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.
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.
August 17, 2015
Even the best oral health care routine can’t always prevent teeth from discoloring. The foods and drinks we ingest, necessary medication we take, and even aging will take their toll on our brilliant smile. Over the counter whitening products and even some professional grade whiteners have been unable to reverse discoloring from tetracycline ingestion and aging, but the innovative Kor whitening deep bleaching system has proven effective at lightening even the most stubborn stains. Interested in find out more about Kor whitening or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services? Call the Jacksonville Beach, FL dental practice you can count on, Eccella Smiles.