Gum Disease and Hypertension

February is Heart Health Awareness Month. With 92.1 million American adults living with some form of cardiovascular disease, our Smile Design Dentistry dentists want to help you understand that good oral health will decrease your risk for hypertension, a major cause of heart attacks and strokes. (more…)

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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Dentists are on the frontlines of screening patients regularly for oral cancer. At Smile Design Dentistry locations throughout Florida, we are doing our part to raise awareness about oral cancer during the National Oral Cancer Awareness Month of April. (more…)

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My mouth has become chronically dry. What can I do?

In a previous blog about the affect medications have on the mouth, we wrote that dry mouth (xerostomia) is caused by over 400 different medications. But, there are additional causes of this uncomfortable condition, and your Smile Design Dentistry dentist can help. (more…)

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Dental Cleanings Prevent Disease

…and Enable Early Diagnosis of Oral Health Problems

At Smile Design Dentistry locations throughout Florida, we provide thorough dental cleanings for your entire family. Your local Smile Design hygienist will gently remove plaque and tartar to fight against decay and gum disease. At this appointment, your local hygienist and dentist will look for and inform you about any present signs of decay, gum disease, and more. You and your children will receive the oral hygiene advice and guidance you need to maintain a healthy smile. (more…)

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Oral Health Impacts Your Entire Body

When you are sick, doesn’t your complexion change, don’t your eyes look dull, and doesn’t your mind feel slower? Imagine how a chronic infection in your gum tissue might impact your body. Oral Systemic Health is a topic your dentist, periodontist, cardiologist, and other physicians understand and care about. Smile Design Dentistry is eager to share with Florida’s residents this important message: (more…)

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Medications Can Affect the Mouth

Inform your Smile Design Dentistry dentist about the medications you are taking and any recent changes in your medical history. (more…)

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