Are Dental Crowns and Bridges Developed In A Dental Lab?
Dental crowns and bridges can take a while to get manufactured when developed in a dental lab. Scans of your mouth have to be sent over to the lab so they may create a dental device that fits your mouth well. This process can be exhaustive taking weeks or even months. Today, there is a […]
The Effects of Soda on Your Teeth
There was a time when soda was an occasional treat, but today it’s a regular part of many people’s diet, especially children and teenagers. And while sales of soda have consistently dropped over the past decade, on any given day, 25% of the U.S. population consumes more than one 12-ounce can of soda. In many cases, […]
How Long Does TMJ Pain Last?
If you’ve ever experienced issues with the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, you know the pain and discomfort is no laughing matter. As one of the most often used and problematic joints in the body, if something goes wrong with the joint, it’s not going to feel good. How long does TMJ pain last? Unfortunately, there’s […]
Fact or Fiction? Flossing Has No Proven Health Benefits
Breaking News: Medical benefits of dental floss unproven. You may have noticed various media outlets reporting something along these lines. Believe it or not, the original source of this story wasn’t The Onion or some other tabloid publication – it was The Associated Press. In an effort to refute the claim that flossing daily is a major factor in combating […]
When Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist?
As a parent, when should you start taking your child to see the dentist? It depends on who you ask. The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, for instance, say that a first visit should be made when the first tooth appears, and no later than the child’s first birthday. Others say that the first […]
Top Myths About Having a Tooth Removed
When it comes to tooth extraction, whether it’s the wisdom teeth, molars or incisors, there tends to be a lot of misinformation about the procedure. Most commonly, the act of having a tooth removed is met with fear and anxiety. Here in Jacksonville Florida, we believe in the facts, and these myths do not add […]
Top Teething Tips for Toddlers
Just when you finally get your child to consistently sleep through the night it seems like your toddler will begin teething, or the process where the baby teeth break through the gums. While teething often begins during the child’s infant stage of life, the most uncomfortable teething usually occurs when the child is anywhere from […]
What are Some Warning Signs of Oral Cancer?
Some 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with either oral or pharyngeal cancer on an annual basis. These types of cancers claim the lives of nearly 10,000 Americans each year – or about one person every hour. Furthermore, of all those diagnosed with either oral or pharyngeal cancer, less than 60 percent will still be living within […]
What is the Best Way to Brush a Toddler’s Teeth?
As soon as your child’s teeth start cutting, the important task of cleaning them is next on the agenda. However, when you’re dealing with a toddler-aged child, this isn’t always an easy or efficient task. For starters, toddlers tend to want to do everything themselves, from eating to brushing their teeth (that is, of course, if […]
What is the Difference Between Botox and Juvederm?
Cosmetic dentistry covers a whole lot more than teeth whitening and smile makeovers via the likes of implants, crowns, and fillings. Cosmetic dentistry also covers procedures that can help make the area around the mouth, or the smile itself, look better. On that note, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that Botox and Juvederm are […]