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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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Meet your dentist, Dr. Rachel Monteiro

Meet Your Jacksonville Dentist Dr. Rachel Monteiro What made you decide to become a dentist? Growing up I wanted to be an architect, but after my first semester of architecture school I quickly realized this was not my passion. I moved back to Florida to continue my education at University of North Florida, and around…
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Emergency Dental Care

Jacksonville Emergency Dentist Dental injuries resulting in trauma can occur at the most unexpected moments. Traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) can be caused by sports related injuries, car accidents, or even falling and landing face first. As with any dental treatment, our goal is to save the affected teeth; specifically, saving the pulpal vitality, or maintaining…
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The Treatment Plan-Your Path to a Healthy Smile

The Treatment Plan-Your Guide to a Healthy Smile As we enter the new year, we each create resolutions to better ourselves. While some resolutions may target finances or travel adventures, others target personal growth and health. On the subject of health, one resolution that should not be overlooked is your oral health. It’s easy to…
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Clear Correct Aligners for a Beautiful and Healthy Smile

Straighter Teeth with Clear Aligners Orthodontics Obtaining a straighter smile and a boost of confidence as an adult does not have to involve traditional metal braces.. At River Oaks Dental Jacksonville, we understand the desire to transform your smile both subtly and effectively. Clear aligner braces like Clear Correct and Invisalign can help you achieve…
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Diabetes and Gum Disease- What You Need to Know

Gum disease and diabetes Periodontal, or gum, disease occurs when plaque spreads and enters below the gumline – an area difficult to reach and clean with just the bristles of a toothbrush. Once the bacteria infiltrates the gums and the disease takes over, patients can notice redness, swelling, and even bleeding of the gum. This…
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A Holiday Wish List to Smile About

Gifts to make your loved ones smile As you continue your holiday shopping, finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones may seem like a difficult task. Especially this year, many of us are avoiding stores and malls to limit outside interactions. This year instead of giving the latest new gadget or trendiest clothes, give…
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Mask Mouth: Dental problems during the COVID pandemic

Increased dental problems during the pandemic It’s 2020, and you’ve finally made some time to catch up on your self-care.  You’ve had your annual physical and bloodwork, all clear.  And you finally got your new glasses with your updated prescription.  Now you are relaxing at your dentist’s office while your hygienist cleans your teeth.  It…
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Medicare and Dental Care

Medicare and dental care Are you over 60 years old? Has it been more than a year since your last dental visit? Well, you aren’t alone! More than one in five adults over 60 years old have not seen a dentist in the last five years.  With some supplemental dental plans from Medicare dental care…
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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer screening in jacksonville, florida Dr. Rachel Monteiro and her dedicated team are committed to performing oral cancer screenings in Jacksonville, Florida at River Oaks Dental.  All patients receive oral cancer screenings at their new patient exams as well as at annual hygiene visits.  When oral cancer and other oral conditions, such as non-cancerous…
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FILL YOUR PLATE WHEN YOU HAVE DENTAL IMPLANTS

FILL YOUR PLATE WHEN YOU HAVE DENTAL IMPLANTS November 1, 2020 You arrive ready to eat … but concerned that you may have limited options. It’s not because there won’t be options. There will be lots of food. Your concern — if you have loose-fitting dentures — is whether you will be confident enough to…
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YOUR SMILE CAN SHINE WITH TEETH WHITENING

YOUR SMILE CAN SHINE WITH TEETH WHITENING October 15, 2019 You’ve been aware of it for a little while. You may not have wanted to discuss it. You might even feel a little embarrassed about it, but you should know that in time, it happens to most people. Your smile naturally gets darker or yellower…
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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

OCtober is National dental hygiene month “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  This couldn’t be more true than when it comes to caring for your oral health.  When you establish good dental hygiene habits, you are less likely to need more expensive dental procedures later.  This includes twice daily brushing, flossing,…
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CALL ON US TO HELP WITH DENTAL ANXIETY

CALL ON US TO HELP WITH DENTAL ANXIETY October 1, 2020 It’s the month of Halloween. Depending on your age, you may be getting ready to visit a haunted house, attend a costume party, or go trick-or-treating with your kids. In addition to candy, Halloween is closely connected with scary things. Most of the time,…
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DO SOMETHING SOON ABOUT YOUR TOOTH DECAY

DO SOMETHING SOON ABOUT YOUR TOOTH DECAY September 15, 2020 At first, you may have thought it wasn’t a big deal. You even hoped it would do away on its own. Today, you realize that isn’t going to happen. Tooth decay requires restorative dentistry, and that’s something we are happy to do for patients who visit our…
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FLOSS TO FIGHT AGAINST GUM DISEASE

FLOSS TO FIGHT AGAINST GUM DISEASE September 8, 2020 You didn’t want to believe it at first, but it happened again. Your gums started bleeding while you were brushing your teeth. That’s not what you were expecting, but the evidence is obvious when you look in the mirror or the sink. That bleeding is a…
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GET READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP WITH DENTAL VENEERS

GET READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP WITH DENTAL VENEERS September 1,2020 If you’ve been to the movies, you’ve seen them. You have probably seen them on television, too, and in celebrity magazines. They are “Hollywood” smiles … and like many things we see on screens big and small, they are creations. Yes, some people who have…
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