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Choosing Foods for a Healthier Smile

March 10, 2020

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March is National Nutritional Month, which makes it the perfect time to think about how your eating habits are affecting your health. While you are considering how your food choices are impacting your weight, your heart, your energy levels, and other aspects of your systemic health, you should also think about how what you eat can affect your smile. In this post, we’ll discuss some types of foods that can bolster both your oral and overall health.

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Why Gum Disease Can Negatively Impact Your Heart Health

February 25, 2020

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a tablet that reads “Gum Disease” and is surrounded by syringes, a stethoscope, and a pair of glasses

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only notable thing during February. In fact, it’s also American Heart Association Month and Gum Disease Awareness Month. Why do these two matter? The reason is that your gum and heart health are closely connected and when one becomes a problem, you can often find that the other will closely follow. To provide a bit of insight on the connective link and what you can do to stay healthy, hear from a dentist who wants to help you take back control of your oral and overall health.

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Moving? 3 Questions to Ask Your New Dentist!

February 15, 2020

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Fortunately, there are many more people moving to our beautiful area of Florida than are moving away. This is good for all of us. At the same time, we do have patients leave us from time-to-time. Just last week, a patient’s question about how to find a great dentist in Jacksonville got me thinking. What questions would I ask if I was looking for a dentist who provides the same level of quality and service we strive to provide here at Pelican Landing Dental?

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New Year, New Eating Habits — Dieting and Oral Health

January 28, 2020

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Every year, countless people resolve to lose weight, and an effective weight loss plan almost always includes significant dietary changes. Often, such positive adjustments do much more than allow your body to shed some excess pounds. Making smart choice about what you eat can also have a big, positive effect on your oral health. A dentist is here talk about some foods that can help your waistline and your smile.

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Dental Insurance Is Set to Expire, Get Seen Today!

December 20, 2019

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A person having their dental exam completed.

If you have dental insurance through your employer, you should know that the benefits that you currently have are unlikely to be available to you once the new year is here. In fact, January 1st is the most common day where dental insurance benefits reset, leaving any money you paid for them on the table. While dental insurance can make treatments more affordable, they don’t count for much if you don’t use them! When you schedule for an appointment today, here’s how you can benefit.

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The Most Common Types of Dental Diseases

November 26, 2019

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Toothache

What kind of diseases pose the biggest threat to your smile? By far, the most common forms of dental disease are dental decay and gum disease; about 92% of adults over the age of 20 have suffered from dental decay at some point in their lives, and it has been estimated that nearly half of Americans have some form of periodontitis (the most severe form of gum disease). If you want to keep your pearly whites safe, read on to learn more about these dental diseases and how they can be treated.

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4 Tips for Maintaining Great Oral Hygiene

October 29, 2019

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Even though almost everyone agrees on the importance of good oral hygiene, poor cleaning habits are more common than you probably think. Nearly a third of American adults don’t brush their teeth at least twice a day, one third never flosses, and a shocking 92% of them have had at least one cavity at some point during their lives.  October is National Dental Hygiene Month, making it the perfect time to learn about the best care practices and make improvements where they’re needed. Here are 4 tips for a better dental health routine!

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National Gum Care Month: Saving Your Smile from Gum Disease

September 19, 2019

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Swollen gums

September is National Gum Care Month, and for many dentists this is an important opportunity to educate their patients. Everyone knows to take good care of their teeth, but many people don’t pay the same amount of attention to their gums. The American Dental Association has found that 42% of adults in the United States have an advanced form of gum disease called periodontitis; if this condition remains untreated, a patient’s teeth and overall health could be at risk. To avoid these life-changing issues, read on to learn more about why excellent gum health is important – and what you can do to promote it!

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Protect Yourself from Dental Implant Infections

August 21, 2019

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Man refusing a cigarette from a pack of smokes concept for quitting smoking and healthy lifestyle

Many dentists and patients alike love dental implants, and rightly so. They are the best tooth replacement option that modern medicine has to offer. However, they are not totally risk-free. In rare cases, an infection invades the tissue around an implant and cause it to fail. What can you do to protect yourself from such an unfortunate outcome? Here are some keys to preventing dental implant infections.

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Find Out What You Should Do if You Have a Dental Emergency While Traveling

July 3, 2019

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a couple on vacation with toothaches

Vacation has arrived, and you couldn’t be more excited about spending a few weeks away from the hustle and bustle of work and everyday life. A few days into your two-week mountain getaway, you’re struck by immense pain growing in one of your teeth. Understandably, you become frustrated that this is happening to you while on vacation, but what do you do? To help you navigate this type of situation, let us explain what you should do if you have a dental emergency while traveling.

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