Infections in the mouth are notoriously common; past studies have found that nearly half of American adults have some form of gum disease, and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research estimates that 92% of adults have had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. At first, these health issues might seem like minor annoyances, but if left untreated they can lead to tooth loss – or worse. Here’s what you need to know about different kinds of dental infections – and how to avoid the problems they cause.
June 19, 2019
May 7, 2019
According to the American Sleep Association, roughly half of all adults snore. In many cases, this can simply be a nuisance for people who are trying to sleep nearby. Sometimes, however, snoring is a sign of a much bigger problem called sleep apnea, which can potentially be life-threatening and may directly lead to heart problems. Learn more about this condition and how sleep apnea treatment may just help save your life.
April 3, 2019
If you’re like most Americans, you know all the reasons it’s important to see your dentist twice a year. It can prevent tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more, right? But what about screening for oral cancer? Do you know why it’s so important? You’ve probably been checked in the past and you didn’t even know it. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, let us tell you how often you should be checked for this disease and what you can expect during a typical screening process.
March 25, 2019
Did you know that since 2000, ER visits for dental emergencies have doubled from 1.1 million to 2.2 million? That means someone is experiencing a dental emergency every 15 seconds. While planning for an emergency is impossible, knowing what to do when one occurs can save your smile. Keep reading to learn whether you should visit your dentist or go to the ER for a dental emergency as well as what you can do to help in the meantime.
February 19, 2019
Are you thinking about getting dental implants? If so, you have a lot to look forward to! Not only will dental implants provide you with a strong bite and beautiful grin, but they’re also easy to care for. Let’s talk about some of the keys to proper dental implant maintenance in Ormond Beach so you can help your restored smile to stand the test of time.
January 10, 2019
Now that it’s officially 2019, have you made any resolutions? This time of year usually causes people to make positive changes in their diet or exercise, but one part of their health tends to be forgotten: oral health. Taking care of your mouth not only keeps your smile looking and feeling great, but it can also have an affect on your overall wellbeing. Keep reading to learn about why it’s important to maintain good oral health in Ormond Beach and how it can affect your overall health.
December 16, 2018
During December, it probably feels like you have a million things on your to-do list — like holiday parties to attend, family to see, and countless other occasions to show off your smile. So the next question is this: are your teeth ready to dazzle at every opportunity? If the answer is no, or if you’re not so sure, then it’s time to learn about your teeth whitening options in Ormond Beach!
November 24, 2018
Have you ever woken up with a tight jaw that makes it difficult – or even painful – to open your mouth normally? Feeling like your jaw is “stuck” or “locked” is a common symptom of TMJ disorder. According to the National Institutes of Health, over 10 million Americans are affected by TMJ disorder, with the condition appearing to be more common in women than men. November is the National TMJ Awareness Month, meaning now is the perfect time to learn more about this common disorder and when to seek TMJ treatment in Ormond Beach.
October 12, 2018
When you hear about Invisalign, it’s likely that your first thoughts goes towards teenagers and adults trying to straighten crooked teeth. You may also think about other cosmetic treatments that don’t have any health benefits. However, straightening teeth with Invisalign in Ormond Beach is about much more than getting a straighter smile for cosmetic reasons.
To learn more about the health benefits a straighter smile can provide, keep reading!
October 3, 2018
October is National Dental Hygiene Month! It may not be the first celebration that comes to mind when you think of this time of year, but National Dental Hygiene Month brings awareness to the importance of oral health and the amazing work dental hygienists do. Oral health is often overlooked for many reasons, but you can use this month to get back on top of your dental hygiene in Ormond Beach. Keep reading to learn about how you can maintain good oral hygiene from an expert dentist.