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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease: What You Should Know

Brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits are essential for everyone, but they’re particularly crucial for people living with rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have shown a strong connection between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gum disease, which can result in tooth loss and other serious health complications. Here’s a closer look at what you need to know about […]


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Preparing for Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is not a procedure that can be simply performed the minute you walk into an oral surgeon’s office. There are specific steps that must be taken to prepare you for this dental procedure. Failure to follow any pre-procedure instructions could result in complications arising during the bone grafting procedure or it could require […]


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Scary Stories: The Effects of Periodontal Disease

Take a quick look in your mouth. All may seem well inside, but all along the gum line a silent and extremely dangerous disease could be lurking – periodontal disease. Periodontal disease isn’t some spooky story or myth made up by the dental community to encourage you to brush, floss and schedule regular checkups. It […]


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What Goes into Complete Oral Reconstruction?

If a dentist has recommended a complete oral reconstruction, you may be wondering what is involved and why it is necessary. The following is a comprehensive guide that will not only explain what a complete oral reconstruction is, but talk about why it is needed and what happens when one is being performed. What is […]


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When is a Sinus Augmentation Necessary?

Dental implants are a great long-term solution for people who have lost teeth due to injury or advanced periodontal disease. While it would be ideal that all dental implants can be placed as soon as a person decides they want to go with this procedure that isn’t always possible. Sometimes a surgical procedure known as […]


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Signs You May Be Developing Gum Disease

The first reaction people often have when they discover they have gum disease is shock. It is such a shocking discovery because there are very few, if any, symptoms that appear. The symptoms that do appear are ones that can easily be ignored or mistaken for other problems. Learning more about the signs and symptoms […]


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Periodontal Disease and Colon Health

Gum disease is a common condition in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), affecting nearly half the adult population. Gum disease can affect the health of other body systems and organs, including your colon. In fact, it can even increase your risk of colon cancer. Colon health is […]


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Can Electric Toothbrushes Help Avoid Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease can have lasting effects not only on your teeth, mouth, and gums but your entire body. If you are looking for ways to prevent, or at least reduce the likelihood of developing periodontal disease, you may want to think about switching from a manual toothbrush to an electric toothbrush. Why Make the Switch […]


Oral Hygiene Tips for Gum Health

Are you searching for ways to improve your oral hygiene habits so that you can reduce your risk for developing gingivitis and periodontal disease? Gingivitis and periodontal disease can cause swollen, bleeding gums, gum recession, jaw bone loss, loose teeth and oral infections. Our dentists in Melbourne and Vero Beach, FL can help you take […]


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Maintaining Oral Health after Periodontal Disease

If you were diagnosed with periodontal disease, the first order of business is an effective treatment. The exact type of treatment that you have will depend on the type of periodontal disease that you suffer from, and ongoing care can also vary based on that. To fully understand periodontal disease treatment and its aftermath, you […]