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Stay Prepared with Your Emergency Dentist in Orange Park

March 24, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — tnt_admin @ 2:39 pm

Don’t hesitate to contact your emergency dentist in Orange Park if you’re unsure what to do when something unexpected happens to one of your teeth. We are finally in the carefree, fun Spring Break period of the year! You’re probably already packing for your family trip. As you go through your checklist, make sure you have taken care of your necessary health appointments, including visiting your dentist. Dental appointments? That’s the last thing on your mind, but packing sunscreen and sunglasses won’t matter too much if you come across a dental emergency while on vacation. Preparing for your trip includes visiting your emergency dentist in Orange Park to stay equipped with useful information, packing your insurance cards, double-checking your dental health, and having the right contact information just in case you did need to call Kind Care Dentistry.

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5 Healthy Tips From Your Children’s Dentist in Orange Park

February 3, 2017

Filed under: Dental Care,Uncategorized — dentaljax @ 3:02 pm

5 easy tips from your children’s dentist in Orange Park. It’s a new year, which means one thing to many people: New Year’s Resolutions. Since you’re a parent, you get to make resolutions for your little ones as well. You want everything to be better for them in 2017, but their health is probably your top priority. One simple thing you can do is have them take better care of their teeth. Just a few little habits could make a big impact on their smile this year. Here are 5 easy every day tips from your children’s dentist in Orange Park at Kind Care Dental that can improve their oral health in 2017. (more…)

Dentures vs. Dental Implants in Orange Park

January 31, 2017

Filed under: Dental Care,Uncategorized — dentaljax @ 11:58 am

Should I get dentures or dental implants in Orange Park?One of the best parts about this day and age is that you always have choices. For instance, you probably have hundreds of channels on your television, and an infinite amount of options online. This breadth of choice also applies to how you can replace your missing teeth. You’ve heard that dentures and dental implants in Orange Park are both viable solutions, but which one would work best for you? Today, Dr. Natasha Patel is going to tell you a little more about the ways she can help you replace your missing teeth. (more…)

One-Stop Dentistry with Your Orange Park Dentist

January 4, 2017

Filed under: Dental Care,Uncategorized — dentaljax @ 10:48 am

Where can I find my Orange Park dentist?It can be hectic running a family sometimes. You look at your calendar of appointments and you start to empathize with air traffic controllers. Even when things are running smoothly, it can be very stressful, and dental issues only add to it. Your child hasn’t had a check-up in a very long time, one of your parents has been complaining about their dentures, and you have a broken tooth that desperately needs fixing. You spend hours on the internet trying to find a dentist who can take care of each particular problem, and of course, you’ve had no luck. This is a problem many people are faced with every day when trying to balance the dental needs of everyone in their family. Can’t I find just one Orange Park dentist who can help everybody?” Yes, yes you can, and Dr. Natasha Patel  is going to share a little more about how she can help your entire family from one convenient location. (more…)

Avoiding bad breath

June 26, 2016

Filed under: Breath,Uncategorized — dentaljax @ 4:00 pm

Bad breath is a deal breaker both in business and in personal life of ours. And while breath fresheners or candies hide it, they do not cure the very problem at hand…

So, most importantly, the bad breath is caused by a lack of oral hygiene. It includes sleeping with an open mouth at night. This makes mouth dry and bacterias began to flourish there and cause that smell…

Bad breath has a medical name “halitosis”. This kind of condition can stem from poor oral hygiene habits. It also may be a telling sign of other health problems. What you’re eating can cause this disease to progress much faster. So how healthy your menu is directly correlated with any oral hygiene problems.

So, how your diet and dishes choice affects the smell of your breath?

Essentially, everything you’re consuming begins to be broken down into parts in your mouth. As dishes are digested and absorbed into the blood system, foods eventually get carried to your lungs. Then it reveals in your breath. This is even more true in case you like foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions). Then teeth brushing and flossing, even mouthwash and any other breath freshening liquids are redundant. They merely disguise that kind of odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body completely…

How damaging abundant amount of sugar is for your teeth health?

—John Doe
Which poor oral hygiene habits lead to the bad breath?

First off, ask yourself do you regularly follow basic oral hygiene routines? This, of course, includes such morning musts as brushing your teeth twice a day. Keep in mind, that each brushing should be lasting for at least 5 minutes. It’s not limited to that. Teeth flossing after each eating is also strongly recommended. Because when you eat and don’t follow these methods, food particles stay in your mouth. They get stuck in between the teeth, on gums and the tongue. Then it decays and absorbs there, causing various oral bacteria to flourish. All this results in a bad breath. Antibacterial mouth rinsers, instead of simple breath fresheners, may be of a big help here.

It will not simply disguise the smell by replacing it with a nicer aroma. These antibacterial mouth rinsers will eventually fight off and kick out the bacteria from your mouth. As well as off the teeth, gums and tongue.

