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How Does Nitrous Oxide Sedation Feel?

August 4, 2023

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patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation

There are all kinds of people who are made anxious by the prospect of visiting the dentist’s office, and most people who have been in the field for a long time are used to helping nervous patients feel at ease. One of the main tools that dentists have to do that is sedation dentistry, and one of the main sedatives that’s used is nitrous oxide.

While it’s remarkably effective at calming patients down, not knowing what it feels like to be on sedatives may make you more nervous, as opposed to less. If you are curious to know more about sedatives, here’s how they’re likely to make you feel over the course of a treatment.


The Unexpected Upsides of Sedation Dentistry

July 26, 2023

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A woman receiving sedation dentistry

You might think dental sedation is pointless if you aren’t anxious about dentists. Isn’t the option’s only perk its ability to keep you calm? However, the reality is quite different – several benefits of sedation dentistry exist. When taken together, these unexpected upsides make dental sedatives very rewarding. Your local Jacksonville dentist can even prove this claim with evidence. To that end, here are four advantages to receiving dental sedation from your local dental provider.


How Long Does It Take to Get a Root Canal?

June 3, 2023

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a patient visiting their dentist for a root canal

If your dentist has just informed you that you’re going to need to undergo root canal therapy, you might have a lot on your mind—it’s very possible that you’ve heard through the grapevine that root canals are nerve-wracking and painful, but this isn’t the case at all. In fact, the treatment actually provides your tooth with the best possible odds of remaining inside your mouth! That said, you might have questions about how long you’ll be seated in the recovery chair and how much time you’ll spend recuperating. Here’s some useful information from your dentist to give you the confidence you need to commit to this beneficial treatment!


Can Dental Implants Be Whitened?

May 4, 2023

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3-D diagram of a dental implant

When you ask people what they wish they could change about their smile, one of the most common things you’ll find is people wishing that they had whiter teeth. That may be part of why teeth whitening is such a popular style of cosmetic treatment.

Even if you’re missing teeth and have had a dental implant in the past, you may wonder if teeth whitening could help you. Here’s what you should know about the prospect of brightening your smile when you have dental implants.


Can You Get Cavities While Wearing Veneers?

April 6, 2023

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 A woman showing her veneered teeth

Once you get veneers, you might think your teeth are safe from cavities. After all, won’t the shells protect your pearly whites from decay? The simple truth, however, is that even veneered teeth can suffer cavities. Maintaining your veneers is thus an essential practice. Luckily enough, your Jacksonville dentist can help you out. Read on, then, to learn how veneered teeth might get cavities and how to care for them properly.


Are Dental Implants Resistant to Cavities?

March 4, 2023

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a closeup of a model of dental implants

When it comes to tooth replacement, there is perhaps no option that rivals dental implants; the ingenious posts fully replicate the entire structure of lost teeth, meaning that oral functionality and beauty are fully restored. But can dental implants suffer from the same problems as your natural teeth, such as decay and cavities? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know.


3 Ways to Make Your Smile Extra Kissable This Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2023

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a couple smiling and embracing while holding paper heart

Every February, people all over prepare for a romantic night of love on Valentine’s Day. Whether you have been with your partner for a while or have recently started something new, you’ve likely been focusing on planning out dinner at home or at a nice restaurant, a cute outing, a movie marathon, or another way to celebrate the day. Regardless of what you have in mind, don’t forget that your smile is an important part of the equation. To raise your chances of landing a smooch, here are three oral health and hygiene tips that will make you more kissable.


Will Invisalign Treatment Affect How I Speak?

January 24, 2023

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person smiling while holding Invisalign aligner

There’s no mistaking popularity this line has become over the years. This treatment is a common alternative to traditional braces and allows patients to discreetly fix gaps, alignment problems, and bite issues. Invisalign treatment features a series of custom-made plastic aligners that fit snugly over the teeth. Since having these trays in your mouth will take some getting used to, you may be wondering if they will affect the way you speak. Continue to learn about some of the ways that you can expect Invisalign to affect your speech as well as what you can do to reduce this effect.


4 Tips to Stay on Track with Invisalign During the Holidays

December 5, 2022

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a woman forming a heart with her aligners

The holidays are full of wonderful times. From visiting family and friends to enjoying all the festive parties, it can be nonstop fun. Unfortunately, it can be easy to allow all the hustle and bustle of the season to interfere with your Invisalign treatment. You want to be sure to stay on track so you can achieve your straighter smile on time! Here are four tips on how to stick with your treatment all throughout the celebrations.


How To: Care For Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlsondental @ 3:16 pm
Woman bringing out Thanksgiving turkey

From time with loved ones to the festive food, there are so many things to love about Thanksgiving. Since this holiday is all about being thankful, there’s no time like the present to give your teeth a little extra TLC. After all, the holiday season wouldn’t be the same without them since they help you communicate with your loved ones and enjoy each delicious bite! For a few tips on how to care for your teeth this Thanksgiving, keep reading.

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