December 1, 2015
For more than 20 years, Botox has been touted as a wonder-drug for reducing pain, inflammation, and wrinkles. This neuromodulator impedes unconscious muscle movement that leads to pain in damaged or strained muscles, inflammation leading to health concerns like overactive bladder, and contraction-induced wrinkles. In 2009, the US approved Dysport, a competitor for Botox that has similar applications and results. Dysport had been used in the UK and Europe for many years before coming to the US. Since that time, researchers have delved into the difference between the two, and while most qualified Botox and Dysport administrators rely on patient preference when determining which injectable to use, there are some notable differences to take into account before choosing an anti-wrinkle treatment option.
August 17, 2015
Even the best oral health care routine can’t always prevent teeth from discoloring. The foods and drinks we ingest, necessary medication we take, and even aging will take their toll on our brilliant smile. Over the counter whitening products and even some professional grade whiteners have been unable to reverse discoloring from tetracycline ingestion and aging, but the innovative Kor whitening deep bleaching system has proven effective at lightening even the most stubborn stains. Interested in find out more about Kor whitening or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services? Call the Jacksonville Beach, FL dental practice you can count on, Eccella Smiles.
September 23, 2014
You can do it all. Every day you balance perfectly the responsibilities of work and family. From meetings and practices, to shopping and organizing, you are the glue that holds it all together. You fight the battle we call daily life and you relish in the small victories. However, when you look in the mirror at night you can see that the stress of the everyday has taken its toll on your skin. But you no longer have to live with the proof of a busy life on your face. You can regain your youthful, worry free appearance. Dr. Wagner has been helping people just like you change the face they see in the mirror, not with surgery, but with the latest innovations in skin rejuvenation therapy. Make an appointment with Dr. Wagner at Eccella Smiles today. Eccella Smiles is more than a dentist office, it’s a comprehensive wellness center dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Eccella Smiles is conveniently located in Jacksonville Beach, FL, close to St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Atlantic Beach, and Neptune Beach.
Choices in Skin Rejuvenation Therapy
Dr. Wagner can offer you the latest in skin rejuvenation therapies including:
- Botox- This popular medicationis injected into muscles in the face to improve the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead.
- Obagi- These therapies can improve signs of skin aging and skin conditions like age spots, rough skin, redness, yellowish complexion and discoloration.
- Skin Medica – Skin care therapy made from antioxidants and retinoid that repair the natural appearance of your skin by helping to prevent free radical damage.
- Vivite- Skin care therapy thatexfoliates, hydrates and protects your skin. These products contain glycolic acid which helps promote the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid and collagen.
Skin Rejuvenation Therapy in Jacksonville, FL
Inevitably, time, stress and age will cause our naturally healthy skin cells to break down. Luckily, there are many treatments readily available to restore your skin’s natural beauty. You have worked hard to achieve your goals, now you can let Dr. Wagner’s skin rejuvenation therapies work hard to renew your appearance. Experience and enjoy the refreshing confidence that comes with skin rejuvenation therapy. Make an appointment with Dr. Wagner at Eccella Smiles today. The experienced team at Eccella Smiles is waiting on your call. Eccella Smiles proudly serves patients throughout Jacksonville Beach, FL, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and surrounding communities.
January 22, 2014
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may find that you’d often prefer to avoid opening your mouth rather than sharing your smile with the world. Missing teeth, especially those located in the front of the mouth, can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. In addition to the aesthetic impact of lost teeth, lacking a stable tooth in any part of the mouth can prove incredibly detrimental to your overall oral health. Fortunately, a permanent solution is available in the form of dental implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants help restore your complete smile by taking the place of lost teeth anywhere in the mouth. When you’re missing a tooth, you’re more likely to develop potentially dangerous periodontal disease, a condition that has been shown to be closely related to instances of heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes and more. Anything you can do to reduce your risk of this common condition is highly recommended, including replacing missing teeth with dental implants.
In addition to an increased risk of disease, the absence of a tooth allows surrounding, healthy teeth to shift in the mouth. This can lead to an undesirable appearance and problems with bite. The bone tissue in the jaw below the missing tooth can become deteriorated without a strong tooth to support it.
When your local Jacksonville FL dentist places a dental implant in the spot where your tooth used to be embedded in the gum, the rest of your teeth remain in their proper positions. Your jaw structure remains healthy and the risk of periodontal disease is drastically reduced. First, a small post made of titanium is inserted into the gum and affixed to the existing jaw bone. Over time, the bone around the post will grow to support it like a natural tooth’s roots.
After placement of the post, a tooth-colored crown is mounted to it, completing your implant and giving it the look of a real, natural tooth. When cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime, giving you the beautiful, seamless smile you’ve always wanted.
Ask your Jacksonville dentist how dental implants change your smile, the way others perceive you and how you see yourself today. Our practice also serves the areas of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and beyond.