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…

Good Dental Habits

Bettering your health and yourself is a goal for many adults across the globe. While we tend to consider our waistline as the ultimate measurement of vitality, body mass index and fat percentage are not the sole indicators of wellbeing. Weight often varies due to genetics, body composition and lifestyle. And, a “healthy weight” doesn’t…

Thyroid damage

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…

TMJ

Clicking, snapping, popping – whatever you want to call it, you know those noises from your jaw could be signs of trouble. When you feel pain alongside these symptoms, it might be time to contact a dental professional about TMJ. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a condition that results in jaw pain, difficulty chewing,…

Zoom whitening

Everyone has days when they aren’t feeling quite as bright and cheerful. While faking a smile is said to release feel-good hormones that can perk up your day, forcing yourself to grin is especially difficult when your teeth are the very thing bringing you down. Depending on the severity, dull, yellow and stained teeth can…

miami-dentist-warning-too-much-fluoride

Sometimes, the urge to fall asleep trumps the nightly routine. Most of the time, however, missing your evening must-dos can be avoided. Hopping into bed at the same time every night is the best way to achieve a full eight hours of rest. Plus, maintaining a regular routine before your head hits the pillow forces…

Improve Oral Health at Home

Succumbing to the latest health trends might be part of your plight to achieve a fit physique, but do you select foods to help keep your mouth in tip-top shape? Much like overindulging in calories, failing to pay close attention to which foods impact teeth and gums is irresponsible. Consider the three following strategies for…

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