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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 magnification).…
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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 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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