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Water's Edge Dental Blog

August 6, 2021

Please Join Us in Welcoming Dr. Kyle Penland to Water’s Edge Dental!

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For our team, having a blog was an extremely important part of serving our patients and community. In addition to updating it frequently with information on everything from how to care for your teeth at home to tips for avoiding bad breath, we also use this platform to share exciting team updates. With that being said, please join us in welcoming our newest dentist in Port Orange, Dr. Kyle Penland! Keep reading to learn more about our talented new team member.

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March 12, 2021

Is There a Possible Link Between Gum Disease and COVID-19?

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woman being treated for gum disease in Port Orange

The COVID-19 crisis surprised both the citizens of the world and health professionals. Over the past year, a great deal of data has been collected, which has revealed a possible connection between COVID-19 (formally referred to as SARS-CoV-2) and gum disease. As you continue reading, learn what researchers have discovered, how you can prevent gum disease in Port Orange and what can be done to treat it.

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January 11, 2021

Will Attaching My Dentures to Implants Make a Difference?

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woman with implant-retained dentures in Port Orange

You’ve become accustomed to your dentures, but they can sometimes be uncomfortable and embarrassing. There is the option of attaching them to implant-retained dentures in Port Orange, but will that really make a difference? Read on to learn about some of the other downsides of traditional dentures and how adding dental implants can make a world of difference!

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December 31, 2020

Why Routine Dental Care Is Important for Seniors in Assisted Living

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gray-haired man visiting his dentist for seniors in Port Orange

As any dentist will tell you, a healthy mouth is essential in having good general health. After all, oral problems like gum disease have been linked to medical conditions like heart attack, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, the risk of these issues increases as you age. For example, more than a quarter of Americans over the age of 65 don’t have any natural teeth left, making it harder to eat various healthy foods. That’s why, if you have a loved one in assisted living, you should make sure they take good care of their mouth. Continue reading as a dentist for seniors in Port Orange explains the importance of routine dental care for older folks.

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August 6, 2020

How Have Dentures Evolved Over Time?

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Person holding dentures

Dentures are a common tooth replacement option that has changed the lives of millions of Americans. They help to improve appearance, support facial muscles, allow patients to chew, and improve speech ability. This option has been around for a long time, but they haven’t always been made out of reliable materials in a laboratory. In fact, dentures actually trace back to about 700 BC! Read on to learn more about the origin and evolution of dentures throughout time.

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May 8, 2020

Your Guide to Keeping Up with Dental Hygiene Through Quarantine

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A patient seeing a dentist in Port Orange, FL.

It’s quite incredible how much things have changed since COVID-19 became a household name. It’s forced many to give their daily lives and habits a second look. While many businesses have been affected, you’ll notice that many dental offices cannot perform even basic dental services like exams and cleanings. The American Dental Association is recommending nearly all practices to only perform emergency care, which means at-home dental hygiene is more important than ever. To protect you and your family’s oral health, take a look at the following guide below from a dentist in Port Orange, FL.

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November 21, 2019

Why Does Your Child Have Bad Breath? 5 Little-Known Reasons

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Child covering mouth

You tell your child to brush their teeth twice a day: once after breakfast, and once before they go to bed. But despite this, you can’t help but notice that your little one seems to constantly have bad breath. Have they not been following your instructions? Actually, there are a few different reasons why breath can turn unpleasant that have nothing to do with brushing. Read on to learn 5 surprising reasons for bad breath in children.

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October 31, 2019

What Do These 4 Kinds of Tooth Pain Mean?

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Tooth pain

From keeping you up at night to making meals far more difficult than they need to be, tooth pain in Port Orange can make your day significantly worse. Obviously, you’ll want your dentist to help you get rid of the discomfort, but first you’ll need to figure out what’s causing it. Here are 4 different kinds of tooth pain you might suffer and what they mean – and most importantly, how they can be treated!

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September 2, 2019

If You’re Brushing Too Hard or Often, You Could Be Putting Your Oral Health At Risk

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frayed toothbrush

Do you brush your teeth often or with vigorous force because you believe it will remove more plaque and harmful oral bacteria from your mouth? Although this logic makes sense, brushing too hard and frequently can put the health of your gums and teeth in jeopardy. If your teeth have a V-shape to them, hard bristles or a faulty brushing technique are most likely the cause. Read on to learn about the dangers of toothbrush abrasion and why you want to avoid overbrushing.

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August 21, 2019

3 Affordable Options to Treat Tooth Sensitivity

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woman with dental painTooth sensitivity is no laughing matter. If your morning cup of coffee or a cold sweet treat on a hot day is causing dental pain, you aren’t alone. In fact, 1 in 8 adults has sensitive teeth. It’s common after having dental work but usually subsides within a few days. Other times, it can result from a larger problem, like weakened enamel or gum recession. If it’s an ongoing issue, it can significantly compromise your quality of life. You don’t need to live with the pain. Your dentist in Port Orange has 3 effective solutions that won’t break the bank.

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