Schedule your Dental Cleaning for Back To School

It’s no surprise that school is back in session here in Melbourne, Florida and this dental practice wants to remind you that it’s the perfect time to schedule a dental cleaning. Summers can be hectic with summer camps, vacations, and family coming to town, we understand that you may have not had any time on your hands to get your teeth cleaned and checked for dental decay or gum infections. Now that things are about to quiet down, you may have some time to give us a call and get on the books. We assure you, you’ll be happy you did.

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Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is one of the most pervasive dental diseases in existence. Affecting nearly half of the American adult population, this disease causes the loss of tooth and gum tissue and has been linked to many other serious chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, Rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's. A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania recently discovered that diabetes causes a shift in oral microbiome that facilitates the development and rapid progression of periodontal disease. This new information is extremely important for both dentists and medical professionals because understanding how these two diseases work together to create disastrous effects for patients can...
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Dealing with Dry Sockets

As a Melbourne, Florida dentist, Dr. Brazdo believes that keeping saving natural teeth is extremely important. However, sometimes it is necessary to remove teeth if they are severely damaged or decayed. After tooth extraction is complete the patient will cease to feel the pain that caused them to have the tooth removed in the first place. Unless they develop a dry socket. Dry sockets are preventable occurrences, but can be extremely painful. If you have a tooth extracted, this Melbourne, Florida dentist wants to ensure that you know how to prevent them, and what to do if you must deal with dry sockets.

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The Harm of Biofilms in Dentistry

The mouth is an extremely complex system made up of many tissues and bacteria. It relies on a delicate balance of bacteria, enzymes, and saliva to maintain its health. When biofilms begin to build, it can be difficult to maintain this balance and oral disease can develop causing caries and gum inflammation. Understanding the harm that biofilms can cause in the oral cavity is important in preventing these colonies from developing and maintaining oral health.

What are Biofilms?

Biofilms are aptly named colonies of microorganisms that attach to the surfaces of many things with an extracellular...
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The Tongue Treatment

Most of the discussion dentistry is placed on the teeth and gums. While this is warranted and necessary for both our oral and overall health, it’s important to remember that our tongues are important too. In fact, our tongues are just as susceptible to bacterial infection as the rest of our mouths, and it is important to clean them daily as well. If you seek the peak of oral health, it is important to pay attention to your tongue. At this Melbourne, Florida dental practice we work hard to educated our patients on all aspects of their oral health. The health of your...
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