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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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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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Your Dentist Explains How Your Periodontist Helps Your Oral Health

March 7, 2018

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A plaque with “periodontist” engraved on it.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.

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Suffering from Bad Breath? Your Dentist Explains the Causes and Cures

February 5, 2018

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man covering mouth from bad breathHave 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.

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Ask a Dentist About A Healthier Smile in 2018!

January 3, 2018

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Happy woman smiling in the snow

Happy woman smiling in the snow

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?

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Teeth Whitening Products Put to the Test. Did They Work?

December 4, 2017

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pretty woman smiling holding whitening tray

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.

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