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4 Ways to Maintain a Younger Smile

There are many strategies we have to try to look younger. We use expensive cosmetic surgeries, dress well, and dye our hair. People use a lot of different methods to try to keep looking young!

Though people have a lot of different ways of maintaining their youth, studies tell us that having a nice smile can be the most effective way to keep looking young!

The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

The best way you can keep yourself looking young is to brush regularly and floss! These habits help keep your teeth and gums healthy, as well as keep your smile beautiful and clean. If these important steps are ignored, we are at risk for developing tooth discoloration, tooth loss, periodontal disease, and cavities. This can both affect the way your mouth feels, and looks.

Developing and maintaining a good oral health routine will not only help to preserve the beauty of your smile, but it can also help keep the rest of your body healthy. Periodontal disease often results in bleeding gums, that allow mouth bacteria to enter your bloodstream and lead to an array of other serious health problems like Diabetes, Strokes, Osteoporosis, Endocarditis and Cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Professional Tooth Whitening

Over time your teeth naturally turn yellow no matter how well you take care of your teeth. As you age, your enamel thins, stains on your teeth build up, and you generally develop micro-fractures. These normal experiences can all be fixed by tooth whitening.

If you are reluctant to pay for professional tooth whitening, there are over the counter whitening strips that can be purchased from any pharmacy. There are also a variety of whitening treatments offered by your dentist, so you can always pay him or her a visit to discuss your options further.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Smile

You might only want some quick touch-ups for your smile, or you may want to change your entire mouth. Cosmetic Dentistry can be therapeutic and can also make you feel beautiful! You can get your bite corrected, as well as your teeth repaired. You can achieve the smile you always dreamed of!

Confidence In Your Smile

Smiling more often is one of the best ways to keep looking young as smiling can actually improve your mental health and make you happier!

If you have any questions about whitening treatments or cosmetic options, you can always call your dentist and set up a consultation. Having a healthy, gorgeous smile can help you appear younger and make you feel happier and more positive about your life!

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DENTAL INFECTIONS

Dental infections can be so serious that they become life-threatening. Cavities are caused by microorganisms, which generate acid, that cover teeth surfaces. As time goes on, the acid can harm teeth by eroding tooth enamel. Sugary snacks are the main cause of cavities, along with diet soda, which can cause tooth erosion because the phosphoric acid found in diet soda can change the pH levels in your mouth. Cavities are often a root cause of more serious infections.

Here are some common types of dental infections:

Pulpitis

This infection occurs when tooth pulp becomes inflamed. Generally, this infection forms when cavities are left untreated, and become so deep that they infect the tooth pulp. Bacteria then travels through that fissure or pit that is created by the cavity. Pulpitis can also develop from a broken tooth. Symptoms of this infection may include some pain, which can intensify when cold liquids come into contact with tooth pulp.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis develops after someone has had gingivitis for a long time. It occurs when the bone structure of your teeth erodes. It causes the ligaments from your teeth to detach from the actual teeth. Surprisingly, the most common age groups to develop periodontitis are children between 12 and 17, and adults aged over 30. If periodontitis becomes severe, an abscess may form, along with redness, swelling, and sensitivity to touch.

Pericoronitis

This infection is formed when microorganisms and pieces of food get stuck under gum flaps. It generally happens when wisdom teeth that need to be removed erupt. The most common symptom of this infection is pain at the infection site. The best way to prevent pericoronitis from forming is to ensure that no food particles are stuck under your gums.

Dental abscesses

The most serious dental infection that a person can get is a dental abscess. If you are not treated quickly, the infection spreads rapidly after starting at the base of the tooth. If the abscess is serious, the type of bacteria that spreads from a dental abscess can often cause extreme pain and swelling in the face.
If you practice good oral hygiene, you will likely not have to worry about developing a dental infection. It is important to floss, brush, and use oral rinses approved by the ADA to ensure that food and other particles are not trapped between your teeth for very long. Also, be sure to see the dentist regularly! Even if the only symptom you are experiencing is mild pain, it’s important to visit your dentist early to see if an infection is forming. If you intervene early, you can prevent an infection from becoming much more serious, painful, and expensive to treat.

