Lake Nona Dental Group Blog

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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3 Reasons Why You Won’t Regret Getting a Root Canal

June 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 9:07 pm
person at the dentist for root canal therapy

Are you contemplating root canal treatment? If so, you might be surprised to learn that the procedure is not nearly as daunting as it is often perceived. In fact, there are three compelling reasons why you won’t regret opting for a root canal. By delving into these reasons, you can gain a better understanding of the procedure and alleviate any apprehensions you may have. So, keep reading as we explore why a root canal is something you won’t regret.

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Are Wisdom Teeth Really Something Everyone Has? 

May 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 2:04 pm
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If you’re approaching your late teens or early twenties, you may be expecting your wisdom teeth to come in soon. Indeed, it’s a good idea to be prepared for the arrival of these specific teeth, as it’s often necessary to remove them before they can cause severe pain and other oral health complications. But are wisdom teeth really something that everyone has? The answer might surprise you.

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry Outside of Dental Anxiety

March 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 6:29 pm

Sedated woman having dental workSedation dentistry is an excellent option for patients with dental-related anxiety because they can conquer their fear to get the care they need for healthy teeth and gums. However, you don’t have to be afraid of the dentist to benefit from sedation dentistry. Here are a few reasons to consider adding dental sedation to your treatment plan.

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A Guide to the Most Common Dental Emergencies

February 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 6:52 pm
someone holding their tooth in pain

Dental emergencies sound like something that might be self-explanatory; they’re just emergencies that happen with your teeth, right? That said, what constitutes a dental emergency, and what doesn’t?

When you look closer, it can actually be a little bit difficult to answer these questions, which is why trying to understand whether you should schedule an emergency appointment when you’re in pain is such a hassle. If you want to know a little bit more about dental emergencies, here’s a guide to what they are and what’s commonly done to treat them.

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What Should I Do If My Filling Comes Loose?

February 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 6:49 pm
3-D diagram of a filling

In the U.S., tooth decay is the most common chronic health condition there is in both children and adults. Lots of people have cavities, and many of them get fillings to repair them.

However, no filling can last forever, and yours could fall out for a variety of reasons. If that happens to you, here are the next steps you should take.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions That Also Protect your Oral Health

January 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 8:58 pm
young woman drinking water in the woods

When it comes to new year’s resolutions, claiming to do something is easier than actually following through. What might be necessary is a little bit of extra motivation.

What if you could make a resolution that would not only better your life, but would also benefit your oral health? As it turns out, there are quite a few changes that people can make that would have the happy side effect of improving teeth. Here are a few.

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5 Reasons You Should Correct Your Overbite

November 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakenona @ 1:29 am
patient with an overbite smiling

When most people think about orthodontic treatment like braces or clear aligners, they have straighter teeth in mind—but did you know that these treatments can do much more, including correcting bite issues like overbites? And when you tackle bite issues, your smile can gain quite a lot! Here are five reasons from your dentist why you shouldn’t hesitate to correct your overbite!

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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.

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