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When Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

January 22, 2021

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Have you ever picked up your toothbrush and suddenly become aware that it’s not looking so hot anymore? It could be that the bristles were looking worn, or perhaps the color was a bit off. It’s very common for people to use toothbrushes longer than they really should, but it’s important that they be replaced regularly so that your teeth and gums are being properly cleaned. It’s also important to change your toothbrush in certain cases to prevent the spread of bacteria. Keep reading to learn what your San Marco dentist has to say about how to know it’s time for an upgrade.


Does Alcohol Consumption Increase Your Risk for Gum Disease?

December 3, 2020

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Do you like to meet up with friends or family on the weekend for a drink or two to reward yourself for a long week of hard work? Having an alcoholic beverage now and again doesn’t usually have lasting consequences, especially if you don’t have any major health conditions. Alcohol becomes an issue when you are drinking a lot on a regular basis. In addition to increasing your risk of health issues like cirrhosis of the liver, heart disease, and anemia, heavy drinking can also contribute to periodontal disease. Read on to learn more from your dentist about its effect on gum disease and how much is too much.


How to Battle Bad Breath

November 23, 2020

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It is estimated that one in four people worldwide has bad breath at any given point, and if you’ve ever experienced it, you know there’s no denying that it can be a big blow to your confidence. So, how do you combat it? Your dentist in Jacksonville can explain the different causes of bad breath and how to fight it.


5 Important Factors that Can Make or Break Your Smile

November 9, 2020

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Your smile can say a lot about you. It shows how well you take care of yourself or if you’re happy. Sometimes, it even suggests that you are open to meeting new people. Your cosmetic dentist in San Marco can help give you a smile that makes you feel more attractive, but what really makes a smile beautiful? Keep reading to learn about 5 key factors the brain uses to consider a grin appealing.


Why You Should Deal with Dental Emergencies ASAP

September 29, 2020

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Man with toothache needing to see emergency dentist

If you have ever encountered a dental emergency, you probably know how stressful and uncomfortable the situation can be. It never seems to happen at a convenient time, and you don’t always know what steps to take for the best possible outcome. Sometimes you don’t even know if your situation counts as a dental emergency. Read on to learn from your emergency dentist about what a dental emergency is, how you should react, and why you should work quickly to see a dentist.


I Cracked My Tooth! What Should I Do Now?

August 15, 2020

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Woman with toothache from cracked tooth

Dental emergencies always seem to happen at the worst possible time, and it is difficult to know what to do. Not only can cracked teeth affect your appearance, but they can be incredible painful and only get worse if left untreated. There are many different ways that this can happen and thankfully, there are a variety of different treatments for this particular issue. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about your cracked tooth in Jacksonville.


6 Lies That Your Dentist Knows You’re Telling

July 12, 2020

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Patient at dentist

Many people have a tendency to stretch the truth whenever they visit the dentist. Perhaps you tell them that you have been flossing every day when you only do it once a week. Even though you may think that you have them fooled, the truth is that your mouth reflects how well you’ve been taking care of your smile as well as other things about you. Read on to learn which lies that your dentist knows you’re telling and how they can decipher between fact and fiction.


How Is Your Dental Team Preparing for Your Visit?

June 12, 2020

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Plastic guard for dental safety during COVID-19

Dentists and other healthcare professionals are always required to follow strict guidelines to ensure that patients are being treated in a safe and clean environment. Even though this is the case at all times, due to recent events regarding the worldwide pandemic, your dentist is putting even more steps into dental safety during COVID-19. Continue reading to learn just a handful of the new protocols that are being implemented to provide extra protection to patients during this time.


How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy Until Your Dentist Reopens

May 12, 2020

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Woman flossing

Most dental offices are open for emergency treatment when necessary, however regular cleaning and checkups are being postponed until a better time. If you’re someone who is always on top of your regular visits for you and your family, you may have some concerns over not knowing when you will be able to reschedule your appointment. Here’s why your dental office has temporarily closed and some tips for maintaining good oral hygiene in Jacksonville until they open again.


5 Points to Keep in Mind When Searching for an Emergency Dentist

March 29, 2020

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A woman searching for an emergency dentist in Jacksonville, FL.

It’s always preferable to avoid a dental emergency when you can, but sometimes they can still occur (especially if you have particularly active family members.) If you have a dental emergency to deal with, the last thing you should have to do is search for an emergency dentist in Jacksonville, FL to visit, rather than just make a phone call. Don’t have a dedicated emergency dentist? Not sure how to choose one for your family? Keep these five points in mind while you search, whether you do it in person or online!

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