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Tips on Dealing with a Toothache during Thanksgiving

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL A toothache isn’t going to wait until it’s convenient. It can happen at any time: nights, weekends, or holidays. You may experience a sensation that feels like a sharp, stabbing pain or a consistent throb. Either way, a toothache can be serious and ignoring it could have consequences for both your oral and overall health. Your Orange City family dentist, Dr. Terry Soule, wants you to know what to do if you experience a toothache this Thanksgiving. Toothaches may be a sign of an abscessed tooth A dental abscess is a pus pocket that forms …

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5 Reasons to Show Appreciation for your Teeth

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL During the Thanksgiving season, many people focus on how grateful they are for certain things in life. On the list of items can be your job in uncertain economic times, the house your family calls home, or the relationships you have with your family and dear friends. However, our family dentist in Orange City at Terry Soule, DDS, encourages you to include your teeth on the list this year. Even though it may seem silly to some, your oral health is critical to your overall health and deserves a thankful thought this holiday season. Therefore, …

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6 Ways to tell if you have Gingivitis

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL As the first stage of gum disease, gingivitis develops from a bacterial infection in your gums, which causes pain and inflammation. According to the Mayo Clinic, the diagnosis of new cases of gingivitis in the United States equals 200,000 each year. As the condition progresses and is left untreated, you could experience gum bleeding and, eventually, tooth loss. Unfortunately, when the infection reaches the periodontitis stage, your gums will have suffered permanent damage. Half of U.S. adults suffer from gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your best method of prevention …

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What it’s like to Recover from Wisdom Teeth Removal

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL “Getting your wisdom teeth removed” does not often appear on lists of fun things to do. Even though the removal of your wisdom teeth may be necessary, the procedure may cause discomfort and take time to heal completely. To avoid complications, you must know how to care for your teeth and gums while recovering from the procedure. Dr. Terry Soule, a leading family dentist in Orange City, is sharing what it’s like to recover from wisdom teeth removal to help you heal quicker and with less pain. Exercise Caution When Eating Once the procedure is …

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Quick Remedies for Dealing with Common Dental Emergencies

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Merriam-Webster defines an emergency as “an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action.” Because of life’s variables, an emergency can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Oral and dental emergencies are no exception to this statistical inevitability. Dental damage or trauma are prime examples of dental emergencies. There are specific actions you can take to help prevent dental emergencies. Dr. Terry Soule, your Orange City emergency dentist, wants to help you eliminate any further distress you would experience from a dental emergency. That’s why Dr. Soule compiled this …

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Are Tiny Cracks in my Teeth a Big Deal?

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Finding tiny cracks in your teeth while brushing or flossing may cause concern about the stability of your teeth. Depending on the severity of the fracture, treatment can be simple or complex to restore proper functionality. Based on an article in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, there are five types of cracks that can occur in your teeth. However, when you find cracks, no matter the size, contact your dentist for a comprehensive exam and discussion of treatment options. The family dentist in Orange City near you, Terry Soule, DDS, is sharing information …

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2 Cosmetic Procedures that Enhance your Smile

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Good oral care is an essential part of maintaining a healthy smile. But, no matter how diligent you are in your oral care routine, brushing and flossing won’t change the shape, alignment, or color of your teeth. Even if you’re doing everything by the book – brushing twice a day and flossing daily, your smile may leave a lot to be desired. Cosmetic dentist in Orange City, Dr. Terry Soule, wants you to know about two cosmetic procedures that can enhance your smile. Dental Bonding Also referred to as cosmetic bonding, this procedure uses composite …

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4 Common Dental Problems that Retirees Face

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Retiring is a wonderful feeling of freedom from the everyday grind at work. However, just because you retire does not mean you cease your regular oral health care routine. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Do your due diligence to reduce your risk of common dental problems. Baby boomers, or approximately 22 percent of Americans born between 1946 and 1964, often experience similar dental conditions because of their age. Below, your professional Orange City family dentist, Dr. Terry Soule, shares the four common dental problems that retirees face and how to combat them to …

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Tips for Avoiding these 5 Common Dental Problems

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Dental problems can affect both children and adults. However, the older you get, the higher your risk of certain dental issues. Regular six-month checkups allow the dentist to monitor your teeth and gums to potentially uncover problems early enough where treatment can be successful. Today on the blog, the friendly dentist in Orange City near you, Dr. Terry Soule, is sharing tips for avoiding these five common dental problems. Missing Teeth A missing tooth is the result of trauma, accident, or poor oral health. Gum disease is the number one reason for tooth loss in …

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5 Tips for taking Better Selfies

ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL Long gone are the days of painting self-portraits or racing to get in front of your tripod before it flashes. Society has moved on to snapping selfies with their phones at a moment’s notice. Hashtags under a selfie are how we communicate. Whether posted on Instagram, or Facebook, news feeds everywhere are coated with selfies. Today on the blog, Terry Soule, DDS, shares five tips for taking the best selfies. Dental Care for Selfies To truly get the best smile when you take your next selfie, you must first develop good oral care habits. Prevention- …

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