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How to Prevent Gum Disease If You Have Diabetes

February 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — saltrun @ 9:05 pm
man flossing in the mirror

If you’re an American reading this, there’s an almost 10% chance that you have diabetes. About 1.7 million people are diagnosed with diabetes each year, and millions more currently have it without even knowing. As more and more people develop this condition, it is becoming clear in medical research that people with diabetes have a higher risk of getting gum disease. If you have diabetes, here’s what a dentist in St. Augustine wants you to know about taking care of your smile and your health. 

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5 Products to Help Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

February 4, 2021

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Circle of young children looking down and smiling

Did you know that over 40% of children aged 2 to 11 have had cavities in their baby teeth? This surprising statistic from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is a reminder of just how important it is to teach children good oral hygiene habits. Fortunately, there is a range of new kid-friendly products that can help make brushing and flossing fun! February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so now is the perfect time to learn about these 5 oral hygiene products that can get your kids excited about fighting cavities.

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Why You Should Schedule Dental Cleanings Early in the Year

January 7, 2021

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Woman at dental checkup

After a long year, we are ready to start fresh again! There are all sorts of exciting things to look forward to in 2021. You even have a few New Year’s resolutions prepared to help you mold into the best version of yourself. Whether you are working to have a healthier diet or you’re trying to do more kind things each day, you’re setting yourself up for success. One thing that you certainly shouldn’t be forgetting about is your smile. Now is a great time for you to schedule dental checkups for you and your family for a variety of reasons. Continue reading to learn what those are.

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5 Ways Dental Implants Can Save You Money in the Long Run

December 12, 2020

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Piles of coins and tooth showing cost of dental implants

Nowadays, you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to replacing your missing teeth, but none quite compare to dental implants. The unique placement of this type of restoration offers unmatched function, comfort, and longevity. However, some patients are hesitant to invest in them because they have a higher initial cost than other options like dentures or dental bridges. So what makes the cost of dental implants worth it for millions of satisfied smiles? Read on to discover five ways that dental implants could easily end up saving you money in the long run!

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4 Ways to Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — saltrun @ 9:47 pm
cranberry sauce

You use your teeth every single day, but you probably don’t think about it all that often. You use them to chew your food, keep saliva in your mouth, and smile. When you’re catching up with the family and enjoying your delicious Thanksgiving meal, it is worthwhile to keep your teeth in mind. Continue reading to learn a few holiday oral health tips from your dentist so you can keep your smile healthy throughout the season.

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