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Can Dentures Affect My Nutrition?

June 4, 2022

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Approximately 40 million adults nationally are missing all their teeth, based on statistics from the American College of Prosthodontics. This is a serious issue, as missing teeth can greatly impact your daily life in terms of speech, eating, and more. Dentures can provide a solution that allows you to talk, eat, and laugh once again. However, recent research shows dentures might actually have a negative impact on your body’s overall nutrition! Keep reading to learn more about how they can potentially inhibit your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, and how supporting them with dental implants in Ocala might be a viable solution to this problem.

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4 Ways to Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

May 10, 2022

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Dentist showing patient how to prepare for Invisalign braces

You might believe there’s nothing you can or should do to help the Invisalign process. In this view, you only need to attend appointments and wear the trays long enough. Beyond that, all is well.

However, the truth is that there are ways you could speed things up. Are you interested in how to prepare for Invisalign with Ocala dentists? Then practice the four tips listed below!                             

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Can I Drink Coffee with Invisalign?

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 10:59 pm
Woman drinking coffee.

Are you a regular coffee fiend? Does that daily cup of Joe give you the energizing jolt that you need to kickstart every morning? If so, you might be wondering about how your favorite beverage could be influencing your Invisalign treatment—you don’t want to compromise your future smile, after all! Here’s why you should reconsider drinking coffee while you’re wearing your Invisalign trays, along with some tips for enjoying coffee without wrecking your progress.

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Why Invisalign Is Better Than DIY Clear Aligners

January 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 9:49 pm
person holding clear aligners

Many older teens and adults are hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment because they want to avoid the hassle of metal wires and brackets. Luckily, those days are far in the past. Clear aligners are a modern solution that’s taking the world by storm, promising to help you achieve the smile of your dreams discreetly and comfortably. Although do-it-yourself clear aligner therapy is tempting (especially if you’re on a budget), you’re ultimately better off investing in Invisalign – here’s why!

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile in 2022

December 20, 2021

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Notebook with New Year's resolutions in Ocala for 2022

Weight loss, career moves, and spending more time with friends and family are all popular New Year’s resolutions in Ocala for 2022. Whatever you hope to accomplish, though, you can support your journey toward achieving your goals by caring for your overall wellness — and that includes looking after your smile. Let’s talk about some practical goals you can set that will help you improve your oral health.

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Holiday Foods You Should Avoid When You Have Dentures

November 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 12:51 am
Holiday dinner

The holiday season is just around the corner, and you have so much to look forward to! Whether you’re eager to string lights around your home, listen to festive music, or bake up some of your holiday specials, there’s something exciting for everybody. However, if you have new dentures, you are probably wondering how they will come into play when it comes to your favorite holiday foods. Continue reading to learn which ones to be especially wary of as well as some additional tips.

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

November 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 2:36 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 7:44 pm
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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