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  • Brushing Tips for Kids
    You’re all set for your happy morning and nighttime ritual. You’ve provided your son with his favorite action hero toothbrush and your daughter with her favorite flavored toothpaste. You’ve gotten Read more
  • Tips for a Whiter Smile
    Everyday life can take a toll on the whiteness of our teeth: Foods we love as well as soft drinks and coffee can stain them over time. Poor brushing and Read more
  • Navigating the World of Dental Insurance Terminology
    Unless you work for an insurance company, you probably do not spend a lot of your time studying all the terminology that dental insurance companies use to describe the treatments Read more
  • My gums are shrinking!
    Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Read more
  • Year-End Insurance Reminder
    the doctor, as well as our team at Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end Read more
  • The Five Most Common Reasons for Emergency Visits
    An emergency usually evokes panic, and for good reason. Emergencies don’t discriminate when it comes to time or place. They’ll happen during your vacation, at home, while you’re shopping for Read more
  • Pregnancy and Oral Care
    Pregnancy involves a lot of alterations in your health. Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA is here to help you understand the oral health aspects of your pregnancy. As you may already Read more
  • Dental Anxiety
    If you suffer from dental anxiety, a visit to Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA might seem like a daunting prospect. Perhaps you had a bad experience in the past, but Read more
  • Back to School? Remember Your Dental Homework!
    It’s a busy time of year. Book lists! Supplies! New clothes! (How did they outgrow those shoes already?) And while you’re preparing your family’s list of back-to-school necessities, here are Read more
  • Labor Day: Our favorite holiday to rest!
    Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday each September here in the United States, is a holiday devoted to the American working community. The purpose of the holiday is honoring Read more
  • It's been years since my last appointment; what should I expect?
    Feeling apprehensive or guilty for not visiting a dentist in over a year is common, but coming back to receive dental care is easier than you may think. Our dental Read more
  • A Variety of Dentures to Meet Your Needs
    With advancements in prosthetic dentistry, patients are now able to wear dentures that are comfortable, natural looking, and long lasting. There are different options to choose from that will meet Read more
  • Do adults need fluoride treatments?
    Many dentists and hygienists recommend fluoride treatments for their adult patients. You might ask yourself, “Do I really need a fluoride treatment? I thought those were just for my kids.” 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
  • Xerostomia: What does that mean anyway?
    Does your mouth always feel like it’s dry? If it does you may be suffering from xerostomia. Xerostomia is defined as dry mouth resulting from reduced or absent saliva flow. Read more
  • Caring for Your Cat’s Dental Health
    While you make sure your family is getting the best care possible, with regular dental checkups and cleanings at our Jacksonville Beach, Florida office, there is one family member that Read more

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