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The Leaves Are Changing Color, Don’t Let Your Teeth | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: September 24th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

Autumn is finally here and with it come a lot of changes. The air gets crisper, iced tea turns into hot tea and our diet goes from light and easy to warm and cozy. It is easy to tinge our teeth with all the dark rich foods that come with this time of year. And since the holidays are a happy time with family and friends, here are some foods to add to your grocery list to help combat those teeth stains while keeping us on the healthier side:

Apples. Apples act as a gentle abrasive and scrubs away unsightly stains and food debris. They also contain malic acid, a natural astringent that whitens teeth and removes stains.

Pineapple. Pineapples are the only food that contains an enzyme called bromelain, an anti-inflammatory cleanser to remove stains.

Broccoli. Eating raw broccoli acts as a gentle abrasive and scrubs away stains. It also contains iron, which helps prevent tooth erosion.

Cheese. Cheese is high in calcium and phosphorus that keeps teeth strong and protein to protect tooth enamel.

Strawberries. This delicious fruit contains both malic acid and vitamin C. Like apples, the malic acid acts a cleansing agent.

Onions. While onions may not be good your breath, the sulfur compounds in raw onions reduce bacteria in the mouth that can potentially cause tooth decay.

Lots of foods can help whiten your teeth. However, to maintain a white smile, regular consumption of these foods isn’t enough. Practice proper oral hygiene at home and visit your dentist regularly.

To find out more about teeth whitening, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Missing Teeth? Make a Dental Appointment Today | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

There are many adults that have had a couple of decayed or missing teeth replaced. While replacing your missing teeth for aesthetic reasons is understandable, it’s important to have any missing teeth replaced for your oral health. Your teeth are meant to work together to help you chew, smile and speak. When you have missing teeth, these can be difficult to do. The loss of your back teeth may cause your mouth to shift and your face to appear older or sunken in. Fortunately, with the help of modern dentistry, missing teeth can be replaced. The following are some of the tooth replacement options that should be available to you by your dental care professional:

Dental implants. Many people opt for dental implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. The process of getting dental implants placed typically involves three phases that take place over several weeks, which is the main disadvantage.

Bridges. If your teeth can be fixed with a dental bridge, which is basically a dental appliance that is used to fill in the missing space. Unlike dental implants that are surgically placed and securely integrated into your jawbone, bridges rely on the neighboring teeth for support.

Dentures. Dentures are removable dental appliances that can replace a single tooth or a full set. Dentures usually have replacement teeth attached to a plastic base that matches the color of your gums and, depending on your case, are either partial dentures or full dentures.

To find out more about dental implants, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

If You Do This, You’re Ruining Your Teeth | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: July 30th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

Are you wrecking your teeth without even know it? As most of you know soda, candy and desserts can harm your teeth, but do you know what other habits may be taking a toll on your teeth and gums? You may be unaware that some of your habits can damage your teeth over time. The following is a list of bad habits and why they’re harmful:

Ice crunching. After drinking your refreshingly cold beverage, you may like too munch on the ice, but the cold temperature and brittleness of the ice cubes can actually fracture a tooth. Biting into ice cubes can cause microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

Teeth as tools. Many people use their teeth for tasks, like to tear open food packages or just biting their nails. These sorts of tasks can lead to a weakened edge of your tooth, which can eventually crack or chip.

Grinding and clenching. People grind their teeth for multiple reasons, including stress, anxiety or even because of an abnormal bite or crooked tooth. When you grind or even clench your teeth it can cause microfractures or actual fractures in your teeth. If your grind or clench your teeth, your dentist may recommend that you wear a mouth guard at night.

Thumb sucking. Children that still are sucking their thumbs when their adult teeth start coming in could cause permanent changes to their tooth and jaw structure. Thumb sucking can cause misaligned teeth, which could cause further issues like trouble chewing.

To find out more about bad habits that could be affecting your teeth, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Beware of Frozen Summertime Treats | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

When you think of summertime, chances are a frozen treat of some sort comes to mind. For some, that also sends chills down their spine because of tooth sensitivity. While your dentist can diagnose the problem, it’s best you understand what is causing your tooth sensitivity to prevent further dental problems in the future.

Tooth sensitivity is typically caused when your tooth enamel, which protects your teeth, is worn down or when you have gum recession. And when the dentine, or underlying surface, becomes exposed, your enamel and gums are no longer able to provide the protection to the root and the tooth itself.

