Assure A Smile http://www.assureasmile.com News, Tips, and Articles about Miami Dentistry Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Urgent Bulletin: Study Shows Fluoride ‘May Not Prevent Cavities’ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/urgent-bulletin-study-shows-fluoride-may-not-prevent-cavities/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/urgent-bulletin-study-shows-fluoride-may-not-prevent-cavities/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:00:50 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2743 The Cochrane Collaboration uncovered one interesting study in particular. In 2001, a report found that amongst two adjacent British Columbia communities, one of which ceased water fluoridation and the other remained constant, the community that stopped water fluoridation actually saw rates of cavities amongst schoolchildren decrease. This study is one of many that prove fluoride has no effect, or potentially a more detrimental affect, on tooth decay in children. Read more about this ground breaking study.

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Eat Right to Naturally Protect Your Skin This Summer http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/eat-right-to-naturally-protect-your-skin-this-summer/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/eat-right-to-naturally-protect-your-skin-this-summer/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:34:18 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2740 Summer is here, which means longer, sun-filled days and warm temperatures that lend themselves to outdoor activities. If you’re a fan of the warmer weather, then you’ll love this little known fact: Moderate sun exposure helps the body maintain healthy skin, bones, and teeth. Nourish and protect your skin this summer with these delicious foods, rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

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Vaccines, Cognitive Impairment, and Mercury Poisoning http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/vaccines-cognitive-impairment-and-mercury-poisoning/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/vaccines-cognitive-impairment-and-mercury-poisoning/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:07:37 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2732 Vaccines contain neurotoxins, including aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, MSG, and antibiotics, among others. The very definition of a neurotoxin is a substance that is damaging to nerve cells, the main component of the human brain. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that these so-called ingredients in vaccines can cause cognitive impairment – similar to the symptoms of PCCI. Learn how holistic dentists help patients avoid toxins, like mercury and other heavy metals.

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European Commission Recommends Mercury-Free Dental Fillings http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/european-commission-recommends-mercury-free-dental-fillings/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/european-commission-recommends-mercury-free-dental-fillings/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:42:00 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2730 As most holistic dentists recognize, amalgam fillings are extremely harmful to the human body. But, it’s taken a long time for the general health system to promote the removal and ban of silver amalgam fillings, even though the side effects are proven to be detrimental to patients’ health. The European Union’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) said that when it comes to children and pregnant patients, “alternative materials to amalgam should be the first choice.” Read more on how to eliminate mercury toxins from your mouth and life.

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7 Dentist-Approved Ways to a Better Smile http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/7-dentist-approved-ways-to-a-better-smile/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/7-dentist-approved-ways-to-a-better-smile/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2727 Given the approaching summer weather, you might be highly focused on your weight, diet, and exercise routine. If you’re not keeping your teeth and gums in mind, however, your oral health will suffer. In fact, the two go hand in hand – a healthy lifestyle should be an all-around goal, not limited to one portion of your body over the other. To keep up your oral care routine, remember these seven tips.

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3 Reasons Your Teeth Are Falling Out http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/3-reasons-your-teeth-are-falling-out/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/3-reasons-your-teeth-are-falling-out/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:00:09 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2720 Okay, so your teeth aren’t exactly falling out. But maybe they aren’t as strong as they could be, either. If you brush and floss regularly but still notice pain, sensitivity, and cavities when you go the dentist, this article is for you.

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8 Astonishing Things You Never Knew About Your Teeth and Gums http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/8-astonishing-things-you-never-knew-about-your-teeth-and-gums/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/8-astonishing-things-you-never-knew-about-your-teeth-and-gums/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 18:47:08 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2718 Smiles are truly amazing. The entire oral anatomy—from teeth to gums and tongue—is an instrumental part of the human experience. From forging positive first impressions to chewing delicious and nutritious foods, our teeth and gums play an integral role in the enjoyment of everyday life. Yet, there is much that goes unknown, or unappreciated, about our oral anatomy.

Take a moment to review the following facts about teeth, gums, and holistic health. Then, consider how your oral health might benefit from simple changes to daily routine.

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Fluoride in Tap Water Imported from China, Untested Before Use http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/fluoride-in-tap-water-imported-from-china-untested-before-use/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/fluoride-in-tap-water-imported-from-china-untested-before-use/#comments Sun, 10 May 2015 11:00:01 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2714 Now, public frustration with fluoride side effects has been compounded by the general lack of oversight the industry employs when sourcing, delivering, and monitoring fluoride distribution via public water systems. Recently, Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski commented on this issue, reprimanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to inspect fluoride additives that are imported from China and added directly to U.S. water supplies.

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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Admits Fluoride May Harm Teeth http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/u-s-department-of-health-human-services-admits-fluoride-may-harm-teeth/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/u-s-department-of-health-human-services-admits-fluoride-may-harm-teeth/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 13:18:32 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2710 Fluorosis—a permanent discoloring of the teeth—is on the rise amongst teenagers, affecting a reported 41% of young boys and girls. In response to this statistic, the United States Department of Health and Human Services concedes that the fluoride content of public water should be lowered to about 0.7mg/L, a full 30% lower than the current legal threshold maintained by many communities in the U.S. Uncertain of the long-term effects, the Department of Health and Human Services says a follow-up evaluation will be conducted in 10 years to evaluate the impact the recent change has on the rate of fluorosis amongst America’s children.

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Can Prescription Medications Contribute to Tooth Decay? http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/can-prescription-medications-contribute-to-tooth-decay/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/can-prescription-medications-contribute-to-tooth-decay/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:05:36 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2693 Prescription medications often carry an array of unwanted side effects. For those who suffer with a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, those side effects might even include abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, irritability, ADHD, and arthritis. That’s because many prescription medications are coated with gluten, a wheat protein that causes more than 300 undesirable side effects for an estimated 3 million Americans (i). There is another side effect to gluten consumption that is often overlooked, even by those who suffer with allergy or Celiac disease. That side effect is oral decay, and it has the potential to lead to infection, gum disease (periodontitis), and increased risk of stroke and heart disease.

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