How Do Allergies Affect Your Oral Health?

April 2, 2021

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Woman with allergies

Spring has come around once again. You enjoy the warmer weather, but there is something that you are not looking forward to – allergies. You have already started to stock up on tissues and medicines in order to help you through the season once the big wave hits, but did you know that seasonal allergies have an effect on your oral health as well. Continue reading to learn more about seasonal allergies in Jacksonville, the oral health issues that it can cause, and some tips to help.

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The Importance of Regular Dental Care for Seniors in Independent Living

March 31, 2021

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Dentist showing senior patient their X-ray

When it comes to the condition of your teeth and gums, prevention is paramount. That’s why visiting the dentist every six months for a dental checkup and cleaning is essential, no matter how good your at-home oral hygiene regimen is. Seniors, however, are especially vulnerable to dental issues, like tooth loss and gum disease. If you have a loved one in independent living, here are three reasons it is important to make sure they receive routine dental care.

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Is a Dental Savings Plan Worth It?

February 27, 2021

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Piggy bank

A large percentage of Americans benefit from dental insurance to help them receive more affordable oral healthcare, but this isn’t always an option for everyone. Whether you are self-employed, between jobs, or your employer does not provide you with insurance, the good news is that there is another option to help you get the essential dental care you need without breaking the bank. Continue reading to learn whether a dental savings plan in Jacksonville is really worth it.

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4 Celebrities Who Have Restored Smiles Thanks to Dental Implants

January 11, 2021

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a digital image of a single tooth dental implant located between two healthy teeth on the lower arch

If you think you’re the only person who is going to have to rely on dental implants in Jacksonville to replace you missing teeth, guess again. You likely know a friend, colleague, or family member who has benefitted from these life-changing prosthetics, but did you know there are many celebrities who have also turned to implants? A local dentist shares who in Hollywood has sought this tooth replacement solution and why they are far more beneficial to your oral health than traditional treatment methods.

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4 Must-Know Tips for Choosing the Best Cosmetic Dentist

December 31, 2020

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Woman smiling at reflection during dental appointment

Do you have stained, cracked, crooked, or otherwise imperfect teeth that prevent you from smiling confidently? You’re not alone. In fact, nearly 50% of U.S. adults have untagged themselves from a picture on Facebook because they didn’t like the way their smiles looked. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve your dream smile – if you pick the right dentist that is. Here are some tips on choosing the perfect cosmetic dentist in Jacksonville!

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How to Successfully Transition From Dentures to Dental Implants

November 8, 2020

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an older woman holding an apple and giving a thumbs up after receiving her new dental implants

Wearing dentures has its advantages, but it also has many disadvantages, one of which is the continual upkeep of these removable restorations. While they may appear more appealing in the beginning because of their price tag, the timely maintenance and frequent replacements often lead many patients to consider a change. If you are thinking of making the transition from dentures in Jacksonville to dental implants, read on to find out how you can do it seamlessly and successfully.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

October 19, 2020

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diagram of dental implant, abutment, and crown

Have you been having trouble eating ever since you lost teeth? Maybe you’ve tried a denture, but it stopped fitting the way it should after only a year or so. If only there were a solution to tooth loss that felt just as natural as your original teeth! Fortunately, there is – dental implants. This solution is sturdy enough to let you chew practically any food. But how long do dental implants last? Keep reading to find out some factors that affect dental implant lifespan and how you can ensure your new teeth last a lifetime.

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Five Important Qualities of a Good Dental Implant Candidate

October 9, 2020

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Woman with dental implants

Are gaps in your smile making it difficult to chew your food and causing you to develop a lisp? If you’re searching for a modern solution that provides you with a smile that looks and feels natural, dental implants may be the right choice for you. Read on to learn more about the ideal qualities a dentist looks for in a dental implant candidate in Jacksonville.

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Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren’t Immune From Bad Breath!

August 22, 2018

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Exchanging passionate kisses with big-screen star Jennifer Lawrence might sound like a dream come true. But according to Liam Hemsworth, her Hunger Games co-star, it could also be a nightmare… because J.Law’s breath wasn’t always fresh. “Anytime I had to kiss Jennifer was pretty uncomfortable,” Hemsworth said on The Tonight Show.

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What is Causing My Jaw Pain?

August 20, 2018

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How your dentist in Jacksonville, Florida can help with jaw pain

It’s sometimes difficult to determine the cause of chronic jaw pain. If you have jaw pain, you may not care what is causing it; you only want it to go away. The truth is what is causing your jaw pain will determine how it can be treated. Dr. James Schumacher at Schumacher Dental Center in Jacksonville, Florida wants to share his knowledge about the causes and treatment of jaw pain.

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