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Welcome to Dear Doctor, Our Dental Library of Patient Resources

Dear Doctor Magazine Digital LibraryAt the Burgess Center in Jacksonville, we like to do everything we can to keep our patients in touch with the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments as well as top literature on dental health.

Our digital dental library, known as Dear Doctor, contains articles written by the foremost dental educators and clinicians in our industry, providing you with high quality resources on everything our center can offer. Our aim is to help empower you to make the best decisions possible about your dental health and treatment options, ensuring that you get the results you’re looking for.

In this library, we cover everything from teeth whitening treatments and porcelain veneers to dental implant procedures, restorative dentistry, oral health and more. Our database is constantly being updated with high quality material so that you always have access to information about all the latest industry innovations.

All you have to do is simply type the procedure you’re interested in into the search box on the lower left of your screen or, if you are simply interested in catching up on what’s new, you can browse our most popular articles.

For more information about the cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments we’re offering from our Jacksonville clinic, please contact us today.



Featured Article on Teeth Whitening - View all
Teeth Whitening - Dear Doctor Magazine

Teeth Whitening - Brighter, lighter, whiter...
The subconscious impact of a white smile is radiant health, happiness, warmth and invitation. This phenomenon has been reinforced with the spread of American culture worldwide, where an especially white smile has even been coined a "Hollywood smile". Today brighter, lighter, whiter teeth have become a norm. Tooth whitening by bleaching is a successful, conservative, relatively inexpensive and safe alternative... Read Article


Featured Article on Porcelain Veneers - View all
Porcelain Veneers - Dear Doctor Magazine

Smile Design Enhanced with Porcelain Veneers
In part two of the series on Smile Design, Dear Doctor takes an in-depth look at Porcelain Veneers, a superior yet minimally invasive technique for smile enhancement. We'll explain not only when they're appropriate, but also when they're not... Read Article


Featured Article on Cosmetic Dentistry - View all
Cosmetic Dentistry - Dear Doctor Magazine

Cosmetic Dentistry - A Time For Change
Join us as we review the myriad of possibilities available to you for cosmetic dental change. But the biggest part is not just how your smile looks, it's how you feel when you show it... Read Article


Featured Article on Dental Implants - View all
Dental Implants - Dear Doctor Magazine

Dental Implants - Your Third Set of Teeth
A discovery fifty years ago paved the way for one of dentistry's most exciting, natural looking and successful tooth replacement systems. Learn how dental implants might just possibly change your life... Read Article


Featured Article on Tooth Decay - View all
Tooth Decay - Dear Doctor Magazine

What is Tooth Decay? - And How to Prevent It!
Tooth Decay is an infection, and many people don't realize that it is preventable. This article is the first in a series about tooth decay, perhaps the number one reason children and adults lose teeth during their lifetime. Explore the causes of tooth decay, its prevention and the relationship to bacteria, sugars and acids... Read Article


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Tooth Colored Fillings - Dear Doctor Magazine

The Natural Beauty of Tooth Colored Fillings
The public's demand for aesthetic tooth colored (metal free) restorations (fillings) together with the dental profession's desire to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, has led to the development of special "adhesive" tooth colored restorations... Read Article


Featured Article on Oral Hygiene - View all
Oral Hygiene - Dear Doctor Magazine

Oral Hygiene - Dental Health for Life
The best tools for maintaining your oral health and minimizing dental problems are a quality toothbrush, toothpaste, a roll of dental floss, approved mouthwash and good diet. Unfortunately, myths and folklore abound on how and what to use to best effect. This article cuts through the confusion with a winning game plan for oral health... Read Article


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Periodontal (Gum) Disease - Dear Doctor Magazine

Understanding Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Have your gums ever bled when you brushed or flossed? This most commonly overlooked simple sign may be the start of silent (periodontal) disease leading to tooth loss. Learn what you can do to prevent this problem and keep your teeth for life... Read Article


Featured Article on Laser Dentistry - View all
Laser Dentistry - Dear Doctor Magazine