Call our Coral Springs Dental office at 954-726-9511, and schedule your appointment today.

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How to Find Your Perfect Cosmetic Dentist In Broward

Smiling young beautiful woman, outdoorsBefore you randomly select a dentist out of the phone book, think again. Selecting the right cosmetic dentist is crucial to achieving the results you desire. Here are some things to think about when choosing your cosmetic dentist.

1.How long has the dentist been practicing?

Look for a cosmetic dentist who is experienced in a variety of cosmetic procedures. A dentist with experience is better prepared to deal with emergencies. We offer the full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments so we can help you shape your smile with optimal results.

2. Ask for before and after photos.

Make sure that the dentist you are selecting has photos of their work. Before and after pictures are essential for evaluating the level of performance you can expect from that dentists’ work. . We will welcome the opportunity to share photos of our completed smile designs to give you a real sense of what is possible for your smile.

3. Level of Post-Graduate Dental Education.

Make sure to view the post-graduate credentials when choosing your cosmetic dentist.The field of cosmetic dentistry has been evolved dramatically over the past 25 years. Because these types of procedures are not typically taught in dental school, it is important that your cosmetic dentist and their team members participate in learning the latest information.

4. Online reviews and testimonials

The dentist should be proud to give you a list of his “raving fans” to call.It may be best for you if you call other patients and discuss how their experience went. Other patients sometimes give you a better idea of what to expect before, during and after treatment. Look also for online reviews on websites like Angies List or Google.

5. Technology and Office Standards.

Ask questions about available technology and procedures, and check out the sterilization areas.What dental technologies (lasers, caries detection devices, CAD/CAM restoration, intraoral imaging, etc.) are used in the practice that may help serve your needs?

6. Are you comfortable with the dentist?

It is important that you get a sense of honesty and have a high level of communication with the cosmetic dentist that you choose. You will be spending some time with the dentist you choose, so if you get a bad feeling, it might be best to move on.

Dr Pomerantz and our staff are waiting to take great care of your oral health! You are in good hands !!

Located on the border of Coral Springs and Tamarac in South Florida. Dr. Pomerantz focuses on Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry and maintains an outstanding full-service practice in all phases of general and specialized dentistry.

Recently South Florida Laser Dentistry have won 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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South Florida Laser Dentistry Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

13ANG0007_SuperServiceLogo_Final_LessGradient-2200pxAward reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

South Florida Laser Dentistry has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.

 Located on the border of Coral Springs and Tamarac in South Florida. Dr. Pomerantz focuses on Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry and maintains an outstanding full-service practice in all phases of general and specialized dentistry.

  “Only about 5 percent of the dental offices companies in Broward have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s  a really high standard.”

 Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

 Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

 

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Apples as a healthy snack (..or Halloween scary snack?)

applesAn apple isn’t a substitute for your toothbrush, but it’s beneficial to have an “apple time” in your daily schedule, and here is why:

-apple’s skin that’s rich in fleshy fiber helps scrub your teeth, gums, and tongue.

– apples act like mini toothbrushes when you chew them they can help to clean and brighten your teeth.

-The apple’s fiber fills you for longer, which should lead to less snacking, less sugar on your teeth, and fewer calories consumed.

-The acidity of the apple helps kill any bad bacteria that may cause the bad breath.

Conclusions? We should eat apples on daily basis. At your next visit with Dr.Pomerantz, ask him about other tooth-friendly foods.

halloween recipeWe have for you special Halloween recipe. Enjoy!

