Lake Nona Dental Group Blog

Clearing the Air: Why Your Dentures May Be Full of Funk

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 2:35 pm
Older woman using mouthwash to try to freshen her dentures

Have you noticed a funky smell coming from your dentures lately? Many patients with dentures run into this issue from time to time, which can be both embarrassing and concerning. If you’re ready to leave these odors behind and learn a bit about denture care, continue reading. You’ll learn some common reasons behind denture odors and how to solve the issue.

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Stitch It Up: All About Wisdom Tooth Extraction

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 8:08 pm
A graphic showing wisdom tooth extraction stitches

Wisdom tooth extraction can be a complex procedure for the uninitiated. Once the teeth are extracted, your dentist may leave behind some stitches and the aftercare begins. Are you supposed to leave your stitches in, or take them out? How are you supposed to brush your teeth? How are you supposed to take care of your gums in the meantime?

Continue reading to see the answers to all these questions and more. You’ll learn all about wisdom tooth extraction for a clearer understanding of your post-extraction recovery.

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Make Your Dental Implants Last with These Lifestyle Changes

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 11:34 pm
Woman recovers after workout

Dental implants are a fantastic way to replace missing teeth because they look and work just like the real thing. While implants boast a whopping 95% success rate, they can be rejected by the body under certain circumstances. Your daily habits can make the difference between successfully restoring your smile and losing an implant. Here are three lifestyle changes that can make a big difference in the health of your dental implants.

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Don’t Let Sleep Apnea Scare You This Halloween

October 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 10:07 pm

Frightened man in front of a blue backgroundIf you’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the thought of wearing a CPAP while sleeping can be frightening. Halloween is scary enough without worrying about a CPAP, but there’s nothing to fear. Sleep apnea is easy to treat with either a CPAP or an oral appliance. However, if you ignore your sleep specialist’s recommendations, there are plenty of reasons to worry. Sleep apnea can have potentially life-threatening complications. Here’s why you don’t want to delay sleep apnea treatment.

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Just For Women? Not Anymore! Why Men Are Turning to BOTOX

October 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 10:02 pm
man receiving BOTOX

When you hear the word “BOTOX,” there is a good chance that the first thing you think of is a woman with a smoother, more youthful appearance. However, this vision and reality are changing now that more men are turning to it for help with their facial aesthetics. But why? What is it about BOTOX and dermal fillers that is capturing their attention? Keep reading to discover why the “normal” demographic for these treatments is shifting.

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I Have Invisalign; Is It Still Possible to Get Cavities?

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 9:51 pm
Woman has questioning expression

Invisalign is an excellent way to realign your teeth without the conspicuous hardware or eating restrictions that come with braces. However, your teeth will be just as vulnerable to tooth decay as ever while you are wearing clear aligners. Here’s what you need to know about preventing tooth decay with Invisalign and what to do if you ever find a cavity during your treatment.

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A Dental Crown Loss Survival Guide in 4 Easy Steps

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 8:24 pm
A picture of how a dental crown is placed

If you’re flossing aggressively in the mirror and suddenly see your dental crown on the counter, you might be tempted to panic. Before you read this guide, take a few deep breaths, and calm yourself so you can think clearly.

Below is a step-by-step guide for what to do if you find yourself in this situation or one like it. Continue reading and follow the instructions to see your smile restored as soon as possible.

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Whitening Options for Bonded Teeth: What You Need to Know

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 6:59 pm
A smile with dental bonding that has been whitened and the bonding replaced

As a greater number of people begin to desire a whiter, brighter smile, the prevalence of teeth whitening as a cosmetic dental treatment has continued to rise. It’s easy to see why. The treatments are easy, and some treatments can be done in as little as an hour in-office.

However, dental bonding material has unique properties that can pose a challenge for traditional whitening methods. So, what can you do if you’ve had cosmetic dental bonding in the past?

Continue reading to explore the possibilities and limitations of whitening bonded teeth and gain valuable insights to help you achieve your desired results.

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Do Dentures Affect Your Nutrition?

July 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 2:14 pm
older person with dentures sitting on couch smiling

Dentures are a great replacement for missing teeth that not only bridges smile gaps but also restores bite strength. Even so, there is a crucial yet often disregarded aspect: their influence on your nutritional intake. Could wearing dentures affect the amount of nutrition you get out of your food? Read on as we examine whether denture wearers might experience alterations in their food’s nutritional value and learn about potential remedies for this issue.

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3 Tips on Making the Most of Your Dental Insurance

July 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 9:04 am
Person holding tablet explaining dental insurance to someone across the table

You’re already making monthly payments, so why not maximize your coverage and make every cent count? If you have dental insurance, you should take advantage of your benefits while you still can. Most patients have dental insurance that covers up to 100% of the cost of preventive treatments as well as 80% of basic treatments (like fillings) and 50% of the cost of major restorative services (like dental crowns). Here are 3 helpful tips on making the most of your dental insurance.

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