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Water's Edge Dental Blog

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.


March 4, 2018

How to Make Your Dental Crown in Port Orange Last uch 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 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

History of Dental Floss

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 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

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 Port Orange is here to explain why you should take extra care of your teeth if you are struggling with an eating disorder.


December 8, 2017

Orofacial and Jaw Pain and its Relation to Your Dental Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — dr_bannan @ 8:00 pm

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.

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.

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.

August 10, 2017

Say Good-Bye to Dental Insurance with an In-House Plan

Filed under: Affordable Dentistry — Tags: — dr_bannan @ 4:59 pm

Young woman at dentistAre you among the 64% of adults who do not have dental insurance? If so, you probably have not been to the dentist recently because you are concerned about the cost. Although you would like to schedule an appointment, you do not want to deal with the hassle or added expense of dental insurance in Port Orange. While the coverage is beneficial for preventive care, it will not cover major dental expenses. Not to mention, you must deal with the headache and frustration of working with an insurance provider. As a result, you choose not to go to the dentist because it is easier. However, now you have another option. You can get the care you need while staying within your budget with an in-house dental plan.

January 24, 2017

Family Dentist in Port Orange Accepts Infant Patients!

Our family dentist in South Daytona encourages practicing good infant oral health, including banishing baby bottle tooth decay. Infant tooth decay is better known as “baby bottle tooth decay.” This derives from the fact that infant teeth tend to deteriorate from the contents of their bottle if oral hygiene isn’t cared for. Just because baby teeth aren’t permanent, doesn’t mean that they are any less important. Infant teeth still need attentive care because they are simply the placeholders to your child’s adult teeth. This is an important job that our family dentist in Port Orange understands completely. Maintaining healthy baby teeth help to ensure proper development in their speech, nutrition, and even their precious smiles. Dr. Sean Bannan, D.D.S. and Dr. I. Warren Hersch both are excited to help new (and returning) parents provide the best dental health care for the newest members of our patient’s families.


November 17, 2016

Port Orange Dentist Supports Scouts’ Initiative of Dental Health

Filed under: General Dentistry,Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 6:24 pm

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.


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