Dental

Importance of a Routine Dental Check-up

A routine dental check-up is important to ensure that there are no issues with your oral health and to detect any concerns as early as possible. Putting off regular checkups, or refusing to go to the dentist at all, often leads to complications, pain, and expenses that could have easily been avoided.

A routine dental check-up helps with the prevention of a range of oral health concerns, including but not limited to periodontal disease, teeth decay, and teeth stains.

Gum Disease

Plaque and tartar buildup not only cause tooth decay but can also erode the mouth’s gum tissues. This happens when tartar buildup causes an infection where the gum is connected to the tooth, making the gum pull away from the tooth.

Dental Checkups Prevent Plaque, Tartar, Cavities And Tooth Decay

Even the most fastidious person can fail to clean the hard-to-reach places in their mouth. A good example is the back molars, which are notoriously hard to clean. That is why every person should see a dentist every six months.

Keep teeth looking great

There are also cosmetic benefits to a dental check-up visit. Generally, the dentist performs a routine cleaning procedure the same day as the check-up. This removes plaque and tartar build-up on teeth and along the gum line, which can help reduce the risk of developing teeth stains.

Keeping Bad Habits in Check

There are many bad habits that can have a negative impact on your oral health, some of which you may not even realize are causing issues. Some of these habits include chewing ice, biting your nails, clenching your jaw, grinding your teeth, eating particularly sticky or hard sweets, brushing your teeth too hard, drinking coffee and red wine, and of course smoking.

Find Problems Under the Surface With X-Rays

A crucial part of visiting your dentist every six months is getting your teeth and jaw bone x-rayed. X-ray images allow dental professionals to see what is happening beneath the surfaces of your mouth, and can find and diagnose issues that may be invisible to the naked eye. Problems like this can include impacted teeth, which are growing teeth that are blocked from pushing through the gum line, as often seen in wisdom teeth.

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Happy Thanksgiving From Sunrise Blvd Dental

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s a time to be thankful and express gratitude for all of the amazing people in our lives. At Sunrise Blvd Dental, we hope you are able to spend quality time with your family and friends while enjoying a feast of food.

With all the eating, drinking, and merriment going on, it can be hard to prioritize our oral health. Luckily, simple changes in our Thanksgiving Day celebrations can add up to huge improvements in our smiles. Remember to be mindful of common problems that may indicate a dental issue, such as gum disease. Gum disease is treatable, curable and preventable, and we are on the front lines battling it for you.

Here are a few Thanksgiving Dental Tips

Stay Hydrated. It’s always a good idea to drink lots of water, but especially when you’re eating lots of rich, sweet foods, staying hydrated can help wash away debris and prevent plaque formation.

Brush and Floss. You need to be especially diligent about dental hygiene on Thanksgiving. Even if you go to a friend or family member’s home for the holiday, make sure you bring a toothbrush and floss.

Limiting the sticky foods. The sticky foods that cover the table can harm your teeth more than you know. The cranberry sauce, pecan pie, mashed potatoes, and other sticky foods tend to cling to your teeth and create an environment that allows bacteria to thrive and affect your gums and tooth enamel.

Shortening your meal time. The worst thing you can do for your smile is snack throughout the day and drag out your meal time. Doing so will keep your smile continually exposed to the acids the food produce, increasing your chances of developing tooth decay.

Scheduling a cleaning appointment. It’s important that you receive a dental cleaning shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday. This appointment will eliminate your smile from the food particles and bacteria that cover and harm your teeth.

Our entire team at Sunrise Blvd Dental understands that you have a lot of options when it comes to you and your family’s dental needs, and we value our relationship with you as we work together.

Tips for Keeping Teeth Healthy around Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls aside, the amount of sugar Americans consume on this day may be the scariest part of Halloween. There are a lot of scary things about Halloween…but cavities don’t have to be one of them!

We can all agree that candy simply isn’t good for teeth, but some candies are worse than others – especially if your child has braces.

Sticky, Chewy, or Gummy Candy- The stickier the food is, the longer it will adhere to your child’s teeth and the more likely it is to be left behind, even after brushing. This gives bacteria more time to do their dirty work, making your child’s teeth more prone to cavities the longer candy is stuck in between your child’s teeth.

Sour or Acidic Candy- It’s the tart and tangy candy that seems to be all fun and games until they break down enamel and create lasting damage to your teeth.

Hard Candy- Hard candies are bad for your teeth due to the amount of time that it takes to suck on the candy before it’s gone.

To keep your kids from eating too much sugar in one sitting, offer them fresh snacks, like fruits and vegetables, before trick-or-treating. Snacks like apples, oranges, carrots, bananas, and grapes. In addition to fruits and vegetables, your kids may enjoy pretzels, nuts, or other healthy options.

Besides having positive overall health benefits, water is great for your teeth and mouth too! Drinking water helps rinse away sugar that would otherwise cling to teeth. It also balances out the pH levels in your mouth that sugar makes unbalanced.

Eat Halloween candy (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles.

Stay Away from Sugary Beverages – This includes soda, sports drinks and flavored waters. When teeth come in frequent contact with beverages that contain sugar, the risk of tooth decay is increased.

Floss your teeth once a day. Decay-causing bacteria get between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.

It’s OK to eat candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a dental plan. With these tips in mind, your family is ready to have a great Halloween!

Best ways to care your Dental Implants

Dental implants are now a very common treatment option to replace missing teeth among adults. Patients love dental implants because they are made to look, feel, and function like natural teeth. If you want to keep your dental implants for as long as possible, then you should follow these tips on how to care for a dental implant, which includes:

1. Brush your teeth twice a day

Your oral hygiene routine will both help to protect your teeth and your dental implants. It is essential to ensure that you floss on a daily basis, as well as brush your teeth at least twice a day. Taking care of your teeth will often help to prevent damage from impacting your dental implants.

2. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush

Hard-bristled toothbrushes should always be avoided. They can damage the enamel on your teeth and are particularly bad for dental implants. Toothbrushes with hard bristles easily scratch the surface of implants, thus causing irreversible damage.

Consequently, it’s important to use soft-bristled toothbrushes exclusively after getting dental implants.

Look for a soft nylon brush instead! These have pliable and gentle bristles that won’t damage your implants.

3. Floss daily with unwaxed tape or implant-specific floss

Flossing is crucial for removing food particles and plaque that accumulates between the teeth and cannot be removed by brushing alone. t’s essential to switch to an implant-friendly floss. You should floss daily with unwaxed tape or another implant-specific floss.

4. Drink More Water

Water has a number of benefits, not just for your overall health, but for your oral health as well. Perhaps one of the most important benefits to your oral health is that it promotes saliva production. Saliva is extremely important to dental implants because it helps to remove excess food and bacteria, as well as neutralizes acids produced by bacteria.

5. Avoid damaging habits

Dental implant crowns are extremely durable, but even so, they can still chip, crack, and break.

Your dental implant will last longer if you avoid damaging habits like:

Chewing on ice
Chewing on pens or pencils
Chewing on hard candies
Not wearing a nightguard if you grind your teeth

6. Limit Alchohol Consumption

Alcohol is high in sugar, which promotes tooth decay in normal teeth. However, alcohol is also problematic for dental implants. Not only does it speed up the accumulation of plaque, but it also slows down the healing process post-dental implant surgery.

7. Quit smoking

Smoking is incredibly harmful to your oral health. If you choose to smoke, you place yourself at high risk for developing a range of health issues ranging from tooth decay to cancer.

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Missing Teeth and Hidden Risks

A missing tooth reflects your facial appearance very quickly. It’s not only a cosmetic problem. Losing a tooth is a big loss.

Tooth loss is often caused by tooth decay or trauma. Although it can be corrected with restorative options like dental implants, bridges and dentures, a large number of people forego treatment and simply live with the loss. Missing teeth can lead to a multitude of health issues.

Every tooth performs a specific task in the eating process. For example, the incisors are for biting, while the molars and pre-molars have been designed to grind food. Missing teeth can lead to only being able to consume foods that are easy-to-chew. The change in diet and inability to eat certain foods can lead to digestive problems and other health issues.

The teeth play an important role in maintaining gum health and stimulating the bone in your jaws and once a tooth is lost, the missing tooth roots can lead to bone loss if left untreated. The gaps created by missing teeth also tends to change the shape of your mouth and encourage neighbouring teeth to move out of their usual position.

Perfectly arranged teeth can become crooked due to a missing tooth. Since every tooth occupies its own space, a missing tooth leaves space that forces the remaining teeth to try and fill the void. The surrounding teeth will begin to shift to and bend towards the gap. crooked teeth can also create areas that a toothbrush or floss cannot reach. Food particles will become plaque and spread in these areas, developing into an infection.

People who avoid smiling or lack self-confidence in their smile due to crooked/missing teeth will benefit from seeking professional treatment. Missing teeth can also lead to a lack of functions. For example, incisors are responsible for voice production. If a patient happens to lose any of these teeth, problems in word pronunciation will occur which could, in turn, ruin self-confidence.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Sunrise Blvd Dental, call (954) 475-8100. Our dental office is located in 8320 W. Sunrise Blvd, Suite 110, Plantation, FL 33322.

Dental Implant Restoration

A dental implant restoration is a great way to restore or replace teeth that are in bad shape or completely missing. Dentists provide different kinds of dental restorations to adult patients who want to improve their oral health and the way their smile appears.

The missing teeth may even affect the way a person speaks. General health may suffer as eating may be difficult. Restoring missing teeth can improve a person’s appearance, health, and self-confidence. Fortunately, there is a solution for replacing missing teeth. Implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth or groups of missing teeth. These artificial roots are used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures that look and feel natural.

The entire implant process takes place over the course of a few months. If your dentist has determined that you’re a good candidate for dental implantation, the process is started when your dentist first places the implant. In most cases, implants can be placed using local anaesthesia. When you’re sufficiently numb, your dentist will make a small incision in the gum and insert the implant.

Your dentist will recommend regular check-ups to examine your implants and restorations. Excellent oral hygiene practices are essential to maintain implant function. If you’re interested in dental implants, contact Sunrise Blvd Dental for a consultation.

Understanding Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are designed to restore your teeth to their former, natural appearance. When a tooth needs a restoration, sometimes the best choice is a porcelain crown.

For patients looking for dental crowns with the most natural color matching possible, porcelain crowns may be the better option. They are made with several layers of porcelain, each with a slightly different color, and they come closer to looking like a natural tooth compared to other types of dental crowns.

In most cases, porcelain crown treatment takes two appointments. This is because the ist visit focuses on preparing your tooth for the porcelain crown to be fitted. This involves identifying and removing any weak parts of the tooth and taking impressions to fit a temporary crown.

Your second visit (which is typically two weeks later), will see your temporary crown removed and your new custom-made crown fitted.

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Affordable Partial and Full dentures just $499

Sunrise Blvd Dental offers high-quality partial and complete dentures for those who have missing teeth. Dentures are an affordable replacement option if a disease, accident or poor oral health have left you with only a few teeth or none at all.

Our team of dental professionals will make impressions of your teeth, which are then used to create your customized dentures.

We offer special discount of $499 for both partial & Complete Dentures.

The *$499 covers the surgical placement of one dental implant for an average savings of $1500 per implant.

Types of Dentures for Your Teeth

There are several ways to replace your missing teeth. Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. There are several types of dentures on the market—each made from different materials and serving different purposes.

Full Dentures

Full dentures, or complete dentures, consist of both upper and lower sets and are removable devices that can be used to replace missing teeth. They are best fit when one loses all his or her teeth. A conventional denture is ready within 8-12 months after any remaining teeth are extracted or removed to allow time for the jaws to heal.

Partial dentures

Upper and/or lower partial dentures are designed to fill the gap created by missing teeth. Partials can be unclipped and removed when needed. A removable partial denture consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink-coloured base, which is connected to a metal framework that holds the denture into place.

Immediate dentures

An immediate denture can often be made so that the patient has something to wear the same day the teeth are removed. This type of denture is made before the teeth are extracted and is put in place the day the teeth are removed. The purpose of these dentures is to replace the missing teeth during the healing process. They are easily refitted to accommodate changes in the mouth as gums and jaws heal.

Custom dentures

While other dentures are made to replace your missing teeth, custom dentures are specifically designed to suit your smile and preferences. These dentures are costly as they are custom-made for a more natural-looking smile.

Flexible dentures

Flexible dentures are a kind of partial denture, but they are made of different materials from ordinary partial dentures. Most flexible dentures are made of a thin thermoplastic such as nylon, compared to the thicker, more rigid acrylic used in full dentures.

Even if you wear full dentures, you still have to practice good dental hygiene. Brush your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque.

Dentures Really Are Life-Changing

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Millions of people wear dentures (both full and partial dentures) so they don’t have to deal with problems that come along with missing teeth. Dentures can improve a person’s quality of life. Here are a few reasons:

1. You can speak more clearly

If you have missing teeth, you may find it difficult to speak clearly. Well that will change once you have a set of dentures.

2. You can eat normally and continue eating your favorite foods.

Dentures can also provide a more fulfilling diet as well. With faulty/cracked teeth, it can be hard to enjoy some of your favorite foods, especially foods that differ in temperature, like cold ice cream or warm soup. They can make it easier to return to your normal diet, as these replacements alleviate the sensitivity weak teeth create.

3. Improve your self esteem

Dentures nowadays look and feel natural. You won’t have to worry about them falling out or slipping, especially if the dentures are anchored securely into place.

4. Have a Healthier Smile

Missing teeth don’t just affect your smile, they also affect your jaw bone and facial structure. Dentures will replace your teeth and also prevent further bone loss in your jaw, making your mouth healthier overall.

5. Better Relationships

Being able to communicate clearly and properly will help you build better relationships. Not only will you be able to speak with clarity and confidence, but a healthy smile helps attract people, too.

If you are interested in dentures, call Sunrise Blvd Dental at (954) 475-8100.