Lake Nona Dental Group Blog

What is this Bump on my Gums?

October 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 11:12 pm
Woman holding mouth looking confused

Discovering a lump never feels good. If you find one, you might run to Google in a state of panic to find out if it’s serious. That may have been the very thing that led you to this article. If that’s the case, here’s some good news: most bumps on your gums aren’t signs of anything serious. To put you at ease, here’s a list of some of the most common types of growths, and whether they should make you concerned.


How Secondhand Smoke Can Worsen Your Child’s Sleep Apnea

September 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 9:15 pm
Cigarette smoke against a black background.

Simply put, smoking isn’t good for you! Not only is it notorious for causing a slew of health problems, particularly oral health issues, but it can also negatively affect your sleep apnea. And recent studies have found that secondhand smoke can also heavily contribute to these problems in those around you, especially children! Keep reading to learn more from your sleep dentist about this condition and how smoking can make it worse not just for you, but also for your little one.


How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Brain Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 12:56 am
Woman struggling to sleep because of sleep apnea.

Every night, millions of Americans miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea; and even worse, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! That said, missing out on rest isn’t the only thing you have to worry about if you have sleep apnea—the condition can also take a serious toll on your brain health! Here’s more from your dentist about this connection along with why addressing sleep apnea is absolutely in your best interest.


How Your Dental Insurance Benefits Help You Avoid Gum Disease

September 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 11:25 pm
Woman holding a piggy bank and pointing towards her smile.

When most people think about oral hygiene, their pearly whites are the first thing to come to mind; but your gums are just as important as your teeth! And sadly, it’s estimated that half of all US adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease. But this doesn’t have to be the case—especially if you have dental insurance and emphasize seeking preventive care! Here’s more from your dentist about how dental insurance won’t just save you money in the long run—it’ll save your mouth a lot of trouble, too!


Four Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 8:20 pm
Tooth and magnifying glass at a dentist’s office.

If you have dental insurance, you’re wisely protecting your smile—however, you should be aware of how to utilize your benefits to the fullest! But this is usually easier said than done; amidst all of the paperwork to fill out and appointments to schedule, it can sometimes be tough to get the most out of your coverage. Here are some tips from your dentist to help you maximize your dental insurance benefits to provide your smile with the coverage and care it needs.


What You Should Know about Visiting an Emergency Dentist without Insurance

August 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 9:39 pm
Woman visiting her emergency dentist because of tooth pain.

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them to—and unfortunately, they have a knack for occurring when it’s least convenient! In fact, 1 in 6 Americans require some form of urgent dental care every year. That said, if you find yourself experiencing a dental emergency, panic can quickly set in if you don’t have dental insurance. But payment should be the last thing on your mind if your oral health is in jeopardy! Here’s everything you should know about visiting an emergency dentist without dental insurance.


Types of Tooth Pain That You Should Never Ignore

August 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 8:50 pm
Man suffering from a toothache.

There are few things that will sour your mood the way a toothache will—tooth pain is irritating, inconvenient, and often puzzling! However, tooth pain also comes in varying degrees of intensity. But how do you know when your pain is serious enough to warrant a trip to your emergency dentist? Here are seven types of tooth pain symptoms that you should never ignore.


We Are Open Saturdays!

July 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 3:49 pm
Happy Saturday graphic for a dentist in Lake Nona

Most dental offices provide reliable care. Many also have a friendly staff, a nice location, and a welcoming office. Here are Lake Nona Dental Group, we provide all of that — and more! We respect our patients’ busy schedules, so we have office hours that make it convenient for you to visit us. We are open mornings, evenings, and yes, even on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Let’s talk about how our office hours can make your life easier.


What Are the Benefits of Titanium Dental Implants?

March 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 10:52 pm
dental implant illustration

Extensive tooth loss can affect more than just your appearance – your quality of life can also take a hit. Fortunately, there are many ways you can replace the gaps in your smile. Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement because they can improve your appearance and restore dental function. Although various materials are used to craft dental implants, there are reasons why titanium is the most popular. Read on as your implant dentist in the Lake Nona Region explains why this material is used and the incredible benefits of titanium dental implants.


Has Your CPAP Been Recalled? Consider Oral Appliance Therapy!

March 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 5:44 pm
Man with sleep apnea lying in bed

If you have either a BiPAP or CPAP machine from manufacturer Philips Respironics, it’s likely that your device had to be recalled. This recall occurred due to a type of foam made with the device that can degrade over time and release carcinogens that could be inhaled by the user. As a result, doctors are recommending patients to consider an alternative treatment to alleviate their symptoms in the meantime, including oral appliance therapy. To learn more about this treatment approach, keep reading!

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