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Treatments for a Gummy Smile
22, Mar 2018

Treatments for a Gummy Smile

What is a gummy smile? When you smile, the height of the exposed gum tissue (gingiva) above your upper front teeth is known as the gingival level. The higher your upper lip goes, the greater the gingi...

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How many Dental Veneers do I Need?
14, Mar 2018

How many Dental Veneers do I Need?

If you are looking for a smile makeover in Boynton Beach, FL, Dr. Jamie Alexander will carefully examine your mouth, make photographic images of your face and smile, and present you with an optimal tr...

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What are Your Reasons for Delaying a Dental Visit?
22, Feb 2018

What are Your Reasons for Delaying a Dental Visit?

Florida ranked 44th in a recently published statistical study of dental wellness in the United States. Published by t, researchers compared 25 key indicators of dental wellness in the 50 states and Di...

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Oral Health Issue Prevention Is Cheaper than Treatment
20, Feb 2018

Oral Health Issue Prevention Is Cheaper than Treatment

Many people feel that they must have dental insurance in order to afford dentistry. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 36% of adults have gone over a year without seeing a dentist. Don...

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Oral Health Complications of Cancer Treatment
31, Jan 2018

Oral Health Complications of Cancer Treatment

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that oral complications occur in almost all patients receiving radiation for head and neck malignancies, in approximately 80 percent ...

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Give Your Valentine the Gift of Longevity with Heart Health
29, Jan 2018

Give Your Valentine the Gift of Longevity with Heart Health

Love in the air? Love for your family and friends, always at the center of your life? Then don’t neglect your oral health, and don’t shy aware from health conversations with others. It’s not jus...

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Treating Dental Pain with Pain Medication — Yay or Nay?
26, Jan 2018

Treating Dental Pain with Pain Medication — Yay or Nay?

Diagnosis of the cause of a patient’s dental pain and then treatment for that condition is the way in which dentists eliminate dental pain. Prior to diagnosis, during diagnosis, and post-treatment, ...

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What Should a Healthy Tongue Look and Feel Like?
24, Jan 2018

What Should a Healthy Tongue Look and Feel Like?

A Healthy Tongue Is… If your tongue is healthy, it is pink. The papillae (“taste buds”) are small. It isn’t sore. Your tongue is one of the most used and pliable organs of your body. In fact, ...

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Flossing Alternatives Many Patients Are Choosing
29, Nov 2017

Flossing Alternatives Many Patients Are Choosing

My hygienist and I don’t enjoy belaboring the issue of flossing. We’d like to help you discover the way you can and will best clean between your teeth and inspire you to be consistent. We have see...

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Study Finds SDF Treatment Safe and Effective for Use on Children
22, Nov 2017

Study Finds SDF Treatment Safe and Effective for Use on Children

SDF Treatment Gaining Acceptance A new treatment for small dental cavities in children’s primary teeth is gaining acceptance. Rather than removing the decayed enamel and filling the cavity, silver d...

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How to Clean a Waterpik® Water Flosser
15, Nov 2017

How to Clean a Waterpik® Water Flosser

Many of my patients are now flossing with a water flosser such as Waterpik®. The benefits of this are multiple. The pulsing water not only removes micro food debris stuck between teeth and in gum tis...

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Sleep Apnea Options for Dental Health Treatments
8, Nov 2017

Sleep Apnea Options for Dental Health Treatments

You’ve been hearing about obstructive sleep apnea for years now, and likely know someone who sleeps with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Perhaps, you know someone who sleeps wit...

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The Future of Implant Dentistry
17, Oct 2017

The Future of Implant Dentistry

Many general dentists are now doing dental implant procedures that used to be done only by specialists. This is because the materials and methods have advanced to the point that more and more patients...

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Moving Forward After “Dental Loss”
13, Oct 2017

Moving Forward After “Dental Loss”

A dentist whom I greatly admire started what he named his “80/20 Club” more than a decade ago. This celebrates with his patients who have reached the age of 80 and still have 20 or more of their n...

