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…

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…

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…

Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth are oddly named. Given how common it is to have them removed, they sure don’t seem particularly smart.  While not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth extracted, it has become something of a rite of passage for teens. Ask a classroom of high school seniors who has had their wisdom…

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…

What Are the Differences Between Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Dental crowns and tooth bridges are common and effective ways of remediating issues related to damaged or lost teeth. While crowns and bridges are both forms of dental prosthetics, they serve different purposes. Which one your dentist may recommend depends on the nature of your dental issue. Dental Crowns As its name implies, a dental…

The Ultimate Guide to Oral Health

We’ve been lectured about daily brushing and flossing since grade school. Oral health is a key factor in maintaining overall wellness. Long-term good hygiene habits keep pearly white sparkling, bad breath in check, and prevent more painful issues from surfacing in the first place. 5 Healthy Teeth Habits Floss Before Brushing Flossing is important to…

Are Mercury Fillings Safe

Would you knowingly place a dangerous neurotoxin in your mouth? Would you want to know if such as a substance had been used in fillings you may already have? Wouldn’t you want to explore ways to remove such toxins from your body and replace them with harmless yet effective alternatives? All of the foregoing questions…

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Did you know, the average American spends about 38 days brushing teeth over his or her lifetime. Let’s take a look at 5 more unusual facts about teeth: Visiting the dentist at least twice a year is imperative for dental health. We buy 18 yards of dental floss a year. We should buy 122 yards….

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