Ingrediens

  • 4 Honeycrisp apples – cored and quartered
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) package blanched slivered almonds

 

Directions

  • With a sharp  knife just quarter and core the apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter.
  • If desired, rub the cut portions of the apple quarters with lemon juice to prevent browning
  • Press slivered almonds in place for teeth.
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News from the practice

news_iconThat was a very busy season.. We would like to tell you about the events that happened in our practice over the Summer.

dental photo contest1.We’ve announced the winners of our photo contest.

We received nine submissions in our 2015 Photo Contest “Smile of the Summer”. And announced the winners. Congratulations to all.  See more information at https://goo.gl/eWo2Gy

2.We have launched a new blog.

We created a new blog, so we can share the most up to date events from practice life and also dental and health tips. We’re on a mission to make your journey to your oral health, more fun, and knowledgeable. We look forward to hearing back from you and encourage you to leave comments with your thoughts and ideas.

3.unnamedOur dental Hygenist Shari and Dr. Pomerantz had Birthday in August !!!

We wish for you a happy day and lots of luck to come your way. May your heart be filled with cheer that will last through the coming year.

4. We have new special for new patients: $59 for Initial Exam and a full set of x-rays.

59promotionAll other specials are still valid. When you come  to our practice for the initial visit you can choose one from the 3 offers: teeth whitening special $149 (print coupon here), free comprehensive exam (print coupon here) or our new $59 Initial exam and full set of x-rays special (print coupon here).

Dear existing patients – remember about our referral program too!

5. We’ve joined Tamarac Chamber of Commerce!unnamed

We are thankful to be working in Tamarac and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with the Chamber and its members.

6. We have received many positive reviews online!!

We are excited and honored to be recognized online as one of outstanding dental practices. We appreciate the positive reviews from our patients and hope the care they receive is something they will remember and recommend to others. Click here to read/write a review on Google. Click here to read/write a review at nationaldentalreviews.com.

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Dental check-ups – why they are important?

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One of the most common reasons that people avoid the dentist is that they think that everything is ok. Their logic is simple; no pain means no problems. The opposite is true. You will save time and money by treating all dental problems as soon as they occur and greatly improve your oral health.

WHY ARE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS IMPORTANT?

Regular dental visits are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Most dental conditions including cavities, gum disease and oral cancer give little or no warning, because they may remain painless for months or even many years. Regular visits allow your dentist to find early signs of disease. Problems can be treated at a manageable stage.

Remember: Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, you st

WHAT HAPPENS AT YOUR VISIT?

There are 2 parts to a regular dental visit: checkup and cleaning.Your dental professional will check for cavities and to see if there is plaque or tartar on your teeth. Next, your gums will be checked. The check-up should also include your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck. This is to look for any signs of trouble, swelling, or cancer.

During the cleaning, your dental professional will remove any plaque and tartar buildup and may polish your teeth.

HOW OFTEN I SHOULD HAVE DENTAL CHECKUPS?

You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months.People with a high risk of dental disease might need to visit every three or four months, or more.

This high-risk group includes:

  • Smokers
  • Pregnant women
  • Diabetics
  • People with current gum disease
  • People with a weak immune response to bacterial infection
  • People who tend to get cavities or build up plaque
Need dental checkup? Call us at 954 726 4511 or complete the online form to schedule a consultation with Tamarac dentist Dr. Seth Pomerantz. Our dental practice in Tamarac welcomes patients from: Coral Springs, Margate, North Lauderdale, Tamarac, Coconut Creek and Parkland.
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Laser Dentistry

Benefits of laser dentistry

operative-laser-dentistry3Did you know that we’re now able to perform many traditional dental procedures using a laser? This high-precision tool lets us treat gums and other soft tissues with pinpoint accuracy, while minimizing pain and recovery time. Dental lasers can often eliminate the need for sutures and anesthesia. Procedures performed with a laser produce very little bleeding, and since the laser sterilizes the area being treated, there’s less risk of infection, too. Laser dentistry makes going to the dentist safer and more comfortable than ever before, and we’re proud to be able to offer this new service. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment!

