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5 Tips for Smarter and More Effective Flossing

Flossing is a simple habit that can make an enormous difference in the quality of your oral health. When combined, daily brushing and flossing work together to fortify your mouth against potential plaque and cavity-causing bacteria.

As with all oral hygiene practices, proper technique is essential while flossing. Read on for five tips to help make your flossing smarter and more effective:

1. Floss at the Same Time Each Day

Flossing takes a few minutes at most, yet so many patients say they do not have time to floss or find themselves forgetting to floss entirely. To help make flossing a regular part of your daily dental routine, pick a time that works ...

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Cavities Are the Most Common Disease Among Children . . . But They Don't Have to Be

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Tooth decay can begin at a very early age. A child is at risk of decay as soon as his or her first tooth comes in, which is often before the child is even one year old.

Though tooth decay is prevalent among children, the condition should not be taken lightly. At Jensen Beach Dental, we understand the importance of establishing good dental hygiene practices early on and take pride in our ability to serve each member of your family through every stage of their life.

Why Keep Baby Teeth Healthy if Children Lose Them Anyway?

The condition commonly referred to as oral “decay” is caused by excessive acid in the mouth resulting ...

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Dental Implants: Why You Should Think Long-Term about Your Oral Health

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People are living a lot longer than they used to and most of us would like to remain vital and active for as long as possible. Additionally, it’s natural to want to look your best no matter your age, which is why we often recommend dental implants in our Jensen Beach dental office.

How Dental Implants Support Long-Term Health

Tooth loss is a traumatic experience. If it has happened to you, or you are facing dental extractions, we may recommend dental implants as the best way to replace missing teeth.

Dental implants replace the entire tooth – A dental bridge patches the gap left by an extracted tooth but does not replace ...

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Class Is in Session! Did You Know These Facts about Orthodontics?

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It might surprise most people to know that orthodontics are not a modern-day invention. In fact, people have been trying to straighten the position of teeth for hundreds of years—dating all the way back to 1000 B.C. Archeologists have discovered oral appliances in the mouths of bodies that have been unearthed. Similar findings have come to light with the ancient Egyptians as well.

Although some orthodontics, such as Invisalign invisible braces, have only been available from your Jensen Beach dentist since the late 1990s, it’s interesting to take a look back at some interesting facts about orthodontics over the years.

Fun Fact #1—Finger Pressure Was Used in an Attempt to Straighten ...

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3 Tips for Maintaining Your Smile after Invisalign

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You’ve finally completed your Invisalign treatment, and you are excited! And you have every reason to be: You have invested a lot of time in following your treatment regimen. Now it’s time to enjoy having a beautiful straight smile.

You can ensure your smile remains so by following three essential steps once your Jensen Beach Invisalign treatment is finished.

Step #1. Wear Your Retainer as Prescribed by Your Dentist

After undergoing orthodontic treatment, your teeth must adjust to their new position. A retainer will help to ensure this process. You can opt for either a fixed retainer that is attached to the inside of your teeth or a removable appliance that is similar ...

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All-Age Dentistry in Stuart, Florida

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Our dental needs are always changing and evolving from childhood, to adulthood and beyond. Having a dentist that you can trust and work with throughout the years is truly a unique benefit to your oral health since it takes time to build a relationship with a practitioner. If you are looking for comprehensive family dentistry in Stuart, FL that every member of the family can rely on, look no further than Dr. Christopher J. Wigley. Here are some of the services you can expect when you choose Dr. Wigley for your dental care.

Family Dentistry

Whether it is your first appointment or your 101st visit to the dentist, Dr. Wigley welcomes all ...

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Short Term Reward with Long-Term Consequences

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Most of us enjoy a little sweet treat every now and then, and some of us more than others. If you have a sweet tooth, however, you may need to understand the effect that sugar has on your teeth and your oral health. Sugar offers short-term satisfaction with long-term consequences, and here's why.

The Science of Sugar and Oral Health

Did you know that it's not sugar itself that produces the cavities in your teeth? Rather, it's the chain of events that sugar triggers that causes the damage. Here's how it works.

Without proper daily brushing and flossing, plaque builds up on your teeth. Within the plaque are bacteria that use sugar as ...

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