Friday, March 3, 2017

Smile Again With Confidence & Great Breath by Treating Halitosis



It’s tough to be on the receiving end, and unfortunately not so noticeable when you suffer from it. Yes, its bad breath. Many of us suffer from Halitosis – the medical term for ‘bad breath.’ This is a condition in which an unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath of a person. It is estimated that around 20% of the population of the world are reported to suffer from it to some degree. This is considered to be the third most frequent reason why people seek dental care, following tooth decay, and gum disease.


Bad breath can be the result of poor dental health habits and this can be a sign of other health problems. Also, the foods we eat and other unhealthy habits can make Halitosis even worse. Other factors that often affect this is the odor caused by bacteria present below the gumline and on the back of the tongue. So how can we make ourselves confident and prevent bad breath?
Here are some tips that you can try.

Oral care products. Use products that are proven to be effective in fighting bad breath such as mouthwashes, toothpastes, and other related commodity. It may sound like common sense, but using the right product does make a difference.


Proper dental care. Remember, brush your teeth twice a day on a regular basis. But make sure to use toothbrush with soft bristles and fluoride toothpaste. After brushing, it’s time to floss your teeth. This will help to remove any food and plaque accumulated on your teeth.

Visit our dental office regularly. Do this at least twice a year for checkups and more often for cleanings. This will help to diagnose if you are suffering from Halitosis. We will give you advice and tips to prevent bad breath.

Drink plenty of water. By doing this, you will keep your mouth moist which helps in washing away food particles and bacteria on your teeth.

Avoid drying medication. Try not to take drugs such as pain relievers, anti-histamine, and anti-depressants when not needed. These prescription drugs often inhibit saliva flow and can cause a very dry mouth.

Eat fruits and vegetables. This will help to prevent symptoms of bad breath. Foods rich in vitamin C work better to fight bad breath when eaten raw. They also help to loosen trapped food particles.

Clean your dentures (if you have). Do this at least twice a day. Practice proper oral care just like you would with your original teeth.

Stop smoking. People who smoke are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease and dry mouth. Smokers and tobacco users are also more likely to have gum disease, which is a leading source of bad breath.

Replace old toothbrush. It is recommended that you should replace your toothbrush  every two to three months. That's because germs can hide in toothbrush bristles and can lead to infection.

Chew natural remedies. You can choose from a piece of lemon or orange, fresh sprig of parsley, basil, mint, or cilantro. These can stimulate the salivary glands to fight bad breath and neutralizes odors.


Halitosis can affect a person's life in a negative way. Other people may notice if someone is experiencing Halitosis, by stepping away from you as you speak or by making faces. A dentist or physician may also notice bad breath during a visit for a regular checkup. In our office, we review a patient's medical history for conditions that can cause bad breath and for medicines that can cause dry mouth. We will also ask you about your diet, personal habits or any other symptoms to properly diagnose and treat the problem at its root.


We truly enjoy seeing the effect that a bright smile has on our patient’s lives. We believe that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of our goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide you with the best tools to maintain your dental health at its optimum.

Miami Smile Dental a high-tech dental practice in Coral Gables, Florida that encompasses all factors of dentistry including dental implant restoration, general dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, and teeth whitening.

Dr. Papiernik specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental cleanings, and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Papiernik truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment.
find the best dentist in Coral Gables, Florida for you, call our office. Dr. Papiernik serves patients from South Miami, Miami, Pinecrest, Kendall, Coral Gables, and all of South Florida.

Miami Smile Dental
Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100
http://www.miamismile.net

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chewing Gum is Bad for Your Teeth...Or is it?

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Did you know that clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay.
When you chew sugarless gum you increase the flow of saliva, which washes away food and other debris, neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth and provides disease-fighting substances throughout the mouth. Another added benefit of Increased saliva flow is that it also carries with it more calcium and phosphate to help strengthen tooth enamel. Chewing gum with sugar in it also increases saliva flow, but it also contains sugar which is used by plaque bacteria to produce decay-causing acids. That is why we suggest sugar-free gum that is sweetened by non-cavity causing sweeteners such as aspartame, xylitol, sorbitol or mannitol. 
Chewing sugarless gum is good for your teeth, but it is not a replacement for regular brushing and flossing. It’s not a substitute. We still recommend brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and cleaning plaque from between your teeth once a day with dental floss or other interdental cleaners.
We also recommend regular dental cleanings and exams at our office.
Miami Smile Dental a high-tech dental practice in Coral Gables, Florida that encompasses all factors of dentistry including dental implant restoration, general dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, and teeth whitening.

Dr. Papiernik specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental cleanings, and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Papiernik truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment.
find the best dentist in Coral Gables, Florida for you, call our office.

Miami Smile Dental
Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100
http://www.miamismile.net

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Hi-Tech Dental Office - Cosmetic Dentist in Coral Gables, Miami, South M...




