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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.

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.





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