Who can benefit from Dental implants?

Dental implants can be a smart choice for adults of all ages, whether you were born without a tooth or have had to have teeth removed due to injury, infection or decay. They can also be an option for adolescents, once facial growth and development has been completed. Generally, this occurs around age 16 for girls and age 18 for boys.

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Dental Health and Your Life Expectancy

Let’s face it, we could all be taking better care of our teeth. If you’re like me, you probably forget to floss every once in a while. Maybe you’ve skipped brushing in the morning so you could get to work on time. Maybe you go for a soda instead of water when you go out to eat. Maybe you’ve got a sweet tooth that keeps you coming back to the candy bowl.

It’s easy to say that you’ll brush and floss daily, but people aren’t perfect. However, keeping your chompers clean means more than just looking nice – good dental health can actually lower your risk of contracting diabetes, heart disease or even having a stroke. Since February is Children’s Dental Health month, we wanted to spread the word about some of the wider impacts of oral health.

Why Oral Health Matters

The human mouth is a disgusting place. There are around 600 different species of bacteria in our mouths at any given time, but luckily, most of them are harmless. The few types of bad bacteria in mouths are normally taken care of by regular oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing, but if they’re left in your mouth and able to multiply, they can stack up to bad breath, tooth decay, inflammation, and gum disease, which is the real threat to the rest of your body.

Our gums are very vascular – that means that they have a higher concentration of blood vessels compared to other parts of the body. When your gums are inflamed and diseased, it’s much easier for them to start bleeding, which gives all of the bacteria in your mouth an express ticket throughout the rest of your body.

Many people have only learned about undiagnosed pre-diabetes or diabetes after a dentist noticed that their teeth were unhealthy.

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Laser Dentistry: What is Laser Dentistry?

What is laser dentistry? If you’ve never heard of this innovative type of dental care, now is the time to learn. Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option when you’re facing gum surgery, cavity treatment, or other oral issues. Discuss your laser surgery options with one of our dentists today.

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Highly Recommended! | Five Star Dentist Review

 “Before I found Burgess Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, my family had been using a different practice for three generations. We’ve been going to Burgess Center for 14 years, now, and absolutely plan to continue! All of the technicians are good, Eric does a wonderful job, and my entire family feels very comfortable there. You’re gonna get great service, there, so I’d definitely recommend them to others!”

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Like Us On Facebook

At Burgess Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we appreciate your patronage and like to share our knowledge of dentistry with our audience on social media, especially Facebook!

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better?

You might be wondering: Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones, really? Let’s get one thing straight before diving in: Every time you use a toothbrush, you transform into a superhero. Well, for your mouth, anyway.

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Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you ever wished that your smile were straighter or brighter? Are you embarrassed by your teeth? Does your smile have a noticeable cosmetic flaw, such as a gap, a chipped tooth, or misshapen teeth? We are lucky to live in world where the solutions to these problems are convenient and affordable. Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, or bite. Focusing on aesthetics like color, position, shape, size, and alignment, these procedures improve the appearance of a person’s smile. Some correct a minor problem while others give the smile a complete makeover. Although many of these procedures don’t address functional issues, they can still have a significant and valuable impact on a person’s life. Learn more about the many benefits of cosmetic dentistry below.

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Five Star Reviews For Burgess Center for Cosmetic Dentistry From Satisfied Customers

First of all, our reputation is an essential part of who we are and what we do. At the Burgess Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we take pride in serving our customers to the best of our ability. Our business would not be where it is without our customers. We know that the many loyal patrons, in the local community help us be a great company. They return year after year which means we must be doing something right. The five star reviews our valued customers leave really give you a feeling of the connections we strive for in the surrounding community.

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What is General Dentistry? | Burgess Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Jacksonville FL

general dentist is your primary care dental provider. This dentist diagnoses, treats, and manages your overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education.

All practicing general dentists have earned either a DDS or DMD degree (doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine, respectively). There is no difference between the two degrees or the curriculum requirements that dentists must meet. Some schools simply award the one degree, while others award the other.

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Everything you need to know about Botox

Function

Botox is in huge demand. Botulinum toxin has proven to be a successful and valuable therapeutic protein.

Botulinum toxin can be injected into humans in extremely small concentrations and works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, therefore paralyzing them.

Botox

In order for muscles to contract, nerves release a chemical messenger, acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), at the junction where the nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the muscle cells to contract or shorten.

Injected botulinum toxin prevents the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells. Botulinum toxin causes a reduction in abnormal muscle contraction, allowing the muscles to become less stiff.

Uses

Botox is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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