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Do you Need a Dental Implant or Bridge?
3, Dec 2018

Do you Need a Dental Implant or Bridge?

“One missing tooth or two adjacent teeth are often by replaced with crown and bridge treatment, but more and more Boynton Beach patients are electing to have implant treatment,” says Dr. Jamie J. ...

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The Answers to Your Wisdom Teeth Questions
29, Nov 2018

The Answers to Your Wisdom Teeth Questions

The Answers to Your Wisdom Teeth Questions What are wisdom teeth? These are the third and last set of molars to erupt at the back of the mouth. Technically, they are your “third molars,” but they ...

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Techniques Utilized to Ease Dental Pain
27, Nov 2018

Techniques Utilized to Ease Dental Pain

Dentist Jamie J. Alexander of Boynton Beach, FL, has a long history of NOT prescribing opioids to dental patients except in a limited way in rare circumstances. “For years I’ve known from publishe...

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About Reshaping Teeth and More
25, Oct 2018

About Reshaping Teeth and More

This is Dr. Jamie Alexander, your Boynton Beach Dentist, and I am back at my desk today, musing about the start of another season. It’s the end of October with Halloween around the corner. I know my...

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Are Same-Day Crowns a Good Idea?
19, Sep 2018

Are Same-Day Crowns a Good Idea?

Same day crowns… that seems convenient If you are deciding which dentist to go to in Boynton Beach, FL, you may be considering one that does same day crowns. “Same day” or “one-visit crowns”...

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Growing Children and Teens Frequently Need New Sports Mouth Guards
17, Sep 2018

Growing Children and Teens Frequently Need New Sports Mouth Guards

“School has started and a new season of sports,” says Dr. Jamie Alexander, Boynton Beach’s local dentist. “As an advocate of protecting children from mouth injuries, I would like to remind the...

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Scaling and Root Planing Treatment (Deep Cleaning)
13, Aug 2018

Scaling and Root Planing Treatment (Deep Cleaning)

“Last month, I blogged about the causes of gum disease,” says Dr. Jamie J. Alexander of Boynton Beach, FL. “This month, I would like to talk honestly with patients about a treatment they dislike...

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What is Nitrous Oxide?
9, Aug 2018

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Boynton Beach dentist, Dr. Jamie Alexander, offers nitrous oxide to patients who want to feel relaxed and happy during certain dental procedures. But, what is nitrous oxide? Nitrous oxide is both safe...

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Addressing Cracks in Teeth at Boynton Beach Dentistry
30, Jul 2018

Addressing Cracks in Teeth at Boynton Beach Dentistry

Cracks in tooth enamel are often vertical and so fine that patients do not notice them. You may have a hairline fracture that is not visible to the naked eye. It may not even show up on an x-ray. Unle...

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The Importance of Comprehensive Treatment Planning
27, Jul 2018

The Importance of Comprehensive Treatment Planning

I believe that comprehensive treatment planning is essential for every patient. And, when it comes to extensive dentistry, comprehensive treatment planning becomes even more important. What is extensi...

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Restoration of Eroded Teeth
25, Jul 2018

Restoration of Eroded Teeth

Until the advent of porcelain veneers, patients with significantly acid-eroded anterior teeth were faced with the decision to have their incisors and bicuspids crowned. Today, it is commonplace to use...

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A Dental Cleaning Isn’t Just a Cleaning
23, Jul 2018

A Dental Cleaning Isn’t Just a Cleaning

You may have heard your dental hygienist refer to your teeth cleaning appointment as a “Prophy” because it is a prophylactic treatment to remove plaque buildup and the bacteria that create an acid...

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3 Reasons Why You Want Regular Dental Checkups
19, Jul 2018

3 Reasons Why You Want Regular Dental Checkups

Having a local dentist whom you trust will make it easier for you to maintain a regular schedule of twice-yearly checkups. If you live in the Boynttwice-yearly area, Jamie J. Alexander, D.D.S. is a lo...

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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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Jamie J. Alexander D.D.S., P.A. 2521 South Federal Hwy. Boynton Beach, FL 33435