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Are My Dentures Affecting My Nutrition?

May 3, 2022

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Image of man holding his dentures.

According to the American College of Prosthodontics, roughly 40 million adults are missing all their teeth—and even more are missing multiple teeth! Having missing teeth is a very serious oral health concern that affects the way you speak, eat, laugh, and more. But luckily, solutions like dentures exist for the sole purpose of restoring your smile to a healthy and functional state. However, even though they’re meant to help, did you know that dentures can actually inhibit your body’s overall nutrition? Here’s what you need to know about how dentures influence your diet and what you can do to ensure your body is acquiring the energy it needs.


Tips for Adjusting to Talking with Dentures

April 4, 2022

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man smiling with dentures

Dentures are a popular tooth replacement option and for good reason. After all, they are affordable, noninvasive, and improve your facial shape, among other benefits. One of the potential challenges after getting them is learning how to speak properly. There are ways to put yourself in a position to make sure this adjustment gets done sooner rather than later. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Orange Park some steps that will help regarding talking with dentures and what to expect.


Why You Should Invest Your Tax Refund in Dental Health

March 10, 2022

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piggy bank with tax refund in Orange Park

Getting your tax refund can often times feel like a breath of fresh air. With your extra cash that month, there are plenty of ways you can choose to spend it. But have you considered investing it in improving your smile? By choosing a more preventive way of spending funds, you might even save yourself money in the future! Read on to learn the importance of your dental health and how your tax refund can help!


Can You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Yourself?

February 18, 2022

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person with a knocked-out tooth covering their mouth

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) estimates that over 5 million adults and children have one of their teeth knocked out each year. If this happens to you, is it okay for you to try to put it back in its socket on your own? Read on to learn what you should do if you have a knocked-out tooth, if it’s okay for you to put it back into its socket, and whether or not your emergency dentist will be able to save it.


This Heart Health Month, Let’s Talk About Your Teeth and Gums

January 17, 2022

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A woman pointing at her smile.

February is not only the time for pink paper hearts on Valentine’s Day, it’s also, appropriately, Heart Health Month. The heart is a powerful muscle and keeping it healthy is one secret to living a long and happy life. To that end, you may be surprised to find out that your oral health can really influence your cardiovascular health. Keep reading to find out how, along with tips for keeping both in tip-top shape. 


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.


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.


Don’t Fall Victim to these Frightening Oral Health Stats

October 4, 2021

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jack o’ lanterns in graveyard during spooky night

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.


Careful! These Foods Can Easily Chip Your Teeth

September 9, 2021

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closeup of woman eating nuts

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.


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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