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Could mouth breathing be taking years off of your child’s life?

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Dr. Jill Morris , dentist and co-owner of World Class Dentistry ® in Sarasota, is continually getting referrals for patients from sleep centers and doctors. She is a contributing author of the book “Stories that Heal.” In the book, she describes her own story of childhood mouth breathing and the many health issues it lead to in her own life and those of her patients. Why you ask? The answer is simple. Dental jaw development and sleep go hand-in-hand. It may not seem like the two would be linked, but the size of your dental arches and shape of your...
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Why maintaining a healthy smile is key to improving your overall well being

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Our mouths are a visual representation of our overall health and well being, but it’s what lies beneath the gum line that tells the real story. Eighty percent of American adults have periodontal (gum) disease and inflammation — they just may not know it. Gum disease forms underneath the gums, and more often than not, it’s completely painless. Our mouths are full of bacteria. The bacteria, along with mucous and other particles, form plaque that adheres to your teeth. If the plaque isn’t removed, it can harden and form tartar, which can become increasingly harmful the longer it’s left on...
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Dr. Burr Bakke’s extensive experience places him at the forefront of implant dentistry

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Dr. Burr Bakke has never been one to shy away from getting his hands dirty. Growing up, Dr. Bakke wanted to be a surgeon. A lot of his friends’ dads were surgeons, and Dr. Bakke believed that medicine, particularly surgery, would be the perfect fit for him as well. But that all changed one summer when Dr. Bakke, a Texas native who moved to Canada in seventh grade, returned to San Antonio to visit a friend whose dad was a neurosurgeon. In the six weeks that Dr. Bakke spent with his friend, he maybe saw his friend’s dad for 25...
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Dr. Jill Morris is changing patients' lives one smile at a time

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The path toward cosmetic dentistry was anything but conventional for Dr. Jill Morris . She didn’t spend hours cleaning her dolls’ teeth or dreaming about becoming a dentist. As a child, the idea of being a dentist never really crossed her mind. In fact, Dr. Morris didn’t know what she wanted to be when she grew up. It wasn’t until a fellow classmate threw out the notion of becoming a dentist that Dr. Morris, who was 17 at the time, first envisioned a dental career. “I thought it sounded like a good idea,” says Dr. Morris, a cosmetic dentist who...
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Building A Healthy Foundation For The Future With Comprehensive Dentistry in Sarasota

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What is comprehensive dentistry? Comprehensive dentistry goes further than merely looking at the surface. It involves discovering the root cause of a problem, and more importantly, a long-lasting solution. This kind of approach to dentistry comes in many different aspects; preventative, restorative, and cosmetic. Working from the foundation up, gives you a healthy oral environment that properly supports your desired cosmetic improvements. Much like building a house, you build the foundation first and add the finishing touches last. This skilled dentistry requires a certain sense of experience, skill, and training that only a few dentists can claim to have. Dr....
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Are Dental Implants the Right Solution for Your Missing Teeth?

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Do you hide your smile because of missing teeth? If so, imagine what it would feel like to correct the problem, knowing you could smile again with confidence! Attaining a healthy, beautiful smile again doesn’t just have to be a dream – it could be a reality with dental implants. Why choose dental implants? There are many benefits of dental implants as a solution for missing teeth or even decayed, diseased, or damaged teeth. Dental implants look and feel completely natural, restoring your smile to its original beauty and function. Without compromising the strength of neighboring teeth, implants allow you...
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The Best Way to Tell Someone to Whiten Their Teeth

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We all know that person with the beautiful teeth and yellow smile. Your boss. Your boyfriend. Your sister. We care about people and want them to look their best. But teeth whitening can be a sensitive subject (no pun intended) and treatments can vary in price and effectiveness. Why should people want a fresh, gleaming smile? What’s the best way to break the news? Encourage teeth whitening with a subtle approach According to the American Dental Association, in the past 20 years, teeth whitening has become one of the most popular esthetic dental treatments. The industry has been inundated with...
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Top 10 Dental Emergencies and What To Do About Them

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One of your worst fears is realized: You fell face first onto the concrete, and you felt that front tooth break. Panic mode ensues. What the heck are you going to do now? Don’t panic, we’ve got some answers for you. There are all types of dental emergencies and most of the time, the answer is going to see a dentist as soon as you possibly can. However, until you get to the dentist, there are a few things you can do to ease the pain. Dental Emergencies 101: Without further ado, these are the ten emergencies you’re going to...
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How Can You Choose The Right Cosmetic Dentist For You?

How Can You Choose The Right Cosmetic Dentist For You?
While almost all dentists do cosmetic dentistry procedures, not all have received the same training for producing superlative cosmetic results. Dr. Jill Morris and Dr. Burr Bakke have received the highest level training from the some of the most elite cosmetic dentistry training institutions in the world. But, what makes a great cosmetic dentist? Because we feel you deserve the best dental care possible we are excited to share a new digital download that provides information we know you will want to have – How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Dentist. In our FREE download you will learn the answers...
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Red, Green, and White? Do’s and Don’ts for Maintaining a White Holiday Smile

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For many, the holiday season is filled with family, friends, and, of course, tons of delectable eats! However, consuming certain food and drinks can give your smile a less than desirable shade of Merlot. How can you keep your smile as bright as your holiday spirit? Here’s a handy list of DO’S and DON’TS for this holiday season. DO’S: Chew, Chew, Chew – Look for foods that require a lot of chewing, as these act as natural exfoliants and will help to eliminate stains from your teeth. Eat those Greens – Green vegetables, like spinach, actually create a thin film...
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