Root Canals

We all know the name, but what, exactly, is a root canal? A root canal is treatment designed to clean out the inside of a tooth that has been infected by bacteria. In an endodontic procedure, we first drill down into the infected tooth. Then the tooth is cleaned of bacteria and the infected nerve material. This includes drilling down into the passages, or canals, of the tooth roots to ensure that all infected material is removed. Once the infected material is removed, the tooth is filled with rubber or other filling material. At Miami Designer Smiles, we have several …

Why Choose Invisalign over Traditional Metal Braces

Make no mistake: traditional metal braces are an effective way to straighten your teeth, and continue to be the orthodontic treatment of choice for millions of Americans. However, Invisalign is a preferable treatment for many people because it is cosmetic, convenient, and comfortable. Invisalign represents a cosmetic improvement over traditional metal braces. Instead of metal brackets and wires on your teeth, the only thing required is a transparent tooth aligner that fits over your teeth. You change these aligners out every two weeks or so, each one designed to move your teeth a small amount toward perfect alignment. Invisalign is …

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

The most simple reason to replace a missing tooth using a restoration like a dental implant is that one missing tooth is likely to lead to another, eventually causing complete tooth loss. Without teeth, your ability to chew becomes degraded and your digestion suffers. As you cut out hard-to-chew and hard-to-digest foods, your nutrition will suffer. As you have less access to vital nutrients, you are at an increased risk for numerous diseases and conditions, some of them life-threatening. Not to mention how much people will miss seeing your bright smile. When you lose a tooth, several things begin to …

Dentistry and Sleep Apnea Treatment

The three main classes of sleep apnea are mild, moderate and severe. Even though there are different classes of sleep apnea they all need to be treated. In mild sleep apnea cases, a person can stop breathing as many as 15 times per hour while they sleep. Sleep Apnea has been linked to low testosterone, depression, coronary disease and dementia. Treatment for sleep apnea can lower blood pressure which can lower your risk for many cardiovascular conditions. Learning to spot some of the signs of sleep apnea can save you or your loved ones life. Here are just a few …

Miami Cosmetic Dentists Leaving for LVI

Miami and Coral Gables, Florida “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh People tend to undergo dental procedures to help achieve a million dollar smile, that smile they’ve always wanted. Cosmetic dentistry helps in perfecting a smile with various procedures from dental implants, crowns, or veneers, to name a few. When you visit the dentist for a procedure, don’t you want know your dentist is performing the most up-to-date procedures that will give you that million dollar smile? Miami Designer Smiles provide almost 20 …