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…

Pediatric Dentist

Choosing a pediatric practice to trust with the health and beauty of your child’s smile is an important decision. Apart from many other responsibilities as a parent, it is also your responsibility to keep a check upon your kid’s oral health. Compared to the teeth of adults, kid’s teeth are more prone to damage and attacks…

Delicious Recipes for a Paleo Diet Thanksgiving

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but for your teeth, it can be a season of bad tidings. Tasty holiday treats along with the craziness and disruption caused by shopping, company, and get-togethers can all conspire to throw you off your routine and treat your teeth poorly. While you’re decking the…

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…

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)….

Bad Breath

Many of the negative and unhealthy consequences of poor oral hygiene habits make themselves known pretty quickly and clearly. Cavities, tooth decay, painful or bleeding gums, and bad breath are just a few of the ways our mouths tell us that we are not doing a good job keeping our teeth and gums in good…

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…

Braces

Braces can accomplish amazing things. A crooked smile, misaligned teeth, and other aesthetic and practical problems which exist at the start of orthodontic treatment can all disappear by the time braces are removed. But braces aren’t magic; they are a complex system of tiny wires, rubber bands, and brackets specifically designed to do the hard…

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