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What to do if you Injure a Tooth During Spring Sports Season

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Spring is a wonderful time to engage in outdoor sports. Whether you or your child play organized sports, it’s important to keep your teeth protected from injury. It’s estimated that as much as 39% of dental emergencies are related to sports. Whether your child participates in skateboarding, baseball, or acrobatics, a facial injury could happen, causing a tooth to become cracked, broken, or knocked out. Today on the blog, our Orange City emergency dentist shares what to do if you injure a tooth during the spring sports season. First, we want to share a simple …

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3 Ways to tell you need to See an Emergency Dentist

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Knowing when to see an emergency dentist is important in maintaining your oral health and avoiding unnecessary dental pain and trips to the local emergency room. Ideally, your twice-yearly dental visits are enough to catch dental issues that should be addressed as soon as possible, but accidents happen. Sometimes, teeth get knocked out or broken or chipped without expecting it. Even perfectly healthy teeth are subject to emergency dental care at some time or another. How do you know when dental pain or damage is serious? Today on the blog, Orange City family dentist, Dr. …

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7 Things your Orange City Dentist does to Maintain Pearly White Teeth

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL You were probably taught oral hygiene practices growing up, but are you still following that advice today? The lessons about good oral hygiene are critical components to your oral and overall health to help you avoid cavities, gum disease, and maintain a bright, white smile. Terry Soule, DDS, shares seven things your Orange City dentist does to maintain pearly white teeth. Brush Twice a Day Brushing twice per day is not only the advice of Dr. Soule but is recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) for optimal oral health. Ultimately, it would be best …

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Can the Dentist tell if I don’t Brush and Floss Every Day?

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice per day and floss daily. Unfortunately, many people lapse in cleaning their teeth at home the way they should. We’re not trying to make you feel bad, but if you’re not brushing and flossing as you should be, you’re only hurting yourself. Before a dental appointment, if you’ve lapsed into your at-home care, you might try to brush and floss “extra” in the days leading up to your office visit. We hate to break it to you, but that’s not going to …

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What to Expect if you haven’t seen the Dentist in Years

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Intentionally avoiding the dentist for years may cause feelings of dental anxiety, fear, or shame because of your lack of oral care. You are not alone, as other patients experience the same feelings and are nervous about visiting the dentist as well. It is crucial to overpower your fears and anxieties and take control of your oral health. A leading Orange City family dentist, Terry Soule, DDS, shares what to expect if you haven’t seen the dentist in years to help ease your worries. Allow an Hour for Your Appointment The main goal of the …

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Tips on Adjusting to your New Set of Dentures

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Whether you are a seasoned denture wearer that’s upgrading to a new set of teeth or are getting dentures for the first time, there usually is an adjustment period. Dentures are made from custom impressions of your mouth, although they may still take some getting used to, especially if it’s your first time wearing false teeth. Orange City family dentist, Dr. Terry Soule, wants to help make this transition easier for you by providing tips on adjusting to your new set of dentures. Be realistic It’s essential to understand that it may take some time …

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Haven’t been to the Dentist in Years? Here’s what you should know about your First Visit

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL According to a survey published by the American Dental Association, about 42% of Americans don’t see the dentist as often as they should. That means half of the people in the U.S. haven’t been to the dentist in a while. There are many reasons why some people skip seeing the dentist. Maybe they are afraid to go, had a bad experience in the past, or simply feel as though they cannot afford it. But at some point or another, you’ll have to go because while teeth are strong and durable, they eventually break, develop cavities, …

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Oral Hygiene Tips to Banish Bad Breath

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL A romantic date can quickly turn sour if you have bad breath. Whether it is from the garlic in your food or you forgot to brush before you left home, there are ways you can combat the odor and be ready for an interview or a romantic evening. Our family dentist in Orange City dentist, Dr. Terry Soule, shares oral hygiene tips to banish bad breath so you can remain confident whether you’re in the conference room or out to dinner. Brushing According to the American Dental Association (ADA), brushing your teeth twice a day …

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Why does my Tooth Hurt a Little after getting a Filling?

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Do you ever get nervous about going to the dentist? Plenty of people do, and one of the most common causes for this apprehension is the fear of experiencing pain during a dental visit. Dental science has advanced by leaps and bounds, making modern dentistry more comfortable than ever, but there are still times you might experience some pain or heightened sensitivity. One of these times is when a new filling is placed in a tooth. In this article, your Orange City dentist Terry Soule, DDS, explains this phenomenon. Why can a filling cause discomfort? …

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Why Does my Electric Toothbrush make my Gums Sore?

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL More patients are choosing to use electric toothbrushes. This is especially true for children or anyone with mobility issues who may have trouble manipulating a manual toothbrush. An electric toothbrush makes brushing easier for many. Consumer Reports recently summarized a study that found the use of an electric toothbrush reduced dental plaque by 21 percent and reduced inflammation of the gums by 11 percent following three months of consistent use. However, improper use of an electric toothbrush can do more harm than good to your mouth. In this article, your Orange City general dentist Terry …

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