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How Poor Dental Health Can Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease

February 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 1:53 pm
man holding a red paper love heart to his chest

When you think of February, chances are you picture roses, chocolates, and, of course, hearts – after all, it is the month of Valentine’s Day. While this time of year might have the holiday that hopeless romantics look forward to the most, it’s also American Heart Month, which was established to raise awareness for heart disease. Recent research has suggested that the health of your gums can actually affect your heart. Read on as a dentist explains this connection and provides tips for keeping your smile healthy.


Why You Should Schedule Your Dental Appointment Early This Year

December 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 3:01 am
Champagne on New Year's

It’s almost time to celebrate! 2020 is nearly over, and everyone is looking forward for 2021 to finally be here. It’s been a long year, but you made it, and it’s time to start planning everything going forward. One thing that you should definitely jump on as soon as you can is scheduling your dental appointment. There is no better time to head in for your dental checkup than the start of the year. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why.


Does My Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

November 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 9:05 pm
dental implant with crown next to natural tooth

Since you’ve lost several teeth, you’ve been considering getting dental implants to regain a healthy, beautiful smile. Still, as beneficial as dental implants sound, you’re unsure whether you’ll be able to afford them. After all, they are usually more expensive than alternatives like dentures or bridges. Will your dental insurance help foot the bill? Let’s discuss the question of whether you can expect your insurance to cover dental implants.


Does Alcohol Consumption Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease?

October 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 6:38 pm
Man checking his gums in the mirror

Did you know that roughly 50% of Americans struggle with mild to severe gingivitis? This statistic is especially concerning since it is largely preventable with a solid oral hygiene routine. However, other factors can put you at risk for gum disease, including alcohol consumption. So, if you find yourself reaching for your favorite wine, beer, or mixed beverage multiple times throughout the night, read on for what you need to know about the relationship between alcohol consumption and gum disease.


How Long Does It Take to Make a CEREC Crown?

September 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 9:08 pm
Dentist creating a dental crown

Did you know that 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday? Plus, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reported that adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have over three decayed or missing teeth on average! So, it’s not surprising that dental crowns are one of the most popular treatments year after year. However, patients today can benefit from a CEREC crown, which can be created and placed in one visit! Read on for what they are, how they are made, and five of their advantages.


A Brighter Smile Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

August 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 3:51 pm
Confident man in suit thanks to teeth whitening in Sarasota

Did you know a gleaming smile can improve your quality of life in a variety of ways? Not only do whiter teeth improve your appearance, but they can boost your confidence and change how others perceive your personality as well. In fact, studies indicate that a brilliant set of pearly whites can help you land your dream job, while less-than-stellar teeth may end up hurting your chances for success. Read on to discover how teeth whitening in Sarasota can help you achieve a beautiful smile and advance your career.


Is It Normal to Feel Tired After Having Dental Implants Placed?

July 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 5:18 pm

a middle-aged woman wearing a yellow blouse and smiling after receiving her dental implantsIf you are preparing to undergo dental implant placement surgery, you may be wondering how you will feel once your restorations are securely in place. While every patient is different, it is not uncommon for the effects of anesthesia to take time to wear off, causing you to feel tired and a bit sore in the immediate hours following your procedure. To better understand what you can expect after having your dental implants put into place, let a prosthodontist in Sarasota explain the aftercare process. (more…)

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.


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