According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 8% of Americans suffer with bruxism. Better known as teeth grinding, this condition can be problematic for those afflicted, as well as anyone who sleeps in close proximity. In the past, the downside of bruxism was thought to be limited to damage inflicted within the oral cavity. For…
The side effects of smoking are well documented and widely known. Now, a new study has found secondhand smoke to be among the most critical factors causing the rise in dental caries (cavities) among children.
This November, Dr. Herrmann and Assure A Smile have been featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine! Turn to page 9 in the digital magazine below to read our feature: Assure A Smile Offers Ozone Therapy for Holistic Dental Care in Miami Leading holistic dentist, Dr. Theodore Herrmann, DMD, excitedly announces new ozone therapy technology for advanced holistic…
Whether you have children or are worried about your own sugar consumption on Halloween, here are a few ways to have a healthier holiday.
From a holistic perspective, gum disease has also been linked with heart disease and diabetes. Now, a recent study has made a new link between gum disease and prostate inflammation.
Nothing says confidence quite like a bright, engaging smile. But with crooked or misaligned teeth, you may feel hesitant to showcase your pearly whites. In the past, dental professionals relied on uncomfortable and obvious metal braces to straighten their patients’ teeth. Now, we have the technology to align teeth comfortably and discreetly through the use of Invisalign®, the invisible braces system that has created more than 1 million beautiful smiles worldwide!
Some dentists believe root canals are necessary for remedying severe damage to the tooth and its root, whether occurring from cavities, fractures, or abscesses. When the root becomes inflamed, removal of the infection is necessary. Without treatment of some sort, individuals might experience pain, swelling, or discomfort in the afflicted area. These symptoms should be discussed as soon as possible with your dental professional so they can provide adequate treatment.
Summertime brings on a carefree aura, but that doesn’t mean you should let your diet fall to the wayside. Maintaining a healthy nutritional profile is pertinent to your health no matter the season. Consuming foods rich in vitamins and minerals helps keep your body running optimally regardless of the heat, which can promote dehydration and nutrient depletion. For a tasty yet wholesome summertime snack, consider one (or all) of the following delicious bites!
When it comes to Breast Cancer, experts agree that early detection is the key to survival. Women now have access to a unique technology that can provide them with early warning; a procedure called Breast Thermography. Contact Assure A Smile to schedule a non-invasive breast thermography scan with Certified Clinical Thermographer, Carol Briseno.
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.