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Can a Healthy Smile Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s?

June 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 8:42 pm
older woman smiling

Research has proven that your oral and bodily health are more connected than you may think. For years, studies have shown a possible connection between gum disease and Alzheimer’s – but one, in particular, made a shocking discovery.

In 2019, a study published in Science Advances found strong evidence supporting the relationship. Since then, the topic has been making headlines, and people are starting to panic about their oral health. Read along to learn how these two diseases are connected and what you can do to protect yourself.


Why Is Summer the Best Time to Receive Dental Implants?

May 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 5:32 pm
an older woman wearing a yellow blouse overlooks the beach while showing off her dental implants in Vero Beach

Thinking about finally replacing your missing teeth with dental implants? Your busy schedule has kept you from moving forward with treatment but now that summer is right around the corner, you may consider scheduling a meeting with your dentist to discuss your eligibility. If you’re ready to take the next step to recapture your smile and boost your confidence, here are 3 reasons why the summer months are the best time to receive dental implants.


How to Protect Your Oral Health While Combatting Spring Allergies

April 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 3:13 pm
a man wearing a gray plaid shirt uses a tissue to blow his nose

Do you enjoy springtime? With warmer temperatures allowing for more time spent outside, you can finally shed your winter coat and prepare for the dog days of summer that are right around the corner. But if you’re like many others, you may be suffering from pollen, ragweed, pet dander, and other allergies that come this time of year. Treating your symptoms may seem easy, but if you’re not careful, you could put your oral health at risk. In this article, we will learn how the medications you take to minimize sneezing, coughing, and a runny nose can potentially lead to tooth decay and gum disease. A dentist will also share what you can do to minimize your risk and better protect your smile this spring.


How Far Women Have Come in Dentistry

March 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 12:01 am
Female dentist

Now that International Women’s Day is here, it is a great time to recognize all of the exciting ways that women in dentistry have progressed throughout the years. The first female dentist was licensed in Canada back in 1898. But a lot has happened in the last 123 years. More and more women have been getting involved in the field, helping to advance dentistry to a whole new level that no one has seen before. Continue reading to learn more about women in dentistry.


It’s American Heart Month! Here’s How Your Oral and Heart Health Are Connected

February 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 5:48 pm
Woman smiling while brushing her teeth

February is the month of love, but Valentine’s day isn’t the only reason you should decorate with hearts – it’s also American Heart Month! Since 1964, the second month of the year has been dedicated to spreading awareness about cardiovascular health. To celebrate, you may be thinking of cleaning up your diet or re-committing to your New Year’s Resolution to workout more. While both of these are important, don’t forget to add implementing a solid oral hygiene routine to your list. Here’s why!


How to Find the Best Implant Dentist to Replace Your Teeth

January 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 5:06 pm
woman wondering how to find the best implant dentist

Dental implants are considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, but the procedure is quite extensive. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance to choose the right implant dentist to work with. If you desire to have a complete and healthy smile, continue reading to get some helpful tips to guide your search!


How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

December 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 8:28 pm
Man looking in mirror at dental bridge

If you are struggling to smile confidently, chew easily, and speak clearly due to tooth loss, you’re not alone. In fact, over 120 million American adults are missing at least one permanent tooth. The good news is that you don’t have to continue to battle with the gap in your smile thanks to dental bridges! This tooth-replacement option is known for being extremely natural-looking and minimally invasive, but how long does it last? Read on to learn the dental bridge lifespan.


Dental Restorations and Risky Holiday Foods

November 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 6:26 pm

The holidays are full of wonderful times spent with family and friends, along with delicious meals and treats galore. Although food is a large part of most family holiday traditions, it’s important for those who have dental restorations such as dentures or implants to be mindful of some of the most popular options. While they may be tasty, they can pose a risk to the upkeep and longevity of these dental prosthetics. Your Vero Beach cosmetic dentist has a list of certain goodies you might consider avoiding this holiday season if you have dental implants or dentures in order to keep them in good working condition. Keep reading to learn more!


Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

October 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 12:21 pm
dental implant with crown next to natural tooth

120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and more than 36 million don’t have any natural teeth remaining, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. If you’re included in these statistics, you may have heard of or even considered getting dental implants. After all, they can rebuild your smile no matter how many teeth you’ve lost. However, they often come with a higher price tag than alternatives like dentures or bridges. Does dental insurance cover dental implants? Continue reading below to find out the answer to this question as well as why dental implants are worth the cost.


4 Tips for Preventing Dental Implant Infections

September 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 3:32 pm
Dentist pointing to model of dental implant

For patients with one or more missing teeth, dental implants in Vero Beach are a state-of-the-art tooth replacement solution that is durable, natural-looking, and holds an impressive 95% success rate. However, no medical procedure is entirely risk-free. Although rare, dental implants can become inflamed or loose due to an infection, which necessitates a replacement. Fortunately, preventive measures centered around proper care and maintenance can significantly reduce your risk. Read on for four tips you can implement today!

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