When was the last time you visited your dentist in Ocala? I’m sure there are many reasons that you can come up with as to why you haven’t been seeing your dental health professional every 6 months. Have you been too busy with work? You can’t find time between taking the kids to school and sporting events? Whatever reason you may have, is it more important than keeping your oral and overall health up to par? The answer is simply no. Your health should be your priority. After all, a healthy mouth keeps your body healthy. Here are 5 reasons why it’s so important to keep all your routine dental appointments.
Weldon General and Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
July 18, 2017
July 2, 2017
Recent studies have shown that dental problems account for countless emergency room visits a year. Believe it or not, according to the Journal of Endodontics, the hospitalizations for dental abscesses has increased by more than 40%! After studying the patients for a period of time, 66 patients just of those studied inevitably died from their dental abscess even after being hospitalized. “The seriousness of dental infections that go untreated or are treated too late is a bigger problem than we had estimated,” says Dr. Frank Catalanotto, chairman at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Weldon of Weldon General & Cosmetic Dentistry couldn’t agree more—especially about the prevention aspect.
So, what happens when you have an infected tooth? How can you catch it at an early stage and seek help from our dental practice? Let’s explore tooth abscesses and how your Ocala emergency dentist treats them.
June 9, 2017
When you drink or eat something sweet, do you sometimes experience that gritty feeling or substance laying on top of your teeth? In most cases, your mouth actually seems drier after enjoying a “refreshing” soda, right? The truth is that sugary substances cause your tooth enamel to deteriorate and can cause dental issues down the road. No wonder why your dentist always warns you not to drink soda! Your dentist in Ocala wants you to know what dangers you’re making your smile susceptible to when you decide to have a sweet drink rather than water.
May 12, 2017
The most important thing to remember when you suffer a dental emergency like a cracked or broken tooth is DON’T PANIC. Your emergency dentist in Ocala will do everything in our power to see you on the same day as your dental accident. The sooner we’re able to treat your cracked tooth, the quicker you’ll be looking and feeling back to yourself again, if not better! Dental Emergency? Remember two things: keep calm and contact Weldon General & Cosmetic Dentistry.
May 2, 2017
There are many patients that go years without visiting their dentist. It could be due to fear, financial hardships, or because simply they don’t feel like dental appointments are necessary to maintaining great overall health. Whatever the reason, visiting your dentist in Ocala is much overdue. If it’s been years since you’ve sat in a dental chair, you’ll probably be able to relate to at least one of these oral health issues. Hopefully, Weldon General & Cosmetic Dentistry will be able to give you the nudge you need to visit our office and receive the dental care your smile deserves.
April 10, 2017
Did you know that people with untreated sleep apnea have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and car accidents? While this disorder is sometimes taken lightly because snoring can seem laughable, this approach can leave you vulnerable to a slew of health problems, and can even shorten your life. But, since many patients who have this condition can’t tolerate the CPAP machines they’re prescribed, they often put themselves at risk by discontinuing the vital sleep therapy they need. Luckily, though, the team at Weldon General and Cosmetic Dentistry have comfortable dental alternatives that effectively address sleep apnea. In this post, learn more about this sleep disorder and how we can give you the good night’s rest you deserve.
March 17, 2017
Did you know that if you don’t floss, you’re missing almost half of the surface area of your teeth? That’s right – this element of your dental hygiene routine may be the one that you skimp on the most, but this leaves your oral health at risk. Since bacteria thrives in the crevices between teeth, and no toothbrush can reach these tiny spaces, flossing is the best way to remove this detrimental substance and prevent gum disease and tooth loss. So, how can you make flossing enjoyable? Follow these top five tips from your dentist in Ocala, FL – the team at Weldon General & Cosmetic Dentistry shares their expert advice here.
February 2, 2017
You can read reviews for just about anything online these days, including movies, restaurants, and even cemeteries. Of course, that also includes your dentist in Ocala, FL. When you see that a practice like Weldon General and Cosmetic Dentistry has almost 100 5-star reviews, what does that actually mean? What compels their patients to share their positive experiences? Should it actually affect who you choose to take care of your teeth? Today, we’re going to share just a few ways that Dr. Daniel Weldon and his team continue to earn glowing reviews, and what that means for you. (more…)
January 11, 2017
It’s a brand new year, and if you’re like many people, you’re going to try and make some positive changes in your life. More often than not, this means your diet. This is smart, as one of the most important factors for your overall health is the food you eat every day. However, did you know it can also be a big influence on your teeth? Today, your dentist in Ocala, FL, Dr. Daniel Weldon, is going to tell you a little more about how your diet could make both you and your smile healthier this year. (more…)
January 3, 2017
One of the best parts about this day and age is that you always have choices. For instance, you probably have hundreds of channels on your television, and an infinite amount of options online. This breadth of choice also applies to replacing your missing teeth. You’ve heard of both dentures and dental implants in Ocala, FL, and how they are both viable solutions, but which one would work best for you? Today, Dr. Daniel Weldon is going to tell you a little more about how you can effectively replace your missing teeth. (more…)