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Winter Park Family Dentistry and Prosthodontics


How often should i get my teeth cleaned?



In general, it is recommended that people with healthy teeth and gums have a dental cleaning at our Winter Park dental office one to two times per year (every 6 to 12 months). People at higher risk for gum disease, such as those with diabetes, smokers, and those with a family history of gum disease, ...

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Oral Health and Pregnancy

Oral Health and Pregnancy

Although maintaining good oral health during pregnancy is vital, many expecting mothers avoid visiting the dentist. Why? Well, there are many reasons.  Unfortunately, financial issues and lack of dental insurance make it difficult for some patients to receive optimal oral care. Perhaps placing a bigger emphasis on the importance of oral health during pregnancy may help women receive additional financial assistance during this special period in their lives. 
There are also women who – although have dental insurance – avoid routine checkups in fear that procedures may harm their baby.  I assure my patients that routine dental procedures do not pose risks to the fetus. ...

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Oral Surgery Post Care Guide




Dr Ramzi Matar (Winter Park Dentistry):

Hello everybody, this podcast is about post operative instructions and after surgery. If you’re watching this and you’re one of my patients, it’s because you had surgery today, and if not, if you’re watching this anybody else, feel free to take this as general advice for how to manage after you have dental surgery. Generally I’m speaking of tooth extractions, in this case, not any more complicated mouth surgery.

First thing you need to worry about is your numb lip, you’re going to leave pretty numb, and sometimes your lips ...

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Root Canals vs. Implants podcast




Dr Ramzi Matar (Winter Park Dentistry): Hello everybody, thanks and welcome again to our podcast. Today I have a very exciting topic, it’s one that I think most every dentist deals with. The topic is how to choose between a dental implant or root canal, to save a tooth. And we have again our guest, Dr. Thao Le. I’ve got to tell people a little bit of insight as to why I’m so happy that you’re doing this with me. It’s because you trained, you did your specialty training in root canals at Harvard, so you’re obviously not very ...

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Winter Park Dentistry Podcast-Bad Breath (Halitosis)


Dr. Ramzi Matar (Winter Park Dentistry): Today we're here to talk about bad breath and some of the solutions and reasons why people have bad breath, and how you can try to avoid it.  I'll start off by saying there are some medical indications, or medical causes of bad breath that me, as a dentist, obviously cannot manage.  I might be able to recognize them, but I cannot manage them and treat them.  These are some stomach problems, GI diseases.  Most notably is GERD, G-E-R-D, if you've heard of GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as acid reflux.  Some people ...

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Winter Park Dentistry- Canker Sores, Herpes, Oral Cancer (part 1)




Dr. Ramzi Matar (Winter Park Dentistry): Hello everybody, I want to welcome you to today’s podcast episode. Today we are talking to Dr. Indraneel Bhattacharyya. Dr. Bhattacharyya is an associate professor at the University of Florida, he is the director of the residency program for oral pathology. I’ve heard you lecture several times, probably half a dozen times, I was very intrigued, you always present great information and when I came up with the topic of oral lesions, oral sores, oral ulcers… I’m very glad you’re on here. I know you did your training in Indiana, and you’re ...

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Winter Park Dentistry- Oral Hygiene Guide

Dr. Ramzi Matar:

Hello. Today we are talking about oral hygiene. We recently talked about dental decay, and of course, oral hygiene kind of curtails right into that. The main objectives of oral hygiene, when it comes to dentistry let’s say, of course, is lowering plaque and tartar. Removing it as best we can, which then lowers gingivitis and gum disease and of course potential for cavities. I will say, being a practicing dentist, it’s always incredible to me to realize that there is such a variant of risk profile, this is something that one of my mentors, Dr. John C. taught ...

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