deep cleaning teeth

Warning Signs You Need A Deep Cleaning

Brushing your teeth every day is not enough to keep them healthy. Additionally, flossing your teeth daily will not work either. A combination of brushing and flossing is also not adequate for dental health. If those statements are so counter-intuitive they make your brain freeze, the reason may help thaw it out! Without regular deep […]

dental implants

Properly Caring for Your Implants

Tooth loss is a prominent issue affecting people of all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 percent of people in the U.S. have lost one or more permanent teeth to decay by the age of 17. By age 50, the average American has lost 12 teeth. When teeth are lost […]

harmful foods and beverages

Warnings Against These Common Foods and Beverages

As an experienced Vero Beach and Melbourne, Florida dental practice, community members routinely ask about harmful foods and beverages when it comes to their teeth. While some are openly infused with sugar and widely recognized as bad for your teeth, others are not so easily identified. In fact, many of the typical items everyday families […]

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Foods that Contribute to Bad Breath

Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, impacts an estimated one in four people on a regular basis, according to the National Health Service (NHS). Although common, bad breath can have a detrimental effect on a person’s self-confidence and social life. Anyone can suffer from bad breath, especially if they eat certain foods that are known […]

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Periodontitis Connections in the Body

There is a vast amount of scientific research proving a direct link between periodontitis and serious health conditions that affect the rest of the body. So much research has been completed that really, it’s too much to cover in a single blog post. However, we want to stress that it is extremely important to keep […]

Teeth sensitivity. Tooth pain

Sensitive Teeth: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Do you have pain or discomfort when you eat or drink something? It might even feel painful when you are brushing your teeth twice a day. Ice cream is definitely out of the question for you. This is one of the many problems of having sensitive teeth. There is something you can do about it […]

Dental Anxiety. Meeting with dentist. Dental Fear

Coping With Your Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a serious problem for many people. It’s defined as stress or fear surrounding visiting a dentist. That intense worry can be associated with previously bad dental experiences growing up or into adulthood. You can have apprehensive fear of certain dental tools or exams. Maybe the fear comes from something as simple as […]

Diets and gum disease. Periodontal Disease

A Diet’s Role in Periodontal Disease

Your diet plays a role in your overall health. You may already know an unhealthy diet can lead to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, among other issues. However, your diet may also contribute to periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Sugar and Periodontal Disease Your mouth consists of both beneficial bacteria […]

Tooth Inflammation

Inflammation: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Inflammation is another name for the inflammation of the gums that accompanies periodontitis, or gum disease. The gums become swollen, red, and tender to the touch but the problem can sometimes be much worse than that. The bacteria causing the inflammation can weaken the bone structures in the jaw, eventually leading to loose teeth or […]

Dental Cleanings

Did You Know There Are Different Dental Cleanings?

You may not be doing enough for your oral health if you are still only going to your regular dental cleanings twice a year. There are some problems that occur in your mouth that may require different types of dental cleanings. Don’t settle for the bare minimum of cleanings, it may affect your health in […]