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Do You Know About Our Practice? Meet Our Team!

The skilled, friendly periodontal professionals at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology work with you to provide you with cutting-edge options proven to improve your dental health. Meet the team that’s behind creating beautiful smiles!

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Linda Jung: Team Coordinator

From start to finish, the staff at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology try to make your experience a pleasant one. To that end, Linda Jung is the first smiling face you’re likely to see at our practice. Linda Jung, the team coordinator at our practice, manages resources on-site and helps patients better understand their options. Linda ensures that everyone on the staff is on the same page and that patients can be seen as soon as possible.

Linda can walk you through any new patient forms you may have to fill out if you’re having trouble understanding any terms or if you need to know, for instance, where to look for your medication history and possible allergies.

As a team coordinator, Linda also helps patients schedule appointments, understand financing options, and arrange payments. She’ll go through the financial policy at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology with you so that you’ll know what payment methods and insurance policies tend to work best. Cash, personal checks, and money orders are accepted and our practice accepts most forms of preferred provider organization (PPO) insurance.

Jeffrey J. Sevor (DMD): Dentist and Periodontal Specialist

You might be surprised to see DMD after Dr. Sevor’s name…what is a DMD? DMD stands for a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (or Doctor of Dental Medicine), and Dr. Sevor helps patients treat their periodontal disease and provides a number of other dental, periodontal, and implant procedures.

Dr. Sevor achieved his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from ADA-approved University of Alabama before undergoing periodontal specialty training at Louisiana State University. Dr. Sevor is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology and has years of training and experience performing: laser periodontal therapy, scaling and root planing (periodontics treatment), tooth restoration, gum reshaping procedures, bite adjustment procedures, and bone grafting.

Another huge part of Dr. Sevor’s practice is bone grafting and installing durable titanium-based implants to qualified candidates. In fact, Dr. Sevor has achieved widespread acclaim for his dedication to providing long-lasting, durable dental implants. Dr. Sevor has lectured around the globe on the benefits of dental implants and evolving best practice in periodontics.

David Fernandez del Pino (RDH): Dental Hygienist

Every dental and periodontal practice needs a registered dental hygienist. David brings enthusiasm, skill, experience, and a friendly touch to the practice. His goal is to make every patient feel comfortable and cared for. David assists Dr. Sevor throughout periodontics treatment and provides a helping hand to Dr. Sevor as patients undergo cosmetic procedures or receive dental implants.

As a registered dental hygienist, David has received training and has years of experience providing individualized hygiene assessments and leaving patients with dental home-care tips. David will clean and polish your teeth and has been known to go the extra mile to ensure that your visit to Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology is as enjoyable as possible.

Renee’ Swanston and Marie Gonzalez: Dental Assistants

Renee’ and Marie make it their top priority to assist in any way they can as Dr. Sevor provides patients with state-of-the-art periodontal and implant care. Both Renee’ and Marie bring a level of compassion, skill, and knowledge to the practice that’s hard to find elsewhere. With Renee’s and Marie’s help, Dr. Sevor’s practice provides gum disease treatments and dental implants to patients in the Orlando, Florida area.

A referral from a dentist for periodontics treatment is not required and IV sedation is available. Contact Dr. Sevor’s office today.

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How to Reduce Plaque and Tartar

Good oral hygiene is incredibly important. Taking care of your mouth can help to prevent various diseases and problems from developing with your gums and teeth. Many of these diseases and problems arise from the buildup of plaque and tartar.

Plaque and Tartar

Plaque is basically a film of bacteria and food debris that coats your teeth and gets under your gums. If this plaque isn’t removed, it can cause damage to your tooth enamel and result in cavities. Eventually, plaque will harden into tartar.

Tartar is a hard and porous substance that can only be removed with the use of special dental tools. The presence of tartar makes it much more difficult to brush and floss effectively and can lead to gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis. Gum disease can not only damage the bones and tissues that hold your teeth in place, it can also increase the risk of heart disease and other health problems.

