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  • Keep Those Teeth Shipshape, Matey!
    September 19th is just around the corner, and you know what that means—Aye, matey, it’s “Talk Like a Pirate Day”! Why do we have a “Talk Like a Pirate Day” Read more
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away
    Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. Read more
  • Start Your Day Off with a (Healthy) Smile!
    If there’s one meal that can claim the title of “Sweetest Meal of the Day,” it’s almost certainly breakfast. Sugary cereals, syrup-covered waffles, oatmeal with honey, cinnamon toast (which is Read more
  • The Link Between HPV and Oral Cancer
    Cancer has become a common word, and it seems like there is new research about it every day. We know antioxidants are important. We know some cancers are more treatable Read more
  • Charcoal Toothpaste
    Despite the extraordinary claims made for charcoal toothpaste, most dentists think that the accuracy of these claims is a very gray area. So, what is the theory behind using activated Read more
  • DIY Cures for Bad Breath
    Are you afraid to open your mouth because you have bad breath? You’re not alone bad breath or Halitosis happens to everyone, at one time or another. If you have Read more
  • Happy Gums, Happy Heart!
    Medical doctors and dental health professionals, like the doctor, have debated over the connection (or lack thereof) between gum disease and heart disease. While there still is no unanimous consensus Read more
  • Women's Hormones and Oral Health
    At Richard J Garcia, DMD, we know that hormones affect a woman's mood, but did you know they can also impact the health of a woman’s mouth? Women are susceptible Read more
  • I’ve lost a filling; now what?
    Dental fillings usually protect our teeth, but sometimes they need to be protected, too. If you lose a filling, contact our Naples, Florida office immediately and let us advise you Read more
  • The Dog Days of Summer
    Here we are in the middle of the hottest time of the year. Yes, it’s the dog days of summer. But, wait—just what are “the dog days of summer,” anyway? The Read more
  • What type of toothpaste is right for you?
    Toothpaste no longer comes in simple choices of fluoride and fresh breath. Paste is not even the only option! You can choose gel forms and even some with ribbons of Read more
  • Teeth, Bones—What’s the Difference?
    They’re often mentioned together, and that’s understandable. After all, they’re the strongest parts of the body, they’re made of many of the same elements, they both require a diet rich Read more
  • When was your last dental checkup?
    While the doctor and our team tell you daily oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing, are essential to optimal oral health, regular dental checkups at Richard J Garcia, Read more
  • How Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Overcome Dental Anxiety
    Putting off your dental visit to Richard J Garcia, DMD because of fear or anxiety only increases the potential for tooth decay or gum problems. At our office, the doctor Read more
  • Gum Disease in Children
    When it comes to gum disease and your child, it’s a good news/bad news situation. The very good news is that children rarely suffer from advanced gum disease, or periodontitis. Read more
  • Can my child really avoid tooth decay?
    Great question! Yes, in fact, tooth decay is preventable! Decay, which is caused by sugars left in your child’s mouth, can turn into an acid, which in turn can break Read more

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