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Is Your Diet Tooth & Gum Friendly? [quiz]

Perhaps you’re doing a great job brushing and flossing, but if you down a sugary soft drink afterward, your oral hygiene efforts are for naught. The diet and dental health connection is real. The right foods deliver essential nutrients and help keep the mouth clean. The wrong foods promote bacterial growth and the proliferation of harmful acids. To learn more about diet and dental health in ...

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7 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants are the breakthrough that has revolutionized the question of how best to replace missing teeth.   Implants have a host of advantages over dentures and dental bridges. Here are seven reasons why people in the Punta Gorda, FL are should consider dental implants from Smiles of Punta Gorda to replace one or more missing teeth.   Dental Implants Won’t Move, ...

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Why Dental X-Rays Matter [video]

You’re probably familiar with the dental X-ray process. But do you know their purpose during your cleaning and exam? These images enable us to visualize problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye, including abscesses, impacted teeth, cysts, decay between teeth, and more. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more about X-rays. Then schedule your next cleaning ...

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Tooth Loss, Dentures, & Nutrition [video]

A study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that people with dentures eat fewer fruits and vegetables than people without them, perhaps due to difficulty chewing. And as you surely know, eating fresh foods is vital for your health. While full and partial dentures are an excellent way to make your smile whole again, it’s important that you make an effort to load ...

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Do You Have Dental Anxiety? [quiz]

At Smiles of Punta Gorda, we don’t dismiss your dental anxiety. We understand that it is a serious problem that can discourage you from seeking out necessary dental care and lead to poor oral — and even overall — health. We strive to create a practice where everyone feels comfortable — even people who suffer from anxieties and phobias when it comes to dentistry. Our warm staff, ...

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4 Reasons to Choose Smiles of Punta Gorda

There are plenty of dentists out there who will do a passable job of cleaning and examining your teeth and gums. But at Smiles of Punta Gorda, we aspire to be a dental practice that far exceeds “passable.” We want to be a place that is convenient for families and where all patients — from children to seniors — feel comfortable and at ease. A place where clinical care is top notch and ...

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Defend Your Smile with an Athletic Mouthguard [video]

You protect your head with a helmet. You protect your knees and elbows with pads. So why wouldn’t you protect your smile? For active kids and adults, a custom athletic mouthguard is a simple way to prevent injury to your teeth and gums. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more. At Smiles of Punta Gorda, we will craft a mouthguard from impressions of your mouth. It ...

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Relief for Sensitive Teeth [video]

Do you often experience pain while brushing? Do your teeth hurt when exposed to heat or cold? Tooth sensitivity often occurs around the gumline and may be due to gum recession, which can expose the dentin, or inner structure of your tooth. Using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth may help. Potassium is believed to calm the nerve endings and reduce discomfort. Watch this video from the ...

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5 Superfoods for Your Dental Health [infographic]

You’ve got the brushing and flossing down, which is great. But when it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums, it’s not enough. What you eat is vitally important to your oral well-being. Here are five superfoods that work hard to keep your mouth free of decay and disease. Make sure you incorporate them into your daily mealtime routine. To learn more about diet and dental health, ...

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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

You’re playing a friendly game of soccer and get smacked in the face with the ball. You skid out on a patch of sand while you’re riding your bike. You’re enjoying a beautiful day on the beach, bite down on a chip, and find yourself in searing pain. These — and a host of other possible scenarios — may result in a dental emergency. These events strike out of the blue and may ...

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Is Your Diet Tooth & Gum Friendly? [quiz]

Perhaps you’re doing a great job brushing and flossing, but if you down a sugary soft drink afterward, your oral hygiene efforts are for naught. The diet and dental health connection is real. The right foods deliver essential nutrients and help keep the mouth clean. ...

Read More
7 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants are the breakthrough that has revolutionized the question of how best to replace missing teeth.   Implants have a host of advantages over dentures and dental bridges. Here are seven reasons why people in the Punta Gorda, FL are should ...

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