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7 Tips to Beat Dental Anxiety

July 31, 2019

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woman afraid of dental chair

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.


Don’t Take a Vacation from Your Daily Dental Routine!

July 18, 2019

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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.


Want To Prevent Dental Implant Infections? Use These Guidelines!

June 8, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — nawrockidentalteam @ 11:42 am
Model of an implant in the lower jaw

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.


What Is the Recovery Part of the Dental Implant Process Like?

May 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — nawrockidentalteam @ 4:15 pm
3D image of a single implant in lower jawbone

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 the recovery!


How Often Should I Visit My Dentist for an Oral Cancer Screening?

April 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — nawrockidentalteam @ 6:14 pm
oral cancer card

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.


Composite VS Amalgam—Which Dental Filling In Cocoa Beach Fits Best?

March 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — nawrockidentalteam @ 2:20 pm
teeth with different fillings

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.


What Causes Gum Recession In Cocoa Beach and What Can You Do About It?

February 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — nawrockidentalteam @ 10:15 pm
Up-close view of gum recession

If you experience dental sensitivity, you might suspect that your teeth are the problem. But there’s a real possibility that the cause of the issue could be your gums instead! Gum recession in Cocoa Beach is a very common condition that can lead to sensitivity and other serious issues. And, since your gums protect your teeth, it makes sense that gum problems can put your teeth at risk for various problems. Keep reading to learn more about the causes of receding gums and how you can either treat it or prevent it altogether!


Here Are the Top 5 Reasons To Get a Smile Makeover In Cocoa Beach!

January 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — nawrockidentalteam @ 5:31 pm
Close-up of a beautiful smile

These days, it can seem like everywhere you look you see perfect smiles. But the truth is that very few people are born that way! The vast majority need one or more cosmetic dental procedures to help their smile look its best. Cosmetic flaws can range from small things like stains and discoloration to more involved issues such as crowding. But, regardless of which issues you’d like to correct, there are simple procedures that will deliver great results, faster than you would expect. Keep reading to learn about 5 of the most common reasons for a smile makeover in Cocoa Beach and what your treatment options are!


Should You Go To the Hospital For A Dental Emergency? Find Out Here!

December 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — nawrockidentalteam @ 11:04 pm
Model of a tooth next to a first-aid kit

Here’s a statistic that may surprise you: trips to the hospital for dental emergencies went from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010. That’s almost double in just a decade! While it’s true that good oral hygiene and regular checkups can prevent many emergencies, unfortunately, it can’t prevent them all. So if you have a dental emergency, who should you call – the dentist or the ER? Keep reading below to find out and get some great tips for the most common emergencies!


Discover Fascinating Facts About Your Tooth Enamel

November 22, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — nawrockidentalteam @ 6:57 pm

close-up of man's smileYour teeth are a wonderful creation; they’re made up of multiple layers that each serves a unique purpose. The enamel, the outermost portion of your pearly whites, plays an important role in how your smile functions and looks. But what exactly is tooth enamel in Cocoa Beach, and why is taking care of it so essential? Let’s talk about these fascinating questions.


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