To add to that you must keep an especially attentive eye on your dentures, if you have any. They are critically vulnerable towards the odor-causing bacteria. If the dentures are not cleaned properly, and even more importantly, regularly, it will get covered with invisible bacteria. This will be causing bad smells, that will be obvious to absolutely everyone around. There’s also no better way to hazard you oral hygiene and health than smoking or chewing tobacco. Besides irritating the sensitive gums and making teeth yellow, this makes the bacterias prosper. It adds up to a smell too…

 Are there any specific health issues that are connected to a bad breath?

Such a thing as the periodontal disease may be an essential cause of the bad breath. So if smell and unpleasant taste in your mouth are a lasting issue, you’d better check with your dentist. Specifically on the matter of whether you have periodontal disease or not. Gum disease is caused by the appearance of plaque on teeth. Bacteria cause the formation of toxins to form, which irritate the gums and enamel. If such a gum disease carries on without any treatment to it provided, it can damage the gums and jawbone. Other dental causes of bad breath include poorly fitting dental appliances, yeast infections of the mouth, and denta

The medical condition of the dry mouth (also called xerostomia) also can cause a bad smell. Saliva is necessary to moisten the mouth. It neutralizes acids produced by plaque and piles away the dead cells off the tongue, gums, and cheeks’ insides. If not removed, these cells begin to decay and can cause bad breath. Dry mouth may be a side effect of various medications. Also salivary gland problems or breathing with your mouth open can be an additional cause. Many other general diseases and illnesses may cause bad breath. Here are some to be aware of: respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems.

Why Do I have a Toothache?

Filed under: Dental Care,Uncategorized — dentaljax @ 4:00 pm

A seemingly routine, normal day can quickly turn into a emergency situation due to a toothache. Your life can literally be put to a halt, and this can cause confusion, distress, pain, and worry.

Toothache symptoms can range from dull pain to certain sugary foods, sensitivity to temperature, pain on biting, or can even manifest as  throbbing constant pain. There can be many causes of toothaches, and its our job to diagnose exactly what is the cause for the problem. Sometimes it can be simple as root exposure from recession due to a underlying cause, tooth fractures, or a  cavity that has progressed reaching the nerve of the tooth and causing an infection.

A toothache is a sign that something is wrong, and the tooth is letting you know that it does need attention. The quicker the problem is diagnosed, the quicker you can become pain free. The last thing you would want to do is wait, as problems can progress unnoticed and cause the loss of the tooth in question. We have a variety of tests and technologies to actually diagnose the exact cause of a toothache, and lay out the needed treatment to alleviate the pain and make that tooth healthy once again.

So what are some things that can help us diagnose this problem? Well we will probably ask you some questions listed below.

  • What type of pain do you feel? (Sharp, dull, throbbing etc.)
  • When do you feel the pain? (Is it spontaneous occuring without any stimulus, or is it provoked by something that you do or eat?)
  • How often do you feel the pain and when did it start?
  • What is your dental history? (Previous dental work on the tooth will be evaluated)
  • What is your medical history?

Our digital xrays, intraoral cameras will show exactly the tooth in question, and we will show you why this toothache is occurring and the appropriate treatment needed. Finding a way to being pain free is the priority during this visit and we will discuss the variety of options needed to make sure you can resume your daily life once again, with a healthy functioning tooth.

We accept all walk-in emergencies and are open late and on weekends to accommodate cases such as toothaches. Same day treatment can be done but it is vital to contact the dentist as soon as possible before the problem gets worse. An infection can become systemic and cause life threatening situations if swelling occurs and proper treatment is not seeked.

 

 

First Signs of Gum Disease

Filed under: Gums,Uncategorized — dentaljax @ 2:41 pm

Every home needs a strong foundation first to build upon.

In the majority of cases, gum disease goes undetected for years. Early diagnosis is key to stopping the progression of bone loss around teeth. Over 47 percent of the U.S. adult population aged 30 years and older have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Periodontitis is the inflammation of bone that hold teeth in the jaw, and can case loss of teeth if undetected and untreated. This is caused by calculus and tartar buildup on the root surfaces underneath the gums. The infection of the soft tissue around teeth can cause gums to appear puffy, and gums as well as bone will slowly pull away from the teeth.

Periodontitis can compromise your smile, and even cause daily activities such as chewing problematic. It can also manifest in systemic conditions and increase the risk of heart attacks that can lower the overall well being of your body.

Family history of early tooth loss, genetics, diet and environmental factors all play critical role in the progression of periodontal disease. Seemingly health teeth can sometimes be lost due to this silent destruction of bone.

What are the signs of gum disease? Watch for these signs.

  • Bleeding gums
  • Teeth are suddenly moving more then normal.
  • Bad odor
  • Sore and sensitive gums
  • Recession around teeth
  • Swelling and abscess of tissue around teeth.

Our dental team at Kind Care Dentistry will provide a thorough evaluation of your gums and bone around your teeth, and if required will treat with a gentle ultrasonic cleaning keeping in mind your comfort and oral health. This cleaning of the tooth under the gums is can stop the progression of bone loss since calculus and tartar is removed and the body is no longer irritated and constantly inflamed. We will monitor your teeth and provide the necessary home care products and educational material so that you can be in charge as well. It is the mutual goal ours to make sure you are happy and healthy.