Posts Tagged ‘General Dentistry’

Get Your Smile in a Snap | West Palm Beach Dentist

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

When you have a less than desirable smile, it can affect more than just your appearance. A flawed smile can affect your overall health and your general demeanor, which is why it makes sense to make a dental appointment as soon as possible.

The main issue that patients have with fixing dental issues is the pain and time it takes. Fortunately, dental technology has progressed enough to offer another solution to both of these issues – Snap-On Smiles.

A Snap-On Smile is a dental resin form that fits over your own teeth to give you a new beautiful smile. It is thin, undetectable and yet extremely strong. However, unlike having to undergo painful dental surgery, there is no drilling or shots, so pain. And don’t worry about having to take time off; getting a Snap-On Smile takes just two dental visits.  Best part of all, it’s affordable.

With Snap-On Smile you can eat and drink, they act just like natural teeth. It can be something you use temporarily or make it a permanent fixture to your smile. You can get Snap-On Smile for your upper and lower teeth. You will be able to cover, worn, chipped, broken and stained teeth.

During your first dental visit you will pick the style and shade. One of the highly skilled dentists at Advanced Dental Group will then take an impression of your teeth. You will come back in about 3 weeks for a final fitting and you can wear your Snap-On Smile home!

To find out more about Snap-On Smiles, 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.

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 Eat After Whitening Your Teeth | West Palm Beach Dentist

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

Whitening

Following any typical teeth whitening procedure, you will have one shiny new smile. But now that it’s good as new, don’t go jumping back into your typical habits. After all, it is those bad habits that turned your teeth that dingy shade of white in the first place. Right now, you are back at square one. But your teeth are in a very vulnerable state so it is advised that you watch what you eat since many types of food and drink can stain your teeth. Consumption of products such as tobacco, soy sauce, soft drinks and wine will eventually stain teeth, thus consumption should be limited or avoided if white teeth are desired.

When it comes to tooth sensitivity, it is natural to think that it is the fault of the chemicals involved in the whitening that cause the sensitivity. Steering clear of acidic foods, like citrus or tomato, will help prevent the pain from happening. Same thing goes for things that are too hot or too cold.

While it will be difficult to stay away from continuing to stain your teeth as life rolls on, staining your teeth is almost unpreventable. However, there are certain foods and drinks that can actually help you maintain white teeth. For example, firm fruits such as apples, green beans, cauliflower, carrots and celery will scrub your teeth while you chew, as well as promote the flow of saliva which protects teeth. Dairy products high in calcium will not only help keep teeth white but the lactic acid in those products will also help prevent tooth decay.

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.

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.