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How to Encourage Good Oral Hygiene Habits in Children

Our children are our most prized and precious assets and what we teach them and what they learn will affect them for the rest of their lives. Good oral hygiene is just as important as taking a bath and watching your hands. A healthy beautiful smile will help them be successful in all aspects of their lives. Continue reading to learn more about how to encourage good oral hygiene habits in children.

How to Encourage Good Oral Hygiene Habits in Children

Most people go to the dentist for a regular check-up because they know how important it is to have good oral health. It is said that children learn from seeing. So, parents must teach their children by example. When children see that their parents care about their oral hygiene then they will care about theirs.

Here are 6 ways parents can promote good oral hygiene with their children:

  1. Brush and floss along with your children and make sure that they see you enjoying it and discuss with them why.
  2. Take your children with you to the dentist and show them why it’s important to see the dentist.
  3. Encourage good healthy eating practices and discuss why it’s important to your teeth.
  4. Discuss oral hygiene with your children, if it’s important to you, it will be important to them.
  5. Practice smiling with them in the mirror to show them why their smile is important.
  6. Take them to the Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, as early as 7 to start a healthy orthodontic treatment plan.

When to teach your child the importance of dental health

It is never too early to teach your child the importance of dental health, and not just tell them but show them why it’s important. Teaching good dental health practices in your child is a practice that will pay off with healthy gums and teeth, and it will also increase their self-esteem and self-respect. People who can smile in the mirror with pride can smile at anyone with pride.

Let Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics help you give your child the smile they deserve. Their self-esteem and self-respect depend on it. You’re not in this alone, contact their Miami, Brickell, or Weston dental offices to learn more about how Dr. Yazji and her orthodontic team can add value to your child’s smile!

Call today at (954) 217-3737 and make an appointment for both you and your child or visit their website for more information.

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It’s All In The Stats: The Truth About The Importance Of Your Smile

Some people believe that communication begins with your words, but it starts much earlier than that. According to psychologist Albert Mehrabian’s communication model, only 7% of what we communicate is actually verbal, yet 55% is body language which encompasses your smile. Statistically speaking, your smile delivers a powerful message when you choose to send it. It says so much about yourself that you don’t realize, even the length and width of your smile and most certainly your teeth and whether they are cared for or not.

Importance Of Your Smile

Every single time you smile you activate the messaging system in your brain that sends a neural text for some serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins to throw your body a party. This all happens within moments of you deciding to smile.

According to a university in Minnesota experiment, there are 19 different types of smiles but only 6 are due to happiness. Let Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics help you to make each of those 6 smiles outstanding! A study by a UC-San Francisco researcher found that these different types of smiles can be placed in one of two categories: polite or sincere smiles and can use up to 53 muscles in your face. If that isn’t enough, read these interesting facts?

  • Your smile can strengthen your immune system
  • Babies are said to be able to smile moments after they are born
  • Smiles can be contagious
  • Generally, women smile more than men (Except men who have visited Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in South Florida!)

Your smile sends out the most basic human communication that says, “I’m worth getting to know.” It also says, “I’m open to new experiences, outgoing and fun to be around.”  Believe it or not, your smile is also thought to regulate blood pressure and improve your moods. If the strength and importance of your smile are important enough to have countless experiments and studies done, then it is important enough to invest in.

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Call Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics today for more fascinating facts about your smile and how a few visits to one of their conveniently located South Florida offices can help transform yours into a masterpiece. Go on and make an appointment right now to see the team at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics and let them help you to make your dating smile a successful statistic! Contact them now at their Miami, Brickell, or Weston dental offices to get the help your smile needs. Dr.Yazji and her team are the foremost Smile Engineers in South Florida!

Call today at (954) 217-3737 or visit their website for more information.

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Is Your Smile Ready for Dating?

Insignia Advanced Smile Design: So, you have decided that you are ready to put yourself out there and start dating again. Great! Well now, the very first thing you’re going to have to work on, is your smile! People underestimate the power of the smile and how much visual attraction is generated via the curvature of your lips. If you haven’t done so already, go and practice your smile and see what you feel. A full, vivacious, and brilliant smile is what causes people to take a second look. If this is not what you are seeing in your reflection, then you will want to speak with Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics as soon as possible. Insignia Advanced Smile Design…

If you are making that step, then make sure you are doing everything that you can to ensure that your smile is on point and ready for new adventures! No matter your age or your stage in life, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in South Florida has the right orthodontic treatment for you. It’s simple, easy, and doesn’t take as long as you think. Before you know it, that gorgeous smile will be reflected back at you from the mirror.

