental Implants

December 24, 2020

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Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. Even celebrities aren’t exempt from these climbing numbers. Fortunately, modern dental technology offers numerous options to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have become a preferred choice by dentists and patients alike, including some of your favorite stars. Read on to learn more about dental implants, their benefits, and some A-listers who have them.


5 Dental Implant Facts You May Not Know

December 3, 2020

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Are you missing teeth? You aren’t alone. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. The good news is that there are multiple different options out there for replacing missing teeth and giving patients their smiles back. One of the most preferred methods is dental implants. However, there are lots of misconceptions out there about them. Here are some facts about dental implants that you may not already know.


How Long Do You Have to Wait to Get Dentures After Your Teeth Are Pulled?

November 19, 2020

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If you are struggling to smile, chew, and speak with ease due to tooth loss, then dentures in Orange Park may be the solution you’ve been looking for. After all, they are extremely life-like, can last 10+ years with proper care, and are cost-effective. However, in order to restore your oral health and your complete smile, your dentist may recommend one extra step: extracting one or more teeth. If you are in a similar position, read on to learn how long after you can get your dentures.


How to Prevent Infections in Your Dental Implants

October 9, 2020

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One of the most amazing benefits of dental implants is their remarkably high success rate. In non-smokers, their chance of failure is less than 2%. Unfortunately, though, no medical procedure (even dental implants) comes completely risk-free. Although they’re rare, dental implant infections can lead to implant failure and damage the surrounding gums and jawbone. The good news is that with the right care and maintenance, you can ensure your dental implants in Orange Park stay in great condition. Keep reading to learn what to look for and how you can avoid the risk of dental implant infection.  


Bone Loss After Tooth Loss — Can Dentures Prevent It?

September 23, 2020

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Denture in Orange Park have helped generations of patients to regain confidence in their smiles. Not only do they look good, but they also restore the ability to eat most foods, and they are easy to care for. Despite their benefits, however, they do come with some significant downsides. One of those is their inability to prevent the bone loss in the jaw that occurs after tooth loss. Let’s discuss why that bone loss happens and what you can do to stop it.


Dentistry and COVID: 4 Reasons to Prioritize Your Routine Visits

August 17, 2020

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As the world continues to battle the novel COVID-19 virus, it is more important now than ever that we each do our part to limit the transmission. Fortunately, infection control measures like face coverings and significant hand hygiene have made the transition out of quarantine and into our “new normal” safe. However, since extensive research is still underway, many patients wonder if putting off their routine visit is the responsible thing to do. If you have found yourself thinking something similar, then your dentist in Orange Park is sharing four reasons you should reconsider.


What Causes Enamel Erosion & What Can I Do to Stop It?

July 7, 2020

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Tooth enamel is the protective outer layer of your pearly whites that prevents decay. Your enamel is the strongest substance in your body—even stronger than your bones! However, it’s far from indestructible. A few simple yet destructive habits and factors in our everyday lives can cause enamel erosion, which leads to weakened, sensitive, and vulnerable teeth. Read on as your Orange Park dentist explains more about this common condition and what you can do to keep your smile healthy and strong.


Can Teeth Supporting a Dental Bridge Become Infected?

June 3, 2020

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dental bridge being placed on teeth

Along with crowns, dentures and dental implants, bridges are among the most popular and effective tooth replacement solutions. Just imagine not having to worry about others noticing the gap in your smile anymore! However, although bridges can restore your dental function and appearance, it is important to know that they cannot totally eliminate the risk of tooth decay. Keep reading to learn more about the ins and outs of dental bridges and how to maintain a healthy smile when wearing a dental prosthetic.


The 4 Major Ways Your Dentist is Keeping Everyone Safe from COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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As dental professionals, it is important that your dentist and their team avoid unnecessary germs. This can prove difficult, especially since the reality of the job is to work within a patient’s mouth – an area that can be filled with harmful bacteria. Fortunately, some objects can be worn to offer an added layer of protection. Known as personal protective equipment (PPE), these items are what is keeping those working inside a dental office from contracting or spreading COVID-19. To learn which PPE is most popular and beneficial when it comes to protecting both dentists and patients, read on.


What is Causing My Tooth Sensitivity?

April 13, 2020

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a young woman holding a cup of coffee while pressing against her cheek because of tooth sensitivity

At the end of the day, all you want to do is curl up on the couch with a hot cup of coffee and prepare to binge-watch your favorite TV show. Unfortunately, the moment you take a sip, searing pain radiates within one particular tooth causing you to grasp for your cheek and nearly miss pouring your coffee on your lap. Why are you suddenly facing such extreme discomfort? Should you call your dentist’s office for an emergency visit? Take a few moments to find out what might be causing your tooth sensitivity and how best to treat it before the pain worsens.

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