Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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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Get Into the Routine of Visiting Your Dentist Every 6 Months

The old recommendation was to visit the dentist once every 12 months. That advice has since been updated to every six months. This is because getting a dental checkup once a year may not be enough to catch tooth decay and gum disease in its earliest stages, especially if you have other chronic health problems, like a weakened immune system, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Benefits of Seeing a Dentist Twice a Year

By having your teeth cleaned and mouth examined more frequently, you’ll be lowering your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease, while maintaining your beautiful smile.

1. Reduce Plaque and  Read moreComments are closed

Morning Brushing Schedule, Before or After Breakfast?

When it comes to practicing good oral hygiene, you probably already know that you should brush your teeth twice a day, for at least three minutes each session. For most people that means brushing their teeth in the morning and at night, but should you brush your teeth in the morning before breakfast or after breakfast? The answer may depend on how your mouth feels in the morning and your morning habits.

Your Mouth at Night

When you go to bed each night, your mouth also sleeps. This means there is less saliva produced, and as we know, saliva bathes the teeth in nutrient-rich minerals...
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