Tooth sensitivity can be triggered by a myriad of things, including:

  • Periodontal/gum disease
  • Brushing your teeth too aggressively
  • Using a hard-bristled toothbrush
  • Worn away tooth enamel (which is what protects your tooth’s nerves)
  • Exposure of roots
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Tooth decay

And now, the various ways to treat tooth sensitivity:

One of the first things you can try to help treat sensitive teeth from home is proper oral hygiene, such as brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and using non-abrasive toothpaste. You should also avoid certain types of food and beverages, like coffee, carbonated drinks and even yogurt. If you clench or grind your teeth, try wearing a night guard to bed.

As for in-office dental treatments, these could include crowns, bonding, inlays and onlays, depending on your individual case. If due to gum disease, your dentist may recommend a gum graft or the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

To find out more about tooth sensitivity, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Dental Complications While Pregnant | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: May 31st, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

It’s a beautiful time of your life when you are building a tiny human in your belly. All of a sudden, your body is changing in all of these different ways and it seems like every day is different. But did you know that your teeth are also changing during this time? It’s true. Because of all the hormonal changes, your teeth and gums will begin to become sensitive. So, before you become pregnant, it is a good idea for your mouth to be the healthiest it can be. Pay a visit to your dentist for a quick check-up. Because a new study shows that untreated periodontitis can complicate pregnancy in woman.

A study of 366 pregnant women, revealed an oral bacteria in the amniotic fluid of women whose pregnancies were complicated by preterm birth. A prior study showed that nonsurgical periodontal therapy could lower the rate of preterm birth.

Periodontitis was also found more prevalent in woman who had preterm low birth weight infants than in woman whose infants had a normal birth weight. Hormonal changes during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, cause an increase in the number of oral bacteria, which enter the blood and negatively impact on certain female health issues.

In addition to regular brushing and flossing, woman should visit the dentist at least twice a year, and more often if women are pregnant, suffer from bone loss or gum problems.

To find out more about periodontitis during pregnancy, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

How to Get Rid of Those Cavity Creeps | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: April 27th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

No one wants cavities, but they are often hard to prevent. We get them every day. And once we get a toothache it’s time to visit the dentist for a filling. But what if there was a way for you to treat cavities in your own home? There are. And you probably have them sitting in your pantry.

As your tooth decays, a hole will develop. This is called a cavity. Lots of things can cause them, but a proper dental routine is key to staving off all dental issues. And cavities aren’t exactly painful when they begin to develop. That’s why it is important to brush and floss every day, in combination with dental visits. Because if they get worse, you will begin to feel a toothache and certain foods will cause them to feel sensitive and/or painful. So, while you wait for your dental appointment, try these quick remedies:

Clove. Cloves is one of the best remedies because of their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying this quick homemade solution will help ease the pain and further stop the spreading. Mix ¼ tsp of sesame oil with 3 drops of clove oil, apply three drops onto a cotton ball and apply to the sore tooth before bed.

Salt. Similar to clove, salt help ease pain and inflammation but also puts a kibosh on the bacteria that caused the cavity in the first place. Dissolve a tsp of salt in a glass of warm water and swish for a minute three times a day.

To find out more about cavity prevention, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

A Toothbrush Takes Care of Your Teeth, Take Care of It | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: March 28th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

A toothbrush is intricate in order to maintain our oral health. Not only does it keep our smiles bright and shiny, but it also helps scrub away all of the nasty cavity-causing bacteria invading your mouth. The best way to limit the bacteria left on your toothbrush is to replace it on a regular basis. But how often is a regular basis?

According to The American Dental Association, or ADA, recommends throwing out your toothbrush every three to four months. If the bristles become frayed, you’re sick, or you have a weak immune system, you definitely need to throw it out even more often. If you use an electric toothbrush, throw out the head as often as you’d discard a disposable toothbrush.

Each time we use our mouth to eat, speak or breathe, we are allowing bacteria and debris into our mouths to attack our healthy mouths. This is why keeping, and sticking to, a daily dental routine is so important. All that daily care is keeping your smile shiny and cavity-free. So, every time you’re tempted to skip brushing and flossing your teeth, remember how many bacteria lurk in your mouth – and what they can do.

Bacteria causes gum disease, and decay, and bad breath. Make sure you’re brushing and flossing as often as possible to eliminate some of those bacteria. Rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash before or after brushing can also help reduce plaque-causing bacteria that can lead to gingivitis, an early, mild form of gum disease.

