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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. […]


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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 […]


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Tips for Quitting Chewing Tobacco

While it’s well known that smoking is very harmful for your health, not as many people are aware that chewing tobacco can be equally as damaging. The main way that chewing tobacco is used is in small bundles of tobacco leaves that are placed between the cheek and the gums. After sucking the tobacco juices, […]


periodontics and pancreatic cancer

Periodontics & Pancreatic Cancer

Recent studies from the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Hospital in Finland have revealed that the harmful bacteria that brings on periodontitis (an advanced stage of gum disease) also appears to contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer. The Connection Between Periodontitis and Pancreatic Cancer Periodontitis affects the gum tissue around the teeth, […]


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Spotlight On: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The month of April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and the team at Vero VIP Implants & Periodontics wants to make sure that patients have access to the information they need about this frighteningly common type of cancer. Cancers of the mouth and throat cause almost one death per hour for each day of the […]


surgical gum cleaning

What is Surgical Gum Cleaning?

Oral antibiotics, antibiotic mouthwash, and a professional cleaning can often quickly and effortlessly treat gum disease, but only if it is in its early stages. If your gum disease, or periodontal disease, has progressed into a severe case, you may need to undergo a surgical procedure known as surgical gum cleaning. What is Surgical Gum […]