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Did cavemen brush their teeth

Did Cavemen Brush Their Teeth? Did Cavemen Brush Their Teeth?   Oral health has been a concern for centuries, even before we understood our teeth. Today’s advancements in technology have allowed oral hygiene care and home routines to evolve. Advancements in research and education have also helped dental professionals gain extensive knowledge to better serve…
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CAUTION! Internet tooth trends to avoid!

CAUTION! Internet tooth trends to avoid! Social media outlets make it easy for people all over the world to connect and share their knowledge on many topics and specific niches. These topics vary from food and travel to fashion and lifestyle. “Influencers” with a high number of followers typically get paid to share products on…
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Drool, slobber, spittle: saliva and why it matters

Drool, slobber, spittle: saliva and why it matters Why is saliva important? Saliva in the mouth is an important part of the digestion process. It is one of the first methods of breaking down foods. Because saliva makes foods softer, it aids in the swallowing process by making it easier for your tongue to push…
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Trigeminal Neuralgia- Is your pain tooth pain or nerve pain?

Trigeminal Neuralgia-Is your pain tooth pain or nerve pain? Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition in which pain is felt by only one side of the face – more commonly, by the right side. Sensory signals send the feeling of pain from the face to the brain through the trigeminal nerve, or cranial nerve V. Patients…
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February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month February is Children’s Dental Health month! The purpose of this is to encourage the parents or guardians of those under 12 years old to book a dental appointment for their young ones. A trip to the dentist every six months creates a great habit that your child will carry…
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Everything You Need To Know About Dental Insurance

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Insurance An interview with our office manager Marco about dental insurance Dental insurance can be a complicated and confusing topic for everyone involved, but especially you-the patient!  We interviewed our office manager Marco Monteiro to clarify some of the most common problems and misconceptions when it comes to…
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Elementor #2482

Fluoride: Fact vs Myth Everything you need to know about fluoride and your oral health Fluoride, or Sodium Fluoride, is a natural mineral and the key ingredient found in toothpastes and other dental products such as mouthwash, that works to protect your teeth. Why does this happen? Bacteria in the mouth mixes with sugars from…
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Digital Impressions

Digital Impressions- No More Goop! What is a dental impression anyway? Dental impressions provide an imprint of a patient’s upper and lower arches and include dental anatomy of the teeth and soft tissue. Impressions have played an important role in dentistry for many years. Most often, they are used in restorative procedures and are sent to dental…
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October is Dental Hygiene Month- Interview with our Hygienist Rachel

October is Dental Hygiene Month- Interview with our Hygienist Rachel Alberts

Overcoming Hearing and Visual Limitations at Your Dental Appointment

Overcoming Hearing and Visual Limitations at Your Dental Appointment Around 13% of adults report severe visual difficulties, including blindness or complications seeing even with visual aids, and about 12 million people (ages 12+) suffer from hearing loss in both ears. Visual and hearing limitations should not prevent anyone from seeking dental treatment. Dr. Rachel Monteiro, and her staff at…
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Oral Health and Aging

Oral Health and Aging One common dental misconception is that losing teeth is unavoidable with age. Adult teeth typically begin erupting at age 6 and function throughout our lives. With proper care, your teeth can last the duration of your life.  Our Jacksonville dentist Dr. Rachel Monteiro, located in the 32217 zip code, and her…
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Bad Breath and How to Prevent It

How to Prevent Bad Breath Do you ever notice a foul smell coming from your mouth? If you have, it’s likely that others around you have noticed as well. Perhaps you’ve tried mouth rinses or mint flavored gums but haven’t had much success eliminating the odor. Halitosis, also known as chronic bad breath, has three…
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Everything You Need To Know About Toothaches

Everything You Need to Know About Toothaches Jacksonville Toothache Dentist A toothache can be a debilitating pain!  Aside from the pain itself, toothaches can distract you from your work, keep you from eating, and keep you awake at night.  There is no need to suffer with a toothache!  Your Jacksonville dentist Dr. Rachel Monteiro can…
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Teeth Grinding and Clenching

Teeth Grinding and Clenching Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is he habitual, forceful, and most often unconscious contact of the teeth’s chewing surfaces while asleep or awake. Various studies suggest that about 10% of the US population grind their teeth and become aware of the issue only after speaking with their dentist.  Your Jacksonville dentist, Dr.…
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You Are What You Eat- Which Sweets are Best?

You Are What You Eat- Which Sweets Are Best? The saying “you are what you eat” stems back to the 1800s and is still used today as a reminder of the importance of a well-balanced diet. What we put into our bodies has a direct impact on how we function; what we eat also has…
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How your dentist can help you get a better nights sleep

How your dentist can help you get a better night’s sleep When filling out our new patient paperwork or completing your annual update, our patients are prompted to answer a couple questions about sleep.  These questions are as follows: Have you been told you snore? Are you being treated for sleep apnea? Have you been…
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Everything You Need to Know about Dental X-rays

Everything You Need to Know About Dental X-rays   Dental x-rays, or radiographs, are taken during all new patient visits, periodically as needed, and prior to finalizing diagnosis. They allow the doctor to see areas of the teeth that are not visible to the human eye (even when using dental loupes that allow for extensive…
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Common Toothbrushing Mistakes

Common Toothbrushing Mistakes Brushing your teeth two times a day is most likely your usual routine. But what if you’ve been doing it wrong all these years? Brushing has its benefits, but the best outcomes occur when you brush properly. A dental checkup at River Oaks Dental in Jacksonville, FL 32217 will give you customized…
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Oral Health and Pregnancy

Oral Health and Pregnancy Pregnancy is a unique and beautiful time for a woman’s body and mind. During pregnancy, many complex physiological changes occur in order to provide both mom and baby with the necessary nutrients that are needed throughout the nine months of development. Oral health during pregnancy is a topic not often addressed…
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Flossing

Flossing and Why It Matters Flossing is important to clean teeth and gums Part of your oral home care routine should be to brush at least two times a day – once when you start the morning and the second time right before bed. In addition to brushing, flossing should also be part of your…
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