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Orthodontics has traditionally focused on straightening teeth. I mean, who doesn’t love a beautiful smile? But at what cost? Pulling teeth to “make space” or using appliances to push and pull teeth into a “perfect” position and bite without first addressing the reason WHY the teeth are crooked to begin with is a perfect recipe for relapse and undesired side effects. In many of my adult patients, that “beautiful smile” is a contributing factor to their current TMJ pain, snoring/sleep apnea, and chronic head and neck pain. It makes sense when you think about it. If we treat any symptom without treating the underlying cause, the symptom is likely to recur and we often end up with unwanted side effects.

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If you are anything like me, these past few weeks and months have been filled with worry and stress. There is so much talk about what to do and what not to do to stay healthy and take care of the people we love. I have seen some things here and there about nutrition, hand-washing, supplements, and other things we can do to improve our immune systems, but there is one simple thing we can all do to improve our immune system that I don’t hear anyone talking about. Something that is absolutely critical to our health and well-being. Not just in times like these, but always.

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Dr. Burr Bakke, award-winning implant, cosmetic, and restoration dentist of World Class Dentistry in Sarasota, FL, shines light in the age of coronavirus to help us understand how dentistry is safe and why you should keep your dental appointments. Dental practices have been dealing with viruses and bacteria since the beginning of time and are equipped with proper protocols and products that are mandated to them. This includes sterilizing equipment, bagging materials properly, and sterilizing proactively. Instruments are never opened until a patient sits down, and when a patient leaves, all operatories are wiped down repeatedly and sterilized because we...
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Dear Patient, COVID-19 is in our communities and on our minds. Right now, our highest priority is the health and safety of our patients and our dental team. We are committed to a safe environment to provide your dental care with extended maintenance frequency of sanitization and cleaning. We ask all patients to take preventative measures for the safety of themselves and others. Your best defense to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 is to follow good prevention practices: Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based...
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“Sticker shock.” That is the best way to describe my impression after the initial consultation with Dr. Morris and the office manager, Stacy. After a thorough no-cost exam with X-rays and a CT scan, I was told that my teeth were ground down to nubs and a full mouth rehabilitation would be required. They explained that all my teeth would need to be crowned to include “crown lengthening and opening the bite.” Two terms I’d never heard before. The whole process was overwhelming and inconceivable. Being a retired engineer and a newbie to Florida, I was a bit skeptical and apprehensive at my age—especially with all the advertisements for implants and “teeth in a day” scattered throughout numerous billboards and flyers in every newspaper and magazine.

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NEW LOOK REFLECTS THE SAME GREAT SERVICE AND OVER 30 YEARS OF INNOVATIVE INDEPENDENT PRIVATE DENTAL PRACTICE SARASOTA, Fla., February 19 , 2020—World Class Dentistry, Sarasota’s headquarters for life-changing restorative cosmetic, implant, and laser dentistry, announced today that they are rebranding after 33 years. The company has redesigned their logo and rebranded themselves to reflect the innovation and quality service they provide while also welcoming in a new generation to the practice. This change encapsulates their continued mission of serving the community and providing patients with cutting-edge dental care and the latest in facial rejuvenation techniques. Since 1987, residents of...
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Dr. Burr Bakke isn’t afraid to think outside the box.  As a dental implantologist for World Class Dentistry , a patient-centered cosmetic and implant reconstruction dental practice in Sarasota, Dr. Bakke prides himself on providing the highest level of patient care, which means he’s constantly exploring the latest surgical techniques and cutting-edge technological advances.  He isn’t afraid to learn new approaches to dental medicine in hopes of further advancing the profession — a practice Dr. Bakke learned from watching his mentors in the surgical field. But that ‘have no-fear, take-charge attitude’ isn’t something Dr. Bakke picked up in dental school. Rather...
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World Class Dentistry, a patient-centered cosmetic dental practice in Sarasota that specializes in cutting-edge technology, recently purchased cold laser equipment to launch its use in aiding treatment of pain associated with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the hinge used to open and close the jaw. This piece of new equipment will bring much-needed pain relief to its patients in as little as 10 minutes. “I love innovation,” said Dr. Jill Morris , an accredited cosmetic dentist and co-owner of World Class Dentistry. “This approach allows us to help alleviate patients’ pain non-invasively. Cold laser equipment has been used now for years...
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If you want a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime, you need healthy gums. Maintaining ideal gum health is not only important for holding teeth in place, it also decreases the risk of heart, liver and kidney diseases along with diabetes. Our mouths are filled with bacteria — 800 different types to be exact — and even the slightest oral infection can send that bacteria into the rest of the body through your gums. Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is a silent bacterial infection that occurs between the tooth and the gum pocket, causing redness, swelling and bleeding. And...
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There are 800 types of bacteria living inside your mouth, and even the slightest oral infection can send that bacteria into the rest of the body through your gums. If you want a beautiful smile that you can enjoy for a lifetime, healthy gums are critical. Maintaining ideal gum health is not only important for holding teeth in place, it also decreases the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Many people with gum disease are unaware that their gums are infected because they don’t have pain and the infection is down inside the gum pocket. Periodontal disease, commonly referred to...
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