The Dangers of old Metal Fillings

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Do you have metal fillings in your mouth? If so, you likely are not alone. Dental amalgam has been used in restorations such as fillings and crowns for more than a century and a half. This seemingly tried and true method to fill cavities actually may jeopardize your health due to the presence of mercury. Silver fillings contain up to 50 percent mercury. If you have any of these old silver filings, they can release mercury vapors anytime that you eat, drink, perform oral hygiene or otherwise stimulate your teeth by biting or chewing. These …

Anxiety and its Effects on your Smile

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Everyone gets anxious from time to time. Some people, however, deal with a constant high level of anxiety. Those individuals who suffer from persistent anxiety may feel overwhelmed or out of control. If you have anxiety to the point that it impedes your ability to function on a daily basis, then you have what is known as an anxiety disorder. A generalized anxiety disorder, a panic disorder, or social anxiety disorder all are different varieties of an anxiety disorder. Left untreated, an anxiety disorder affects your daily life and eventually can impact your overall health, …

New Year’s Resolution-Keeping your Mouth Healthy all Year Long

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Another year is over. What resolutions are you making heading into the New Year? Maybe you want to lose weight and get in better shape. Perhaps you want to spend more time with family and friends, or eliminate bad habits like smoking or biting your nails. Your local Miami dentist at Miami Designer Smiles suggests you add one more resolution to the list—maintaining good oral health. Here are some tips to help you keep your mouth healthy all year long. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is an essential strategy for good oral health. Eating …

Can Snoring Cause a Stroke

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Snoring is a source of frustration for many people, usually those whose sleeping partner snores loudly. This behavior disrupts sleep, leaving individuals groggy throughout the day. This lack of rest affects performance at work or school, while also increasing the susceptibility to certain diseases or conditions. However, snorers themselves face some potentially dire physical consequences of their own. According to a January 2017 article published by The Daily Mail, a prominent British newspaper, snoring actually can lead to a stroke. The article cited recent research performed by scientists at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. …

Make your Face Look Years Younger Without Going Under the Knife

Miami and Coral Gables, FL As people age, they can become dissatisfied with the changes in their facial appearance. Thanks to advances in the techniques and technologies that are employed, your Miami cosmetic dentist can make you look years younger without having to undergo a major surgery like a facelift. Reverse time with cosmetic dentistry How is this possible? Cosmetic dentists can use restorations and other treatments to rebuild your smile. Not only will the result be teeth that look great and typically function at a higher level, but restoring your smile and bite also will prevent a collapsed jaw …