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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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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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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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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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Keeping a Clean Office: Safety Protocols During COVID-19

May 17, 2020

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Clean dental office in Ormond BeachDental offices are some of the cleanest, safest places that you can go to. They are held to very strict cleanliness and sanitation guidelines to always ensure beneficial, dynamic treatment for their patients. Your Ormond Beach dentists understand just how stressful the COVID-19 pandemic can be and are taking even greater precautions to protect you. You can feel confident that you’ll be in a perfectly safe environment the next time you book a dental appointment.

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Dental Emergency? Why You Should Visit Your Dentist Instead of the ER

April 6, 2020

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older man with dental emergency

With all the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic going on, the last thing you need on your hands is a dental emergency. Yet, as many as one in six Americans will have to deal with one every year. When one strikes, it’s important that you know where to go. Should you visit your dentist’s office or the emergency room? Keep reading to find out why it’s better for your oral health to see your dentist.

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How to Maintain Your Dental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 27, 2020

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woman with coronavirus blowing her nose

Thanks to the recent spread of the novel coronavirus, your dentist is likely only open for emergency patients. Since any elective procedures like cleanings are now canceled, that means that at-home oral hygiene is more important than ever before. Here are some tips on how to keep up with your dental health while quarantined and in the event that you get sick as well as some advice on how to stop the spread of the virus in the first place.

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When Should You Replace Oral Hygiene Products?

February 24, 2020

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dental products placed on a bathroom countertopDo you have a large bottle of expired mouthwash or a frayed toothbrush on your bathroom counter that you’re still using? You can get a head start on spring cleaning and optimize your oral health by replacing expired hygiene products that you should no longer be using. Read on for a list of dental tools that you should regularly replace, and how you can pick out new products that are easier and more effective to use. (more…)

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