How to be Your Own Health Consultant

Dr. Lee Sheldon You can be a successful health consultant for yourself.  Here’s how: A person may be a product of his or her experiences. However, one creates those experiences rather than falls victim to them. If you don’t like the experiences, create different ones that you do like.  What may seem good for others may not be good for … Read More

I Want to Date Again

Dr. Lee Sheldon You have lost a spouse. He or she means the world to you.   As the grieving diminishes, a new thought enters. What do you do to replace the socialization that you once had? Some address that question with anticipation. Others have some reluctance. You may feel that the introduction to dating is sometimes hampered by the … Read More

The Advantage of the Patient Advocate

Dr. Lee Sheldon How important is it for you to have a loved one or friend attend a critical doctor’s visit?  Patients often see us to make long-term decisions for their dental care. Things have deteriorated to the point where specialty care is needed.  The new patient sees us for a two-hour visit where x-rays, CT scan, and a full … Read More

Why Shouldn’t You Do Dental Implants?

Dr. Lee Sheldon When I placed my first implant in 1986, I had to educate patients on why a dental implant may be a good thing. Now, 34 years later, everyone has heard of dental implants. Moreover, with all of the marketing for dental implants, we often have an inflated view of what dental implants can do.  So let’s go … Read More

Pearly whites in a flash

New technology allows patients to get new teeth in 1 hour or less BY SUSAN JENKS FLORIDA TODAY  Instead of a denture flapping around inside his mouth, Robert Redfern has a new set of permanent teeth — at least the upper half — which he got in less than an hour. Promoted as “Teeth in an Hour,” the trademark procedure relies … Read More

Solid Bite Dentist Dr. Matthew Sheldon Named to Prestigious ‘40 Under 40’ List

Melbourne practitioner receives national recognition from Incisal Edge magazine Melbourne, Fla. (July 15, 2020) – Incisal Edge, a nationwide magazine covering the dental profession, has named Dr. Matthew Sheldon as one of the top 40 dentists in the country under age 40. Dr. Sheldon is a dentist at Solid Bite, a reconstructive periodontal and dental practice in Melbourne, Fla., where his services to patients include … Read More

Eastern Florida State College Bulletin Board on Effects of Smoking

Smoking Kills Your Smile: The Correlation of Smoking & Gum Recession Risk factors Smoking tobacco, Vaping, Hookah Aggressive brushing Poor oral hygiene and lack of dental cleanings Plaque Buildup Warning Signs Red or swollen gums Tender or bleeding gums Painful chewing Loose & Sensitive teeth Gums that have pulled away from your teeth Treatment Tissue grafting Bone grafting If tooth … Read More

The Smile May Be Your Most Important Asset

Dr. Lee Sheldon Many of my patients tell me that they want a great smile. Others are reluctant to do something for their smile. After all, it’s only cosmetics.   So let me tell you a story. A man in his early 60’s was thinking about doing something for his smile. He had thought about it for over twenty years. … Read More

The Doctor Patient Relationship

A patient in her late 20’s sees me for an examination.   After examining her I talk with her and her husband about what will need to be done, that I’ll need more diagnostic information before I can be sure of the steps that we will take to get her restored. I know that it will take at least a … Read More

Our First Week Back

I thought that things might be slow coming back to work. Nothing is further from the truth. Our new patient line almost did not stop ringing last week. So if we called you and missed you, please call us to schedule your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. The governor told us that we could resume practice last … Read More