Tooth extractions are usually the last option for treatment, but extraction of an unhealthy tooth can have so many hidden benefits. The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry in South Florida provides a variety of dental solutions including tooth extraction and dental implants to create the bright smile you deserve. 

In What Instances Are Tooth Extractions Necessary? 

It is commonly believed that teeth are bones, but this is not the case. There are many differences between bones and teeth. Teeth are one of the hardest substances in the human body and they play essential roles. Unlike bones, tissue in your teeth is not living and contains four tissue parts which are the enamel, dentin, pulp, and cementum. In most cases, dental tissues have little to no self-regeneration capacity. For this reason, when a tooth is severely injured, it will need to be extracted. When people are told they need a tooth extraction, they often dread the procedure. However, there are several benefits to having a tooth extracted:

Why Is It Important To Replace Missing Teeth? 

 After a tooth extraction or tooth loss, it is important to replace your missing teeth for the following reasons:

What Are Ways My Dentist Can Replace Any Missing Teeth?

If you think you may need a tooth extraction or want professional input when it comes to dental crowns, caps, or implants in the West Palm Beach, FL area, consider The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry in Wellington. For your general and cosmetic dentistry needs, The Sadati Center is proud to offer teeth whitening, metal-free fillings, and even express dentistry for patients traveling in the South Florida area. Call 888-873-3558 to ask about a check-up or schedule a visit today.

#1: Moderate The Amount Of Alcohol You Drink

It may be tempting to celebrate with cocktails, wine, and beer during the holidays, but it’s important not to overdo it. Consider keeping your alcohol intake to a minimum, as moderate to excessive drinking can affect your oral health in the following ways:

#2: Minimize The Soda And Snacks You Consume 

Drinking soda can be one of the worst casual habits for your oral health. The sugar in soda can feed the harmful bacteria responsible for tooth decay. When sugar remains on the surface of your teeth, the harmful bacteria ingest the leftover sugars and produce acid that creates permanent holes in your teeth. 

If you are frequently snacking during the holiday season,  you may be exposing your teeth to high levels of sugar. When snacking, it can be a better bet to pick foods that do not cause plaque accumulation such as apples, carrots, or celery. Avoiding gummy snacks is also important to protect your oral health. Gummy snacks also tend to accumulate on the rough surfaces of your teeth, where they can feed bacteria for extended periods of time. 

#3: Protect Your Teeth With Good Habits

#4: Don’t Forget To Visit Your Dentist–Even During The Holiday Season

The holidays can be hectic, but that’s no reason to put off visiting your dentist. Professional cleanings and exams are important to preserving your dental health, so both you and your dentist can absolutely make time for that, despite the festivities.

If you are seeking dental care in the West Palm Beach, FL area, consider The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry in Wellington for your family and cosmetic dentistry needs. The Sadati Center is proud to offer teeth whitening, dental implants, metal-free fillings, and even express dentistry for patients traveling in the South Florida area. Call 888-873-3558 to ask about a check-up or schedule a visit today.

Even if you brush and floss daily to avoid cavities, deterioration can still happen to teeth. The good news is that cavities are simple to fix. The structure of teeth compromised by decay is restored with dental fillings.

The tooth-colored alternative to conventional metal amalgam fillings is a cosmetic filling, commonly referred to as a composite filling or a tooth-colored filling. They mimic natural teeth in appearance and are made of composite plastic resin.

Why Do People Need Dental Fillings?

A cavity is a weak spot in the tooth’s structure caused by decay. In order to safeguard and preserve the tooth’s structural integrity, a dentist removes the decay, then replaces the missing tooth material with a filling. Because the replacement material covers the gap left by the removal of the tooth’s decay, it is known as a filling.

Although it may be tempting to ignore a minor cavity in your mouth, cavities can seriously harm your dental health and have a number of adverse effects that can be fatal. Ignoring a cavity could potentially have consequences:

What Are The Benefits Of A Cosmetic Dental Filling?

1. Cosmetic dental fillings feel natural. The composite material used for cosmetic fillings is composed of porcelain and acrylic resin particles that closely resemble the color of your teeth. Because your fillings will look exactly like your molars and bicuspids, no one will even know that you have them.

2. Superior durability. Cosmetic fillings are constructed from strong, long-lasting materials. Your tooth will remain intact and have a lower chance of breaking in the future thanks to the filling. Although all fillings eventually need to be replaced, aesthetic fillings will last far longer. The back teeth, which are frequently the teeth with the most cavities, can benefit from the metal-free composite since the material can endure the pressure from biting.

