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Our dental practice is dedicated to educating you with the latest tips and tricks to maintain your optimal oral health.

How to Care for Your Dental Implants

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With proper care, your dental implants will last a lifetime. Cleaning your dental implants requires the same care as cleaning your natural teeth. Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Use gentle, circular strokes to avoid abrading the gums. Floss once a day, making sure to clean the area between your crown and the adjacent teeth, as well as the top of the crown along the gum line. Neglecting to floss and brush every day can lead to gum disease, which may threaten the longevity of your implant. You should also continue to see your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. He will examine your implant during each appointment to ensure it is in good condition.


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Understanding the Different Types of Malocclusions

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Malocclusions are misalignments of the teeth and jaws. These misalignments can affect the way you look as well as your dental health. Whether you have a few or many misaligned teeth, your dentist will be happy to outline your treatment options for a straighter and healthier smile.


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The Importance of Dental Checkups

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Regular oral hygiene helps to prevent many dental problems. However, even if you brush and floss every day, it’s still important to schedule regular checkups twice a year with your dentist.


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Your Dental Implant FAQs, Answered

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Did you know that dental implants are today’s gold standard in tooth replacement treatment? Dental implants offer many health and aesthetic benefits over other types of tooth replacements. If you’d like to learn more about dental implants and whether they could benefit your smile, talk to your Sanford dentist.


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Foods and Drinks That Can Discolor Your Smile

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Although tooth enamel is strong, it is also porous. Over time, the foods and drinks you consume can stain the enamel and discolor your teeth. Avoiding the worst offenders can help you maintain a brighter smile. Dentists recommend this rule of thumb: if a food or drink would stain a white tablecloth, it will also stain your white teeth. Brightly-colored berries, beets, soy sauce, tomato sauce, curry, and artificially-colored candies all lead to tooth stains and discoloration. Additionally, tea, coffee, and sports drinks, and wine can both stain tooth enamel and make it weaker and more susceptible to other staining agents. Other beverages such as pomegranate, grape, and cranberry juice can also darken the look of your smile.


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Signs That Your Teeth May Be Suffering Damage While You Sleep

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Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is a dental condition that affects up to 10% of the population. This grinding often happens at night, when you are unaware that you are clenching your jaws. Teeth grinding is often diagnosed after you or your dentist notice changes in your teeth and their health.


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The Benefits of the Six Month Smiles Program

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Would you like to achieve a straighter smile, but are worried about long-term orthodontic treatment? Six Month Smiles offers short-term orthodontic treatment in an average of just six months to help you smile brightly.


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A Look at the Six Month Smiles® Program

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Would you like straighter teeth without wearing braces for the next two years? Today, innovative dental technology can help you achieve a straighter, more appealing smile with an average treatment time of just six months. At Sanford Dental Excellence, Dr. Seidler is proud to offer the Six Month Smiles program to his Lake Mary patients.


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Reasons to Invest In a Mouthguard

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Mouthguards are oral appliances made from a special rubbery material that are designed to cover all of the top teeth and provide a barrier between the upper and lower jaws. A mouthguard may be right for you if you participate in sports activities such as soccer, hockey, football, baseball, basketball, softball, lacrosse, wrestling, or any other contact sport. Individuals who grind their teeth in their sleep can also benefit from a mouthguard, as it will help reduce the chances of early wear and tear, chips, and fractures. Specially designed mouthguards may also be used to help adjust the position of the jaws in patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.


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