Family Dentist - Jacksonville - 13475 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 36, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Facebook LogoBlog


 

Posts for category: Dental Procedures

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
June 17, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Floss  

Dr. Selena Marchan, your Jacksonville, FL, dentist, recommends daily flossing and regular dental appointments to keep your teeth healthy and your smile looking great. Keep reading for all the reasons you need to floss and call to schedule your biannual teeth cleaning appointment today!

Prevent tooth decay

Daily brushing and flossing are important to prevent plaque and tartar from building up on the teeth. Flossing removes stuck food particles that brushing can't reach to reduce the buildup of tartar that can lead to tooth decay.

Prevent gum disease

When plaque and tartar build up on the gum line, the bacteria irritate the gums and they start to pull away from the teeth. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, but daily flossing is how to keep your gums healthy enough to support your teeth.

Freshen breath

Daily flossing is good for keeping your breath fresh, too! Removing stuck food particles makes sure they don't linger around to affect your breath. Adding an antibacterial mouthwash to your routine can help keep your breath fresh even longer.

Keeps you healthy

Flossing isn't just a preventative measure for keeping your teeth healthy. By preventing bacteria from growing in your mouth, flossing is good for your overall health.

Less time and money spent at the dentist

When you floss daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, you're protecting the investment you've made in your smile. Keeping up a great oral hygiene routine at home and seeing your Jacksonville, FL, dentist for professional teeth cleaning appointments twice a year saves on more involved and more expensive dental work in the future.

Your Jacksonville, FL, dentist, Dr. Marchan, provides comprehensive dental care and encourages you to keep up a great oral hygiene routine that includes daily flossing. Keep flossing and contact us for an appointment at (904) 221-5678.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
April 09, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Emergency  

Would you know what to do if a dental emergency happened to you?

We know that a dental emergency was never something you thought you or your child would have to deal with, but unfortunately, it happens more often than we would like; however, it doesn’t have to be scary if you know what actions to take to protect your smile. From the office of our Jacksonville, FL, family dentist Dr. Selena Marchan, here are the most common dental emergencies and what you should do if they happen to you or someone you love,

A Toothache

That’s right, a simple toothache is considered a dental emergency. That’s because a toothache can be a sign of a cavity, infection or injury (e.g. cracked tooth). Unfortunately, this isn’t a problem that will fix itself so if someone in your family is dealing with a toothache it’s time to see our Jacksonville, FL, dentist right away. In the meantime,

  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to ease inflammation and pain
  • Take an anti-inflammatory medication to alleviate pain and swelling
  • Apply a topical anesthetic like Lidocaine to the gums around the tooth
  • Call our office

Dental Trauma

Dental trauma includes any injury to a tooth that results in problems such as chips, cracks and breaks, as well as dislodged or knocked out teeth. While the best thing you can do, especially for a knocked-out tooth, is to see your dentist immediately (we can often reattach the tooth if you come in within 30 minutes of the incident for treatment), here are some other tips to keep in mind,

  • If you are bleeding, apply pressure to the area with a clean compress to stop the bleeding.
  • If a permanent tooth is knocked out, find the tooth, rinse it in cold water (gently!) and then either try to place it back into the socket or hold it between the gums and your cheek and call our office.
  • Always handle a tooth by the crown. Never touch the roots!
  • If your tooth is chipped or cracked, it’s also important to collect the pieces and bring them with you to our office.

While COVID19 has put a stop to all non-essential, non-emergency dentistry it’s important to know that our Jacksonville, FL dentist is here for your family during true urgent and emergency medical needs. Call or text us at (904) 221-5678. In the meantime, stay safe and be well, and we will see you in May.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
April 18, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Family Dentistry  

You like your car dealership. It features everything you need to keep your car running well and looking good. A detailed maintenance plan family-dentistryaims at the most miles possible. Can you do anything less for your family's oral health? At the office of Selena Marchan, DMD in Jacksonville, FL, this experienced family dentist cares for everyone's oral health. You'll love her in-depth knowledge of your family's needs and her passion to know you all well.

What is a family dentist?

Much like a general dentist, a family dentist in Jacksonville, FL, delivers several preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental services all in one location. However, a family dentist, such as Dr. Marchan, goes one step further. She encourages entire families to use her services--from young children through adults in their elder years. She and her friendly team become well-acquainted with each member, getting to know their lifestyle, hereditary factors, and educational needs.

In addition, your family dentist offers two important things:

  • Convenience Everything you need is at Dr. Marchan's office. You won't have to schedule appointments all over town.
  • Comprehensive care Expect treatment plans tailored to each family member. These plans change and grow as kids and parents change and grow.

