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Do You Eat A Smile-Healthy Diet?

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Today’s post explains how specific foods and eating practices impact our oral health.

The Sugar Problem
Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids. It is the acids that begin to assault enamel and initiate decay for people of all ages. Fruits have high water content which can dilute the effects of the sugars they contain and get the saliva flowing so they aren’t really no-no’s. It’s the chocolate bars, hard candies, cookies, cakes and pies that are.

Acidic Food Coupling
Oranges, tomatoes, lemons and the like should be eaten as part of a meal to minimize the acidic effects. It is a good idea to eat a variety of healthy foods such as cheeses, chicken, other meats, nuts, and milk. The calcium and phosphorus will promote tooth remineralization.

Timing of Meals
The more frequently you eat the more often your teeth are subject to the decay process. This can be moderated by choosing healthy snacks. And keep in mind, the later at night you eat the more likely you are to not only eat unhealthy foods but to skip oral hygiene altogether.

I’m Jeff Bynum, DDS at Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS. If cosmetic dentistry, including the cost of veneers, the cost of implants, teeth whitening and the like interest you, call 813-653-2273 to set up a consultation. We can discuss anything from cosmetic dentistry to dental implants. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to make you comfortable.

 

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

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Looking into how much dental implants cost and getting a fairly simple answer can be frustrating.

I’m Dr. Jeff Bynum. Thanks for stopping to read my blog. I know it can be confusing to research the cost of getting a dental implant and finding nothing solid on the internet. Let me take a moment to discuss why most dental practice sites don’t publish the cost of tooth implants.

1. The Math Might Come Out Higher Than it Should
The number of teeth being replaced may be more than the number of implants needed to cover that section of the mouth. Tooth implant dentists want to offer accurate pricing rather than scare you away with higher estimates. It takes a fairly simple consultation to review dental history, evaluate needs and create a treatment plan. This could mean an efficient surgery with few implants.

2. There Might Be Something Better For Your Mouth
While dental implants really are the state of the art in tooth replacement, much better than a bridge or denture, sometimes the procedure won’t be what you thought it was going to be, or maybe you aren’t a good candidate for the service.

3. Supply Costs and Lab Costs Change

A ballpark number might be possible to post on the internet but the changing cost of supplies and lab fees makes it impossible to guarantee an exact price for full mouth dental implants. Dentists who offer implants can precisely calculate dental implant surgery rates based on current prices when you come in for a consultation.

Please make an appointment to quickly and accurately get these answers. Call Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS at 813-653-2273 for more details.

 

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

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Look As Young As You Feel By Replacing Missing Teeth

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Would you like to look younger? You can with dental implants from  Five Star Dental Care, serving the Brandon, FL area including Tampa, Valrico, Plant City, Seffner, Lithia, and Riverview FL.

Gaps In Your Smile?

Anyone over sixty knows that aging isn’t always a picnic. Physical conditions can lower the quality of life. Dental problems can be just as bad as chronic physical conditions. And missing teeth are one of the more prevalent oral issues for older people.

Fortunately, your smile can be attractive and healthy at any age.

At Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS in Valrico, we restore missing teeth with dental implants.

Tooth Implants Are The Restoration Of Choice For Active Seniors

Tooth implants help active seniors look as young as they feel. Dental implants are strong, beautiful, and function like real teeth. Restore the youthful smile you once enjoyed with permanent tooth implants.

Avoid Denture Drawbacks

Avoid denture downsides: embarrassing slipping, limited taste, and gum irritation. Dental implants are not just for youthful smiles, they keep your facial shape intact by maintaining jawbone structure.

Perhaps you have missing teeth PLUS problems with remaining teeth. Gum recession, chips, cracks, staining, or tooth decay. There are treatments for every trouble. Dental implants can be combined with cosmetic dental services to beautify every tooth in your smile! Smile makeovers are now a reality.

Located in Valrico near Riverview and Brandon FL, Five Star Dental Care offers a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative dental care, including dental implants and sedation dentistry.  Talk to us about your goals for your smile. We look forward to designing a custom treatment plan to transform your smile. Call today!

 

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

Go Back In Time

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So you’ve lost some teeth and now are unwilling to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and reclaim that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? You can with dental implants from  Five Star Dental Care, serving the Brandon, FL area including Tampa, Valrico, Plant City, Seffner, Lithia, and Riverview FL.

