September 30, 2019
Sometimes it feels like summer is never going to fade away
into fall, especially here in Florida. Over the summer, you got into the habit
of chewing on ice cubes to keep cool. However, chewing ice is actually really
bad for your teeth. It can cause your enamel to get chipped or cracked. If your
tooth is weak enough, chewing ice can even make your tooth fall out! Also, it
can cause some serious pain if your teeth are sensitive. If you’re having
trouble kicking the habit, here are 3 healthier alternatives to ice crunching
that you can try
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September 23, 2019
If you’ve noticed
that your teeth have become more crooked over the years, it could be a much
more serious problem than you think. Overcrowded teeth don’t just change the appearance
of your smile; they can also make you more vulnerable to gum disease and other oral
health issues. Read on to learn why straightening your pearly whites with Invisalign helps
protect more than just your image.
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August 11, 2019
As a person who works full time, a parent, or a student bombarded by upcoming papers, it can be hard to remember to drink water and stay hydrated. Most of the time you reach for a drink, it’s with the purpose to keep you awake, help you feel relaxed, or it’s just conveniently in front of you at the gas station. You’re probably not always thinking about the impact that it’s going to have on your oral health. Read on to learn whether these five popular beverages in Cocoa Beach are helping or harming your mouth.
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August 5, 2019
If you’re battling stress, it’s probably taking its toll
on your mind, body, and even your oral health. When trying to juggle work,
kids, schoolwork, late-night games, dinner, and household chores, it can become
too much. If you’re experiencing pain in your jaw, bleeding gums, or maybe
nervous nail-biting, it’s time to talk to your dentist. Find out how stress
impacts oral health and what you can do to reduce and even eliminate the
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July 31, 2019
If you have ever avoided the dentist out of fear, you’re not
alone. About 20 percent of Americans are so scared of the dentist that they will
only seek dental treatment when it’s absolutely necessary. Whether you fear the
loss of control in the dental chair, painful procedures, or simply don’t like
people poking around in your mouth, dental anxiety can be debilitating. It can
lead to poor oral health down the road, which is why it needs to be addressed
and treated right away. Keep reading to learn 7 tips to beat dental anxiety.
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July 18, 2019
There’s nothing like a summer vacation to help you relax and
unwind, but don’t think you can take a break from good oral hygiene! It can be
easy to forget to keep up your regular habits when you’re away from your normal
daily grind, but even away from home you need to be constantly vigilant about
tooth decay and gum disease. Here are 6 tips for maintaining an excellent
dental routine during the summer.
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June 8, 2019
With a success rate of around 98% in non-smokers, one of the
best things about dental implants is their low risk of failure. But,
unfortunately, no medical procedure (including implants) is risk-free. While
relatively rare, dental implant infections can lead to implant failure and damage
the surrounding jawbone. But, with a few preventative measures and the right
care and maintenance, you can greatly reduce your risk of infection. Keep
reading to learn about the symptoms to watch for, how an infection is treated,
and how you can avoid one altogether.
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May 11, 2019
Did you know that 3 million people in the U.S. have dental
implants and an additional 500,000 implants are placed each year? It’s easy to
see why implants are such a popular way to replace missing teeth – they not
only look and feel more natural than any other option, but they can last many
decades as well. But one of the first questions many people have is how long it
will take them to heal after the procedure. After reading the blog below,
you’ll learn all about the dental implant process and what you can expect from
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April 30, 2019
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect
time for you to pause to reflect on how you can protect yourself from this
devastating disease. Of course, making good choices every day, such as eating a
balanced diet and avoiding tobacco, can play a big role in reducing your
chances of becoming one of the tens of thousands of people who get diagnosed
with oral cancer each year. You also need to visit your dentist for regularly
to receive an oral cancer
screening. Let’s discuss how often you should do so and what you can expect
during the screening process.
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March 10, 2019
If you’re getting a cavity filled, you’ll want to know what your options are. Amalgam (silver) fillings have been the norm in dentistry since the 1800s. But now, modern dentistry has introduced composite resin fillings that blend in with your natural teeth. They’ve surged into popularity because they offer a number of benefits that older solutions can’t. Read on to find out the pros and cons of each filling option and how they’ve advanced.
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