holistic health – Assure A Smile http://www.assureasmile.com News, Tips, and Articles about Miami Dentistry Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 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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U.S. Regulators Still Haven’t Banned Harmful Mercury Fillings http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/u-s-regulators-still-havent-banned-harmful-mercury-fillings/ Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:00:51 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3406 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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Green Tea Promotes Healthy Teeth and Gums http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/green-tea-promotes-healthy-teeth-gums/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:00:40 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3401 You can’t address oral hygiene holistically and effectively without considering the effect of diet. The foods and drinks we consume have a direct and powerful impact on our wellness, including the health of our teeth and gums. Some of the things we put in our bodies – processed and sugar-laden foods and sodas, for example...

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4 Natural Ways to Boost Your Oral Hygiene http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/natural-ways-boost-oral-hygiene/ Mon, 08 May 2017 20:00:46 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3333 Your mouth is a mess. Even if you have impeccable oral hygiene habits, fighting the bacteria and toxins that our mouths develop or are exposed to every single day is a constant battle. But it’s a battle that can be won without resorting to chemicals or artificial solutions. At Assure a Smile, we believe that...

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PATH: Advances in Holistic Dentistry with Dr. Ted Herrmann http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/path-advances-in-holistic-dentistry/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:00:31 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3309 On Wednesday, April 19, Dr. Ted Herrmann, DMD, led a lecture on the latest technological advances in holistic dentistry and general wellbeing. The event was organized and led by Positive Alternative Therapies in Healthcare (PATH), a non-profit educational group that teaches how chronic illnesses are highly influenced by environment, nutrition and lifestyle. At the event,...

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Black Charcoal to Whiten Teeth: Is It Safe? http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/black-charcoal-whiten-teeth-safe/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:00:25 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3259 The rise of social media over the past decade has also led to an influx of beauty and health do-it-yourself content. More recently, bloggers and internet influencers have been touting the benefits of black charcoal as a natural teeth whitener. Before you use black charcoal (or any other substance) on your teeth, it’s important to...

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3 Leading Holistic Health Techniques to Consider http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/3-leading-holistic-techniques/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:00:02 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3234 Adopting a holistic lifestyle takes time, determination and resolve. Physicians and specialists research, analyze and practice for years before promoting alternative practices. And, patients need time to familiarize themselves with a renewed way of life. But, every individual transitioning to integrative health starts somewhere, and making small changes to your routine can put you on the right...

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We Can Now Process Zirconia in the Office http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/can-now-process-zirconia-office/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:00:39 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3161 Here are Assure A Smile, we are proud to offer zirconia dental implants – a revolutionary alternative to titanium alloys used for decades in replacing lost teeth. Despite the extensive benefits of zirconium as a substitute for titanium, the vast majority of dentists still opt for traditional metal implants. For some patients, particularly individuals with...

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Fluoride and the Pineal Gland http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/fluoride-pineal-gland/ Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:10 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3157 The human body is a series of interconnected organs, tissues, vessels, glands and fluids. Since the oral cavity is used to ingest nutrients and requires consistent cleaning, the mouth acts as a vehicle for toxins to enter the body. Fluoride, found in drinking water and many big brand toothpastes, is one such substance that has...

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How Mercury Causes Thyroid Damage http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/mercury-causes-thyroid-damage/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:18 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3130 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. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that produces hormones which helps control the energy throughout your body, including your caloric burn and...

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