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Why Good Oral Health Is Necessary for Healthy Aging

Oral Health in Sarasota FL

Getting older has its challenges; however, with the right health care, it's possible to age smoothly. Your dental care is also an important part of this process, and working with providers who understand how oral health is related to systemic health is important as you get older.

The Oral Systemic Connection

Thanks to emerging information, physicians and dentists alike now have a better understanding of the oral systemic link. We now know that the bacteria related to periodontal (gum) disease is also a contributor to the inflammation causing other health concerns such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and vice versa. By taking good care of your oral health, you ...

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Dental Anxiety? How We Can Help Relieve Your Worries

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If you feel that anxious pit in your stomach when it's time to visit the dentist, you should know you're not alone. Many Americans experience dental anxiety, and for 5-10% of patients, it keeps them away from the dentist and much-needed care. The good news is that there are solutions, and Dr. Kaya Aygen is well equipped to help you.

What Is IV Sedation?

IV sedation is when a calming medication is delivered to you intravenously. Because it goes directly into your vein, it can be adjusted quickly and effectively as needed.

While you'll still be conscious, you'll feel deeply relaxed, and some patients even fall asleep. Due to the nature of ...

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3 Solutions for Bad Breath

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Bad breath, or halitosis, is one of those topics we like to avoid. It's embarrassing telling someone they have it, and it's even worse if you're the culprit.

Your Sarasota dentist has some tips on managing bad breath, so you can avoid these awkward situations.

Clean Your Tongue

There are actually a lot of bacteria that hide on the surface of your tongue. If you're not regularly brushing or scraping your tongue to clean out the bacteria, you might experience an unpleasant odor in your mouth. Don't forget to brush your tongue!

Drink Water

Certain beverages, such as coffee, tea, and alcohol, can actually contribute to bad breath. These beverages tend to dry out your ...

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Why More Adults Are Choosing Orthodontics Later in Life

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A beautiful smile gives you confidence no matter your age! When you're able to smile freely at your clients or employees, it builds their trust in you and establishes good relationships. When you're self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, it can keep you from smiling and you may be perceived as unhappy or unapproachable. The good news is that there are solutions for busy adult patients who want to straighten their teeth with discretion, and your team at Sarasota Dental Arts can help!

Invisalign

Traditional orthodontics uses metal brackets and wires, while Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth with gentle pressure. Aligners fit tight and are comfortable ...

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Dental Care for Elderly Patients

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When we get older, there are increased risks for a number of oral health problems. It is important that seniors visit their dentist at least twice each year for examinations and cleanings.

At Sarasota Dental Arts, we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of geriatric dentistry, and we welcome seniors to our Sarasota, FL practice. If you’re a senior, give us a call today to make an appointment!

Elderly Patients Face Increased Risk Factors

Some of the oral health problems seniors might face include the following:

  • Darker teeth because of changes in dentin (the bone-like tissue below the tooth enamel)
  • Stomatitis (oral inflammation and ulcers) caused by dentures that don’t fit properly, poor dental hygiene, or ...

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What to Expect at your Invisalign Consultation

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You've probably already heard a lot about Invisalign as a teeth alignment treatment option. Here are some of the biggest benefits of this procedure: 

  • Invisible: Of course one of the best benefits to working with Invisalign is that the alignment trays that you will be wearing are nearly invisible. This means that no one will know that you are getting an orthodontic treatment, and you won't have to worry about those traditional brackets and wires during your procedure. 
  • Easy care: Traditional braces present some difficulties when it comes to your at-home oral care. With Invisalign, however, you can remove the trays while you are brushing and flossing, making at home care simple. You ...

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Are You Considering Orthodontics as an Adult?

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If you're considering ways you can straighten your smile as an adult, there are several great options available today. Not only will straightening your teeth give you the smile that you've always wanted, but it's also great for your oral health to have properly aligned teeth. Aligned teeth will allow you to more properly and thoroughly clean your teeth with regular at-home care, which means you'll be less likely to need more work in the dental chair down the road. 

Types of Adult Orthodontics

The first thing you need to do when you're interested in the starting the process for an orthodontic treatment is to visit an experienced dentist. There are a ...

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