oral hygiene

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…

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…

Recipes for healthy teeth

Most people understand the link between cavities and overconsuming sugar, or that too much coffee can stain your pearly whites. But what about the foods that make your mouth healthier? Some organic eats can prevent decay and help deter bacterial growth – two key prevention strategies for maintaining a healthy smile. Here are four foods that promote…

Difficult things are often the most rewarding. And when it comes to oral health, this concept is particularly true. Flossing is one of the most difficult habits to adopt—most children and adults recoil at the idea of having their teeth flossed during a dental cleaning, much less every night. Yet flossing is one of the most important oral hygiene habits to develop.

This Valentine’s Day, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) encourages men and women of all ages to love the gums you’re with. This health initiative spreads awareness for the holistic connection between the mouth and body—emphasizing the ways gum disease may significantly increase your risk of developing other serious illnesses. Visit this article to learn more about the AAP, gum disease, and ways to prevent serious illness.

Some dentists believe root canals are necessary for remedying severe damage to the tooth and its root, whether occurring from cavities, fractures, or abscesses. When the root becomes inflamed, removal of the infection is necessary. Without treatment of some sort, individuals might experience pain, swelling, or discomfort in the afflicted area. These symptoms should be discussed as soon as possible with your dental professional so they can provide adequate treatment.

Summer is here, which means longer, sun-filled days and warm temperatures that lend themselves to outdoor activities. If you’re a fan of the warmer weather, then you’ll love this little known fact: Moderate sun exposure helps the body maintain healthy skin, bones, and teeth. Nourish and protect your skin this summer with these delicious foods, rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Have you been ignoring the agitation caused by inflammation and infection along your gum line? Read this article to learn more about these symptoms, what they mean, how they affect the health of the entire body, and how they can be effectively treated to eliminate both infection and pain.

Miami Families Invited to Eat Well, Smile Bright This SummerThis summer, Assure A Smile invites South Florida families to eat well and smile bright all summer long. In addition to our new Kid’s Summer Dental Special, we have a variety of resources available on our website and blog that will help you learn to create healthy teeth and gums that will last a lifetime!

Alcohol in Mouthwash Linked to Oral CancerMouthwashes are marketed as a healthcare item, but recent research suggests that those that contain alcohol may cause an increased risk in oral cancer. Extended use of alcohol-containing mouthwashes can change the pH of the mouth and throat and dry their mucous membranes, which is associated with an elevated risk of mouth and throat cancers.

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