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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.

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.

November 17, 2016

Port Orange Dentist Supports Scouts’ Initiative of Dental Health

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South Daytona Dentist and Scouts promote dental healthWant to get you children to visit the dentist without complaining? Have an older child encourage them to go. That’s exactly what’s behind the new initiative between Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation. Scouts can now earn colorful badges for learning about oral health, sharing what they learn with their fellow Scouts and promoting good oral health habits within their communities. Port Orange dentist Dr. Sean Bannan is on board with the program and he encourages all of his patients to support the growing initiative.


April 12, 2016

4 Common Habits That Are Hurting Your Teeth

dentist in 32119As your dentist in 32119, Dr. Sean Bannan wants you to know taking good care of your teeth is about more than brushing, flossing and visiting our office for twice-annual checkups. Many adults have little habits that they don’t realize are doing real damage to their teeth! Are you guilty of one of these tooth harmers? If so, learn why (and some tips on how) you should break your habit today.


January 11, 2016

5 tips to prevent gum disease

dentist daytona beachWe’ve got some big news this morning regarding you and your gum health this morning. The American Association for Cancer Research recently published an important study — they found that women with gum disease are more likely to develop breast cancer than women who have healthy gums. As your dentist in Port Orange, we know that’s distressing news, especially when you consider the fact that nearly 75 percent of Americans suffer from gum disease. (Read the full study in a new window here.)


September 8, 2015

Dentist Examines Toothbrush Options

woman smiling and brushing teeth thanks to help with toothbrush optionsLately it seems like there’s nothing that hasn’t been touched by advancements in technology. Friendships are facilitated by social networks, and you can now even avoid a trip to the grocery store by ordering online in Port Orange. I don’t want to sound like a luddite — I love my smart phone as much as anyone else — but sometimes it seems like things are moving a little too fast.

There’s one thing that hasn’t changed much over the past few decades, though, and that’s the way we clean our teeth. There are two options, manual and electric toothbrushes, and one really is just as good as the other — it’s all in the way they’re used. Let’s take a look and see what the differences are, exactly.

August 24, 2015

Port Orange Dentist Recommends These 4 Foods for Oral Health

foods for better oral health 32119 dentistIt’s 9 pm, you’re midway through your favorite show and you want a snack. Wander into the kitchen and what do you choose? Ice cream is tempting, but in the end you choose your favorite: chocolate chip cookies.

What you may not realize is that you’ve just put your teeth under siege. For the next twenty minutes, in fact, the sugar in that nighttime snack will combine with plaque in your mouth to weaken your enamel and allow tooth decay to begin. And if you don’t brush and floss as thoroughly as you should before you go to bed that night, it’s even easier for decay to set in.

We all know that our diet affects our health. That’s old news. But what many adults don’t realize is that the foods you eat–or don’t eat–play a big role in your oral health, as well. The vitamins and minerals in certain foods can go a long way in strengthening your teeth to prevent against decay, so make sure you’re giving your teeth everything they need to stay healthy by incorporating these four things into your diet today.

January 26, 2015

Your Port Orange Dentist

170082992You always want the best for your family when it comes to their health, and their dental health is no exception. For the best in general/preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, patients in Port Orange, FL, turn to Dr. Sean Bannan at Water’s Edge Dental. Dr. Bannan is your 32119 dentist, and he and his staff would be happy to see you and your family for all of your dental needs.

Dr. Bannan received his bachelor’s degree in human physiology from Michigan State University, and then he went on to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he was awarded his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. His current affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Central Florida District Dental Association, the Volusia – Flagler County Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Your 32119 Dentist Offers Comprehensive Services

Dr. Bannan and his team of dental assistants and dental hygienists are proud to offer a full range of dental services. Of course, the foundation of dentistry is the dental checkup. We’d like to see you and your family every six months. With this regularity, we can monitor your oral health and more easily notice changes. And of course, at checkups we always clean your teeth and remove plaque, assess the health of your gums, and examine your teeth for any signs of decay.

Restorative Dentistry with Your 32119 Dentist

Even with our best efforts in the office and your best efforts at home, there might come a time when you need a restorative dental procedure. Our restorative treatments include:

  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Full and partial dentures
  • Extractions
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Root canal therapy
  • Root scaling and planing for treatment of gum disease

Cosmetic Dentistry

For patients who would like to improve the look of their smiles, Dr. Bannan and the team at Water’s Edge Dental have the treatment to take your smile from bland to bling. If you’d like a whiter smile, we offer teeth whitening with Zoom! Whitening. Your smile will be several shades whiter in just one visit. We also offer at-home whitening kits.

If your smile is marred by a number of different flaws—staining, chips, cracks, gaps—then porcelain veneers may be the answer. Made of beautiful, wafer-thin dental porcelain, a customized veneer will fit seamlessly over your existing enamel and give you the appearance of a brand-new smile. For teeth that need to be straightened, Dr. Bannan offer Invisalign, which discreetly and gradually move teeth into position using clear, plastic aligners.

Schedule an Appointment with Your 32119 Dentist Today

If it’s time for you or a family member to see the dentist, then call Water’s Edge Dental in Port Orange, FL, today. We offer several methods when it comes to paying for your dental care, including most major insurance, low-cost payment plans including financing through CareCredit, and much more. Dr. Bannan also conveniently serves patients from Port Orange, Daytona Beach, Holly Hill, Edgewater, Ormond Beach, and the surrounding communities.