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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. 


By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 18, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

If you have minor teeth alignment issues or crooked teeth, you may be interested in Invisalign treatment in Jacksonville, FL. Your local dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, will use her professional expertise to give you the straight smile of your dreams.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear plastic aligner tray used to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth over time. It was created as an alternative to braces for adults. However, teens and children also use Invisalign now. It has become very popular since the clear aligners are barely noticeable. You can wear your aligner out in public, and it would not be noticeable. You can also remove the aligner from your mouth as needed to eat, drink, or brush your teeth.

Does Invisalign Change the Shape of Your Face?

When you come to our office in Jacksonville, FL, for Invisalign treatment, you may end up slightly changing the shape of your face over time. After all, crooked teeth can influence the shape of your face. An overbite forces your upper lip to protrude out. On the other hand, an underbite will make your lower lip protrude out more. If your lip no longer has to protrude out over a severe overbite or underbite, your lips will appear differently. Your lips may appear less plump if your teeth are positioned further back in your mouth.

Your profile may be adjusted. When such bite issues are corrected, they can shift your face slightly. If your face is asymmetrical, Invisalign and other braces may be able to improve it. 

However, Invisalign does not change the shape of your jaw. Braces and Invisalign also do not have any effect on the shape of your nose. Any visible changes in the shape of your face will most likely be seen on your lips.

Invisalign treatment in Jacksonville, FL, is available at the office of Dr. Marchan. Call us at (904) 221- 5678 today. Our staff can help you get on the journey to a beautifully straight smile in no time.


By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 09, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Dental veneers can last up to 15 years, and sometimes more. When we talk about lasting we refer to them remaining in good shape and firmly attached to our teeth. A number of variables affect just how long before we need to have our veneers replaced, and many of these variables are very much within our control. Learn more by contacting Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL.

Keys to Longevity

The strategies for making sure we extend the life of our veneers are the same recommendations that professionals have for our natural teeth.

Good dental hygiene habits can keep our gums from receding from the veneer, which can lead to plaque accumulating, and because veneers allow us to keep so much of our tooth structure good dental health is necessary to preserve it.

An old adage, our teeth are not tools, so we need to avoid using them to open packages or bite our nails. Hard foods can similarly pose a danger to our veneers, and by hard foods, we mean hard candy, ice, and popcorn kernels, among others.

A mouthguard can preserve our smile, important if we practice sports and if we grind our teeth at night. For whatever the circumstance our dentist should be able to prescribe a custom-made guard.

Cutting back on staining foods and drinks can keep our veneers looking as great as when they were first put on. For those times we do indulge, rinsing just after, and daily brushing can be of great help.

Something we should consider cutting out completely is tobacco products, as they can not only stain our veneers but they can threaten the health of our gums and teeth.

Veneers in Jacksonville, FL

Veneers can radically transform our smile but, just like our natural teeth, they need to be properly cared for. So if you are interested in dental veneers or are looking for help making them last you can turn to our Jacksonville, FL, dentist Dr. Marchan and schedule a visit by dialing (904) 221-5678.