Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mouthguards Can Help You Keep Your Teeth FOr Life - Miami Dentist Dr. Papiernik


Mouthguards
Why should you wear a mouthguard? While they're not mandatory equipment in all sports, their value is indisputable.  Mouthguards cushion blows to the face and neck. They're especially important for athletes playing contact sports, but other athletes face no shortage of hazards: balls, sticks, elbows, goalposts, trees - heck, even the ground could do quite a number on your teeth!
A mouthguard should be part of every athlete's gear, no matter the sport. Parents
should make sure their children are protected. Even adults and weekend athletes need
to protect their smiles and preserve their health.

Do: Wear a mouthguard at all times when playing sports. Wear a mouthguard customfitted
by your dentist, especially if you wear bridges or braces.

Don't: Wear removable appliances like retainers when playing sports.
There are two types of mouthguards:

Custom-made: Designed by a dentist and made on a cast of your teeth. These cause
very little interference with speaking or breathing. They provide the best protection and
fit over braces and fixed bridges. They also cost more.

Ready-made: Purchased at most sporting goods stores. They are the least expensive,

the least effective, and least comfortable. They also tend to make you look a little silly
and talk like a buffoon.
If you would like to "play it safe!" by wearing a comfortable mouthguard to protect your teeth, or if you have any questions about dental health for athletes, please call our office or visit
our website for more information www.MiamiSmile.net or call our office at (305) 670 5100.

Dr. Papiernik is one of the best Cosmetic Dentist in Miami. His office is located in the South Miami area across from Dadeland Mall.


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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dealing with Sensitive Teeth - Dental Health Tips from Miami Dentist - Dr. Papiernik

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing
or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.
Possible causes include:
  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Fractured teeth
  • Worn fillings
  • Gum disease
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Exposed tooth root
In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the gum line. Under the gum line a layer called cementum protects the tooth root. Underneath both the enamel and the cementum is dentin.

Dentin is less dense than enamel and cementum and contains microscopic tubules (small hollow tubes or canals). When dentin loses its protective covering of enamel or cementum these tubules allow heat and cold or acidic or sticky foods to reach the nerves and cells inside the tooth. Dentin may also be exposed when gums recede. The result can be hypersensitivity.

Sensitive teeth can be treated. The type of treatment will depend on what is causing the sensitivity. Your dentist may suggest one of a variety of treatments:

  • Desensitizing toothpaste. This contains compounds that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve, and usually requires several applications before the sensitivity is reduced.
  • Fluoride gel. An in-office technique which strengthens tooth enamel and reduces the transmission of sensations.
  • A crown, inlay or bonding. These may be used to correct a flaw or decay that results in sensitivity.
  • Surgical gum graft. If gum tissue has been lost from the root, this will protect the root and reduce sensitivity.
  • Root canal. If sensitivity is severe and persistent and cannot be treated by other means, your dentist may recommend this treatment to eliminate the problem.
Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about your daily oral hygiene routine or concerns about tooth sensitivity.

If you have any concerns about dental sensitivity visit our website for more information www.MiamiSmile.net or call our office at (305) 670 5100.

Dr. Papiernik is one of the best Cosmetic Dentist in Miami. His office is located in the South Miami area across from Dadeland Mall.

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