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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
March 11, 2021
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Family Dentistry  

Turning to a family dentist could offer a host of benefits for your family’s beautiful smiles.

Finding a dentist that you trust is one of the most important things for you and your family. We understand all the factors that go into determining which type of dentist to visit. While some people may decide to turn to different dentists than their children, did you know that you could get dental care in the same location at the same time by simply turning to your Jacksonville, FL, family dentist Dr. Selena Marchan?

Access to Dental Care, Whenever You Need it

It’s not surprising that when families have a family dentist that they are more likely to turn to them for routine checkups than ones that don’t. Our Jacksonville, FL, family dentist and her dental team provide a wide range of services, from dental cleanings for the whole family to dental sealants and fluoride treatment for kids and tooth replacement options for older adults.

No matter whether you need preventive dentistry or emergency care, when you turn to us you know that you’ll always get the care you need when it matters most. No need to rush to your local urgent care or emergency room when problems arise. We’ve got your back.

Healthier Smiles for Everyone

Does your child mimic everything you say and do? You better believe that they are also learning how to properly care for their smiles from you, too. So, if you aren’t visiting your dentist every six months for cleanings then it’s going to be a whole lot harder to get your child to visit the dentist, too.

It’s important that you lead by example and bring the whole family in for care. Children should start visiting a dentist by the age of one, and a family dentist knows how to treat smiles of all ages, providing you with the custom dental care you need for patients from one to 100 years old.

Keep Track of Your Oral Health Over Time

If you or your child is jumping from dentist to dentist, it can be easy to lose track of your oral health and medical history. Instead of having to go through the song and dance of transferring records and history to a new doctor who then needs to learn about your medical history, a family dentist can provide you and your children with a long-lasting relationship. This means that once we get to know you and your health, we will be able to tailor any and all care to your needs. No need to remind us of your latex allergy or that your child has sensitive teeth. We already know!

Are you currently on the hunt to find the ideal family dentist here in Jacksonville, FL? If so, our dental practice welcomes you with friendly smiles and gentle care. To schedule checkups for the whole family, call us at (904) 221-5678.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
December 30, 2020
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Repair Teeth  

Teeth are subject to damage like any other part of the body. However, unlike hair, bones, or skin, teeth can't regenerate themselves. That's because the versatile stem cells we possess as infants gradually disappear as we age, and these cells are what's needed for teeth to develop. So when you chip a tooth, it seems like it would be a permanent cosmetic flaw. However, family dentist Selena Marchan of Jacksonville, Florida has several solutions for fixing this common problem.
 

How do teeth become chipped?

Many people who come to their Jacksonville dentist with a chipped tooth have a story to tell about a car accident or a sports injury. Other patients may have bitten down on a piece of ice or hard candy. As for why some people's teeth chip and others don't, it often goes back to weakened enamel. This is the outermost layer of the teeth and can break down over time due to eating or drinking things with a lot of acid content, chronic dry mouth, or overall poor oral hygiene. Teeth that have already had fillings, especially if they're large, can also be susceptible to breakage.
 

How can chipped teeth be repaired?

Small chips on the edges of the teeth are most often filled in with a process called bonding. This involves the use of a putty-like material that is made from plastic, glass, or a combination of the two substances and is carefully matched to blend in with your natural tooth color. Dr. Marchan will sculpt the bonding material into the chipped area, then use a special light to harden it into place. A chip that is large enough to affect the sensitive tissues inside the tooth needs to be fixed right away; these injuries are often very uncomfortable. Your Jacksonville family dentist can often restore the tooth's form and function with a crown.
 

If you have a chipped tooth that needs repair, or for any other dental-related questions, contact your Jacksonville family dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, by calling (904) 221-5678.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
December 17, 2020
Category: Dental Health
Tags: invisalign  

If you're interested in a beautifully straight smile, Dr. Selena L. Marchan, DMD can help you fulfill your aesthetic goals. Better yet, she can help you achieve a more aligned bite and healthier-look discreetly. Invisalign is an orthodontic method that uses a series of clear aligner trays to move teeth into their proper position. Treatment time can take six to 12 months, depending on the individual. To avoid disrupting your daily routine with metal, wires, or brackets, Invisalign may be an option. To determine if you are a candidate, schedule a consultation in our Jacksonville, FL office, today.

Discreetly Improve Your Smile With Invisalign

Making a positive first impression is important to most for many reasons. Invisalign can fix gaps, overbite, underbite, cross-bite, as well as cases with crowded teeth. First, you'll take a smile assessment to determine if Invisalign is appropriate for your situation. Once you visit Dr. Marchan during your initial consultation, your aligners will get crafted in a laboratory offsite. Patients often choose this orthodontic method for comfort, it's virtually invisible, aligners are removable for easy brushing and flossing, and less dental emergencies are likely to occur.

What to Expect from Treatment

Technology will assist Dr. Marchan while she develops your custom treatment plan in our Jacksonville, FL, office. It starts with a simple smile scan, using software and a tool that doesn't allow you to feel a thing. After taking this digital image of your entire mouth, she'll display it on a computer that lets you preview end-results before reaching the finish line. The process doesn't require any teeth molds, which means there's no mess or discomfort. Once this plan gets finalized, you must wear the clear aligners for 22 hours each day for optimal success. The duration of treatment will depend on the patient.

If you're interested in straightening your smile, but prefer to do it discreetly, consider Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. They won't attract as much attention, will allow you to maintain a healthy smile without disruptions in your oral care routine, and can help you attain the smile you've always wanted. For more information about Invisalign and other services provided by Dr. Selena L. Marchan, DMD, visit our website. Please call (904) 221-5678 for appointment scheduling in our Jacksonville, FL office.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Teeth whitening can be simple once you know what to do. To get more information, visit Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL. Her practice is the perfect place to explore tooth whitening both at home and in the office.

Here are some tips on maintaining a grin that gleams:
 

Avoid certain foods

Chocolate, red wine, coffee, and black tea -- all of these can cause stains over time. As our teeth age and stain, it’s tempting to hide our smile. Foods and beverages with lots of pigment and are sometimes hard to brush away. Keep a shiny smile by consuming in moderation.

Quit smoking

Tar deposits on the teeth and unfresh breath are just two of the side effects of tobacco use. The residues can cause stains on the teeth, gums, and lead to tooth loss.

Clean in between

Floss between the teeth daily. Use a Waterpik or manual floss, taking care to put extra effort into cleaning tight spaces. Food particles get stuck in between teeth. Removing the plaque that accumulates around teeth helps to ensure a better result when using at-home whitening kits.

Brush each day

Brush your teeth twice daily. Regular cleansing of the teeth helps remove stains that accumulate on the enamel. For stubborn stains, ask your dentist if you are a great candidate for veneers.

Make sure to replace your brush heads every three months to maintain proper cleaning power.

Over the counter treatments

At-home treatments have enough active ingredients to be effective at keeping your teeth white and shiny in-between visits. Ask your dentist about Philips Zoom!, and other professional techniques to maintain a great smile.

Lastly, a thorough cleaning will set you up to win against stained teeth. Call Dr. Marchan in Jacksonville, FL, at (904) 221-5678 to schedule an appointment today.





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