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Crovatto & Edwards Family Dentistry

More Than Your Mouth: The Link Between Gum Disease and Your Heart

May 22, 2020

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Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. When you go in for a routine dental visit, you’re not just simply getting a teeth cleaning. What goes on in your mouth can have a large impact on what happens to you systemically. Many studies have shown links between diseases in your mouth and other inflammatory conditions. One of the most dangerous of these links is that between gum and heart disease. Read on to learn more from your Orange Park dentist.

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Covering Up: How to Properly Wear Your Face Mask During COVID-19

May 6, 2020

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Orange Park dentist wearing a face mask You’ve been doing everything that you can to help slow the spread of COVID-19. You’re quarantining, working from home, washing your hands regularly, social distancing, and wearing a mask whenever you have to go out in public. These are all excellent things to do and are important for promoting public health. However, effective use of a mask isn’t as simple as just putting it on and taking it off. Your Orange Park dentist has some key things to bear in mind to make sure that you’re keeping yourself and others safe.

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Home With a Toothache? These Remedies Can Help

April 20, 2020

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Man experiencing a toothacheIt seems like the worst possible time to get a toothache. Many people are extremely limited in where and when they can leave their homes. While it may be impossible to get help right away, there are certain home remedies you could try in the meantime until you are able to see your emergency dentist. You don’t even need to visit a crowded grocery store to get the ingredients, as many of the items can be found in your own pantry.

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Invisalign VS Metal Braces – Which One Is Right for You?

April 15, 2020

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Woman holding Invisalign aligner For many Americans, the time comes that your dentist or orthodontist makes the recommendation to get braces. It’s an experience that many people experience. According the to the American Association of Orthodontists, approximately 4 million Americans are wearing braces today. Deciding whether or not to get braces is a difficult enough decision, never mind which type to choose. Between traditional metal braces and Invisalign, your dentist can help you decide which one is better catered to you.

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Tongue Cleaning- Why It’s Important & How to Do It Right

March 22, 2020

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Dentist examining a clean, healthy tongue

What do your daily oral health habits look like? For most of us, our regular dental care routines include brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash. While these routines are all an important part of taking care of your smile, they neglect a large part of your mouth: your tongue! This helpful group of muscles can sometimes be overlooked during our daily dental care, but your tongue is just as susceptible to plaque and bacteria as the rest of your mouth. Your Orange Park dentist explains why and how you should clean your tongue for better oral health.

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Tempted To Give Yourself Braces? Here Are 5 Reasons to Leave it to a Professional

March 9, 2020

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panicking person covering their mouthEven though it can seem easier and more convenient for your wallet to give yourself braces than visit your dentist for orthodontic treatment, this choice will most likely leave you with permanent oral damage and countless dental bills down the road. When something seems too good to be true, it often is, and DIY braces are no exception. Read on for five reasons you should leave fixing orthodontic problems to your dentist. (more…)

Dentistry Isn’t an Expense. It’s an Investment

February 12, 2020

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woman holding money and tooth in hands at dentistYou know your teeth and gums rely on your toothbrush and floss to stay healthy, but did you know your smile needs more to last for a lifetime? The American Dental Association also recommends everyone visit their dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Despite this advice, you’re among the one-third of adults who didn’t schedule an appointment last year. If you’re like many people, you might believe preventive visits are an unnecessary expense. While you feel you’re saving money, you’re actually increasing your overall dental costs. Here’s how you can save money by visiting your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup.
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Caring for Your Clear Aligners to Ensure a Successful Smile

February 10, 2020

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Woman using InvisalignIf you just got Invisalign, congratulations! You’re one step closer to a beautifully straight smile. Now that the hard part is over, it’s up to you to ensure that your clear aligners are clean and working properly. Thankfully, your dentist in Orange Park has some pro tips on how to care for your aligning trays. Keep reading to learn how to get the most out of your Invisalign treatment while keeping your smile safe and healthy.

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Is There a Cure for Tooth Decay?

January 28, 2020

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man brushing teeth

Next to the common cold, tooth decay (also known as cavities) is the most common disease in the entire world. It’s estimated that about 90% of American adults have had a cavity at some point in their lives. If you have, then you know how inconvenient they can be. They might even be painful, and you have to take time out of your day to visit your dentist for a filling. Once you have a cavity, is there a way to treat it besides getting a filling? How can you prevent decay in the first place? Read more to find out.

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Find Out How You Can Get a New Smile for the New Year

January 7, 2020

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a young woman smilingAdmit it: When you look in the mirror, you’re not happy with the way your smile looks. The years of drinking coffee early in the morning have left stains that are now much more noticeable than before. You’re tired of smiling with your mouth closed but don’t know how to change it. So, what do you do? Before you decide that your teeth are past their prime and will no longer grace family photos, let a dentist explain how cosmetic dentistry can transform your appearance and boost your confidence. (more…)

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