3. Porcelain and acrylic dental fillings can improve your self-confidence. The metallic glitter of amalgam fillings is noticeable when speaking or laughing, which may make you feel self-conscious. By treating your tooth decay without causing any noticeable alterations to your natural teeth, this cosmetic dental procedure can preserve your dental well-being and increase your pride in your smile.

What Can I Expect From A Cosmetic Dental Filling Procedure?

Cosmetic fillings are an easy operation that can be finished in only one dental appointment. The region around your cavity will first be numbed by your dentist. To get rid of any leftover bacteria, the decay and debris from the teeth are removed. The cavity will then be filled with a filling material that matches the shade of your teeth by your cosmetic dentist. Your cavity will be fixed and your teeth will seem brand-new and natural after a fast polish. The process will be quick and painless in capable hands.

If you are seeking dental care in the West Palm Beach, Florida area, consider The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry in Wellington for your family and cosmetic dentistry needs. The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry is proud to offer metal-free composite fillings for patients seeking cosmetic dental fillings. Call 888-873-3558 to ask about a check-up or schedule a visit today.

If you breathe through your mouth in your sleep and wake up with a dry mouth (xerostomia), you may want to learn how it can affect your dental well-being and oral health.

What Is Saliva?

Saliva, also called spit, is a clear liquid produced by several glands in your mouth. Its composition is 98% water, but also contains proteins, enzymes, electrolytes, minerals, antibacterial components, and mucus. You produce saliva when you chew. Chewing gum or sucking on a hard candy or cough drop can encourage saliva production as well.

Saliva plays a vital role in the human body in several ways:

1. Saliva aids digestion. It makes the food you chew softer and wetter, and thus easier to swallow and ingest. An enzyme in saliva called amylase also helps break down starch, dextrose, and maltose into smaller molecules.

2. Saliva fights tooth decay. The movement of saliva in the mouth can wash away the trace food debris that feeds the bacteria that causes tooth decay. 

3. Saliva helps repair tooth enamel. The minerals found in the clear liquid include calcium, fluoride, and phosphorus, which contribute to repairing the protective surface layer of your teeth.

4. Saliva prevents infection in the mouth by regulating fungi and bacteria. One such example is thrush, a fungal infection of the mouth that can feel like a sore throat.

What Is Xerostomia?

Xerostomia, also known as dry mouth, is a condition that is as literal as it sounds. When the salivary glands in your mouth do not produce adequate saliva to keep your mouth moist, you have xerostomia. Xerostomia can be uncomfortable. If you have a dry mouth, you may also experience dry nasal passages, sore throat, cracked lips, dry tongue, and mouth sores. Without regular saliva production, you may also experience difficulty tasting, chewing, and swallowing your food. People with xerostomia may also have bad breath. One way to prevent dry mouth is by drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated. If you consult a doctor, your healthcare provider may also recommend a special oral rinse or spray.

What Are Common Causes Of Dry Mouth?

How Does Dry Mouth Affect My Dental Health?

Xerostomia can directly impact your dental health. Without adequate saliva production to sweep away food debris and plaque from the surface of your teeth, you would be significantly more vulnerable to tooth decay. With harmful acids left on the surface of teeth due to dry mouth, you may also be more at risk of these acids eroding your tooth enamel. With food and drink remaining on the surface of your teeth, in addition to already-weakened tooth enamel, you would be more susceptible to the staining and discoloration of teeth.

The preventative role saliva plays in protecting your mouth from bacteria and infection is particularly useful when we consider gum disease, a bacterial infection of the gums. However, dry mouth can exacerbate plaque and tartar buildup. Gum disease increases your risk of tooth decay, and when untreated, can even allow tooth decay to reach the roots of teeth. Should tooth decay reach the supporting structure under the teeth, this could result in tooth loss.

If you are seeking dental care in the West Palm Beach, FL area, consider The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry in Wellington for your family and cosmetic dentistry needs. Call 888-873-3558 to ask about a check-up or schedule a visit today.

What Are Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening Products?

If you are shopping for toothpaste, toothbrushes, or mouthwash at your local pharmacy chain, supermarket, or superstore, you may see a number of over-the-counter teeth whitening options such as whitening strips and wraps, gel trays, and even bleaching pens. These one-size-fits-all products are advertised to lighten and whiten the color of your teeth.

Why Do People Choose OTC Teeth Whitening Products?

