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Why Shouldn’t You Drink Alcohol After a Tooth Extraction?

April 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 8:12 pm
Cartoon depictions of alcohol bottle and tooth

Getting a tooth extracted can do wonders for the look and function of your smile. Of course, the recovery period isn’t always a walk in the park. After all, your gums may feel especially sore, and you have to stick to a strict post-op diet for optimal healing. With this in mind, keep reading to learn all about why you shouldn’t have alcohol after a tooth extraction!

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The Top 4 Advantages of ClearCorrect

March 5, 2022

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example of ClearCorrect aligners in Daytona Beach

With today’s advancements in dentistry, wanting straighter teeth doesn’t mean you’ll have to wear metal braces anymore. Instead, you can choose to get ClearCorrect as a quick and effective method for correcting your smile. Not only will they get you the results you’re hoping for, but they also won’t take away some of freedoms in your everyday life. Read on to learn the top four benefits of ClearCorrect!

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4 Tips for Eating with Dentures

February 15, 2022

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person with dentures eating oatmeal

After going back and forth on what you wanted to do about replacing your missing teeth, you finally decided on dentures. As excited as you are to finally have a full, functional smile again, you’ve heard that they can be a bit difficult to eat with. To make it easier for you to transition into having a new and improved smile, here are four tips on eating with dentures, foods you can eat, and ones you should avoid.

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Dental Bridge Fell Out? Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal

January 7, 2022

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man smiling with dental bridge in Daytona Beach

You’ve already taken steps to help improve your dental health, and maybe you got yourself a dental bridge to help close any gaps. It was working for a while, but suddenly the bridge falls out. Now you’re wondering what happened to it and what you should do. Truthfully, your bridge coming off is a big deal and should be addressed as quickly as possible. Here are the reasons why your dental bridge in Daytona Beach came out and how you can help the situation until your next dental visit.

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Can ClearCorrect Fix Overbite and Other Bite Problems?

October 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 7:31 pm
ClearCorrect aligners on table

Do you have an overbite? You’re probably wondering whether invisible braces are a viable option for you. Although orthodontic treatments like ClearCorrect may not have been capable of fixing bite problems many years ago, it’s entirely possible today! Gone are the days of metal wires and brackets being your only solution for a perfect smile. If you’re interested in learning more, keep reading as we explain how the process works.

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Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect: What’s the Difference?

October 7, 2021

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young woman holding clear aligner

Thanks to advancements in orthodontic treatment, you can now obtain a straighter smile without the hassle of metal wires and brackets. While researching invisible braces, it may surprise you to learn that there are multiple options to consider. Invisalign and ClearCorrect are two of the more popular clear aligner solutions available – but how do you choose the right one for you? Keep reading as we discuss key differences between the two to help you decide.

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Smile Substitution: It’s Time to Get New Veneers

September 4, 2021

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using shade guide at woman’s mouth to check veneer

Nobody wants to be the old guy at the dance club who just doesn’t seem to realize the time for him to be in that scene has come and gone. Pivoting from the discotheque to the dentist, you don’t want to be that person still wearing veneers that obviously need to be replaced.

Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years if you take good care of them. But when there are hints they’ve expired like old milk, it’s important for you not to be the last one to realize it.

Keep reading to learn the visual indicators of veneer wear, plus reasons they can lose their secure fit. That way, you’ll know when to get in touch with your dentist to talk about replacing your veneers.

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Can I Get Dental Implants Even If I Have Diabetes?

August 26, 2021

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dentist discusses dental implants with diabetic patient

You’ve been told that individuals whose immune systems are weakened because of certain health conditions may not be the best candidates for dental implants. However, you’ve read plenty of articles and stories of people who are enjoying life with these permanent prosthetics while also managing their diabetes. So, how is this possible? Are dental implants safe for diabetics? To answer this question, a dental professional explains what you must do to ensure your body remains healthy and your new smile is a success.

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What is the Timeframe for Receiving Dental Implants After Tooth Removal?

August 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — mydaytonadentist @ 8:15 pm
dentist placing a dental implant

It’s natural when learning that you need to have a tooth removed that you would want to have it replaced as soon as possible. No one wants to go too long with a gaping hole in their smile. But unfortunately, it’s not up to you when you can have dental implants after a tooth extraction. Instead, your dentist will base the timeline of your new smile on how many teeth must be removed, if other oral health problems exist, and the current status of your jawbone. Read on to learn more about a typical timeline and when you can expect to start enjoying your full, complete smile.

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Experiencing Facial Swelling? Here’s When to Go to the Dentist vs. the ER

July 31, 2021

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Woman examining her face in bathroom mirror

At first, minor facial swelling can be chalked up to the weather or something you ate. However, after a few days, you may have a bit more difficulty dismissing it – and rightly so! You know that having a professional take a look is the way to go but aren’t entirely sure of where to turn. Sound familiar? Keep reading to learn when to go to the ER vs. your emergency dentist for facial swelling!

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