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Dr. Michael D. Vanover, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Michael D Vanover DDS is a top Dentist in Orange Park, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Michael D Vanover DDS is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Michael D Vanover DDS is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Michael D Vanover DDS is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Orange Park, FL, Dr. Michael D Vanover DDS is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Michael D. Vanover, DDS
  • Orange Park, FL
  • North Carolina State Univeristy
  • Accepting new patients

Are electric toothbrushes any better for the teeth?

Electric is definitely better than manual. Make sure it is an ultrasonic brush though, as not all electrics are the same. My personal favorite is the Sonicare models, their ultrasonic READ MORE
Electric is definitely better than manual. Make sure it is an ultrasonic brush though, as not all electrics are the same. My personal favorite is the Sonicare models, their ultrasonic movement blast plaque off your teeth without harming your gums. They also have timers, and pressure sensors that help you brush for the correct amount of time and not allow you to press too hard so you do the best job possible.

How should I select my toothpaste?

Pick one that you like the taste. Also, if you are over 2 years old, pick one that has fluoride in it, as it is proven to help prevent cavities. There are many other aspects of READ MORE
Pick one that you like the taste. Also, if you are over 2 years old, pick one that has fluoride in it, as it is proven to help prevent cavities. There are many other aspects of toothpastes that are personal preference, and that's why there are a million out there. If you get build-up/tartar/calculus on your teeth quickly, then use a tartar control one. If you have sensitve teeth, then use a sensitive teeth one. If you have a dry mouth or sensitive tissues, use a dry-mouth formulation one. It's best to ask your dentist which one is right for you, since they know what issues you have and the best way to address them.

Is oil pulling ever recommended by dentists?

No. Oil pulling is not recommended. There are no valid studies that show it is practical or effective. There are plenty of proven and tested products on the market that are practical READ MORE
No. Oil pulling is not recommended. There are no valid studies that show it is practical or effective. There are plenty of proven and tested products on the market that are practical to use and effective in making your mouth healthier. Dont waste your time or your money on these fads when it comes to your health.