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Options For Replacing Missing Teeth

Following a dental injury, you may be shocked and worried upon realizing that one or more of your teeth have been knocked out. Missing teeth have been known to cause health issues, as your other teeth now have to make up for the work of your missing tooth/teeth causing additional wear and tear.

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Holiday Oral Care Tips
Holiday Oral Care Tips

The holidays are just around the corner, and while we know many of our patients are looking forward to some time spent reconnecting with friends, family, and loved ones, the holiday season is often a time when oral care suffers. To help you protect your smile through the holiday season, we'd like to offer a few tips for maintaining strong oral hygiene during the holidays.

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What Are Dentures Made Of?
What Are Dentures Made Of?

We make it our aim to give patients bright and healthy smiles, no matter the current state of their teeth. Even patients who are missing some – or all – of their teeth can have the ability to have their smiles restored with restorative dentistry like the dentures that we offer for our Venice patients.

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10 Questions to Ask Dr's Holbrook & Horak
10 Questions to Ask Dr's Holbrook & Horak

Going to the dentist can be a little daunting. You may be nervous to see your doctor during your first visit and want to ask them about your dental treatment. Once you get to the office, you realize you’ve forgotten what you were going to ask! Don’t fret! We’ve come up with a list of questions (and some answers) that may be on your mind:

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How Do Dentures Work?

We are committed to providing exceptional dental care for patients of all ages throughout Venice, FL. As your trusted dentists, Drs. Holbrook & Horak proudly offer treatments including dentures and partials for those patients with missing teeth. Let’s take a look at a few common questions about dentures to help you understand how they can help.

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What Are The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry?

Dr's Holbrook & Horak and staff aim to provide all of our patients with the most comfortable dental experience possible! We recognize that many of our patients, both young and old, are fearful of dental treatments and procedures; which is why we are proud to offer sedation dentistry to those in need. Sedation dentistry allows our patients to remain fast asleep while we work on their teeth, giving them the peace of mind they need to get through their treatment with ease.

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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Ever drink something cold, or even breathe in cold air and have your tooth hurt? At Holbrook and Horak, tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints we get from our Venice, FL, area patients when they visit us for their regular dental hygiene appointments. At least 40 million adults suffer from sensitive teeth in the United States, according to the Academy of General Dentistry.

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Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry
Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry

Did you know that every time you smile, your body naturally reacts by releasing endorphins in the brain that give us a feeling of happiness and make us feel less stress. It’s no wonder why smiling is the universal sign of happiness. However, what happens to those who are too embarrassed to smile? It’s common for people with misaligned or imperfect smile to cover up their smile or refuse to smile at all, meaning that their own smile is preventing them from feeling those moments of happiness from showing their smile.

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Why Is It Important To Repair Or Replace Cracked Teeth?
Why Is It Important To Repair Or Replace Cracked Teeth?

The enamel that makes up the outermost layer of your teeth is the hardest part the human body. This is necessary since it protects very sensitive tissue and nerve endings that make up the inner pulp of our teeth. Unfortunately, as strong as enamel is, it is not impervious to damage. Cracks in your teeth are lines in the teeth that can be either below or above the gum line and travel vertically or horizontally across the tooth surface. Cracks can be caused a wide range of things including grinding teeth, dental trauma, drastic temperature changes, and even other dental procedures. A crack and the tooth may or may not be visible to the naked eye.

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What Causes Toothaches?
What Causes Toothaches?

Toothaches can appear out of nowhere, sending a sudden, sharp pain through your mouth at the moment you were biting down on some food or doing nothing at all. The pain from the toothache is typically a result of the very sensitive nerves in your teeth becomes exposed or being damaged in some way. As that nerve becomes damaged or unprotected, the tooth will feel extremely sensitive, which is why you’re likely to notice a toothache when you’re eating something hot, cold, or very acidic. So since we know that the nerves in the pulp of our teeth are the target, what is the cause of the pain?

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Are Dental Implants Right For You?

We offer dental implants as a treatment option for those who are missing teeth and want to restore their smiles to their former radiance. Dental implants are one of the most popular and effective tooth replacement options here at our practice, and we’ve already helped countless patients get their smiles back from Venice, FL and the surrounding communities. If you’re missing a tooth and your smile is incomplete, dental implants are an option, but you may be wondering if they’re right for you. Below you can find some more information on what dental implants have to offer, and will hopefully help you decide for yourself if dental implants are the right path for you.

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New Year, New Smile

We want you to know that you’re never too old to have a new, beautiful smile and we’ll always be glad to help you in this pursuit. Whether you’re missing teeth or you just feel like your smile has lost some of its luster, we’ve got just the right treatments to help you. With our comprehensive selection of Venice, FL cosmetic dentistry services, we’ll be able to help you attain the wonderful smile that you’ve been desiring. Since the year is quickly coming to an end, there’s no better time to work toward attaining that more beautiful smile than now. After all, why not start the new year with a new smile?

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Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and we know that kids (and maybe even some adults too!) everywhere are getting excited for a night of spooky fun – but unfortunately, some Halloween traditions can do a number on teeth! While it may seem innocent, the Halloween ritual of gorging on sugary candy can promote cavities and tooth decay. As a dental provider serving the Venice, FL area, we at the office of Drs. Acker & Lehninger wanted to provide some tips so you can make this Halloween a little easier on the teeth.

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How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?

Many of our patients come to us with a variety of questions related to the field of dentistry. The most common question we get from patients who have received dental implants is actually about how to take care of them properly. As your trusted Venice, FL dentists, we’d like to give you a shockingly simple answer to this popular question.

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Visit Our Dental Implants Seminar

At Florida Dental Implant Center, we strive for excellence when it comes to our patients’ oral health and dental care. We aim to go above and beyond for all our patients who are looking for a Venice, FL dentist. While we’re proud to offer high-quality dental treatments of many kinds, we got our name because of our expertise in implant dentistry. We live up to our name and our billing; you won’t find another dental practice in the region with the ability to perform the entire dental implant procedure without having to refer you to an outside surgeon or specialist at any point. As your dental implant experts, we also give seminars to help people learn more about implant dentistry. We hope you’ll stop by and check it out sometime!

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Benefits of Dental Implants

At the Florida Dental Implant Center, we're proud to offer a wide variety of dental treatments to our patients – but without a doubt, one of the most popular is dental implants. And there's good reason for that! Dental implants are a highly effective way to replace teeth that are missing, damaged, or decayed, and we can use them to replace just one tooth or an entire dental arch. We're proud to be experts in dental implant treatments, and we're one of the only practices in Florida that can complete the entire implants procedure in our office without needing an outside specialist.

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Foods That are Good for Your Teeth

At Florida Dental Implant Center, Drs. Holbrook and Horak, along with their incredible team, proudly provide excellence in dentistry and uncompromised personal service to every patient we serve. If you’re looking for a Venice FL general and cosmetic dentist office that stands out from the crowd, we welcome you to our practice! We work hard to help all our patients obtain and maintain the healthy and attractive smiles they deserve!

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Can You Brush Your Teeth Too Much?

Since childhood, most of us were taught that brushing our teeth is just a part of our daily hygiene routine that must be done to keep our teeth and gums healthy & attractive. But many people are surprised to learn that there is such as thing as overbrushing the teeth. Overbrushing the teeth can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums. Scrubbing your teeth hard is not necessary for removing plaque or particles of food that are caught between your teeth and along the gumline as gentle brushing gets the job done.

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Caring For Bleeding Gums After Flossing

Bleeding gums is a very common occurrence, especially after flossing your teeth. However, it’s not something that should be ignored. At Florida Dental Implant Center, we want to ensure you and your family have healthy teeth and gums. Our general and cosmetic dental practice is here to not only treat your teeth, but to make sure you know all you can about positive oral health.

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Ryan S. Holbrook, D.M.D. & Jose M. Horak, D.M.D.

  • Ryan S. Holbrook, D.M.D. and Jose M. Horak, D.M.D. - 200 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice, FL 34292 Phone: 941-484-3885

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