Weldon Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry of Ocala Blog

A Flashy Grin: Should I Get Teeth Whitening or Veneers?

April 12, 2024

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You can expect your teeth to chew through a lot over the years, and many foods and beverages can leave marks on your smile. Items like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and colorful candies are often rich in pigments and dyes that can become embedded in the enamel to create unsightly stains and discoloration. Teeth can also lose their luster due to aging, medications, or smoking habits. Here’s what you should know about veneers and professional teeth whitening as well as why one of these treatments may be better for you.

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Shine Bright, Stay Comfortable: Avoiding Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening

March 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 12:52 pm
Patient smiling after teeth whitening

If you’re dreaming of a brighter, more radiant smile, you’re not alone! Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can enhance your smile’s appearance and boost your confidence. However, many patients who brighten their grins with store-bought kits experience tooth sensitivity. Continue reading to learn how you can avoid sensitive teeth, while achieving dazzling results!

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Aligner Advice: 3 Dos and 3 Don’ts of Invisalign

February 22, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 4:55 pm
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One perk of Invisalign that patients often don’t realize until their consultation is that the average treatment timeline is shorter than traditional braces – around 12-18 months. Of course, it’s possible for you to fall off-track with your treatment plan too, which is why patients are encouraged to follow all of the guidelines provided. With this in mind, here are some important dos and don’ts with Invisalign.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Kissability This Valentine’s Day

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 5:10 pm
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Do you have a special Valentine’s Day dinner lined up? Whether it’s a blind date or with the love of your life, making extra efforts to so you’re especially kissable will help set the mood and show your date how much you care! Read on for four oral health-conscious tips to curb bad breath, prevent cavities from spreading, and let your date know you’re ready for a smooch!

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Resolve to Have a Healthier Smile for the New Year

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 11:31 pm
Lady shows off nice smile

The Earth is about to complete one more lap around the sun and people are getting ready to celebrate the coming of a new year! For generations, people have made New Year’s resolutions, pledging to improve themselves by quitting smoking, spending more time with the kids, exercising more, eating right, and many other ways. If you’re looking for some way to better yourself, why not resolve to achieve a prettier smile? Here are a few ways to improve your oral health during the new year.

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Which Popular Holiday Foods Can Harm My Teeth?

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 11:11 pm
Gingerbread man

The holiday season is the special time of year when friends and family gather together to celebrate their good fortune and hope for the future. Across the world, this means parties, feasts, and banquets that include many traditional favorites. While these are certainly joyous occasions, tooth decay and gum disease do not take holidays. Here are a few foods to enjoy in moderation to prevent future dental emergencies.

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Scare Up Some Better Dental Health This Halloween with These Oral Hygiene Tips

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 11:41 pm
Jack-o-lantern

Halloween is that wonderful time of year when people can let their spooky sides loose, but the massive amount of candy unleashed on the populace can create a scary situation for everyone’s dental health. Fortunately, there are plenty of tips and tricks to keep your teeth safe from the microscopic sugar monsters that want to eat them alive. Here are a few pointers to keep your smile healthy during the Halloween season and throughout the rest of the year as well.

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3 Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 2:02 pm
Two men sitting at a desk that has a toothbrush, paperwork, model teeth, and dental X-rays as if discussing

Dental implants are considered by many dentists to be the best choice to replace missing teeth because they’re the only method that includes a rod that functions like a root. That means they not only look like your natural pearly whites, but they function similarly, too!

Before proceeding with treatment, however, you and your dentist will have a consultation appointment. After all, you want your dentist to thoroughly understand your oral healthcare needs and history. This visit is also a perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions you have so that you also feel informed. Keep reading to learn 3 questions to ask before moving forward with dental implants.

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Can Dental Implants Develop Tooth Decay?

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 10:47 am
3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are one of the most common methods of tooth replacement, especially for patients who have lost one or two teeth due to decay. The strength and stability afforded to you by your dental implant is likely to be much more substantial than your diseased tooth was, and you should be able to eat with much less discomfort.

However, if you lost a tooth due to decay previously, you may potentially wonder whether your dental implant could succumb to the same thing. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know.

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4 Quick Tips for a Healthy Summer Smile

June 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 8:09 pm
woman with short brown hair in a white shirt holding a mirror and pointing to her smile

It’s summertime, and with school out of session, it’s an ideal time to take a break from some of our usual routines and responsibilities. There are some tasks you will want to keep up with, though, including consistent oral hygiene. Continue reading to learn a few ways you can keep your grin in tip-top condition!

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