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Your Go-to Resource for all things Oral Health Related

Most people don’t realize how interesting and applicable their oral health is to their quality of life. The mouth is known as the gateway to the body and research is consistently coming out with more information on how the mouth and body are connected. We want to make sure our patients are the most up to date and informed in all of Parrish. Stop by twice a month for new articles and tips for keeping your oral health in tip top shape. If you ever have a question or a topic you would like Dr. Schnur and his team to address, send us an email.

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Alternative Text Posted February 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Richard Schnur

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Dr. Richard Schnur is here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American Heart Association, and most… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted February 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Richard Schnur

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle-school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You can… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Richard Schnur

Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist. Has it been so long since your last dental appointment that you’re not even sure… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted November 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Richard Schnur

What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?

Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted October 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Technology, Patient Care
Dr. Richard Schnur

Dental Inlays & Onlays

Cracked, broken, and decayed teeth require restoration or they will break down further until they become infected and/or require extraction. At Florida Smile Design, our goal is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. Depending on the extent and location of the damage, we will likely recommend an inlay, onlay, or crown…. (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted September 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Technology
Dr. Richard Schnur

Stop Tooth Pain & Sensitivity Now!

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to those who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, Florida Smile Design would like to explain what… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted September 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Richard Schnur

Pregnant Moms & Oral Health: Brushing & Flossing for Two

There are so many things to be concerned about when you find out you’re expecting. Eating right, taking enough vitamins, getting enough rest, telling your husband there is absolutely no way you are naming your firstborn son Bud Light… but what about your teeth? There’s an old saying—“you lose a tooth for every baby”—but those… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Richard Schnur

Oral Health & Alzheimer’s

Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk? Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted August 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Richard Schnur

Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Florida Smile Design twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, Parrish dentist Dr. Richard Schnur would like to take this opportunity to let you in on some information you don’t often… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted July 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Richard Schnur

HPV & Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know

We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Parrish, and as dental care professionals, we feel it our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy as… (Read More)

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