9449 Sheridan Street. Cooper City, FL 33024  

Dr. May Yazji-Corey and Associates 
General Dentistry and Specialties

(954) 885-9560
Dr. Dora Rodriguez and Associates
Pediatric Dentistry,  Orthodontics for Adults and Children

(954) 431-3025


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By Miracle Dental Center
August 23, 2018
Category: Oral Health

root canal therapyYou might need a root canal if you are experiencing a severe toothache or constant mouth pain. Root canals are needed when the soft pulp material inside a tooth becomes infected and the infection spreads down through the root. Left untreated, an abscess can form below the tooth and the infection can spread to other areas of the mouth. Extraction is sometimes necessary, but a root canal can save your tooth from extraction. At Miracle Dentistry, Dr. May Yazji-Corey and Dr. Dora Rodriguez are your dentists in Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, FL, for root canal therapy.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy or treatment is a dental procedure for strengthening and restoring an infected tooth. Root canal therapy is needed when the soft pulpy center of a tooth and its root becomes infected. In some cases, the infection causes an abscess to develop beneath the tooth. When that happens, the infection can more easily spread to other areas of the mouth.

In some cases, it is best to extract a severely infected tooth. However, since root canal therapy can strengthen and restore infected teeth, it can often be used to save a tooth from extraction. Your Cooper City and Pembroke Pines dentist can determine if a root canal is needed in your case. Signs your tooth is infected and root canal therapy might be needed include:

  • A persistent or severe toothache
  • Constant pressure or pain in the mouth
  • Sharp pain when biting or chewing food
  • Tooth sensitivity foods or drinks that are hot or cold

Root canal therapy is similar to filling a cavity in a tooth with decay. Infected areas in the center of the tooth and root are cleared out. The interior of the tooth and root are then thoroughly cleaned. Finally, the tooth and root are filled in and sealed with dental filling, much like filling a cavity. In some cases, your Cooper City and Pembroke Pines dentist might place a dental crown over the tooth to further protect it. After the root canal procedure, the tooth will be restored and will be strong enough to resume normal biting and chewing functions free of pain or sensitivity.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy delivers several benefits beyond saving an infected tooth from extraction. Other benefits of root canal therapy include:

  • Removing signs of infection
  • Preventing infection from spreading
  • Alleviating tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Strengthening and restoring infected teeth

Root canal therapy can save an infected tooth from extraction by strengthening and restoring it. If you are experiencing mouth pain, tooth sensitivity, or a toothache, you might need a root canal. To find out if root canal therapy is needed in your case, schedule an appointment with Dr. Yazji-Corey or Dr. Rodriguez by calling Miracle Dentistry in Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, FL, at (954) 885-9560.

By Miracle Dental Center
July 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry offers several options for helping you achieve the smile you desire. A variety of cosmetic concerns can be corrected or cosmetic dentistryconcealed. A dentist can review your cosmetic dentistry options with you and help you select the right procedures for you. At Miracle Dental Center, Dr. May Yazji-Corey and Dr. Dora Rodriguez are your general dentists in Pembroke Pines and Cooper City, FL, for cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Several cosmetic dental procedure are available for dramatically transforming the appearance of teeth with various flaws. Teeth that are dull, stained, or discolored can be brightened and whitened with teeth whitening. Procedures such as bonding and contouring can repair and reshape teeth, while Lumineers give teeth a brand new surface. Your Pembroke Pines general dentist can review all the cosmetic dentistry options with you and help you choose the right ones for your needs. Cosmetic dental procedures available at Miracle Dental Center include:

  • Dental bonding
  • Cosmetic contouring
  • Cosmetic Fillings
  • Lumineers
  • Tooth Whitening

Dental bonding and cosmetic contouring are procedures for repairing and reshaping teeth. Dental bonding involves the use of a tooth-colored resin material that is carefully applied to cracks, chips, and other problems to correct them. As the resin material dries, it bonds with the tooth, permanently fixing cracks and chips. Cosmetic contouring is a method for reshaping misshaped or oddly shaped teeth by strategically removing small amounts of enamel until the desired tooth shape is achieved.

Cosmetic fillings are tooth-colored dental fillings that blend in with your natural teeth. Whether the filling is used to fill a cavity or as part of root canal treatment, the cosmetic filling strengthens the tooth while blending in naturally. Professional tooth whitening treatments can brighten and whiten teeth by several shades in a single treatment that lasts only about an hour. Professional tooth whitening treatments applied by dental staff are safe and effective, and results can last for up to several years.

Lumineers are wafer-thin covers that give teeth a brand new look. Lumineers can be used to cover teeth that are stained, misshaped, cracked, chipped, discolored, or dull. Lumineers can even close small gaps between teeth. The process of placing Lumineers on the front surface of teeth is fairly simple. The Lumineers are permanently bonded to the teeth so they remain securely in place for years.

There are many cosmetic dentistry options for giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. To learn more about the different cosmetic dental procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Yazji-Corey or Dr. Rodriguez, Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, FL general dentists, by calling Miracle Dental Center at (954) 885-9560.

By Miracle Dental Center
June 14, 2018
Category: Oral Health

Two of the best ways to care for your child’s smile are to schedule regular checkups with a pediatric dentist and to teach your child good pediatric dentistryoral hygiene habits early. Properly caring for your children’s smiles while they are young helps lead to healthier permanent teeth as they grow. Proper care includes assisting them with brushing twice daily and scheduling dental checkups with a pediatric dentist every six months. At Miracle Dentistry, Dr. Dora Rodriguez, and Dr. May Yazji-Corey are your pediatric dentists in Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, FL.

