5 New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Teeth and Gums

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Every year people make New Year’s Resolutions only to have them go by the wayside before the end of the first month. Establishing good oral health habits will protect your teeth and gums for many years to come. When making New Year’s resolutions, set goals that give you the chance to improve your health. Preventive…

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Tooth Extraction Causes and Aftercare

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One of your dentist’s primary goals is to preserve the structure of your mouth by repairing damaged or decayed teeth. However, there are circumstances that require a tooth extraction. When a tooth is beyond repair because it’s severely damaged or decayed, having the tooth pulled may be the only option. Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction…

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How Can I Stop Grinding my Teeth?

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If you’ve been experiencing jaw pain, headaches, and broken teeth it may be because you are grinding your teeth. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common disorder experienced by an estimated 10% of adults and 15% of children. Let’s explore the signs of teeth grinding and how you can stop grinding your teeth.…

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Start Your Children Off With Good Dental Habits

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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? How is a Dental Abscess Treated?

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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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8 Health Benefits of Seeing Your Dentist on a Regular Basis

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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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How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

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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…

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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…

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Digital Dental X-Rays Provide Many Advantages for our Patients

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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 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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