Why Your Child Needs Pediatric Dental Cleanings

In this post from Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we review dental cleanings for kids, one of our pediatric dentistry services. Even if your child brushes and flosses twice a day, regular cleanings are essential to maintain good dental health, just like with mom and dad.

We encourage patients to practice preventative dentistry by:

  • Brushing—help your toddler brush their teeth then clean thoroughly afterwards
  • Flossing—start as soon as your toddler has two adjacent teeth
  • Healthy diet–limit sugary snacks and beverages
  • Regular pediatric dental cleanings with a fluoride treatment
  • Regular examinations

Dental cleanings increase the effectiveness of daily oral care by removing the plaque and tarter that can build up even with proper oral hygiene.

No matter the patient’s age, we want everyone who sits in one of our dental chairs to enjoy good dental health. Our services include children’s dentistry, and general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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Your Perfect Smile Is Only A Few Dental Visits Away

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What does it take to really change the way you look? Long hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the area? What about a visit to Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville for professional teeth whitening?

You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results. Teeth whitening is a simple procedure, but the dramatic results never cease to impress.

There is also a take-home kit available. It takes a little longer to see results, but may fit into your schedule a little better. These kits are also professional grade, so they’ll out-whiten any product you can pick up at the store.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to improve the smiles of our patients. Call for an appointment with us today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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Excellence In Pediatric Dentistry

Excellence In Family Dentistry At Freedom Village Dental

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we are proud of our record of excellence in pediatric dentistry. Just as you would take your children to a pediatrician for basic health care, so should you remember us when it comes to their dental health.

We treat children from infancy through high school age, at which point they’ll be ready to transition to a family or general dentist. Our primary goals with your youngsters are maintaining good dental health, which comes down to prevention and treatment.

Another big part of our mission as pediatric dentists is educating parents on the best ways to treat their kids. An infant needs special dental care even before any teeth come in. And once they do start coming in, we’ll want to see them to make sure everything is growing as it should.

Many parents wonder when their child should start seeing the dentist. The answer: as soon as the first tooth comes in, or the first birthday, whichever comes first.

Tooth decay is extremely common in children, but the good news is that it is preventable. With proper brushing and flossing at home and children’s dentistry at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, your youngster can be assured to good dental health. We also offer complete general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment for your child today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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Get On Top Of Your To-Do List

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Is it time to get your life back in order? Maybe you’ve let certain things slide: things like refilling a prescription, changing your furnace filter, getting your oil changed – or making a dental appointment with Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville.

If you’ve been pushing dental work onto the back burner, maybe it’s time to just get it out of the way and move on to your other tasks.

Taking good care of your teeth and gums is one of the best things you can do for yourself. After all, studies show there is a direct correlation between your dental health and your overall health. Regular cleanings and checkups ensure good overall health.

Excessive?

We recommend having a cleaning and checkup every six months. Does that sound like too often? It isn’t. Here’s just one good reason to see us twice a year: gum disease is 100% preventable, provided it is caught in its early stages. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adult Americans.

Maybe you think everything is okay because you brush and floss three times a day. If you do, that’s great! But there are areas where your toothbrush, and even floss, cannot reach adequately. These can only be properly cleaned by a trained dental hygienist.

You get the point. A cleaning and checkup at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville is the best way to maintain your dental health. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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Time To Upgrade Your Smile?

Cosmetic Dentistry OptionsHave you thought about upgrading your smile? Cosmetic dentistry from Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville offers many marvelous possibilities!

The quickest and least invasive procedure is teeth whitening. The results are dramatic and teeth whitening side effects are minimal.

If your teeth are slightly crooked, but require no orthodontic work, porcelain veneers could be the answer. Porcelain teeth veneers are translucent, wafer-thin covers that are permanently attached to the front of teeth, correcting chips and stains.

If your teeth are more than slightly crooked, it’s not too late for braces. Clear braces are subtle but effective.

To find out what we can do for your smile, call us at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

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Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

Three Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth by Freedom Village Dental

Flossing can be a bit of a chore. It takes a little extra time, and if you haven’t flossed in a while, it can even be painful. It’s no wonder our team at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville is constantly reminding our patients to brush and floss!

Flossing is vital to your dental health. You’ll never hear one of us say ‘don’t worry about the flossing,’ and for two critical reasons.

1. Bad Breath

Bad breath is something we all worry about. It’s part of our appearance, and we are all aware of how that can influence our relationships.

It makes sense, then, that bad breath would be one of the things you might worry about.

Flossing is a great way to help you avoid bad breath.

Flossing helps you avoid plaque buildup between your teeth. It also helps flush out pockets of bacteria. Together, plaque and bacteria can create bad breath.

2. Cavities

When bacteria is allowed to build up on your teeth, tooth decay can occur. Plaque buildup is a concentration of bacteria. When plaque is allowed to remain between your teeth it gives bacteria a chance to destroy enamel and damage your teeth. Cavities are damage to your teeth caused by bacteria.

