Was Your Child Born Without Permanent Teeth?

November 27, 2019

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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.

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

October 22, 2019

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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.

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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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4 Reasons for Swollen Gums and What to Do About Them

September 27, 2019

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Swollen Gums

When you brush and floss before bed, don’t forget to check your gums. How do they look? Do they appear redder and more swollen than normal? If so, there’s a good chance that you have gum disease or could develop gum disease soon; if left untreated, this condition could cost you your teeth and put you at risk for a heart attack. Here are 4 possible causes for swollen gums – as well as what to do about them.

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Teeth Grinding and 5 Other Ways Stress Hurts Your Oral Health

August 28, 2019

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Stressed man

The pressures of your job, the anxieties that come with raising a family, concerns about your financial situation – it’s no surprise that stress is a common problem for many Americans. Uncontrolled stress can eventually start to affect your body, and your mouth is no exception. Here are 6 reasons why living with constant anxiety could eventually lead to seeing the dentist for gum disease and other oral health issues.

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3 Things That Can Cause Your Veneers to Change Colors

August 22, 2019

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Porcelain veneers

When it comes to creating beautiful and brilliant teeth, veneers are one of the best options you can take. Not only are they natural looking, but nowadays they’re made out of porcelain, which can resist stains and discoloration much better than natural teeth; you’ll be able to drink coffee and black tea without too much worry. However, there are some unique circumstances that could end up dulling your new smile. Here are 3 special circumstances that could lead to discolored veneers.

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Can I Replace All My Teeth? Yes! A Dentist Explains Two Different Options

July 20, 2019

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Digital image of a lower implant denture

Losing all your teeth is scary for anyone, and oftentimes one of the first questions people ask their dentist is, “Is it possible to replace all my teeth?” Fortunately, the answer is yes! But with more options today than ever before, including both traditional dentures and implant-retained dentures, it’s helpful to start by learning as much as you can about each type of full mouth restoration. Keep reading below to find out more!

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Making the Most Out of Your Child’s Summer Dental Appointments

June 3, 2019

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Child blowing dandelion into the wind

Your child isn’t the only one who gets a break during summer — you’re free from the carpool lanes, packed lunches and field trip chaperoning. As the whole family enjoys a well-deserved rest, capitalize on this free time and schedule your child’s summer dental appointments. Checkups with the dentist may not seem like great fun, but these visits can ensure your child’s success during the upcoming school year. In this post, you’ll learn about the numerous benefits of making time for your child’s dentist this summer.

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Learning About Acid Reflux and How It Can Affect Your Mouth

May 6, 2019

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Stomach pain

We all know that uncomfortable feeling of heartburn, whether it’s from a fatty burger or other foods that can trigger the reaction. It can be annoying to deal with once in a while, but if you’ve been getting heartburn regularly, it can lead to serious health complications – including, surprisingly, in your mouth. Here’s what you need to know about acid reflux and how it could affect your oral health.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

April 10, 2019

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Oral cancer word cloud

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, over 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Dentists serve on the frontline of the battle against oral cancer, as they are often the first to notice the early signs and symptoms of the disease in a patient’s mouth during routine checkups.

Have you visited a dentist in Ocala recently? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so there is no better time than now to learn about how an oral cancer screening can help you beat this deadly disease.

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