miami-dentist-national-childrens-dental-health-monthThe American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February. The focus of this ADA initiative: To give young people the education and motivation to develop good oral hygiene skills, so they may grow into adults with good dental health. Assure a Smile stands behind the ADA this month, urging parents to help their children Create Healthy Teeth and Gums for Life!

miami-dentist-tmj-symptomsTMJ is a painful condition that may significantly inhibit one’s ability to chew, bite, and even hear. Many body tissues may be affected by the condition, including muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and teeth. The teeth, particularly, may have a strong affect on the development of the disorder, making TMJ an area of special interest for holistic dentists. This article is a basic overview of the disorder, its symptoms, and treatment options.

miami-dentist-smoking-hurts-teeth-gumsWe all know that habitual smoking harms your major organ systems. Throat, lung, and heart cancer have each been linked with smoking. Many other serious illnesses that have been linked to smoking include heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and other respiratory conditions. But did you know that smoking may also increase your chances of developing plaque, cavities, and gum disease?

miami-dentist-better-hygiene-invisalignInvisalign is just as effective as traditional metal braces for most, and comes with the added benefit of convenience! Invisalign aligners can be removed before eating, brushing, and flossing, helping patients to straighten their teeth without neglecting their oral health. Patients may brush and floss as normal, significantly lessening the likelihood of developing serious oral health problems straightening your teeth.

miami-dentist-why-yogis-will-love-holistic-dentistryYogis and holistic dentists have at least one thing in common. Each concentrates on the big picture at hand. For Yogis, this includes using stretches and breathing techniques to unveil the connection between the mental and the physical. In the same way, holistic dentistry seeks to connect oral conditions with the overall health of a patient’s body systems. Both practices seek to understand cause and effect relationships and recognize that the genuine change—be it mental or physical—requires more than mere reactionary quick fixes.

miami-dentist-news-brushing-habits-heart-healthDentists in Miami have written many articles on gum disease, heart disease, and the link the two diseases share. According to research, those with gum disease are place at higher risk of developing heart problems than are those without gum disease. Now, it seems, the problem may start well before gum disease takes shape. New research indicates that your habit of brushing may significantly affect your chances of developing serious heart disease.

miami-dentist-valentines-invisalign-specialAfter an incredibly successful Miami Invisalign promotion last fall, we’re at it again! The Valentine’s Invisalign Special is here, and there has never been a better chance to create a picture perfect smile for you or a loved one. Starting today, February 1st, patients who enroll in an Invisalign treatment will automatically receive $500 off their Invisalign procedure and a special $500 credit towards a complementary teeth whitening treatment!

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