Weldon Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry of Ocala Blog

Why Does Your Dentist Take X-Rays of Your Mouth?

November 19, 2020

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Dentist and patient smiling while looking at X-ray

When it comes to the health of your teeth and gums, your dentist is your greatest ally. At your routine appointments, they use the latest in proven dental technology, their clinical expertise, and a wide array of services to ensure your oral health remains in tip-top shape. That being said, it’s natural to be curious about their methods, like why they recommend dental X-rays. If you’ve found yourself wondering something similar, read on as a dentist in Ocala shares why X-rays are so important and the different types!

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3 of the Latest Innovations in Dental Implant Technology

October 19, 2020

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dental implant in Ocala next to natural tooth

Modern dental implants have been used for about 50 years, but the concept of replacing teeth with implants is nothing new. In fact, ancient skulls from the Mayan civilization indicate that they replaced teeth with carved stones all the way back in 600 A.D. Fortunately, dental implants in Ocala are much safer and more reliable these days. Let’s look at three of the ways in which dental implant technology has evolved to deliver a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles.

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What Does a Tooth Extraction Feel Like?

September 17, 2020

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Woman smiling and holding extracted tooth

Has a recent accident injured your tooth? Did your dentist find excessive tooth decay at your routine appointment? Is dental crowding making your teeth crooked or misaligned? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you may need a tooth extraction. For many, the thought alone sends shivers down their spine. However, thanks to innovations in technology, modern techniques, and powerful numbing agents, the procedure is straightforward and painless. Read on for what to expect from an emergency dentist in Ocala.

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How Do Desensitizing Toothpastes Work?

August 26, 2020

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Toothbrush with toothpaste recommended by a dentist in Ocala.When drinking your morning cup of coffee, do you feel a twinge of pain in your teeth as you take a sip? Maybe you have stopped eating ice cream because the coldness causes you to pucker your lips? You’re likely experiencing tooth sensitivity. You’ll require a trip to your dentist in Ocala to identify the underlying cause. In the meantime, a sensitivity toothpaste can help ease your discomfort, but how does it work? Here’s what you need to know to stop your pain to enjoy your favorite foods again.

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Does Chewing Gum Reduce Your Risk of Developing Cavities?

July 14, 2020

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Woman chewing sugarless gum

Do you like to chew gum? You come across it almost every time you are at the register of your local convenient and grocery store. Even though it’s takes sugary and sweet, it has many different benefits to your smile and can even help you when it comes to avoiding cavities. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of chewing gum from your dentist in Ocala.

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7 Signs That You Need to See Your Ocala Dentist

June 17, 2020

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Woman with hand on cheek wonders if she should visit Ocala dentist

Not every little tooth problem needs to be inspected by your dentist. However, it’s essential to remember that your teeth can’t heal themselves like the rest of your body. As a result, leaving small issues untreated can lead to much bigger problems down the road. Catch these oral health concerns before they cause damage or discomfort by seeing your Ocala dentist if you notice any of these seven warning signs.

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Why Is It Important to Fix Cavities in Baby Teeth?

May 18, 2020

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Little girl covers her mouth after hearing cavities lead to tooth infections

According to recent studies from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. However, if your child’s baby teeth are going to fall out eventually anyways, do they really need to be treated for tooth decay? In short, the answer is a resounding yes. Leaving your son or daughter’s cavity untreated can lead to a dangerous tooth infection and disrupt the development of their permanent teeth. Here’s what your Ocala children’s dentist wants you to know about the importance of healthy baby teeth in your little one’s smile.

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How Is Your Dental Office Keeping Patients Safe As They Open Their Doors Again?

April 30, 2020

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person sanitizing the surfaces in a dental office

Are you looking forward to scheduling an appointment with your dentist again but want to know how they’re taking extra steps to ensure patient’s safety during COVID-19? Making your safety a top priority is important, and your dental office feels the same way. That’s why they’re following CDC guidelines and even taking advanced measures to help patients social distance and stay healthy when they get their  next checkup and cleaning. Read on to learn more about the preventive measures your dentist is taking to reduce the spread of COVID-19. ß

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5 Foods For Healthy Teeth & Gums

March 10, 2020

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a family cooking a healthy meal during National Nutrition Month

There’s no better way to celebrate National Nutrition Month this March than by altering your diet to include snacks that are good for your body as well as your teeth and gums. Many people don’t associate what they eat with their oral health, but it’s no surprise that everything that your teeth chew can have an impact on your smile. Read on to learn about five foods that are great for your teeth and gums and how you can preserve your smile while staying healthy. 

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What Is In Your Favorite Water?

February 2, 2020

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a pitcher of water being poured into a glass

Do you drink plenty of water? Are you bias toward one particular brand over another? Do you prefer flavored or all-natural H2O? Everyone has a preference, and although any doctor or dentist will tell you that water is far better than any soda or juice product, there are actually some brands that are better than others. Why? Because of their pH levels. Read on to find out exactly what is in your favorite water and if it’s helping or hindering your smile.

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