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.(more…)
September 2, 2019
August 21, 2019
Tooth 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.
July 17, 2019
Whether 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.
May 20, 2019
Whether 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!
February 27, 2019
Did 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.
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.
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 Port Orange, 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 Port Orange 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 Port Orange is here to explain why you should take extra care of your teeth if you are struggling with an eating disorder.