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4 Ways to Keep Your Smile Healthy This Thanksgiving!

November 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 1:16 am

Are you reading for Thanksgiving to come around? Preparing a huge meal with friends and family is a lot of fun and rewarding. However, your smile may not be doing as well during this time of the year. In fact, the holiday season is likely the worst time of year for your teeth. The good news is that there are some steps that you can take to protect them this Thanksgiving. Read on to learn some oral health tips to keep up excellent dental health!

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Which Treatments Are Covered By Dental Insurance?

October 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 3:57 pm
dental insurance form in Port Charlotte

Do you have dental insurance but aren’t entirely sure how it works? You aren’t the only one. Many patients find the verbiage and details of their plan challenging to navigate, often leaving them frustrated when paying for dental care. Fortunately, your knowledgeable dental team can help walk you through your policy so that you can receive the treatments you need to preserve your pearly whites. Keep reading to receive a general breakdown of what you can expect your dental insurance to cover!

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How to Tell If You Have a Cavity Between Your Teeth

September 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 4:56 pm
Woman with toothache

Many of us have ended up with a cavity or two in the past. Whether you notice it because you have increased sensitivity or your dentist picks up on it before you do, it’s important that you have it treated right away so you don’t end up with a more serious problem. However, some cavities are more difficult to see than others because they are between the teeth. These are called “interproximal cavities.” Here’s how you can tell whether or not you have one and how they are treated.

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Can the Summer Sun Give You a Healthier Smile?

August 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 12:39 pm
smiling woman on the beach wearing a sunhat

You’ve probably spent the last couple of months soaking up some rays from the hot summer sun. Whether you’re playing beach volleyball, swimming at the local pool, or simply working on your tan, the sun can do all sorts of wonderful things. But did you know it could also improve your oral health? Read on as a dentist in Port Charlotte reveals how spending some time outdoors can give you a healthy, radiant smile!

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Does Switching to Implant Dentures Make a Difference?

June 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 3:38 pm
woman smiling with implant dentures in Port Charlotte

Do you wear dentures? Are thinking of attaching them to dental implants? Your traditional restorations may have been effective for replacing missing teeth for a while. However, they won’t provide the same support for your smile as those supported by implants. Keep reading to learn how switching to implant dentures makes a difference in your dental health and what you can expect from the results!

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Tips for Dental Implant Aftercare to Support Oral Health

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 9:04 pm
dental implants illustration

Ask any dentist what they believe to be the optimal choice for tooth replacement. Odds are they are going to say, “dental implants.” From preventing bone loss to matching your natural teeth to restoring bite force and more, they have a long list of benefits. Even though a skilled oral surgeon and high-quality materials are certainly important for successful treatment, what you do following your surgery is equally as important. Here are some dental implant aftercare tips from your implant dentist in Port Charlotte.

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Dental Implants: Do They Hurt?

March 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 12:12 am
person with dental implants smiling

In the United States, 170 million people are struggling with tooth loss. If you’re one of them, you’ve likely heard about dental implants. These titanium posts replace not just the visible part of the tooth but the roots as well. This makes them much sturdier and longer-lasting than other options. If you’re considering getting implants to fill in your smile, you may be wondering if the procedure is painful. Read on to learn everything you need to know about dental implant surgery and whether it hurts.

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Dental Fillings—The Fast and Safe Way of Fixing Your Dental Cavities

November 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 3:47 pm
Man smiling during dental appointment

Dental decay is one of the most common oral diseases in the world. The primary cause is plaque buildup, which leads to infection and gum disease. When you have mild decay, teeth fillings can come in handy. They also help to fix cracked, broken and worn down teeth.

Cracked and broken teeth can cause a lot of problems, including pain and difficulty in eating. They can affect the quality of your life and make it harder to eat or talk. Getting dental fillings near you can help fix these dental problems.

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How Effective Are Nightguards?

October 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 10:30 pm
Woman smiling while holding a nightguard

The frequent grinding and clenching of the teeth are called bruxism. Bruxism can occur when you unconsciously grind or clench your teeth while awake or as a result of a sleep disorder. These are referred to as awake bruxism and sleep bruxism respectively. Bruxism can be very painful and destructive to the teeth. Severe bruxism can lead to damaged teeth, jaw disorders, and severe headaches. Bruxism can worsen over some time without you even knowing you have it in the case of sleep bruxism. However, sleep bruxism and its effects can be prevented through the use of dental nightguards.

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Tooth Extraction: How is It Done and Is It Necessary?

September 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 10:36 pm
Man smiling in dental chair

Although tooth extraction is the most common oral surgery, it is done when necessary. Our primary goal is to preserve your teeth and gums with the different treatments. However, there are times when a dentist near you may recommend the removal of the teeth.

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