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A Dentist Addresses 5 Common Concerns of At-Risk Patients

May 17, 2020

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Senior woman brushing teeth to care for smile during COVID-19There are a few groups of people, including older individuals and those with pre-existing health conditions, that are at a high risk of suffering life-threatening symptoms if they come down with COVID-19. Do you belong to one of those groups? If so, it is important that you do all you can to keep yourself safe and healthy. But what if you need dental treatment? Is it safe to visit your dentist in Boca Raton? In this article, we discuss five concerns that you might have about your dental health during this pandemic season.

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How Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

March 28, 2020

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Stressed woman with jaw pain needs dentist’s helpFeeling stressed? You’re far from alone. Recent world events, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, have dramatically increased the level of stress that most people are feeling. Stress can take a toll on your health from head to toe; it can even affect your teeth and gums. In this blog post, a dentist in Boca Raton explains how and what you can do to protect your smile during these uncertain times.

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Avoid These Tooth-Harming Habits During Quarantine

March 23, 2020

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woman in white bathrobe eating cookie during quarantineWe live in uncertain, unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the emotional and mental health of countless individuals. Stress or anxiety related to current world events could even make you more likely to engage in habits that could damage your oral health. In this post, we discuss a few of those habits and encourage you to focus your energy on safer, more productive activities.

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Tips from a Dentist on Dealing with Dry Mouth

February 16, 2020

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woman drinking water to try to relieve dry mouthDry mouth is extremely uncomfortable. It can make it difficult for you to enunciate words and properly enjoy your favorite foods. However, the problems associated with dry mouth go even further that that. In this blog post, a dentist in Boca Raton will discuss why dry mouth is a threat to your oral health, what may be causing your dry mouth, and how a dental professional can help you to deal with it.

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How to Protect Your Mouth as You Age

January 25, 2020

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happy, smiling older woman in white shirt with healthy smilePerhaps you have had excellent brushing and flossing habits throughout your life. Still, despite your best efforts, the passage of time may have brought some significant oral health issues. That’s completely normal — but that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to fragile teeth and a dim smile. In this post, a dentist in Boca Raton discusses how age can affect your oral health and what you can do to gain a stronger, more youthful smile.

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What If I Have a Black Line Around One of My Dentist Crowns?

December 15, 2019

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embarrassed woman hiding mouthWhen you first received your dental crown, you may have loved the way it made your tooth look and feel. Now, though, you’ve noticed a thin black line around the crown’s edge. Does that mean something is wrong with your crown, or worse, does it mean that something is wrong with the underlying tooth? Fortunately, the answer to both questions is probably no. A dentist in Boca Raton is here to discuss what that black line around your crown means and what you can do about it.

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Dentures or Dental Implants — Which Is Right for Me?

November 4, 2019

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smiling senior womanAccording to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, nearly 70 percent of people ages 35 – 44 in the United States have at least one missing tooth. If you are older than 44, it may be even more likely that you have suffered some tooth loss. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of ways to rebuild your lost dentition and help you regain a complete, functional set of teeth. Dentures and dental implants in Boca Raton are two popular options for replacing teeth. In this blog post, we discuss these options and provide some guidance on how you can choose the one that is right for you.

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5 Important Facts to Know Before Getting Dental Crowns

September 18, 2019

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Smiling dental patientHas your tooth been badly damaged or severely weakened by decay? Chances are your dentist or prosthodontist will recommend a dental crown to repair and protect it. These restorations are excellent for keeping your smile healthy and whole, but how much do you really know about them? Here are 5 facts about dental crowns in Boca Raton that every patient should keep in mind.

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I Chipped a Tooth — How Do I Get My Smile Back?

August 27, 2019

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embarrassed man covering mouthYou’re enjoying a delicious bowl of popcorn when suddenly — crunch! You accidentally bite down on an unpopped kernel. You use your tongue to assess the damage, and you discover that part of your tooth is gone. When you chip a tooth, the first thing you should do is call your dentist in Boca Raton for an emergency appointment so they can determine whether the break is purely cosmetic or if it poses a threat to your oral health. Then, you can start thinking about how to restore the tooth’s appearance and function. A prosthodontist, a dentist who specializes in dental prosthetics, may offer multiple treatments that can get your smile back to looking and feeling its best.

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HELP!!! I Hurt My Teeth! What Should I Do?

July 15, 2019

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older woman with toothache

Have you suffered a serious tooth injury? You are in a scary and painful situation. However, the last thing you should do is panic. Take a moment to calm down, and then assess the situation. If you are bleeding a lot or have injuries in areas other than your mouth, you may need to visit a local emergency room for initial treatment. Then, you can focus on your tooth injury. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to care for oral injuries, how you can bounce back from them, and how you may be able to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

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