Resolve to stop these bad dental habits in 2016!

At Artistic Touch Dentistry, we encourage healthy oral care habits including twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, and biannual prophylaxis. The link between healthy teeth and gums and your overall wellness is well-documented in medical literature. While positive habits can support dental health, the following negative habits can cause long-term damage in some cases. If you do any of the following, resolve to stop in 2016!
  • Chewing objects: Chewing pens, pencils, candy, fingernails, and even ice can wear down and erode your teeth over time. Try to stop these habits altogether, or opt for softer things to chew on if unsuccessful.
  • Drinking sugary beverages: Drinks such as soda, sports drinks,...
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We wish you a Merry Christmas!

It has been a privilege serving our patient families this year at Artistic Dentistry, and we love being your Melbourne FL practice for healthy smiles! We've experienced so much joy in watching bright, beautiful smiles visit our office this year! We know the holiday season can be tough on those who have experienced loss or pain. Conventional wisdom says to "grin and bear it," but we're truly invested in genuine smiles. We pray you have an authentically joyful season and that you're able to focus on the blessings of the year. As wish say goodbye to 2015, we say hello to a brand new year and new beginnings....
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Wrap your smile with dental sealants!

'Tis the season for gift wrap! Why not wrap your most natural gift? Protect your teeth with sealants! Dental sealants are a fast and simple procedure. Tooth-colored acrylic is "painted" onto the surface of your teeth, effectively sealing the deep grooves and protecting your enamel from plaque, acid, cavities, and decay. Some people are genetically wired to have teeth with deep grooves. Normally this presents no problem, but that it makes those teeth more susceptible to trapped food, plaque, and acid. With sealants, though, these cavity-prone individuals become able to protect their teeth with brushing and flossing like the rest of us. Sealants can last several years before...
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Missing teeth? Try dental implants!

The child singing "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!" is a classic, but when you're an adult and missing teeth, it's not quite so well-received. The appearance of a smile signifies one's commitment to healthy lifestyle and good self-care habits, so replacing missing teeth becomes important not only for oral function, but for social capital as well. At Artistic Touch Dentistry, we offer dental implants designed to replace teeth permanently. If you've lost teeth due to accident, injury, or decay, you can regain the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that your facial...
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Signs of gum disease

As you're readying yourself for a new year, take a moment to think about your oral health and your risk for gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss for adults. The gums support the teeth and protect their roots. Once gingivitis takes hold, periodontal disease can develop. The support of our teeth can then become weak, even resulting in tooth loss. If it's caught early on, gum disease can be reversed and damage to the teeth can be avoided. When you're at Artistic Touch Dentistry for your cleaning, be sure to tell us about any...
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