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Water's Edge Dental Blog

August 15, 2022

Does Vitamin D Affect Dental Impact Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 3:04 pm
person getting Vitamin D for their dental implants

You’ve saved up and are ready to get dental implants to replace your missing teeth. You know this treatment is an investment in your long-term health and will be worth the time, effort, and money you put into it. But at your annual physical with your doctor, you find out that you have a Vitamin D deficiency.

Is that really a big deal? Does this affect your ability to get dental implants? It may not derail your plans, but this deficiency is something to take seriously if you want your implants to last! Learn more about how Vitamin D and implants are related and how you can set yourself up for success.


April 13, 2022

4 Rare Oral Health Problems You’ve Never Heard of!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 10:02 am
Question mark made of toothpaste

If your dentist’s office says you have a tooth condition, you’re likely to assume it’s something familiar. You might think it’s a cavity or an infection caused by excess bacteria. In any event, the dentist won’t tell you anything too out of the ordinary, right?

There are times, though, when dentists diagnose patients with rather odd tooth disorders. So,

even if you have a cavity, you should be thankful you don’t have one of the following disorders.


October 6, 2021

Can Invisalign Correct Overbite and Other Bite Problems?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 4:44 pm
young girl holding Invisalign aligner

Do you have an overbite? If so, you’re probably wondering whether Invisalign is capable of fixing it. The good news is it can! Aside from straightening teeth, the clear aligners can also address a wide range of bite problems. Are you interested in learning more? Read on as we discuss which dental issues Invisalign can fix, how the process works, and the benefits of correcting bite problems with it.


August 6, 2021

Please Join Us in Welcoming Dr. Kyle Penland to Water’s Edge Dental!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 3:01 pm
Photo of dentist in Port Orange, Dr. Penland

For our team, having a blog was an extremely important part of serving our patients and community. In addition to updating it frequently with information on everything from how to care for your teeth at home to tips for avoiding bad breath, we also use this platform to share exciting team updates. With that being said, please join us in welcoming our newest dentist in Port Orange, Dr. Kyle Penland! Keep reading to learn more about our talented new team member.


March 12, 2021

Is There a Possible Link Between Gum Disease and COVID-19?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 12:18 pm
woman being treated for gum disease in Port Orange

The COVID-19 crisis surprised both the citizens of the world and health professionals. Over the past year, a great deal of data has been collected, which has revealed a possible connection between COVID-19 (formally referred to as SARS-CoV-2) and gum disease. As you continue reading, learn what researchers have discovered, how you can prevent gum disease in Port Orange and what can be done to treat it.


January 11, 2021

Will Attaching My Dentures to Implants Make a Difference?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 9:53 pm
woman with implant-retained dentures in Port Orange

You’ve become accustomed to your dentures, but they can sometimes be uncomfortable and embarrassing. There is the option of attaching them to implant-retained dentures in Port Orange, but will that really make a difference? Read on to learn about some of the other downsides of traditional dentures and how adding dental implants can make a world of difference!


December 31, 2020

Why Routine Dental Care Is Important for Seniors in Assisted Living

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 9:52 pm
gray-haired man visiting his dentist for seniors in Port Orange

As any dentist will tell you, a healthy mouth is essential in having good general health. After all, oral problems like gum disease have been linked to medical conditions like heart attack, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, the risk of these issues increases as you age. For example, more than a quarter of Americans over the age of 65 don’t have any natural teeth left, making it harder to eat various healthy foods. That’s why, if you have a loved one in assisted living, you should make sure they take good care of their mouth. Continue reading as a dentist for seniors in Port Orange explains the importance of routine dental care for older folks.


August 6, 2020

How Have Dentures Evolved Over Time?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_bannan @ 9:10 pm
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.


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.


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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