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Tips to Avoid Bad Habits & Stay on Track with Invisalign

June 17, 2020

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Invisalign in Jacksonville is a comfortable and convenient way to straighten your teeth in a relatively short period of time! However, while you would never intentionally derail your treatment timeline, there are some simple bad habits that can cause major delays. When undergoing this new orthodontic treatment, it’s important to understand what factors can influence your progress. Here’s what your Jacksonville dentist wants you to know about staying on track for a straighter smile.


How Your Dental Practice is Staying Clean During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 21, 2020

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an empty treatment room that has been disinfected before a new patient arrives

If you are wondering how your dentist is managing dental practice safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Knowing how easy it can be to transmit germs in an environment that requires close proximity between you and your dental team might make you feel uneasy should you require an emergency visit. Fortunately, your dentist is taking additional care to ensure you remain safe during your appointment. From the moment you arrive until you leave to go home, find out what measures are being taken to keep you and staff members healthy.


How Can Receiving Dental Implants Affect Your Jawbone Density?

March 24, 2020

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older woman enjoying increased bone density and dental implant success

Living without a full set of teeth places you at a great disadvantage. It not only leaves you feeling insecure about your appearance, but it can also lead to malocclusion, further tooth loss and oral dysfunction. Hands down, the best way to replace any number of missing teeth is dental implant insertion. Not only does it rejuvenate a smile, encourage proper alignment and improve functionality, but it offers even more. Read on to learn about the connection between bone density and dental implant success.


4 Easy Ways to Prevent Infection in Your Dental Implants

February 20, 2020

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older man brushing teeth and preventing dental implant infections in Jacksonville

You recently decided to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. You couldn’t be more excited for it to finish healing so that you can enjoy your favorite crunchy and chewy foods again. However, that won’t happen if the area around your implant gets infected. If that happens, your body could ultimately reject the implant, so the placement procedure would be all for nothing. To help you prevent that from occurring, we’ve written this guide on preventing dental implant infections in Jacksonville.


Why Am I Having Tooth Sensitivity with My Dental Implant?

January 31, 2020

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woman with dental painDid you make the choice to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant? You made a smart decision for your smile because it closely looks and feels like a real tooth. While you enjoy realistic results, you never expected to deal with sensitivity. Since it isn’t a natural tooth, how can this be possible? Believe it or not, it can happen. Here’s what you need to know to get relief from dental implant tooth sensitivity in Jacksonville.


How an In-House Savings Plan Can Benefit Your Oral Health

November 16, 2019

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When you don’t have dental insurance, it can make paying for dental care significantly more difficult and expensive. For some, it can make treatment completely out of reach, even for the most basic forms of care. Long-term oral health requires routine exams, cleanings, and X-rays, but that doesn’t mean you should have to break the bank in the process. Not only can you afford the most basic services with a dental savings plan, but you can even save on other treatments, including those not typically covered by traditional insurance.


Is Invisalign Right For You?

May 30, 2019

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person holding Invisalign aligners

Are you embarrassed by your smile because your teeth are crooked or misaligned? If you grin and your automatic reaction is to hide it behind your hand, consider straightening your teeth and boosting your confidence with Invisalign. If you’re hesitant of teeth-straightening solutions because the first thing that pops into mind are traditional metal braces, those are a treatment of the past! Invisalign is a practically invisible and unnoticeable series of trays that gradually position your teeth for an optimal smile. Read on to determine whether this cosmetic dentistry solution is right for you.


4 Tips to Survive Your First Week with Invisalign in Jacksonville

April 18, 2019

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You’re so excited! You are starting to straighten your teeth with Invisalign in Jacksonville. You’ve heard about all the benefits of choosing Invisalign, and you’re relieved that you don’t have to wear those brackets and wires to get the smile of your dreams. But then, when you’ve had your Invisalign trays in for a couple of days, your mouth feels different, even uncomfortable or in pain. Should you worry about that? Will it be like this the whole time? Yes, discomfort and even a little bit of pain can happen with Invisalign. After all, you’re moving your teeth around! However, these are just temporary. To help you get used to your aligners, here are four ways to make it easier.


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.


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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