What Your Mouth Says About Your Health

What Your Mouth Says About Your Health

A healthy mouth is essential for overall health and can also help prevent medical diseases.  Your mouth provides a snapshot into what’s going on throughout your body.  Routine dental screenings can provide early detection for diseases and problems that need to be addressed. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, over 90% of all systematic…

Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Go To Waste

THE END OF THE YEAR IS approaching fast! Before year’s end, our team at Dental Care of Mid Florida wants to remind you to take a look at your dental insurance benefits! Insurance Benefits Typically Don’t Roll Over To Next Year Each year your dental insurance company probably gives you a maximum amount of available benefits. Since those benefits…

Sugary Sweets That Can Haunt Your Smile

Halloween’s coming which means sweet treats in the weeks ahead.  It’s no surprise that sugar damages your teeth.  When sugar gets trapped on your teeth, the natural bacteria in your mouth feeds on sugar and breaks down the enamel on your teeth.  The longer sugar lingers on your teeth the more likely damage can occur. …

Guard Your Teeth from Grinding

If you ever wake-up with sore teeth or a stiff jaw, chances are good you are grinding your teeth at night.  Bruxism (teeth grinding and or clenching) effects between 30-40 million Americans each year and the good news is its very treatable. For many, bruxism results from stress while others simply do it out of habit. …

The Root Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in your teeth after you drink a hot drink or bite in something cold?  Chances are you are experiencing sensitive teeth.  The root cause of sensitive teeth is when your gums recede and expose the soft level surface (called dentin).  This layer has thousands of tiny tubes that…