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Dentist-Approved Teeth Whitening Options

Did you know that the global industry for cosmetic teeth whitening or bleaching products is close to $6 billion today and is expected to grow to $7.4 billion by 2024? [1]  A rising number of consumers worldwide who desire bright white smiles are driving the sales of these products.  Whitening products range from over the…

Top 5 Dental Myths Exposed!

It’s time to set the myths straight!  Write down your answer, Truth or Myth, on a separate sheet of paper.  Then, read on to find out the truths behind several common dental myths! The Dental Myths   The harder you brush, the cleaner your mouth! Truth or Myth?   If your gums bleed when flossing,…

Reducing Tooth Sensitivity

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) published a study in 2013 that showed that 1 in 8 individuals have sensitive teeth.  In fact, studies estimate that over 40 million adults in the United States have sensitive teeth. What are Sensitive Teeth? Individuals with sensitive teeth feel discomfort when they bite into or drink something cold,…

Making Dental Visits Work for You

Do you prepare for your dental visits?  Why not?  If you want to make the most from your dental visit, follow these  suggestions: Verify your appointment. If you don’t hear from your dental provider within 48 hours of your appointment; call and confirm. Get sleep. Go to bed early the night before and get a…

Preventative Dental Maintenance

Whether you own a Toyota or a Lamborghini, it is recommended that you take your vehicle in for preventative maintenance checkups every 15,000 miles or annually.  Following a preventative maintenance schedule for your vehicle allows the mechanics to replace minor parts such as wiper blades, tires, or rubber gaskets.  More importantly, the checkup allows the…

Gingivitis and Pregnancy

Did you know that increased levels of hormones during pregnancy can cause Gingivitis (inflammation of gums) and Periodontitis (gum disease)?  Studies indicate that 40% – 80% of women get Pregnancy Gingivitis during pregnancy.  Most Pregnancy Gingivitis cases occur between the second and eighth month of pregnancy. Increased levels of hormones including progesterone during pregnancy can…

Cosmetic Dental Procedures: Boosting Confidence with a Smile!

Are you happy with your smile?  If not, have you considered cosmetic dentistry?  If you need minor cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening to fix surface stains or more comprehensive porcelain veneers to replace chipped or cracked teeth, cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile, improve your oral health, and enhance your self-image.   Cosmetic Dentistry…

Periodontal Disease & Treatments

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque.  Without proper oral hygiene, the bacteria can create cavities in the teeth, gum inflammation and irritation that lead to gingivitis.  Mild Gum Disease When gum disease is mild, you may notice the following symptoms:  Your dentist can treat mild periodontal disease or…

Dental Veneers: What are they?

What are veneers? Veneers are durable, wafer-thin porcelain or ceramic shells designed to look just like your own teeth.  Each long-lasting veneer is shaped to match the size, shape, and color of your teeth.  Once tailored to your teeth specifications, they are placed on top of your natural teeth (they do not replace your natural…

Dental Imaging: 3D and Digital X-ray

At Miro Dental Centers, we are delighted to use proven, cutting-edge technology, including  innovative 3D and digital panoramic X-ray imaging.  Using these imaging technologies allow our dental team members to quickly and easily view superior, detailed images of your teeth and gums.  Viewing an accurate and panoramic picture of your oral health helps us diagnose…