Vitamin B: A Holistic Overview

Around 3 million cases of tooth decay are reported per year, often caused by excess bacteria, high sugar consumption and poor dental health habits. When decay goes untreated, cavities can form, increasing the odds of infection or tooth loss. But even if you do your best at brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist and eating healthy,…

losing teeth

For seniors, the recurrent nightmare of losing teeth is not just a dream – it’s an unfortunate reality. While tooth loss in seniors has decreased since the 1970s, nearly 28 percent of all seniors over 65-years-old have no remaining teeth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.¹ The frequency of tooth loss in…

Mercury in Teeth: Is Amalgam Poisoning You?

This past summer, the journal of Metabolic Brain Disease published a study further corroborating the connection between mercury exposure and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)¹. This release follows several studies exposing parallels between high mercury levels and autism symptoms in children. The government does not yet formally recognize mercury as a potential risk factor for ASD. The…

A-New-Year-a-New-You-Health-Guides-from-Assure-A-Smile

With Christmas behind us and 2016 quickly coming to a close, many individuals are taking time to seriously devise their New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you already intend to shed those extra pounds, increase take-home pay or volunteer more. For 2017, Assure A Smile encourages patients and readers to adopt positive dental habits alongside their existing affirmations. Because…

Sleep Apnea is Killing You

Last week on the blog, we discussed how seasonal affective disorder (SAD) disrupts wholesome behaviors and overall happiness. SAD is a serious and diagnosable disorder, but is often confused with the common symptoms of the “winter blues.” Millions of Americans have trouble staying energized during the winter, but aren’t necessarily suffering from a serious condition such…

Dental Anxiety Part I

Feeling blue because of the cold, dreary winter weather? Seasonal affective disorder is more than just intermittent sadness or a longing for a warm breeze. The Mayo Clinic defines seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as a type of depression related to the shift in seasons. Symptoms begin and end around the same time each year, typically…

Scientific-World-Journal-Calls-for-Critical-Review-of-Fluoridated-Public-Water

Since being officially classified as a neurotoxin, parents are growing more concerned about their children’s fluoride consumption – and rightfully so. In 2013, a Harvard University study funded by the National Institute of Health concluded that children exposed to high levels of fluoridated water showed significantly lower IQ scores than those residing in less fluoridated areas. “The…

Gum Health

Gum disease is a harmful condition that affects many adults, whether the damage is mild or severe. Gum disease, or Periodontitis as its formally known, is an infection of the soft tissue in the gums that surrounds the teeth. Research shows a link between gum disease and other health concerns including heart disease, pneumonia and…

Mercury Filling Removal Miami

Dental amalgam fillings have been used by dentists worldwide for over 150 years on hundreds of millions of patients, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Silver fillings, as they are commonly called, contain approximately 50 percent elemental mercury. Mercury binds with the metal particles in the filling to form the amalgam, giving…

The holiday season is right around the corner. It’s difficult to maintain a healthy diet during the winter festivities, often filled with sweet treats and decadent desserts, but sticking to your nutritional needs is pertinent any time of year. Although indulging once in a while is perfectly fine, keeping a balance of leafy greens, lean…

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