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February 27, 2019

Losing Weight and Oral Health in South Daytona: The Surprising Connection

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 11:01 pm

jellybeans of different colorsDid 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.

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January 25, 2019

Your Dentist in South Daytona Says This Condition Can Cause Big Issues

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 7:22 pm

woman sitting in dentist chair smilingThe 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.

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June 14, 2018

Exploring Men’s Oral Health

Man flossing teethJune is men’s health month in the US. This month is dedicated to raising awareness about common oral and overall health concerns that affect men, especially those that are often overlooked. When it comes to dental care, research indicates that men are much less likely to keep up with their regular oral hygiene routines and preventive dental checkups. This puts them at increased risk for oral health issues that can negatively impact every aspect of their day to day life from the simplest smile to eating a healthy diet.
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May 15, 2018

Chronic Lyme Disease and Your Oral Health: The Surprising Connection

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 3:11 pm

lyme disease conceptEach 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.

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March 4, 2018

How to Make Your Dental Crown in South Daytona Last Much Longer

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 9:11 pm

A woman smiling,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.

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February 2, 2018

Dental Floss Has a History? Your Dentist in South Daytona Weighs in

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 9:03 pm

blue package of floss openYou’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.

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January 30, 2018

Your Dentist Discusses How Eating Disorders Affect Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 5:01 pm

eating disorders signEating 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.

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December 8, 2017

Orofacial and Jaw Pain and its Relation to Your Dental Health

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Woman with jaw painDo 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.
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October 28, 2017

3 Tips for Picking the Right Water Flosser

Woman with braces using water flosserMost dental patients know that they need to brush and floss their teeth every day and visit a dentist twice a year for dental checkups. A good number of people even know that they need to choose a soft bristled tooth brush and floss that fits comfortably between their teeth. However, when you ask dental patients about water flosser, they often don’t know what these oral hygiene tools are. However, many patients could benefit from using a water flosser. In fact, they’re recommended for patients with traditional bracket and wire braces, those with dexterity concerns, and patients with gum disease. A water flosser uses high water pressure to help patients remove plaque and tartar buildup between teeth. Additionally, water flossers give patients the ability to clear plaque and tartar from the smallest pits and grooves in the smile and from around braces and dental restorations. Like any other oral hygiene product, no two water flossers are exactly the same, but you can find an effective water flosser that fits your needs and budget.
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September 17, 2017

The Guided Bone Regeneration Process

smiling senior man in dental chairGuided 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.
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