Dr. Tanya Orr, DDS
6880 W County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Why It’s Worth Investing in Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry includes any procedure that improves the appearance of your teeth. It usually involves making your teeth look more natural and healthier. Common cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, tooth bonding, tooth restorations and fillings, veneers, and dental implants.

Who can benefit from cosmetic dentistry?

Many people can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. If you suffer from missing or crooked teeth, discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, or have unsightly metal fillings, cosmetic dentistry could be right for you.

5 reasons why it’s worth investing in cosmetic dentistry

1. Natural-Looking Teeth

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Is Saltwater Bad for Teeth?

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If you’ve been out swimming in the ocean, chances are at some point or another you’ve had the unpleasant experience of accidentally getting saltwater in your mouth. As dental professionals, we can’t help but think of how certain things affect your oral health, so when it comes to saltwater, is it good or bad for your teeth? It turns out that as unappealing as it might taste, saltwater can actually benefit your teeth.

Benefits of Saltwater Rinses

Saltwater rinses are a time-tested remedy for getting rid of bacteria, read more

How Do You Know If You Have Gingivitis?

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Gingivitis is a fancier term for the initial stage of gum disease. You’ve probably heard it mentioned in mouthwash commercials where they say their rinse can help prevent, reverse, or stop gingivitis. It occurs whenever the starches and sugars from food combine with the bacteria in your mouth to form bacteria and plaque. This plaque in turn hardens into tartar and irritates the gums. Gingivitis can affect all different ages, and it’s been shown to have connections to other serious health concerns read more

How Long Does the Pain Last After a Tooth is Pulled?

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For most people, tooth extractions are synonymous with pain. As tooth extraction processes have become more refined, however, the recovery time isn’t all that bad, and there’s a lot you can do to prevent any pain or infection after you have had the procedure.

What Happens During a Tooth Extraction?

First, your dentist or oral surgeon will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth so that you don’t feel the extraction at all. If you’re having wisdom teeth removed, you may also opt for a general anesthetic, which read more

Causes of Jaw Pain & What to Do

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Many people experience jaw pain at some time in their life. Sometimes it’s just temporary while for other people it’s a continual problem. What exactly causes jaw pain? How can we help you to feel better?

What Causes Jaw Pain?

Skeletal Development

Jaw pain may relate to how the bones of the temporomandibular joint, often abbreviated as TMJ, develop. Sometime the bones grow disproportionately to each other and put an abnormal stress on the joint. We can take X-rays to check for skeletal abnormalities.

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Rise and Shine: Lack of Sleep & Your Health

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It’s no secret that a lack of sleep can have profound effects on your body. Besides causing you to nod off at work, sleep deprivation can impair your decision-making ability and cause a whole host of other issues.

If that’s not worrisome enough, a lack of sleep can also affect your oral health. It can cause raise your risk of gum disease, prevent your body from repairing itself, and lead to tooth wear and breakage. How’s that for a rude awakening?

Gum Disease

Chronic sleep deprivation can raise your risk read more

Today’s Dental Imaging

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Here at Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry, we believe that it?s our responsibility to work with you to help you obtain and maintain a happy, healthy mouth. Our job is to carefully listen to you to find out our specific dental needs. We provide a comprehensive exam and take X-rays. We thoroughly clean your teeth and repair any damage or decay that is happening. It?s our job to do all of that and keep you as comfortable and happy as we can while you?re visiting us. Over the years, read more

2 Factors to Consider When Choosing Dental Coverage

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Depending on your situation, you may have different options open to you when deciding on dental coverage. There are a few factors you’ll want to think about when it comes to this, and even more so when you are selecting coverage for your entire family. Here are two things to consider when choosing a dental insurance plan.

1. Affordability

You?ll want to take into account how much the premium is, of course, but also any other fees you will be responsible for. Would there be a deductible? If so, that read more

Root Canal Therapy You Can Trust


When you’re having pain or discomfort with your teeth, the procedures for alleviating the pain seems daunting. You want the pain to disappear, the issue with it. Thinking of the phrase “root canal” conjures images of pain and discomfort. Yes, the cause of needing the procedure is painful, but the procedure itself actually relieves the pain. 

When is a Root Canal Needed?

Teeth are multi-layered and a root canal is needed when the inner most layer of a tooth, the pulp, becomes infected and inflamed. This can read more

How Can Thumbsucking Affect My Child’s Teeth?


While thumbsucking has helped to calm babies and infants for hundreds of years, researchers and dental professionals are discovering many ways by which this habit can harm children’s teeth. Parents don’t have to feel alone in helping children transition to healthier dental habits.

Have you been wondering how can thumbsucking affect your child?s teeth? Read on as we share 2 major reasons why this is a big deal. But don?t you worry, we?ve also included some read more

Affordable Payment Options

We believe that dental care should be available to everyone, but we also don’t want it to be a financial burden. To accommodate our patients, we accept a wide variety of flexible payment options. We are very insurance friendly, accept CareCredit financing, all major credit cards, and even have our very own in-house dental savers plan. We have something for everyone, so contact us today for any questions about our affordable payment options.

CareCredit Carington United Health Care DHA Assurant
Delta Dental Ameritas Humana Cigna Principal BlueCross BlueShield
United Concordia

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