You may think people are shallow if great teeth and a beautiful smile make such a difference, but have you ever gone to look for a car and longed for the dull, rusty one instead of the shiny, sparkling one? Most people don’t and that’s because the shiny car looks well cared for and inviting. The same goes for your teeth, treat them with the same care and concern you would for something that is important to you, after all, your smile is one of your main attractions!

This may shock you but your smile is one of the first things people will notice about you.  When it comes to dating, ask Mona Lisa. People have gone in droves to see her and ponder about her smile. If she opened her mouth, she would have doubled her viewers – or maybe not if she hadn’t been to see Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

 

At Yazji Orthodontics in Miami and Weston, Florida, you can expect the best quality service and treatment, and your experience there will make you wonder why you even waited as long as you did. When you truly understand how important your smile really is, you are going to do everything possible to make sure it is perfect? Treat your smile like it is as important as it is and make an orthodontic appointment now to see the team at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in Miami and Weston and let them help you to make your dating experience fabulous!

Contact them now at their Miami, Brickell, or Weston dental offices to learn more about how Dr. Yazji and her team is going to help your smile fill your dating calendar

Call today at (954) 217-3737 or visit their website for more information.

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Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month in Miami!

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is excited to celebrate with all the families in Miami! Oral health is extremely important, especially for a developing child. The most prevalent chronic disease in children is tooth decay and the month of February is dedicated to changing that statistic! The National Children’s Dental Health Month celebration is meant to bring awareness to the problems of children’s oral health and promote healthy practices. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics knows how much you love your children and understands that you want to see them smiling for many years to come. They have the same goal. Learn more about Early Orthodontic Treatment in Miami.

Early Orthodontic Treatment in Miami

The best way to ensure that your child’s smile stays beautiful and bright is through early orthodontic treatment. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics implements a proactive two-phase treatment plan. Phase one specifically aims to promote healthy development. This stage begins before your child even gets all of their adult teeth. This part of the treatment focuses on bone structure and development. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will monitor jaw and tooth development until all of your child’s adult teeth emerge. The careful monitoring over the course of development allows you as well as Dr. Maria Yazji to plan ahead for the necessary oral treatments your child will need.

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Understanding your child’s bone structure and formation is very important to a safe and successful treatment! The second phase of the treatment addresses any problems following the emergence of your child’s adult teeth. This phase commonly includes braces depending on the problems that your child is experiencing. The goal of phase two is to make sure that every tooth fits comfortably within your child’s mouth. This phase also addresses any jaw, lips, or tongue issues that your child may have.

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Over the course of the treatment plan, your child will gradually form a beautiful, healthy, smile! With the help of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in Miami, oral treatment is natural and easy for anyone, especially children. Starting orthodontic treatment early is extremely important and waiting too long can leave your child with lasting problems. Early Orthodontic Treatment in Miami.

Teaching children to brush and floss is a habit that should be taught from an early age. The team at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is excited to teach all of the kids at their Miami offices how to keep their smiles healthy! Yazji Orthodontics understands that sometimes even the healthiest of habits can’t fix everything. February is the perfect time for your child to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile and Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can help. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The love you have for your child will last forever and their beautiful smiles should too!

Dr. Maria Yazji and her colleagues are excited to spread awareness of children’s oral health as well as help all of the children in Miami maintain healthy teeth! Securing your child’s healthy smile should be extremely important to you- it is to Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics! Call them today for a consultation!

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Why Smiling In Your Online Dating Profile May Get You More Dates

Did you know that smiling changes the look of your face? Go, look in the mirror right now and watch as your face magically changes. Your eyes sparkle, your nose crinkles, and your lips, well, they do what they do! Your smile on your face, is like a diamond on a ring and everyone wants to see the diamond, don’t they? Professional makeup artists will spend a significant amount of time on the eyes because it is said that they are the window to the soul. What you may not know is that they spend just as much time on your lips because your smile is the gateway to the heart, the main attraction! Learn more about Teeth Braces.

