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Invest Your Tax Refund in Better Oral Health

April 11, 2022

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AMan counting tax refundpril 15th is right around the corner. As the deadline to file taxes approaches, many people have already received their refunds. If the extra cash is burning a hole in your pocket, don’t blow it on a big-ticket item or shopping spree. Instead, invest your refund in your oral health. Here are 3 ways your tax return can save money down the road when used for a healthy smile. 

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4 Valentine’s Day Dental Gifts

February 16, 2022

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person giving their partner Valentine’s Day dental gifts

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there isn’t much time left to decide what kind of gift you want to get for your loved one. You could stick with the classic flowers and chocolates, but why not think outside of the box by giving them presents that will promote a happy, healthy smile? Read on for ideas for Valentine’s Day dental gifts that are sure to make them smile!

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What Are New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile?

December 4, 2021

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woman with 2022 new year’s balloons

Setting goals for yourself can be a great thing. On that note, so can New Year’s resolutions. Especially when they involve attempting to improve your health or maybe your financial situation.

When you find a resolution that can potentially do both, now you’re on to something. When you commit to improving your oral health, it can improve your overall quality of life and save you a pretty penny when it comes to paying for dental treatments after you’ve developed problems. You can alter your daily regimen, and before long you’ve changed a problematic behavior without even thinking about it.

Keep reading for suggestions on New Year’s resolutions for a healthy smile from your dentist in Ormond Beach.

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5 Tips to Appreciate Your Smile for Thanksgiving

September 30, 2021

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Man cutting Thanksgiving turkeyYou probably don’t spend much time thinking about your teeth, but they are amazing structures. Every tooth is crucial for more than just a beautiful smile. You couldn’t enjoy your favorite foods or communicate clearly if not for your teeth. As you reflect on the past year, don’t forget to show your smile a little appreciation for Thanksgiving. Here are a few holiday oral health tips to give your teeth the gratitude they deserve.

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The Step-by-Step of Invisalign

March 19, 2021

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Woman with Invisalign

Are you wanting a straighter smile? Many of us aren’t born with the exact smile that we’ve always dreamed of, but that’s okay. With modern dental technology, you can straighten your smile without the use of metal brackets and wires for who knows how long. Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear aligners in order to slowly shift the teeth into their new rightful locations. Continue reading to learn about the steps of the Invisalign treatment process so you know what you can expect.

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How Do Pumpkin Spice Lattes Affect Your Dental Health?

September 23, 2020

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cup of coffee with pumpkins and various spices

It’s officially autumn, which means it’s the time of year when the smell of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air. While most of us are aware of how sugary these coffee drinks are, many people don’t consider how pumpkin spice lattes impact your teeth. Drinking them in moderation is fine, but consuming them frequently can seriously harm your smile. Keep reading below as we examine how coffee affects your dental health and how you can minimize the damage.

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3 Features to Look for in a New Dental Office

September 12, 2020

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patient and dentist talking

If you’ve ever moved from one place to another, you know some important things can slip through the cracks in transition. During an appointment recently, a patient shared that he is moving away soon. Although we’re sad to see him leave, we encouraged him not to let caring for his smile get lost in the hustle and bustle of the move. Then, he asked, “How can I find a high-quality dentist in Orange Park?”

In this patient’s case, we were able to recommend a trustworthy dentist nearby. We’re confident Dr. Matthew Nawrocki can give this patient the same exceptional care that he has received from us. However, this patient’s question got us wondering what we would look for if we were moving to a new area and searching for a dental practice to call home. Below are some of the most important features that will ensure that your next dental home gives you the same level of quality that you’ve enjoyed here at Brown & Nawrocki.

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Are You At Risk for Oral Cancer?

August 13, 2020

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Dentist talking to patient about oral cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, over 53,000 cases of oral cancer will be detected this year alone. Unfortunately, subsequent studies have found that 24% of patients said their dentist didn’t speak with them about risk factors at their last appointment and only 36% reported that they were screened for oral cancer. Since the survival rate doubles with early intervention, it is more important now than ever to be aware of what makes you vulnerable and how to minimize your risk!

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Can Vitamins Improve Your Oral Health?

July 16, 2020

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Image of vitamin supplements

Brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist bi-yearly are three components of a solid dental care routine. However, to ensure your teeth and gums are in tip-top shape, it is important to keep them strong from the inside-out. Initially, avoiding poor dental habits (like smoking) and drinking plenty of water may come to mind, but eating a vitamin-rich diet and incorporating supplements as needed can play an equally important role! Read on for how vitamins can improve your oral health and which ones to take!

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COVID-19 & Hand Hygiene: Why Handwashing and Sanitizing Is Crucial

June 11, 2020

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Person washing their hands

As the novel COVID-19 virus spread into a global pandemic, infection control measures became a part of our daily lives. Nearly overnight, face masks were required, social distancing guidelines were in place, and stay-at-home orders were mandated. However, thanks to these practices, the transition out of quarantine and into our “new normal” has begun. To keep you and your loved ones safe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging the public to continue practicing proper hand hygiene both in and out of your home. Read on for the power of handwashing, step-by-step instructions, and whether hand sanitizer is equally as effective.

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