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Reducing Plaque and Tartar

As you can see, plaque and tartar are serious issues that can cause serious problems. You’ll want to do everything that you can in order to reduce the buildup of plaque, thereby preventing the formation of tartar. The following are a few effective methods for getting rid of plague and preventing tartar:

  • Brush twice a day – You should brush your teeth at least twice a day to remove food particles and bacteria from your mouth. Brush for at least two minutes using a small to medium-sized toothbrush that has soft bristles. These types of brushes are more effective at removing plaque from hard-to-reach areas, like you molars.
  • Use the right toothpaste – Look for a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride helps to repair enamel damage caused by plaque. You may also want to look for a toothpaste that contains triclosan, which is an ingredient that helps to fight the bacteria found in plaque.
  • Floss daily – Even if you brush your teeth twice a day using high-quality toothpaste, odds are you won’t be getting to the plaque that’s building up between your teeth. You’ll need to floss in order to effectively get between your teeth.
  • Consider getting an electric toothbrush – If you have trouble holding a toothbrush due to arthritis, an electric toothbrush is a good option. In fact, some studies have suggested that electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque than traditional toothbrushes anyway. When picking an electric toothbrush, make sure that it has the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of approval.
  • Use mouthwash – Mouthwash can help remove food debris that was missed while flossing and brushing. It will also help kill a lot of the bad bacteria in your mouth that causes plaque. You should rinse using mouthwash once a day.
  • Avoid tobacco use – Studies have shown that people who smoke or chew tobacco are more likely to have tartar.
  • Be careful about your diet – The bacteria that leads to plaque and tartar thrives on foods that are sugary and starchy. Limit the amount of sugar you consume. While it’s not realistic to brush your teeth and floss after everytime you have something to eat, you should rinse your mouth out with water to get rid of any food debris.

These are a few tips that will help you to remove plaque from your teeth. It’s extremely important that you prevent plaque from building up, or else it’s going to turn into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. For information about our dental services, be sure to contact us at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology.

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11 Tips to Lead a Healthier Life for Your Mouth

Oral hygiene is extremely important for numerous reasons. First of all, the better your oral hygiene is, the less likely you’ll need to pay for costly dental procedures in the future to fix damaged teeth or diseased gums. This makes our oral hygiene tips incredibly important for the health of your mouth.

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Secondly, good oral hygiene will help to preserve the look of your teeth and help prevent bad breath, both of which can help to improve self-confidence. The following are eleven oral hygiene tips that will help you lead a healthier life for your mouth:

  1. Brush your teeth regularly – Brushing your teeth will help to remove food debris and prevent plaque and bacteria from building up on your teeth and between your gums. Brush twice a day for at least two minutes at a time.
  2. Use the right toothbrush – Use a small or medium-sized toothbrush that has a smaller head and smaller bristles. Bigger toothbrushes have a tougher time reaching the crevices of your molars, which is where food debris often hide.
  3. Use the right toothpaste – There are a lot of different types of toothpaste to choose from. Make sure you use a brand that has the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of acceptance on it. Consider toothpaste that contains fluoride—fluoride helps to strengthen your enamel, which will make your teeth less likely to decay.
  4. Get a new toothbrush every few months – The bristles on your toothbrush will deteriorate over time, so make sure to replace the one you’re using every three to four months.
  5. Consider getting an electric toothbrush – An electric toothbrush can help to remove bacteria and food debris from your teeth more effectively than a regular toothbrush, especially if you have arthritis and have difficulties holding a regular toothbrush.
  6. Floss regularly – In addition to flossing at least once a day, make sure you’re flossing properly. Use at least 18 inches of floss so that you’re not reinserting food debris and bacteria that you just flossed out. Floss by wrapping it around your tooth in a C-shape for the most effective results.
  7. Use a tongue scraper – A lot of bacteria gets onto the tongue. While you can brush your tongue with your toothbrush, you’ll have an easier time removing bacteria by using a tongue scraper. Not only does a tongue scraper help get rid of bacteria, it will help make your breath smell better.
  8. Use mouthwash – Use mouthwash after you’ve brushed and flossed. Doing so can help to kill any leftover bad bacteria that you missed and can help prevent gingivitis. As an added benefit, the use of mouthwash can help prevent bad breath.
  9. Rinse after meals – Brushing after every time you eat is a little unrealistic, especially if you have a lot of snacks throughout the day. At the very least, you should rinse your mouth with water after you eat to get rid of all of the food debris left in your mouth.
  10. Don’t smoke – If you smoke or chew tobacco, quitting will improve your oral hygiene. Tobacco will stain your teeth and will increase the risk of gum disease and oral cancer.
  11. Improve your dietImprove your diet by cutting out sugary foods, which can cause tooth enamel to erode. Make sure you’re getting a source of omega-3 fats as they can reduce inflammation and lower the risk of gum disease.

