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Viera, FL Dentist Blog

Dec
02

Why Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a type of tooth replacement that can help fill the gap from your missing teeth. Whether you are missing one tooth or many, dental bridges can restore the look and feel of your smile. One of the…

Oct
31

How to Cope with Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is the discomfort or fear of going to the dentist. There is no singular cause of dental anxiety, and everyone is different. For example, one patient may have developed a fear of the dentist during childhood, and another…

Sep
28

What Causes Enamel Erosion?

Your teeth consist of three layers: the enamel, the dentin, and the pulp. The innermost layer is the pulp, which houses the nerves and connective tissues. The pulp keeps your tooth alive. The middle layer of your tooth is called…

Aug
29

Veneers vs. Implants

Dental work can be complicated. There are numerous procedures for visual and functional purposes. The sheer number of appliances, processes, and surgeries can be overwhelming. Unless you have a background in dentistry or spend a lot of time in a…

Aug
09

Why Treat TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD) refer to conditions that can cause pain or discomfort in the jaw joint. With TMJ, the muscles, ligaments, joints, and teeth are out of alignment or put under stress. This can create a number…

Jul
05

Why Do Dentists Scrape Your Teeth?

If you have ever been to the dentist, you have probably had your teeth cleaned, which means you have experienced several of the tools that dentists use. Water, suction, electric brushes, and more are all part of the cleaning routine,…

May
26

Patient Eligibility for Implant Dentistry

Tooth loss can leave dental patients with gaps in their smiles and issues in performing oral functions. However, missing teeth can also put them at risk of further oral health concerns. This is why dentists highly suggest tooth replacement treatment…

Apr
28

Don’t Delay Periodontal Disease Treatment

A study from the Journal of Clinical Periodontology reported that patients with gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, might be more likely to suffer severe complications related to COVID-19. This is due to the connection between inflamed gum tissue…

Mar
29

Prepare for Your Cosmetic Dental Consult

Are your teeth looking dull? Are you searching for a way to get a whiter or straighter smile? Your dentist can help you determine a personalized cosmetic treatment strategy to accomplish your smile aesthetic goals when you schedule an appointment.…

Feb
10

How to Prevent Dry Mouth

A dry mouth can feel unpleasant, leaving an uncomfortable sensation on your tongue, gums, and teeth. However, this condition can also create major oral health risks that can create severe and irreversible dental damage without intervention. Dry mouth occurs when…

Jan
28

Get the Most Out of Porcelain Veneers

Looking for a cosmetic dental solution that can last for fifteen or more years? Porcelain veneers can boost your smile for this extended period of time. The treatment features cap-like shells that your dentist secures to the front of your…

Dec
21

Proper Flossing Techniques

Your oral hygiene routine is crucial to removing plaque build-up from your smile and preventing it from hurting your teeth. For the best clean, you visit your dentist for routine cleanings, brush your teeth twice per day, and floss daily.…

Nov
29

Tips for Keeping Teeth Clean While Traveling

With the arrival of the holiday season, many Americans intend to travel to visit family or take a vacation. Packing for your trip requires careful planning, and you should use this same approach when considering your oral hygiene. While you…

Oct
11

4 Treatments to Enhance Your Smile

Your smile can play an important role in building your self-esteem. If it is not looking its best, your confidence can suffer in multiple areas of your life. Boost your smile and your confidence with cosmetic enhancement from your dentist.…

Sep
01

Gum Disease Treatment During the Pandemic

The ongoing global pandemic has disrupted the lifestyles of people around the world, and many individuals have paid less attention to their oral health during the last year. However, the health of your teeth and gums can play a major…

Aug
11

Tips to Avoid Dry Socket

Your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction for a damaged or overcrowded tooth that does not respond to other dental treatments. As with other surgeries, you will need to set aside time to allow your extraction site to heal properly.…

Jul
08

Keep Teeth Bright After Whitening

If you notice staining, yellowing, or discoloration in your teeth, you can enhance your smile with teeth whitening treatment from your dentist. This in-office process involves bleaching gel that your dentist applies to your teeth and then activates with concentrated…

Jun
15

Jawbone Retention with Dental Implants

Patients with missing teeth may find the best tooth replacement solution in dental implants. This treatment can help enhance your smile’s appearance and restore oral functions that may have been negatively impacted after losing a tooth. Dental implants can help…

May
28

Addressing Invisalign Concerns

A family dentist, Dr. Dominic Roppa will recommend orthodontics for patients if they are deemed necessary. For adult patients, Invisalign offers a more convenient treatment compared to traditional metal braces, which many patients hesitate to pursue due to concerns about…

Mar
17

Cosmetic Dentistry with Dr. Dominic Roppa

Dr. Dominic Roppa leads in comprehensive and personalized cosmetic dentistry in a state-of-the-art practice in Rockledge FL. He can help achieve the beautiful smile you long for while also improving oral and overall health. Dr. Roppa strives to meet dental…

Mar
01

Is Your Jaw Pain TMJ?

