Bushdid Smiles Blog
April 17, 2019
When you look in the mirror, have you noticed your gingival tissue no longer sits as high on your teeth as it used to? You may suffer from gum recession. Although it might appear like nothing more than a cosmetic concern, it can lead to devastating consequences for your dental health. To prevent further issues and to repair the damage, your dentist in Coral Gables, Dr. Jose A. Bushdid, has the solutions you need.
January 23, 2019
Dental implants in Coral Gables are the most preferred solution to treat missing teeth because they provide reliable results. They have the potential to last for several decades with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene. Although they are the most successful solution that does not mean implant failure cannot occur. While the risk is generally less than 5% it can happen immediately after the placement of the posts or several years down the road. The key to saving your smile relies on recognizing the signs of implant failure and acting quickly to resolve the problem.
January 1, 2019
Did you know there are over 700 different bacteria species that live in your mouth? If they are not removed, it can lead to several oral health issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. To reduce the accumulations, you brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night, but you may be overlooking a vital area in your mouth—your tongue. Your tongue needs to be cleaned daily or certain complications can arise. Your dentist in Coral Gables, Dr. Jose A. Bushdid has the information you need to care for your tongue properly.(more…)
December 26, 2018
When you examine your teeth and gums in the mirror, do you believe them to be healthy? According to a 2015 survey, 30% of adults in the United States rated their oral health as fair or poor. If you are not sure if you have a healthy smile, your dentist in Coral Gables, Dr. Bushdid, will look at 5 key indicators that will determine the status of your dental health.(more…)
December 12, 2018
Although several advancements over the years have made it possible to preserve your natural teeth for longer than before, you have still found yourself living with tooth loss. To regain a complete smile and to improve your quality of life, you have made the choice to use dentures in Coral Gables. Now, they offer a more comfortable fit while also looking more natural. Not to mention, they are affordable and convenient; however, you have developed some complications over the years. Your dentures no longer fit as well as they had, causing slipping and irritation. There are several reasons why these changes may have occurred.
November 28, 2018
You know that tetanus can give you lockjaw, but did you know that there is another more common reason why your jaw may get stuck in one position? A disorder of the temporomandibular joints, which connect your jaw to your skull, can often lead to mobility issues. TMJ lockjaw develops when the joint becomes inflamed and irritated by the underlying cause of the disorder. To prevent it, you will need TMJ therapy in South Miami.
November 14, 2018
You take pride in keeping your teeth healthy and clean, but did you know that there is another vital aspect to your dental health? Your gums are equally important. If you do not take the time to care for them properly, you could develop an infection known as periodontal disease. While it is preventable, it is estimated at least 50% of adults have it. To keep your smile healthy, your dentist in Coral Gables, Dr. Jose A. Bushdid, has 4 simple gum care tips.
October 3, 2018
Do you suffer from jaw pain? Does it often feel stiff and sore? You could have a temporomandibular joint disorder. When the joint that connects your jaw to your skull on either side of your face functions incorrectly, it can significantly impact your quality of life. It can be difficult to chew, speak, or even yawn. Although you may feel like you are alone, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates as much as 12% of the population also lives with the condition. To get relief, you can benefit from TMJ therapy in Coconut Grove.
September 12, 2018
Today, dental implants in Coral Gables are among the most popular means to replace missing teeth. Due to several advancements over they years, they now provide over a 95% success rate as the most predictable and reliable solution to treat tooth loss. While they are often believed to be a recent treatment, the use of an implant to replace a lost tooth dates back to more than 4,000 years ago. Although the attempts were unsuccessful, their past use has helped to pave the way for the success we see today.
August 29, 2018
When you look in the mirror, does your focus instantly turn to your misaligned teeth? Maybe you suffer from jaw pain from a poorly aligned bite? To improve your confidence and quality of life, you now have several options for orthodontic treatments. In addition to traditional metal braces, you can also choose Invisalign in Coral Gables, but which is the best option? Although both are effective for moving the teeth, there are clear differences between the two.