Exploring Men’s Oral Health

June 14, 2018

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.

3 Tips for Picking the Right Water Flosser

October 28, 2017

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.

The Guided Bone Regeneration Process

September 17, 2017

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.

For Dentures, Port Orange Residents come to Dr. Bannan

February 23, 2016

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denturesNo 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.

Port Orange Dentist Recommends These 4 Foods for Oral Health

August 24, 2015

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.

Your Port Orange Dentist

January 26, 2015

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.