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A Letter to my Patients About Dental Check-Ups
10, Nov 2020

A Letter to my Patients About Dental Check-Ups

Dear Patients, Lately, I’ve been losing sleep over our patients who have delayed their six-month check-up. I worry because, when patients do come in late, after months away from the dentist, they ar...

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More Cracked Teeth During Pandemic
4, Nov 2020

More Cracked Teeth During Pandemic

By Jamie J. Alexander, DDS, Your Boynton Beach Dentist In September, USA TODAY ran a story on the status of oral health during the pandemic. By interviewing dentists, including one of my Pankey Instit...

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Are You Losing Sleep During the COVID Pandemic?
12, Oct 2020

Are You Losing Sleep During the COVID Pandemic?

One of the things we are hearing in our Boynton Beach, FL dental practice is that our patients are coping with increased stress and fatigue. Sleep quality is a factor. If you are sleeping less soundly...

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Tips to Help Stop Tooth Decay
1, Oct 2020

Tips to Help Stop Tooth Decay

“During coronavirus, some of our families had to delay visits to the dentist, and now we are seeing more dental decay,” says Dr. Jamie J. Alexander of Boynton Beach, Florida. “Regular checkups a...

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Dry Mouth? Bad Breath? Stress?
13, Jun 2020

Dry Mouth? Bad Breath? Stress?

Are you experiencing periods of dry mouth? Have you or others noticed a change in your breath odor? These might be outward signs that the current COVID19 outbreak is raising your stress levels. Anxiet...

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A Few Changes We’ve Made to Our Dental Practice to Better Keep You Safe
8, Jun 2020

A Few Changes We’ve Made to Our Dental Practice to Better Keep You Safe

We are all about health at Dr. Jamie J. Alexander’s dental practice in Boynton Beach, Florida. We know that COVID-19 has made everyone scrutinize the ways they may be exposed to the microscopic viru...

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Emotions & Immunity
3, Jun 2020

Emotions & Immunity

Mood elevation boosts the immune system. Many studies have shown that experiencing negative moods several times per day for extended periods of time raises the levels of inflammation biomarkers in blo...

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Emergency Dental Treatment During COVID19
21, May 2020

Emergency Dental Treatment During COVID19

During this stage of the COVID19 pandemic, patients should only visit the dentist if they have a dental emergency. But patients want to know the answer to this big question: What constitutes a dental ...

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Oral Hygiene While Feeling Sick
18, May 2020

Oral Hygiene While Feeling Sick

“It’s more important than ever right now to boost your body’s immunity to viruses,” says Boynton Beach dentist Dr. Jamie Alexander. “We’ve been posting immune system boosting tips, like st...

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Immune Boosting Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet
13, May 2020

Immune Boosting Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

A healthy balanced diet will help you stay well. Certain foods are particularly good for boosting the immune system. These include blueberries, dark chocolate, turmeric, salmon, tuna and other oily fi...

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Healthy Mouth = Greater Immunity
11, May 2020

Healthy Mouth = Greater Immunity

Maintaining a healthy mouth is essential for maintaining the health of the rest of your body. And, for establishing immunity to illness. Why? “The food we take in, the water we drink, the air we bre...

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My Approach to Dental Implants – By Jamie A. Alexander, DDS
27, Jan 2020

My Approach to Dental Implants – By Jamie A. Alexander, DDS

Those of you who are my patients know that I do a very thorough examination and develop an individualized plan to improve your oral health or maintain in its tip-top condition. When you come in after ...

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Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?
24, Jan 2020

Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

Tooth pain is indicative of a problem that is likely to advance. So, the faster you seek treatment, the less uncomfortable you will become prior to treatment. When a tooth becomes painful, the nerves ...

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What to do About Tonsil Stones
5, Jan 2020

What to do About Tonsil Stones

If the tonsils at the back of your throat have not been removed, Dr. Jamie J. Alexander would like to share with you some information about tonsilloliths (tonsil stones). “We rarely see tonsillolith...

