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Common Dental Issues

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Dentistry is about the maintenance of oral health and the prevention of dental issues. Visiting the dentist bi-annually for professional check-ups and cleanings can proactively care for your smile before any major issues develop. Dr. Erin Sutton and her staff strive to provide quality dental care that keeps your smile healthy and beautiful. Here are…

True dental emergency

Knocking out a permanent tooth is a true dental emergency. Don’t be afraid to contact your dentist right away. If you knock out a permanent tooth, here is what to do. 1. Hold the tooth by the crown and not the root so as not to spread bacteria unto the root. 2. Rinse dirt or…

5 Tips for Good At-Home Dental Care

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Tooth decay and gum disease are both extremely common oral health problems. In fact, gum disease is one of the most common diseases in the US and is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Fortunately, while these are potentially serious problems, they are preventable ones. There are many things you can do…

Think you may be suffering from periodontal disease?

Think you may be suffering from periodontal disease? Here are a few common signs to watch for: a) Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth b) Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or when eating certain foods c) If you notice your teeth becoming loose or separated If you or a loved one…

To Take Good Care of Your Teeth, Follow These Six Brushing Tips

Brushing everyday is one of the best ways to take care of your teeth. However, it’s not just that simple. For optimal dental care, follow these six tips. Pick the right brush – Not all brushes are the same, and you need to choose one that fits your mouth. Brush the right way – You should hold…

Solving the Issue of Dental Anxiety and Discomfort

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Many patients avoid visiting the dental office at all costs, often causing dental issues to become more severe the longer they wait. If you experience fears of visiting the dental office, you are not without options. There are several ways to alleviate anxiety so patients can receive the dental care they need to reach optimal…

Bad Habits Vs Good Habits for Maintaining Oral Health

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Over a lifetime of use, teeth wear down. It’s important to avoid certain habits and maintain others in order to best protect your teeth’s health. Here are some bad habits to watch for and good ones to follow to help keep your teeth healthy for as long as possible. Bad Habits that Harm Oral Health:…

Oral Systemic Connection: the Mouth, the Window to Health

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When considering your health, teeth may be the last thing on your mind. However, your oral health can play a larger role in contributing to your overall wellness than you think. Dental health is tied to the body’s overall health, which can be best described using the concept of the oral-systemic link. What is the…

Apples can act like toothbrushes due to their fiber-rich flesh.

Did you know Apples can clean your teeth when a toothbrush isn’t handy? We’ve all heard the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But perhaps that should be changed to dentist. In addition to being good for your health, apples are also quite good for your teeth. In fact, if you find…

Welcome to our blog!

We’re excited to announce the official launch of our Emerald Coast Dentistry blog. We’ll be posting helpful dental tips, news from the dental industry, news from our practice, and more about the latest in dentistry. We built our practice on the notion that we’re there for our patients when they need us and we want…