Your oral health will be a lot better if you follow these eleven oral hygiene tips. However, you may still run into some issues since good oral hygiene won’t prevent every single problem you could experience. If you’re having any issues with your teeth or your gums, contact us at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology today to learn more oral hygiene tips to care for your mouth.

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Payment in a Cinch: Why Financing Is Easier Than You Think

Dental implants are becoming a real option for more people in Central Florida. Statistics show that dental implants have a success rate of 98% or higher and that titanium-based dental implants provide years of benefits for patients. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry says that over three million Americans have already chosen dental implant treatment and that another half-million are doing so each and every year!

With dental implant treatment, laser periodontal therapy, and bite adjustment procedures patients are understandably concerned about their financing options. In other words, you want to know how much this is all going to cost. Fortunately, at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology you can rest assured that you’re getting the best quality care, professional yet friendly, at an affordable price.

Dr. Sevor’s office accepts many different forms of payment including major credit cards, cash, personal checks, and money orders. In addition, you can choose to pay in two different kinds of ways—you can pay once at the time of your treatment or, alternatively, go with an extended payment plan. The extended payment plan that Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology uses is called Care Credit, and it can make financing much easier than you might at first think.

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Extended Payment Plan with Care Credit 

Extended payment plans are designed for the needs of patients who require one or more visits to complete their periodontal or implant treatment. More than one visit is not unusual at all for dental implants, so an extended payment plan might be an option worth considering if you’re a candidate for titanium-based dental implants and have consulted with Dr. Sevor about your medical history and candidacy for dental implants already.

For treatments that require extended visits, like periodontal surgeries or dental implants, Care Credit might be an option worth exploring. Care Credit is a healthcare credit card that’s designed specifically for the health and wellness needs of patients in the 21st century. Care Credit is a way to pay for multiple visits to your periodontist with one manageable monthly payment. Dr. Sevor’s office accepts Care Credit, and you’ll find Care Credit accepted by nearly a quarter-million suppliers of healthcare services nationwide.

Personal Loans and Credit Cards Options 

The nice thing about taking out a personal loan to pay for your treatment is that you can work with your bank to spread out the repayment. Banks and credit unions are usually more than willing to work with people who need a quick financial lift. They’ll work with you to find the repayment schedule and monthly repayment amount that works for your needs and the needs of your family. You’ll get upfront interest rates that won’t balloon as long as you continue to make your payments on time as your progress through your multiple periodontal visits.

Dr. Sevor’s Office Works with PPO Insurers 

Much of the time, you can cover some or all of your periodontal treatment with a preferred provider organization (PPO). That’s the kind of insurance that Dr. Sevor’s office accepts. At this time Dr. Sevor’s practice does not accept HMO or DMO insurance, although those might help you defray the cost of other dental procedures. Dr. Sevor’s practice does accept most kinds of PPO insurance, though, and insurance coordinators can help ensure that your periodontal or implant services are covered.

The professionals at Central Florida Periodontal and Implantology can also work directly with PPO insurers to get your claim filed and attempt to get the highest amount of coverage available. There are really a lot of options out there for paying for your upcoming dental implant treatment. Contact Dr. Sevor to find out more.

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Oral Hygiene Tips for a Beautiful, Healthy Smile

You know that the health of your mouth and teeth is important to you. Your smile says a lot about who you are, and without proper oral hygiene, that smile might be something that you’re embarrassed about. Taking care of your teeth doesn’t have to be a monumental challenge, though.

