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The Benefits of Invisalign vs Braces

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that has transformed the dental industry. Not only does Invisalign place more responsibility and freedom on the patient, but the aligners are moveable, allowing patients to eat what they like, requires no restricted diet, and getting straight teeth doesn’t have to take years as with traditional orthodontics. So, …

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What to do About Gum Recession

PGA Smiles Gum Health

Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Gum recession is an inevitable part of the natural aging process, even in people with healthy mouths. Some contributing factors can cause gum recession or make the problem worse. Here’s what you need to know about gum recession and how to stop it in its tracks. To begin, let’s look at why our gums …

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Are E-Cigs Safe for my Teeth?

PGA Smiles Oral Health

Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida It is old news that smoking tobacco is not good for your health, nor your teeth, but what about the popular electronic cigarettes? Commonly referred to as e-cigs, this form of smokeless tobacco has become the norm among smokers, in hopes of a healthier alternative since e-cigs do not emit the same thick smoke …

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How to Choose Healthier Snack Options for Kids

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Sugar certainly tastes good, but it is not so good for our teeth. Even though your child may love sweet treats, it is what makes the bad bacteria in their mouth multiply, increasing the risk of tooth decay. We understand that finding healthier snack options for your child can be challenging, and quite exhausting …

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Oral Care Tips for Teething Babies

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida A teething baby can be challenging for a parent or caregiver, especially when the baby experiences a great deal of pain during the process. It is not uncommon for teething to cause symptoms of irritability, insomnia, fussiness, decreased appetite, and even a low-grade fever. Here are some oral care tips to find relief for …

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Oral Care Without Dental Insurance

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Having dental insurance, of course, makes going to the dentist more affordable. However, many people do not have dental insurance, forgoing dental visits altogether, which only makes matters worse. Even if you do not have dental insurance, you should still make going to the dentist a priority. Routine dental checkups and cleanings do a …

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How to Keep Holidays from Wrecking your Teeth

PGA Smiles General Dentistry

Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida It is natural to splurge during the holidays, but certain seasonal fare can do some significant damage to your oral health. A 2015 report by the National Center of Health Statistics found that 27 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 64 years old have untreated tooth decay. Most of that damage …

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How to Keep Your Child Cavity-Free

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Although your child’s baby teeth are not going to be around for the long haul, they still play a vital role in growth and development. Baby teeth, also referred to as primary teeth, help your child to articulate words, chew foods to receive adequate nutrition, as well as build their self-confidence. Baby teeth also …

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Is Stress Causing my Teeth to Hurt

PGA Smiles General Dentistry

Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Are you currently experiencing sensitivity in your teeth? Stress could be causing the problem. There are a few ways that stress can negatively affect your oral health, leading to sensitive teeth. Teeth clenching and grinding at night is the most common way that stress impacts your teeth. Also known as bruxism, this bad oral …