Peter G. Lemieux DMD, PA
(407) 644-2700

1185 Orange Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Select Fridays: 7:00am – 11:30am

The Doctor's Blog

Elements of our New Patient Exam – Bite Evaluation

As important as it is to check for cavities and gum disease, it is equally necessary to conduct a thorough evaluation of a patient’s bite, or occlusion.   The way the teeth come together affect how the teeth function, feel, and wear. When we evaluate a patient’s occlusion, we check for crowding, spaces, and cross-bites. We evaluate how the teeth touch, and which teeth contact when rubbed together.   We note when

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Elements of our New Patient Exam – The Patient Questionnaire

One of the most valuable features of our New Patient Exam is the time we spend with our patients reviewing their Patient Questionnaire, which we hand out to patients when they come in for their first examination. Before we even look into their mouths, we are very interested to learn about a patient’s dental history, their home care habits, motivation for coming in, long-term goals, and personal barriers to care.

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Antibiotics are not Always the Answer

A few weeks ago, we had a patient come into our office with a concern for some irritations inside his mouth, and he was eager to receive a prescription for an antibiotic. Inside his mouth were several small sores on his gums, which are common sign of a virus infection. Given a few days, they typically heal on their own, but require some follow-up. As the patient had been in

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How Can a Nightguard Benefit You?

We routinely have discussions with patients about the benefits of a nightguard.  The most common reasons for recommending a nightguard include signs of tooth breakdown, TMJ symptoms, or tooth mobility. Many of these problems stem from teeth that do not properly fit together.  Ideally, when the jaw joints are in their proper position, all of the teeth should touch at the same time with equal intensity.   When the teeth glide

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