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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.


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.  


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.


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.


What Do Dental Implants Feel Like?

February 27, 2021

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Woman with dental implant

One of the great things about living in the 21st century is that missing teeth can be a thing of the past. There are multiple different options to choose from when it comes to replacing your missing teeth. Dental implants have become a preferred method because of their numerous different benefits. If you are considering implants as a solution for your missing teeth, you are probably wondering how they will feel after the procedure. Continue reading to learn more.


3 Reasons to Schedule Your Dental Checkup Early This Year

January 4, 2021

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Calendar with reminder to visit Orange Park dentist for dental checkup

Many people are very busy at the beginning of the year. Between keeping up with New Year’s resolutions and planning out the rest of 2021, it’s likely that your calendar is filling up quickly. However, as you plan for the upcoming year, don’t forget to make time for your smile! Visiting your dentist twice a year can go a tremendously long way in helping you save time, money, and hassle on your oral health. Here are three very important reasons why you should start the new year off with a dental checkup.


4 Celebrities Who Have Dental Implants

December 24, 2020

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Dental implant

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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Dental implant

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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Senior woman smiling at reflection in dentist's office

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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older man brushing his dental implants in Orange Park

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.  

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