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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.

By Miracle Dental Center
October 10, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tmj   jaw pain  

Learn about the cause of your jaw pain from your Cooper City and Pembroke Pines area dentist.jaw pain

Many adults suffer from chronic jaw pain. As there are many potential causes of jaw discomfort, correct diagnosis is vital. Your doctor needs to identify the exact cause of your pain in order to provide the best course of treatments. Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL, and serving Pembroke Pines offers a complete range of dental services. Read on to learn about the causes of jaw pain.

1. TMJ Disorder

The most commonly reported cause of jaw pain is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). TMJ disorder is a condition related to the temporomandibular joint, which is a joint that connects your jaw to your skull. TMJ disorder can cause pain in the jaw, neck, face, or head; clicking or popping sounds when closing and opening the mouth; and a jaw that can be locked shut or locked open. Examples of TMJ treatments include: medications, TMJ exercises, stabilization splints, orthodontics, and surgical procedures.

2. Teeth Grinding

Occasional teeth grinding, or bruxism, doesn't usually cause harm, but when it happens on a regular basis, the teeth can be damaged and further complications can arise. A sore jaw or a dull, constant headache are telltale symptoms of bruxism. If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, see your dentist. Based on your dentist’s diagnosis, one or more treatments may be recommended.

3. Abscessed Tooth

A tooth abscess is an infection at the root of a tooth or between a tooth and the gum. It's most commonly caused by severe tooth decay. An abscessed tooth causes swelling around the tooth, leading to tissue destruction and jaw pain. Talk to your dentist if you have jaw pain and an abscessed tooth. The infection can spread to your jawbone, causing further complications.

4. Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can result in pain in the jaw area. Gum disease is an infection of the structures around the teeth. Symptoms of gum disease may include bleeding gums, gum recession, swollen gums, and bad breath. Treatments for gum disease may include scaling and root planing, antibiotics, or surgical treatments. Periodontal disorder is a progressive disorder that if left untreated will get worse over time.

Leave your jaw pain behind. Call Miracle Dental Center at 954-885-9560 right now to schedule a dental appointment in Cooper City, FL and serving the Pembroke Pines area. Get your life back on track by receiving the best jaw pain treatment available.

By Miracle Dental Center
August 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

Root canals are one of the most misunderstood dental treatments. Despite the fact that they have a reputation for being an exceptionally root canalspainful and traumatic procedure, the truth is that they are actually an important tool in relieving pain associated with extensive tooth decay and dental injuries. The dentists at Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL and serving the Pembroke Pines, FL Area, offer root canal therapy to save an injured tooth.

Root Canal Therapy in Pembroke Pines, FL

The only way to know for sure if a root canal is necessary is to see a dentist. Because they are performed to treat infections and damage to the pulp, the nerves and soft tissue inside the tooth, mild to severe tooth pain is usually the most common sign of a problem that may require treatment with root canal therapy. A root canal works by clearing bacteria and damaged pulp tissue from inside the tooth. Although they are rumored to be extremely painful and difficult, in reality the procedure is fairly similar to having a regular cavity filled. Root canals actually help to prevent both short and long term dental pain by relieving the pain caused by an infection or large cavity.

In the long term, root canals can help to save badly damaged teeth from extraction, which is a much more painful and traumatic procedure, which will also require additional treatment and financial investment to replace the tooth with a dental implant. Pain is not necessarily a sign that you will need a root canal, but it should not be ignored.

Find a Dentist in Pembroke Pines, FL

If you are experiencing pain or signs of an infection, contact Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL and serving the Pembroke Pines, FL Area by calling (954) 885-9560 to schedule an appointment for adults, or (954) 431-3025 for pediatric patients.

By Miracle Dental Center
June 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental sealants  

Find out if this preventive treatment is the best way to protect teeth from decay.dental sealants

We are always looking for ways to protect our smiles from the perils of decay. Of course, besides brushing and flossing, you may want to turn to other methods for ensuring that your smile stays healthy. Our dentists at Miracle Dentistry in Cooper City, FL, and serving Pembroke Pines are here to provide more information about dental sealants, how they work to protect teeth from decay and whether they are the right approach for your smile.

What are dental sealants?

When you chew your food it’s mostly the molars and back teeth doing the work. If you were to check out these teeth in the mirror you would see all the little grooves. These are dangerous areas, as food and plaque can easily nestle within these grooves. While brushing and flossing can certainly help keep these problems at bay, sometimes it’s worth it to add another layer of protection against decay. This is where dental sealants come in.

This special tooth-colored plastic is sealed over the chewing surfaces of back teeth to act as a barrier to prevent decay from getting trapped in these nooks and grooves. Our Pembroke Pines, FL, family dentists will often recommend this preventive option to children and teens; however, adults can also choose to get dental sealants.

How do I get dental sealants?

This procedure is extremely fast and completely painless, making it a great option for even those who may have anxiety surrounding dental procedures. No drilling, anesthesia or needles are required. In fact, you can even get dental sealants during your next dental cleaning.

Once your teeth have been cleaned, we will paint the sealant over the surface of your teeth, where the material will bond with the enamel. A special dental light will then be directed over the tooth, which will harden the material into place. Once the sealant is hardened it will start working to protect your teeth from decay.

Just remember that sealants don’t mean that you can brush and floss only when you feel like it, load up on sugar and junk food, or come in less frequently for routine dental care. Sealants are certainly a great way to maintain a healthy smile but you will still need to maintain good oral hygiene.

If you are worried about decay and want to find out if dental sealants can help, then call Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL, and serving Pembroke Pines. Sealants can be a wonderful option for children, teens but also adults. Call us today to learn more.





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