Alexander Dentistry is a family dentist located in Southside Jacksonville, FL neighborhood San Jose Forest. We offer the convenience patients need for routine visits to the dentist with the experience and expertise to treat complex dental problems such as TMJ Disorders, Sleep Apnea, and Missing Teeth.
Learn More About Our Dental Services:
- General Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Periodontal Therapy
- Emergency Dental Care
- Sleep Therapy
- Sedation Dentistry
- TMJ Therapy
- and much more!
Tooth Brushing is Important for Dental Health
Jacksonville family dentist Dr. Alexander recommends that his patients brush their teeth twice per day- also the recommendation of the American Dental Association. Brushing twice per day and flossing once a day will help to keep dental health problems like gum disease and tooth decay at bay between preventive care visits.
Using the right type of brush is also important! Be sure to use a soft bristled brush to avoid irritating the sensitive gum tissue. Many patients prefer an electric toothbrush: be sure that the head has soft bristles as well.
Brush the teeth and along the gum line for approximately two minutes- twice per day. After one brushing, floss between the teeth to remove any food particles and plaque that can cause decay. Regular brushing can easily remove plaque from tooth surfaces and helps to prevent the development of disease. Rinsing daily with a fluoride rinse can also be an important part of maintaining tooth enamel and keeping teeth resistant to decay.
Visit Dr. Alexander in his Jacksonville dentist office twice per year for a thorough professional dental cleaning- this also gives him the opportunity to spot and treat any developing dental health problems.
Avoiding the Dentist may be Affecting both Oral Health AND Overall Health
What is going on in our mouths can often have an effect on the rest of the body: bacteria and inflammation in and around the teeth and gums can enter our bloodstream and raise the risk of several health issues, including heart disease.
If you have been avoiding a visit to the dentist due to dental fear and anxiety, Alexander Dentistry is here to help. We offer the dental services you need to restore your oral health, including sedation dentistry to ensure a relaxing experience. Dr. Alexander offers nitrous oxide and oral sedation, both of which allow the patient to remain “awake” during a procedure without feeling pain, although many report having no memory of treatment afterwards!
At your visit, Dr. Alexander will perform a thorough exam and identify any dental problems that need to be addressed to restore oral health, recommending only the treatment necessary to ensure that the teeth and gums will remain healthy with proper oral hygiene. Having a healthy smile has been found to be an important part of maintaining a good quality of life as we age. Poor dental health can have a detrimental effect on a person’s daily life in a variety of ways.
Affordable Dental Care in Jacksonville
We are committed to helping you get the dental care you need and want in a budget that you can afford. Dr. Alexander offers several flexible dental payment options including financing through Care Credit. If you have dental insurance, we will handle all the necessary billing and paperwork for you to receive reimbursement of benefits from your insurance company.
If you are searching for a dentist in south-side Jacksonville, Florida, contact Alexander Dentistry. Call 904.372.8157, or request an appointment online.