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What to Eat When: Diet Restrictions after All-On-4 Implant Placement

April 12, 2022

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woman drinking clear liquid as a diet restriction for All-On-4 implants

Are you a foodie? Do you love to cook? If you answered yes, then you find pleasure in a well-crafted meal or treat. But if you want to replace your missing teeth with All-On-4 implants, you may have to forego eating some foods for a while. In fact, your implant dentist will give you some instructions on what you can and cannot eat for the few months following the procedure. Read on to learn what your diet restrictions are during this important healing period.

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5 Reasons Why You Might Need a Tooth Removed

February 11, 2022

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Hand holding forceps holding an extracted tooth

Are you afraid of being told you need a tooth removed? Don’t worry; tooth extraction is not a procedure that gets recommended on a whim.  Oral surgeons and dentists prefer to save damaged and decayed teeth whenever they can, with pulling the tooth being a last resort. Of course, that raises the question: what scenarios do call for the removal of permanent teeth? Below are 5 common reasons for extractions.

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Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?

January 27, 2022

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Man smiling with nitrous oxide sedation in South Florida

Have you been avoiding going to the dentist? Maybe you have a toothache that’s slowly been getting worse, or it’s simply been longer than six months since your last checkup. From previous bad experiences to issues feeling physically comfortable in the examination chair, there are plenty of reasons why you may be putting off a much-needed trip to your dentist’s office. Fortunately, dental sedation options like nitrous oxide could help make your next appointment a relaxing one without any emotional or physical discomfort! But just how safe is nitrous oxide? Read on to find out — the answer may pleasantly surprise you!

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Does Nitrous Oxide Put You to Sleep?

December 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 1:56 pm
Machine for nitrous oxide sedation with air dose controllers

When you’re a little nervous or anxious about an upcoming dental procedure, or if you just have trouble holding your mouth open for long periods of time, your oral surgeon might recommend nitrous oxide in Jupiter. This simple form of sedation makes it easier to relax while your teeth are being worked on. But if you’re getting it for the first time, you may not be sure what to expect. Some people think it will put them to sleep or cause them to lose consciousness during the procedure. Is this true? Here’s what you can expect to happen.

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3 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

November 24, 2021

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White and red holiday stockings filled with presents

Festive music is in the air, shopping malls are packed, and twinkly lights are everywhere… it must be the holiday season! If you’re feeling a little uninspired when it comes to stocking stuffers, then you may be thinking of going for the standard stuff, like chocolate bars and sour candies. However, these treats can lead to post-holiday cavities, which can wreak havoc on the look and function of your loved ones’ smiles. With this in mind, keep reading for three smile-friendly stocking stuffers.

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