Bushdid Smiles Blog
September 13, 2017
It’s obvious that your diet has an impact on the way your body feels and looks, but have you considered how your nutrition affects your oral health? When it comes to enjoying your happy, healthy smile for a lifetime to come, maintaining nutritious eating habits is just as important as brushing, flossing, and visiting your Coral Gables dentist regularly. We’ve included some easy ways to improve your nutrition below!
August 30, 2017
If you can’t open or close your mouth without hearing (and feeling) a pop or a click, that may be your body’s way of telling you there’s a problem that needs fixing. TMJ/TMD, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, affects a significant number of adults in our region, many of whom do not realize there is an effective treatment option available from their Coral Gables dentist. That’s right — Dr. Jose A. Bushdid has the experience and training necessary to help get you out of jaw pain and on with your life.
August 16, 2017
It’s hard to function properly when you don’t get the sleep you need every night. People suffering from sleep apnea are running at a major deficit of REM (rapid eye movement, or what happens when you fall into deep sleep). It’s estimated there are as many as 22 million Americans currently dealing with the sleep breathing disorder. For relief, Dr. Jose A. Bushdid provides sleep apnea treatment in Coral Gables. Keep reading to learn more about the condition, including how to know if you have it and how it’s treated, then schedule an appointment with your Coral Gables dentist.
August 9, 2017
Your child has a lot of things in common with other kids his or her age — like a love of recess and the precise cutting requirements of a PB&J. And when it comes to their oral health, the similarities may even include habits like thumbsucking, mouth breathing, and tongue thrusting. Right now these little traits may seem harmless or even cute, but over time they will negatively affect the development of your child’s smile. Appliance therapy and/or early interceptive orthodontics from the Coral Gables dentist can help!
July 19, 2017
Just like there’s (thankfully) more than one flavor of ice cream, there are several options when it comes to your dental implants in Coral Gables. Traditional dental implants are the best option for most smiles, but some people can also benefit from All-on-4 dental implants, or Teeth In a Day. A hybrid denture also combines the strength of dental implants with the security of a denture. Dr. Jose A Bushdid and his team perform all options in dental implants at Bushdid Smiles — keep reading to learn more about each!
July 5, 2017
It’s almost summertime — is your smile ready for every photo op? Your cosmetic dentist in Coral Gables provides the services you need to flash your very best grin. With treatments ranging from professional teeth whitening to minimal prep veneers and much more, Dr. Jose A. Bushdid puts together personalized treatment plans for lasting, natural results. Full smile makeovers take a comprehensive approach when you need serious help. Keep reading to learn more about what’s possible when you partner with your cosmetic dentist, then schedule an appointment today!
June 21, 2017
Early detection is critical for successful cancer treatment. Unfortunately, many people don’t think about getting regularly screened for oral cancer, even though it’s the most common form of head and neck cancer today. As rates of the condition rise in the US, the need for frequent examinations if even more important. Your dentist provides a regular oral cancer screening for Coral Gables patients at Bushdid Smiles. Learn more about why you need to be screened for oral cancer and what the examination entails today.
May 31, 2017
“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” “Everything is OK, nothing hurts!” We hear this daily. Unfortunately, in dentistry if it hurts, it is usually too late! If a tooth hurts, it means the nerve might be infected and you need a root canal. If the gums hurt, you usually have an advanced case of periodontal disease and in danger of losing your teeth and they still might not hurt. If your jaw is hurting you might have symptoms of TMJ, which could lead to debilitating pain and discomfort.
Leaving your smile at risk of decay, and gum disease and TMD, has a serious effect on oral and overall wellbeing, but prevention is easy. Your Coral Gables dentist, Dr. Bushdid, emphasizes the need for regular preventive care in this week’s blog post.
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.