Friends, patients, and staff: We are pleased to announce that our first day at our new office location at 9220 SW 72nd Ave. has enjoyed an exciting new start! We would like to thank everyone for bearing with us through the transition. We truly appreciate all of your patience, hard work, and support. And we are happy to report that our new office has already seen many beautiful smiles!
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 toothpastes, mouth rinses, and special enamel treatments that purportedly improve oral health. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Americans are experiencing fluoride overload that is causing increased rates of fluorosis, arthritis, and other serious illnesses. This guide has been created to spread awareness for the dangers of fluoride, and to help consumers reduce exposure to this dangerous mineral by avoiding fluoride in popular beverages, fruits, vegetables, and other groceries.
Assure a Smile kicks off the new year with a collection of health and wellness guides designed to help South Florida families eat well and feel great through 2014! All publications can be found under the Nutrition category of the Miami Dentist Blog. There, readers will find easy-to-follow guides on new health trends like the Paleo diet, digestive system health, detoxing, and much more.
As the Miami community dons pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Assure A Smile would like to take a moment to share new medical research on the role iodine might play in preventing this terrible disease. Iodine and cancer share a close relationship for which the public must be aware, according to studies by cancer expert and author, Dr. David Brownstein, MD. And since this October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the link between iodine and breast cancer takes a special media spotlight. Iodine deficiency can also lead to dry mouth, cavities, and a host of other oral health conditions, making it important to learn how this essential element can be used to improve total body wellness.
A new orthodontic treatment has patients buzzing with excitement and positive reviews. It’s called the Daytime-Nightime Appliance®, or DNA appliance® for short, and medical professionals believe it will forever change the way patients think of smile enhancement.
Did you know: The dental materials used in the office and at home can have a profound impact on total body health. From the restorative material used for routine fillings to the fluoride in your toothpaste, each product has the potential to help– or hurt– the health of the teeth, gums, and body.
This summer, Assure A Smile invites South Florida families to learn more about biocompatible dentistry, a special application of holistic dentistry that focuses on using safe and non-toxic materials to promote total body wellness.
Dental amalgam made headlines in early March when the Dr. Oz Show performed a demonstration that very clearly illustrated the toxic nature of the outdated silver fillings. Broadcasted on national television, the demonstration showed that silver fillings could leak odorless, extremely toxic mercury vapor when brushed by a normal toothbrush. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and holistic dentistry professionals are celebrating a new victory in the fight against toxic fillings, however. This year, more than 140 nations have signed into effect an international mercury treaty that lays the groundwork for an eventual “phasing out” of this dangerous material.
In Japan, scientists have created a new tool that many believe will help prevent tooth decay in the future. They call it the “tooth patch,” an ultra-flexible biocompatible film that scientists have designed to fit snugly over the surface of teeth. The film is made entirely of hydroxyapatite, the natural mineral from which tooth enamel is made. The developers of the tooth patch hope that it’s enamel-like composition will make it an effective shield to prevent tooth decay, as well as a restorative material that can be used to repair teeth with pre-existing cavities or dental caries.
Over the past year, the anti-fluoride movement has gained substantial momentum as communities from across the United States have begun to vote against public water fluoridation. Just recently, 3 communities in Indiana have voted to end the fluoridation of their water supplies. Those communities are Walkerton, North Liberty, and Lakeville, home to a combined 5,000 or more individuals who are now safe from fluoride exposure. Other communities in which the anti-fluoride movement is strong include Wichita, Portland, and Santa Fe.