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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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Summer is a Great Time to Start Invisalign

May 30, 2023

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Woman’s hand holding clear alignerSummer is here, which means spending plenty of time outdoors soaking up the sunshine. Take a break from the warm weather to visit your cosmetic dentist for Invisalign. There’s no better time than the present to start your journey to a straight smile with clear aligners. Here are 5 reasons to invest in Invisalign this summer.

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4 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

April 28, 2023

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A family enjoying their summer vacation

You’re likely eager for a vacation by now. It’s nearly Summer, after all – the season of fun in the sun. Taking a break for some rest would only be natural. Even so, you should visit a local dentist first. Pre-trip care has many perks. It’d thus make your outing sweeter! As for what those benefits are, your Ocala dental practice will tell you. Here are four reasons to see a dentist before summer vacation.

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Can I Get Invisalign If I Grind My Teeth?

March 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 1:25 am
woman inserting clear aligners

Using clear aligners, Invisalign is a groundbreaking orthodontic procedure that can enhance your smile by straightening your teeth. Invisalign aligners are made of a slim, adaptable plastic that is personalized to fit your teeth without the need for braces. The aligners need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day, and they gradually move your teeth into their new positions. If you have a history of teeth grinding, can you still consider Invisalign? Keep reading to find out if this is a suitable choice for achieving a straighter smile.

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How Can Tooth Loss Affect Your Facial Appearance?

February 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweldon @ 9:06 pm
Portrait of a man who is missing a tooth

One of the reasons that your dentist needs as much schooling as they do to treat you effectively is because the mouth, jaw, and face are all connected in incredibly complex ways. Missing even a single tooth can have effects on the overall shape of your face and jaw.

If you’ve recently lost a tooth or had one extracted, you may wonder how that’s likely to affect your appearance overall. Here’s a little bit more information that may be helpful to you.

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