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Why Selfies Could be Bad for your Child

We’re living in the “Age of Selfies.” Every generation establishes a new peak of narcissism and self-absorption. Each time it happens we’re momentarily shocked at our own self-centeredness, but then it becomes standard. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and smartphone “selfies” are merely our generation’s continuation of this innate narcissism. The “selfie” trend, however, is spreading rapidly.…

Which type of toothbrush bristles are right for you?

Shopping for a new toothbrush presents a wide array of options, so you may wonder which choice is best. When it comes to bristles, soft, medium and hard options are available in just about every brand of toothbrush. While it may be tempting to assume that medium or hard bristles will do a better job…

The Top 10 Things People Think About in the Dentist’s Chair

Sitting in a dentist’s chair can be a nerve-wracking experience. You have probably found yourself in that situation many times, just letting your mind wander a little bit, but what exactly do most people think about? Is it how bored they are, or something a bit more dramatic like anxiety about the tools? Here are 10 of…

The Top 10 Oral Health Warning Signs

It’s hard to eat well and enjoy good food and drinks if you don’t have healthy teeth and gums. It’s important to see your dentist at least twice a year for regular cleanings and checkups. When caring for your teeth and gums at home, paying attention to irregularities can help you catch underlying issues before…

Is Your Toothbrush Making You Sick?

Riddle us this: What lives in your bathroom, has tiny bristles, and can house 1.2 million bacteria? Hint: It’s not your toilet brush. Turns out it is, in fact, your toothbrush. The New York State Dental Journal found that more than 70 percent of toothbrushes are contaminated with at least five of the nastiest germs…

The types of dental treatments your teeth may actually need

Modern dental treatments can make your smile look its best while improving your comfort and dental health. The following are some types of dental treatments your teeth may need: Porcelain veneers and laminates Veneers/laminates are custom-made to precisely fit and cover the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re bonded to the surface of your teeth…

The reasons why you SHOULD get an electric toothbrush.

Proper brushing is one of the most important things you can do to help care for your teeth. It’s possible to do a good job with a manual toothbrush, but when it comes to toothbrush recommendations, dentists will often suggest an electric brush. An electric toothbrush offers the following advantages over a manual one: More…

The four best smiles of 2015

Nothing builds confidence or reflects beauty like an incredible smile. These celebrities not only have great teeth, they have captivating smiles that set them apart from all the others. In no particular order, these are the four best smiles of 2015. Natalie Portman Natalie Portman’s smile emanates a natural beauty. The actress has had her…

Remedies to combat gum disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease as it is commonly called, is a type of oral infection that affects the tissues of the mouth that hold the teeth. This condition usually ends manifests itself in the form of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), annihilation of the periodontal ligament, loss of supporting bone and eventual tooth loss.…

Dr. Sadati’s Beautiful Smile Guarantee

When you have a new smile created by master artist and accredited cosmetic dentist Dr. Sam Sadati of West Palm Beach, he guarantees that you will love it. How Does the Smile Guarantee Work? Here’s how the guarantee works. We start designing your smile with an interview where we discuss your image aspirations and what…

Dental Health and Your Diet

Your body works hard to convert the foods you eat into energy. You may not think twice about what you are eating – especially when it comes to grabbing an afternoon snack or sipping on a vanilla latte on your commute. But the food you put in your mouth affects more than just your waistline.…

Bad Breath

Having bad breath can be an embarrassing problem – especially if you are regularly face to face with other people. Known professionally as halitosis, bad breath plagues many people every day. Most cases of bad breath can be remedied by efficiently brushing the teeth. However, some types of bad breath are chronic or recurring, which…

How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is probably a standard part of your daily routine, but chances are you aren’t following the American Dental Association’s guidelines for cleaning your teeth properly. The ADA currently recommends that you brush your teeth at minimum of two times each day – preferably morning and night or anytime you eat foods that…

Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth. However, electric brushes have become…

How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it may allow you to keep…

Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that has been shown to help strengthen teeth in children and also prevent decay in people of all ages. Topical fluoride, in particular is helpful for promoting oral health. The American Dental Association has publicly endorsed the use of fluoride for the prevention of dental caries, as has the…

Dentistry Post-Op Questions

If you are undergoing a dental procedure or operation, you will be given a set of post-operative instructions to abide by in the hours, days, and weeks after your treatment. Following these instructions is essential to preventing infections in surgical sites, protecting restorations, and minimizing the possibility of experiencing complications. Post-operative instructions vary from procedure…

Dental X-Rays

For years, dental x-rays have been used to diagnose oral health complications and detect decaying or damaged teeth. X-rays provide a unique view of the mouth that isn’t possible with a visual exam alone. When x-rays are taken, the teeth and bones absorb the majority of the ray, making them highly visible on film or…

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a more streamlined way of taking dental radiographs. Like traditional x-rays, digital versions provide an in-depth view of the structures of the mouth, helping dentists detect complications and develop effective modes of treatment. Digital x-rays are capable of revealing hidden caries, bone erosion, and even tooth decay hiding beneath restorations. Requiring less…