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Mouthguards – Do They Really Work?

Posted January 27th, 2018

Sore jaw? Restless nights? Play sports? If any of these apply to you, you might be surprised to hear that you could use a mouthguard! Functions of Mouthguards Mouthguards are solid pieces of plastic that keep your teeth and jaw

Teeth Grinding, Clenching, and Bruxism

Posted January 13th, 2018

There is a good chance you have heard Dr. Gordon or someone else at Gordon Dental Associates mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Posted December 27th, 2017

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true! It can be disorienting and frustrating to watch your health change with age, but you don’t have to accept poor oral health and

Sugar: Teeth’s Worst Nightmare

Posted December 13th, 2017

People in the United States eat more sugar than any other country in the world. (Fortunately, we also have some of the best dentists in the world.) You hear it all the time: “sugar rots your teeth.” But is it

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Posted November 27th, 2017

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth (and your life) by the time you are finally mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply molars in the far back of your mouth. Whether or not these molars

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

Posted November 13th, 2017

Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smile,

Your Options for Teeth Straightening

Posted October 27th, 2017

Maybe Mona Lisa would have cracked a real smile if she had been more confident in her teeth! All jokes aside, you don’t have to live every day in embarrassment of your own smile. Orthodontic treatments today are much more

Dentists are Doctors, Too!

Posted October 13th, 2017

There are many kinds of doctors out there – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term “doctor”, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But

Dental Inlays & Onlays

Posted September 27th, 2017

Bite. Crack. Ouch! A cracked or broken tooth is a real problem. Unlike other bones in your body, a tooth will not heal itself and you need to take care of it immediately. Depending on how bad the damage is

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Posted September 13th, 2017

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Dr. Gordon in St. Augustine is here to tell you

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