candida overgrowth thrush

Got spit? If you don’t, or don’t have enough, you could be suffering from a condition called xerostomia, commonly known as dry mouth. Saliva is crucial to maintaining a clean and healthy mouth as it helps to remove food particles which can lead to the growth of bacteria. A lack of sufficient saliva can allow…

Drinking alcohol in excess can be very harmful to your health in numerous ways. That’s hardly a news flash. But even if you drink in healthy moderation, alcohol can still do some damage, and some kinds of alcohol can have more negative effects than others. This is definitely the case when it comes to alcohol’s…

losing teeth

Staying healthy as we get older requires thoughtfulness, attention, and effort. The effects of aging can leave us more susceptible to illness or injury and can keep us from living the lives we want. That’s why maintaining positive habits such as an active lifestyle and a balanced diet are so important. It is also important…

miami-dentist-invisalign-vs-braces

Good dental habits can play a huge role in the health of your teeth and gums, as well as improve your overall health and well-being. Conversely, there are plenty of bad habits which can be devastating to your teeth and oral health. Many of us engage in bad habits almost unconsciously, and we may not…

The holistic dentistry we practice at Assure A Smile is premised on the idea that oral health cannot and should not be viewed in isolation from other aspects of our health. Problems elsewhere in the body can lead to serious problems with your teeth and gums, and treating the symptoms without addressing the cause of…

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,…

A-New-Year-a-New-You-Health-Guides-from-Assure-A-Smile

With Christmas behind us and 2016 quickly coming to a close, many individuals are taking time to seriously devise their New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you already intend to shed those extra pounds, increase take-home pay or volunteer more. For 2017, Assure A Smile encourages patients and readers to adopt positive dental habits alongside their existing affirmations. Because…

Gum Health

Gum disease is a harmful condition that affects many adults, whether the damage is mild or severe. Gum disease, or Periodontitis as its formally known, is an infection of the soft tissue in the gums that surrounds the teeth. Research shows a link between gum disease and other health concerns including heart disease, pneumonia and…

fluoride

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…

at-home whitening

Virtually everyone strives for a healthy, bright smile. Because teeth stain over time due to age, smoking, coffee and wine, maintaining pearly white teeth goes beyond brushing. Many look for more advanced treatments to restore their bright smiles, including at-home whitening strips and professional treatments. Demand for over-the-counter whitening products skyrocketed in the late ‘90s…

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