Bushdid Smiles Blog
February 14, 2018
It is natural for your teeth to become discolored over the years due to aging, darkly pigmented and acidic foods, poor oral hygiene, and bad lifestyle choices, like smoking. However, sometimes the darkening of your enamel can be due to antibiotics given when you were younger. While the medications are helpful for treating an array of alignments, they can also lead to tetracycline stains. This develops on the permanent teeth while they are still developing under the gum line and can be extremely difficult to remove. You can combat their appearance with a professional whitening treatment from your cosmetic dentist in Coral Gables.
January 31, 2018
Ever wonder why most teeth move years after braces? Yes, it partially due to not wearing your retainer, but who’s realistically going to be wearing one for life?
Consider for a moment that a lot of the orthodontic treatment that is done is not taking into consideration the cause of the malocclusion (bad bite) and misalignment in the first place. So, what is the cause? It is usually a consequence of an obstruction of the nasal passages, which in turn causes mouth breathing.
Since proper nasal breathing is necessary for the correct development of the head and neck, the moment that it is interrupted, and mouth breathing starts, a sequela of events take place.
January 17, 2018
As you age, it is natural for your teeth to start to turn yellow or brown. Over the years, your enamel will become thinner, making your smile more prone to discoloration. In addition, the foods and drinks you consume, poor dental hygiene, and bad habits, like smoking, can accelerate the rate of staining. To reverse the dark appearance, your cosmetic dentist in Coral Gables offers professional whitening treatments. However, you may be hesitant to give them a try due to certain myths you have heard. To shed light on the facts, here are the most common myths you may hear about the treatments.
January 5, 2018
With the start of the new year, now is the perfect time to set goals for yourself to improve your well-being. As you establish your resolutions, there is no better time than now to recommit to your dental health. With the health of your teeth and gums directly linked to influencing your overall health, it provides a great way to improve how you look and feel. To set the foundation, it starts with preventive care at home and with your dentist in Coral Gables.
January 3, 2018
If you think you have a problem with your TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint that allows you to open and close your mouth, you need to see your Coral Gables dentist soon. Seeking a professional opinion and therapy is important for avoiding the long-term effects of the condition, like chronic pain, tingling extremities, and worn tooth enamel.
December 20, 2017
You need your jaw to do just about all the best things in life — like eating your favorite meals, speaking with friends and family, and singing out loud. You probably don’t think about the joint that makes it all possible, though, until something goes wrong with the way it functions.
December 6, 2017
If you frequently suffer from migraines or head pain, you’ve probably tried everything to stop the pain. People turn to acupuncture, lavender oil, even special sounds known as binaural beats to cure their chronic headaches — but if your teeth and neck are misaligned, there may be one thing you’re overlooking. Dr. Bushdid provides TMJ therapy in South Miami to treat migraines that stem from a misaligned jaw and neck.
November 22, 2017
Would you like to dramatically improve your look without costly or invasive procedures? Many people do, and that’s why professional teeth whitening is quickly becoming the most popular option in cosmetic dentistry. To help erase stains and reveal your brightest, whitest smile, your cosmetic dentist in Coral Gables, Dr. Jose A. Bushdid, offers KöR teeth whitening.
November 8, 2017
If you’re dissatisfied with the alignment of your teeth, you’ve probably considered how orthodontic treatment can improve the way your smile looks — but have you thought about the overall health benefits of an option like Invisalign? As your dentist in Coral Gables, Dr. Bushdid considers your general well-being while building any treatment plan. The benefits of braces for lasting health and wellness are positive, and Invisalign offers a subtle means for achieving straighter, healthier teeth.
October 25, 2017
A beautiful smile makes you feel like you’re worth a million bucks. But if there is too much gum tissue covering up your front teeth, you’ve got what we call a “gummy smile.” There is good news, though, and it’s that you do have healthy white tooth enamel back there — it’s just waiting to be unleashed! Your cosmetic dentist in Coral Gables, Dr. Jose A. Bushdid, provides gum lifts, also known as “gingivectomy,” to help you show off those beautiful, white, healthy teeth.