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What Causes Spots on Teeth and how can you Address Them?
2, Jan 2020

What Causes Spots on Teeth and how can you Address Them?

Have you wondered about tooth whitening to address spots on teeth? Have you tried it without success? The dental team at Dr. Jamie J. Alexander of Boynton Beach can provide you with the dental cleanin...

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Ever Wonder About Yawning?
25, Nov 2019

Ever Wonder About Yawning?

Experts have recently published research in the academic journal Current Biology that suggests “contagious yawning” is triggered automatically by an area of the brain responsible for motor functio...

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High Rates of Oral Diseases Discovered Among Athletes
18, Nov 2019

High Rates of Oral Diseases Discovered Among Athletes

In August 2019, Science News reported on a study that points to a problem that even non-athletes will want to know about. The findings, first published in the British Dental Journal, highlight potenti...

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String Floss + Waterpik = No Bleeding Gums
11, Nov 2019

String Floss + Waterpik = No Bleeding Gums

Boynton Beach dentist Jamie J. Alexander says, “I’ve written about the value of water flossing with a Waterpik® and about how to clean your Waterpik before, but today, I am truly excited to repor...

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What’s the Rush When it Comes to Getting a Dental Treatment?
4, Nov 2019

What’s the Rush When it Comes to Getting a Dental Treatment?

Patients may wonder if they really need treatment now. They may ask themselves, “What’s the rush?” That’s one thing my Boynton Beach patients don’t have to ask. If I think treatment will be ...

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Does Teeth Bleaching Make Your Teeth Hurt?
28, Oct 2019

Does Teeth Bleaching Make Your Teeth Hurt?

Does Teeth Bleaching Make Your Teeth Hurt? Patients who have their teeth bleached in a dental office or do at-home bleaching may run into sensitivity issues. A recent study published in the Journal of...

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Experiencing and Treatment for Tight Jaw Muscles
8, Aug 2019

Experiencing and Treatment for Tight Jaw Muscles

It is very common for patients to experience tight jaw muscles. “But just because it’s a common problem, doesn’t mean living with tight muscles is healthy, and it definitely doesn’t mean you j...

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How Dentistry Improves Addiction Recovery Efforts
2, Aug 2019

How Dentistry Improves Addiction Recovery Efforts

Barely any families go untouched by physical and emotional disorders. Many families have multiple members suffering from a variety of disorders, among them substance use disorder. “This is a problem...

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Looking for a New Dentist and Dental Home
10, Jun 2019

Looking for a New Dentist and Dental Home

Dr. Jamie J. Alexander and his care team strive to make every patient feel so comfortable that they feel positive about dental visits. Patients may even look forward to visits. Feeling comfortable, me...

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Why Do I Need Dental X-Rays?
7, Jun 2019

Why Do I Need Dental X-Rays?

When you visit Dr. Jamie J. Alexander at his Boynton Beach, Florida dental practice for the first time, his goal is to get to know you and your oral health at a high level. X-rays are an important par...

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How Oral Bacteria Influences Your Dental Health Longevity
5, Jun 2019

How Oral Bacteria Influences Your Dental Health Longevity

Dr. Jamie J. Alexander, a local Boynton Beach, Florida dentist, reminds everyone, who wants to stay healthy and live a long life, to have their teeth cleaned and their oral health evaluated at least e...

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Will I get a Teeth Cleaning During my First Dental Visit?
3, Jun 2019

Will I get a Teeth Cleaning During my First Dental Visit?

When a new patient asks, “Will I get my teeth cleaned at the first visit?” the answer is maybe. Initial Teeth Cleanings at Our Dental Practice At our Boynton Beach, Florida dental practice, Dr. Ja...

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April is National Facial Protection Month
22, Apr 2019

April is National Facial Protection Month

Every April, National Facial Protection Month works to raise public awareness and remind parents, coaches and athletes, to play it safe while playing sports. The Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), Am...

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