To find out more about daily oral care, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

What to Expect from Your First Cavity | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

Children's Oral Health

When we are kids, the biggest bother we had was brushing our teeth. It always felt like a big hassle, but mom and dad made us do it because we didn’t want to get cavities. Not exactly sure what a cavity was as a kid, but if it meant having to go to the dreaded dentist, we brush. And if you’re pretty good at brushing, you never think you’ll get one. Until the day you do…

It will be just a typical day in the dentist chair, a run of the mill check-up. Walk in, take a few x-rays and wait for the doctor to bring the good news – no cavities. Not today. You officially have your first cavity.

If you ask how the cavity got there, you’ll discover cavities are made by plaque bacteria breaking down tooth enamel. But what do they eat? All the sugary foods you do. So, any sweets or carbs you eat leftover is basically shared with the bacteria. Generally, if you catch it early enough, you won’t notice any pain. This is why it was so important to brush your teeth twice a day. Brushing and flossing takes away all of the leftover food in your mouth so the plaque bacteria couldn’t eat it.

So how is it fixed? Your dentist will need to give you a filling. They will remove the damaged part of the tooth and fill it back in so it’s as good as new. If you continue to be a good brusher, and try not to have too many sweets, there is no reason you will continue to get cavities.

To find out more about cavity prevention, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month! | Oral Health

Posted on: February 1st, 2016 by No Comments

Children's Oral Health

Each February the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to help raise awareness about the importance of oral health for your children. Developing proper dental hygiene habits when you’re young and visiting your general dentist regularly can help your child get a head start to a lifetime a healthy teeth and gums.

This year the American Dental Association’s slogan for National Children’s Dental Health Month is “Sugar Wars”! This Sugar Wars slogan is displayed on posters and activity sheets featuring the McGrinn Twins, Buck and Flossy, Den and Gen Smiley and K-9 the dog in their spaceship, the USS SweetSwatter. The USS SweetSwatter is equipped with toothbrush swatters to help defeat the evil SweetTooth Invaders. These posters and activity sheets demonstrate effective ways to defeat SweetTooth Invaders and maintain good oral health. Some ways to help you and your children maintain good oral health include the following:

8 Tips to Maintain Good Oral Health:

  • Brush every day, twice a day, for two minutes…with your children!
  • Floss your teeth every day. If your children are old enough show them how to.
  • See a general dentist for regular checkups and teeth cleanings.
  • Limit the amount of sugary food and drinks. Eat healthy instead.
  • Instill proper oral hygiene habits when your children are young.
  • When the gaps between your child’s teeth close, you can start to use floss.
  • Be a good role model by practicing proper dental hygiene habits yourself.
  • Be sure to check your child’s mouth for any signs of periodontal disease such as bleeding gums, swollen or bright red gums, gums that are receding from teeth and bad breath.

Although keeping up your dental hygiene seems like second nature, some people don’t give their mouth enough oral care, which can result in cavities or even worse, missing teeth. So don’t forget the importance of maintaining good oral health for yourself and your children by keeping up with all of these dental hygiene habits!

For more information regarding oral health, contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872 or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com to learn about the services we offer.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

National Flossing Day | Oral Health

Posted on: November 27th, 2015 by No Comments

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Every year since 2000, National Flossing Day has been celebrated the day after Thanksgiving. National Flossing Day focuses on the importance of flossing and dental care. The American Dental Association recommends to floss your teeth at least once a day for good oral health. However, a survey done by the ADA showed that only 4 out of 10 people floss every day, and 20% never do. It’s extremely important to floss regularly, if you aren’t flossing at least once a day, you won’t reap the benefits.

Flossing your teeth helps by removing plaque, a sticky film of bacteria and saliva. Plaque collects below the gum line and can eventually harden into tarter. By not brushing and flossing regularly this bacteria can cause inflammation, which is periodontal disease. If left untreated periodontal disease can cause receding gums, tooth decay and even tooth loss. For flossing tips please read the following Do’s and Don’ts:

DO’S:

  • Wash your hands before flossing
  • Use around 18 inches of dental floss
  • Use a gentle up and down motion to clean between teeth
  • Use a new section of floss to clean each tooth
  • Spend at least 1 minute flossing a day
  • Use waxed floss if your teeth are spaced close together
  • Do floss your children’s teeth till they can floss well by themselves

DON’TS:

  • Don’t just floss your front teeth because they are easier to do
  • Don’t saw into your gums, it will only hurt them
  • Don’t wait till all of your child’s teeth have surfaced to start flossing
  • Don’t forget to be a great example and show your children how to brush and floss.

For more information regarding your oral health, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-689-0872 or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com to learn about the services we offer.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.