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What Problems Does Invisalign Resolve? May 22nd, 2020

Do your crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious when you speak, smile, or even eat? If so, then you may be interested in discreet Invisalign® aligners, which straighten out your teeth with clear, custom-fit plastic trays. At Higgins Dental, Dr. Marcus Higgins and Dr. Linda White are dedicated to providing...

TMJ: Learn the Signs of this Painful Condition and How to Get Relief Apr 22nd, 2020

You’ve probably heard the term TMJ a few times in your life, and you might vaguely know it has something to do with your jaw, but if you are ever afflicted with TMJ, you’ll wish you knew more about it. Thanks to the team at Higgins Dental in Jacksonville, Florida, ...

Protect a Weak Tooth and Improve Your Smile Aesthetics with a Custom Dental Crown Mar 13th, 2020

Dental crowns are prosthetic devices dentists use to restore a well-aligned smile and renew proper oral health. Straight teeth prevent gum disease, boost confidence with a bright smile, and even prevent bone loss. Dental crowns also strengthen weak or painful teeth.  The general and cosmetic dentists at Higgins Dental in...

Don't Ignore the Pain: How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth Feb 17th, 2020

Sometimes a tooth has severe decay and is causing a toothache to end all toothaches. Or maybe you injured a tooth and now it’s discolored. Whatever your reason, you’ve come to the point where you need to decide between pulling the tooth or undergoing a root canal. Think about the...

Zoom! Your Brightest, Whitest Smile for the New Year Jan 1st, 2020

As the New Year dawns, you may be thinking about your resolutions: Eat healthy foods, get a bit more exercise, maybe lose a few pounds. And perhaps you’re imagining having a brighter smile, too. If so, that may be your easiest resolution to achieve. Here at Higgins Dental in Jacksonville,...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Dec 1st, 2019

A missing tooth can affect your confidence in your smile, making you feel self-conscious. However, missing teeth are much more than just a cosmetic issue. Missing teeth can seriously impact the health of your mouth. Although replacing a missing tooth is not inexpensive, the costs related to not fixing it...

Here's What Your Dentist Is Looking For During Your Cleaning Nov 1st, 2019

Are you in the market for a new dentist? Curious about why regular cleanings are necessary when you are pretty diligent about brushing and flossing every day? At Higgins Dental, located in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Marcus Higgins doesn’t just want to make sure you have incorporated good dental habits into...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Oct 1st, 2019

Gum disease is rampant among American adults: About 85% of men and women over 35 have it. And a staggering 90% of those with diabetes or other systemic ailments like kidney or heart disease also have some form of gum disease. Left unchecked, early gum disease, called gingivitis, leads to...

Dental Implants: Why They're the Best Option for Replacing Missing Teeth Sep 1st, 2019

It's easy to ignore a missing tooth or two, especially if they aren't affecting your smile. But, your teeth play a vital role in your overall health, appearance, and self-confidence, so replacing them is important. At Higgins Dental in Jacksonville, Florida, our team recommends dental implants for several reasons. Dental...

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies Before Reaching Our Office Aug 9th, 2019

If you’ve ever had to deal with a loose permanent tooth, a painful abscess, or cracked enamel, you know that few things in life are as bothersome or unsettling as an unanticipated dental emergency. And while it’s certainly comforting to know that top-notch urgent dental care isn’t far away, you...

Your Headache Could Be TMJ: Learn How A Night Guard Can Help Jul 16th, 2019

Headaches can crop up for many reasons, but persistent and unexplained headaches, especially in the morning, may stem from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This very long name describes the very small joints on either side of your jaw that attach your lower jaw to your skull. When they’re under...

Professional Teeth Whitening is the Quickest Way to Instantly Look Younger Jun 17th, 2019

With Botox®, dermal fillers, and aesthetic lasers, you have many treatment options to help you defy aging. But before you subject yourself to needles and painful treatments, you may want to consider professional teeth whitening, which can brighten your smile in less than an hour and shave years off your...