With some basic oral hygiene tips to guide you, making sure you have a healthy mouth is something you can do. Whether you’re trying to break bad habits or you just want the best possible teeth you can have, the right oral care routine can help you achieve your goal.

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Brush After Meals

The fact that you need to brush your teeth regularly isn’t one of the oral hygiene tips that will shock you. You already know that you’re supposed to be brushing your teeth regularly to prevent decay and keep your teeth pearly white.

What many people don’t know is that brushing after each meal really is your best bet for optimal dental health. Whenever possible, you should aim to brush your teeth about 30 minutes after eating a meal, especially if it contained sugar, citrus, or other foods that can be damaging to teeth.

Brushing when you’re at home should be easy, but keeping a toothbrush and toothpaste at work can make this task possible too. A small overnight bag for toiletries should fit easily into your desk or day bag at work.

Don’t Forget the Floss

Some dentists will tell you that if they had to pick between brushing and flossing in order of importance, they would choose flossing every single time. That’s because flossing helps to remove food particles that can get stuck between your teeth, causing decay and plaque buildup very quickly. Luckily for you, you don’t have to choose between brushing and flossing – you just have to remember to floss.

Aiming to floss your teeth after meals is a noble goal, but most of the time simply flossing once or twice per day – especially before bed – can help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. By combining tooth brushing with flossing, this is one of those oral hygiene tips that you absolutely must heed if you want a bright white smile and healthy teeth for years to come.

Get Regular Cleanings

Your dentist has probably told you 1,000 times that getting regular cleanings is a major key toward having a healthy mouth. That doesn’t mean you go as often as you should or that you don’t put cleanings off because they aren’t as fun as some other activities.

To maintain a beautiful, healthy smile, you should be going to your dentist for cleanings approximately once every six months. If you have diabetes or other health issues, visiting more often is one of the best oral hygiene tips you can take to heart.

Getting regular cleanings does more than just keep your teeth looking their best, though. They also help ensure that you don’t end up in pain or with major dental bills down the road.

Taking care of your teeth isn’t an impossible challenge, and for the most part, doing it right is just about creating a routine that works and sticking with it. After all, oral hygiene tips like brushing and flossing regularly aren’t exactly new.

It’s how you do it that really matters. Use these oral hygiene tips to make sure you’re taking care of your teeth. Don’t forget to make an appointment with your dentist at Central Florida Periodontics for your next cleaning either!

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What You Need to Know as Our Patient

The first thing that you should know about Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology oral health is that you can expect committed, dedicated, and friendly care at either of our central Florida locations.

A Friendly, Credentialed, and Experienced Staff Awaits

Dr. Jeffrey Sevor is the lead periodontist specialist at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology and has years of experience providing personalized care to patients just like you. Dr. Sevor specializes in helping patients understand and prevent gum disease.

Dr. Sevor uses a variety of methods—including scaling, root planing, and laser periodontal surgery—to give you healthy gums and the smile that you’ve always wanted. Gum disease can actually get worse with age and significantly worsen as bacteria, plaque, and tartar accumulate.

Fortunately, the staff at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology can give you tips and provide procedures designed to improve your tooth, gum, and overall oral health.

Cosmetic periodontal procedures and bone grafting are just two of the many advanced procedures that can dramatically improve the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth while improving your bite. Improving your bite is actually crucial to reducing or eliminating the wear-and-tear breakdown of teeth over time.

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The Latest Technology in Oral Health Is at Your Disposal

At Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology, it’s about keeping things looking as fresh as possible. And for patients who have concerns or anxieties about an upcoming oral health procedure, make sure to ask Dr. Sevor about dental sedation options.

Sedation can take the form of intravenous conscious sedation so that your anxieties can be lessened while allowing you to stay awake throughout the procedure, and nitrous oxide sedation as well.

Nitrous oxide sedation has been safely used for decades by dentists and orthodontists. As the second half of the term alludes to, nitrous oxide sedation is part oxygen and taken in by the patient through a sanitized, safe breathing mask.

The really nice thing about nitrous oxide sedation is that it can make you more relaxed about your procedure and allow you to respond to prompts from the friendly staff at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology.

