Dental Restoration and Crowns

If you’re considering a cosmetic dental procedure, chances are you’ve heard of dental crowns.  A dental crown is a “cap” that is placed over a tooth for a number of reasons.  Crowns are used to restore broken or misshapen teeth.  They are also used to cover dental implants and can hide severely discolored teeth as well.  Regardless of the cause, … Read More

Show Off Your Sparkle This Holiday Season

Unless you’re the Ebenezer Scrooge type (Bah Humbug!), there’s much to be cheerful about this time of year.  With the holidays approaching, your social calendar is likely filling up with opportunities to get out and share some holiday cheer with your colleagues, coworkers, friends, and family.  These festive occasions offer fabulous chances to have fun in your best sparkly, fun, … Read More

The End Is Near, Have You Used All of Your Benefits?

December Is Here! The holidays are here, and the madness has begun. But we want to assure you make the most of your dental benefits before the end of the year. Most plans run on a calendar year policy, meaning, that benefits start in January and end in December of the same year. The insurance company allows you a maximum … Read More

No Dental Insurance? Some Say, No Problem!

It’s true that fear keeps many Americans from regularly visiting their dentist, but that’s not the only determent.  Lack of dental insurance and tough economic times also contribute to the rising number of oral disease cases seen across the nation as a result of poor dental hygiene and care.  I recently came across a Yahoo!News article (“Dental Care Is Possible … Read More

The Politics of Dentistry

Last night’s Presidential debate has sparked several heated conversations around the country.  The hot topics included health care reform and the economy as both candidates tried to convince Americans that they would be the best choice for the Oval Office.  The middle class seemed to be the focal audience addressed by both President Obama, and Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, although … Read More

Making Miami a Healthier Place to Live

In my endeavor to provide interesting and informative articles about the ins-and-outs of the dentistry world, I’ve broadened my horizons a bit to include general health topics, considering how closely linked oral health is with overall wellness.  Recently, I began searching for resources about health and wellness in the Miami area, and I came across a great source on the … Read More

Miami Area Dental Initiative

Access to preventative dental care is a severe problem across the nation.  With a recent Center for Disease Control study announcing that nearly half of American adults suffer from periodontal disease and premature tooth decay running rampant among our youth, many communities are implementing initiatives to help slow, and eventually stop this trend.  One such program can be found right … Read More

Developments in the Use of Probiotics in Dentistry

***UPDATED: August 28, 2013*** A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology has found that using a probiotic supplement, in the form of a lozenge, significantly improves conditions for those who suffer from chronic periodontitis.  30 subjects participated in the study.  Each individual received one-stage full mouth disinfection and scaling and root planning to treat their chronic periodontitis, … Read More

Nearly Half of Americans Suffer from Oral Disease

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study which investigated the occurrence of periodontitis in the U.S. population.  The study, “Prevalence of Periodontis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010,” was published in the Journal of Dental Research and later described by Medical News Today.  The data was taken from a sample of approximately 3,742 … Read More

Overcome Your Fear at Miami Dental Sedation Spa

It is completely normal and natural to feel apprehension or anxiety when preparing to receive dental treatment.  Most people experience some degree of these emotions, but for some, they can be extremely intense and even debilitating.  Whether caused by unpleasant previous experiences or fear about the procedure itself, anxiety and alarm keep some individuals from regularly visiting their dentist, often … Read More