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Should You Get a Dental Savings Plan If You’re Uninsured?

September 24, 2020

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There are three main options when it comes to financing your dental care: utilizing dental insurance, paying with cash, or using a dental savings plan. If your job doesn’t provide dental insurance and you’d like to minimize the amount of money you spend at the dentist’s office, it might behoove you to look into a dental savings plan. Keep reading below to learn how these plans work so you can decide if they’re right for you.

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3 Tips for Making and Keeping Your Next Dental Checkup

September 2, 2020

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dental staff member confirming patient’s dental checkup over the phone

If you want to keep your car in pristine condition and avoid major issues, it’s best to get a tune-up a couple of times a year. Similarly, your teeth need to be looked at by your dentist regularly to prevent problems like cavities and gum disease. Most dentists recommend that you attend a checkup and cleaning every six months, or twice a year. However, it can be understandably difficult to remember to schedule these appointments. To help you maintain excellent oral health, here are three easy tips for making and keeping your next dental checkup.

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6 Good Habits for Your Oral Health

August 21, 2020

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Woman smiling

You see beautiful, healthy smiles all the time through movies and tv, but it doesn’t just happen overnight. In fact, nearly half of adults who are over the age of thirty have some sort of periodontal disease. In order to prevent these kinds of issues from occurring, you need to be making good lifestyle choices on top of having a great hygiene routine. Good oral health requires daily commitment to making smart decisions for your smile. Continue reading to see what your dentist recommends that you get into the habit of doing.

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What to Do When You Have a Dental Emergency While Traveling

July 17, 2020

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Woman experiencing toothache on vacation Despite pouring over every blog and watching multiple Youtube videos about preparing for your trip, you never expected this. Sitting on the airplane or in your car agonizing over the pain in your tooth instead of taking in the beautiful scenery. The timing could not be worse, but it’s time to face the music. You need to visit the dentist. Although dental emergencies are never convenient, there are few things worse than experiencing a cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged tooth while traveling. Fortunately, an emergency dentist is here to share what to do if you find yourself in this situation.

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Can I Get Invisalign If I’ve Already Had Braces or Dental Work?

June 17, 2020

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Set of Invisalign aligners from Orange Park dentistInvisalign is the most advanced, comfortable, and convenient way to get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted. However, are you still a good candidate for these clear aligners if you’ve had traditional metal braces in the past? Will they still be effective if you have dental implants, porcelain veneers, or crowns? Is it worth undergoing orthodontic treatment again? Read on as your Orange Park dentist breaks down these questions and reveals if Invisalign can correct your smile if you’ve had dental treatments in the past.

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Water or Sports Drinks: Which is Better?

June 4, 2020

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two sports drink bottles and two runners in the background stretchingThinking about grabbing your favorite sports or energy drink to take on your afternoon run? While this so-called “thirst-quenching” beverage promises to increase your energy levels and restore electrolytes, it’s also wreaking havoc on your teeth and gums. Full of sugar and acid, you can do much more harm than good when consuming these colorful drinks. Instead, let your dentist explain why water should always be your go-to beverage year-round.

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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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