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…

Wisdom teeth extraction

If you are experiencing pain or other problems with your teeth or gums, who you gonna call? The answer is almost always your dentist. Your dentist can thoroughly examine your mouth, evaluate your condition, and recommend the best course of treatment. Sometimes, the best or only treatment option may involve a tooth extraction. At that…

Mercury-Free Dentistry

There is no longer any doubt that excessive mercury exposure can cause a long list of health problems in children and adults; recent research has even drawn a causal connection between exposure to mercury and autism. Since silver fillings, or dental amalgam, contain approximately 50 percent elemental mercury, we avoid using them at our holistic…

Braces

We may understandably associate braces and orthodontia with tweens and teenagers. After all, it is something of a rite of passage for many young people. But an increasing number of adults are also receiving orthodontic treatment. According to a study from the American Academy of Orthodontists (AAO), the number of adults in the U.S. and Canada…

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Whiter Teeth Every day plaque builds up on your teeth, which eventually leads to the buildup of tartar and discolored teeth. But regular brushing and flossing remove this plaque before it hardens and turns to tarter. This means that brushing properly can keep your smile bright and white! Better Breath Everyone hates halitosis, otherwise known…

Strengthen Tooth Enamel

In the war against tooth decay and cavities, the enamel which covers our teeth is the first line of defense. Enamel is the part of the tooth you can see; a hard, resilient substance that covers the crown of the tooth. Comprised of hydroxyapatite, phosphorous, and calcium, tooth enamel is stronger than bone and protects…

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…

Causes of Cavities and Tooth Decay

As hard and resilient as your teeth are, they are not indestructible. In fact, your teeth are extremely vulnerable to damage and decay, especially if they are not cared for properly. Even with good oral hygiene habits, teeth still can suffer from decay and, ultimately, cavities which require fillings to be repaired to a healthy…

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…

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