The only thing worse than receding holiday cheer is discovering you have a cavity in February! It is not as uncommon as you may think. The holidays bring family, friends, and sweet treats together for days on end. High spirits overshadow daily routine, and you may find yourself taking a nap with a mouth full of cookies! Take a moment to review the basics with Assure a Smile, and make a cavity free start in 2011.
Are you eating enough power foods? If you are feeling tired, sick, or unusually stressed, that answer may be no! Eating power foods is easy, effective in boosting immunity to colds, and downright delicious! Take a moment to review these power food recommendations from your local Miami dentist.
Safe mercury removal is in the public spotlight. With West Coast communities banning the use of toxic dental amalgam, patients nationwide are wondering: Should I have my fillings replaced?
Comments by Dr. Ted Herrmann:
Costa Mesas became one of the first communities in the United States to ban the use of dental amalgam in dentistry procedures last month. Now, California policymakers hope to spread the legislation to other Orange County communities. Their goal: To trigger a domino effect that someday bans silver fillings and other uses of dental amalgam nationwide.
Since the 1945 communities have been adding fluoride to water supplies. At first, the purpose was to improve general public health by treating water to help strengthen teeth. Now, however, modern research shows fluoride treatments can pose serious dental risks. Overuse of fluoride may cause hidden caries, illusive areas of plaque that may cause major dental problems.
When we think of dental procedures, what typically comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you think of drilling, jaw-shaking vibrations, and uncomfortable heat. And you cringe. However, times have changed. Dentists in Miami, and professionals nationwide, are now employing exciting new technologies that provide the very same dental procedures with added comfort, convenience, and precision. And patients couldn’t be happier.
Overbites occur when the teeth of the upper jaw fall too far over those of the lower jaw. As a holistic dental practice, Assure a Smile offers the Invisalign treatment plan for patients who wish to gently correct their overbite while preserving their teeth. Miami Invisalign patients now receive $1,000 off treatment plans, making today the day to start forming the smile of your dreams!
A crossbite occurs when one or more teeth are irregularly positioned horizontally; the teeth in question are either too close to the outside or inside of the mouth. This is a common irregularity that can be caused by several factors. When seeking to correct this irregularity, look no further than Assure a Smile! Our office has been a Miami Invisalign provider for years, and we are excited to now offer $1,000 off all Invisalign Clear Braces treatments!
Many patients seek orthodontic treatments like braces to narrow the gaps between their teeth. A common misconception, however, has patients thinking their only option are a pair of traditional metal braces. Those seeking to narrow the gaps between their teeth will be happy to know that Invisalign clear braces offer a more convenient treatment option.
Overcrowded teeth is a common condition among children and young adults. Take caution: it is rarely a good idea to remove one tooth to make room for the rest. Instead, using treatment plans like Invisalign clear braces will help to straighten teeth into parallel alignment, creating a beautiful smile that is more easily cared for.