July 14, 2018
If you’ve been avoiding closing the gaps between your teeth because you don’t want to deal with the hassles of metal bracket and wire braces, it’s time to talk to a trusted dentist or orthodontist about Invisalign clear braces. These alignment trays orthodontic treatments allow patients to invisibly shift teeth into the ideal position over the course of just eight to eighteen months of treatment. Almost any bite misalignments can be corrected invisibly with these clear aligners. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the basics of Invisalign treatment, but the best way to learn about this innovative dental service is to schedule a consultation with a trusted dentist.
December 2, 2017
There are a number of different dental insurance options out there, and many patients simply accept whatever plan their employers provide. However, it is easier than ever for people to find their own dental insurance coverage that means their unique needs. If you’re shopping for dental insurance for 2018, read this blog to learn more about the types of dental insurance plans that are available.
February 4, 2016
If we could give you healthier teeth and a more beautiful smile instantly, you’d take us up on it, wouldn’t you? Well, what if we told you these things are in your reach — with just a few simple tweaks to your oral hygiene routine? It’s actually true. Making small but impactful changes can help you enjoy a brighter, stronger smile in no time. With that in mind, your dentist in Jacksonville has four tips for better oral health in 2016! Which one(s) could help your smile the most this year?
December 1, 2015
For more than 20 years, Botox has been touted as a wonder-drug for reducing pain, inflammation, and wrinkles. This neuromodulator impedes unconscious muscle movement that leads to pain in damaged or strained muscles, inflammation leading to health concerns like overactive bladder, and contraction-induced wrinkles. In 2009, the US approved Dysport, a competitor for Botox that has similar applications and results. Dysport had been used in the UK and Europe for many years before coming to the US. Since that time, researchers have delved into the difference between the two, and while most qualified Botox and Dysport administrators rely on patient preference when determining which injectable to use, there are some notable differences to take into account before choosing an anti-wrinkle treatment option.
September 1, 2015
Snoring is one of the most obvious signs that a patient suffers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). While OSA isn’t contagious, the other adverse side effects like fatigue, headaches, and memory loss or confusion are easily transferred to the loved ones kept up all night by loud snoring. Many patients believe that the use of a constant positive airway pressure (CPAP) system is the only way to regain their peaceful sleep, but actually, an unobtrusive, comfortable dental appliance may provide the relief patients with OSA desire. Call Dr. Scott Wagner and his Jacksonville Beach, FL team to schedule a sleep apnea consultation, and find out more about how a mouthguard could help you stop snoring and sleep through the night.