7 Tips to Avoid Fluoride While Grocery Shopping

Despite no clinical evidence to support that the mineral helps to reduce tooth decay, most communities in the United States still have water that is treated with fluoride. Over time, fear of tooth decay and gum disease has led to an explosion of fluoride toothpaste, mouth rinses, and special enamel treatments that purportedly improve oral…

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…

Sensitive Teeth During Pregnancy

As every mother knows, the joys of bringing a new life into the world come with plenty of less than joyful moments during pregnancy. The body’s dramatic changes – externally and internally, physically and emotionally – bring with them a host of unwanted symptoms, from morning sickness to back problems to more severe conditions. If…

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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)….

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…

ceramic dental implants

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…

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