Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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A Link Between Fertility and Oral Health

Unless you’re an OB-Gyne or a dentist yourself, you probably wouldn’t be able to identify the link between caring for your oral health and your fertility rate. Nonetheless, studies have shown that there seems to be a definitive link for both.

Studies claim that women who want to become pregnant should keep up with optimum dental hygiene practices. Tests on approximately 3,400 pregnant women found that those with gum disease took an average of two months longer to conceive than those without periodontal problems.

A further look into this scenario yielded that leaving tartar and plaque in the gums will cause gingivitis, therefore causing gums to bleed. This in turn can also lead to periodontitis, or an inflammation around the teeth. The bacteria that caused all of these can then be transferred to the bloodstream, affecting the rest of your body—including your reproductive system—making it hard for you to conceive. Clearly, your teeth aren’t the only thing at risk from poor oral health.

Visiting a dentist can help prevent all of these from happening. You and your partner should have your mouth checked for possible gum disease. Also, when you inform the dentist that you are trying to conceive, they can avoid prescribing medicine that could possibly affect your fertility. A trusted dentist can also give you advice on how to keep your mouth healthy, whether before, during, and after pregnancy.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Visiting a dentist can help prevent all of these to happen. You and your partner should have your mouth checked for possible gum disease. Also, when you inform the dentist that you are trying to conceive, they can avoid prescribing medicine that could possibly affect your fertility. A trusted Ormond Beach dentist can also give you advice on how to keep your mouth healthy, whether before, during, and after pregnancy. If you and your partner are having trouble building a family, have a dentist check on your teeth. A good oral health not only improves chances of pregnancy, but also your overall health.

Monday, September 1, 2014

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Traits to Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist

Dental treatment goes beyond standard teeth maintenance. New discoveries have led to the creation of new treatments, particularly in the field of cosmetic dentistry. However, finding the right cosmetic dentist in Daytona Beach can prove to be tricky. Each one specializes in different services and choices can be overwhelming, which is why it’s important to do your research.

Friday, August 1, 2014

"Besides stopping tooth decay, a dental crown may also be used to cap a broken or discolored tooth. The crown can protect the broken tooth from factors that can trigger sensitivity, and conceal stains and discolorations. Most porcelain crowns may be colored to match the rest of the teeth while hiding imperfections. Dental crowns can be installed painlessly with the right anesthetics. However, those with more serious dental fears might want to go to a trusted Daytona Beach dentist, like Amy Vera, DDS, who administers IV sedation. This guarantees a relaxed and anxiety free session that can put an end to an excruciating toothache caused by tooth decay."

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Seek Help from a Dentist on Denture Maintenance

Dentures are among the usual options a dentist will recommend to his patients to replace missing teeth. While there are newer methods that have gained popularity in this field, such as dental implants, dentures remain one of the most effective and least expensive teeth replacements.

Dentures have both cosmetic and functional uses. They help users smile confidently again with a proper set of teeth, while allowing them to properly chew food, thus improving their oral digestion. The use of dentures has been around for a very long time but have remained a very popular option in teeth restorations.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Regular visits to your dentist ensures that everything is fine with your teeth and gums. To get the most out of your checkups with a dentist in Daytona Beach, such as with Dr. Anny B. Vera, take time to find one in your locality with whom you can feel comfortable. A dentist that only seems to aggravate your nerves with every visit will only make things more stressful for you.

Dentists typically schedule a regular checkup every six months; however, special cases can be scheduled according to need. An interval of every three months is offered to those who may need more care and attention with their case. The basic rule of thumb is that the healthier your teeth and gums are, the longer the time you may allow yourself before the next checkup.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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What is a Cone Beam Scan?

Also known as dental cone beam computed tomography, cone beam scans are smaller versions of CT scans used exclusively in dentistry. A cone beam scanner is a special type of x-ray machine that can provide a clear and total view of the patient’s face, mouth, and jaws.

Unlike the traditional CT scan used in virtually every hospital nowadays, cone beam scanning captures slices of the face and both jaws in just one quick scan rather than taking separate scans one layer at a time. Thanks to this, there’s no overlap of slices and an extremely detailed and accurate picture of the patient’s mouth and jaws is made possible. Once the images are taken, they are sent to a computer to create a precise 3-D model of the patient’s mouth, jaws, and face that can be manipulated from all angles on a computer monitor.

