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Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Tallahassee Blog

Will Dentures Prevent Bone Loss? Read to Find Out!

August 25, 2020

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Middle-aged man smiling with dental implants in Tallahassee

Your jawbone supports your teeth to help you smile, but did you know that your grin actually maintains the health of your jaw? Your tooth roots stimulate the jawbone to keep it strong! However, when you lose teeth, your bone loses the necessary stimulation it was once getting, eventually leading to a shrinking jaw. If you have dentures, bone loss is inevitable. However, there is an alternative solution that can help you smile while maintaining the health of your jaw: dental implants in Tallahassee. Read on to learn more about this life changing replacement option.


Don’t Put Off Taking Care of Your Gum Health During COVID-19

July 7, 2020

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Woman poking her gums should see her Tallahassee periodontist during COVID-19

The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to practice social distancing. Even as the country begins to slowly reopen, it’s important that we only leave our homes for essential trips like visiting the grocery store, the pharmacy, or the dentist. Even though you may be tempted to postpone your dental appointment, leaving common oral health issues like gum disease untreated can put you at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Tallahassee periodontist explains how the health of your gums can influence your overall wellbeing during the pandemic and what they can do to keep you and your smile safe.   


How Your Dentist Prepares for Your Appointment During COVID-19

June 9, 2020

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dentist putting on extensive PPE

As someone with family members who are high-risk for COVID-19, you’ve been doing your part to flatten the curve. You’ve been working from home, wearing a mask when you have to go out, and washing your hands frequently. One day during your quarantine, your dentist calls you with the news that it’s time for your checkup. You’re worried at first. Is it safe to go to the dentist right now? Rest assured that it is. Keep reading below to learn some of the precautions your dental team is taking to ensure the health and safety of every patient.


Clean Hands Help Beat COVID-19

May 27, 2020

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Close-up of person washing hands to fight COVID-19

When COVID-19 first reached the United States, people flocked to grocery stores to purchase hand sanitizer and hand soap. Without a doubt, these items can play a pivotal role in preventing the spread of dangerous contagions; they are indispensable during this pandemic season. However, they are only effective if they are used correctly. The team at Periodontics and Implant Dentistry of Tallahassee is deeply concerned about the health and safety of everyone in our community, which is why we are providing this brief guide on proper hand-cleaning technique.


Dental Emergency? Visit Your Dentist Instead of the ER

April 7, 2020

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Man with toothache in need of emergency dental care

Many dental offices are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. They have suspended all elective and non-urgent procedures. That leaves many patients wondering, “What if I get a toothache? Should I head to the hospital emergency room?” In the vast majority of cases, the answer to that question is no. Most dental offices are still accepting emergency patients. Let’s talk about why you should visit one of them instead of the local ER.


How to Know if You Really Have a Dental Emergency

March 17, 2020

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Man in dentist’s office worriedly rubbing jaw

With most of the country in quarantine, many state governments and state dental associations are recommending that dentists close their doors to all but emergency cases. Of course, the natural question many patients will have is, “Which dental issues are actually emergencies?” After all, there are many kinds of oral pain and dental damage that you might experience; not all of them require immediate attention, but others could leave you with a painful, broken smile without treatment. If you’re unsure when is the right time to call the emergency dentist, keep reading.


National Gum Disease Awareness Month: Are Your Gums Healthy?

February 19, 2020

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Male patients receiving gum disease treatment in Tallahassee

Are your gums looking swollen or redder than they usually do? Have you noticed that they bleed whenever you brush? Are your teeth looking longer than they used to? These are just a few of the signs that you could have some form of gum disease – and if you do, your smile and your overall health are at serious risk. As February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, now is a good time to have a periodontist remind you why gum disease treatment in Tallahassee is so important.