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  • October is National Dental Hygiene Month: A simple oral health routine for your busy lifestyle
    Adults are no strangers to feeling like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. Your alarm clock rings and within minutes you ping pong around Read more
  • Plaque Attack? Let’s Fight Back!
    Plaque is a sticky subject! It sticks to the enamel of our teeth above and below the gum line, and it collects around fillings, braces, and other dental work. Plaque Read more
  • Caring for Your Smile While Wearing Invisalign®
    Getting your braces off is exciting. You’ve been working on your new smile for months or years, and it’s time for the trips to our Jacksonville Beach, Florida office to Read more
  • What are dental implants?
    Do you have a space where a tooth used to be? Were you born with a missing tooth? Are you getting ready for dentures? You may be a good candidate Read more
  • September is National Gum Care Month!
    Can you believe it's already September? At Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA, we know that gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, can be difficult to recognize. Many people don’t Read more
  • Happy Labor Day!
    Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last Read more
  • What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?
    the doctor and our team know it is natural for you to feel some concern when you need to wear any type of dental device to correct a problem with Read more
  • Osteoporosis and Oral Health
    Today, the doctor and our team at Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA thought we would examine the relationship between osteoporosis and oral health, since 40 million Americans have osteoporosis or Read more
  • How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners
    Is it possible to straighten the teeth without braces? Yes, it is. Welcome to the world of Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are made from a clear, thermoplastic material that is Read more
  • Hot Day? Three Drinks to Leave Home When You’re Packing the Cooler
    Whew! It’s a hot one! And whenever the temperature soars, you need to stay hydrated, especially when you’re outside or exercising. But all cold drinks aren’t equal when it comes Read more
  • Caring for Your Smile after Invisalign® Treatment
    You have done a lot of work to get the perfect smile. You wore your Invisalign aligner trays and cared for your teeth, and now your treatment is done. You Read more
  • Tips for Using Invisalign®
    More than one patient has come into our office and asked, “What can I do to help my teeth when wearing Invisalign?” While everyone’s teeth and dental needs are different, there Read more
  • How to Handle a Dental Emergency
    Whether it’s a broken tooth or injured gums, a dental emergency can interfere with eating, speaking, or other day-to-day activities. According to the American Dental Association , you can sometimes Read more
  • Tell us about your summer!
    The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for the doctor and our team to ask our patients about their summer! Whether you visited our nation’s capital, Read more
  • Happy Fourth of July
    Every year, Americans all over the world celebrate the birth of the country and its independence on the Fourth of July. There are countless ways that people celebrate and they Read more
  • Are you at risk for sleep apnea?
    If you are one of the more than 12 million North Americans who suffers from sleep apnea, the doctor and our team want you to know we can help. Sleep Read more

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