How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush? Your Toothbrush FAQs Answered

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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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How HEPA Filters Keep You Safe at Ultimate Smile Design

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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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New! Ultimate Smile Design’s Patient Portal

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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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Healthy Summer Treats That Won’t Harm Your Teeth

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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Know the Signs of Healthy Gums and Gum Disease

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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: 4 Things to Look for When Searching for a Dentist

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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 Teeth Healthy?

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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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DIY Dental Home Remedies Don’t Replace Regular Checkups

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At Ultimate Smile Design, we advocate holistic dental care and have even written about some natural DIY dental treatments that may be effective. However, there are circumstances when home remedies are not effective and may damage your teeth. Preventive dental care begins at home but does not replace regular checkups and treatment for oral health…

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Oral Health

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Improving your oral health doesn’t have to be a huge chore. There are a few simple actions you can take to keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent oral health problems. 1. Brush Before Bedtime When you’re tired at the end of a long day, it’s tempting to skip brushing your teeth before bedtime.…

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Does Gum Disease Increase the Risk of Dementia? Studies Show a Link

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When we discuss with our patients the importance of caring for their gums, it’s not just because of the inflammation we observe. We are concerned about the health issues that stem from gum disease. In addition to contributing to receding gums, sensitivity, bad breath, and tooth loss, it is well-established that gum disease contributes to…

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