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…

In this interview with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Dr Herrmann explains how a personal experience led to becoming a holistic dentist nearly 25 years ago.   At Assure A Smile in Miami, we partner with our patients to help them develop healthy, natural, and effective oral hygiene habits as part…

What Are the Differences Between Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Dental crowns and tooth bridges are common and effective ways of remediating issues related to damaged or lost teeth. While crowns and bridges are both forms of dental prosthetics, they serve different purposes. Which one your dentist may recommend depends on the nature of your dental issue. Dental Crowns As its name implies, a dental…

Dental emergencies come in many forms. Some start from the inside, where intense and relentless pain indicative of a serious problem leads to a desperate call to a dentist or even a trip to the emergency room. Other emergencies come suddenly as a result of external factors. Such is the case with a knocked-out tooth….

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Nothing is more important to parents than the health and well-being of their children. Every mom and dad will do everything they can to ensure that their kids are safe, happy, and on their way to a bright future. When it comes to their kids’ oral health, the things parents do today to instill healthy…

Making the decision to get dental implants is a step toward improving your smile and enhancing your overall quality of life. Missing teeth can often be taxing for patients who desire a full, bright smile. Since smiling can often release positive hormones, feeling as though you have to hide your smile is not the final…

How Does Fluoride Affect the Pineal Gland?For much of the 1900s, very little research was conducted to study the effect of fluoride accumulation on brain health. By the 1950s, the subject started to garner attention among a number of scientists, researchers, and dental health professionals. In 1990, a major milestone was reached when Dr. Jennifer Luke asked the question: How does the accumulation of fluoride affect the hard and soft tissues of the body?

Is There Fluoride in Your ProduceWhen thinking about fluoride exposure and its sources, most people think about fluoride in the water supply. But many do not realize that fluoride is also present in the food supply since produce is sprayed with pesticides that contain fluoride.

How Does a Thyroid Disease Affect Oral Health?Thyroid conditions make it difficult for the body to produce and regulate a normal amount of very important hormones. This causes a ripple effect that may throw major organs and body systems out of sync. In terms of oral health, the side effects of a thyroid condition may cause serious changes in both the function and health of the tongue, teeth, and gums.

Albuquerque Puts an End to Water FluoridationThe first half of 2012 saw a major victory in the battle for fluoride-free public drinking water in the United States. In April, city officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico, elected not to increase the fluoride content of the community’s water. “We’re going to err on the side of caution,” remarked David Morris, a representative for the Albuquerque Water Authority (i). The decision triggered a ripple effect that stirred debate in neighboring communities, causing public officials and residents alike to reconsider the widely held notion that fluoride is a “healthy.”

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