Advantages of Choosing a Family Dentist

It is inevitable that every member of your family is going to need to visit the dentist for preventative care and treatment. A family dentist offers the unique ability to take complete oral care of your entire family, from the youngest to the oldest. There are many advantages to choosing a family dentist for your oral healthcare, including:

A family dentist is trained to treat every member of your family, from your 2 year old toddler to your 60 year old mother. A general dentist may not have the knowledge, demeanor, or appropriate equipment to deal with your family members at all ages and stages.

A family dentist will become familiar with the oral and medical history of each member of your family, creating a trust and familiarity with each individual. With a family dentist there is no need to start from scratch every time someone in your family needs to visit the dentist.

A family dentist works to make every member of your family feel comfortable with amenities geared to all ages.

Scheduling appointments for the entire family is convenient.

A family dentistry practice is a one-stop shop where most all of your family’s dental needs from cleanings, to checkups, to fillings can be met in one convenient location saving you the time and hassle of having to schedule multiple appointments with different dentists.

Choosing family dentistry has a lifetime of benefits. Regardless of whether you need a dentist for regular preventative care or for a dental emergency, finding a qualified family dentist in Weston, FL is the best solution for your entire family.

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Go Back To School With a Brighter Smile!

As the dog days of summer are coming to a close, you and your family are probably making back-to-school preparations. Along with new backpacks and shiny new shoes, why not start the school year off right with a brighter smile? The first impression you make on friends, teachers, and coworkers can make the difference in how they perceive you for the rest of the year. Teenagers, college kids and teachers alike can benefit from professional teeth whitening treatments.

Teeth become discolored and stained from coffee, tea, soda, red wine, tobacco, and even some medications. Teeth whitening has become increasingly popular, with many options available to brighten your smile. While there are many over-the-counter products that claim to whiten teeth, in truth their ingredients are not strong enough to completely remove stubborn stains. For the most effective and long-lasting results, your dentist offers a variety of professional teeth whitening options.

Professional teeth whitening can lighten teeth up to ten shades in as little as one visit, depending on the condition of your teeth and the type of treatment you choose. Professional whitening also creates a more consistent level of color, because the whiteness can be adjusted to your unique smile. From in-office laser whitening to professional take-home trays, your dentist can help you both improve your smile and boost your self-confidence in a convenient, effective, and non-invasive way.

To find out more about your options for professional teeth whitening, consult with Weston family dentist Dr. Thanos and make a winning first impression on the first day of school by sporting an “A+” smile!

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Foods You Can Eat to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth

As we live our lives and our teeth age, they naturally discolor; however, this staining is exacerbated by everyday foods and drinks. Even some mouth rinses can leave your teeth discolored. The best way to whiten your smile is to get it professionally whitened by a dentist. But there are things you can do at home, including the foods you eat, that can help your smile stay brighter longer.

Every time you’re in a drug store or grocery store, you see products for whitening your teeth. From simple toothpastes with abrasive ingredients inside, to whitening strips, to whitening kits containing types of bleach that change your natural tooth color, you will see many at-home whitening options that remove stains.

One simple at-home treatment is to make a paste of baking soda. Brush it onto your teeth twice a month for natural whitening and brightening. Rinsing with hydrogen peroxide not only brightens your smile, but also keeps gum disease at bay.

Some types of foods help keep your smile white. Citrus fruits have been shown to brighten your smile. Diets that include carrots, apples, celery and strawberries can naturally whiten teeth with naturally occurring acids. Hard cheeses and some other dairy products contain lactic acid which can address and prevent gum disease. They are also good sources of vitamin D and calcium, which are both important to the health of your bones and teeth.

Other foods may stain teeth, such as beets, blueberries and blackberries. Liquids such as tea, coffee, soy sauce or balsamic vinegar can leave stains over time. Limit these foods and drinks, and rinse your mouth immediately after consumption to help keep your teeth whiter between professional cleanings.

Dr. Thanos offers teeth whitening at our Weston Florida dental office.

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How Dentures Improve Your Health

A denture is a removable dental appliance used to replace missing teeth. Depending on the number of teeth missing, you may consider either full or partial dentures. Full, or complete, dentures are used for patients who have lost all of their teeth. Partial dentures are used when you have lost some of your natural teeth, but your remaining teeth are healthy. Dentures play a vital role in the overall health of people who are missing teeth. Some of the important aspects dentures have regarding overall health include:

Dentures help preserve the remaining teeth. When teeth are missing, the gap that is created can lead to serious bite problems, pain and other disorders. Partial dentures can help prevent the movement of adjacent teeth by providing support to the teeth next to them.

Tooth loss causes impaired chewing ability which in turn affects the digestive system. Dentures help you chew food properly, which facilitates digestion and the absorption of key nutrients.

Missing teeth affect your self-confidence, which can have a mental impact. Dentures improve the look of your smile, and help you to face the world with more confidence.

Altered speech is one of the most common problems you may experience after tooth loss. After an initial adjustment period, dentures will improve speech that has been disturbed by tooth loss. Just days after receiving dentures you can expect to return to normal speech.

Clearly, replacing missing teeth is beneficial to both your appearance and your overall dental and general health. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to find out more about dentures and how they can help return your smile and health to their best.

 

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