periodontal disease

Periodontal Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, & Reversal

Busy American lifestyles too often lead people to skip daily oral hygiene regimens. Forgetting to brush and floss regularly, unhealthy food choices, and failing to schedule routine cleanings have led to more than 64 million Americans over 30 years old suffering from periodontal disease. As a periodontist Vero Beach and Melbourne, FL residents rely on, […]

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Tissue Grafting

Gum recession is not only a cosmetic issue for many people, but also a potential oral health issue that will have them calling their periodontist. A simple tissue grafting surgery is the preferred method for correcting gum recession. Here is a closer look at the tissue grafting process and why your dentist in Vero Beach […]

wisdom teeth removal

Do I Need To Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

So many patients ask the question, ”Do I need to get my wisdom teeth removed?” This is a discussion that comes up quite often. At Vero VIP Implants & Periodontics, as part of periodontal services, this is an important procedure we perform on many people. There are some signs that will let you know that […]

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Feeling Sick? Don’t Sleep On Your Oral Health

It’s tempting when you are sick to neglect your oral health. This is a big mistake, and one that we at Vero VIP Implants & Periodontics don’t recommend. It can be very hard to motivate yourself when you have a cold or flu bug to get out of bed. You may be achy, tired, have […]

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Are You Cleaning Your Tongue?

You probably brush twice a day and floss at least once, but do you clean your tongue? Many people skip this essential step in their daily oral hygiene routine which can lead to bad breath and similar issues. It is important to remember that your tongue is covered with bacteria. The tongue is not smooth […]

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 […]

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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 […]