holistic dentistry – Assure A Smile http://www.assureasmile.com News, Tips, and Articles about Miami Dentistry Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:00:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Obesity Linked to Oral Health Problems http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/obesity-linked-oral-health-problems/ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/obesity-linked-oral-health-problems/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:00:20 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3473 Obesity is an epidemic in this country, one with profound consequences to our national health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity, and obesity is linked to many of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain...

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Is Fluoridated Water Putting You at Risk for Thyroid Problems? http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/fluoridated-water-putting-risk-thyroid-problems/ Mon, 25 Dec 2017 15:00:27 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3464 Your thyroid may be small, but problems with your thyroid can cause big problems throughout the body. Thyroid conditions affect approximately 30 million Americans, half of whom suffer undiagnosed. Thyroid damage and irregularities can lead to unexplained weight gain, weight loss, fatigue, hair loss, and depression, among other debilitating side effects. An underactive thyroid, a...

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Holiday Healthy Teeth Tips http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/holiday-healthy-teeth-tips/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:00:15 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3461 The holidays wouldn’t be the same without the delicious changes in the foods we eat during this most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, many of the holidays’ tasty treats can wreak havoc on our oral health. Similarly, the madness and busyness of the holidays can disrupt our normal routines, including how we take care...

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3 Thanksgiving Foods That are Good for Your Teeth http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/3-thanksgiving-foods-that-are-good-for-your-teeth/ Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:10 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3445 If there is one constant throughout the holiday season, it is food. And if there is one part of the holiday season that is more about food than any other, it is Thanksgiving. When we refer to a holiday as “Turkey Day,” you know it is all about food (and family and gratitude, of course)....

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Just in Time for Thanksgiving: Potential Oral Health Benefits of Cranberry http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/just-time-thanksgiving-potential-oral-health-benefits-cranberry/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3441 Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and no Turkey Day table is complete without cranberry sauce. The tart berry is not only tasty, but for seniors, cranberries may also provide crucial oral health benefits that help keep teeth and gums healthy throughout the year. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to oral health problems. Losing teeth...

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How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/prepare-tooth-extraction/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3437 No one looks forward to a tooth extraction. No one wants to have a tooth extracted. But sometimes it may be the best if not only option to address serious oral health problems. If you abide by your dentist’s instructions and take some simple steps before the procedure, you can make the experience less taxing...

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3 Food Types that Cause Cavities http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/3-food-types-cause-cavities/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3433 One of the key aspects of the holistic dentistry we practice at Assure A Smile is the recognition that our lifestyle choices – including the foods we consume – have a profound impact not only on our oral health but our overall wellness. What we eat plays a huge role in determining whether we will...

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Home Remedies to Remove Plaque http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/home-remedies-remove-plaque/ Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:00:50 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3430 When you visit your dentist for a check-up or cleaning, he or she will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to identify and address any existing or potential problems. But of all the issues your dentist will be on the lookout for, one stands head-and-shoulders above all others: plaque buildup. Plaque is oral health enemy...

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The Importance of Maintaining a Good pH Balance in the Mouth http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/importance-maintaining-good-ph-balance-mouth/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:00:49 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3427 Most folks know the basics of good oral health: brushing and flossing, avoiding bad habits like smoking or teeth grinding, and regular check-ups and cleanings with your dentist. While these are all important, there are other, less well-known elements which play a role in the health of our teeth and gums, and in turn, impact...

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How Often Should I Floss my Teeth? http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/often-floss-teeth/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:00:40 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3425 You may know the feeling. You arrive for an appointment with your dentist, and after he or she says hello, you wait sheepishly for the question you know is coming: “So, have you been flossing regularly?” If the answer is no, you respond apologetically with a tinge of shame. But you are certainly not alone...

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