Offered dental services

Dr. Marchan believes in regular preventive care, just as the American Dental Association recommends. That means six-month cleanings and exams for everyone, from toddlers on up. Each visit includes a review of findings, education on perceived needs (such as the correct way to floss) and restorative and cosmetic recommendations, such as fillings, crowns and more.

Also, your Jacksonville family dentist uses the latest diagnostic techniques, including digital X-ray imaging and intra-oral cameras. She makes recommendations for orthodontic care as needed and even offers Invisalign clear aligners for teen and adult patients who desire well-aligned, attractive smiles.

Finally, your family's comfort is paramount. You and your children will feel comfortable and relaxed as you visit. Dr. Marchan has designed her office with the patient in mind. Her team is warm and friendly and there to walk you through your dental appointments.

Find out more

Our dental family would like to meet your family. Why not contact Dr. Selena Marchan for your initial oral exams and cleanings? Experience the many benefits of family dentistry at its best. Call (904) 221-5678.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
February 05, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Jacksonville, FL, can enhance your smile

Have you stopped smiling because you think that your smile is dull and unattractive? If so, did you also know that you could change all of that with cosmetic dentistry? It’s true! In fact, no matter what bothers you about your smile, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure to correct the problem. Dr. Selena L. Marchan in Jacksonville, FL, offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to enhance your smile. Read on to learn how her team can help you achieve a beautiful smile that you will be proud to show to the world.

 

The Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

You should think about professional teeth whitening if your smile is dull, yellow, and showing the signs of age. A professional teeth whitening treatment is:

  • Quick, because the in-office treatment takes only about an hour
  • Effective, because it can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades brighter
  • Long-lasting, because your whitening results can last up to 5 years
  • Safe, because professional whitening products have been rigorously tested for safety

 

If you want to hide cracks, chips, tooth wear, and other aesthetic issues, you should consider dental bonding. This treatment is great because it is:

  • Pain-free; most of the time, you won’t even need anesthetic
  • Virtually invisible; the bonding material can be matched to the color of your teeth
  • Versatile; you can correct many issues to create a more harmonious smile

 

To dramatically rejuvenate your smile, consider porcelain veneers! They are the go-to treatment to hide minor and major aesthetic issues including breaks, fracture lines, cracks, tooth wear, discolorations, and enamel defects. Porcelain veneer treatment is very popular because it is:

  • Naturally beautiful; porcelain is light-reflective, so it mimics the look of tooth enamel
  • Quick; you can have a perfectly beautiful smile in as little as 2 to 3 appointments
  • Conservative; little to no tooth structure is removed, just enough to accommodate the veneers

 

Interested? Give Us a Call!

Cosmetic dentistry can do a lot to rejuvenate your smile. Let’s face it, your smile is an important part of who you are, and you deserve your best smile. For more information about cosmetic and restorative dental services to give you the smile you deserve, just pick up your phone and dial (904) 221-5678 for Dr. Selena L. Marchan in Jacksonville today!

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
December 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Crowns and bridges are two of the most important restorations that your dentist offers. They're used to repair damaged teeth, stabilizeDental Crowns and Bridges fragile teeth, and fill gaps in your smile. Your Jacksonville, FL, dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, helps her patients improve and protect their smiles with versatile crowns and bridges.

Are You Familiar with Crowns and Bridges?

A crown covers the part of the tooth that extends past your gums. The restoration is hollow inside, allowing it to slip over a tooth that has been reduced in size. After your dentist decreases the diameter of your tooth, she will make an impression of your mouth. This impression will then be used to create a custom-made crown of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic material, or resin.

Bridges offer a simple solution when you need to replace a tooth or two. The restorations consist of artificial teeth attached to crowns that anchor the bridge in place. Your permanent crown or bridge is attacked with dental cement for stability and durability.

Who Can Benefit from Crowns and Bridges?

Crowns and bridges help Jacksonville area residents:

  • Protect Fragile Teeth from Breaking: Cracks weaken any structure, including teeth. The addition of a crown prevents a cracked tooth from fracturing by spreading biting forces over the surface of the crown rather than your tooth. You may also need a crown if your tooth has started to crumble, you've experienced an injury, recently received a large filling, or undergone root canal therapy.
  • Restore Broken Teeth: Broken teeth aren't very attractive, but their appearance isn't the only issue. Breaks can make chewing difficult and cause lacerations to your mouth, gums, and tongue. Dental crowns improve the appearance of damaged teeth, ease pain, and make chewing a simple process once again.
  • Change the Appearance of Teeth: Dental crowns are often used to cover discolorations or change the shape and length of teeth.
  • Improve Self-Esteem: Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious every time you look in the mirror or see a photograph of yourself. Bridges restore the teeth you've lost and improve your ability to bite and chew.

Enhance the function and appearance of your teeth with dental crowns! Call your Jacksonville, FL, dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, at (904) 221-5678 to schedule an appointment.