Monday, December 11, 2017

Great Tips for Keeping a Healthy Smile During the Holidays


Yes, the holiday season is finally here and we want to wish all our patients a very happy and safe
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holiday season. We want you to be safe and enjoy your time with family and friends at this important time of year. Make sure to keep your smile bright and healthy during the busy and party-filled season. Below are six great holiday dental tips to keep your smile healthy through the holiday season.

  1. Be cautious of candy canes and other hard candies– Hard candy is tasty and readily available at the holidays from candy canes to peppermints, but it can crack your teeth if you bite down wrong. It may be better to let candies dissolve to prevent any chipping or other damage – but be sure to brush thoroughly after eating candy of any kind. Want a different twist on peppermint candy canes – try dissolving one in your coffee.
  2. Avoid soda – Holiday meals are usually served with soda. This sugary substance is never good for your teeth. Try juices, teas, or a glass of white wine. If you must drink soda, use a straw to keep most of the acid off your teeth. Remember to rinse your mouth with water after meals.
  3. Easy on the wine – Red wine can stain your teeth. White wine is less of a risk to your white smile. If you do drink red, do so with food to mitigate how much of it gets on your teeth. Be sure to brush well if you do indulge in reds.
  4. Enjoy the turkey – Turkey is a great source of phosphorus and protein – both of which can help your body fight tooth decay and keep your teeth strong and healthy.
  5. Stock your stockings well – Christmas stockings are often chock full of sugary treats that can cause your kids to get cavities. Instead, consider eliminating candy altogether or stick to one sweet item. Also consider giving them a cool new toothbrush as part of their holiday loot.
  6. Dip into veggies – At holiday events, skip the trays of Christmas cookies and brownies and instead fill your plate with veggies. Broccoli and carrots are great treats for your teeth because they’re loaded with Vitamin A which strengthens your enamel.

Make sure to enjoy these special times with your family and friends and make sure to keep your smile healthy. A healthy smile looks great on holiday photos!
Dr. Papiernik specializes in cosmetic dentistry cosmetic dentistrydental veneersdental implantsteeth whitening, dental cleanings, and restorative dentistry.
South 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.
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.miamismiledental.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

Miami Dentist on Plaque: The Sticky Truth About Dental Plaque!

south miami dentistSouth Miami Dentist, Dr. Papiernik, on dental plaque.

One of the easiest problems to spot in your teeth is a build-up of plaque. Plaque is the soft, sticky layer of bacteria, which is constantly forming on the teeth. Usually it is invisible to the naked eye, but when a person is not brushing adequately, it can build up to where it appears to be a thick whitish coating on the teeth at the gum line. If not removed, it can lead to gum disease. Use the following steps to remove dental plaque and maintain a healthy mouth.

Step One: Floss
Use floss to remove germs and food particles between teeth. Rinse.

Step Two: Brush Teeth
Use any tooth brushing method that is comfortable, but do not scrub hard back and forth. Small circular motions and short back and forth motions work well. Rinse. Remember that to prevent decay, it's what's on the toothbrush that counts. Use fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is what protects teeth from decay.


Step Three: Brush the tongue for a fresh feeling! Rinse again.

Remember: food residues, especially sweets, provide nutrients for the germs that cause tooth decay and feed bacteria, as well as those that cause gum disease. Bacteria can live on your tongue. That's why it is important to remove all food residues, as well as plaque, from teeth. Remove plaque at least once a day — twice a day is better. If you brush and floss once daily, do it before going to bed.



One of the best ways to keep dental plaque away is to maintain your regular dental and cleaning appointments. For the care you need, please call our office. 

Dr. Papiernik specializes in cosmetic dentistry cosmetic dentistrydental veneersdental implantsteeth whitening, dental cleanings, and restorative dentistry.
South 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.
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.miamismiledental.com

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Want Great Teeth, Start with Your Diet and Vitamins - Dental Advice From Miami Dentist Dr. Papiernik

South Miami dentist on healthy teethDental tips from South Miami Dentist Dr. Papiernik

Your teeth are very important for chewing, speaking, and smiling so why do so many people neglect their teeth? Unfortunately, for some people their teeth are not a priority until there is pain involved. Regular visits to the dentist and small changes to your diet can make a big difference for your teeth and help you stay away from dental pain.
People sometimes see food as being the villain when it comes to oral health. Especially since it is the sugars and acids from food and drinks that do most of the damage to our teeth. Many foods also discolor your pearly whites as well. However, there are many types of food that can do the exact opposite and give a big boost to your oral health.

Some foods actually help your teeth and gums stay healthy 

Your teeth and gums, just like every other part of your body, need good nutrition to function properly and stay healthy. There are specific nutrients are better for your teeth than others. Below are some most crucial elements for healthy teeth and gums and some examples of foods that contain these helpful elements.

Calcium and Phosphorous

Your teeth are made of minerals, particularly the tooth enamel. Acidic foods and drinks cause erosion of the enamel and the best way to combat this is to ensure that the foods you eat are rich in these beneficial minerals. Calcium and phosphorous are the main minerals that are the building blocks of enamel and consuming foods rich in them is a necessity if you want to maintain strong and healthy teeth.

Sources for calcium – yogurt, cheese (hard, aged), seafood, milk (low-fat), tofu, almonds
Sources phosphorous – pumpkin seeds, fish, Brazil nuts, red meat, eggs, tofu, broth


Foods rich in vitamins D and C

Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. This is why vitamin D is crucial for your overall health and important if you want to have healthy teeth. Sources of vitamin D include: sunlight, fish, egg yolks, cod liver oil

Vitamin C is great antioxidant! It can strengthen blood vessels and reduce inflammation, which may help your gums stay healthier . Vitamin C is also required for the production of collagen, a key protein that helps you fight periodontal disease. Without Vitamin C.


Now that you know the importance of certain vitamins and minerals for your smile, it is time to put this knowledge into action. Add some of the foods that are rich in these essential elements to your diet and focus on your dental health. Take baby steps to a better diet and a healthier smile by making gradual changes in your diet. Introduce some of the foods we discussed gradually into your diet so it does not feel like a great change. Also, fill gaps in your diet with natural vitamins and mineral supplements.  Another crucial part to a healthy smile is to have regular visits to your dentist for dental cleanings. A clean mouth makes it harder for bacteria to grow and reduces the amount of dental calculus accumulation. Remember, that what you focus on, gets done. It’s time to focus on your healthy smile!

Dr. Papiernik specializes in cosmetic dentistry cosmetic dentistrydental veneersdental implantsteeth whitening, dental cleanings, and restorative dentistry.
South 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.
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.miamismiledental.com