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The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

March 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakesidedaytonadentist @ 9:05 pm
whitening tray lying on a table

Just about everyone would prefer if their teeth were just a little bit whiter, and professional whitening treatments can help you absolutely melt away stains. In fact, you can get a smile up to eight shades whiter than the one you have now, all in as little as a single appointment!

However, you might be tempted to see if you can get professional-level results with over-the-counter tooth whitening treatments. Unfortunately, that would be a bad idea. Here are a few reasons why that’s the case.


Avoid These 4 Bad Habits to Keep Your Dental Implants in Top Condition!

February 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakesidedaytonadentist @ 12:58 pm
a woman smiling and holding a replica of a dental implant

It’s estimated that roughly 500,000 people restore their smiles with dental implants every year. Due to their guaranteed longevity and functionality, it’s no surprise that is one of the most popular tooth loss solutions. This state-of-the-art procedure can last 30 years or more with the proper care! Read on to learn which bad dental habits should be avoided so your beautiful, complete grin can last as long as possible.


Do You Need Fluoride Treatments as an Adult?

January 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakesidedaytonadentist @ 5:12 pm
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.


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.


Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

November 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakesidedaytonadentist @ 10:32 pm
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.


Top 4 Most Common Dental Flaws & Their Solutions

October 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakesidedaytonadentist @ 3:48 pm
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!


Does a Chipped Tooth Heal On Its Own?

September 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakesidedaytonadentist @ 7:13 pm
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!


Oral Cancer: Risk Factors & The Importance of Early Detection

August 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakesidedaytonadentist @ 10:42 pm
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!


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

August 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakesidedaytonadentist @ 12:03 am
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.


4 Unusual Tooth Disorders You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

July 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakesidedaytonadentist @ 9:31 pm
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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