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What a Dental Exam Can Tell Us About Your Oral Health Dec 2nd, 2022

You know that your body is a lot like your home or your car, in that it needs regular care and maintenance to function its best. With that in mind, you probably schedule routine wellness exams with your primary care provider to stay on top of your physical health. Don’t...

Help! My Tooth Is Chipped Nov 30th, 2022

It’s one of those things that can happen in the blink of an eye. Suddenly, you’re tripping and falling, or a ball is bouncing toward your face. Something feels off. You run your tongue over your teeth and feel a chip in your tooth enamel that wasn’t there before.  While...

When Would I Need a Bone Graft? Oct 1st, 2022

Your body relies on your bones for support and structure. But there might be some bones you don’t think about much: your upper and lower jawbones. Even though they may not support your entire body like, say, your spine does, they do provide a critical foundation for your teeth. Plus,...

4 Types of Dental Bridges Explained Sep 1st, 2022

There’s no reason for that gap in your smile to remain there permanently. Today, you have several options for replacing missing teeth. You can get dentures, but they may not feel too comfortable at first. You can get dental implants, but that means having to undergo oral surgery. Or, you...

How to Care for Your Dentures Aug 1st, 2022

With proper care, your dentures can last for a decade or even a bit longer. That means you get to enjoy your full, beautiful smile and your ability to talk and eat normally long-term. But it also means you need to know how to take good care of your replacement...

The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings and Exams Jul 1st, 2022

A lot like your home or car, your body needs routine maintenance. And that maintenance plan should include regular visits to your dentist. In fact, experts recommend having a professional dental cleaning and exam every six months.  At Family Dental Care in West Palm Beach, Florida, our seasoned dental team wants to make your...

Why a Root Canal is Nothing to Fear Jun 14th, 2022

Everyone has probably heard a horror story or two about a painful root canal, which then causes anxiety for patients who discover they need the tooth-saving procedure. But root canals are nothing to fear. They’re not overly painful or difficult to recover from. At Family Dental Care in West Palm...

Don’t Make These Common Flossing Mistakes Apr 1st, 2022

You’ve probably heard it over and over again: “You need to floss every day!” Despite these reminders, only about 16% of Americans floss at least once daily. Worse yet? An estimated 8% never floss at all. Unfortunately, skipping this important task can lead to plaque and tartar buildup. Nearly 50%...

How to Care for Your Mouth After Undergoing a Tooth Extraction Mar 1st, 2022

Proper care after tooth extraction will have your mouth feeling better, faster. Here at Family Dental Care, our dentists will support you before and after your procedure. Whether you're having wisdom teeth removed, having a decaying tooth pulled, or preparing for orthodontia, our West Palm Beach, Florida clinic is behind...

When Tooth Extraction Is the Best Course of Action Feb 1st, 2022

There are some instances when a tooth extraction is the best way to maintain your oral health. Overcrowding is one such situation.  At Family Dental Care, Dr. Sujay Trivedi and Dr. Michael Prestcott encourage our patients to preserve their natural teeth in most cases, and when that’s not possible, we...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Jan 1st, 2022

You aren't alone if you want to take your smile from dull and yellow to bright and white. According to research, the top thing people wish they could change about their smile is the color of their teeth, with 90% of patients surveyed adding tooth whitening to their dental wishlist....

3 Common Reasons for Losing Bone Tissue in Your Jaws Dec 1st, 2021

Your mouth provides many functions, including speech, breathing, and being the starting point of your digestive system. And when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy, protecting your dental health means a lot more than caring for your teeth. Anything that damages your teeth can do damage to your gums...

I’m Nervous About Having a Root Canal Nov 1st, 2021

Few things instill more fear in people than the two words “root canal.” However, they don’t have to. Instead, people often leave these appointments feeling better than they did when they arrived. When a tooth becomes decayed, damaged, or infected, a root canal may be necessary to save your tooth....

Crowns Vs. Bridges: What’s the Difference and Which is Best For You? Oct 1st, 2021

Did an old filling fall out while you were eating dinner? Perhaps the problem is a missing tooth; your old tooth had to come out after a root canal. On the other hand, perhaps part of your tooth broke off while you were eating a handful of nuts.  When you...

Understanding the Different Types of Dentures Sep 9th, 2021

Contrary to what you may have heard, dentures can provide a natural-looking alternative to missing or damaged teeth and bring a great deal of ease to your life. Thanks to advanced technology, dentures are no longer clumsy “false teeth” that have a ghoulish look. They’re also a lot more common...

What Does a Smile Makeover Entail Aug 10th, 2021

It’s no surprise that a gorgeous smile is regarded as an attractive and beneficial trait. A sparkling bright smile is linked to an increase in success and a boost in confidence. People rate others who have a beautiful smile as more attractive and approachable.  Today, there’s no better way to...