Call us at 954 726 4511 or complete the online form to schedule a consultation with Tamarac dentist Dr. Seth Pomerantz. Our dental practice in Tamarac welcomes patients from: Coral Springs, Margate, North Lauderdale, Tamarac, Coconut Creek and Parkland.

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You may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry

9867d04855f9fc096c5e9c332739607aExperience the confidence of a perfect smile through cosmetic dentistry.

Many common dental problems such as discoloration, misalignment, chips and cracks can all be effectively treated. There are several ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.
For a lot of people, a beautiful white smile can be achieved in a matter of a few weeks instead of years. How is this possible? This can be done through conservative technique that reshapes the teeth and fits them with porcelain veneers that are metal-free, and look and feel like the real thing. Many can now improve their smiles without the necessity of braces. These natural looking restorations can create the perfect smile that may be desired by many … instantly.Changing your smile will change the way you feel about yourself, give you more self-esteem and self-confidence. It will also change the way others see you and interact with you. Changing your smile can be life-changing, and definitely ‘Something to Smile About’  . . . .
Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you’re self-conscious about your smile or unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.Ask yourself:

  • Are you ready to change the impression you make with your smile?·
  • Does the appearance or color of your teeth embarrass you?·
  • Do you have old metal fillings in your back teeth?·
  • Do you smile with your mouth closed or hide your smile behind your hand to prevent others from seeing your teeth?·
  • Is there anything, large or small you’d like to change about your smile?·
  • Do you avoid smiling because you do not want people to see your teeth?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be a perfect candidate for cosmetic dentistry. In fact, anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of his or her smile is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
A Smile makeover can change your life – make you look and feel younger, more attractive and more confident.

Call us at 954 726 4511 or complete the online form to schedule a consultation with Tamarac dentist Dr. Seth Pomerantz. Our dental practice in Tamarac welcomes patients from: Coral Springs, Margate, North Lauderdale, Tamarac, Coconut Creek and Parkland.

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Dental X-rays – why there are crucial for the proper diagnosis?

wisdom teeth removalX-Rays: Yes or No?

While we share your concerns about potential risks from too much exposure to radiation, x-rays [radiographs] are a necessary part of the dental health process.

Our philosophy is that dental x-rays should not be routine but utilized when they will contribute to diagnosis or treatment of oral disease. Of course, we will cover you with appropriate body shielding prior to taking any x-rays.

Radiographs allow us to see and interpret signs of disease or potential problems that are not visible through direct observation. X-rays can be used to discover abscesses [pus-pocket], cysts, and/or tumors. They help us locate impacted, unerupted or extra teeth or determine congenitally missing teeth. Radiographs can demonstrate the presence or degree of periodontal [gum] disease. They can pinpoint the location and severity of cavities that are not visible to the naked eye. Basically, radiographs provide us with a view of the underlying structure and condition of your teeth, soft tissue and bone. Foregoing x-rays could result in an inaccurate diagnosis or incomplete treatment.

Usually, new adult patients will be given a full series of x-rays that will serve as a frame of reference for future changes or problems. The time frame between [6-18 months], type and number of follow-up x-rays will be determined by our assessment of your individual needs and the condition of your mouth. Growth and development are additional factors taken into account with young children. Certain situations such as root canal treatment necessitate several x-rays as part of the procedure. Patient with periodontal disease or implants will require radiographs at specific intervals to monitor their condition. As we are sensitive to your concerns, our office continues to keep abreast of ongoing radiological advances, and we utilize techniques and x-ray films that will minimize your exposure and maximize your excellent oral health.

Call us at 954 726 4511 or complete the online form to schedule a consultation with Tamarac dentist Dr. Seth Pomerantz. Our dental practice in Tamarac welcomes patients from: Coral Springs, Margate, North Lauderdale, Tamarac, Coconut Creek and Parkland.

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