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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
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
February 06, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Pediatric dentists provide dental care for children of all ages. Regular visits to a pediatric dentist will get your children on the road to pediatric dentistrygood oral health. Miracle Dental Center, located in Cooper City and serving Pembroke Pines, FL, provides a wide range of oral health care services to patients of all ages. Here are five ways to keep your children's teeth healthy.

Dental Checkups

Regular dental checkups are an important part of preventive health care. A dental check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent dental cavities and other issues. However, your Pembroke Pines area pediatric dentist can tell you how often your children should visit based on their personal oral health.

Dental Cleanings

Teeth cleaning is a procedure for the removal of tartar that may develop even with careful flossing and brushing. Regular dental cleanings can prevent dental problems as well as provide your children with good oral hygiene.

Dental Fillings

Nearly all children have dental cavities at some point in time. Dental fillings are dental restorative materials used to restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal shape and function. Composite resin or amalgam can be used to restore teeth that have been affected by decay.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are plastic coatings painted on the surfaces of teeth to prevent decay. Because of the likelihood of developing tooth decay in the grooves and depressions of the molars and premolars, kids and teenagers are candidates for dental sealants. In some cases, sealants may also be appropriate for baby teeth.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments help to prevent decay in kids and adults. Fluoride helps prevent decay by making the teeth more resistant to acid attacks from sugars and plaque bacteria in the mouth. Fluoride also reverses early tooth decay.

Going to the dentist is important at any age. Poor oral hygiene can lead to several problems such as decay, gum disease, tooth loss and infections. Call Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City and serving the Pembroke Pines, FL, area today to schedule an appointment. We offer a wide range of dental services to meet all of your family's dental needs.

By Miracle Dental Center
December 15, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene   flossing  

If you aren’t flossing every day, learn why you should be from your Cooper City, FL dentists serving Pembroke Pines.

We understand that there are some days that are so long that it can often feel like a chore to get ready for bed. All you want to do is flossingsnuggle up under the covers and fall fast asleep. But not so fast! Your smile needs a little TLC before you hit the hay. While brushing may come as second nature to you, perhaps you don’t often floss every day like you should, but our Cooper City, FL dentists serving Pembroke Pines are here to tell you why you should floss every day.

Regardless of whether you use regular dental floss or a floss pick, there is a reason you should be flossing your teeth every day. Since your toothbrush can’t get into tight spaces or spaces between teeth, you will need to floss in order to remove food and plaque from between teeth. Just brushing your teeth isn’t enough to give your smile a thorough clean. By flossing in between your teeth at least once a day you can help dislodge and remove plaque before it turns to tartar.

When should I floss my teeth?

While the most important thing is that you floss your teeth every day, there are some flossing habits that may make your flossing more effective. Whenever you can devote enough time to flossing your teeth is probably the best time to do it. Some people find it easier to floss before heading to work while other people enjoy having a superbly clean mouth prior to going to bed. The choice is yours.

Of course, flossing your teeth before you brush may actually lead to a cleaner smile. How? Since floss helps to remove plaque and food from between teeth it makes it easier for the toothpaste to then get between teeth and offer a better clean than if plaque and food were still left behind.

And don’t forget that kids also should floss. The minute two teeth erupt next to each other your little one should start a flossing regimen. In the beginning you will need to floss their teeth for them and show them how it’s done. As you child gets older they can start flossing their teeth on their own (usually around 10 years old).

Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL and serving Pembroke Pines is dedicated to helping patients maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. From cosmetic and restorative dentistry to preventive care, we offer it all in one convenient location so that you always have dental services you know and trust.

By Miracle Dental Center
August 14, 2013
Category: Oral Health
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While she was pregnant with her son Camden Jack Cutler, 25-year-old Kristin Cavallari noticed an odd occurrence in her bathroom sink: “Every time I floss, my sink looks like I murdered somebody!” the actress and reality-TV personality exclaimed. Should we be concerned that something wicked is going on with the star of Laguna Beach and The Hills?

Before you call in the authorities, ask a periodontist: He or she will tell you that there's actually no mystery here. What Cavallari noticed is, in fact, a fairly common symptom of “pregnancy gingivitis,” a condition that affects many expectant moms in the second to eighth month of pregnancy. But why does it occur at this time?

First — just the facts: You may already know that gingivitis is the medical name for an early stage of gum disease. Its symptoms may include bad breath, bleeding gums, and soreness, redness, or tenderness of the gum tissue. Fundamentally, gum disease is caused by the buildup of harmful bacteria, or plaque, on the teeth at the gum line — but it's important to remember that, while hundreds of types of bacteria live in the mouth, only a few are harmful. A change in the environment inside the mouth — like inadequate oral hygiene, to use one example — can cause the harmful types to flourish.

But in this case, the culprit isn't necessarily poor hygiene — instead, blame it on the natural hormonal changes that take place in expectant moms. As levels of some female hormones (estrogen and/or progesterone) rise during pregnancy, changes occur in the blood vessels in the gums, which cause them to be more susceptible to the effects of bacterial toxins. The bacteria produce toxic chemicals, which in turn bring on the symptoms of gingivitis — including painful and inflamed gums that may bleed heavily when flossed.

Is pregnancy gingivits a cause for concern? Perhaps — but the condition is generally quite treatable. If you've noticed symptoms like Kristen's, the first thing you should do it consult our office. We can advise you on a variety of treatments designed to relieve the inflammation in your gums and prevent the harmful bacteria from proliferating. Of course, your oral health (and your overall health) are prime concerns during pregnancy — so don't hesitate to seek medical help if it's needed!

How did things work out with Kristen? She maintained an effective oral hygiene routine, delivered a healthy baby — and recently appeared on the cover of Dear Doctor magazine, as the winner of the “Best Celebrity Smile” contest for 2012. And looking at her smile, it's no mystery why she won.

If you would like more information about pregnancy gingivitis, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Expectant Mothers” and “Kristen Cavallari.”