Thursday, November 28, 2013

Essential Tips For Obtaining Top Notch Dental Care

Are you wrangling with a dental care issue? Maybe you know someone like this? The article will give you helpful advice. Follow the tips from this article to make sure your dental problem doesn't take control of your life.

When creating healthy and strong teeth, fluoride is the best. If your tap water lacks fluoride, everyone who lives in your home will be more likely to have tooth decay. One choice is brushing with toothpaste containing fluoride. You could also use a fluoride mouthwash.

Opt for a soft bristle toothbrush to help get your teeth the cleanest. You need to allow your toothbrush to air dry after each use so that bacteria doesn't form. It should be stored upright with lots of free space around it.

Brush more frequently than two times per day if you consume foods known to damage your enamel. You can efficiently prevent tooth decay from appearing if you brush your teeth anytime you eat snacks rich in sugar or drink some soda.

Try to brush and floss after each meal. The longer food and plaque inhabit your mouth, the more damage is caused. The quicker you brush your teeth after eating, the less damage you'll get due to plaque. Prevent potential toothaches by preventing plaque build-up.

People can see your real age through your teeth. You should see a dentist if you have teeth that need fixed. An unhealthy smile can lower your self-confidence. Shave years off of your appearance and make a dental appointment to have ugly teeth dealt with.

Proper dental care can be easy, once you know what you what you need to do. Be sure to always follow good dental and oral care routines using the tips in this article. Your teeth should stay strong for a lifetime. Make your smile one of best features.


Our team looks forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs. You can make an appointment by calling our friendly staff at (305) 670-5100 or by visiting http://www.miamismile.net. Please call Miami Smile Dental if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, wisdom teeth, braces, or general dentistry. We would love to hear from you.

Miami Smile Dental
Dr. Serge Papiernik
http://www.miamismile.net
(305) 670-5100
7400 North Kendall Drive, Suite #203
Miami, FL 33156

Friday, November 8, 2013

Dentures

Dentures


Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.
When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.

Types of dentures:

  • Conventional. This full removable denture is made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months. 
  • Immediate. This removable denture is inserted on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. Your dentist will take measurements and make models of your jaw during a preliminary visit. You don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period, but may need to have the denture relined or remade after your jaw has healed. 
  • Overdenture. Sometimes some of your teeth can be saved to preserve your jawbone and provide stability and support for the denture. An overdenture fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth after they have been prepared by your dentist. Implants can serve the same function, too.
New dentures may feel awkward for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them. The dentures may feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place. It is not unusual to experience minor irritation or soreness. You may find that saliva flow temporarily increases. As your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures, these problems should go away. Follow-up appointments with the dentist are generally needed after a denture is inserted so the fit can be checked and adjusted. If any problem persists, particularly irritation or soreness, be sure to consult your dentist.
Even if you wear full dentures, you still have to practice good dental hygiene. Brush your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque.

Like your teeth, your dentures should be brushed daily to remove food particles and plaque. Brushing also can help keep the teeth from staining. 

  • Rinse your dentures before brushing to remove any loose food or debris. 
  • Use a soft bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleanser to gently brush all the surfaces of the dentures so they don't get scratched.
  • When brushing, clean your mouth thoroughly—including your gums, cheeks, roof of your mouth and tongue to remove any plaque. This can help reduce the risk of oral irritation and bad breath. 
  • When you’re not wearing your dentures, put them in a safe place covered in water to keep them from warping.
  • Occasionally, denture wearers may use adhesives. Adhesives come in many forms: creams, powders, pads/wafers, strips or liquids. If you use one of these products, read the instructions, and use them exactly as directed. Your dentist can recommend appropriate cleansers and adhesives.
If you have any questions about your dentures, or if they stop fitting well or become damaged, contact your dentist. Be sure to schedule regular dental checkups, too. The dentist will examine your mouth to see if your dentures continue to fit properly.


Our team looks forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs. You can make an appointment by calling our friendly staff at (305) 670-5100 or by visiting http://www.miamismile.net. Please call Miami Smile Dental if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, wisdom teeth, braces, or general dentistry. We would love to hear from you.