What Is Bruxism Bruxism is the dental or medical term used to describe clenching or grinding teeth. Bruxism usually occurs without the patient’s knowledge because it mostly happens during sleep. “Modern Medicine” is not in good agreement as to the causes of Bruxism because the causes and effects can differ widely from patient to patient. And most people never feel any symptoms until they break a tooth or experience TMJ disorders and pain.

miami-dentist-national-childrens-dental-health-monthThe American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February. The focus of this ADA initiative: To give young people the education and motivation to develop good oral hygiene skills, so they may grow into adults with good dental health. Assure a Smile stands behind the ADA this month, urging parents to help their children Create Healthy Teeth and Gums for Life!

miami-dentist-better-hygiene-invisalignInvisalign is just as effective as traditional metal braces for most, and comes with the added benefit of convenience! Invisalign aligners can be removed before eating, brushing, and flossing, helping patients to straighten their teeth without neglecting their oral health. Patients may brush and floss as normal, significantly lessening the likelihood of developing serious oral health problems straightening your teeth.

miami-dentist-news-brushing-habits-heart-healthDentists in Miami have written many articles on gum disease, heart disease, and the link the two diseases share. According to research, those with gum disease are place at higher risk of developing heart problems than are those without gum disease. Now, it seems, the problem may start well before gum disease takes shape. New research indicates that your habit of brushing may significantly affect your chances of developing serious heart disease.

Dental amalgam is the proper term to refer to the silver material that is used in dental procedures like fillings. This material is actually a combination of mercury and at least one other metal, like tin. Invented in France in the early 1800s, dental amalgam has remained a popular filling agent because of its strength. However, experts at the World Health Organization have made a clear assertion: Mercury from dental amalgam feeds more mercury into a person’s body system than any other source combined, prompting many to seek safe amalgam removal.

miami-dentist-give-smile-of-dreams-1The 60 degree chill may have come to rest over Miami, but warmth still burns as Valentine’s Day approaches. February 14th is just around the corner; this year, consider giving the gift of beauty and confidence. Beginning January 15th, Assure a Smile will offer the Valentine’s Invisalign Special, your chance to enroll yourself or a loved one in the clear braces system that has created over a million smiling faces.

miami-dentist-heartfelt-plea-safe-mercury-removalWhen it comes to mercury and your body, each major organ system is at risk. The heart and cardiac system, however, are particularly susceptible to poisoning from mercury.

Comments by Dr. Ted Herrmann:

Once the toxicity of mercury enters the bloodstream, it races through the blood and to each major organ. The damage that inhaled mercury can cause is permanent and deadly, however, it can be avoided altogether. Consulting a dentist about safe mercury filling removal is the best way to avoid developing extremely harmful health conditions.

miami-dentist-urinary-tract-infection-or-mercury-poisoningA staggering 34% of adults in the United States report having experienced a Urinary Tract Infection. Recent studies, however, indicate that the culprit may be mercury poisoning.

Could you be inhaling poisonous vapor? If you have amalgam (silver) fillings, you most likely are.

COMMENTS BY DR. TED HERRMANN:

We know that mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive chemical on Earth (i). We know that this chemical vaporizes under pressure and heat. We also know that, when vaporized, this chemical is tasteless, odorless, and easily inhaled without notice. Why, then, does it make sense to have such a chemical in your mouth?

the-truth-about-mercury-fillingsWhat’s more toxic than lead, cadmium and arsenic? I’ll give you a hint: it might just be in your mouth…

Comments by Dr. Ted Herrmann:

Mercury is more toxic than lead, cadmium, and arsenic. What many people are unaware of, however, is just how close they come to it each day. In truth, if you have a traditional silver filling in any of your teeth, you have a little bit of mercury there too.

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