How Can You Treat and Prevent Cut Gums

Your gums are sensitive, vulnerable, and exposed to lots of things that can result in cuts or lacerations. Biting on a sharp piece of food awkwardly, losing your grip on a toothbrush, flossing to vigorously, or an external trauma like a fall or impact can all cause a cut gum. Such injuries are usually not…

Gum Disease

The Miami Dentist Blog has covered the relationship between oral health and wellness extensively.  We’ve explored studies that previously have shown gum disease to increase the risk of heart disease.  We’ve also discussed the importance of holistic stress management, and the ways it helps to strengthen immunity to disease and overall health.  Now, recent research…

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Throughout your life, you’ve been taught the importance of good oral hygiene habits, from brushing and flossing to regular cleanings with your dentist. It is likely that you were told that you needed to maintain such practices in order to avoid the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. But what are those two…

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…

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….

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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…

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…

New Study Links Oral Health and Gum Disease with Prostate Inflammation

Healthy gums are not just a foundation for a strong smile, but they are also the key to building immunity and preventing long-term illness. Conversely, unhealthy gums can cause all kinds of problems, can be extremely painful and can be an indicator of other health issues far from your mouth. Problems with gums run on a…

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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…

Are Mercury Fillings Safe

It is simply undeniable that mercury poses a toxic threat to humans and our environment. Study after study has shown that excessive mercury exposure can lead to a wide range of health problems in children and adults; recent research has even drawn a causal connection between exposure to mercury and autism. Dental amalgams, or silver…

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