Cone beam scans are commonly used for planning the treatment of several dental issues like surgical planning for impacted teeth, accurate placement of dental implants, evaluations of the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals, and nasal cavity, determining bone structure and tooth orientation, as well as an array of other procedures.

Furthermore, with the new improvements to the technology, there’s a significantly smaller chance of radiation overexposure, thus making cone beam scans safer as opposed to traditional x-rays. They’re also much faster and cheaper than common CT scans since they can pump out results in a matter of minutes. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"Even though the U.S. market for dental implants is exponentially growing, some people have yet to realize that having missing teeth is a serious matter. Some Daytona Beach locals with gaps in their teeth may think that they don’t need a Daytona Beach dentist as long as they can still enjoy their favorite meals and desserts. However, missing teeth can also lead to the loss of jaw bone height, jaw and neck muscle strain, and premature aging. Dental implants can help prevent the negative effects of having missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that are implanted into a person’s jaw bone, and which will later serve as the foundation for crowns. Dental implants from a dependable Daytona or Ormond Beach dentist are the closest thing a person can get to having natural, healthy teeth, although bridges and dentures are good teeth replacement options as well."

Friday, May 30, 2014

Americans would strongly benefit in many ways from a high court decision in favor of the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners. Procedures like teeth whitening should only be left to the likes of a trusted Daytona Beach dentist as they went through the proper training and education, and has acquired professional licenses and years of medical experience under their belt. Ruling otherwise would set a bad precedent and would only put the safety of patients on the line.

People can be assured that having only dentists whiten and clean their teeth means that they are always in safe hands. A reliable Daytona Beach dentist understands the science and physiology of the oral cavity and of the human head. Their services, after all, are offered not only for aesthetic purposes, but most importantly, to improve oral health.
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Consulting the Dentist for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a terrible disorder that doesn’t just irritate people sleeping in the same bed with you; it also raises the risk of being diagnosed with other illnesses. It is characterized by lapses in breathing due to obstructions in the airway. Treating them will require the services of a reputable dentist in your community, who can recommend oral appliance solutions.
A check of oral appliances for sleep apnea will reveal that there are at least 80 such devices out on the market. A considerable bulk of them are so-called mandibular repositioning dental appliances, which are designed to move your jaw forward, while others are tongue-retainers. Their goal is to push the tongue back from the airway and clear up space for breathing.
Despite the preponderance of oral appliances, they cannot be sold over the counter. Instead, your dentist must evaluate the level of sleep apnea to warrant oral appliance usage. Factors will include the number of breathing pauses per hour, enlarged tonsils, or excess throat tissue. Oral appliances are only recommended if you were found to have mild or moderate sleep apnea. Severe cases may warrant using oral appliances along with continuous positive airway pressure devices.

You need a clear path to breathe deeply and increase comfort in your sleep. Your dentist may also help with other options to cut the sleep apnea danger.    

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Patients who have undergone root canal cleaning will experience pain after the procedure. Dentists usually provide medications and antibiotics to lessen that pain and prevent infections from reoccurring. On the part of the patients, it is best to have post-treatment check-ups to make sure that the root canal is successfully cleaned and no more infections build up after.


The root canal procedure is one of the most effective methods an Ormond Beach dentist, like Dr. Anny B. Vera, DDS, practices to help their patients have healthier teeth. Trust in such dentists and the procedure, and you can be sure your oral health will be in good hands.

Friday, April 25, 2014

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Dental Care: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

Taking care of your pearly whites should be a priority. Otherwise, you can end up ruining your oral health, which may take a toll on your overall health as well. Studies continually find links between dental or gum disease and serious ailments like heart disease and stroke. In order to reduce those risks, you have to know and value proper dental care.

Teeth-cleaning Habits

Without proper dental cleaning, your teeth and gums will acquire plaque from bacteria. Brushing with too much force or hard bristles can erode your teeth, too, and make it more vulnerable to plaque. Plaque, in turn, hastens tooth decay and gum infections. As such, clean your teeth properly by gently brushing at least twice a day, and flossing in between dentition once daily. You can also use antimicrobial mouth rinses.