Coral Gables, South Miami Dentist

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Dr. Papiernik is one of the top Cosmetic Dentist in Miami. He serves patients from Coral Gables and surrounding comunnities. His office is located in the South Miami area. His office is a great example of a modern dental practice with computer in every room, digital impressions, and massage chairs for the patients.

Miami Smile Dental a high-tech dental practice in Coral Gables, Florida that encompasses all factors of dentistry including dental implant restoration, general dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, and teeth whitening.

Dr. Papiernik specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental cleanings, and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Papiernik truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment.

find the best dentist in Coral Gables, Florida for you, call our office.

Miami Smile Dental
Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100
http://www.miamismile.net

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Top South Miami Dentist | Cosmetic Dentist | Dental Implants | Dr. Papie...





South Miami Dentist



Dr. Papiernik is one of the top Cosmetic Dentist in Miami. His office is located in the South Miami area.



Dr. Papiernik specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental cleanings, and restorative dentistry.



Dr. Papiernik truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment.



Miami Smile Dental

Dr. Serge Papiernik

9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920

Miami, FL 33156

(305) 670 5100

http://www.miamismile.net



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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Everything you Need to Know About Dental Implants

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If you have lost a tooth, it is likely that one of your options is to replace it with a dental implant. Dental implants are the most natural replacement for a missing tooth. Before you decide a course of action, you should consider asking your dentist some simple questions:

What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium metal replacement for a root of a tooth that is surgically implanted in the jawbone.Though there's some evidence that ancient people may have tried to create dental implants from pieces of shell, nothing beats modern titanium. In the 1960's, it was discovered that bone will grow so close to a titanium implant that bone and implant essentially become one.
As the body heals for approximately two to six months after the surgery, the bone around the implant fuses to the implant through a process called osseointegration. After the healing phase is complete, the implants are used to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures.

What Is the Dental Implant Process Like?
The process should begin with a thorough evaluation of the patient's medical and dental history, and a full clinical examination of the entire mouth and missing tooth area. The clinical exam should also include specific X-rays.


After assessing the patient, a comprehensive treatment plan can be devised. From that point, implants are surgically placed in the jawbone under local anesthesia. The length of the healing time is based on the quality and quantity of bone, as well as the type of implant placed. After adequate healing is allowed to occur, the implant can be used to support a crown, bridge, or denture.

How Many Dental Implants Should Be Placed?
This is a question that should be determined during the treatment plan. A good rule-ofthumb is to place one implant for each tooth replaced. Other decisive factors for the number of implants needed for success is the quality and quantity of the patient's bone. Equally as important are the existing anatomy of the bone and the financial resources of the patient.

Placing enough implants to restore teeth is vitally important to the long-term success of the restoration. Simply stated, the most costly mistake is to have an implant fail because not enough implants are placed to support the teeth. If the number of implants is limited
due to financial constraints of the patient, then the implant treatment should be avoided or the type of restoration must be altered.

Who Should You See about Getting Dental Implants?
When getting dental implants, you should select a dentist or dental team with in-depth knowledge and prior experience with all aspects of the treatment. It is important to know that implant treatment consists of two components: a surgical phase and a restorative phase.


Traditionally, a dental surgeon, like an oral surgeon or a periodontist, performs the surgical component. A general dentist, or prosthodontist and laboratory technician performs the restorative component. However, as implant dentistry has become more sophisticated, sometimes a dentist who specializes in restorative dentistry conducts the entire procedure.

Are There Different Types of Dental Implants?
Yes, several types are available. The American Dental Association considers both the endosteal and the subperiosteal implants to be acceptable. An important factor for selection is to determine whether your jawbone can adequately support the implant. Most dental implants placed today are endosteal root form fixtures (similar to a manmade tooth root).

More knowledgeable patients have more input to offer their dentists about their implant treatment and have better chances of a successful treatment outcome.

Miami dentist, Dr. Papiernik, truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment. Miami dentist, Dr. Papiernik, specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dental veneers, dental teeth whitening, teeth bonding, and general dentistry.
Miami Smile Dental
South Miami dentist Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100


Friday, July 1, 2016

Miami Dentist Explains How Some Bacteria are Good for Your Teeth

Miami Dentist explains the benefits good bacteria in your mouth

According to Miami dentist, Dr. Papiernik, there are bacteria everywhere, including your mouth. The human mouth is full of bacteria. Estimates suggest that adult mouths can contain up to 1,000 different variety of oral bacteria which, when in perfect harmony, are essential organisms for aiding in digestion. However, when those levels get out of whack, the critters can band together to create dental plaque and the assortment of dental problems associated with the growth. Practicing proper oral hygiene and following through on preventative dentistry can help keep that balance in check, especially when backed by the decision to eat specific foods know for fighting oral bacteria. “These bacteria are necessary,” says Miami dentist, Dr. Papiernik. Oral bacteria are an essential component to the human digestive system as the organisms help break down trace particles of foods and sugars deposited on teeth after consumption. Once sucrose (the chief component in many foods such as carbohydrates and sugars) is located on the teeth, oral bacteria will feast on that food source. As they do, they may band together to form a community (called dental plaque) and will naturally release tooth-eroding acids as a byproduct of their work. Fortunately there are super-foods that are known for reducing the levels of cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth.


