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Teeth Whitening

One of the most common cosmetic dental treatments requested today is teeth whitening. Perfect for restoring a more youthful looking smile, teeth whitening is the most economical way to make over your smile for that upcoming reunion, wedding or special…


April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April of each year marks Oral Cancer Awareness month as sponsored by various health organizations and the American Dental Association (ADA) in an effort to shed a brighter light on this often deadly disease affecting thousands each year. Oral Cancer…


Routine Dental Care And Disease Prevention

“The mouth is a portal into the rest of the body,” according to Dr. Donald Ratcliffe, chairman of the department of dental medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. Research is consistently showing a relationship between bacteria and…


Sugar Free Gum And Reducing Tooth Decay

Contrary to everything you learned as a child, chewing gum (the right kind) can actually reduce tooth decay! Jacksonville, FL Dr. Donald Alexander recommends only sugar free gum that has the ADA seal of approval on the label. Studies have…


Make A New Years Resolution For Better Oral Health

We’ve all done it: made a New Years resolution to eat healthier. Some of us have succeeded and some of us haven’t. But in 2016, there’s another reason to keep up with your healthy eating resolution – a healthy and…


It’s National Dental Hygiene Month!

This month Jacksonville dentist Dr. Alexander and his staff celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month as part of an annual reminder that daily oral hygiene practices are important for the health or your teeth and gums! Maintaining a lifelong healthy smile…


Family Dentistry Keeps Everyone’s Smile Healthy!

Jacksonville dentist Dr. Don Alexander offers dentistry services for the whole family and can handle everything from cosmetic concerns to complex dental health problems and sleep apnea. Family dentistry means that parents can accompany children to the dentist- not just…


Why it’s wise to remove your wisdom teeth!

Wisdom teeth removal is often thought of as a "rite of passage" for young adults as it is usually recommended in a patient's late teens or early twenties. It can also be the source of great anxiety for many who…


Visiting the Dentist Without Insurance?

There are many patients without dental insurance who worry that a visit to the dentist will be too expensive. Jacksonville dentist Dr. Alexander welcomes all patients - with our without dental insurance, offering comprehensive, affordable dental care for people of…