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A Dentist in Jacksonville Explains Sinus Pain vs Toothaches

March 19, 2019

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Woman with sinus pain

Persistent toothaches can make it difficult to concentrate at work or in the classroom, painful to eat and drink normally and impossible to get a good night’s sleep. They also, of course, are the body’s warning signal that something is wrong in your mouth and you should see a dentist right away. However, if you suffer from severe allergies or are feeling congested after catching a common cold, the oral pain you are experiencing may actually originate from your sinuses. How can you tell the difference between sinus pain and a real dental problem? A dentist in Jacksonville is here to help.

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5 Ways That Dental Implants Can Increase Your Confidence

February 5, 2019

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Examples of dental implants

Dental implants not only can restore lost teeth, they can also do the same for your confidence. Implants are a great way to improve your smile, help you to look younger, and enjoy a wide range of healthy foods. They do this without restricting your speech or holding you hostage to worry about your restoration failing.

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The Smile You’ve Always Wanted Is In Reach With Help From a Cosmetic Dentist

January 11, 2019

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Dental patient having the shade of her teeth matched

Did you know that people who have an attractive smile are perceived to be more intelligent, likable and even younger than those who don’t? Countless studies have shown this to be true time and time again, but that’s no reason to lose hope if you don’t like the smile you were born with! In fact, a cosmetic dentist can safely and reliably transform your smile in less time than you might expect. And since 2019 just got started, why not make this the year you get a smile you can be proud of? Keep reading below to find out how several cosmetic dental procedures can transform your smile in 2019!

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3 Flu Season Tips to Survive Winter with a Smile

January 1, 2019

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woman with sore throat

Whether you live in a snowy locale or just visit to hit the ski slopes, cold and flu season has returned again for the winter months. From taking precautionary vitamin C to keeping cough drops in the glove compartment of the car, people take all sorts of steps to prevent and treat cold and flu symptoms. However, what many people don’t consider is how cold and flu remedies impact the health of their teeth, gums and mouth. Here are 3 flu season tips from a dentist to help you through the season without compromising your dental health.

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Are You Cavity Prone? Here Are Some Helpful Tips from a Dentist

December 12, 2018

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person with healthy bright smile

Think you’re cavity prone? You may be right. Some of us are at greater risk of developing oral health problems than others, due to hereditary or other factors. But all of us can enjoy better oral by following a few basic tips from a qualified dentist.  These include not only brushing and flossing, but also watching what we eat, limiting consumption of alcohol, and staying away from tobacco products.

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Use It or Lose It! Maximize Dental Insurance By Scheduling With a Dentist

October 9, 2018

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A dental insurance claim form You probably don’t think about your dental insurance as “free money,” but in some ways, that’s exactly what it is! But, unfortunately, many people let their benefits pass them by. In fact, a recent study by the American Dental Association found that the average person has an annual benefit of $1,250, but only gets about $323 of dental work each year. Since you lose your benefits if they aren’t used by the end of the year, that’s like missing out on over $900. And you may as well achieve great oral health and beautiful smile – at a greatly reduced cost to you. Keep reading to find out which procedures are usually covered and how you can maximize your benefits!

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How to Care for Your Invisalign Aligners

September 19, 2018

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person wearing clear dentures

One of the great advantages of Invisalign aligners is how easy they are to care for. In this post we’ll cover some basic tips and answer common questions we hear from patients. Use this information along with your dentist’s recommendations to get the most benefit from Invisalign therapy.

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I Used to Wear Braces – Will Invisalign Work for Me?

August 28, 2018

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woman smiling inserting Invisalign alignersIf you’ve worn braces or had other orthodontic work done in the past and didn’t get the results you desired, you may be wondering if you’re eligible to take a new route. Is the Invisalign method an option for you? As you read on, your dentist weighs in to explain what Invisalign is and tackle the question of whether your prior work will disqualify you from receiving new treatment for bite issues.

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A Dentist Gives 6 Reasons Why “Do It Yourself Braces” Is a Bad Idea!

July 7, 2018

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Man holding tools and a thumbs-up signThese 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!

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In-Office vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening – Your Dentist Weighs in

June 6, 2018

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before and after picture teeth whiteningWhether 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.

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