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Jacksonville FL Dentist Blog

Jun
29

How to Have the Best Oral Health

Good oral hygiene, seeing your dentist regularly, and staying vigilant about your mouth health will allow you to have the best oral health. Your at-home dental care routine is the single most important part of your oral health, but so…

Jun
01

Why Are Dental Implants So Popular?

The effects of missing teeth are more than just cosmetic -- it’s important to replace missing teeth to preserve mouth structure and your natural teeth. Dental implants take the root of the natural tooth, preserving jawbone health and providing the…

Apr
30

What Are My Options for Crooked Teeth?

Are you self-conscious about showing your teeth in public because of crooked teeth? Have you considered braces but were worried about having braces as an adult? You might be surprised to know that metal braces are not the only method…

Mar
30

What Are My Teeth Whitening Options?

Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic dental procedure, and many patients request this procedure prior to big events such as weddings, graduations, or even job interviews. Having brighter, whiter teeth helps you make a good first impression, and Dr. Don…

Feb
26

Is Sedation Dentistry Right For You?

About 15% of Americans avoid seeing their dentist because they’re afraid of the dentist. These individuals would rather endure painful, infected, or damaged teeth, then go to a dentist, or if they do make an appointment, they dread it for…

Jan
31

Signs of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, or gum disease or periodontitis, is a common dental condition that affects over half of American adults and is the leading cause of tooth loss in the developed world. Beyond tooth loss, some of the risks of gum…

Dec
31

3 Reasons to Restore Your Smile

If you deal with crooked, overcrowded, chipped, or broken teeth, you might be considering restoring your smile. But what are the reasons to fix teeth beyond cosmetic? You might be surprised to learn that some issues that seem cosmetic actually…

Nov
29

How to Care For Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush spends a lot of time in your mouth, so you need to make sure it’s cleaned and stored properly. You also need to know when to swap it out for a new one! Dr. Donald J. Alexander and…

Oct
31

Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

When you’re in pain, you want to know the reason why. There are many reasons why your teeth may hurt, but there are a few common reasons you may want to know while you’re awaiting your appointment with Dr. Donald…

Sep
21

Back to a Cavity-Free School Year

It’s that time of year again: kids are groaning, parents are rejoicing, and everyone’s trying to get out the door at once. While you’re settling into your back-to-school routine, make sure a visit to Dr. Donald J. Alexander and Dr.…