Dr. Dominic Roppa at Smile Viera in Rockledge, FL offers restorative dentistry and a range of treatments to address TMJ and alleviate the tension and pain it causes. Dr. Roppa has remained dedicated to expanding his knowledge and expertise in…

Jan
19

2020 Reviews: Smile Viera

At Smile Viera, we have continued office safety and sanitization precautions from 2020. Our patients can receive the dental care they need knowing that they are in a safe and healthy office environment. Learn what our patients have to say…

Dec
15

How to Treat Teeth Grinding

At Smile Viera, we are dedicated to finding the solutions to your dental problems. One of the most common concerns for our patients is teeth clenching and grinding, also known as bruxism. It can be difficult for patients to know…

Nov
18

Why Do I Have a Toothache?

Toothaches can have multiple causes, non-dental and dental alike. Dr. Kara Marshall-Roppa and Dr. Dominic Roppa are Viera, Florida dentists who help patients treat their dental concerns, including toothaches. If you suffer from toothaches, please request a consultation with Drs.…

Oct
28

Dental Crown FAQs

Dental crowns are a versatile treatment that addresses cosmetic and restorative dental issues. At Smile Viera, our dentists utilize dental crowns to treat a variety of dental problems. We would like to answer frequently asked questions that many of our…

Sep
18

The Benefits of Restorative Dental Care

Restorative dental solutions including dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures not only improve the look of your smile but also your health. Dr. Dominic Roppa and Dr. Kara Marshall-Roppa are Viera, FL dental professionals who help patients restore their smiles…

Aug
17

Benefits of Dental Implants

Are you missing one or more teeth? Are you looking for a dental replacement? Try dental implants. Dental implants are a more modern and longer-lasting solution for tooth loss that helps preserve your oral health and function like natural teeth.…

Jul
28

Stress Linked to Oral Health Problems

There are multiple oral health problems that can arise when we feel stressed. We want to remind our patients of the symptoms that accompany stress so that they can receive appropriate care in our office. Dr. Dominic Roppa and Dr.…

Jun
30

Smile Viera Dentistry Patient Reviews

At Smile Viera, Dr. Dominic Roppa, Dr. Kara Marshall-Roppa, and their Viera, FL team are dedicated to helping their patients improve their smiles. If you are looking for a dentist in the Viera, FL area, call (321) 614-3833 or request…

May
28

What Causes Jaw Pain?

Do you suffer from frequent jaw pain? Do you clench or grind your teeth? You may have TMJ. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that is often caused by a jaw injury, inflammation, or jaw overuse. Teeth grinding,…

Apr
28

Why is Oral Health Important?

Not receiving the appropriate routine or even restorative dental care can greatly impact your oral health. Dr. Dominic Roppa and his team want their patients to maintain their teeth and gums even in quarantine. Keeping your mouth healthy today is…

Mar
30

How Can Cosmetic Dental Bonding Help Your Smile?

Are your teeth looking a little worse for wear but you don’t want complicated and expensive dental procedures just for them to look a little nicer? Cosmetic bonding may be the simple, relatively inexpensive solution you have been searching for.…

Mar
01

Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges: A Complete Guide

Dental technology has made great strides in the last 30 years, and patients with missing or damaged teeth now have several highly effective treatment options available to them. Among them two of the most popular are dental bridges and dental…

Jan
29

Bleeding Gums: What’s Wrong?

While brushing and flossing your teeth you may have noticed your gums bleeding.  It’s important for you to understand that bleeding gums are not normal and should be taken seriously. Bleeding gums are frequently a sign that you may have…

Dec
30

How to Select the Best Oral Hygiene Products

To keep up good oral hygiene you need to use the best dental products. With so many options to choose from – how do you know which products are right for you? Whether it’s a powered or a manual toothbrush,…