Food and Beverage Choices

Excessive consumption of acidic food and beverages can cause enamel erosion. Sugary or high-carb foods like candies, rice, and potatoes can also increase the acid production in your mouth. Avoid or limit your intake of citrus fruits, coffee, and soda. Otherwise, simply rinse your mouth with water and wait 30 minutes prior to brushing to reduce acid levels.

Professional Dental Treatment

Lack of professional oral care and treatment for gum diseases can aggravate complications associated with chronic conditions like diabetes and cerebral artery disease. Visit your dentist regularly for routine checkups, cleaning, and treatments to promptly treat any dental concern and prevent serious consequences.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dentures are one of the usual options a dentist in Daytona Beach will recommend to his patients to replace missing teeth. While there are new methods that have gained popularity in this field, such as dental implants, dentures remain one of the most effective and less expensive teeth replacement methods.

The concerns with the use of dentures can be solved with proper maintenance, including regular consultations with a trusted Daytona Beach dentist, like Dr. Anny Vera or Dr. Gladston Silva. Once users’ facial features have changed due to aging, their dentures may need to be replaced or adjusted to improve the fit with their mouths. Some of the teeth in dentures may also get damaged over time, and will need replacement or repair.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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The Anatomy of a Tooth Cavity: Cause and Treatment

Kids have a taste for sweets. They can tell if you brought home a pack of candies, and will grab at the sweets when they have the chance. The problem with too much sweets is that it can lead to the formation of cavities. Sugar does not actually bore a hole on teeth but its prolonged presence on a tooth’s surface triggers a sinister chain of events in the mouth.

The mouth is filled with bacteria. Like your kids, these bacteria love sweets, too, and when they start decomposing those sugary bits, the enzymes they produce react with the sugar to form lactic acid. This acid is corrosive enough to melt down the enamel, the hardest tissue in the human body.

The corrosion produced grows bigger until it turns into a visible black hole--not the one that sucks objects in space, but the dark, stinky hole that exposes the sensitive layers of the tooth, such as the dentin and the tooth root. When this happens, the tooth begins to experience intermittent sensitivity, especially when it gets in contact with food substances and acidic liquid.

Before the cavity grows and eats an entire tooth, the tooth has to be pulled out by a dentist. If the hole has not yet grown too big, the dentist can fill it with amalgam to prevent it from enlarging. It is important to immediately treat cavities, as severe cases can infect even the gum tissues, resulting in periodontal diseases. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

More and more dentists are now using “cone beam imaging”, or the technology to make a more accurate diagnosis on a patient. Cone beam imaging is essentially CT scanning, which takes a more detailed image of a patient’s teeth or jaws. That, in turn, helps the dentist to see the patient’s condition more clearly than via regular CT scans or X-rays.

A cone beam scan has a spherical volume of roughly 15 centimeters (cm) in diameter. Given that the scanner captures an image about 15 cm in diameter and 12 cm in height, it allows the dentist to scan the entire jaw area or just a specific one there. It captures an image of joints and other anatomical structures of the target area, just like a regular CT scan.

Cone beam imaging is also safer and faster than regular CT scanning. Regular CT scans are done with minimal radiation doses, but a cone beam scanner has a radiation dosage up to 100 hundred times less. Additionally, cone beam uses considerably less time to scan the area as opposed to a typical CT scan.

Already, cone beam imaging or scanning is catching on among dentists, not just among dentists in Daytona Beach, but pretty much elsewhere. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Find a Dentist Who can Take Away Your Fears

Do you always find yourself postponing your dental appointment to a later date? Or do you always shake and tremble whenever you enter the dentist’s office as you wait for your turn? Chances are, you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from dental fear. Fortunately, this condition can be addressed through sedation dentistry.  

Relaxed state  

Through sedation dentistry, a patient who suffers from intense fear of undergoing treatment will be put in a calm and relaxed state. This takes away all the tension as well as gag reflexes, which gives the dentist a fairly easier time to conduct the procedure. Complex treatments like tooth extractions and dental implants involve sedation to increase patient comfort and minimize pain.  

Find a specialist  

It is important to choose a practitioner who specializes in sedation dentistry, in order to ensure the most favorable results. Go for a dentist who is licensed, experienced, and specially trained, so you know that he is highly skilled to administer the treatment. Once you have chosen a trusted dental practitioner, you can be confident that you will be well taken care of and that your peace of mind is made a top priority. By conquering your fears, you can expect a much improved oral health.