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How to Know When to Get Dentures

The American College of Prosthodontics reports that "36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth." In the next 20 years, these numbers are expected to grow.  Dentures are sometimes the best option for patients with missing teeth whose jaw bone will not support implants. Fortunately for our...
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8 Health Benefits of Seeing Your Dentist on a Regular Basis

For many people, going to the dentist is the last thing they want to do. We find excuse after excuse to put off visiting the dentist because of the potential discomfort we may experience. But procrastination can cause serious medical issues. Focusing on the long-term health benefits of regularly visiting your local dentist in Palm Bay FL can be the motivation you...
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Natural Remedies to Prevent or Treat Gum Disease

Are you suffering from swollen and tender gums? You may be experiencing symptoms of periodontitis, more commonly known as gum disease. When gum disease is left untreated, it often progresses and symptoms worsen. The mildest form is gingivitis, in which poor oral hygiene causes inflammation and sore gums.  Gingivitis may progress to periodontitis which causes receding gums and affects the...
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How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

From the time your first teeth grow in, there are tiny sugar-loving microbes in your mouth. They turn sugar into acid which breaks down tooth enamel, causing decay. Sugar can also contribute to gum disease which may advance to periodontitis, a condition that affects the gums and bones that support your teeth. Gum disease has also been linked to an...
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Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers: Two Options for a Beautiful Smile

Many of our patients yearn for a flawless smile. Correcting imperfections in the appearance of your teeth can help you feel more confident. Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are two cosmetic dentistry options we often explore with our patients. Both are common treatments for dental concerns, such as chipped teeth, cracks, gaps, and discoloration. It's helpful to understand the difference...
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Burning Mouth Syndrome: Causes and Relief

Have you ever experienced a long-lasting burning sensation in your mouth? This feeling can be confusing, and you may not know what is causing it and how to seek relief. Your discomfort may be due to a pain disorder known as burning mouth syndrome (BMS). If you have received this diagnosis, do not worry. There are many steps you can...