Bushdid Smiles Blog
May 17, 2017
You have three frenums, or bits of soft tissue, in your mouth: one between your upper lip and gums, one between your lower lip and gums, and another beneath your tongue. Sometimes, there is too much tissue or the frenum is too tight and it restricts proper eating, affects speech, and causes issues with proper dentition, or the alignment of the teeth. Children are especially vulnerable to the condition we call lip/tongue tie — but Dr. Jose A. Bushdid, the family dentist in Coral Gables, can help.
May 3, 2017
As you get older, your teeth will age, too. Maintaining excellent dental health over a lifetime greatly reduces your risk of tooth loss and other oral health hazards — and as the years pass, you will need to be especially diligent when it comes to your hygiene routine. Older adults are more likely to experience dry mouth, gum disease, and tooth loss. For the latter, there’s no better replacement than with dental implants in Coral Gables. Keep reading to learn more about tooth replacement and other special dental health concerns for older adults from Dr. Jose A. Bushdid.
April 19, 2017
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums characterized by bleeding, red, swollen, or tender gums, among other unpleasant symptoms. Left untreated, it can wreak havoc on oral and overall health. Are you one of the millions of Americans dealing with this condition? If so, it’s time to seek treatment. At Bushdid Smiles, we first treat infected gums non–surgically, then focus on preventing re-infection by emphasizing improved hygiene at home.
February 28, 2017
Your family dentist in Coral Gables, Dr. Jose A. Bushdid, is pleased to provide dental care for the whole family — and that includes your little ones. To improve a child’s oral health, choose tap water and schedule regular appointments for your little one!
January 6, 2017
What are your resolutions for 2017? Current research suggests there is a strong link between your oral and overall health. To improve the way you look and feel in the new year, how about starting out with a visit to the dentist in Coral Gables? Dr. Jose A. Bushdid and the team at Bushdid Smiles takes a comprehensive, whole-body approach to help you enjoy a long lasting smile and better overall health for life.
September 22, 2016
You know that healthy teeth and gums contribute to a beautiful, long-lasting smile — but you may not realize the impact your oral health has on your systemic well-being. Your heart and lungs can affect or be affected by the state of your teeth and gums. Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and practicing good dental hygiene can help you enjoy solid oral and overall health for years to come. Learn more from Dr. Jose Bushdid, your Coral Gables dentist, in this week’s blog post.
August 2, 2016
We have reached a new era in orthodontics. Traditional orthodontic treatment has been geared toward achieving simple esthetics first, and then hoping the facial muscles and jaw will catch up after the teeth have been put into proper alignment. With gneuromuscular orthodontics in Coral Gables, Dr. Bushdid takes a more comprehensive approach to your treatment with your braces. That includes considering how the facial muscles, TMJ (temporomandibular joint), neck and teeth work as one — and proceeding with orthodontic treatment next.
How Gneuromuscular Orthodontics Works
To treat your teeth with the gneuromuscular orthodontic approach, Dr. Bushdid will begin with a comprehensive exam and records, which include radiographs of your TMJ and neck and instrumentation with the K7, which performs scans of electromyography (EMG, like an EKG of the heart), jaw tracking and sonography. He will then use TENS along with the K7 instrument instruments to identify your ideal facial appearance and optimal jaw alignment. This information helps him determine how to proceed with braces.
June 1, 2016
As you may know, Dr. Bushdid has been treating patients with TMJ for a number of years. While many people suffer from this disorder, it is a fact that most symptoms of TMJ can be avoided if proper preventive measures are taken early on.
It’s not uncommon for parents to notice their child mouth breathing, which many don’t feel is a concerning issue. However, if your child snores or breathes through their mouth excessively while sleeping, they may actually suffer from an underlying condition. In fact, mouth breathing is a sign of a sleep disorder that requires treatment. If left untreated, it can cause a child to have poor sleep quality and can produce negative implications on their health.
May 31, 2016
You need treatment for your TMJ disorder, and you’ve heard about gneuromuscular dentistry provided by Dr. Bushdid. But… what does that mean, exactly? And how does it compare to neuromuscular dentistry, the other word you’ve heard tossed around? Let’s take a look at the two, and at the differences between gneuromuscular and neuromuscular dentistry. Relief from your aching TMJ is in sight!
April 26, 2016
Bushdid Smiles is a Coral Gables dentist that is committed to providing patients the most comprehensive care using technologies and advancements in dentistry. Using the latest dental technologies, Dr. Bushdid is able to reach dental excellence while delivering efficient and comfortable treatment. As part of our mission to provide complete health dentistry, we proudly offer the platelet rich fibrin procedure. This state-of-the-art procedure enhances the body’s ability to regenerate, allowing you to heal quicker for improved results from various surgical procedures.