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Caring for Dental Restorations at Home

Untreated tooth decay, injuries, or just the natural aging process can cause a person's natural smile to slowly start to deteriorate. Dental restorations, such as composite fillings, crowns, and implants, can correct some of the major problems that cause a person's natural smile to not look its best. Properly placed dental restorations can fix a number of problems ranging from tooth damage, cracks and missing teeth to surface stains and discoloration. Dental restorations, while extremely successful in fixing problems, can only help restore a patient's smile if they properly cares for them at home. Failure to properly care for dental restorations at...
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Understanding The Use of Fluoride in Dentistry

In dentistry, fluoride has been used to combat tooth decay for the past five decades. The time-tested mineral can be used to discourage the development of dental caries in people of all ages. At this Melbourne, Florida dental practice, we routinely use fluoride to restore the strength of our patient’s enamel and fortify their teeth in between professional cleanings.  

How Fluoride Protects the Tooth Enamel

Fluoride helps to protect the enamel of both children and adults. In children, fluoride can integrate with the tooth structure as the teeth are forming. Fluoride is available in varying concentrations in the food and...
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Why Cosmetic Dentistry is More Than Just Aesthetics

Cosmetic dental procedures are some of the most sought after treatments in every dental practice. The promise of an aesthetic grin far outweighs the benefits of a healthy smile for some people. While we at this Melbourne, Florida dental practice believe that healthy teeth are more important, we understand that the cosmetic appeal of a straight, bright smile. Thankfully cosmetic dentistry is about far more than just improving the aesthetic quality of your smile.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

It’s important to understand cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental work done to improve the appearance of the bite, teeth, or gums....
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The Cost and Effect of Sugar in Dentistry

Across the world people are consuming far too much sugar. We’re already aware that increased consumption of sugar is fueling the obesity epidemic. However, you may not realize that the increased sugar consumption also has some serious dental consequences that come at a high cost. Within the United States alone, studies show that dental treatment costs run at over 172 billion dollars, so the increase in sugar consumption is hitting everyone one it hurts – in their mouth and in their wallet. Studies continue to find evidence that consuming too much sugar is linked with poor dental health, and this adverse...
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Considering Invisalign, Here’s What You Should Know

If your teeth are currently misaligned, you may be weighing your orthodontic options. Nowadays, you don't have to settle for traditional braces in order to have perfectly straight teeth. Additional orthodontic devices, such as the Invisalign system, are available. Even if you have seen commercials about Invisalign, you may still know little about the system and what it entails. Here is a bit of information to help you better understand this orthodontic option.

Invisalign Uses Plastic Aligners

The Invisalign system consists of multiple sets of smooth, clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks...
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