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…

Teeth Fun Facts

The human teeth function to mechanically break down items of food by cutting and crushing them in preparation for swallowing and digesting. Below are 8 fun facts about teeth we thought you’d enjoy learning about. Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the human body. One-quarter of adults in the US have lost all their teeth. Teeth…

Parents should take children to the dentist for check-ups. Dental visits keep little mouths healthy. It is important to know how often your child should visit the dentist. Dental visits keep your child cavity-free. Cleanings will remove bits of food or tartar that builds up on teeth. Tartar can bother the gums and form tooth decay….

Spirochete

At Assure a Smile, we talk a lot about how important it is to keep bacteria from developing in your mouth. Bacteria is an almost inevitable result of the buildup of plaque around your teeth. If that plaque is allowed to remain on your teeth because of poor oral hygiene habits, it can inflame your…

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