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Water's Edge Dental Blog

April 14, 2023

Should You Get a Root Canal or Have Your Tooth Extracted?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 2:20 pm
Woman in a light grey shirt with tooth pain

You have a tooth that has been causing you a lot of pain lately, so you went to see your dentist. After checking your smile, they found that the tooth has been infected. At this point, you may not be sure what should come next. Should you have the tooth treated with root canal therapy? Or would it be better to have it removed completely? The answer depends on the specifics of your situation.


March 11, 2023

How Many Kinds of Bacteria are in the Mouth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 5:40 am
close up of bacteria in the mouth

One of the most important aspects of preventive dentistry is controlling the presence of bacteria in the mouth. Some of the most common oral health conditions, like gum disease and tooth decay, come down to the effects that bacteria have on the mouth as a whole.

But how much bacteria is there in the mouth? What do they do, and how can they be managed? If you’re wondering, here’s a guide that can tell you a little bit more. 


January 18, 2023

Traditional vs. Laser Gum Recontouring: Is One Better Than the Other?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 5:01 pm
a dentist performing laser gum recontouring on a patient

Gum recontouring has allowed people with imbalanced smiles to find symmetry again by removing overgrown pink gum tissue that blocks out their bright, healthy teeth. Over the years, the treatment has graduated from using a scalpel and sutures to a soft tissue laser, but many patients aren’t aware just how different the modern laser treatment is from the traditional one. Read on to learn more about how these two approaches differ, and whether it’s better to see a cosmetic dentist who uses a soft tissue laser.


October 11, 2022

Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits: Do They Actually Work?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 11:45 pm
woman using over-the-counter teeth whitening products

Who doesn’t want a bright set of pearly whites? If you’re eager to achieve your desired level of whiteness, you might be considering teeth whitening. After all, it’s a solution that claims to give you your dream look in no time! While doing your research, you may quickly realize that over-the-counter teeth whitening products are the most cost-effective option – but do they actually work? Read along for the answer!


September 4, 2022

What Are the Benefits of Titanium Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 3:29 am

Extensive tooth loss can affect more than just your appearance – your quality of life can also take a hit. Fortunately, there are many ways you can replace the gaps in your smile. Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement because they can improve your appearance and restore dental function. Although various materials are used to craft dental implants, there are reasons why titanium is the most popular. Read on as your implant dentist explains why this material is used and the incredible benefits of titanium dental implants in Port Orange.


August 15, 2022

Does Vitamin D Affect Dental Impact Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 3:04 pm
person getting Vitamin D for their dental implants

You’ve saved up and are ready to get dental implants to replace your missing teeth. You know this treatment is an investment in your long-term health and will be worth the time, effort, and money you put into it. But at your annual physical with your doctor, you find out that you have a Vitamin D deficiency.

Is that really a big deal? Does this affect your ability to get dental implants? It may not derail your plans, but this deficiency is something to take seriously if you want your implants to last! Learn more about how Vitamin D and implants are related and how you can set yourself up for success.


April 13, 2022

4 Rare Oral Health Problems You’ve Never Heard of!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 10:02 am
Question mark made of toothpaste

If your dentist’s office says you have a tooth condition, you’re likely to assume it’s something familiar. You might think it’s a cavity or an infection caused by excess bacteria. In any event, the dentist won’t tell you anything too out of the ordinary, right?

There are times, though, when dentists diagnose patients with rather odd tooth disorders. So,

even if you have a cavity, you should be thankful you don’t have one of the following disorders.


October 6, 2021

Can Invisalign Correct Overbite and Other Bite Problems?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 4:44 pm
young girl holding Invisalign aligner

Do you have an overbite? If so, you’re probably wondering whether Invisalign is capable of fixing it. The good news is it can! Aside from straightening teeth, the clear aligners can also address a wide range of bite problems. Are you interested in learning more? Read on as we discuss which dental issues Invisalign can fix, how the process works, and the benefits of correcting bite problems with it.


August 6, 2021

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 3:01 pm
Photo of dentist in Port Orange, Dr. Penland

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.


March 12, 2021

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 12:18 pm
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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