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Viera, FL Dentist Blog

Aug
25

Your Teeth Need Nutrition Too

It’s well known to most people that good nutrition is important to having a healthy body, but did you know that what you eat can actually benefit your teeth too? Our teeth require nutrients to stay strong and healthy, just…

Jul
30

How Safe is Dental Implant Surgery?

The installation of dental implants is a surgery, and as with any surgery there are accompanying risks. Dentists have been installing dental implants for decades, and the technology has greatly advanced. Implants are now very sophisticated prosthetics designed and placed…

Jun
24

What is Causing My Jaw Pain?

When people say “I have TMJ” they most likely mean that they are suffering from a TMJ disorder or TMD. Your temporomandibular joints, called the TMJ, make opening and closing your mouth possible. Your TMJ, located on either side of…

Jun
01

How Do Fillings Work?

Does it seem like every time you see your dentist, you’re being told you need another filling? Dental offices like Smile Viera of Viera, FL want you to know the warning signs that can clue you in that you may…

Apr
29

5 Ways to Treat a Broken or Chipped Tooth

Are you living with a chipped or broken tooth? It can happen to anyone, and now your dentist has a variety of ways to treat it. The skilled and professional team at Smile Viera in Viera FL would like to…

Mar
30

How Bad is a Root Canal?

Root canals are a procedure that makes some people break out in a cold sweat with just the mention of it. Most people would say that they “know” that root canals are unpleasant and painful. However, it might be surprise…

Feb
24

Trouble With Snoring? See Your Dentist!

Many people — and their partners — are not sleeping well due to snoring. More than just an annoyance, it’s often an indicator of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The most common treatment for OSA is use of a CPAP machine,…

Jan
25

Is the Dental Implant Procedure Safe?

The dental implant procedure is a surgery, and as with any surgery there are inherent risks. Dentists have been placing dental implant for years now, and the technology has advanced. Implants are now very sophisticated devices designed and placed by…

Dec
30

Brushing Your Teeth to Help You Live Longer

A popular saying tells us that “the eyes are the window to the soul.” However, to Dr. Dominic Roppa, Dr. Kara Marshall-Roppa and Dr. Aimee Bachman of Smile Viera in Viera FL, the mouth can be the “window” to a…

Nov
21

9 Reasons for Tooth Pain (And What to Do About It)

As anybody who has experienced tooth pain knows, the sooner it can be relieved, the better. Dental pain is not normal and can indicate a serious problem that needs to be addressed. If your teeth are hurting you, it is…

Oct
26

Relax With Sedation Dentistry

Research indicates that somewhere between 9% to 15% of Americans regularly avoid going to the dentist out of fear. These people would rather endure painful, infected, discolored, and damaged teeth than risk setting foot in a dental office. Or, if…

Sep
27

Do You Know Your Teeth?

What do you really know about your teeth? They help you chew. They play a large part in creating the shape of your mouth and therefore your entire face. They comprise your smile which helps you make first impressions when…

Aug
30

Lighten Up with Teeth Whitening

Are big things on the horizon for you and you need to look your best?  Are you about to walk down the aisle with the person of your dreams? Maybe you’re finally up for that promotion after years of hard…

Jul
29

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You?

Enhance your natural smile with porcelain veneers! Porcelain veneers can be used to address minimal damage or complete a smile makeover. Our team at Viera Smiles can work with you to help you achieve your ideal smile. Dr. Domnic Roppa leads a team of experienced,…

Jun
26

Are Bleeding Gums Normal?

In short, no. Bleeding gums is one of the most common signs of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease, is an infection of the gum tissue. Commonly, gum disease is caused by bacteria from a plaque that builds…

May
28

Replace Your Missing Teeth in Viera, FL

Missing teeth can lead to more complex dental issues. Finding the right tooth replacement option can restore beauty and function back to your smile. It is crucial to find an experienced dentist to help identify any underlying dental issues and provide the right tooth replacement solution.…

Apr
25

3 Reasons To Get Screened For Oral Cancer

April is the beginning of oral cancer awareness month. The earlier oral cancer is dedicated, the more likely patients will be able to receive the treatment they need to overcome oral cancer. At Smile Viera, we strive to educate patients…

Mar
15

Celebrate National Dentist’s Day

Every March we take a moment to celebrate National Dentist's Day by saying "Thanks" to Dr. Roppa, Dr. Marshall-Roppa, Dr. Bachman, and our dental care team for their commitment to delivering exceptional dental care to each our patients. We are a patient-focused dental practice that believes in…

