Assure A Smile http://www.assureasmile.com News, Tips, and Articles about Miami Dentistry Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:05:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 7 Ways a Raw Food Diet Hurts Your Teeth and Gums http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/7-ways-raw-food-diet-hurts-teeth-gums/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/7-ways-raw-food-diet-hurts-teeth-gums/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:03:04 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2632 In theory, the raw diet seems like a great idea. The composition of food changes when it is cooked, leading to a decrease in enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Proponents of the raw diet believe it delivers higher concentrations of naturally occurring nutrients to promote health, wellness, and vitality. However, recent studies suggest following the raw diet can actually be harmful to the body, especially the teeth and gums.

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Best of the Miami Dentist Blog 2014 http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/best-miami-dentist-blog-2014/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/best-miami-dentist-blog-2014/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:24:53 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2623 The New Year is here, and for many people that usually means one thing: It’s time to recommit to better health, wellness, and happiness! As we reflect on 2014, the editor’s of the Miami Dentist Blog would like to highlight a few of our most-read articles on oral health and total body wellness. From everyone at Assure A Smile, we wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous New Year!

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Free from Fluoride: 10 Million Protected from Water Fluoridation in 2014 http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/free-fluoride-10-million-protected-water-fluoridation-2014/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/free-fluoride-10-million-protected-water-fluoridation-2014/#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:00:05 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2617 Since 1990, the fluoride free movement has increased education, awareness, and fought for the freedom of choice for residents of communities around the world. According to representatives at the Fluoride Action Network, 2014 marks the single best year for the fluoride free movement to date. In total, the movement has eliminated fluoride in the communities of more than 14 million people globally.

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Hernando, Florida: Commissioners Say No to Fluoride http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/hernando-florida-commissioners-say-no-fluoride/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/hernando-florida-commissioners-say-no-fluoride/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:02 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2613 This year has been a big one for the fluoride free movement. Since 1990, dozens of communities around the world have eliminated water fluoridation programs. In that time, an estimated 14 million individuals have been freed from fluoride, according to numbers gathered by the Fluoride Action Network. In the Sunshine State, commissioners in Hernando County recently voted to go fluoride free, protecting nearly 175,000 Florida residents from the potentially toxic side effects of such programs.

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6 Keys to Whiter Teeth This Holiday Season http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/6-keys-whiter-teeth-holiday-season/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/6-keys-whiter-teeth-holiday-season/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:45:26 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2611 There are plenty of reasons to desire a straighter, whiter smile. Your smile is often the focal point of your appearance, and it is usually the first thing another friend, colleague, or classmate will notice. Moreover, several studies indicate that an eye-catching smile makes people of all ages appear happier, healthier, and more successful.

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Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy This Holiday Season http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/keep-teeth-gums-healthy-holiday-season/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/keep-teeth-gums-healthy-holiday-season/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:39:06 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2604 As the holiday season begins, we can’t help but get excited with the joy and laughter that seems just around the corner. Family, friends, and good home cooked meals are just a few of the best things about the holidays. This time of year, it’s always nice to take a moment to reflect on all the good things in our lives, while also taking time to recommit ourselves to healthier lifestyle choices.

Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to start thinking of ways to stay healthy! From Thanksgiving through the end of December, there are plenty of opportunities to improve the health of your teeth, gums, and total body. As the gateway to the entire body, the mouth plays a vital role in holistic health. Take a moment to review this list of tips for cavity prevention during the holidays, and experience health benefits that extend far beyond the teeth and gums.

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Canadian Voters Aim to End Water Fluoridation http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/canadian-voters-aim-to-end-water-fluoridation/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/canadian-voters-aim-to-end-water-fluoridation/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 23:54:25 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2579 Is fluoride safe? The question is divisive, separating two main factions of health professionals that have very different opinions on the matter. Those in favor of the outdated practice say adding fluoride to public drinking water is a safe way to prevent tooth decay. Those opposed to fluoride disagree, urging Americans to consider that there is no clinical evidence that supports fluoride’s ability to reduce tooth decay. By contrast, there are countless studies that correlate fluoride consumption with severe illness, arthritis, and even death. This November, several Canadian communities will have the chance to voice their opinion on the controversial topic.

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Fluoride Epidemic Disproportionately Harms Black Community http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/fluoride-epidemic-disproportionately-harms-black-community/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/fluoride-epidemic-disproportionately-harms-black-community/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:55:59 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2577 Did the United States government fail to warn the black community about their disproportionate risk of suffering from the side effects of water fluoridation? Documents show evidence of such negligence, according to a press release published by the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).

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EPA Proposes More Eco-Friendly Disposal of Mercury Fillings http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/epa-proposes-more-eco-friendly-disposal-of-mercury-fillings/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/epa-proposes-more-eco-friendly-disposal-of-mercury-fillings/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:31:50 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2575 This October, we saw an exciting victory for the Consumers for Dental Choice campaign against the use of dangerous and potentially toxic dental amalgam (silver fillings). Now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a new rule that will require all dental offices to use amalgam separators when performing procedures involving mercury-rich dental amalgam. In addition to acknowledging the inherent danger of dental amalgam, the EPA’s proposal also aims to reduce mercury pollution by requiring dental offices to more carefully capture, contain, and dispose of the hazardous metallic debris.

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Measurably Misleading: The Danger of Silver Fillings http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/measurably-misleading-the-danger-of-silver-fillings/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/measurably-misleading-the-danger-of-silver-fillings/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:41:14 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2573 According to a new poll by Zogby Research Services, only about 1 in 10 patients are told by their dentist that dental amalgam (silver fillings) contains a potentially harmful level of liquid mercury (i). It’s estimated that over 1 billion teeth have been restored with dental amalgam worldwide, presenting a serious health concern for the patient, the environment, and the general world population.

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