Eating Well for Healthier Teeth and a Healthier You

Assure A Smile knows that good oral and overall health starts with balanced nutrition.  Overall wellness of the body is reflected through the health of the oral tissues and health of the teeth and gums can dramatically impact the health of the body as a whole. The majority of Americans do not eat enough fruits…

7 Tips to Avoid Fluoride While Grocery Shopping

Despite no clinical evidence to support that the mineral helps to reduce tooth decay, most communities in the United States still have water that is treated with fluoride. Over time, fear of tooth decay and gum disease has led to an explosion of fluoride toothpaste, mouth rinses, and special enamel treatments that purportedly improve oral…

The Link: Cardio and Oral Health

Holistic dentistry professionals know that overall health is intricately tied to oral health.  Several studies have linked heart disease and gum disease, showing that the same bacteria that infect the gums may also lead to cardiovascular disease.  With this in mind, dental professionals are increasingly urging patients to consider the “big picture” when it comes to…

Good Thanksgiving Foods for Your Teeth

You know the feeling every November. A massive and delicious Thanksgiving feast followed by the loosening of belts, food comas, and the guilt of having eaten way too much. It can be hard to take the calories out of Thanksgiving foods without sacrificing taste or tradition. But the good news is that many turkey day…

Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Helping your children stay healthy this Halloween is easier than you may think!  Try these Halloween treats from the holistic dentist professionals at Assure a Smile, and treat your trick-or-treaters without spoiling them with processed candies and sugar: 1) Display a Few Choices. The “healthy” snack alternatives listed below may not be appealing to all…

Sensitive Teeth During Pregnancy

As every mother knows, the joys of bringing a new life into the world come with plenty of less than joyful moments during pregnancy. The body’s dramatic changes – externally and internally, physically and emotionally – bring with them a host of unwanted symptoms, from morning sickness to back problems to more severe conditions. If…

Kids Mouthwash

Keeping your kids’ teeth and gums healthy and instilling in them a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits is a job that starts well before they can stand on a stepstool in front of their sink to learn how to brush their teeth properly. Starting at age one, for example, children should get regular dental…

Miami dentists have seen an increase in the number of patients who grind their teeth regularly.  Children, especially, exhibit weakened tooth enamel and stress fissures along the molars.  These two telltale signs of teeth grinding are alarming for Miami dental professionals for several reasons.  Teeth grinding leads to poor oral health and larger health issues…

toddlers teeth

Toddlers always do what they’re told, never complain about doing things they don’t like, and rarely lose their temper. As any parent knows, none of these things are true. Toddlers can be stubborn and resistant in their perfectly normal efforts to test boundaries and explore what they can and cannot do (or get away with)….

How Can You Treat and Prevent Cut Gums

Your gums are sensitive, vulnerable, and exposed to lots of things that can result in cuts or lacerations. Biting on a sharp piece of food awkwardly, losing your grip on a toothbrush, flossing to vigorously, or an external trauma like a fall or impact can all cause a cut gum. Such injuries are usually not…

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