Lasers Shine a Light on Dentistry
Lasers have revolutionized medicine and now they're beginning to blaze a new trail in dentistry. Today, at the dawn of the 21st century there are a variety of dental uses for lasers, from diagnosing cavities and the removal of gum and tooth structure to the treatment of disease... Read Article


Featured Article on Smile Makeovers - View all
Smile Makeover - Dear Doctor Magazine

The Impact of a Smile Makeover
Americans are catching on to the emotional and social importance of a healthy, beautiful smile, and they're seeking out ways to improve their smiles. Learn why and what a change could mean for you... Read Article


Featured Article on TMD - View all
TMD - TMJ - Dear Doctor Magazine

TMD - The Great Impostor
This “chameleon” of dental disorders manifests in a variety of ways, including joint pain, sinusitus, ear pain, tooth and headaches. The causes of TMD, its signs and symptoms and what can be done to treat this common disorder... Read Article


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Implant Overdentures - Dear Doctor Magazine

Implant Overdentures for the Lower Jaw
Implant overdentures represent a major change for the dental profession and the public. The lower jaw two-implant overdenture may be considered a more appropriate starting point over regular dentures... Read Article


Featured Article on Root Canals - View all
Root Canal - Dear Doctor Magazine

“I'd Rather Have a Root Canal...”
A common misconception is demystified. Get the real story about this much maligned procedure that eases pain, rather than causes it... Read Article


Featured Article on Invisalign - View all
Invisalign - Dear Doctor Magazine

Invisalign Orthodontics
The orthodontic treatment using clear aligners consists of a series of aligners that you change about every two weeks over a course of treatment lasting six to eighteen months depending on how much movement is needed... Read Article


Featured Article on Sports Dentistry - View all
Sports Injuries - Dear Doctor Magazine

An Introduction to Sports Injuries & Dentistry
Dental injuries incurred during sports activities are highly treatable, and can involve positive outcomes if participants act quickly to see a dentist after an injury. However, if not treated quickly these kinds of injuries can lead to discomfort, embarrassment and a lifetime of dental costs... Read Article


Featured Article on Mouthguards - View all
Athletic Mouthguards - Dear Doctor Magazine

Athletic Mouthguards
There are times when an athlete can feel invincible... able to connect on every jump-shot, run faster and longer, or hit every pitch, but statistics show that even on their best days accidents can happen. An ounce of prevention goes a long way... For a small cost, a protective mouthguard can prevent excess anxiety, risk, injury, pain, suffering, and years of dental treatment... Read Article


Featured Article on Porcelain Veneers - View all
No-prep Procelain Veneers - Dear Doctor Magazine

Porcelain Veneers - Without A Drill
No drilling - reality or ridiculous? A no-drill technique requires a second look, as new materials and concepts have created new esthetic possibilities. Reactions and opinions among dentists have ranged from absolute disbelief to moderate acceptance. This article gives hope and reasons for patients to get excited about this conservative drill-free cosmetic technique... Read Article


Featured Article on Tooth Decay - View all
Tooth Decay - Dear Doctor Magazine

Tooth Decay - How To Assess Your Risk
Don't wait for cavities to occur and then have them fixed — stop them before they start. Modern dentistry is moving towards an approach to managing tooth decay that is evidence-based — on years of accumulated, systematic, and valid scientific research. This article discusses what you need to know to assess your risk and change the conditions that lead to decay... Read Article


Featured Article on Wisdom Teeth - View all
Wisdom Teeth - Dear Doctor Magazine

Wisdom Teeth - To Be Or Not To Be
Facts you need to know about these curiously named teeth. They are so-called because a moderate amount of wisdom is supposedly achieved at about the same time these teeth typically make their appearance. This article will review the problems associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed... Read Article


About Dear Doctor Magazine
Written by dental professionals, Dear Doctor - Dentistry & Oral Health magazine is packed with informative articles and consultations in all aspects of dentistry including Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, Implantology, Periodontics, Oral Health & Hygiene, Oral Surgery & Medicine, Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics and Dental Hygiene. Dear Doctor also provides you with an opportunity to win a smile makeover.

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