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…

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…

Dental Implants: Facts and Stats

Archeological digs have uncovered rudimentary dental implants, tooth-like pieces of bamboo, shells, and even metal lodged in human jawbones dating back to 2000 BC.  Dental implants have evolved considerably over time, culminating in the 1950s with the discovery that incorporating titanium allows the dental implants to naturally fuse with bone.  Fast forward to today, where…

Urgent Dental Care When You Lose a Tooth

As our children grow, they become more agile and physical.  By the time they are 12- 24 months old, they are experimenting with running, jumping, and throwing.  Fast forward a few years and they will be running at full speed, tackling and wrestling each other for fun.  Sometimes the experimenting in earlier years and the…

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Root Canals 101

You may know a friend or relative who needed a root canal…but do you really know what a root canal is?  Read on to learn the basics of what an endodontic root canal procedure involves, who performs these procedures, and if you need one. How do I know if I need a root canal? If…

Periodontics – What You Should Know

What is a Periodontist? A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal disease as well as performing cosmetic periodontal procedures such as dental implants.  Periodontists treat severe gum disease with several treatments including oral surgical procedures such as scaling and root planning to clean the surface of the root.   How…