Oral Care Archives - Dr. Andrés de Cardenas, DMD
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Major Threats to Your Oral Health

Dental Hygiene TipOral health is substantially important for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, not everyone can manage to keep this at the top of their priority list. 

Aside from unsightly smiles and bad breath, most people don’t understand the extent of harm that can arise as a result of neglecting their dental hygiene.

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​5 Common Culprits When It Comes to Teeth Stains​

What Leads to Tooth Discoloration?

Tooth DiscolorationFlashing a smile is a pretty typical reaction when most people greet someone. Even when meeting someone new, the smile often represents the first thing they see and can offer a window into how someone feels about themselves, in addition to how they look.

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Silver Fillings Are A Thing of the Past; Go Natural with Tooth-Colored Fillings

Why Tooth-Colored Fillings Could Represent the Ideal Option for You!

Cavity FillingFor most people, it remains inevitable that they will suffer from a cavity during some point in their life. In most scenarios, dentists treat this oral condition utilizing a cavity filling made from composite materials, or metal.

Unfortunately, the metal look can appear unsightly or unattractive. Even as recently as a decade ago, patients only possessed the option to receive a cavity filling comprised of a metal alloy material. This meant people could see the fillings whenever the patient laughed or smiled.

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Tooth Sealants Can Add the Extra Protection from Decay You Need

Win the Battle Against Tooth Decay with Protective Tooth Sealant

Protective Tooth SealantPreeminent oral care is the best way to protect your teeth while preventing cavities. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try, you might not reach every part of every tooth during your morning regimen.

Back teeth, as well as molars and premolars,  remain exceptionally difficult to reach. These teeth also wield more nooks and crannies than those in the front of your mouth. This also means that this is an ideal place for bacteria to not only hide but thrive as well.

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Chewing on Ice This Summer Causes More Tooth Damage Than You Think

Time to Chill Out on Chewing Ice

Chipped Tooth RepairWith yet another hot South Florida summer, it is understandable that you probably need something to cool off. You innocently reach for a beverage, drawing the last bit of nourishing liquid out of the straw, and begin to innocently gnaw on some of the remaining ice cubes.

Unfortunately, this seemingly innocent act actually isn’t. Chewing ice can lead to future dental procedures for conditions like worn enamel, as well as chipped teeth.

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5 Health Risks of Unsightly Crooked Teeth That Invisalign Corrects

Crooked Teeth – More Than a Cosmetic Issue

Invisalign BenefitsMany patients enter our office, thinking that the primary goal of orthodontic intervention is for correcting cosmetic issues relating to their smile. However, crooked teeth can lead to more severe health issues than an unappealing aesthetic.

Invisalign benefits patients by enabling them to correct misaligned, crooked teeth. This can substantially lower their risk of developing issues like headaches, halitosis, gum disease, tooth decay, and further tooth damage or erosion.

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Spring Clean Your Mouth with A Tongue Scraper

Chances Are Good that Your Mouth is Filthy. Here is How a Tongue Scraper Can Help

Tongue ScraperSpringtime is the perfect opportunity for cleaning. You can use the season to refresh your routine while decluttering your life. However, aside from cleaning out the closet and panty, you can also focus time on ensuring a sterile mouth as well.

As the weather gets warm again and our days get longer, our dentist Dr. Andres de Cardenas has some tips and information he’d like to share on how to incorporate a tongue scraper into your routine for a clean mouth this spring.

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Bad Breath BE GONE! Here Are Our Favorite Dentist-Approved Mouthwashes

The Best Mouthwash for Bad Breath?

Best Mouthwash for Bad BreathYou may feel surprised to learn that the best mouthwash for bad breath is not using mouthwash at all. Nevertheless, many dental specialists recommend utilizing mouthwash to ramp up preventative oral care.

As part of a comprehensive oral hygiene routine, you can use mouthwash to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Designers create these products to help us keep our teeth and gums healthy.

Relying on a mouthwash after brushing and flossing can help us further clean the mouth since it can reach areas that toothpaste cannot. However, it is essential to remember that mouthwash alone is not a proper replacement for brushing and flossing.

Our dentist Dr. Andres de Cardenas and his professional dental team want to share some of our favorite, dentist-approved mouthwashes that can not only help fight bad breath but do their best to alleviate bad breath as well.

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Dental Cleanings May Be Annoying but They’re Important to Dental Health

Dental CleaningsThe Important Benefits of Dental Cleanings

Seen your dentist for a professional dental cleaning this year? Dental cleanings do far more for you than simply maintaining your beautiful smile. They can impart a substantial impact on your overall health and wellness.

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