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  1. What are the recent advances in Implant Dentistry?

    People need dental implants when they lose a tooth or multiple teeth. If you’re not familiar with how dental implants work, here’s a quick rundown: a titanium post acts as a tooth root, and is surgically placed into the jawbone underneath the gum line. A replacement tooth or bridge (multiple teeth) is then mounted onto…

  2. Should I be concerned about benzocaine in teething products?

    If you have ever had the experience of trying to soothe a teething baby, you understand the desperation that accompanies attempts at finding relief (for you and the baby!). Teething is not a fun stage, and most parents will try almost anything to lessen their child’s pain. While it’s tempting to ignore ingredient lists and…

  3. All About Your Toothbrush

    Did you know that all toothbrushes are not created equal, and some are very harmful for your teeth? All of the store shelves packed with various types of toothbrushes can be very overwhelming! Fortunately, deciding which one to go with does not have to be so difficult, as there are basic guidelines that you can…

  4. Importance of an On-site Lab in Implant Dentistry

    In the field of implant dentistry, one thing that’s often not thought of by patients, but it crucial, is the importance of having an on-site lab. An on-site lab let’s the dentist have a  molds and implants custom made and then personally fit on-location, where any adjustments can be made without sending the implant to…

  5. Do I Really Need to Floss Everyday?

    Flossing is something that every dentist tells every patient they need to do, but is every patient’s least favorite activity. It’s tedious, and depending on the state of your teeth, can be difficult and sometimes painful. So the question we all want to ask our dentist: Do I actually need to floss every day? Will…

  6. How to Best Maintain Dentures

    In our last blog post, we discussed what dentures are, and the different types of dentures you can get. Since dentures are acting as your replacement teeth, taking care of them and cleaning them properly is crucial in making sure they last long and don’t affect the health of your mouth. Because dentures are custom…

  7. What are the Common Types of Dentures?

    Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth that are removable, and custom-fitted to your mouth and existing teeth. While dentures are not a exact replica of natural teeth, technology has made dentures more comfortable and natural looking. Here are the most common types of dentures: Complete full dentures – This type of dentures is what most…

  8. How Often Should 50+ yr/olds Visit the dentist?

    With aging comes more routine maintenance. If you’re 50+ years old, you’ll know this is the case beyond just dentistry. But, it does include going to the dentist more frequently for routine checkups, especially if you have dental implants or dentures. Recent data found that 15 percent of people ages 65 to 74 and 22% of those…

  9. What’s the Process for Having a Root Canal?

    The thought of having a root canal done at the dentist makes most of us literally cringe. While we’ll explain in this article the process for having a root canal done, it’s most important to know who is doing the root canal, should you need one. Here at Perdido Bay Dental, Dr. Djuric has been a…

  10. Difference Between Dental X-ray and CT Scans

    Not sure what the difference between dental x-rays and CT-scans are? If you’re going in for a dental cleaning/exam, it’s good to know the difference beforehand, as they are both valuable tools in determining the health of your teeth and gums. It’s also important to know if your dentist even offers CT-scan imaging. Many don’t,…