Did you know that there’s a strong link between losing weight and oral health in South Daytona? It’s true. The same kind of devoted discipline that helps you to shed pounds can also lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease; and vice versa. This is yet more proof that our bodies work as a unified whole. It’s also added reason to see your dentist for regular exams and cleanings.
Water's Edge Dental Blog
February 27, 2019
January 25, 2019
The mouth can be considered as a window into the health of the rest of the body. One reason for this phenomenon is that the blood in the gums flows to such vital organs as the heart, brain and pancreas. Medical professionals have discovered that a serious condition called Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) may have some indirect ties to your oral health. Read on to learn how.
June 14, 2018
May 15, 2018
Each year, about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the CDC, but in fact, there may actually be up to 300,000 diagnosed cases each year. Most of these occur in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, but that doesn’t mean that Florida residents are exempt from the possibility of getting this or another tickborne illness. Since May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity for us to talk about this disease and the surprising connection between chronic Lyme disease in Daytona and oral health.
March 4, 2018
If you’ve ever had a dental crown fall off or break in the past, keep in mind that dental crowns don’t necessarily last forever. However, if it’s only been a year or two since you received your dental crown in South Daytona, then you may need to reconsider the steps you’re taking to care for it. Luckily, these steps are not anything too significant; anyone can make their dental crown last longer if they try.
To make things easier, your dentist has provided a brief list of points to consider. Whether you just received a crown or had one that fell off, you can benefit.
February 2, 2018
You’ve probably been hearing since your childhood how important it is to floss several times a day to prevent the growth of bacteria and plaque that cause gum disease. But have you ever wondered where floss comes from? What’s its history and who makes it? Another question you may have is, “Do children need to floss?” So to commemorate National Children’s Dental Health Month, your dentist in South Daytona will answer these questions and explain why it’s so important to introduce this method of oral hygiene to your kids.
January 30, 2018
Eating disorders pose a serious threat to a person’s overall health. Often, information about the devastating consequences of these conditions centers around the damage that improper nutrition can lead to for various bodily systems. However, what some people might not realize is that eating disorders can also be detrimental to a person’s oral health. Your dentist in South Daytona is here to explain why you should take extra care of your teeth if you are struggling with an eating disorder.
December 8, 2017
Do you suffer from reoccurring jaw pain? This is known as orofacial pain, which is a term used to describe pain that occurs in the jaws, face, or mouth. The symptoms and the causes of the discomfort can be quite diverse; however, it is believed that 95% of cases originate from a dental issue, such as an abscess. With the National Institutes of Health estimating that 1 out of 10 Americans suffer from chronic craniofacial pain and inflammation, it is quite a large epidemic. Now, groundbreaking research may have found the cause behind chronic jaw pain.
October 28, 2017
September 17, 2017
Guided bone regeneration might sound like some sort of witchcraft used to regrow bones, but it’s actually science! Using this method, dentists can restore, replace, and reshape lost or damaged bone structure. This may be necessary for patients who have lost teeth, who are seeking implant-retained tooth replacement, and those who need to reshape the jaw. Whatever the need, guided bone regeneration allows people to achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles.