My Child is Not Sleeping, Whom Do I Talk to About Treatment?

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Miami and Coral Gables, FL Millions of Americans, both adults and children, exhibit symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This condition affects one’s concentration, impulse control, organization, and memory. ADHD can be a frustrating condition to deal with, not to mention society’s stigma towards it and to those who suffer from the disorder. What if children suffering from ADHD were suffering from another disorder instead, like a sleep disorder? Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, a practicing psychiatrist who treats patients with ADHD, has set a powerful argument for physicians to consider sleep disorders as a potential cause when evaluating patients for …

Nervous About Dental Implants and Surgery?

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Coral Gables and Miami, FL Anxiety and fear are normal feelings towards dental treatment but at Miami Designer Smiles, we want you to know that you do not have to feel this way. Many patients can tolerate seemingly minor dental procedures, but when it comes to something more invasive, the nervousness begins. A dental implant procedure may seem scary but, there is nothing to worry about, and here is why. Before your dental implant procedure begins, the entire treatment process is thoroughly planned and mapped out. The doctors at Miami Designer Smiles use state of the art technology to ensure …

Why The Increase In Tooth Decay?

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Miami and Coral Gables, FL As an adult, you may be well aware of how to practice good oral hygiene, yet why do you still develop cavities? Brushing and flossing daily, as well as routine dental checkups and cleanings should just about take care of it, right? Although good oral hygiene habits certainly contribute to your oral health, it is not the only thing that matters. Nearly 92 percent of adults between the ages of 20 to 64 have had at least one cavity or more in their permanent teeth. Over time, dental hygiene has improved, so why is there …

Can I Put Mouthwash In My Electric Flosser?

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Miami and Coral Gables, FL Research has proven that brushing alone is not enough to maintain good oral health. You may think brushing your teeth is all the preventative maintenance you need to protect your teeth, but there is more to it than that. Tooth brushing only removes dental plaque from the surfaces of the teeth that are visible. Ever heard the saying, “Only floss the teeth you want to keep?” There is more truth in this statement than one would think! Although brushing removes less than half of the plaque in the mouth, flossing helps to remove the majority …

Shut your mouth! Why does my kid sleep with his mouth open?

why does my kid sleep with his mouth open

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Does your child sleep with his or hers mouth open or loudly snore while sleeping? If so, your child may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Most people associate OSA with older adults or adults who are overweight, but OSA can strike even young children as well. Under normal circumstances, children should not be mouth breathers, especially while sleeping. If this sounds like your child, read further. OSA results from a restricted airway, meaning air is not able to pass through the airway properly, which interrupts sleep. Sometimes OSA in children is caused by an …