For most patients, a tooth implant is the perfect replacement for both the root and crown of a tooth. They feel so real that implant recipients forget that they ever lost a tooth in the first place.

A tooth implant is anchored into the jawbone with a strong metal post. It doesn’t move around like dentures, and unlike a dental bridge, it guards healthy jawbone and prevents bone recession. After the post is completely enmeshed with the jawbone, the supporting device (called an abutment) and beautiful crown are firmly attached to the post. Some patients are able to undergo all three parts of the procedure at once.

Our team offers a variety of options when it comes to replacing missing or broken teeth. None are as effective and durable as dental implants. If you’ve lost several teeth, you may be a good candidate for implant-anchored dentures. Talk to us to learn more.

Another way to go back in time is to whiten your teeth to the bright color they were when you were a teenager. There are several different types of tooth whitening systems, from same-day procedures to at-home treatments. Again, speak with our team about your goals and budget.

Have you ever wished your smile looked like it did before you had any tooth decay? (Many of us can’t remember that far back!) Talk to us about tooth-colored fillings. White fillings match your teeth, and dramatically improve your smile without crowns.

Located in Valrico near Riverview and Brandon FL, Five Star Dental Care offers a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative dental care, including dental implants and sedation dentistry.  Talk to us about your goals for your smile. We look forward to designing a custom treatment plan to transform your smile. Call today!

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

3 Smart Smile Solutions

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At Five Star Dental Care we want our patients to have the best oral health possible. We also want you to have a beautiful smile. That’s why we offer a wide array of cosmetic dentistry services.

Tooth Implants
For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal solution for a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

When the final crown is affixed, the dental implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Dental implants have many  advantages over dental bridges or dentures.

Invisible Braces
Invisible braces allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn. There are a couple of different types of invisible braces including Damon Braces and Invisalign clear aligners.

White Fillings
If you had tooth decay in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, significantly upgrading your smile without crowns.

Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS has been providing first rate dental care since 1996. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 813-653-2273.

 

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

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Eating Got You Down?

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People with missing teeth know that chewing can be challenging and painful. If you are looking at the cost of dental implants and feel uncertain about whether this is the step you ought to take, come see us at Five Star Dental Care in Valrico to learn all about dental implants.

Dental implants are usually the best permanent tooth replacement for people whose missing teeth make it hard to chew and eat.

Improving a smile cosmetically can also be talked about during a consultation. We offer reliable advice about restoring your smile while still keeping it comfortable in the pocket book. Come discuss the possibilities, including the cost of smile redesigns.

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, schedule an appointment with Five Star Dental in Valrico to see whether dental implants are right for you. Other services include restorative dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

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Adequate Results vs. Incredible Results

Valrico Teeth Bleaching Smiles are often the first thing people notice about you when you first meet. That’s why it’s important to turn to a cosmetic dentist, when you have common dental problems such as:

  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Crooked and uneven teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Severe bite problems

A cosmetic surgeon has specialized schooling in addition to the training a general surgeon completes. Likewise, a cosmetic dentist has completed rigorous courses in addition to dental school. Of course, many general dentists offer cosmetic dentistry treatments too.

At Five Star Dental Care in the Valrico, FL area, we offer teeth whitening, crowns, porcelain veneers and dental bonding among many other common cosmetic dentistry procedures.

In many cases, general dentists achieve satisfactory results. However, there is a difference between adequate results and amazing results. Cosmetic dentists have the skills and experience to create absolutely smiles.

You have probably seen pleasing front teeth crowns performed by a general dentist. They are often perfectly shaped, correctly aligned and pleasingly white. But have you ever seen front teeth crowns done by a true artist? The color, translucency, and texture take the crowns to the ultimate level of breathtaking beauty.

Our cosmetic dentistry services allow patients to improve each first impression with a smile they’ll love to share. Our wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments can brighten, straighten, and generally enhance your entire aesthetic.

You deserve to love your smile. At our practice, our goal is to provide all of our patients—including you—with a look that makes you feel happier and more confident. If you are looking for high-quality cosmetic dentistry in the Valrico, FL area, come put our specialized training at Five Star Dental Care to the test! A smile makeover can completely change your life and self-image. Call our office today, to set you and your family on a path to a brighter, more dazzling smile.

