Adults know how to go about ensuring proper oral care. When it comes to children, however, this can prove to be a little more challenging. When is the right time to introduce brushing, or flossing for that matter? A few basics can help you start becoming proactive about your child’s health. The teeth start to…

After a long day, your mouth can easily become full of bacteria, especially if you only brush your teeth once or twice a day. You know that somewhat slimy feeling you may have felt on your teeth when they’re not clean and you brush your tongue up against them? It’s likely a film of bacteria….

Gum Disease

The Miami Dentist Blog has covered the relationship between oral health and wellness extensively.  We’ve explored studies that previously have shown gum disease to increase the risk of heart disease.  We’ve also discussed the importance of holistic stress management, and the ways it helps to strengthen immunity to disease and overall health.  Now, recent research…

Minerals and Trace Minerals- Your Key to Naturally Strong Teeth and Gums

Most patients are shocked to learn that up to 5% of their body weight is composed of minerals like calcium, phosphorous, and potassium (i). Along with vitamins and other nutrients, minerals are essential in helping us look and feel our absolute best. When we don’t get a healthy amount of minerals each day, it becomes…

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Dentists and orthodontists have been working with traditional metallic braces for decades. Generations have gone through the rite of passage of having a shiny, wire-filled mouth for a couple of years. Braces have endured because they work, but anyone who has had braces knows that the price of that perfect smile comes with several temporary…

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Since being officially classified as a neurotoxin, parents are growing more concerned about their children’s fluoride consumption – and rightfully so. In 2013, a Harvard University study funded by the National Institute of Health concluded that children exposed to high levels of fluoridated water showed significantly lower IQ scores than those residing in less fluoridated areas. “The…

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…

Biocompatible Dentistry and Non-Toxic Dental Materials, Now Available in Miami This past August, Assure A Smile engaged the South Florida community in an awareness campaign for biocompatible dentistry. Our goal was simple: To encourage families to think holistically when selecting a dental practice.

Albuquerque Puts an End to Water FluoridationThe first half of 2012 saw a major victory in the battle for fluoride-free public drinking water in the United States. In April, city officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico, elected not to increase the fluoride content of the community’s water. “We’re going to err on the side of caution,” remarked David Morris, a representative for the Albuquerque Water Authority (i). The decision triggered a ripple effect that stirred debate in neighboring communities, causing public officials and residents alike to reconsider the widely held notion that fluoride is a “healthy.”

Creating the Smile of Your Dreams with Digital PrecisionAssure A Smile announces the full integration of two leading dental technologies: Invisalign – Invisible Braces and The iTero Scanner – a new digital impression system. Together, this new technology is helping South Florida residents create beautiful smiles like never before.

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