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Lakeside Daytona Dentist Blog

Do You Need Fluoride Treatments as an Adult?

January 24, 2023

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Female dental patient smiling in dentist’s office

Generally speaking, fluoride treatments are mainly recommended for children to strengthen their teeth against bacteria. You might remember your dentist performing a fluoride treatment on your smile when you were younger. But what about when you reach adulthood? Are fluoride treatments still necessary at that point? Here’s what your dentist has to say about the benefits fluoride can have for your grin.

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Can a Tooth Infection Be Fatal? Here’s What You Should Know

December 7, 2022

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a woman experiencing a tooth infection in Daytona Beach

Are you experiencing an extremely painful toothache? Although it might be uncomfortable, it shouldn’t be fatal, right? While a typical ache shouldn’t kill you, it’s important to remember that underlying problems causing your discomfort can be dangerous if left unchecked, like a tooth infection. Read on to learn what can happen with this condition and what you should do to keep yourself safe.

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Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

November 21, 2022

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Broken denture

Dentures are one of the most popular options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth. They are life-changing for people who are missing most or all of their teeth, and they have numerous different benefits. However, just like natural teeth, dentures aren’t immune to damage. They aren’t your real teeth, but are broken dentures considered a “dental emergency?” Read on to learn more about how dentures can break and what you should do if this happens to you.

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Top 4 Most Common Dental Flaws & Their Solutions

October 10, 2022

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woman covering cosmetic dental flaws in Daytona Beach

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks in the mirror? Do you often hide your teeth when taking selfies or group photos? If so, then you may be considering undergoing cosmetic dentistry. With these types of treatments, you can quickly, safely, and effectively improve your pearly whites. Keep reading to learn four common cosmetic dental flaws and how your dentist can help treat them!

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Does a Chipped Tooth Heal On Its Own?

September 7, 2022

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woman thinking about a chipped tooth in Daytona Beach

Do you have a chipped tooth? While this isn’t always a dental emergency, you’ll want to visit your dentist within a few days to preserve it. Leaving the condition unaddressed can lead to further damage or even infection. However, you might be holding off on getting treatment because you think it might heal on its own. Keep reading to learn what to expect from a chipped tooth and how you can address the issue!

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Oral Cancer: Risk Factors & The Importance of Early Detection

August 2, 2022

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Patient at their dentist for an oral cancer screening.

Every year in the US, roughly 50,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed—what a staggering figure! However, this isn’t entirely bad news; if left untreated, oral cancer can progress rapidly and wreak havoc all across your mouth. And fortunately, oral cancer is also among the most preventable types of cancer; especially if you know what to look for and what preventive measures to take. Here’s more from your dentist about oral cancer, it’s symptoms and risk factors, and why it’s important to catch the disease early on with an oral cancer screening!

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A TikTok Alternative to Soda That Spells Bad News for Your Smile

August 1, 2022

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TikTok app being opened on a smartphone.

There’s an old expression that goes “don’t believe everything you read on the Internet”—and this adage certainly holds true when it comes to some of the trends and fads circulating around social media platforms like TikTok. One of the latest trends involves mixing flavored sparkling water with balsamic vinegar, and some claim that it’s a healthier alternative to soda. But research shows that this drink isn’t exactly good for your teeth, given that it’s still highly acidic! Here’s more from your dentist about how acidic beverages can harm your smile, along with some tips for counteracting it.

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4 Unusual Tooth Disorders You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

July 12, 2022

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dentist explaining rare oral health problems

Everyone knows about the importance of proper dental care. It’s essential to prevent issues like cavities, decay, and gum disease. However, there are some dental problems that you simply can’t avoid no matter how hard you try. These oral health conditions are unpredictable, but they can be treated by a dental professional. Read on to learn about four rare oral health problems you’ve probably never heard of and how they are treated.

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The 3 Tooth Stain Types & How to Stop Them

June 9, 2022

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Person with stained teeth

Depending on your experiences, you might think all stained teeth are the same. More specifically, it can seem like the stains all have the same defining traits. However, the truth is that there are three distinct types of tooth stains — each with unique markers and causes. That means the cleaning and prevention methods for one kind might not work for another and vice-versa.

To help you keep a whiter smile, here’s a summary of the three tooth stain types and how best to treat them.

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When Should I Have My Teeth Whitened for An Event?

May 1, 2022

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People attending a wedding after receiving teeth whitening.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, so don’t you want it to look absolutely stunning during big events and special get-togethers? Luckily, teeth whitening is a fantastic solution that can have your smile looking great for your friend’s wedding, your high school reunion, or anywhere you need to look your best. Here’s everything you need to know about the teeth whitening process including viable methods, the expected timeline, and tips for preserving your results.

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