Missing Teeth Can Be Replaced With Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, the cavity left behind can be a safe haven for a host of unhealthy elements. Food particles and harmful bacteria can use the void as a place to hide from cleaning tools such as brushing and flossing. Don’t let your oral health suffer any longer. Missing teeth can be replaced… Read more »

The History of Dentistry

Dentistry is one of the oldest medical professions. Dental care has changed drastically over the years, with most scientific developments occurring in the last few centuries. Dr. and our team are excited to explore the history of dentistry with you. The first text found documenting dentistry dates back to 5000 BC. Sumerians wrote that “tooth… Read more »

Nail Biting: The Damage it Does to Your Teeth

You may think biting your nails only affects your nails, but did you know that chewing your nails can actually damage your teeth? Fortunately, your nails can grow back, but the damage to your teeth may need professional help before it can be reversed. Your nails are the dirtiest part of your hands and are… Read more »

You Can Strengthen Tooth Enamel with Prescription Fluoride Supplements

If you looked at your tooth enamel under a powerful microscope, you would find tightly packed mineral crystals. Each day, the acidic foods and drinks you consume, as well as the natural bacteria in your mouth, can actually erode the density of these mineral crystals. If this is not counteracted by some means, it will… Read more »

Bleeding Gums: A Few Facts

Many people think that bleeding gums aren’t a big deal. Similarly, several people seem to ignore them entirely. Unfortunately, bleeding gums aren’t normal and could actually be a sign of significant problems. However, please don’t misunderstand—bleeding gums might not always be a sign of trouble. For instance, would you be surprised to learn that if… Read more »

Hardened Tartar Near the Gum Line Promotes Gum Disease

The natural bacteria in your mouth feed off of residual food particles and sugars in your mouth. If they are not cleaned away during the course of your daily oral hygiene routine it can form into plaque, which can quickly harden into tartar. Hardened tartar at the gum line is considered to be the leading… Read more »

Gum Disease Can Be Prevented by an Effective Flossing Technique

Periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease, is an infection and inflammation of your gum tissues. It is primarily caused by the bacterial presence of hardened tartar at the gum line. Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. Common symptoms include red or otherwise inflamed gums that often bleed easily when brushing and… Read more »

You Child’s Teething Timeline

If you’ve raised a child, you know that teething can be uncomfortable for all involved. Fortunately, with the right information, you can make the experience more tolerable. For instance, do you know when your child’s first tooth should come in? Or when their second should? Do you know the next place you should look for… Read more »

Brighten Your Pearly Whites with Teeth Whitening

Welcome to the dental practice of C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr., D.D.S where we offer dental services to patients in the Sanford, Florida, and surrounding areas. Are your pearly whites lacking the whiteness they used to have? If your teeth have lost their brightness, or are sporting discoloration, there is no need to be embarrassed. Tooth discoloration is… Read more »

How to Have the Best Whitening Experience Possible

As you probably know, a smile is an essential part of making a good first impression. Similarly, you know that having a whiter smile can have a huge impact on a person’s confidence and quality of life. Tooth discoloration is caused by several issues, such as aging, certain medications, fluorosis, and even cavities. Fortunately, there… Read more »