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Jillian Barras

Owner/Dentist, Port City Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Jillian Barras is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She began her career in the field of dentistry in 1999 when she enlisted in the Navy, fulfilling a lifelong dream to serve her country. She attended boot camp, received spec  

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Dec 15, 2014

What You Can Do To Overcome Dental Phobia

Dentistry has historically gotten a bad rap. This much we know. There is a world of jokes out there about the pain (mental, physical, financial) that a dental visit can cause. For some, however, the t ...

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Dec 1, 2014

The Benefits Of Investing In Dental Implants

Dental implants represent the most advanced procedure available for tooth replacement and dental reconstruction. An artificial substitute for your natural tooth roots, the implant fuses seamle ...

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Nov 15, 2014

Is Fluoride Safe? What You Need To Know About Flouride

What is fluoride exactly? Fluoride is an anion of the element fluorine which is abundant in the Earth’s crust. It almost always occurs in nature as a compound, existing as a component of the ...

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Nov 1, 2014

Do I Really Need Dental X-rays? Why Are They So Important?

The short answer: Yes, you do. Digital dental x-rays use a very small amount of electromagnetic radiation to capture an image of your teeth and their surrounding structures. These images (radiograph ...

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Oct 15, 2014

Why Do You Need To See The Dentist Every Six Months?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), it is essential that patients see their dentists at least twice a year to maintain their dental health. Have you ever wondered why it is necessary t ...

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Oct 1, 2014

Oral Cancer: Are You At Risk?

Nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and more than 8,000 die every year from this disease. It is a devastating illness; most people who are diagnosed with it ...

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Sep 1, 2014

Prevent Facial Injuries With An Athletic Mouth Guard

An athletic mouth guard (sports guard) is a resilient device or appliance placed inside the mouth to reduce injuries, particularly to the teeth and surrounding structures. Mouth guards, which typic ...

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Aug 1, 2014

Bleeding Gums? Gum Disease Prevention And Treatment.

Gum disease is a widespread problem. Studies show that the majority of Americans have some form of the disease, usually the curable type called gingivitis. If not treated promptly and effectively, gum ...

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Jul 22, 2014

What You Need To Know About Baby Teeth

If you have a child between about six months and three years old, you know all about teething. It’s not the most pleasant experience for kids (or parents, for that matter) as cutting teeth can c ...

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Jun 17, 2014

Say Goodbye To Bad Breath

Bad breath is a common, yet unpleasant annoyance that everyone has experienced at least once. There are numerous factors that can cause bad breath, such as smoking and the types of food you eat (as an ...