The best part might be that Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology has licensed anesthesiologists on staff so that you can put your mind at ease before and during bite adjustment, scaling and planing, or laser periodontal surgery.

Dental Implants: Resilient, Beautiful and Functional

Although Dr. Sevor specializes in the prevention, detection, and treatment of all levels of gum disease, you can also receive dental implants on all of your front and bottom teeth at either of Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology locations in central Florida. Convenience meets functionality, aesthetics, and affordability with Dr. Sevor’s periodontal practice.

Dental implants put to use a completely natural process called osseointegration, which means that your living bone can accommodate a load-bearing titanium implant. An extremely strong and stable titanium implant can form a close bond with the patient’s own jawbone to provide the foundation for years of beautiful smiles and healthy eating and chewing.

In fact, dental implants are a prosthetic dental option that millions of older Americans have already decided is right for them. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry has found that 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws, and a huge percentage of those potential patients could benefit from dental implants.

The really exciting thing for many patients who come to see Dr. Sevor is that the same American Academy of Implant Dentistry study found that upwards of 98% of dental implants were complete successes. Since Dr. Sevor embraces sedation dentistry, getting dental implants doesn’t need to be needlessly stressful or costly.

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Let Us Give You Something to Smile About!

Almost everyone wants to improve their smile. For most people, a great smile is a huge self-esteem booster and something to really feel good about. If you’ve ever been self-conscious about your smile or slightly embarrassed to smile with your teeth when taking pictures, then you might want to listen up.

A study by Invisalign found that people who have straight, healthy looking teeth experienced a whole host of benefits. They were consistently rated as more successful, more intelligent, and (believe it or not) more dateable and more hireable too. Nearly a third of people say that a smile is the first thing that they notice about someone else’s appearance.

On that point, an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry study also found that nearly half (48%) of people surveyed said that a smile is the one feature they would remember most upon meeting someone.

That means that a great smile is probably pretty important for standing out and making a great first impression, which can have a ton of social and professional benefits.

The Invisalign study found that two-thirds of Americans are more likely to remember pleasant physical attributes—like a great smile—than unpleasant ones. Invisalign is one way to improve your smile, but there are many other procedures for you to consider at Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology. The road to a better smile starts with healthy gums.

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Healthy Teeth Start with Healthy Gums

The foundation for healthy teeth are healthy gums. If you’re struggling with gum disease or plaque and tartar buildup, then lead periodontal specialist Dr. Jeffrey J. Sevor and his experienced staff can work with you to remove plaque and tartar from around your gum line so that your gums can begin to heal.

  • Scaling and Planing for Gum Disease

Planing the root surface allows the root surface to become smoother and your gum tissue to heal over time and reattach to your tooth. Gum disease starts by bacteria around the gums causing inflammation and eventually also causing gingivitis.

If left untreated, this can cause the gums to become red and swollen, and eventually your gums may bleed easily while brushing or eating.

  • Irrigation with an Antimicrobial Rinse

It’s important that you visit a dentist or periodontist early in the gum disease process so that your gums have the greatest chance of recovering. Healthy, pink gums are literally the foundation for a beautiful smile.

Dr. Sevor might recommend scaling and planing for more advanced cases as well as antibiotics and/or irrigation with anti-microbial agents to reduce bacterial buildup around the gums.

  • LANAP Laser Treatment

Dr. Sevor is also trained to use the FDA-certified procedure known as LANAP. LANAP stands for laser assisted regeneration. Dr. Sevor is the first orthodontist in Central Florida to use this incredible technology and he’s successfully treated thousands of patients already.

Crown Lengthening, Bite Adjustment, and Dental Implants

A procedure known as crown lengthening, or crown exposure, is an option that many patients could benefit from but might not know is an option for them.

Crown lengthening involves adjusting the level of the gum tissue and bone supporting a tooth, shaping the tooth restoration, and guaranteeing a snug fit for the tooth.

Bite adjustment is a different procedure that can nonetheless have dramatic benefits. Bite therapy can reshape the biting surface to put less stress on teeth. Sometimes braces or bite splint therapy might be the most efficient way to get to that point.

Then again, if you’re missing teeth then you might want to consider dental implants for yourself to get teeth that feel and look amazing.

