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I Have a Dental Implant. Can I Get Cavities?

June 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 11:40 pm
3D diagram of a dental implant

Dental implants can be a godsend for people who are missing teeth. If you’ve lost yours, dental implants can give you back confidence, bite strength, and peace of mind in knowing that your oral health is in good shape.

Patients who lost a tooth due to decay may wonder whether it’s possible for their dental implants to succumb to the same fate. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about the relationship between cavities and dental implants.


Will I Fall Asleep If I Undergo Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 4:22 pm
a patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation at the dentist

If going to the dentist’s office is something you absolutely dread, you aren’t alone—in fact, it’s estimated that roughly 1 in every 3 people suffer from dental fear! Fortunately, nitrous oxide sedation is among the many solutions that can assist patients with comfortably getting the dental care they need. However, many people incorrectly assume that sedation dentistry always means they’re going to be asleep or unconscious for their procedure—but with nitrous oxide, this is not the case! Keep reading to learn more from your trusted dentist.


Pain on One Side of Your Jaw? Here’s What it Could Mean

April 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 1:33 pm
a person holding their jaw

According to the National Institutes of Health, over 10 million people are estimated to live with jaw pain and dysfunction, many linked to a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD. This condition can be the result of several different underlying problems, like bruxism, a past injury, or even stress, and can be treated by your dentist in many cases. However, not all instances of jaw pain are linked to TMJD. Read on to learn what problems can cause this type of discomfort and who to go to for help.


How Long Does TMJ Therapy Take?

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 12:26 am

Gloved hand pointing to temporomandibular jointLiving with a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can affect your quality of life in many ways. Clicking, popping, and grating sensations when moving your jaw are only a few symptoms of a TMJ disorder. You may have difficulty opening or closing your mouth. Your jaw can even lock into an opened or closed position. Often, home remedies can improve jaw pain and stiffness, but sometimes they aren’t enough. Your dentist can provide the solutions you need to treat your symptoms and improve your jaw’s function, but how long will it take to see results? Every case differs, but here’s what you can expect on the road ahead.


Why Are My Teeth Turning Gray?

February 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 8:39 pm
a closeup of a patient’s smile

Your pearly whites are often the first thing that people will notice about you, and these days, several individuals put a great amount of effort into their smile’s appearance! But sometimes teeth can lose their radiance and become an unpleasant shade of yellow, brown, or even gray—but why is this? Keep reading to learn more about what can cause teeth to turn gray, along with how your dentist can address the issue.


How Do General & Cosmetic Dentists Differ?

February 2, 2023

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a patient visiting her cosmetic dentist

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has actually doubled within the last five years, meaning that more patients than ever before are opting to brighten their smiles with cosmetic dentistry! But you might be wondering what exactly labels a dentist as a “cosmetic dentist” and why they’re worth visiting for smile enhancement. Here’s more about some of the differences between general and cosmetic dentistry and why a cosmetic dentist in Daytona Beach might be the best person to help you achieve your smile goals.


3 Facts About Root Canal Therapy

January 25, 2023

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patient at speaking to dentist about receiving root canal therapy

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair severely infected teeth. With a 95% success rate, this treatment is a great option for saving damaged pearly whites. Even so, root canals have gained unfair representation over the years. This procedure is often thought to be incredibly unpleasant, but is this true? Continue reading as we discuss three facts about root canal therapy that you should know.


3 Reasons Why You Won’t Regret Getting a Root Canal

December 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 2:09 am
person at the dentist for root canal therapy

Root canal therapy has gained a bad reputation over the years due to misinformation spreading rapidly online, through movies, and through other forms of media. This treatment is feared by many patients since they think it’s going to be extremely painful, but root canals aren’t as bad as you think. In fact, if your dentist says you need one, they’re trying to save you from more oral health issues down the line. Read on to learn three reasons why you won’t regret getting a root canal.


How to Eat Healthy on A Soft Food Diet

November 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 12:49 am
Portrait of a woman drinking a smoothie

In the lead-up to receiving your veneers, you’ll probably get a set of “temporaries” that will protect your teeth before your procedure. The same thing is done if you’re getting a dental crown. However, the adhesive attaching these to your teeth isn’t very strong. Your dentist will sometimes put you on a so-called “soft food diet” while you’re wearing these placeholders, so you won’t be at risk of having your temporary set fall off.

That said, there isn’t a set list of the foods that you can eat, and some of the obvious picks are pretty unhealthy. If you are feeling a little bit lost, here are three healthy options you can have on a soft foods diet.


The Sweet and Sour Truth: Dentures & Your Sense of Taste

October 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 10:42 pm
woman feeding her partner

A delicious hamburger. A juicy watermelon. A creamy soup. Oh, the joys in the sense of taste! Food is not only nourishing for your body but it also adds to your pleasure in life. Your dentures also make your life more enjoyable by allowing you to eat these delicious foods!  But unfortunately, they can diminish your taste sensation over time. Your dentist in Daytona Beach has all you need to know about the reasons dentures affect your taste and what you can do to keep your taste buds smiling!

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