Feb
28

Upgrade Your Smile With Professional Teeth Whitening

Whether you have an upcoming wedding, party, or big event, you always want to look your best. Part of looking your best is having a beautiful, healthy-looking smile. At Smile Viera in Viera, FL, our team of dentists offers effective…

Jan
28

Fight Back Against Dental Fear

Fear of the dentist is a real and common dental concern that patients of all ages deal with. Patients with dental fear and anxiety have a higher chance of developing complex dental problems because they aren't regularly visiting the dentist for routine dental care; this starts a domino…

Dec
17

Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can be a deal solution or patients who want to improve the appearance of their natural smile. At Smile Viera in Viera, FL, our team of highly trained dentists offers a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments including porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be used…

Nov
30

Correct Damaged Teeth With Tooth Bonding

For patients with chipped or cracked teeth, tooth bonding can be an effective solution to repair damaged teeth. Tooth bonding is a less expensive alternative to dental veneers and addresses the same range of dental problems. Tooth bonding can be used…

Oct
31

Knowing The Signs Of Gum Disease

Are you experiencing bleeding gums? If you are experiencing bleeding gums, it may be an indicator of the presence of gum disease.  At Smile Viera in Viera, FL, Dr. Roppa, Dr. Bachman, and Dr. Marshall-Roppa offer a range of treatments for patients suffering from gum…

Aug
31

FAQ: Tooth Enamel

Enamel erosion is a common dental concern that many patients develop. We only get one enamel, so it is important that patients take the necessary steps to keep it protected. Throughout the day we consume different variations of acids that can affect…

Jul
31

Your Questions About Teeth Grinding Answered

At Smile Viera in Viera, FL, we provide patients with comprehensive, patient focused dental care. Dr. Domonic Roppa leads a team of experienced dentists who specialize in providing advanced treatment for patients with complex dental issues. Our caring dentists are committed to providing…

Jun
22

What To Do About Tooth Sensitivity

We have all been there, you eat something warm and then immediately drink something cold and it feels like your teeth are ready to fall out of your mouth. But what happens when you constantly feel tooth sensitivity? You feel…

May
23

Toothbrush Maintenance Guide

Imagine brushing your teeth with a bone and pig hair! That may sound crazy but the original toothbrush, invented by the Chinese, was made of just that. Modern day toothbrushes are made from synthetic materials. Toothbrushes are an effective staple…

Apr
25

Oral Cancer Awareness

Did you know that your Smile Viera dentist screens you for oral cancer every time you visit our Viera, FL dentist office? April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and we want to shed light on this too often deadly disease.…

Mar
22

“Tooth Be Told, We Love Our Patients”

Viera, FL family dentist Dr. Dominic Roppa and Dr. Kara Marshall Roppa love their patients. In fact, they love their patients so much, that they center their whole dental practice around their needs and oral health. Dr. Roppa and Dr.…

Feb
21

Could Your Medications Cause Cavities?

At Smile Viera we want our patients to enjoy their optimal oral health through all stages of oral development. At a certain mature age, we tend to see an increase in cavities, and it could be due to your prescription…

Jan
31

Cosmetic Dentistry For Oral Health

The foundation of successful cosmetic dentistry begins with your oral health. Viera, FL dentists Dr. Roppa and Dr.Marshall Roppa provide thorough oral exams and individualized treatment plans so every patient may enjoy their optimal oral health. Cosmetic dentistry has solutions…

Dec
20

Root Canal Treatment

Are you suffering from advanced tooth decay? Root canals are a routine dental procedure that can help restore your smile while protecting the integrity of your natural teeth. Viera, FL dentist Drs. Roppa and Marshall Roppa offer root canals to…

Nov
22

Dental Tech For Better Dentistiry

Dental technology is changing the way dentistry is done and improving your experience and results in many ways. Smile Viera offers state of the art technology along with the experience and highly trained dentistry of Dr. Marshall-Roppa and Dr. Roppa.…

Oct
17

Don’t Give Cavities a Fighting Chance

We know that starting our kids on a dental hygiene routine from an early age is critical for their life long oral health. Flossing and brushing are the best ways to keep out cavities and prevent tooth decay. But what…

Oct
03

Chewing Gum To Save Your Teeth

It’s true! Chewing gum- the right kind of gum- can actually help to prevent tooth decay! Contrary to popular belief chewing gum has been approved by the ADA as beneficial in the fight against cavities. Talk to Dr. Dominic Roppa…