Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

How To Stop Bruxism or Teeth Grinding

Do you have bruxism? Bruxism is nighttime teeth grinding. You may have it if you wake up with a sore jaw or a headache or have symptoms of TMJ. While the symptoms of bruxism may seem mild, it’s important to understand that long term teeth grinding can wear down your teeth, making them unnaturally short. Thankfully, our dentist in Melbourne, FL can help you stop teeth grinding and protect your teeth from future bruxism damage and repair to teeth that are chipped, cracked, or excessively worn.

Signs of Bruxism

If you only grind your teeth at night, you may not realize you...
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Treating Adult Cavities

When most people think about cavities and dental decay, they think about children. They think about the kids who have trouble removing all the food particles and plaque from their teeth and who may eat candy and junk food. The truth is, 92 percent of adults in the United States between the ages of 20 and 64 have adult cavities, also known as caries. Here at Artistic Touch Dentistry, our Melbourne, FL dentist wants to help you avoid tooth decay and the need for root canals and extractions due to adult cavities.

Adult Cavities; Reasons You May...

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How Gum Disease can Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease  

In a study recently published in Science Advances, researchers discovered possible parallels between the bacteria that trigger gum disease and Alzheimer's disease. This intriguing connection could also potentially pave the way for treatment in the future.

Gum Disease and Alzheimer's: What's the Connection?

In the study, brain tissue of patients who died from Alzheimer's disease were examined in detail. In many cases, researchers discovered a bacteria called Porphyromonas Gingivalis, one of the primary bacterias that causes gum disease, in the brain tissue. Additionally, the same Porphyromonas Gingivalis bacteria was discovered within spinal fluid taken from living Alzheimer's sufferers. Porphyromonas Gingivalis produces...
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Wine Good for Your Teeth: Fight Cavities and Gum Disease  

Is wine good for your teeth? When it comes to promoting health, you probably already know that red wine provides vital antioxidants that are good for your body. Did you also know that red wine may help fight gum disease and cavities? Our dentist in Melbourne, FL actually recommends drinking small quantities of red wine for its oral health benefits.

Oral Health Benefits of Red Wine

According to a report by Science Daily, drinking small amounts of red wine may actually improve your oral health. New research on the benefits of red wine states that...
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5 Tips to Clean Teeth

Did you know that the first toothbrush was created in 1498 in China and was made from animal hair? It’s true. Of course, the first commercially manufactured toothbrush didn’t appear on the market until 1838. Since then, dental care and oral hygiene have come a long way. However, you may still be having trouble keeping your teeth and mouth clean enough to prevent cavities and gum disease. Thankfully, our dentist at Artistic Touch Dentistry in West Melbourne has created five tips to help you improve the health of your mouth and cleaner teeth.

1. Choose Great Oral Hygiene Products

The first step to cleaner teeth...
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