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Results You Love From a Periodontist You Trust

We haven’t reached for a tape measure – yet.

And we haven’t gathered witnesses – yet.

But the last time an overjoyed dental patient told us that he or she was “floating on air,” we definitely wanted to measure their distance from the ground. We settled for taking copious notes instead.

Dental Work Brings Jump-for-Joy Results

Like you, the team at Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology is more accustomed to hearing dental work portrayed as an activity they dread most in life – as in, “I’d rather go to the dentist than do such-and-such.”

We know full well the benefits that patients enjoy after undergoing even the most minor dental treatment (like whitening) or more involved procedures, such as dental implants, gum reshaping, or laser therapy. So hearing a satisfied patient enumerate the benefits is information we think is worth passing along to other people who may be procrastinating dental work, too.

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The Benefits of Dental Work Are Worth Smiling About

  • Dental work can free you from the “weight” of procrastination. You know that feeling; you carry it around every single day you put off dental work, pointing to every reason (and excuse) to wait. Once that weight is gone, you may “float on air,” too.
  • Dental work can free you from any self-conscious habits you’ve developed, such as covering your mouth with your hand as you talk or grinning instead of smiling.
  • Dental work can give you greater, fuller use of your ability to chew and even talk clearly and be understood fully.
  • Dental work can minimize future dental expenses since dental problems never get better on their own and usually intensify over time.
  • Dental work can improve your appearance.
  • Dental work can improve your dental hygiene since people with dental problems sometimes are afraid to exacerbate the problem by brushing and flossing.
  • Dental work can bolster your self-esteem and confidence, giving you a lift in your personal life and your professional life. When you look better and feel better, it shows – and people notice.
  • Dental work can help prevent gum disease and advanced gum disease, known as periodontitis.
  • Dental work can improve your overall sense of health and well-being.
  • Dental work can free you from any pain or discomfort you’ve been living with every day – and that may even have awakened you in the middle of the night.

Revel in These Results from a Highly Regarded Periodontist

Of course, none of these results would be possible if patients didn’t place their complete trust and confidence in Dr. Sevor. He is both a dentist and periodontist, which means he specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. He also performs a full range of dental procedures – from the whitening that lights up people’s smiles throughout central Florida to periodontal surgery that can transform their lives.

A graduate of the University of Alabama, Dr. Sevor is well known and highly respected among his peers because he:

  • Is board certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • Has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, on the subject of periodontics and dental implants
  • Has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on periodontics and implants
  • Is the first periodontal specialist to bring the FDA-approved and patented laser periodontal therapy protocol to central Florida

He opened Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology in 1997, surrounding himself with a staff that is as dedicated to superior dental care – and unparalleled customer service – as he is. Together, they always go the extra mile – and are especially delighted to measure the inches when an overjoyed dental patient leaves the office floating on air.

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Everything You Need to Know About Bite Adjustment

What Is Bite Adjustment?

Like its name suggests, bite adjustment is a series of periodontics procedures used to create a more comfortable fit when the patient is biting down. In most cases, these procedures involve changes to the teeth, whereas changes to the joints are reserved for cases when the cartilage has become either torn or otherwise injured in some manner.

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Why Is Bite Adjustment So Important?

Bite adjustment is important because a bad bite increases the stress put on the parts of the mouth used in a biting motion. For some people, this means much increased wear and tear on their teeth, which can culminate in cracks and even more serious problems. In contrast, other people will suffer from joint pains and muscle spasms. It is interesting that men tend to suffer more from damage to their teeth while women tend to suffer more from damage to their joints, but it is important to note that neither kind of problem is exclusive to either sex.

In fact, a bad bite is something that can affect patients of all backgrounds. This is because while some cases of a bad bite have inherited causes, other cases of the same are caused by trauma to the parts of the mouth used in a biting motion. As a result, people should watch out for potential problems with their bite so that they can pay a visit to their dentist as soon as possible should something happen.

What Can You Expect From a Bite Adjustment?

The periodontics procedures used to change a person’s bite can be both short-term and long-term in nature. For example, the simplest and most straightforward method involves shaping the cutting and chewing surfaces of the teeth, which comes with minimal complications.

