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Matthew Nawrocki, DMD, MS Blog

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

December 28, 2021

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Champagne for New Year’s Eve

There is no better time than the beginning of the new year to start fresh with some more wholesome lifestyle habits. Whether you’re looking to eat more vegetables, spend additional time exercising, or committed to sleeping a full 8 hours a day, you are taking a step to better your life. As for your oral health, there are always ways that you can improve. Here are some New Year’s resolutions that you can add to your list for 2022.

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Pinching Pennies? Visit Your Dentist to Save Money

November 20, 2021

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Piggy bank and loose coins.After a difficult year, money is tight for many families. To try to make ends meet, you might cancel your routine dental appointment because you don’t have any concerns currently. Although you might believe you’re saving money, you’re opening the door to a costly dental emergency. Your oral health needs aren’t something you want to sacrifice to pay the bills. You can keep a healthy smile a priority without adding the burden of a dental bill. Here’s how you can invest in the power of prevention without draining your bank account.

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Don’t Fall Victim to these Frightening Oral Health Stats

October 4, 2021

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Freddy Krueger, graveyards, Monday mornings, your mother-in-law visiting – there’s some scary stuff out there in the world. Oral health isn’t all rainbows and puppies either, as there are some frightening statistics relating to people who don’t take proper care of their chompers.

Keep reading to learn some scary stats, as well as some helpful oral health tips.

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Careful! These Foods Can Easily Chip Your Teeth

September 9, 2021

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Most people know that good oral hygiene, routine dental visits, and a healthy lifestyle can help you avoid several oral health problems. Unfortunately, even if you take excellent care of your teeth, dental emergencies can occur when you least expect them to. For example, some of your favorite foods can accidentally chip, break, or crack one of your teeth – and that means a trip to see your emergency dentist. Do you want to avoid these accidents? Continue reading to learn of a few foods that can chip teeth.

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Can Poor Dental Hygiene Affect Your Metabolism?

August 9, 2021

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senior couple exercising to maintain a healthy metabolism

Chances are you already know that exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and eating a nutritious diet are great ways to keep your metabolism in good condition. These habits help your body convert food into energy and use that energy efficiently. But did you know that your oral health also impacts your metabolism? Keep reading to learn how poor dental hygiene may lead to metabolic syndrome and how you can keep your smile – and whole body – healthy!

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Don’t Let Summer Pass Without Starting the Process of Receiving Dental Implants

July 13, 2021

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woman smiles with dental implants in Orange Park

Summertime is officially here, and if you’ve been considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, don’t wait any longer to start the process. You may be thinking why anyone would want to spend the summer months recovering from surgery, but to help you become more confident in your decision to get started now, a local prosthodontist is here to share 3 reasons you’ll be glad you used this time to restore your smile.  

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Can Gum Disease Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

June 17, 2021

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Older woman learning about gum disease and Alzheimer's disease

Has your dentist mentioned that your gums are inflamed, or that you have gingivitis? If so, you’re certainly not alone! These are related to gum disease, which is a common oral health condition that well over half of the American population has at some degree. As gum disease’s prevalence slowly increases and research on this issue continues, experts have discovered that gum health can influence the wellbeing of the rest of the body. In fact, gum disease may be connected to a higher risk of heart disease, arthritis, and even Alzheimer’s disease! Read on as we go over how your gums are connected to your brain, and how to keep both healthy.

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How to Enjoy Your Favorite Summer Foods with Dental Implants

May 5, 2021

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Man smiling at backyard cookout with friends

Many classic summer activities involve food. Hot dogs at the baseball stadium, backyard barbecue, an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. However, if you are missing teeth, it can be hard to eat all of your favorite dishes. Fortunately, dental implants can effectively restore dental appearance and function. Want to know more? Keep reading to learn how implants can help you enjoy your favorite summer foods.  

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How Allergies, Oral Health, and Tooth Pain are Connected

April 5, 2021

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Woman with seasonal allergies laying on a couch

With April comes more rain, but it’s also the time of year that you’re likely purchasing more allergy medication and boxes of tissues for yourself and the family. Due to the influx of new pollen in the air, you may find yourself dealing with more symptoms than usual, including sinus pressure and dry mouth. According to a dentist, these common allergy concerns are also connected to your oral health in more ways than you’d think.

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How Does Gum Disease Contribute to COVID-19?

March 25, 2021

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Gum disease

Gum disease is extremely common in the United States. In fact, approximately half of all Americans over the age of 30 have it at one severity or another. Another thing that many people don’t realize is how strong the relationship between gum health and the wellbeing of the body is, including the immune system. Now that we are living in a pandemic, it is important that you know about the connection between gum disease and COVID-19 and well as what you can do to keep your gums healthy.

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