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Crovatto & Edwards Family Dentistry

To Rinse or Not to Rinse: Should You Be Rinsing After Brushing Your Teeth?

July 15, 2022

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Young child rinsing her mouth after brushing her teeth.

Regular oral hygiene is a foundational pillar of maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. But oral hygiene isn’t always so cut-and-dry, and sometimes we have questions about how to properly care for our teeth. One question that comes up often is whether or not you’re supposed to rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth: are you meant to rinse out all of that excess toothpaste, or is it better to just leave it be? Here’s what your dentist in Orange Park wants you to know about rinsing after brushing and why you should maybe consider reevaluating your own habit.

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Busting 4 Common Myths About Gum Disease

July 3, 2022

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Woman experiencing mouth pain due to gum disease.

If your gums bleed and feel irritated whenever you brush your teeth, there’s a good chance that you could be suffering from periodontal (gum) disease. That said, maybe you’re familiar with gum disease and have heard all about the serious havoc it can wreak inside your mouth if left unchecked. But is everything you’ve heard about it actually true? Keep reading as your dentist in Orange Park busts four of the most common myths surrounding gum disease.

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The Secret to Meeting Your 22-Hour Invisalign Wear Time

June 19, 2022

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smiling woman holding invisalign aligner

Invisalign is a clear braces option that works by gently nudging your teeth into the proper position by putting continual pressure on them over the course of several months. The Invisalign trays are removable, and it can be tempting to take them out more than recommended – but in order for the treatment to work, you really need to wear them 22 hours each day. Fortunately, we have tips for meeting the Invisalign wear time! Your Orange Park dentist explains more below. 

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Yellow Teeth: Causes & Solutions

June 15, 2022

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person who had yellow teeth whitened smiling

When it comes to having a lovely smile, yellow teeth are unlikely to be the first thing you think of. Even if your pearly whites are completely uniform, discoloration can keep you from feeling confident in your smile. you may be wondering: what causes teeth to become yellow in the first place? Read on to learn about three causes of yellow teeth as well as what your cosmetic dentist can do to correct them.

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4 Tips for An Easier Dental Checkup

May 17, 2022

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Woman smiling during dental checkup.

It’s that time of the year again; you’re heading to the dentist for one of your biannual checkups! This is an important part of maintaining a bright and white smile, as your dentist can provide a detailed level of care that you don’t otherwise have access to. However, dental exams aren’t always straightforward, and sometimes you don’t know what to expect. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your next dental visit to ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible.

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5 Tips for A Healthier Smile This Summer

May 3, 2022

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Woman smiling during the summertime.

What’s on your to-do list this summer? Maybe you’re gearing up for a long family vacation. Or perhaps you’re planning to spend your days relaxing by the poolside, soaking up some sun. No matter what you’re preparing to do this season, something to keep in mind is your oral health; summer vacation doesn’t mean taking a vacation from personal hygiene! Here are some tips from your dentist in Orange Park to help you keep your smile healthy and bright all throughout the summertime.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry the Right Choice for Me?

April 17, 2022

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Dental patient with perfect smile.

If you’ve ever flipped through a magazine or watched television, you’ve probably seen all those famous people and celebrities with great hair, nice bodies, and picture-perfect smiles; how do so many people have such straight, white teeth? The answer is relatively simple: cosmetic dentistry! Recent studies conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry estimate that the demand for cosmetic dentistry has doubled in the last five years—meaning a lot of people are having their smiles enhanced. But you might be wondering if you’re eligible for cosmetic treatment; here’s what you need to know.

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Ready for Summer? Not Until You Visit Your Dentist

April 3, 2022

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Happy cartoon tooth in sunglasses.

If you’ve got an exciting summer vacation ahead of you, scheduling a dental appointment is probably the very last thing on your mind. But it’s in your best interest to have your oral health examined before you begin enjoying the warmer weather; having a vacation-ready smile and avoiding dental emergencies will certainly make your summer better. Here are some reasons for why you should see your dentist before you begin enjoying yourself this season.

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5 Steps to Easily Remove Clear Aligners

March 25, 2022

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woman holding clear aligners in Orange Park

You’re close to getting or already wearing your clear aligners. Whatever the case is, you’re on your way to getting the perfectly straight smile you’ve always wanted! However, many people sometimes experience difficulties taking their trays off. Read on to learn five simple steps to make removing clear aligners a much easier process!

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How to Give My Smile a Spring Cleaning!

March 7, 2022

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woman smiling in Orange Park

When most people think of spring cleaning, they probably imagine dusting the cabinets or reorganizing the closet for starters. This is simply a chance to tidy up your living space so you can have a sense of a fresh start. But have you considered ways to neaten your dental hygiene? Keep reading to learn four tips on how you can improve your teeth cleaning routine this month!

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