Good Oral Hygiene Habits

You can help your children develop good oral hygiene habits early by teaching them how to brush their teeth thoroughly and gently. For children under the age of three, a fluoride-free training toothpaste should be used. Once children turn three years of age, they can begin using a regular toothpaste containing fluoride. In addition to emphasizing the importance of brushing twice daily, it is also important to schedule regular dental visits with your Cooper City and Pembroke Pines pediatric dentist.

Childhood Dental Visits

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see a dentist within six months of their first tooth erupting, which is usually around age one. Regular dental visits will keep your child’s teeth and gums the healthiest. Plus, children who visit the dentist regularly are more likely to continue doing so as adults, leading to life-long good oral hygiene habits.

Pediatric dentists are a good choice when you have children versus selecting another type of dentist, such as one who practices family or general dentistry. Pediatric dentists specialize in working with children of all ages and understand how best to reassure and comfort children who are feeling nervous or anxious about their dental visit.

Care for your child’s smile by teaching good oral hygiene habits and scheduling regular pediatric dental appointments. To schedule an appointment for your child with Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Yazji-Corey, your Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, FL pediatric dentists, call Miracle Dentistry at (954) 431-3025.

By Miracle Dental Center
January 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Time and oral injury have taken their toll on your smile. You're missing several teeth, and you want to span the resulting gaps and chew denturesand bite normally again. Are your smile goals achievable? If you visit Miracle Dental Center, they are. This highly and diversely skilled team of general dentists in Cooper City, FL and serving Pembroke Pines offer numerous restorative, preventive, and cosmetic services. Dentures are one of them.

What are dentures?

They are tooth replacements made of lifelike acrylic. Customized according to precise oral impressions and digital X-ray imaging, dentures from Miracle Dental Center allow you to:

  • Bite and chew your favorite foods
  • Smile with confidence
  • Avoid premature facial wrinkling
  • Normalize your speech clarity

There are 60 million edentulous people in the United States, and many do not wear dentures or other tooth replacements. That's unfortunate and ill-advised. If you desire a fully functional teeth once again, your general dentists in Cooper City and Pembroke Pines can help. Their carefully crafted prosthetics are stable and well-fitting; so you can count on them to last for many years.

Types of dentures

Basically, there are four types of dentures. You and your general dentist will decide what type is best for your unique needs.

Partial denture This appliance replaces one or more missing teeth on the top or bottom arch. Consisting of artificial teeth, or pontics, mounted on a light metal frame, a partial denture affixes to adjoining natural teeth via snugly-fitting clasps. A "partial" resembles a puzzle piece, filling the gaps in your otherwise healthy smile.

Full conventional denture This appliance replaces an entire arch of teeth. It is fitted and placed after gums have healed and receded after tooth extraction. If the patient has enough jaw bone, the dentist may suggest an implant-retained denture. Supported on multiple titanium implants inserted into the jaw, this kind of denture provides superior chewing and stability. Plus, it preserves the size and density of the jaw bone.

Immediate denture The dentist places this type of prosthetic right after tooth extraction, allowing the patient to leave the office with a full set of teeth. Unfortunately, however, most immediate dentures require relining or even replacement because as the gums and bone heal, they shrink, changing the fit of the denture.

Learn more

If you'd like to get your smile back, why not call Miracle Dental Center for an appointment with a member of our dental team in Cooper City, FL and serving Pembroke Pines. Whatever your oral health need, we have a specialist to help you. Call today to speak with a friendly team member.

By Miracle Dental Center
December 06, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Healthy, good-looking teeth start with good oral hygiene. It’s a commitment that you have to make each day. As busy as your schedule oral hygienemay be, you still have to make time to brush and floss your teeth—it only requires a few dedicated minutes in the morning and at night. So, do you have good oral hygiene habits? Find out for sure when you visit Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL, and serving Pembroke Pines.

What Is Oral Hygiene and Why Is It Important?
Oral hygiene is ensuring that your mouth, teeth, and gums stay as clean as possible throughout the day. A clean mouth is a healthy mouth. The healthier your teeth and gums are, the less likely you are to be plagued with dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Basic hygiene techniques include brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. Your Pembroke Pines, FL dentist can help with more intensive cleaning to maintain good hygiene, including professional cleanings and scaling and root planing.

How Good Is Your Oral Hygiene Routine?
Here are a few questions to ask yourself if you want to know if you have a good oral hygiene regimen:

- Do you floss your teeth before bed at night?
- When you brush, do you take care to reach all surfaces, front and back, and brush for at least two minutes at a time?
- Do you brush at least twice per day?
- Do you change your toothbrush every three months?
- Are your teeth free from plaque buildup around your gumline?

If you answered yes to these questions, you probably have a good oral hygiene routine.

Oral Hygiene Tips
Here are a few tips that can help you maintain your oral hygiene:

- Keep your toothbrush and floss by your bed at night so that you’ll remember to take care of your teeth before you go to sleep.
- If your mouth feels irritated or inflamed, rinse with warm salt water and see your Pembroke Pines, FL dentist for a check-up soon.

Good Hygiene Starts at Home and Continues at the Dentist’s Office
Your dentist is a key partner in your goal to keep up with good oral hygiene habits. The dental team at Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL, and serving Pembroke Pines, which includes Dr. May Yazji-Corey, Dr. Dora Rodriguez, and Dr. George Nicolas, can help. Call today to schedule a checkup.

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