Tag Archives: Dentist

A person qualified to treat the diseases and conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones.

A smile can be a wonderful thing, and strong, healthy teeth are the key to a great smile you can keep for a lifetime – but not all of us are born with a megawatt smile.
 
A healthy smile is a sign of a strong body, and if you are missing one or more teeth, it’s not too late to do something about it! Dental implants are the best possible replacement option for missing teeth.
 
Your body works best when it has a full set of teeth; your lips, cheeks and the skin on your face is firmer and tauter when there are teeth to be covered. As we age and lose teeth, we also lose bone structure. This is what can cause the skin around the mouth, cheeks and eyes to appear looser and more wrinkled.
 
It is widely known that the majority of us believe that a healthy smile is one of the first and most important things we notice about a person at first impression. Research suggests that most men found women who were not wearing any makeup at all, but were smiling, to be more attractive than women who had great makeup but were hiding their smiles.
 
When you are confident you smile more. Replacing missing teeth and addressing oral health issues with dental implants can be just the boost you need to take the next step in your career, relationship, or just the next chapter of your life.
 
Additionally, dental implants can be a boon against the loss of bone material in the body, also known as osteoporosis. The jaw is one of the first places osteoporosis is detected. The more teeth we have, the better we can chew, the stronger our jaw bones will be.
 
See how we can help you improve your life by receiving a consultation for dental implants!

Posted: Friday March 31, 2017

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Americans agree that taking care of one’s mouth, teeth and gums is “absolutely needed,” yet, only 1/3 of American say they do an “excellent” job taking care of their mouth, teeth and gums, and fewer says their oral health is “excellent” (from The Public Speaks Up on Oral Health Care: An ADA and Crest/Oral-B Survey). So why aren’t these oral health conscious Americans going to the dentist? Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday June 1, 2016

Crown lengthening is a common dental surgery that exposes more of the natural tooth by reshaping or re-contouring bone and gum tissue. This surgical option is typically used for patients who have fractured or decayed teeth, for the purpose of restoring the tooth with dental crowns. Continue reading

Posted: Thursday March 17, 2016

Photo Credit: Oragel.com

Photo Credit: Oragel.com


 
Like many of our other aches and pains, many people try to dismiss gum pain as an insignificant nuisance that will eventually go away. While this may be the case some of the time, there are many instances where tooth and gum pain should not be ignored.
 
In some cases, gum pain can be the result of minor irritations caused by sensitivity to certain foods, drugs or a mouth guard. This is particularly likely if the patient notices red or white spots that appear with the pain. However, these spots could also be a sign of oral cancer, so it’s important to have them examined if they persist for more than a week.
 
Other possibilities include Gingivitis, which includes these symptoms:

  • gums that are red, tender, or swollen.
  • gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth.
  • gums that have pulled away from the teeth.
  • loose teeth.
  • a change in how your teeth fit together when you bite (malocclusion)
  • pus between teeth and gums.
  • pain when chewing.
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Gums can also hurt when people breathe in cold air, or drink hot or cold liquids. If the pain is fleeting, it could be caused by cavities, loose fillings or gums that have pulled away from the teeth and exposed the roots. Pain that lingers after exposure to heat or cold is a different story. This could mean that the pulp – the center part of a tooth made up of living connective tissue and cells – is inflamed or possibly dying. It may be possible for a Miami dentist to save the tooth, or it might be irreversibly damaged by deep decay or trauma. Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday January 20, 2016

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the medical word for the grinding or clenching of the teeth, and it is a common problem in Miami and around the country. People of all ages can develop bruxism, and most grind or clench their teeth subconsciously – even while sleeping – so they don’t become aware of the problem until other issues arise.

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Posted: Wednesday January 6, 2016

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems are rising in the world today due to the high-stress environments that we live in. TMJ disorders affect the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. There are two matching temporomandibular joints on each side of your head. They are located just in front of your ears.

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Posted: Tuesday July 7, 2015

When it comes to keeping your mouth sparkly clean we are familiar with the old standbys – toothbrush and floss. But what are the other ways you can keep your mouth healthy and clean? Of course, seeing your dentist or prosthodontics regularly, but additionally, consider these tried and true approaches to oral hygiene.
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Posted: Tuesday June 30, 2015