Dental disease is a major issue and so are other diseases such as type 2 diabetes. What’s contributing to these diseases and the onset of cavities and crooked diet? A person’s diet may be to blame. Today’s food is highly processed, often packed with chemical additives, sugar, and fats that are not good for the…

Holiday Food and Drinks That Stain Teeth

Tasty treats and tidings of good cheer are essential parts of the holiday season. Almost every aspect of this most wonderful time of the year involves eating and drinking, from the candy canes to champagne toasts. The last thing we want to do is drop a bunch of humbug on your holidays, but the reality…

New Year’s Resolution for Your Child’s Dental Health

Now is a great time to reflect upon the recent past and to plan for the coming year. As you think about your health goals, career plans, or personal growth, we encourage you to also consider your oral health. Here are few resolutions to help you and your family smile brighter in 2018. Remember that…

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…

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…

Gum Disease

The Miami Dentist Blog has covered the relationship between oral health and wellness extensively.  We’ve explored studies that previously have shown gum disease to increase the risk of heart disease.  We’ve also discussed the importance of holistic stress management, and the ways it helps to strengthen immunity to disease and overall health.  Now, recent research…

Minerals and Trace Minerals- Your Key to Naturally Strong Teeth and Gums

Most patients are shocked to learn that up to 5% of their body weight is composed of minerals like calcium, phosphorous, and potassium (i). Along with vitamins and other nutrients, minerals are essential in helping us look and feel our absolute best. When we don’t get a healthy amount of minerals each day, it becomes…

interactive meridian tooth chart

It has long been believed that every body part — organs, tissues, glands, etc. — Lie on a specific acupuncture meridian (energy channels or pathways). Each tooth is related to body parts by way of these meridians. In this way, our teeth are interconnected with the rest of our body. This chart is designed to…

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