Brush your teeth dentist palm bay fl ultimate smile design

One of the first things parents with young children start to worry about is how to teach them proper oral hygiene. Teaching good dental habits at an early age helps prevent tooth decay and establishes oral health habits that will last a lifetime. Learning how to protect their teeth at a very young age gives…

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what is an abscessed tooth

When a bacterial infection develops around the root of a tooth, it can cause a pocket of pus to form. This is commonly known as an abscessed tooth. A dental abscess often results in a swollen, painful area in the gums near the infected tooth. Abscessed Tooth Symptoms What does the start of a tooth…

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mercury free dentistry palm bay florida

Mercury-free dentistry involves using white or clear composite resin to fill cavities or removing mercury-based fillings and replacing them with resin. Several studies have shown that the mercury amalgam that has been used for several decades to fill teeth may actually be causing health issues. With health concerns in mind, many dentists have turned to more…

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benefits of regular dental checkups Palm Bay Florida

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…

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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…

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digital dental radiography

If you had dental x-rays done in our office recently, you probably noticed that we are using digital radiography. This advancement in dental radiology produces less radiation than traditional film x-rays and has other advantages. Below you’ll learn why we are happy to have made the switch for our patients’ and staff’s safety and convenience.…

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how often change toothbrush

We all use our toothbrushes 2 to 3 times a day, but we might not know as much as we should about this disease-preventing tool. Here at Ultimate Smile Design, we have answered some of the most common questions about toothbrushes so that you don’t need to wonder anymore.  How Often Should I Change My…

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HEPA filter dental office safety

While we resume our regular routines as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, you may be wondering if it’s safe to visit the dentist. It’s as important as ever to continue your regular dental checkups. The stress caused by these unsettling times can damage your teeth, so it’s crucial to receive consistent dental care to ensure that…

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Ultimate Smile Design patient portal

Ultimate Smile Design is happy to introduce our new patient management system, Dentrix. Through the Patient Portal, our patients can request appointments and will have access to their dental treatment plan. Please read below to learn about the features of your patient account and how to create an account. Patient Account Features Inside your patient…

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When we think of a tasty summer treat, foods like ice cream, popsicles, snow cones, and milkshakes often come to mind. These treats may be delicious on a hot summer day, but the sugar can break down your enamel and cause decay. While they may sound tempting, there are plenty of healthy summer treats that…

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