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5 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

June 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 8:33 pm

Happy woman smilingAre misaligned, discolored, or cracked teeth causing you to feel self-conscious? Do you find yourself covering your teeth when you laugh or smile? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you are not alone. In fact, over one-third of Americans are unhappy with their smile. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can fix your smile in as little as two visits! If you are looking to achieve your smile goals and restore your confidence, then here are five tips for finding a cosmetic dentist that can help you.


What Should You Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist?

June 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 3:37 pm

Woman after seeing cosmetic dentistAre you looking for someone to help you achieve your smile goals? You shouldn’t let just anyone attempt to improve your teeth. There are several different things you want to look for when it comes to choosing a cosmetic dentist. Read on to learn some tips to help you decide who the right dentist is for the job.


7 Ways to Keep Your Mouth Healthy Until Your Dentist Reopens

April 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 9:04 pm

Door sign that reads “closed COVID-19”In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Dental Association has recommended that dental practices across the nation postpone all non-emergency appointments temporarily. Until it’s safe for your dentist to reopen their office, it’s’ up to you to keep your oral health on track. While your dentist will likely still be available to provide emergency dental care should you need it, we should all be doing everything we can to keep our smiles happy, healthy, and intact. Here are seven practical tips from your Sarasota dentist to keep your mouth healthy throughout quarantine as well as long after.


Can Dental Bridges Become Infected? Discover the Answer!

March 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 1:34 am

Graphic showing how dental bridges workAlong with dentures and dental implants, dental bridges are a popular and effective tooth replacement solution for men and women in Sarasota missing one or several teeth. However, after filling the gap in their smile with a dental bridge, some individuals later suffer from oral infections near the dental prosthetic. What is the explanation? And is this a common complication? Keep reading to find out! (more…)

How Long Should Your Dentures Last?

January 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 6:41 pm

doctor holding dentures

You’ve been missing most of your teeth for months now, and you’re getting fed up with it. You’re having trouble eating your favorite chewy and crunchy foods. Even smiling is almost an impossibility because your self-confidence has plummeted these past few months. Luckily, you were able to set up an appointment to get dentures. But how long can you expect them to last? Read more to find out.


Born Without a Permanent Tooth? Why Genetics May Be to Blame

December 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 9:00 am

Man showing missing toothDid you know that not everyone with a missing permanent tooth has a gap in their smile due to tooth decay or an injury? Some people are just born without one or several teeth. In fact, according to the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, approximately 20 percent of adults are missing one or two teeth congenitally! Missing teeth can lead to a range of dental and overall health problems, so it is important for individuals with missing teeth to seek restorative dental treatment. Why are teeth missing? And how can they be replaced? Let’s take a look. 

A Relaxing Truth: 3 Myths About Sedation Dentistry

October 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 8:15 pm

Nitrous OxideEvery dentist wants their patients to feel as comfortable as possible during their appointments, which is why most practices offer some kind of sedation dentistry. However, many patients might not even ask about this treatment, assuming it’s not an option for them. If you’re worried whether sedation dentistry is right for you, here’s the truth behind 3 common misconceptions that can help you relax.


4 Ways That Tooth Loss Can Change the Shape of Your Face

September 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 5:46 pm

a man with missing teeth

Tooth loss is actually a lot more common than many people would believe. Most of the time it’s from extraction due to poor oral hygiene, but it can also be the result of an accident. One thing is for sure, though: no matter how you lose the tooth, it can alter the shape of your face over time. Your jaw is designed to accommodate all of your teeth. If some of them aren’t there, it can cause problems. Let’s take a closer look at how those issues can affect you.


Beware These 4 Everyday Activities That Can Harm Oral Health

August 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 5:51 pm

SodaYou feel like you do a pretty good job of looking out for your teeth; you brush twice a day, you floss between every tooth and you visit the dentist twice a year. That’s everything you need to do to protect your smile, right? The truth is that depending on your lifestyle, it may actually not be enough! There are plenty of behaviors and everyday activities that can seriously harm oral health; here are just 4 examples of things to watch out for to protect your smile.


Discover Whether or Not You Should be Sleeping with Dentures

July 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 1:19 pm

denturesBy the time you go to bed, you’re probably exhausted from a long day’s work, cooking for your family, and cleaning up after everyone. As you look at your bed, you cut your eyes over the bathroom and contemplate if it’s a good idea to be sleeping with dentures. You’re so tired, and it’s one more thing keeping you from hitting the pillow, so what do you do? If this situation sounds familiar, let us explain whether it’s a good idea to keep your teeth in or take them out before turning out the lights.


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