The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970, and a surprising 20 million people participated on that day. Ultimately, it became the largest organized … Continue reading "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 how much your behaviors now can affect your health later in life. Oral health is one area that is easy to neglect now, but that can lead to serious financial and quality of life consequences … Continue reading "Oral Health for the Young Adult"
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 their calendars. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy for Sports Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have combined forces to sponsor this annual campaign, which aims … Continue reading "April is National Facial Protection Month"
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 are lost, a person often loses self esteem and may feel embarrassed to see people in public. Dr. Rios and his team take pride in helping each patient achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed of! … Continue reading "Are Dentures Right For You?"
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 obvious than others. Beyond the standard methods of preventing cavities there are a number of different ways to keep your mouth healthy that you might also find surprising. 1. Reduce your consumption of carbs and … Continue reading "Surprising Ways to Prevent Cavities"
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 aligners are made from a clear, thermoplastic material that is custom made to fit your teeth. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. More importantly, the clear thermoplastic material makes the aligners invisible, which is … Continue reading "How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners"