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How do I make my child’s diet safe for his or her teeth?
The food you feed your child can have a lasting effect on his or her oral health. In fact, diet[...]
Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents?
A study conducted in Washington State in 2004 and another conducted in Madrid, Spain in 2012 both reported findings that[...]
Pregnancy: What should I know about my oral care?
Dr. Franklin Rios and our team at Baymeadows Park Dental know this is an exciting time as you anticipate the[...]
What’s on your fall reading list?
How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a[...]
Eating and Invisalign®
One of the greatest advantages to using Invisalign is that it provides maximum results with minimal impact on your everyday[...]
Are you at risk for oral cancer?
Nearly 40,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer annually in the United States, with more than 8,000 dying every year[...]
Most Valuable Dental Treatments
At Baymeadows Park Dental, we work to find a dental plan that will work best and most effectively for you.[...]
Some Benefits to Giving Your Smile an Extra Boost
For many individuals, autumn brings with it a number of new beginnings. Fall is the time that many people return[...]
Happy Labor Day!
Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school[...]
Who benefits from Invisalign®?
One problem with trying to answer the question as to who benefits from Invisalign is that the simple answer is[...]
What’s the advantage to Invisalign®?
Invisalign, which we happily provide at Baymeadows Park Dental, is a great alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment if you've been[...]
Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®
There are so many adults and teens in our Jacksonville office who would love to have their teeth straightened but[...]
What is a crown?
Dr. Franklin Rios and our team at Baymeadows Park Dental hear this question all the time. Millions of people have[...]
What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?
Dr. Franklin Rios and our team know it is natural for you to feel some concern when you need to[...]
Are thumb sucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child’s teeth?
Depending on how long the thumb sucking or constant pacifier use continues, and how aggressively the child sucks a thumb[...]
More Adults Are Opting for Invisalign®
These days it's becoming more and more common to see adults at our Jacksonville office getting their teeth straightened with[...]
Fun Facts for the Fourth
The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with friends and family members for BBQ, games, fireworks,[...]
Teeth Grinding: Not just a bad habit, but a dental concern
Perhaps you don't even know you grind your teeth. Maybe a spouse or loved one woke you up in the[...]
Caring for Your Smile While Wearing Invisalign®
Getting your braces off is exciting. You’ve been working on your new smile for months or years, and it’s time[...]
Invisalign® Q&A
It’s estimated that up to four million people at any one time are wearing braces in the United States and[...]
Healthy Summer Foods
It’s summer—that wonderful time of year when fresh and delicious produce abounds. Dr. Franklin Rios will tell you that your[...]
Caring for Your Smile after Invisalign® Treatment
You have done a lot of work to get the perfect smile. You wore your Invisalign aligner trays and cared[...]
Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!
“The purpose of all war is peace.” - Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes,[...]
How do I handle my child’s dental emergency?
With children undergoing developmental dental changes and engaging in rough-and-tumble activities, dental emergencies can sometimes arise. If your child knocks[...]
Wishing all our moms a happy Mother’s Day!
"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning We would like to take this moment to thank all[...]
Summer is Almost Here: Tips for a bright, white smile!
Summer is almost here, which means a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories is just around the corner[...]
What are the benefits of Invisalign®?
A popular option for straightening teeth at Baymeadows Park Dental, Invisalign can be a great method for improving your smile,[...]
Earth Day
The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day[...]
Oral Health for the Young Adult
Young adults often have the reputation of not taking good care of themselves. You may feel invincible, and not realize[...]
April is National Facial Protection Month
The Importance of Facial Protection Americans from all walks of life should mark April as National Facial Protection Month on[...]
Are Dentures Right For You?
For patients who have experienced tooth loss, a well made and properly fitting denture can be life changing. When teeth[...]
Surprising Ways to Prevent Cavities
There are numerous ways to prevent cavities. Some, like brushing your teeth regularly and visiting our Jacksonville office, are more[...]
How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners
Is it possible to straighten the teeth without braces? Yes, it is. Welcome to the world of Invisalign aligners. Invisalign[...]
St. Patrick’s Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!
“St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook[...]
Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
At Baymeadows Park Dental, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum[...]
How to Choose the Best Mouthwash
As we all know, or should by now, the key to maintaining great oral health is keeping up with a[...]
Women’s Medications and Dry Mouth
Women using medication to treat a variety of medical conditions are often unaware of the potential side effects. One common[...]
The Transformation of Valentine’s Day
Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine's Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war?[...]
February is Heart Month
The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart[...]
Tips for Using Invisalign®
More than one patient has come into our office and asked, “What can I do to help my teeth when[...]
The Evolution of the Toothbrush
Oral hygiene has always been an important part of maintaining overall health. For thousands of years, humans have found ways[...]
Dreaming of a stunning smile without using braces?
Most of us aren’t born with a red carpet smile. And if you’ve thought about straightening your teeth but are[...]
The Clear Benefits of Invisalign®
Straighter teeth is something many people desire. A nice smile is one of the most attractive things about a person.[...]
Dental Infections
Dr. Franklin Rios and our team at Baymeadows Park Dental will tell you that dental infections can be very serious;[...]
New Year’s Day Around the World
New Year’s Day marks the beginning of the calendar year in most parts of the world. The holiday is celebrated[...]
The Invisalign® Treatment Process
Invisalign is gaining traction as a sought-after solution for orthodontic problems. Unlike traditional braces, which require the placement of brackets[...]
What exactly is tinnitus?
It’s estimated that about one in every five people is affected by tinnitus, which is a ringing or noise in[...]
Natural Ways to Soothe a Toothache
Toothaches can come in many different forms, but no matter which, they’re always uncomfortable. Dr. Franklin Rios and our team[...]
Thanks to Invisalign®, you can have a perfect smile without metal wires or brackets!
When it comes to straightening your smile, our team at Baymeadows Park Dental knows that having a mouth full of[...]
Thanksgiving
At Baymeadows Park Dental, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! Dr. Franklin Rios would love to share some[...]
Dental Implants at Baymeadows Park Dental
One of the services we proudly offer at our office is dental implant placement and restoration.   A dental implant is[...]
Is Your Broken Tooth An Emergency?
When you chip a tooth badly, it can be a very nerve-wracking situation. Dr. Franklin Rios and our team want[...]
Treatment Options for TMD
Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) refers to a diverse range of disorders that relate to muscular function in the jaw and face[...]
Cosmetic Dentistry at Cypress Point
At Cypress Point Dentistry, we believe that a beautiful smile is a healthy smile. It’s our goal to help our[...]
November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases the risk for many serious health problems, including severe gum disease. November is[...]
The Intriguing History of Halloween
Halloween is fast approaching, and Dr. Franklin Rios wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no[...]
Toothaches and Abscesses
With Dr. Franklin Rios, emergency dental care is only a phone call away. Dental problems are uncomfortable and should always[...]
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