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Smiling increase your chances of people looking at your profile. People who smile look friendlier and more approachable and when people see those beautiful, straight pearly whites shining out at them it can increase their attraction to you – and this, in turn, can get you more dates.

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If you are actively dating online dating or thinking of online dating, your smile should be a major consideration. Head over to your orthodontist right away to make sure your teeth are going to electrify your smile. What is the point of posting a picture if it is not showing off your dazzling smile? Some research suggests that smiling actually has its own attraction therapy that can draw people to you.

Some people choose to look serious and hide their smiles or try to cover up their teeth because they are not the best. At the end of the day, you want more chances of dating, you’re going to have to run, not walk, over to Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. They specialize in amazing, dating opportunity smiles!

Here are 5 more reasons that smiling in your profile could get you more dates.

  1. You look more friendly and approachable
  2. Your beautiful teeth look like they are cared for so that means your hygiene is important to you
  3. Your personality shines through
  4. Shows you’re relaxed and comfortable with yourself
  5. It shows expressed happiness which means you are open to possibilities

It is really about what you want, isn’t it? At the very end of the day, how important is your love life to you? Get your smile perfect the first time. Make an appointment now to see the team at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics and let the smile specialist help you make your best impression.

Contact their Miami, Brickell, or Weston orthodontics offices to learn more about how Dr. Maria Yazji and her orthodontics team can increase the value of your million-dollar smile!

Call today at (954) 217-3737 to discover how they can create a smile that will make you more desirable. Please visit our website for more information.

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Is snoring ruining your love life?

Do you struggle with sleeplessness and snoring then you might want to call your orthodontist? There are many people who refuse to stay the night with their partners because of the embarrassment of snoring. There are couples who haven’t shared the same bed for years because of his or her snoring. There is something you can do to treat this embarrassing problem. Disturbed sleep and snoring are just some of the signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and believe it or not, your teeth could be to blame. Many people are really surprised when they hear this. The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 22 million Americans suffer from Sleep Apnea and 80 percent of these cases are undiagnosed.

If you think you or your loved one may suffer from this, then you might want to have it checked out. Obstructive Sleep Apnea can cause repeated breathing interruptions throughout the night, these pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur 30 or more times per hour. Gasping for breath can cause you to wake up repeatedly through the night which contributes to fatigue and drowsiness during the daytime hours.  This lack of restful and uninterrupted sleep can greatly affect your daytime activities and concentration.  Sleep apnea is also linked to a higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. Some evidence suggests that if you get your sleep back, it can help you to lose weight and this could change your love life. Everything counts when you’re trying to get to sleep.

Sleep Apnea can happen for various reasons, the muscles in the back of your throat are soft, your tongue might be too large or even your jaw could be too large, and all these things can cause obstruction to your airways. You have a few choices to help you resolve this problem. You can choose surgery which includes:

  1. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty which I a procedure that removes the soft tissue at the back of your throat.
  2. Nasal surgery corrects naval problems or
  3. Mandibular maxillomandibular advancement surgery which corrects facial problems.

The easier, simplest, and better option is to simply call Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics because they know something that you might not. Many times, the first sign of sleep apnea is tooth grinding, which is called bruxism. Grinding your teeth can cause breaks and inflamed and receding gums. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can fit you with an oral appliance and you will find that you don’t need surgery at all. You can choose an over-the-counter appliance that never quite fits properly and can cause more problems than they fix, or you can get a custom fit appliance designed for your mouth by an experienced orthodontist trained in this type of correction and who will provide you with a comfortable night’s sleep.  Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) has been proven to be an effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will take impressions of your teeth to make sure that your appliance is absolutely right for you.

Don’t wait until you have to come to see your orthodontist. Take control of your sleep and call to book an appointment today at any of our convenient South Florida orthodontics offices. It really is as simple as: do you want a better night’s sleep?

Contact Dr. Mari Yazji at her Miami, Brickell, or Weston orthodontics offices to learn more about how oral appliance therapy can help you achieve better sleep and better health.

Call today at (954) 217-3737 to see how they can make your smile make you more desirable or visit their website for more information.

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Does Smiling Make You More Desirable?

Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics believes that your smile is the gateway to your personality. That is why their team thinks of themselves as the Smile Specialists! They help you to shine your best smile, every time! They know that smiling definitely makes you more desirable and the benefits of smiling go way beyond projecting happiness and confidence. Smiling is the brain’s way of communicating to your body that you feel good. Smiling is directly relatable to happiness. Happiness releases endorphins that make you feel good, and feeling good makes you smile.

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Some parents worry that their children don’t have enough friends or spend too much time in front of a television. Those who have visited Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, know something that you might not. Great smiles take time and effort. All you have to do is take the time to come into any of their convenient South Florida locations and they will make the effort for you. Straight teeth increase confidence which leads to a great smile which in turn increases desirability.

Smiling is said to be contagious and one explanation for this is called ‘mirror neurons. Mirror neurons are activated when you see someone smiling at you. When you have this urge to smile back, that is the mirror neuron mimicking the behavior of the other person. That’s why, “When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” Family Orthodontist.

Scientists actually agree that the simple act of smiling can transform you and the world around you.

6 Reasons why smiles make you more desirable

  1. It projects confidence
  2. It shows that you are happy with yourself
  3. It invites people into your world
  4. It’s contagious
  5. It shows that you are approachable
  6. It’s engaging

Have you checked your smile lately? Is it the best smile that you can have? Your teeth are your smile’s resume and they tell everything about you. That’s why if your smile should show healthy, straight clean teeth then you automatically become more desirable. If you feel more desirable, then you will project desirability and appear more approachable! Take your smile to the Smile Specialists today at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in Miami and Weston, Florida. They are waiting to make sure your smile is as desirable as possible. See what their patients are saying about them: Testimonials
Don’t wait until you’ve missed opportunities or people who may not have noticed you because you weren’t smiling. Put your smile back on the list of things you must get done. Go take your smile to the smiling doctor and project the best you, that you and others can see. Oh, and ask them about the ‘Finishing Touch’!

Call today at (954) 217-3737 to see how they can make your smile make you more desirable or visit their website for more information. Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs 8 am-6 pm, Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat by appointment

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Stop Guessing if Your Child Needs Braces

Are you wondering if your child will need braces? Braces are a big commitment for families. They will be front and center for every monumental moment for your child while they are going through treatment. They will be in every picture and at every family event. Braces are an obvious dental treatment that you can’t hide. From six months to two years, it is understandable that you want to prepare for your child’s future dental needs.

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Dr. Maria Yazji understands that being prepared for braces and financial obligations are very important to families. She also understands that not every child wants the same thing when it comes to braces. Luckily, she offers many different options so that everyone is happy.  Incognito Lingual Braces, Invisalign, and ceramic braces are all available orthodontics treatment options for kids in Miami. Deciding on the treatment will depend on the specific needs and wants of you and your child.

WildSmiles Braces are another treatment option for your child. With WildSmiles Braces, your child has the freedom to take control of the way they look in braces. These braces are offered in many different shapes and colors. Each bracket is customizable through an online design platform. Kids are no longer stuck with wearing the overdone, out-of-date traditional braces. WildSmiles Braces offer all the same benefits as traditional braces. They are safe, functional and they give your child the freedom and independence to enjoy their treatment. Many kids don’t like the idea of braces. A lot of kids say they are nervous about how braces will look on them, but with Wildsmiles Braces your child can choose exactly what they want!

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WildSmiles Braces for Kids

Braces for children Miami – Not only does Dr. Maria Yazji pay attention to every detail involving your child’s teeth, but she also pays careful consideration to the other parts of your child’s mouth such as their cheeks, lips, jaw, and tongue. With every part of your child’s face is taken care of, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics provides complete satisfaction to each of her patients.

Wondering whether your child will need braces can be a scary thought but planning ahead is the right decision when it comes to your child’s dental needs. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is more than happy to assess your child’s needs. They will explain what treatments, if any, are needed for your child. If it is decided that braces are needed, you have many options to ensure that your child is happy and satisfied throughout the treatment process! Yazji Orthodontics can tell you about the necessary steps that you will need to take for your child. You don’t need to sit around wondering if your child needs braces. If you are in Miami or nearby, call Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation!

