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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the signs of healthy gums

Maintaining healthy gums benefits not only the health of your teeth but also the health of your whole body. Neglecting to take proper care of your gums may result in gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to cardiovascular disease and respiratory infections. It can also lead to…

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how to find a dentist in palm bay fl what to look for when searching for a dentist

Searching for a new dentist in Palm Bay, Florida, always begins with a bit of trepidation. Will you be able to find a dentist who has a good reputation, who provides services using the latest technology, and who puts patients at ease? There are many dentists in the area. How do you choose the right…

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do vitamins help keep your teeth healthy

It’s often the simplest things that can have a major impact on our oral health.  We’ve written before about the importance of a healthy diet in overall oral health. In this article, we explore the role of vitamins and minerals in keeping teeth healthy. Vitamins for Healthy Teeth Whether you get your vitamins and minerals…

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