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3 Tips for Extending the Life of Your Dental Crown

Smiling Family | Dental Crowns in Orlando

Investing in a dental restoration like a crown is an investment in your oral health. If you care for it properly, your crown can last up to 15 years (longer in some cases), but there are steps you need to take to protect it. Here are a few simple tips.

Extend the Life of Your Crown with These Helpful Tips

Here are three recommendations that will help you protect your investment:

  1. Don’t skimp on oral hygiene – Your crown is made of porcelain and won’t decay, but you still need to be diligent with oral hygiene to protect your gums and the tooth hidden beneath it. So take care of the crown ...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Whitening Treatment

Woman Smiling | Teeth Whitening in Orlando

If you’re looking for a cosmetic dental treatment that delivers excellent value, teeth whitening is a great choice. It’s affordable, provides stunning results, and you can choose an in-office power whitening or a convenient, customized take-home kit.

Get the Most out of Your Whitening

The result, in either case, is a brighter, more youthful looking smile that improves your appearance and boosts your confidence. Now you can go out and enjoy your fresh new look, but there are a few steps you can take to get the most mileage out of your treatment. 

  • Avoid staining foods – If you want to commit to keeping your smile bright, you will need to watch ...

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Side-Effects: Medications And Oral Health

MEDICAL PROBLEMS ARE things none of us ask for but many of us have, and with medical problems come medications. Unfortunately, along with medications come side-effects, and these often have a negative impact on oral health.
 

The Delicate Balance Of Our Mouths

Our oral health does best when our mouths can stay close to a neutral pH — neither acidic nor basic. The food and drink we consume tends to temporarily disrupt this pH balance, and so does medicine. When children eat chewable vitamins or drink syrupy medicine that contains sugar, it feeds their oral bacteria, which excrete acid onto their teeth. This acid wears away at their tooth enamel.

Another common problem with ...

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How You Can Floss Like Your Hygienist Does

Hands holding dental floss | General dentistry in Orlando

Your dentist and hygienist tell you to floss once a day, but do you know why or how to do it correctly?

Proper brushing and flossing work together to keep your teeth as clean as possible. Brushing removes the buildup of plaque from the surfaces of teeth and any loose particles of food. Flossing continues the job by getting in between teeth and cleaning where your brush can’t reach.

Why Floss Only Once a Day?

You brush twice a day, so you may wonder why you only need to floss once. Unlike your tooth surfaces, plaque and bacteria between teeth take about 24 hours to develop. So unless you have food stuck between ...

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The Crisis of Tooth Decay in Kids

Kid's Dentist in Orlando

What would you guess is the most common chronic childhood disease?

The answer is dental caries, better known as tooth decay. It is five times as common as asthma and seven times as common as hay fever.

But the bad news is that, according to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), dental caries is still the most common chronic disease among children between 6 and 11 and adolescents between 12 and 19. The good news is that dental caries is highly preventable.

Take Control of Your Child’s Oral Health

Stay a step ahead of dental caries by bringing your child for early dental visits when their first baby tooth ...

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Does "No Sugar Added" Mean No Sugar?

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Today, fitness is a priority for many people. More people than ever are staying active, taking vitamins and supplements, and being vigilant about the food and drink we put in our bodies.

Food manufacturers know this, of course. They want you to buy their packaged products, so they find ways to market them to be a healthy choice when that’s often not the case.

Many Foods are Naturally High in Sugar

Sugar in foods is an excellent example. Today you’ll see many packaged foods with “No Sugar Added” or ...

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Do You Clean Your Tongue? Why You Should and How to Do It

Woman Brushing Teeth | Dentist in Orlando

Nearly everyone knows - even if not everyone does it – that toothbrushing twice a day is necessary to help protect and maintain your oral health. If you are already brushing according to instructions from your hygienist, congratulations. You’re taking a giant step toward a healthier smile.

But you may not know that cleaning your tongue at the same time is a good idea. There are several reasons for this:

Bacteria Causes Odors

Thousands of bacteria reside in your mouth, and while that might sound gross, not all of them are bad for your oral health. Some are present because they can fight off other microorganisms that cause disease.

While they can promote better ...

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