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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
April 15, 2022
Category: Dental

When you have a large family, ensuring that each member gets proper dental care each year can be complicated. The best thing to do is choose one dentist who can treat the whole family—that includes young toddlers and seasoned seniors. Having one dentist will make it much easier for you to keep up with regular checkups for everyone so that your family can maintain a legacy of good dental hygiene. You’ll find a trusted, reliable family dentist with Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL.

Regular Dental Visits for the Whole Family 

The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly dental appointments for professional cleanings and checkups. When you have a large family, it’s best to schedule those appointments around the same time and at the same place. Pick months that will likely be most convenient for your schedule and that of your children. For instance, the summertime is usually a good time for kids, and the few weeks before the holidays may also be most convenient. 

What Your Family Dentist Can Do 

A family dentist can offer you more than just clean teeth. Besides professional cleanings, here are a few other treatments available: 

- Crowns, veneers, and inlays for restorative and cosmetic improvements. 

- Root canal treatments for cavities. 

- Fluoride treatment. 

-And more! 

Benefits of One Dentist 

It’s a blessing to have one dentist that you can trust for all of your family's dental needs. Here are a few specific benefits to think about: 

- Your children have a better chance of becoming comfortable with going to the dentist, as they get familiar with one provider over the years. 

- In some cases, you can schedule joint or family appointments. 

- After just one call, you can get everyone scheduled in for bi-yearly visits. 

Your "One and Only" Dentist 

Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL, is a family dentist who is committed to caring for the entire family. Find out why you should choose them to be your “one and only.” Call 904-221-5678 today to schedule an appointment. 

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
February 23, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

When patients ask Dr. Selena Marchan about who benefits from Invisalign clear aligners, the simple answer is this: almost everyone. Unlike conventional braces, they are removable, which makes eating and cleaning your teeth much easier. That’s why our Jacksonville, FL, office recommends Invisalign.

They are molded to fit each patient’s mouth and are practically invisible. Because aligners apply less force in straightening teeth than metal braces, the risk of harm to your teeth is reduced. 

Benefits to adults

Traditional braces are associated with children and teenagers. Many adults want to have their teeth straightened but hesitate to wear metal braces. They also worry about having to change their diet and not being able to eat the foods they normally enjoy.

If you are an adult who’s considering braces, our team will tell you Invisalign aligners are a great option for discreet teeth straightening. Your teeth will be straightened with virtually invisible braces.

The aligners are easily removable when you eat, so you can enjoy any food you normally would consume. You simply clean your teeth normally after eating and you won’t have to worry about getting food stuck in your braces.

If there is a special occasion during which you do not want to have any braces in your mouth at all, you can remove the aligners for up to four hours without causing any damage.

Benefits to teenagers

Our team knows that teenagers are often involved in sports and other after-school activities, and generally lead pretty busy lives. If your teen plays a musical instrument, you may be concerned that having metal in his or her mouth will interfere with the ability to play. Invisalign aligners avoid the damage that can happen with traditional metal braces.

For sports that require players to wear mouthguards, the expense of specially constructed mouthguards to fit over braces is also eliminated. The aligners can be removed during sports activities and teens can easily wear a mouthguard. Teenagers who play musical instruments simply remove the aligners while practicing or playing in the band or orchestra.

Teenagers routinely have trouble flossing teeth between the wires and brackets of traditional braces, but Invisalign allows for easy dental cleaning. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, brushing and flossing are simpler and more likely to be performed.

For more information about Invisalign or Invisalign Teen® treatment, or to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Selena Marchan, please give us a call at our convenient Jacksonville, FL, office! Call 904-221-5678.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
January 06, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Family Dentist   Dentist  

Our Family Dentist in Jacksonville, FL is staffed by experienced dentist Dr. Selena Marchan. We’re here to help you and your family have a picture-perfect smile. We offer a wide range of services from routine cleanings to cosmetic dentistry and more. 

Here’s what your family can expect from our dental practice. 

What is Family Dentistry 

Family dentistry is designed to help individuals at all stages of their lives. We have a particular focus on kids and teenagers, but everyone from adults to grandparents is more than welcome to come in for dental service at our practice.

Family dentistry allows you to take care of all of your dental needs at one location. Our experienced team can take care of everyone in your family. 

Our Family Dentistry Services

We take pride in being able to offer a wide range of dental services. Whether you need to come in for a routine cleaning, have a cavity looked at, or you're looking at cosmetic and corrective dentistry, we're here to help.

