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4 Tips and Tricks for Getting Rid of Bleeding Gums At Home

September 17, 2020

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Woman checking her gums in the mirror

Do your gums feel tender when you brush? Have you recently noticed your gums bleed when you floss? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you may have gingivitis or inflamed gums. While each of these conditions requires treatment from a dentist, there are a few at-home remedies you can try to prevent infection in the meantime. Read on for four from a dentist in North Jacksonville!


How to Reduce Anxiety at the Dental Office

August 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 7:43 pm
Patient with dental anxiety

Dental anxiety is one of the most common reasons why some people don’t go to the dentist on a regular basis. It is estimated that nearly 75% of adults in the United States have some level of fear regarding a visit to the dentist. In fact, somewhere between 9-20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist completely because of anxiety or fear. Fortunately, your dentist in North Jacksonville is here to help. Continue reading to learn a few ways that patients are able to reduce their anxiety levels as well as how sedation dentistry can help.


6 Questions to Ask Your Dentist at Your Cosmetic Consultation

July 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 9:09 pm
Happy patient talking with Jacksonville dentist during cosmetic consultation

Try as we might, we can’t protect our teeth from every chip, crack, or stain they may get. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with your dental imperfections if you don’t want to! There are a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry options that can help you achieve the flawless smile you’ve always wanted. The first step on your journey to a better set of pearly whites is a consultation with your Jacksonville dentist. Here are six questions to ask them to make the most out of your initial visit!


How to Start and Maintain an Awesome Oral Hygiene Routine

June 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 6:44 pm
Happy man following dentist’s advice for great oral hygiene

Oral hygiene is one of the cornerstones of a healthy mouth, and a healthy mouth is a key element in maintaining overall wellness. Keeping your smile clean and fresh can prevent disease, boost your confidence, and spare you from spending a lot of money on major dental procedures. You have every reason to care well for your teeth and gums! If you are looking for ideas to take your oral hygiene routine to the next level, you might benefit from the following tips provided by an experienced dentist in Jacksonville.


What Should You Do If You Damaged Your Denture?

May 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 1:46 pm
a damaged denture sitting on a countertop next to dental mirrors

Do you have a damaged denture that’s causing sores in your mouth or making it difficult to chew your food? Although this doesn’t sound like an urgent issue, without the proper care, it can cause serious problems down the road. That’s why you should always contact your dentist as soon as you notice your restoration is broken or isn’t functioning properly. Read on to learn what you should do if this happens to you.


How Are Dental Practices Keeping Patients Safe During COVID-19?

April 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 1:52 pm
person sanitizing a door handle in a dental practice

In these uncertain times, it can seem anxiety-inducing to need to visit public spaces where you aren’t able to control what you come into contact with. Your dental practice is providing emergency care and may soon open their doors to patients who need cosmetic and preventive services as well. But, how can you trust that they’re doing everything possible to keep their patients and staff safe? Read om to learn about the precautionary sanitation measures your dental office is following that makes them some of the cleanest establishments open at the moment.


Dental Pain In Quarantine? Call an Emergency Dentist Instead of Going to the ER!

April 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 3:22 pm
First-aid kit used by an emergency dentist

Although there’s never an ideal time to deal with a dental emergency, that’s never been more true than right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of immediately going to the hospital, you should always call an emergency dentist first, most of which are still open for emergency care. Avoiding a trip to the hospital (unless truly necessary) reduces your chance of being exposed to the virus, saves critical medical supplies, and lowers the strain on overworked nurses and doctors. Not to mention that dentists have specialized training and equipment to treat emergencies anyway! Keep reading to learn more and get some great tips for preventing sudden dental problems altogether.   


6 Questions to Ask When Considering a New Dentist

April 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 8:10 pm
dentist smiling

Recently, a patient told me that she is moving to Denver and will need to find a new dentist in Lakewood. At North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry, we hate to see any patient leave our practice, but we understand that she wants to find a trustworthy dental office closer to home. For this particular patient, I was able to recommend a specific practice: Lakewood Complete Dentistry. But her situation got me thinking about what I would look for in a new dentist if I were in her shoes. Are you in a similar scenario? I’ve come up with six questions you can ask when determining which dentist to choose as you move!


Keeping Coronavirus From Affecting Your Oral Health

March 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 12:47 pm
person with medical face mask on

Some symptoms of Coronavirus that have officially been named by the CDC include, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Even though they seem fairly tame, without the proper daily care and maintenance, this virus that has become a widespread pandemic may also impact the health of your teeth and gums. Read on to learn how to keep your oral health on track if you become infected by COVID-19.


Wear Dentures? Learn About 4 Good Reasons Not To Sleep In Them!

March 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 4:50 pm
Full upper and lower denture

Among the nearly 40 million Americans who use dentures, it’s fairly common to sleep with them each night. Some people just don’t feel “complete” without their teeth while others are simply forgetful. But it’s important to know that leaving your dentures in 24 hours a day can have surprising consequences for both your oral and overall health. Keep reading to learn about 4 potential complications from sleeping in dentures in North Jacksonville. You’ll also find out how to care for them at home to help them look and feel their best!  

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