Dr. Tanya Orr, DDS
6880 W County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Oral Care for Seniors

Check out our blog post to learn why proper oral care is crucial as we age, and discover tips to maintain superb oral health as a senior. We care for smiles of all ages and offer services to restore missing teeth. Call us to schedule an appointment for yourself or Mom as a Mother's Day gift!

What Is Halitosis?

If your persistent bad breath is driving you mad, you may have halitosis. Read our blog post to learn about the causes of this stinky oral health condition. Contact our dental office for oral health care tips. We want to help you beat bad breath and smile with confidence!

Oral Health vs. Skin Care

Taking care of your oral health isn't just about making sure you have clean teeth and a bright smile. The health of your mouth can affect your entire body, including your skin! Read our blog post to learn more about the connection between oral health and skin care.

Dental Health in 2018

This year, make dental health a priority in your life! On our blog post, we've put together some easy resolutions to help you improve your oral health throughout the year. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our dental office.

Best Natural Sleep Remedies

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We all want to fall asleep easily. But that’s not always as simple as it sounds. Even when we put aside eight full hours to sleep, there’s no guarantee that we’ll drift to slumber when we hit the pillow. If you have trouble snoozing, read on for some of the best natural sleep remedies to help you fall asleep more easily and wake up refreshed.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy, also known as essential oil therapy, is a common method for helping people relax and even fall asleep. This type of therapy uses naturally read more

Your Pet’s Oral Health is Important Too

close up of brown dog peeking over edge You probably take care of a lot of things for your pet, like feeding it and taking it for walks, but make sure you don’t forget about their oral health too! Although pets have natural instincts to keep their teeth clean, like chewing on a toy or a hard treat, it’s important for you to also brush their teeth so that they don’t develop oral diseases in the future.

Dental Issues in Dogs & Cats

Dogs and cats, like humans, suffer from plaque and tartar buildup every day. Not only does this cause bad breath, but it can also develop into painful gum disease if left untreated. This may mean having to endure costly dental procedures for your pet, and it could also pave the way for your pet to develop other health problems in the future because of their inability to properly eat or rid their mouths of harmful bacteria themselves.

How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

While pets, especially dogs, have the natural instinct to chew a bone or a toy after eating to clean their teeth, it’s important to brush their teeth at least a couple of times a week, preferably daily. Human toothpaste is toxic for dogs and cats, so make sure to buy a pet-friendly toothpaste and toothbrush. Not every pet likes having a dental instrument in their mouths, so start off slowly and as early as you can to get them used to it. You can begin by massaging their gums a few times a week, then introducing the toothpaste, and slowly integrating the brush over the course of a few weeks. Soon your pet will be a pro at getting their teeth brushed!

Other Preventive Measures

In addition to brushing, you can also get your pet treats that are specially made for dental care to keep their teeth healthy and their breath fresh. Your veterinarian should check your pet’s teeth during their checkups to make sure that they are healthy and perform a dental cleaning if your pet needs one. Behind every healthy pet is a healthy human, and at Gentle Breeze Family Dental, we’re here to help your family have beautiful and healthy smiles. We offer a range of services from general to advanced dentistry. Contact us to plan your next dental visit! Contact Us

In-Office vs. At-Home Teeth Whitening

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These days, it seems easier than ever to whiten your teeth. Toothpastes, mouthwashes, and even toothbrushes themselves all proudly proclaim their whitening benefits from the dental care aisle at the grocery store. Additionally, at-home whitening kits promise dazzling results at an affordable price.

As your Santa Rosa beach dentist, we understand that our patients want a healthy, bright white smile. While at-home whitening treatments may be a great fit for some folks, they may not be the right read more

Bad Breath From Dry Mouth?

young woman with bad breath

Do you suffer from bad breath? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from halitosis (the formal name for bad breath). For many of them, this is caused by a condition called dry mouth.

What Is Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a lack of saliva production. It is often characterized by stickiness in the mouth, a feeling of thirst, and sores or cracks in the mouth. Saliva is important for many reasons, one of which is that it washes away dead cells that build up in our mouth. If not removed, read more

Safe Alternatives to Sugar

It’s no secret that sugar is not your teeth’s friend. Bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar and then eventually produce a damaging acid that can destroy your tooth enamel and lead to cavities. And when we say sugar, we mean sucrose (table sugar), glucose (corn syrup), and fructose (agave nectar). Yes, even natural sugars like honey and maple syrup as well as artificial sugars can end up harming your teeth. It can seem daunting to try and cut sugar from your life completely, but there 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.

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