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Healthy Teeth and Gums in Coral Springs, Florida

Healthy Teeth and Gums in Coral Springs Florida – According to many informed people, they do. Your smile will be one of the first things people notice about you and especially in Coral Springs, Florida, where for many, seeing their dentist and orthodontist is as important as seeing their doctor. Having healthy teeth and gum doesn’t just happen, it takes commitment and cares to make sure you and your children have healthy oral hygiene and fabulous smiles!

This month is National Children’s Dental Health Month which is sponsored by the American Dental Association. February is the perfect time to get your children to visit Dr. Maria Yazji and her team to make sure your children have the best orthodontic care in Coral Springs. There is so much information out there about dental health because people know that healthy teeth and gums are not only important to your oral health but to your physical health as well. Let’s see how much you actually know about your teeth and gums.

Question and Answer time!

Q. How many types of teeth do humans have?

A. Humans use four different types of teeth: 1. incisors 2. Canine 3. premolars 4. Molars They are used to cut, tear and grind their food.

Q. What, on or in your body is the hardest surface?

A. The enamel on the top surface on your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.

Q. How many sets of teeth do we get?

A. Unfortunately for us, we as humans get only two sets of teeth in our entire lifetime, baby and permanent teeth. Once you get your permanent teeth, make sure you take good care of them.

Q. When do teeth start to form?

A. Teeth start to form even before you are born—milk teeth sometimes called baby teeth start to form when you’re still doing time inside, and don’t come through until a child is about 6-12 months old.

Q. Do all humans have the same type of teeth?

A. No two people are exactly the same and no two people have the same set of teeth—your teeth, your fingerprint, are different from everyone else. Your teeth like you, are one of a kind.

Q. How much saliva do we actually make?

A. Your mouth can produce over 25,000 quarts of saliva in your lifetime—that’s enough to fill two swimming pools. Saliva has many jobs, helping digestion and protecting your teeth from bacteria is just two.

Q. How much time do we spend brushing our teeth?

A. On average a person can spend more than 38 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime and more if you like your teeth to shine.

Q. Is oral health only important for your smile?

A. Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. That’s why seeing an orthodontist like Dr. Maria Yazji is important to your child’s oral health maintenance.

Q. When you smile, how much of your teeth do you see?

A. Actually only two-thirds of your tooth’s length is visible, the rest is underneath your gums.

Q. What happens if your tooth is knocked out?

A. First, ‘ouch!’ and if your tooth is knocked out, submerge it in milk and then keep it in your mouth because this can help your tooth survive longer and make sure you see a dentist right away.

Are your teeth and gums as healthy as they could be? Dr. Maria Yazji can start you 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 in Coral Springs with healthy teeth and great smiles. Don’t wait until you need to see her, take control of your dental health, and Call Now! Healthy Teeth and Gums in Coral Springs Florida.

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What Halloween Candy Can Mean for Your Teeth If You Wear Braces

Getting Braces in Miami: October means pumpkins, costumes, and bags of candy for kids and parents getting ready for Halloween. But it’s also an important month for something else – your teeth. October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and the perfect time to make sure you are doing all you can to ensure your teeth and gums are taken care of.

Maintaining the health of your teeth and gums is important. Clean, healthy teeth look great, of course, but good dental health also correlates to good overall health. Decay, inflammation, infections, and abscesses in your mouth can wreak havoc on your system, and cause pain, tooth loss, and more. To keep your teeth healthy, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you:

  • Brush twice daily for two minutes each time
  • Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride
  • Clean between your teeth every day
  • Eat healthy foods and limit sugary drinks and snacks

Normally you don’t have a pillowcase full of candy in your home, but after Halloween, you just might. Sweet, sticky, chewy treats are fun, but they can stick to your teeth and the sugary residue they leave on your teeth gives bacteria something to feed on. So, while enjoying your Halloween candy, it’s more important than ever that you stick to your dental hygiene routine to keep your teeth clean and healthy.

If you wear braces, Halloween candy can be a whole other issue. While some types of candy are safe for you to enjoy, the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) says that braces-wearers should: “stay away from foods that are hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy.” Eating these types of food can damage wires and brackets and require a trip back to your orthodontist the next day, and they can also stick to your braces and teeth, leading to tooth decay.

Getting braces in Miami has benefits that can make your teeth look great and function well. At the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji, your orthodontist will help you learn oral care tips for healthy teeth while wearing braces. We provide South Florida patients of all ages with orthodontic services, including:

  • Invisalign
  • Silver and Ceramic Braces
  • Incognito Lingual Braces
  • Insignia Advanced Smile Design Braces

And more. Your dentist at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will help you decide which treatment option is best for you and answer your questions about taking the best care of your teeth with braces.

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Protect Your Teeth During Halloween

Braces that are custom-made to fit your teeth result in faster, more efficient, more comfortable orthodontic treatment. Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces may be the option for you. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean and Insignia treatment aligns your teeth while taking your unique bite and facial features into consideration for the best results. You may spend one Halloween in Miami with Insignia braces, and the next year is able to smile wide with a great, straight smile.

