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Will My Dental Insurance Cover an Emergency Visit?

August 15, 2021

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You take a tumble while riding your bike and accidentally knock out a tooth. Your child takes a hard hit while playing a game of football, causing significant injuries to their smile. A nagging toothache causes much pain that is now making it difficult to eat. All of these are considered dental emergencies and require immediate care. While you may plan to use your dental insurance to pay for your appointment, you may begin to wonder if these unexpected visits will be covered. Read on to hear from a local dentist who shares what you can expect when using your plan to pay for urgent treatment.


How to Prevent Dental Emergencies from Ruining Your Summer Vacation

July 28, 2021

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three kids eating watermelon on the beach to prevent dental emergencies

After waiting all year for your summer vacation, the last thing you need is a family member getting a toothache or breaking a tooth. You’d have to take time away from relaxation and worry about finding the right care for your loved ones and relieving their pain. While some dental emergencies are unavoidable, there are several precautions you can take to reduce your family’s risk. Here are five easy things you can do to prevent dental emergencies from ruining your summer vacation.


Get Your Smile Summer-Ready With These 3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments

April 30, 2021

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Woman with white, straight teeth smiling on the beach

The temperature is rising, the days are getting longer… it must be summertime in Florida! Before long, it’ll be time for backyard barbeques, days on the beach, and late nights roasting s’mores. Plus, if you are less than enthused about the appearance of your smile, summer is the perfect time to straighten, whiten, and otherwise perfect your grin. Keep reading as a cosmetic dentist shares three popular treatments and why they are ideal for this time of year!


How To: Find an Emergency Dentist When You Need One ASAP

April 9, 2021

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Closeup of woman experiencing tooth pain

If you’ve lost a filling, cracked a tooth, or sustained some form of dental injury in the past, then you are all too familiar with just how painful a dental emergency can be. Perhaps the worst part, however, is not knowing where to turn for fast, effective relief, especially if it happens outside of your dentist’s typical office hours. With this in mind, keep reading for tips on how to find an emergency dentist when you need one right away!


Are Weighted Blankets a Potential Treatment for Sleep Apnea?

February 10, 2021

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White weighted blanket with a feather on top

You might be considering getting a weighted blanket after seeing some of your online friends talk about how great they are for enjoying a good night’s sleep. Typically, weighted blankets are recommended for people with anxiety, ADHD, or other conditions that make it difficult to settle down for the night. But what if you’re being kept up by sleep-disordered breathing? Could a weighted blanket make a difference in your particular case? Read on to learn more about how this sleep aid works and how it can potentially benefit those with sleep apnea.


Eating with Sleep Apnea: The Do’s & Don’ts

January 21, 2021

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Woman soundly sleeping with sleep apnea

You may know that the foods you eat can affect your oral health, but your diet can surprisingly impact your sleep—both positively and negatively. Of course, this is a big deal if you have sleep apnea because you want to give yourself your best chance at restful sleep each night. But what foods should you avoid? Are there any items that can help you catch some more Zzz’s? Read on to learn the answers!


Can a Neglected Tooth Infection Actually Kill You?

December 17, 2020

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Closeup of young man suffering with toothache

For years, toothaches were often dismissed as common, leading many patients to wait until the pain was nearly unbearable to seek treatment. That all changed when headlines like “Tooth Infection Kills 26-Year-Old-Man” hit the internet. Practically overnight, people began to wonder whether their oral pain could actually turn fatal. Have you wondered something similar? An emergency dentist shares the answer!


How to Avoid Dental Emergencies During the Holiday Season

November 4, 2020

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There is a lot to look forward to this holiday season. Whether you are going to see extended family, are excited to get cozy by the fire, or are eager to whip up some delicious family meals, the holiday season never fails to liven up the mood. However, you certainly don’t want to be spending extra time in the dental chair dealing with a dental emergency. Your emergency dentist in Viera shares some tips that are likely to help you avoid an urgent dental visit in the coming months.


4 Ways to Ease New Aligner Discomfort

September 17, 2020

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Female patient wearing Invisalign trays

Patients looking to straighten their teeth with Invisalign in Viera often have one important question: Does the treatment hurt? After all, the clear aligners bypass pesky wires, don’t rely on metal brackets, and are custom made to seamlessly fit your smile.

As with any orthodontic treatment, you can expect some discomfort from the trays guiding your teeth into their new position. However, many patients share simply feeling a slight ache when starting a new set of aligners. If you experience something similar with each new phase of treatment, try using the below remedies!


What to Expect at Your Next Appointment

August 12, 2020

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We can’t wait to see you soon. Oral health is a gateway to your overall health, and your health is our top priority. As you might have imagined, things will be a little different this visit. To keep you safe and smiling, our practice is adhering to the American Dental Association’s guidance for providing dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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