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When Should I Change My Toothbrush?

July 3, 2020

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a young man brushing his teeth using a manual toothbrush while standing in front of the mirror

Is your toothbrush looking a bit frayed? Do the bristles appear to lay flat? Can you not recall the last time you bought or replaced your brush? If you are wondering, “When should I change toothbrushes,” you’re not alone. Most people don’t know the typical lifespan of a normal brush or why it should be replaced at all. If you are one of these individuals, a local dentist shares why it’s necessary to trade in the old one for a newer version and how often this should be done to avoid future dental problems and even illness.


How Do I Handle a Dental Emergency While Traveling?

June 24, 2020

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Woman needing to see emergency dentistYou’ve been working hard all year and it is all beginning to pay off. Traveling is something you always look forward to. You’re keeping busy and enjoying yourself when suddenly, you break your tooth! You’re nowhere close to your regular dentist. Should you endure the pain until you get home or go to the emergency room? It’s difficult to know the best action to take. Your emergency dentist can give you a few tips on the best way to deal with a dental emergency while you’re traveling.


Are Summer Sports Drinks Bad For Your Teeth?

June 15, 2020

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a cooler full of sports drinksThe summer heat can leave you feeling dehydrated. However, there is a healthy, as well as a not-so-healthy way to stay hydrated under the scorching rays of sunlight. Many people turn to sports drinks in an attempt to replenish their depleted electrolytes. Unfortunately, these often contain added ingredients that can harm your oral health and leave you with an unexpected visit to your dentist. Read on to learn how you can stay hydrated this summer without putting your smile at risk. (more…)

Getting the Best Fit: The Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures

May 21, 2020

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Denture patient receiving dental implants You’re out having a nice dinner with your family. Everyone is laughing and having a good time but you’re having trouble relaxing. What if your dentures come out while you’re eating or slip while you’re talking? Does this sound familiar? Many people across the country deal with this exact situation every day. Poorly fitting dentures can negatively impact your confidence, health, and quality of life. Fortunately, dental implants can make a huge difference regarding how well your dentures fit. Read on to learn more about dental implants from your Marrero dentist.


Dental Emergency? 5 Traits of a Good Emergency Dentist

May 7, 2020

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Dental emergency patient being seen by dentistYou wake up in the middle of the night with a throbbing pain in your mouth. You roll back over, hoping that it feels better in the morning. Unfortunately, it becomes even worse. You know that you need to see an emergency dentist quickly but aren’t sure what you should be looking for. Fortunately, your dentist in Marrero has listed 5 traits of a good emergency dentist to help you make the right choice.


Toothaches – How Do I Know If They’re Serious?

April 30, 2020

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Woman experiencing toothacheIt’s happened to the best of us. The entirety of your busy day becomes overwhelmed by a toothache. Whether you took a bite of ice cream that was slightly too big or underestimated the structural integrity of the mixed nuts you were eating, the distraction of the pain in your mouth suddenly becomes the only discernible feeling in your body. A pain like this is inconvenient, if not unbearable to handle throughout the day. But what do you do now? Is this pain a dental emergency? Can it wait till your next visit to the dentist? There’s a variety of different underlying causes of a toothache. Your dentist can help you get to the root of your pain and put an end to it.


Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Could Be the Solution

April 26, 2020

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3D illustration of dental implantAccording to the American College of Prosthodontists, up to 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. 22% of those Americans are missing all of their natural teeth. Missing teeth is a much more common problem than you may think. While there are many causes of missing teeth, including dental decay, gum disease, and trauma, there are also solutions. Dental implants can improve the quality of life of those who are missing teeth by not only restoring oral health, but by providing a smile that conveys confidence.


Here’s How To Know If You Have a Dental Emergency

March 31, 2020

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worried person talking on the phone to their emergency dentistJust because you’re self-isolating doesn’t mean that you can’t experience a dental emergency. In fact, most urgent situations happen in-home anyways. If you’re working out to get your blood flowing without going somewhere public, it’s easy to be doing burpees in your living room and accidentally chip or crack a tooth on your coffee table. In these types of situations, it’s important to have the number of your emergency dentist available. Read on to learn how to tell if a dental situation is serious and how to handle the problem in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

Debunking 4 Myths About Dental Implants

March 9, 2020

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implant dentist holding dental implant

As dental implants become more and more popular, a lot of misinformation about them has cropped up. Some of these misconceptions are harmless, but others can deter people who desperately need dental implants from getting their missing teeth replaced. Luckily, your implant dentist is here today to clear up any preconceived notions you may have about implants.


4 Nutritional Tips To Keep Your Gums Healthy

February 20, 2020

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a table full of fresh fruits and vegetablesMany people don’t know that their diet is directly connected to the health of their gums and can impact their risk of developing gum disease. When you pair good at-home dental hygiene and regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist with a nutritional diet, you can make sure that your oral tissues remain strong and stable, providing your teeth with a healthy foundation. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, it’s a great time to learn how you can adjust your diet to optimize your oral health. Read on for four nutritional tips to ward off the early signs of gum disease. (more…)

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