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How Alcoholic Drinks Affect The Bacteria In Your Mouth

November 9, 2018

As the holiday season begins, gatherings, parties, and at-home enjoyments will likely feature many alcoholic drinks for guests to imbibe. These drinks have long been staples of the holiday season but can affect the bacterial biome inside your mouth. Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry…

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10 Tips For Pearly Whites

October 4, 2018

If you think brushing and flossing twice a day is the key to pearly whites, you’re on the right track. But achieving a bright smile isn’t that simple and requires a few extra steps. Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry offers these 10 tips for…

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Oral Health Should Be A Priority During Senior Years

September 7, 2018

Regular oral hygiene and care are important throughout life, especially during your senior years. Yet, nearly 1 in 4 seniors — 23 percent — haven’t received oral care from a dentist in the previous 5 years, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.…

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Oral Health Tips For People With Diabetes

August 15, 2018

The mouth is home to many types of bacteria. For people with diabetes, fluctuating blood sugar levels cause the body’s white blood cells to weaken and become unable to fight developing bacterial infections. It's important to practice good oral health habits with diabetes, as oral…

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7 Ways To Maintain Oral Health During Summer

July 10, 2018

When you think about summer, barbecues, vacations, and swimming likely come to mind. But did you know many of your favorite summer activities could be disastrous for your teeth? Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry offers these easy general dentistry tips to safeguard your oral…

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Tips For Boosting Oral Health In Florida

June 15, 2018

The State of Florida has a bad wrap for dental health. According to Wallethub’s 2018 research findings, Florida ranks near the bottom at 44 out of 50 states for the worst dental habits, dental care, and overall oral health. In addition, only 38 percent of…

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Better Oral Health Means Better General Health

May 8, 2018

For many years, it was thought oral health and dentistry were a subset of general health. But doctors and dentists have developed a better understanding of the relationship between oral and general health, which has resulted in earlier detection of dental issues and improved treatments…

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6 Tips For A Brighter Smile

March 26, 2018

It’s often said a smile is the first thing people notice about each other. Given the importance of first impressions, it’s no wonder many people work hard to attain dazzling smiles. Dentists with Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry in Gainesville, FL, offer these tips…

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How To Overcome Your Fear Of The Dentist

February 19, 2018

When people are scared of going to the dentist, their fear can keep them from receiving the preventive care they need. Patients who feel overwhelmed with anxiety may repeatedly postpone, cancel or no-show to their appointments, but this can also increase the anxiety they feel…

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Oral Care & Dentists In Gainesville, FL

January 11, 2018

At Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry, we take great pride in giving our patients a lifetime of quality dental care through care itself and education. That's why we've put together the following information on general dentistry and the many areas of its impact on…

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