Dr. Yazji and her team have helped patients in South Florida get their best smiles. See what patients have to say about getting a straight smile from Dr. Yazji, and let us help you too. Make an appointment today for a consultation at the Miami, Brickell, or Weston office of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. Keep your teeth healthy this Halloween with good dental care, and get a straight smile with Insignia braces or another treatment option from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

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Are You Brushing Long Enough? How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth and Other Oral Care Concerns

Orthodontics services in South Florida: A group of dental hygiene students in Miami was puzzled over something on their first day of class: How many minutes it takes to brush your teeth correctly. “I think it’s one minute, that seems like enough time,” the first student said. The second student shook her head: “I remember that it has something to do with that ‘Happy Birthday’ song. I think you sing it, like, two times? No, wait, three times maybe?” The third student chimed in: “I remember my orthodontist telling me about this – you should brush your teeth for two minutes.”

The third student had it right – if you want to make sure that you’re cleaning your teeth completely, you should brush your teeth for a full two minutes each time you brush. To be sure you’re brushing for two minutes, you can set a kitchen timer or stopwatch, use your phone to time yourself, brush for the length of a short song, or do whatever else works for you. But if you don’t brush your teeth regularly, or for a long enough time, bits of food and plaque may remain on your teeth — creating a breeding ground for the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. The American Dental Association (ADA) also recommends cleaning between your teeth every day, using dental floss, irrigators, or interdental brushes to help prevent cavities and gum disease.

It is important for everyone to keep their teeth clean, but if you have braces you may have to take extra care of your teeth. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we know the importance of a healthy smile. Some South Florida patients may have a hard time cleaning around their braces or flossing between wires. As a patient at the Miami, Brickell, or Weston office of Dr. Yazji, your orthodontist can discuss oral care with you, and work with you to develop a teeth-cleaning regimen that works for you while you’re wearing braces.

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Straight Teeth

Patients often have questions about braces, such as “How long will I wear braces?” and “Are braces comfortable?” Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics provides a variety of services to South Florida patients looking for straight teeth – including Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces. Insignia Advanced Smile Design uses the latest advancements in orthodontic technology to create customized braces that are smaller and more comfortable than traditional braces. Insignia braces are tailored to your needs and allow for a faster treatment time than you’d have with traditional braces. And clear Insignia braces are even available, so your braces will be barely noticeable as you get a straight smile.

The orthodontic team at the office of Dr. Maria Yazji is here to help patients in Miami and the South Florida area get great smiles. See what our patients have to say about their treatment and their new smiles, and let us help you get a straight, healthier smile too. Contact us to set up an appointment for an Insignia Advanced Smile Design consultation with Dr. Yazji, or for another orthodontic service you need. Let Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics help you keep your teeth healthy as you get your best smile with Insignia braces.

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Here are Three Steps to Healthier Smile:

When you think of a healthy smile, what comes to mind? Pearly white teeth? A mouth that’s free of cavities? Straight teeth? There are several components to a healthy smile – your teeth should look and function well. If you have any of the common dental issues that keep many patients in Miami from having their best smile, such as bite issues, crooked and crowded teeth, and dental cavities, there are a few steps you can take to get a healthier smile. Common Dental Issues:

  1. Practice good dental hygiene. In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, we at Maria Yazji Orthodontics would like to remind our patients and prospective patients of the importance of proper oral care. The first step to healthy teeth is keeping your teeth clean and free of plaque and tartar. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you:
  • Brush twice daily for two minutes at a time
  • Use fluoride toothpaste when you brush
  • Floss or clean between your teeth once a day

Keeping your teeth clean can help prevent dental caries (cavities), gingivitis, and other bothersome tooth and gum problems.

  1. Visit your dentist regularly. Seeing your dentist in South Florida for regularly scheduled checkups is also part of preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist can monitor the health of your mouth, and treat your dental issues before they become bigger problems. If necessary, your dentist can also prescribe preventative oral care products like a fluoride rinse, and recommend a personalized oral care approach, like using water irrigators or making lifestyle changes to keep your teeth in top shape.
  1. Correct bite issues and crooked teeth. Straight teeth are healthier teeth. When your teeth are crooked or crowded, they may be harder to clean entirely – which may lead to increased bacteria in your mouth and increased tooth decay. Crowded teeth also place more pressure on surrounding teeth than straight teeth do, and this pressure can damage your teeth. A misaligned bite can cause discomfort and make chewing difficult. Getting the proper orthodontic treatment from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can safely straighten your teeth and fix bite issues.

Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces from the offices of Dr. Yazji are helping patients in Miami and throughout South Florida get customized, comfortable orthodontic treatment. Insignia braces use advanced digital technology to create braces made to fit you, and your treatment plan will be designed to straighten your teeth quickly and gently.

At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we help patients of all ages get great, straight smiles while promoting overall dental health. To schedule an appointment to find out if Insignia treatment — or one of our other services — is right for you, contact us today. Straighten your teeth and have a healthier smile with Dr. Yazji Orthodontics.

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