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…

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…

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)….

Healthy Teeth and Gums

The oral cavity is the “gateway” to the body, a place where both healthy nutrients, as well as malicious bacteria, may enter.  In this light, it is easy to see why oral hygiene is so important.  Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is vital in eating well as they facilitate the consumption of healthy all-natural foods. …

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…

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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…

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…

Research Links Obesity with Oral Health

Even for people who take good care of their teeth and gums, flossing can be the weak link in the oral hygiene chain. It can be all too easy after you’ve brushed your teeth to just move on with the rest of your day or head off to sleep. But if you skip flossing either…

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