Resolve for a New and Improved Smile This New Year in St. Augustine, FL

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As the new year begins, it’s time to reassess what’s working and not working in our lives and decide what we’d like to improve in the year ahead. While oral health may not be at the top of your list, a beautiful smile from Anastasia Dental Associates very well might. The way to achieve that is to take proper care of your mouth. Dentistry offers several ways that, in combination, can help give you a healthy and happy smile all year long for many years to come.

There are several vital components of total dental care, including:

  1. Preventive dental care to keep oral damage and disease from occurring
  2. Restorative dental care to fix oral damage and heal oral diseases
  3. Cosmetic dental care to improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile

Preventive Dental Care

Preventive dental care is how you help keep diseases of the gums, teeth, and mouth at bay. It includes:

  • A thorough daily oral hygiene regimen
  • Regular preventive dental care visits with your dentist
  • A proper diet

A thorough daily oral hygiene regimen includes brushing and flossing at least twice every day, in the mornings and evenings; you can also do it after every meal for good measure. Your dentist in St. Augustine can give you full instructions and guidance on how to brush and floss properly and improve your current oral care regimen in order to better protect your teeth and support your oral health goals.

While you’re there, you can also get your routine, semi-annual dental checkup, and cleaning. By seeing your dental team approximately every six months, or twice per year, you can make sure no dental diseases or damage are going unnoticed and untreated. Your St. Augustine dentist and dental hygienist will examine your mouth for any signs of dental problems and take care of them straight away.

They will also give your teeth and gums a deep cleaning, removing food particles and bacteria you could not remove on your own. If you have tartar on your teeth, which is hardened plaque, only your dentist can remove it. These elements cause dental decay and disease that impact your oral and general health.

A proper diet is low in sugars and high in fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and sugarless or sugar-free, non-carbonated beverages

Schedule an appointment with a dentist in St. Augustine today at Anastasia Dental Associates and learn how you can help improve your smile and prevent oral diseases right from home.

Restorative Dental Care

The earlier you detect a problem in your mouth, the quicker and easier and, therefore, less costly or invasive it is to treat. Restorative dentistry is the treatment of oral diseases and decay. Among the most common restorative dentistry procedures are:

  • Crowns – Prosthetic caps to cover chipped, cracked, and broken teeth
  • Fillings – Restores your tooth’s shape and function after it has suffered damage due to decay
  • Implants – Prosthetic teeth installed to replace missing teeth
  • Bridges – Prosthetic teeth arrayed on a framework the dentist attaches to two crowns on natural teeth or to implants and cement to the mouth
  • Root Canals – Removes decay from a deep cavity or problems due to a prior filling and fills the tooth

Whether it’s damage from injury or decay, restorative dental care can restore the proper shape and performance of your teeth and gums.

We offer all of these services and more to help relieve your dental pain and return your mouth to optimal health. Therefore, if you notice anything unusual or different about your mouth, speech, or bite, observe any redness, irritation, swelling, or decay, or you experience a toothache or other mouth pain, call us right away for the care you need to restore your health and your smile to top condition.

We also realize that, sometimes, dental problems occur at a moment’s notice, such as from a sudden impact injury to the mouth or sudden and extreme tooth pain. When these problems occur, you can’t wait for a scheduled dental appointment; you need the proper care right away. Our dentists have made sure to keep time aside for exactly these possibilities. That means you can get same-day service at our dental office in St. Augustine if you have a dental emergency that simply can’t wait.

Cosmetic Dental Care

Even those with the healthiest of mouths may still have issues with their smile. For these folks, cosmetic dentistry exists. The aim of cosmetic dentistry is to give a smile you enjoy. Cosmetic dentists work to adjust the shape, form, color, and symmetry of your teeth.

Good candidates for cosmetic dentistry include people with crooked or crowded teeth, a misaligned jaw or bite, or teeth missing, chipped, cracked, or broken. Popular cosmetic dentistry treatments for these problems include caps or crowns, bridges, dentures, invisible dental aligners, and porcelain veneers. The most common cosmetic dentistry procedure, however, is bleaching the teeth to whiten them.

Some cosmetic dentistry treatments also have a restorative dentistry benefit. Which type of dentistry you receive, however, depends on whether your dentist considers it essential or medically necessary, or you simply desire the procedure for aesthetic reasons.

Why Use Anastasia Dental Associates for All Your Dentistry Needs?

At our dental office in St. Augustine, we offer all three of these types of dentistry, allowing us to serve as your all-in-one dentist. We use the most cutting-edge equipment and techniques to keep your mouth and smile in the best condition possible. Our dentists and dental hygienists are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in all aspects of general dentistry, and some are well-versed in various dental specialties as well.

So, are you ready for a prize-winning smile? Schedule an appointment with a friendly, experienced dentist in St. Augustine who will help you achieve it. Call us at Anastasia Dental Associates today.