Gum Health

What Can I Do To Improve My Gum Health?

Nearly 50 percent of adults in the United States have periodontal disease, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, and many more have signs of beginning gum disease. Unfortunately, advanced gum disease can cause severe gum recession, gum infections, and bone and tooth loss if not treated. Thankfully, our periodontist in Vero Beach, FL has some […]

Gummy Smile

How To Correct Gummy Smiles

How much gum shows when you smile? It is estimated that nearly 7 percent of males and 14 percent of females show too much gum tissue when they smile, as reported by the NYTimes. If you feel like you have a gummy smile, our periodontist in Vero Beach, Florida can evaluate your gums to determine if […]

Periodontal maintenance

What Is Periodontal Maintenance?

Do you have periodontal disease? If you do, you may be unaware of the need to have ongoing periodontal maintenance after your initial treatment. This is because advanced gum disease isn’t curable, but it is manageable with regular periodontal visits. Thankfully, our periodontist in Vero Beach can perform all your periodontal maintenance follow-up appointments. The […]

Periodontal Disease Check-Up

Will My Periodontal Disease Ever Go Away?

Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease that results in pockets forming between the teeth and the gums. Once these pockets reach 4mm, which is deeper than your toothbrush and floss can reach, early-stage periodontal disease is diagnosed. At this point, the only way to treat the condition is with a deep cleaning […]

Pet Periodontal Disease

Can My Pet Get Periodontal Disease?

When it comes to getting timely dental care, our dentist in Vero Beach, FL wants to remind you to schedule appointments for your entire family, even your pets. Like yourself, your spouse and your kids, your pets can also develop periodontal disease. The only difference is that your pet can’t tell you that they are […]

Oral Health Smile Girl

The Direct Connection Between Oral Health And Overall Systemic Health

When you think about your overall health, you may consider diet, exercise, and visiting your family physician for yearly physicals. However, you shouldn’t stop at simply visiting your family doctor. Your oral health can also be a good indicator of your overall health. For example, did you know that if you have diabetes, an immune […]

Periodontal Disease

Signs You’re Developing Periodontal Disease

Are your gums red, swollen, or inflamed, or do they bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? If you answered yes, you may be at risk for developing periodontal disease, or you may already have periodontal disease. We want you to be able to recognize the signs of advanced gum disease, so you can seek treatment […]

Sedation Patient

Biggest Anesthesia Myths

If you’re like many people, you probably get a bit nervous at the prospect of having a significant dental procedure like dental implants. Did you know nearly 30 percent of the population avoids the dentist entirely because they have anxiety about dental work? Unfortunately, many people don’t understand how anesthesia works in the dental setting […]

Oral Health Senior Lady

Delay Alzheimer’s Disease With A Good Oral Health Routine

Poor oral hygiene causes more than just problems with your teeth and gums. Neglecting your oral health also puts you at an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Studies Behind Alzheimer’s and Poor Oral Health Multiple studies link chronic periodontitis with an increased risk of dementia-related disorders, like Alzheimer’s. A March 2019 study published in the Journal […]

Dental Implants

Life After Dental Implants: What to Expect

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. Once your jaw and gums have healed, they function just like your natural teeth. This means that you will not have any food restrictions, and you will be able to brush and floss your teeth normally. However, many individuals don’t quite know what to expect […]