Weldon General and Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

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.


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


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. 


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.


Don’t Hurt Your Teeth While Treating Your Cold or Flu

January 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 10:12 pm
Someone treating their cold.

As the weather gets colder, many of us are beginning to sneeze and cough. When you come down with a cold or the flu, it can be difficult to think of anything besides treating your symptoms. However, don’t forget to take care of an important part of your body—your mouth! Both your sickness and how you choose to treat it can have a significant impact on the health of your teeth and gums. Read on for some practical advice from your dentist about how to take care of your oral health during cold and flu season.


Foods You Can Enjoy and Should Avoid This Holiday Season

December 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 10:14 pm
A group of people enjoying holiday dinner.

Are you excited to enjoy some holiday treats before the new year is here? Everything from turkey to candy canes to eggnog seems to make an appearance, but not all of it is the best for your smile. If you want to keep your oral health in good condition this year, there are certain foods you should know that are the worst offenders when it comes to your teeth and gums. Below, a dentist will rank each holiday food so you don’t have to!


Was Your Child Born Without Permanent Teeth?

November 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 6:38 pm

Replacing baby teeth with adult teeth is just part of growing up; as a parent, you can look forward to watching your little one’s smile gradually develop. But what if a permanent tooth simply never appears? As hard as it might be to imagine, some babies aren’t born with all of their pearly whites – and that can lead to no end of dental problems later in life. Read on to learn why your child might not have a complete set of teeth – as well as ways you can fill in the gaps in their grin.


How Do You Maintain Porcelain Veneers & Can They Be Removed?

November 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 3:58 pm
Digital image of porcelain veneer

Veneers were first created almost 100 years ago by a dentist in Hollywood. They gave film stars a flawless smile for their roles, but they were only designed to be worn for a few hours. These early versions of veneers could be removed right away, but modern porcelain veneers are actually considered semi-permanent. And while they work beautifully for years to mask many types of cosmetic flaws, they’ll last the longest with the right care and maintenance. Below, you’ll learn more about whether porcelain veneers in Ocala can ever be removed and how to help them last. 


Find Out How to Save Money by Maximizing Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 22, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 2:07 pm
a person having their teeth checked at the dentist’s office

It’s that time of year again when dental insurance companies are eagerly counting down the days until their client’s benefits expire. The moment the clock strikes midnight on December 31, all the money left behind from unused benefits is suddenly wiped from your account and sent back to the insurance company. Don’t believe it? Just check your dashboard on January 1. While you may not be able to keep your benefits from expiring, you can take advantage of your policy now while there’s still time. Read on to find out how.


Discover How Invisalign Can Straighten Your Overcrowded Teeth

October 5, 2019

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overcrowded teeth

Overcrowded teeth can be a real problem. Not only can they create an unpleasant aesthetic, but they can also make it hard to effectively clean your teeth and gums. This, in turn, can lead to serious oral health problems that will cost you time and money. Fortunately, there is a way to remedy this type of orthodontic problem – Invisalign. Find out how these clear plastic aligners can shift your teeth into proper alignment and improve your oral health.

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