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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 5:55 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 5:54 pm
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?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 5:24 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 2:02 pm
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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July 17, 2019

7 Tips for Fresh Breath

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Woman with bad breathWhether you’re heading into that dream job interview or going on a first date, the last thing you want to worry about is bad breath. Unfortunately, according to Medical News Today, bad breath is estimated to affect 1 in 4 people globally. While it can be a signal of an underlying medical issue, the most common cause comes down to oral hygiene. In this post, your dentist in Port Orange explains how to achieve fresh breath with 7 simple tips.

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May 20, 2019

Dentist In Port Orange Has a New Location – With the Same Great Dental Care

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 8:23 pm

Woman with a beautiful smileWhether you’re a new patient or you’ve been seeing us for many years, we’re excited to tell you about our recent move to a new location! As of May, 2019, our new address is 4410 S. Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL 32127. But we’re not changing everything – you can bet that you and your family will get the same great care from your dentist in Port Orange as always. In this month’s blog, you’ll learn about the many services we provide and our overall approach to dental care. Find out more below!

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February 27, 2019

Losing Weight and Oral Health in Port Orange: The Surprising Connection

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jellybeans of different colorsDid you know that there’s a strong link between losing weight and oral health in Port Orange? 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 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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