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A Surprising Cause of Bad Breath
10, Oct 2017

A Surprising Cause of Bad Breath

Have you noticed “bad breath” coming from your own mouth and could think of no reason why? You aren’t suffering from an illness. You aren’t on any new medications. You don’t have dry mouth. ...

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Come to Us for Peaceful Dental Experiences
28, Sep 2017

Come to Us for Peaceful Dental Experiences

Many patients feel stressed when they contemplate making an appointment with the dentist, and this feeling can increase in the days leading up to the appointment. Good stress in your life is short-ter...

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The Importance of Using Eye Safety Protection at the Dentist
26, Sep 2017

The Importance of Using Eye Safety Protection at the Dentist

EYE SAFETY IN THE DENTAL CHAIR Boynton Beach dentist Dr. Jamie J. Alexander advocates the wearing of protective sunglasses while you are in the dental chair. You will always be handed protective glass...

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Restoring Your Dental Enamel
22, Sep 2017

Restoring Your Dental Enamel

Restoring Your Dental Enamel Fluoride varnish can be applied every few months at a low cost to give your teeth a dental enamel boost. Many patients have this treatment in conjunction with their regula...

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Is Water Consumption Good for Oral Health and Hygiene ?
21, Sep 2017

Is Water Consumption Good for Oral Health and Hygiene ?

Water Consumption for Oral Health The October 2017 issue of Consumer Reports contains an article on the healing power of water. This is a great reminder to us that we need to drink water every day. Wa...

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Topical Fluoride and Dental Sealants
10, Sep 2017

Topical Fluoride and Dental Sealants

At Jamie J. Alexander, DDS, we help patients have their preferred dental future by taking preventive measures to minimize enamel erosion and future need to restore decayed teeth with fillings or crown...

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Dental Questions Answered: How Often Should You See the Dentist?
4, Aug 2017

Dental Questions Answered: How Often Should You See the Dentist?

The short answer to one of the most common dental questions is every six months and sometimes more frequently. Here’s why. Dental plaque that leads to gum disease and dental decay can develop over a...

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Dentist Search: Do you Need Dental Services Elsewhere?
4, Aug 2017

Dentist Search: Do you Need Dental Services Elsewhere?

Are you on an Out-of-State Dentist Search? If you travel and are on a dentist search for dental needs out of state, or if you are moving cross country, one of best people to ask for advice and a refer...

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Thanking our Patients for Dental Referrals
4, Aug 2017

Thanking our Patients for Dental Referrals

84% of Patients Want a Dentist Who Has Been Referred by Friends, Family, and Co-Workers Wow! A November 2015 consumer survey by Futuredontics found that while much has changed in the dental profession...

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There is Still a Place for Gold in the Dental Practice
12, Jul 2017

There is Still a Place for Gold in the Dental Practice

Boynton Beach dentist Dr. Jamie Alexander skillfully makes use of gold alloy restorations for durable, long-lasting fillings and partial crowns. Yes, there is still a place for gold in the dental prac...

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Transitional Treatment with Composite Bonding
11, Jul 2017

Transitional Treatment with Composite Bonding

Boynton Beach dentist Dr. Jamie J. Alexander offers treatment with low-cost dental composite bonding when: Dental composite bonding will result in a lasting dental restoration and/or meet the cosmetic...

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But…Are Dental X-Rays Really Safe?
11, Jul 2017

But…Are Dental X-Rays Really Safe?

We know you are concerned about the short term and accumulative effect of radiation exposure. You may be wondering about the impact dental x-ray radiation exposure may have on your long-term health, t...

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Diabetes and Gum Disease: What you can do if you’re Diabetic!
1, Jun 2017

Diabetes and Gum Disease: What you can do if you’re Diabetic!

Our Boynton Beach area dental patients who have diabetes, or are at high risk of developing diabetes, have a fighter in their corner—Dr. Jamie J. Alexander. One of the closest links between oral hea...

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