These days, there’s a DIY (do-it-yourself) version of everything. Want to make your own table decorations for a party? No problem! Maybe you want to build yourself a wooden shed? You can find instructions for that online. But even if DIY is a great idea in some situations, it can easily be taken too far. Orthodontics is a great example! Believe it or not, some people are attempting to straighten their teeth at home by using rubber bands, jewelry beads, paper clips and even super glue. The idea of straightening your own teeth sounds really tempting, but when you hear the following six things a dentist has to say on the matter, you might just change your mind!
Larry Young Dental Blog
July 7, 2018
June 6, 2018
Whether you like it or not, the condition of your teeth will more than likely be judged when you meet a new person, as reflected in a series of new studies that have been released. One found that three-fourths of the people surveyed held the quality of a person’s smile in higher regard than the type of career they had, the model of vehicle driven or the person’s style of dress. With that in mind, if you have stained and discolored teeth and desire to make positive first impressions, then your dentist is here to discuss the different options available for teeth whitening. In doing so, he’ll reveal which method is the most effective in perfecting the look of your ivories.
March 7, 2018
Most people understand what a dentist’s general duties are because that is the dental professional most people see. Ever since they were young, they would visit the dentist every six months for their regular cleaning, exams, X-rays, and other treatments directly related to teeth. When they hear the word “dentist” they know what to expect. However, your dentist now has a periodontist in the office, and many patients aren’t sure what that entails in terms of treatment.
To make things simple, your dentist wanted to provide a brief summary on how having a periodontist in the office can be very beneficial. In the end, it’s always meant to make your visits more convenient.
February 5, 2018
Have you noticed that when you’re talking to someone the person seems to back up slightly? Does your mouth often feel dry with an unpleasant taste? These could be signs that you’re suffering from bad breath. If so, don’t beat yourself up about it because you’re not alone in the fight against halitosis, as 80 million people in America have some form of the same condition. The good thing to know is that there are ways to combat offensive breath through preventive dentistry. And as you continue reading your dentist will explain some of the other remedies as well as reveal how the problem starts.
January 3, 2018
It’s that time of year again! The decadence of the holiday parties is over and you’ve bought your new calendar for the upcoming year – now it’s time to think about your New Year’s resolution. In 2018, instead of the usual focus on getting in shape, why not think outside the box and resolve to get your teeth and gums in shape? Keep reading as a dentist tells you how to make your pearly whites shine, and even avoid time and money spent in the dental chair. Who wouldn’t be excited about that?
December 4, 2017
When you turn on your local news and notice how the evening anchors’ teeth seem to glow like street lamps, you think to yourself, “I want my teeth to look like that.” So, that launches you on a quest to find a way to whiten your teeth in the safest and most effective manner. Should you make a trip to your local grocery store or to your dentist for professional teeth whitening? Your dentist in Jacksonville provides some comparisons to help you make the right decision.
November 15, 2017
With the holiday season approaching, your dentist has a few things to discuss with you. Everyone’s schedules get out of whack, but that doesn’t mean that you should let your oral health fall to the wayside. Yes, it’s easy to become distracted from taking care of your teeth, but this week’s blog post offers a few helpful tips to keep your oral health on the up and up while you enjoy the holiday season.
September 6, 2017
Everyone has a level of morning breath that they must endure until they brush their teeth, but does yours linger? Having chronic bad breath could be a red flag that your dental health is declining.
Your dentist is here to help you recover your fresh breath with these helpful tips.
July 6, 2017
Do you feel insecure about the appearance of your teeth? If so, you are not alone as it is estimated one-third of adults feel the same way. Now, many are turning to cosmetic dentistry to gain a confident smile; however, you may feel that this is not the best option for you. Despite your hesitation, you can drastically improve your self-esteem and oral health with your cosmetic dentist in Jacksonville. At Larry Young Dental, Dr. Larry C. Young provides the tailored approach you need to transform your smile.
June 28, 2017
Did you know that 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth? With a number like this, you might be wondering what you can do if one of your pearly whites is removed from your smile. If and when this happens to you – and even if it already has – you can restore your smile to its former glory with dental implants in Jacksonville. In this post, Dr. Larry Young explains what these artificial teeth are made of and how you can maintain them.