General Dentistry

Know the signs of bruxism.

Unmasking the Silent Habit: 6 Common Signs of Bruxism You Need to Know

Bruxism, or the rhythmic gnashing and clenching of teeth, is a subtle yet impactful condition that can quietly disrupt your dental well-being. Whether it’s an unconscious daytime clenching or grinding while you are sleeping, this condition can sneak into your retirement experience. Considered a sleep-related movement disorder, it’s helpful to understand its signs and symptoms…
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Healthy eating habits for the new year.

Dietary Changes for a Senior Smile: New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Eating

As the years go by, what happens to your teeth largely depends on how you’ve used them throughout your life. The everyday wear and tear can gradually thin your enamel, making it more vulnerable to damage as you continue to chew, bite, and sometimes grind. The foods we eat and the beverages we drink can…
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Make Laurel Manor your dental home.

Community Matters: Why Laurel Manor Dental Is Your Dental Home Away From Home

Establish dental care plans before traveling. Let’s face it: even while on vacation or during seasonal travels, dental care remains a priority. This is especially true for our vibrant community of ‘snowbirds’ who spend their winters soaking up the Florida sunshine. The thought of finding a new dentist may seem overwhelming, but what if you…
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Tips for healthy aging.

Healthy Aging: Tips for Seniors to Boost Their Overall Wellness

Aging Gracefully in The Villages, FL As we journey through life and move into our golden years, maintaining our overall wellness becomes more important than ever. While growing older is a natural process that we all experience, the way we age can significantly influence our quality of life. In The Villages, FL, a vibrant community…
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Dental care with limited mobility.

Dental Care for People With Limited Mobility: Tips for Making it Easier

Aging can bring a variety of challenges in day-to-day life. Limited mobility can be among the most impactful, affecting nearly everything you do. It can also make it more difficult to get the care you need in terms of both general and oral health. Missing out on important dental care only leads to further health…
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You should have proper bite alignment.

Bad Bite? 3 Treatment Options for Proper Bite Alignment to Prevent TMJ/TMD

A misaligned bite can lead to various oral health issues, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (referring to just the jaw joint itself) and temporomandibular disorders (TMD). TMJ disorders affect a significant portion of the population, with approximately 12% of people in the US experiencing them at any given time. Interestingly, women are more often affected,…
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