Flossing gets between your teeth where your brush can’t reach, and cleans away plaque buildup. It also loosens pockets of bacteria that can be removed with a quick rinse.

Flossing will help you keep plaque and bacteria from developing between your teeth.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we recommend flossing every time you brush your teeth. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and children’s dentistry. Call our office to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

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5 Reasons To Choose Cosmetic Dentistry

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When was the last time you looked into the mirror? Were you totally satisfied by what you saw? If the answer is, “Not really,” then you may want to check out at these five great reasons to meet with us at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, to see how cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.

  1. The first reason is that a little cosmetic dentistry goes a long way. Some of the most popular procedures, such as teeth whitening, are easy to do, but have compelling results.
  2. Next, you might be surprised at how reasonably priced it is! Next time you are in our office, ask for a price chart. You may be pleasantly surprised.
  3. Don’t worry about pain, we will keep you comfortable. Many people expect the procedures to hurt, but we’ll help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort.
  4. You’re never too old! Many mature patients think cosmetic dentistry procedures are only for the young. Not so! Many patients say they look years younger after the treatments are complete.
  5. We can treat your particular issue. Some folks have been led to believe that they have to live with chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, but we have the tools and  to fix a wide array of dental problems.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville we transform smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. We also have a full range of children’s dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

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Are You Getting Your Dose Of D?

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In this post from Freedom Village Dental, we have a few thoughts on Vitamin D. Most people know it is vital for healthy teeth and bones, yet many of us fail to get enough.

Here is a sampling of Vitamin D findings:

“Several recent reports demonstrate a significant association between periodontal health and the intake of Vitamin D.”

“Researchers who took a second look at a series of clinical trials conducted on 2,000 children in several countries between the 1920s and 1980s determined Vitamin D — which we often garner from sunlight — was associated with around a 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.”

“Inadequate Vitamin D levels in pregnant women may be associated with dental caries in their children during the first year of life.”

“The sun is an excellent source of Vitamin D, but it is hard to quantify how much Vitamin D you get from time in the sun and the risk of skin cancer may outweigh the benefits.”

Food first, says Baylor College of Medicine dietitian Keli Hawthorne. “Supplements can fill in the gaps but it is always better to try to meet your nutritional needs with foods that contain fiber, phytonutrients, and so much more.”

Unless you enjoy a diet that includes fatty fish or fish liver oils, it may be hard to get enough Vitamin D naturally without eating fortified foods or taking a supplement. “The major dietary source of Vitamin D comes from fortified diary, along with some yogurts and cereals,” Hawthorne says. Mushrooms, eggs, cheese, and beef liver contain small amounts.”

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we want all our patients to have excellent dental health. That includes strong teeth! Make sure you get your dose of Vitamin D, and see us for regular cleanings and checkups. We have extended evening and Saturday hours for your convenience. Call today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

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Top 5 Do’s And Don’ts Of Dental Hygiene

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Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville wants to deliver some straightforward tips for oral hygiene.

1.Do… remember you are just brushing the plaque away before it becomes tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the correct angle is enough to clean it away. Remember, once it has turned into tartar, no amount of brushing will remove it.

Don’t… brush so hard your gums begin to recedem and expose your tooth below the gumline.

2.Do… remember your gums need to be cared for. Careful brushing and flossing can keep them healthy and strong.

Don’t… hesitate to see us about sore or bleeding gums, tooth pain or mouth sores.

3.Do… establish a routine for brushing and flossing that includes a full two minutes. Be sure you reach all those nooks and crannies (this is where flossing comes in).

Don’t… forget to have a new floss package ready to use when your current one runs out. Waiting days to get to the store for more can disrupt a key routine.

4.Do… schedule twice-yearly dental visits. Each checkup includes screenings for oral cancer, a thorough cleaning by a hygienist, and cavity checks.

Don’t… worry if you don’t have the healthiest of mouths. We can help you get back on track.

5.Do… enjoy your mouth and all the wonders it is capable of.

Don’t … forget to call us at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville to schedule your next cleaning and checkup. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

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5 Ways To Floss Daily

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At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we recommend brushing and flossing your teeth every night before bed. If you find you are too tired and flossing is just one thing too many, this post is for you.

Here are a few ideas for unique times to floss and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  1. If you’re an early riser, try flossing in the morning right after you brush.
  2. Try just after lunch, but before you go back to work.
  3. Before or after you exercise. Your oral health is just as important as your physical fitness. Keep some floss in your gym bag and give your teeth and gums some attention along with the rest of your body.
  4. During the nightly news or while watching Netflix.
  5. While taking a bath. Any task is more enjoyable if it can be done while relaxing in a warm tub. Queue your relaxation playlist and turn off your phone for an at-home spa experience.

Flossing is essential for good dental health. At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we offer complete general and cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

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