The Causes and Effects of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a silent, potentially serious problem that impacts over 50% of Americans over the age of 30 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Luckily, if caught in the early stages it can be treated. Unfortunately, the early signs of periodontal disease are so minor that people tend to ignore them and not seek treatment. If you are unsure whether or not you have periodontal disease and need to seek treatment, we are here to help. The following is a quick guide to periodontal disease. We will explore the various types of periodontal...
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Proper Oral Hygiene During Times of Stress

If you are under a lot of stress, you may forget to perform basic oral hygiene or rush through your morning teeth brushing, flossing and rinsing routine, which can leave you at risk for tooth decay, cavities and gum disease. Our dentist in West Melbourne, FL would like to remind you to brush your teeth regularly, even when you are busy and stressed in order to prevent oral health problems.

Symptoms of Stress in Your Mouth

When most people think of symptoms of stress, they think of sore shoulders, increased headaches and feeling tired or mentally exhausted. However, your mouth can also...
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Thanksgiving and Oral Health

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and your family will no doubt celebrate with a huge spread of delicious foods. The foods you choose to eat can have either a positive or negative effect on your oral health. Of course, while Thanksgiving is known for its many tasty dishes, many of those dishes may not be so healthy for your pearly whites. On the other hand, you can add a few foods to your celebration that actually benefit your teeth. Learn more about foods to indulge in, those to limit or skip, and a few helpful oral health tips that will keep the day healthy for...
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How Effective is Mouthwash?

Do you use mouthwash as a part of your oral hygiene routine? Should you be using a good mouthwash? There’s been some debate as to whether mouthwash is really effective. If you’re trying to decide if you should add mouthwash to your oral hygiene routine, here’s a closer look at the types of mouthwash, dental issues mouthwash may address, and what the studies say about its effectiveness.

Two Types of Mouthwash

According to the American Dental Association, there are two broad types of mouthwash: therapeutic and cosmetic. Therapeutic options use active ingredients to reduce and control oral health problems like tooth decay,...
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Bridging the Gap: Understanding Dental Bridges

Dental bridges earned their name by actually bridging gaps within the mouth. A dental bridge may replace just one tooth or a whole group of teeth. The ultimate goal of a dental bridge is smile restoration, giving you a more beautiful smile and more functional teeth at the same time. If you're missing one or more teeth, Artistic Touch Dentistry is here to help. Dr. Brazdo can create customized dental bridges that can bridge the gaps in your smile.

What Are the Components of Dental Bridges?

The components of a dental bridge can include: