Gum Disease and Obesity Link

The Link Between Obesity and Gum Disease

Gum disease is often one of the first signs of other health problems occurring within your body. As the gums pull away from your teeth it allows bacteria and other germs in, which may then enter the bloodstream and cause all kinds of serious health problems. This is just one of the many reasons why […]


Flossing

You’re Flossing Wrong: Here’s How You Should Be Flossing

The sad truth is that most people, even if they floss daily, aren’t flossing correctly. Flossing is one of the most important ways to take care of your teeth. In addition to regular brushing, checkups at your dentist, and a healthy diet, flossing can help keep your teeth bright and cavity-free. So, what is the […]


Vaping

Vaping and Your Teeth

Most people view vaping as a non-harmful alternative to smoking cigarettes, however, that’s actually far from the truth. Vaping can have severe health consequences for your teeth and your entire body. Here’s what you should know about vaping and your teeth.  How Vaping Affects Your Teeth and Gums You might think that since there’s no […]


What Other Conditions Are Linked To Gum Disease?

How healthy is your mouth? According to the CDC, 47.2 percent of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease. This amounts to roughly 64.7 million individuals with either gingivitis or the advanced form of gum disease, known as periodontal disease. The bad news is that having excess bacteria in your mouth may […]


Gum Line

Below The Gum Line

Do you know what’s going on below your gum line? When we talk about oral health and gum disease prevention, it’s all about removing plaque and food particles before they turn into tartar. Tartar tends to settle at the gum line and lead to oral bacteria explosions and acid attacks. When you have an excessive […]


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 […]