However, there are times when there is so much shaping of the teeth needed to create a comfortable fit that it might be better to make changes to the other parts of the mouth used in a biting motion. Sometimes, this means the use of braces. Other times, this means the use of surgical periodontics procedures in order to change the relevant joints.

Whatever the case, these interventions come with a lot more complications, not least because further rounds of refinements will be needed to ensure a comfortable fit following the surgical procedures.

Reach Out Today!

Those who are experiencing discomfort when biting down should contact us at their earliest convenience for the dental expertise and experience needed to come up with the optimal periodontics procedures solutions for their problems. Better still, we specialize in periodontics, meaning that we can help them with their need for periodontics procedures as well.

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Fortify Your Diet to Bolster the Health of Your Teeth

Everyone seems to know that “you are what you eat.” But how on earth do the foods we eat and the beverages we drink bypass our teeth and make such a landing statement on our back ends, hips, and thighs?

Answer: they don’t. End runs may work in football, but there’s no fooling your teeth and gums. Like an alert linebacker, they are the first line of defense on this active field, absorbing the foods and beverages you ingest with stunning accuracy.

Since your teeth need to last you a lifetime, it’s smart to know how your diet can affect their health and longevity. Allow central Florida’s most trusted and skilled dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Sevor, to guide you to healthier dietary choices and raise the warning flag on unhealthy choices—so you will never have to confront the stark reality of bone loss in teeth.

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Calcium and Vitamin D Form a “Power Coupling”

Dr. Sevor has observed that most parents are vigilant about steering their children to a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. After all, how else are they going to develop the strong bones they will need to walk, run, participate in sports, and otherwise grow and develop into healthy adolescents and adults?

But bones support more than arms and legs; they support teeth, too. The jaw bone, in particular, plays a crucial role in preventing tooth loss, especially if gum disease—also known as periodontitis—sets in.

For nearly half of all adults over the age of 30, this is a painful reality—they have developed some form of gum disease, often distinguished by gums that are tender, swollen, discolored, bleeding, or receding.

Calcium Can Help Prevent Bone Loss in Teeth

Research has shown that women (more frequently than men) who get less than 500 milligrams of calcium per day are at far greater risk of developing gum disease. This suggests to Dr. Sevor that while women in particular may be conscientious about their children’s diet, they may become complacent about the importance of calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin C in their own oral health.

It pays to understand how these three critical nutrients can help prevent bone loss in teeth:

  • Calcium strengthens tooth structure.
  • Vitamin D helps absorb calcium and produces proteins that fight the bacteria that cause cavities.
  • Vitamin C fortifies blood vessels and strengthens the connective tissue that holds teeth securely in your jaw.

Prevent Bone Loss in Teeth By Eating a Nutrient-Rich Diet

Certain foods are particularly rich in these three nutrients:

Foods loaded with calcium:

  • Almonds (and almond butter)
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cheese
  • Collard greens
  • Ice cream (low-fat is best)
  • Kale
  • Milk (including soy milk)
  • Soybeans
  • Tofu (but check the nutrition label to be certain)
  • White beans
  • Yogurt (including frozen yogurt)

Foods loaded with vitamin D:

  • Egg yolks
  • Herring
  • Mackerel
  • Milk (including soy milk)
  • Salmon (wild is best)
  • Sardines
  • Tuna

Foods loaded with vitamin C:

  • Bell peppers
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower
  • Grapefruit
  • Kidney beans
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Raspberries
  • Snow peas and sugar snap peas
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip greens
  • Watermelon

Avoid Foods That Can Accelerate Bone Loss in Teeth

While you’re loading up on healthful food—and turning to vitamin supplements when you need a boost—be sure to avoid the following foods, which can accelerate bone loss in teeth:

  • Sugary snacks, especially sticky, chewy, and brittle candy
  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Crunchy foods (like trail mix) that may appear healthful but can chip away at the strongest teeth

You can count on Dr. Sevor of Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology to help you incorporate these healthful foods in your diet. Make an appointment with him and he will help you prevent bone loss in teeth—and keep them strong for a lifetime.