Raisins

Believe it or not raisins help reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth. Although some dental care experts advice eating dried fruit with caution as the food can stick to teeth and possible attract oral bacteria, there are compounds in raisins that have been clinically proven to reduce the number of cavity-causing oral bacteria in the mouth. Raisins are naturally rich in phytochemicals, a naturally occurring compound that helps give plants specific characteristics (like scent and color) and are believed to fight a number of diseases. Raisins have been found to have a healthy mix of five of those compounds and tests have showed that raisins made from Thompson Grapes are effective in lowering levels of cavity causing Streptococcus mutans.

Red Wine

Many consider wine to be the nectar of the Gods and numerous studies have shown the health benefits of drinking that specific alcohol in moderation. The drink is rich in antioxidants, has been shown to boost heart health and is sometimes used to fight the common cold. Red wine is produced from a pressing of grapes and the hue is attributed to the fruit skin being included in the mix. The skin has been found to contain polyphenols that has been proven to kill Streptococcus mutans.

While all these foods can indeed help fight unhealthy levels of oral bacteria, brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods and seeing a dentist regularly are still the best ways to help prevent cavities.

Licorice Root

Licorice root is as old as time itself and for thousands of years it has been coveted not just as a delicious flavor enhancer but also for its medicinal benefits. The herb is has been used to control chronic hepatitis, treat melasma and to treat mouth ulcers. Current research has shown that the plant also is powerful enough to kill the oral bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease.

Scientists from the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Pharmacognosy conducted research that resulted in the discovery of two naturally occurring substances in licorice that kill the major bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. Licoricidin and licorisoflavan A are the elements featuring antibacterial properties, and they have been found to kill Streptococcus mutans (the main oral bacteria known for causing cavities) as well as a number of other strains that contribute to dental problems.

Eat healthy and try incorporating some of these foods into your die for a healthy smile for years to come.

Miami dentist, Dr. Papiernik, truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment. Miami dentist, Dr. Papiernik, specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dental veneers, dental teeth whitening, teeth bonding, and general dentistry.
Miami Smile Dental
South Miami dentist Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Does Green Tea Help Fight Gum Disease? Miami Dentist Discuses the Dental Benefits of Green Tea




Ancient Chinese and Japanese medicine believed green tea consumption could cure disease and heal wounds, recent scientific studies are beginning to establish the potential health benefits of drinking green tea, especially in weight loss, heart health, and cancer prevention. Now, a recent study found that green tea can help manage gum disease. The researchers suggest a toothpaste made with green tea could be a beneficial addition to nonsurgical gum disease therapy.

In the study, the authors found that a toothpaste containing green tea extract significantly reduced gum inflammation in patients who had undergone therapy for gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. The green tea paste also improved the antioxidant levels in the patients' gums.

 
"Green tea is known to possess anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant activities," the study authors explained. "Antioxidants have a protective effect on periodontal tissues." Green tea’s ability to help reduce symptoms of periodontal disease may be due to the presence of the antioxidant catechin.

Green tea and gum disease

The researchers looked at 30 patients who had received standard, nonsurgical treatment for gum disease, and they divided the patients into two groups of 15 people. The first group was instructed to use a toothpaste that contained green tea extract, while the other was given a toothpaste that only contained fluoride and triclosan, another antibacterial agent.

When the patients returned for follow-up visits four weeks later, the researchers found the group who used the green tea extract had significantly less gum bleeding than the other group, reducing their gum bleeding percentage from 84% to 25%. The group that didn't use the green tea extract reduced their gum bleeding from 78% to 31%.

 
The authors noted that the green tea toothpaste was more successful in improving gum health than traditional toothpastes because of the "antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties of green tea."

While green tea may be able to aid in gum disease treatment, the study authors don't recommend patients skip their regular dental visits. Professional help is still needed to treat the disease overall, they noted.


Green tea doesn't just benefit the mouth, though. Other studies have shown that it can also boost overall health and wellness. One study found older women who regularly drank green tea may have a slightly lower risk of certain cancers, including those of the digestive system. Green tea has also been shown to help prevent damage caused by sunlight, including premature aging and skin cancers.


Miami dentist, Dr. Papiernik, truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment. Miami dentist, Dr. Papiernik, specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dental veneers, dental teeth whitening, teeth bonding, and general dentistry.
Miami Smile Dental
South Miami dentist Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100