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.
Water's Edge Dental Blog
January 30, 2018
December 8, 2017
Do 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
September 17, 2017
Guided 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
Are 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
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
Want 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
As 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.
March 14, 2016
Like Halloween, Easter can be heavy on the candy, which leaves your child at risk for tooth decay and cavities. The good news is that, as a parent, you’re in control of what goes into your child’s Easter basket, and you don’t have to fill it with candy. Your dentist in Port Orange has some tips for how you can make a fun and healthy Easter basket that your child will love!
February 23, 2016
No doubt you’ve heard the story about President George Washington’s wooden teeth. Actually that’s a myth; President Washington did wear false teeth (multiple sets, in fact) but they were made of ivory, gold and lead. Fortunately, dental materials have a come a long way since then. Today, Port Orange Beach dentist Dr. Sean Bannan at Water’s Edge Dental creates lifelike dentures and partials that are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth.