July 23, 2015
If a picture paints a 1000 words, then your smile speaks volumes about you. And don’t think for a minute that others don’t notice the details of your smile. Research shows that people with straight and beautiful smiles are considered to be more outgoing, smarter and more successful. So, if you’ve always wanted to have straighter teeth, then there’s no time like the present to have that smile. With Invisalign, Dr. W. Scott Wagner and the team at Eccella in Jacksonville, FL, can give you straight teeth without the appearance of metal braces.
June 23, 2015
Everyone wants to have well developed, defined muscles on their arms, legs, back and abs, but people rarely set out to have well defined facial muscles. It may come as a surprise to you, but fine lines, wrinkles and creases around your eyes and mouth are caused by the movements of your facial muscles the same way that exercise over time can develop definition around other muscles. There’s no avoiding it, as long as you to outside, smile, frown, laugh, cry, and concentrate you will develop fine lines and wrinkles. When preventive care falls short, it’s time for restoration. At Eccella our team offers professional Botox Cosmetic application to restore the youthful appearance of your skin. Call our convenient Jacksonville Beach, FL practice to schedule a consultation today.
April 29, 2015
Studies indicate that some 69 percent of adults will lose a tooth because of an injury, a failed root canal, gum disease or extensive tooth decay by the time they are between the ages of 35 to 44. And perhaps even more surprising is the fact that by the age of 74, more than 25 percent of adults can expect to lose all of their teeth. Fortunately, there is a solution. Dental implants are the tooth replacement option that comes closest to a live tooth. For your convenience, Dr. Scott Wagner has added the services of Periodontal/Implant Specialist, Dr. Brian Young to the team at Eccella in Jacksonville Beach, FL.
March 26, 2015
The anticipation of going to the dentist is often—almost always—worse than actually going to the dentist. Nevertheless, if you are one of the millions of people who avoids going to the dentist because the anticipation makes your heart race and your palms sweat, the fear is real. You can, however, banish the fear. Sedation dentistry from Eccella Smiles in Jacksonville Beach, FL, will help you relax, so you can attend to your dental health without worry.
Whether your dental anxiety is triggered by the memory of a long ago run-in with a dentist you didn’t like or a treatment that was painful, Dr. W. Scott Wagner and his staff understand. We believe there is absolutely nothing wrong with medication to help you overcome anxiety. At Eccella Smiles, we offer two methods of sedation dentistry.
Oral Conscious Sedation
With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Wagner will prescribe an anti-anxiety medication for you to take at a designated time before your appointment. Once you take the medicine, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to your appointment and back home. This medication will leave you feeling relaxed and calm, so you can arrive at our office and sit through your appointment without any worries. You will be conscious, so Dr. Wagner can speak to you. However, you may not remember anything about your treatment.
Our periodontal/implant specialist, Dr. Brian Young, is fully licensed to provide oral sedation and IV sedation. With IV sedation, also called twilight sedation, we can reduce or increase the amount of sedation you receive while you’re in the chair, so your level of comfort is always appropriate. Some patients do drift off to sleep with IV sedation, but almost all have no memories of what happened during their appointments.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you know you should see the dentist, then call Eccella Smiles in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and ask about sedation dentistry. We also conveniently serve patients from the surrounding communities of Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and St. Augustine.
February 22, 2015
To have a good day, you must first have a good night. For many people, however, a good night is but a dream. If you or the person one pillow over snores, then you know what we’re referring to here. Night after night of interrupted sleep makes for exhaustion during the day. But that’s not all. Snoring may be a sign of a serious condition called sleep apnea. For sleep apnea and snoring treatment that results in peaceful nights and productive days, patients in the Jacksonville, FL, area turn to Dr. Scott Wagner at Eccella Smiles.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that actually results in the cessation of breathing. The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea. In this case, the airway becomes blocked when soft tissue—like your tongue—relax during sleep and fall back, thereby interfering with breathing. A person with sleep apnea may not even realize what’s happening, but the brain does and signals the body to wake up in order to restart breathing. Believe it or not, this may happen more than 100 times during the night. That adds up to a lot of missed sleep. No wonder people with sleep apnea are tired during the day! Sleep apnea sufferers may also experience morning headaches, dry mouth or sore throat; difficulty concentrating; memory problems and a lack of coordination.
Solving Sleep Apnea
Fortunately, treating sleep apnea does not necessarily require surgery or a bulky CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. The solution might be a thin, flexible mouthguard that Dr. Wagner prescribes to hold your jaw forward while you sleep, so your airway remains open. This oral appliance has worked for many patients who snore and/or have sleep apnea and may be an alternative for patients who have tried a CPAP and found it intolerable.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you suspect that you or the person next to you who snores may have sleep apnea, then call Eccella Smiles. We will be happy to evaluate you. Located in Jacksonville Beach, FL, patients visit our office from across the nation, as well as from the surrounding areas of Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and St. Augustine.