A number of whitening strips from major household brands may work well enough for the cost, but consumers find that certain strips are only effective in whitening the front six of your upper and lower teeth. Unfortunately, this means that, even with regular use, you can expect your front teeth and rear teeth to be different colors. Mass-produced teeth whitening products are popular for a couple of reasons:

What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening describes highly-effective, in-office, professional-grade teeth whitening techniques that can only be administered by a trained dental technician. At The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry in Wellington, Florida, we are proud to offer multiple options for smile brightening to suit your preferences and help you achieve your aesthetic goals:

1. The Sapphire Light Technique: Improve your smile with a same-day, single-hour treatment that can lighten your teeth up to 10 shades. This professional treatment is quicker and easier and far more effective than a regular commitment to mass-produced strips or trays.

2. The Sadati Home-Whitening System: Don’t confuse these professional-grade trays with one-size-fits-all products from your local superstore–with the Sadati Home-Whitening System, you can take home a set of custom-made trays meant for your smile only. Watch your smile brighten before your eyes in the comfort of your own home. These personalized trays are meant to be worn for 30-60 minutes every day for two weeks.

3. The Sadati Deep-Bleaching Treatment: A combination of the Sapphire Light Technique and the Sadati Home-Whitening System to address persistent tetracycline discoloration of teeth and deeper teeth staining as well.

Why Is Professional Whitening The Better Choice?

To maintain your improved smile after professional whitening, your dentist might advise you to cut down on food and drink with darker pigmentation.

If you are located in Wellington, Florida or the West Palm Beach area and ready for a more radiant, youthful smile, consider The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Sam Sadati offers three options for professional teeth whitening, and other cosmetic dentistry services such as porcelain veneers and laminates, dental implants, or metal-free fillings. New patients are welcome to call 888-873-3558, and our returning patients can reach us at 561-753-8484.

Our bodies need glucose in order to function effectively. It provides energy to the brain and other tissues which form all the muscles and organs in the body. Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired. It results in the abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood.

It is estimated that 10% of the American population is living with some type of diabetes. To understand the cause of diabetes a person needs to know the type of diabetes they have. However, the result of any type of diabetes is an excess amount of sugar in the blood. This can cause many health problems including a variety of oral health issues.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. There are many health issues to be aware of with regard to your oral and dental health. If you or any of your loved ones have any such concerns, please contact our team at The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry of Wellington, FL for more information.

Diabetes & Oral Health

Many different health issues may arise due to diabetes. The most common areas affected by diabetes include:

Doctors often identify diabetes-related health issues in the above-mentioned parts of the body and educate patients about them. However, very few people understand the negative effects of diabetes and its medication on oral health. It can cause many different problems such as periodontal disease or gum disease. If left untreated, these diseases can spread infection in the gums and bones that hold the teeth and cause major problems such as pain, difficulty chewing, chronic bad breath, and tooth loss.

To treat such cases of gum and periodontal infections, you need to find an experienced and well-trained Periodontal Specialist or Periodontist. Our doctors at The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry have years of experience and the necessary knowledge and training to recognize and effectively treat such diseases. In cases of major damage which requires specialized equipment, we work with Periodontal specialists who can run further diagnostics and provide professional treatment. Our goal at The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry is to give you proper treatment to restore your healthy and beautiful smile.

How Does Diabetes Affect Oral Health?

Do you have Gum Disease?

The key to preventing oral health issues from turning into serious conditions is early diagnosis. If you suffer from diabetes, you have a higher chance of developing gum disease. Some of the signs of gum disease include:

1. Bad Taste: bitter, metallic, or sour taste lingering in your mouth. It may go away temporarily after brushing your teeth but often returns quickly.

2. White Patches: These grow on your gums, on/under your tongue, and inside your cheek. This can be a sign of fungal diseases such as thrush or gingivitis.

3. Dry Mouth: Having dry mouth can be a warning that you can develop gingivitis. However, sometimes, you may also have dry mouth as a side effect of certain medications. Our team can help you deal with these to prevent serious gum disease.

4. Bad breath: Chronic bad breath is one of the first indicators of gum disease. If you develop gum disease, chewing gum and using breath mints will not be able to make the bad smell disappear.

5. Bleeding Gums: if you have periodontal disease, flossing or brushing too hard can cause noticeably more bleeding than normal and can also cause swollen and sensitive gums.

How can you prevent Gum Disease with Diabetes?

If you have diabetes, you can prevent many health issues from developing by taking a few simple measures: