Recently, Gator Ceramics had the opportunity to make a bride's smile even more beautiful for her wedding pictures! The team worked to customize a case for her that she is happy with and we are very proud of. It is moments like these, that remind us just how special and individual each case is. There are moments in your life that you will look back on and remember for years to come. When those moments are captured on video or in pictures, we want you to look back at them and see a reflection of your best self. For us, it's not just about the work itself...it's about the lives, the moments and the people behind the smiles. Thank you for choosing Gator Ceramics!
Learning the Trade - Part 1
My first day at gator Ceramics was as a web designer, graphic designer and blogger. I walked into this lab, not knowing what to expect and finding a group of what looked like mad scientists in large magnification glasses hunched over machines and materials making...teeth! I walked around to each station, watching the process. The impressions became designs, that were milled into physical teeth, that became hand crafted, hand painted, stunning works of art! As a career artist and designer, I’ve since taken an interest and joined the team as a designer. I have to tell you, the products that come out of this lab are not just teeth. They are not cookie cutter, “one size fits all” commodities. Every case that comes in is an individual piece. A blank canvas, waiting to be transformed into a unique visual and functional experience. I’m proud and excited to join and be a part of this team. I will continue to blog about the experience, the journey and the work we do.
Mississippi Dental Association's Annual Meeting!
Robert and Jamie would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Andres Pappa and Dr. Sarah Carlisle for extending their invitation to the Mississippi Dental Association’s annual meeting. They greatly enjoyed seeing everyone. Gator Ceramics knows the future of the association is in great hands under the leadership of president elect, Dr. Pappa. We look forward to being a part of the exciting things to come, in the great state of Mississippi. Thanks again from all of us at Gator Ceramics!
Let’s Talk About Your Breath – Part 2
What does your breath say about your health? You may be experiencing something simple, like the after effects of a garlicky meal, or morning breath, but sometimes it doesn’t stop there. Chronic bad breath can be a symptom of tooth decay or other serious health issues.
Your diet plays a large part in what happens to your breath and your teeth. Diets that are high in protein and dairy can cause an overgrowth in foul-smelling bacteria due to excessive amino acids. Even if you clean the bacteria from your teeth, the bacteria can affect your breath.
Breathing through the mouth when you sleep can obstruct saliva production and cause bacteria growth. Those who suffer from snoring, or sleep apnea may be at risk for halitosis because the nasal pathways are obstructed. You will want to seek a solution to open your airways when sleeping to keep that morning breath from becoming chronic halitosis.
Medical issues such as lung cancer, kidney disease, ulcers and acid reflux can also cause the growth of foul smelling bacteria. You will want to visit a doctor to resolve medical issues, as bad breath can be a symptom of a much larger problem. Mouthwash and oral hygiene products will not treat the source of bad breath in this instance and failing to seek professional help can be very dangerous.
No matter the cause, you want to maintain all oral hygiene regimens to prevent any other issues from adding to the problem. If you suffer from bad breath and your daily cleaning routine only helps to temporarily mask the problem, visit your dentist and/or doctor to find the cause. You can never be too sure when it comes to your health!