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease

dental payment plans Brandon FLAt Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS in the Tampa, FL area, we take our patients’ oral health very seriously; it is part of our ongoing effort to provide the highest quality cosmetic and implant dentistry possible.

Here is some vital news if you care about your dental health too: periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a principal cause of tooth loss among adults. There is also evidence that it is connected to heart disease. Fortunately, this problem is easy to treat if it is found in the early stages.

Here are some of the main warning signs you should be looking for:

  1. Gums that bleed frequently
  2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
  4. Gums that are loosening from the teeth
  5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Hopefully, you are not noticing any of these symptoms. Besides not brushing and flossing regularly, other factors that put you at risk for gum disease, include smoking, diabetes, genetic pre-disposition, certain medications, and stress. And if you aren’t taking care of your teeth properly, plaque will likely build up on your teeth and turn into tartar that brushing can’t remove. If it isn’t removed, then gingivitis and periodontitis will probably become a problem. And remember, brushing alone is not adequate—make sure you floss daily. Regular check-ups with your dentist is another vital weapon in the fight against gum disease.

At Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS in the Tampa, FL area, our commitment to service begins with our our pride in providing the highest quality of cosmetic and implant dentistry. We consider caring for our patients an honor and want them to have a healthy and attractive smile. Our practice offers Invisalign, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, teeth whitening among a host of other cosmetic and general dentistry services. Call us today to schedule an appointment and to see if a smile makeover is right for you.

 Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

Root Canal vs Dental Implant in Valrico

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At Five Star Dental Care, when a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, a dentist and patient must make a choice of whether to attempt to save the tooth by performing a root canal or to extract the tooth.

There are several factors that affect this determination. These include whether there is an infection in the surrounding bone, the amount and condition of the remaining tooth structure, the strength of the supporting bone, and the presence of periodontal disease.

During endodontic treatment, the nerve and pulp of the affected tooth are taken out. This tissue contains veins, arteries, and lymph vessels. The dentist or endodontist uses files of various sizes to clean out the canals. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material that seals them off.

The root canal is the first step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a dental crown, the tooth will probably become dry and brittle. The final steps are the core build-up and crown placement. A strong, natural-looking crown protects the remaining tooth and functions like a natural tooth. A root canal is frequently the most conservative treatment when a root is infected or a tooth has severe decay or damage.

Root canals have a very high success rate, but there is always a slight possibility that a tooth with a root canal can have complications down the road. If there was a tiny crack in the treated tooth, it can become re-infected. Teeth with curved roots are more difficult to fill and they can also become re-infected. Occasionally, the tip of a file can break off in a root during the procedure and cause problems. Because there is always a slight risk that a root canal can fail, some patients ask if they should just get a dental implant in Valrico. This is not a black and white decision. Like root canals, a dental implant in Valrico has a high success rate, but there are risks with dental implants, as well.

If you have been told that a root canal or a dental implant is needed, talk with your dentist about the pros and cons of each procedure. If you do not currently have a dentist, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS. You can rely on Jeff Bynum for critical, unbiased information so you can make an informed decision about a root canal or dental implant in Valrico.

 

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

How Dental Implants in Tampa are Changing Dentures

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in Valrico Dental Implants in Tampa If you are one of the many Valrico denture wearers, you know that dentures are not the ideal solution for missing teeth. The problems with dentures include slipping, gum irritation, trouble eating and talking, bone loss, and the inability to taste food due to a covered palate. Clearly, dentures do not feel and function like natural teeth.

Improve Your Smile with Dental Implants in Tampa

Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can help you avoid the need for dentures later in your life, but other factors can make dental replacements an inevitability. The good news? Modern dental implant technology offers a better tooth restoration solution for patients. If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, dental implants in Tampa may dramatically change your life for the better. Your chewing ability will be similar to that of natural teeth and you will be able to eat hard foods again. How does it sound to enjoy eating a thick T-bone steak at your favorite Valrico steakhouse with your family? In addition to being able to enjoy your meal, you will avoid the embarrassment of having your dentures rattle around in your mouth in public as you eat.

What Are You Waiting For?

Before you pay for another denture reline, ask your Valrico dentist about the possibility of dental implants in Tampa. At Five Star Dental Care, we like to remind our patients that there is life after dentures with tooth implants! Come see us at for more information about dental implants in Tampa. We also offer other restorative dental options such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns. We look forward to seeing you for your next appointment!

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

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