Here are just a few of the services we offer for our patients: 

  • Bonding
  • Contouring
  • Crowns and Bridges 
  • Fillings
  • Dentures
  • Invisalign
  • Whitening

We also offer plenty of other services. Our team is dedicated to making sure the families in Jacksonville, Florida have the dental care that they need. When it comes to finding a family dentist, we're here to take care of you. 

What New Patients Can Expect

New patients have a few extra steps to take when they come in for their first visit. This is to ensure that our team is able to take the best care of your smile that we can.

It all starts with some basic intake forms that allow us to learn more about your health. This gives us a better understanding of the bigger picture as well as what your dental needs are.

You can find these intake forms on our website or fill them out when you stop in. 

Contact Us Today 

Our Family Dentist in Jacksonville, FL is ready to help you fall in love with your smile! Dr. Marchan and her team treat family members of all ages. Give our Jacksonville, FL location a call today at (904) 221-5678 

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
December 07, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

The choice of the right dental restoration for your teeth isn't to be taken lightly. Choosing the right dental restoration to ensure that you don't lose your oral function is a lot easier with your dentist's help. Your dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, can help you determine what type of crowns and bridges in Jacksonville, FL, are best for you.

What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are restorative dental devices that your dentist can use to strengthen weakened teeth or replace a lost tooth. A dental crown fits over the damaged tooth like a cap. It's kept secure by special dental cement. Dental crowns may also contribute to tooth replacement when it's part of a dental implant.

On the other hand, dental bridges help replace a missing tooth. It features a pontic and two anchor crowns on either side. The anchor crowns attach to healthy teeth on either side of the gap to keep the dental bridge secure in your mouth and fill up the gap in your teeth.

Installing Dental Crowns and Bridges in Jacksonville, FL

Dental crowns and bridges aren't one size for all. Each patient receives a dental crown or bridge made especially for them. After consulting with your dentist for dental bridges or crowns, she takes a mold of your teeth. She uses this mold in constructing your dental bridges and crowns.

The personalized construction process for dental crowns and bridges ensures a perfect and natural fit. Your dentist also considers your natural teeth color when making your dental restorations. Having a natural-colored dental restoration that matches your natural teeth shape is crucial for a uniform appearance.

Your appointment with your dentist also helps you choose the material for your dental crown or bridges. Porcelain is a popular choice because it's natural-looking, durable, and stain-resistant.

How long your dental crowns and bridges last depends on your care for them. However, you could get more than 15 years of use from them.

If you're thinking of getting dental crowns and bridges in Jacksonville, FL, call (904) 221-5678 to schedule your consultation with your dentist, Dr. Marchan.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 29, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Worn-down teeth are as natural as aging. There are many causes for worn-down teeth but there are solutions to fixing your smile. Crowns and bridges will repair your teeth, and Dr. Selena Marchan offers these services here at Family Dentistry in Jacksonville, FL. First, let her explain the root causes of worn-down teeth and how to repair them. 

Teeth Grinding and Chewing

Although worn down teeth do eventually occur with age, other factors cause worn down teeth. Teeth grinding is one of the most harmful events you can put your mouth through. Teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep and cannot be stopped. There are mouthguards available and can be purchased directly from your dentist. The guard will protect your mouth against the ever grinding during the night. If teeth grinding is not treated, then it will cause irreversible damage to your teeth and jaw. It’s best to prevent teeth from grinding before it’s too late. Likewise, teeth grinding also arises during stressful periods. Actively notice when this is happening and relax your jaw. This will help prevent the wear down of your teeth. 

Chewing is another cause of worn-down teeth. Some people enjoy crunching on ice or eating hard candy. If this continues for years, then your teeth won’t be able to handle it. Your teeth, although strong, cannot last forever. Try to avoid foods that are harsh on your teeth. This will help prevent premature wear down of your teeth. If your teeth are too worn down they may need repair. 

How to Repair Worn Down Teeth

Cosmetic Dentistry

You can repair your teeth here in Jacksonville, FL with crowns and bridges. Dental crowns protect a worn-down tooth. Different types of crowns range from metals to resin material, all of which are dependent on your dentist. The procedure involves the removal of the damaged area, the crown is then placed on top of the tooth and sealed. A crown will last years after insertion and will need to be treated like the rest of your teeth or optimal health 

Sometimes teeth are so worn down they may fall out. If you happen to lose a tooth then a dental bridge will fill in the gap with artificial teeth. This combines the work of crowns on either side of the missing tooth to bring in the false tooth. 

Family Dentistry

We offer the best treatment for crowns and bridges here in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Marchan and her team will provide you with the finest care. You can call us at (904) 221-5678 to schedule your appointment. 





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