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Early Orthodontic Treatment in Plantation

Happy National Children’s Dental Health Month! Here in Plantation, Florida, we are delivering big, healthy smiles because we know that Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is here to help our smiles shine!

Early Orthodontic Treatment in Plantation

There are still a few uninformed people out there who don’t understand the importance of early Orthodontic treatment and why it is so urgent to make sure their children are seen by an experienced orthodontist by age 7. Many young people have overcrowded or crooked teeth or teeth that don’t align properly when they bite, and this could cause the jaws to become strained, damaged, and painful. This produces even more problems for already problematic teeth, and when left unattended could become painful, not to mention costly in regard to corrective treatments that may become necessary. In some cases, this can even affect the shape of your child’s face.

Here are some reasons that orthodontic evaluations and/or treatments are necessary by age 7:

  1. To prevent or correct overcrowding of teeth and prevent future oral problems
  2. To correct the bite so the front and back teeth are aligned properly
  3. To reduce the damage to prominent teeth to prevent further damage
  4. To detect and/or treat other health problems like a cleft lip and palate or sleep apnea
  5. To improve appearance and self-esteem
  6. To give children their best smiles!

The AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) recommends that you should schedule an appointment for your child to see an orthodontist as early as 7 or even earlier if you notice any signs of problems with their gums or teeth. At that age, they will have some of their permanent teeth and it will be possible for the orthodontist to pick up on and prevent future problems. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics believes that every single child deserves a healthy and beautiful smile and is committed in every way to helping you make this possible for your child. The first and most important part of the process is you making the call because, without your help, your child may face a future of dental issues that may plague them into adulthood.

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If you are interested in learning more about early orthodontic treatment for your child on Plantation, please call Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics today. They can arrange an appointment that is easy and convenient. Call today! A moment on the phone will start the process of helping your child enjoy a happy and healthy smile that will last them a lifetime!

Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can start your child on the path to healthy teeth and gums and a fabulous smile! Call today at (954) 217-3737 and make an appointment or visit their website for more information. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will help you join the millions of other people on the Plantation with healthy teeth and great smiles. Don’t wait until you need to see her, take control of your dental health, and Call Now!

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February is the Month for Your Child’s Dental Needs!

Children’s Dental Health Center in Miami – Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? The American Dental Association established this campaign to promote healthy dental habits to children across the country. From the time your child’s first tooth emerges, promoting healthy oral care is very important. Teaching children to brush and floss is a habit that should be taught from an early age. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics understands the importance of healthy dental habits, however, she also understands that sometimes even the healthiest of habits can’t fix everything. Sometimes, medical intervention is needed even you’re your child is still growing. Luckily, Yazji Orthodontics offers a few different services depending on your wants and the needs of your child.

To try to prevent future problems, Yazji Orthodontics offers free, customized mouth guards for kids! Children, especially those who are involved in sports, are very likely to experience an oral injury. Many of those injuries will require extensive dental treatment. Just like you, Dr. Maria Yazji wants to protect your child. Every child under twelve years old can receive a free mouth guard to protect them from future injury.

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Early Orthodontics

If your child has already experienced an injury or if you have worries about their jaw/tooth development, Yazji Orthodontics also offers early orthodontic treatment for children. There are two phases when addressing early orthodontic intervention. Phase one targets healthy development. This phase of the treatment process focuses on the bone structure as your child continues to develop. The phase begins before your child’s adult teeth have emerged. The goal of phase one is to allow the beautiful, natural emergence of your child’s adult teeth. The second phase of the treatment addresses all the issues following the emergence of your child’s adult teeth. Phase two commonly involves braces depending on each child’s specific needs. Although some kids may be nervous about the idea of braces, Yazji Orthodontics offers many different and unique options for you and your child to choose from such as WildSmile and Invisalign! Children’s Dental Health Center in Miami.

Solving issues early leads to an easier treatment process that is cost-effective! If you have concerns that your child needs or will need dental assistance, the time to act is now! February is the perfect time for your child to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. 2019 is the year to “brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.” From preventative mouth guards to an in-depth orthodontic treatment, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can help any child achieve beautiful and healthy teeth! February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. It is the perfect time to address your child’s dental needs! Dr. Maria Yazji and her colleagues are excited to help children maintain healthy teeth! Call them today for a consultation!

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