complete oral reconstruction

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 […]


sinus augmentation

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 […]


gum disease

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 […]


sinus augmentation

All About Sinus Augmentation

Sinus augmentation, sometimes called a sinus lift, is sometimes necessary for patients who need dental implants. The sinuses go through pneumatization as the body ages, which essentially means that the sinuses get larger. This results in a large amount of air in the sinus cavity, which means that dental implants have nothing to anchor to. […]


bone grafting

5 Things to Know About Bone Grafting

People who are missing teeth, whether because of severe periodontal disease, injury, or extensive tooth decay, may choose to undergo dental implant surgery. Unfortunately, there may not be enough jawbone present to support the placement of dental implants. That is where bone grafting proves helpful. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that allows oral surgeons […]


peri-implanatitis

What is Peri-implanatitis?

While dental implants are an extremely successful treatment option for people looking to replace missing or damaged teeth, they aren’t completely risk free. A small amount of people, approximately 2%, will experience complications as a result of this dental procedure. One of those complications is peri-implantitis. Before fully committing to getting dental implants, it is […]