How to Motivate & Encourage children to brush and floss.
Don’t just set a timer and supervise – make brushing twice a day for two minutes an event! Crank up your child’s favorite song and have a two-minute dance party. Try reading a 2-minute story using all your best voices. Whatever you do, get creative and switch things up so brushing time is always a good time. Call Smileville Family Dental Center to schedule your routine checkup at 813-994-477714Mar
Happy 5th Year Anniversary Smileville!
Today is a BIG milestone for us at Smileville Family Dental Center! It marks 5 years that we have been serving our community. We want to let you all know that we are very grateful for the love you’ve shown us within our community. HAPPY 5TH YEAR SMILEVILLE!13Mar
The Importance of Flossing.
Flossing is an important oral hygiene practice. Tooth decay and gum disease can develop when plaque is permitted to build up between teeth and along the gum line. Professional cleanings, tooth brushing, and cleaning between teeth (flossing) have been shown to disrupt and remove plaque. Talk with Dr. Mejias on how to improve your overall oral health. Call Smileville Family Dental Center to schedule your routine checkup at 813-994-477707Mar
What Causes Bone loss in your jaw?
The most common cause of bone loss is tooth loss left un-replaced, especially multiple teeth. Jawbone is preserved through the pressure and stimulus of chewing. When that is removed through tooth loss, the bone “resorbs” (reabsorbs) into the body. Preventing Bone loss? Bone loss can be prevented by giving the jawbone a replacement tooth with a root that can exert the same or similar pressure as natural teeth. This is done by replacing extracted teeth with dental implants. An implant…22Feb
What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?
Halitosis — known as bad breath to most — is an embarrassing condition that can affect anyone at any time, and is caused by several factors. The most common causes of bad breath is halitosis which is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and survive off of leftover food particles and plaque on teeth. When the bacteria feed, they produce hydrogen sulfide. The sulfide is what gives an icky, rotten smell. Chronic halitosis may indicate an underlying medical concern…21Feb
Oral Cancer Screenings…Why are they important?
Regular checkups with your dentist help more than just your smile. They’re an important chance for them to check for signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer screenings are designed to try to catch the early signs of oral cancer before they progress to a more advanced stage. Oral cancer screenings are important because oral cancer can be successfully treated if caught early enough. Approximately 84% of oral cancer cases can be detected early by a dental health professional. When Dr. Mejias performs…20Feb
How to prevent tooth decay
The good news is that cavities (the holes that can form when decay breaks down enamel over a long period of time) are preventable. Follow these tips to avoid cavities, and the pricey, uncomfortable dental fixes they require. TIP #1: See Your Dentist Don’t be a stranger at the dental office if you want to avoid cavities. Getting routine cleanings at least once every six months can help prevent decay early on, before it progresses to become cavities, and if…19Feb
The two main effects of soda on your teeth: Erosion and Cavities
There are two main dental effects of drinking soda: erosion and cavities. Erosion Erosion begins when the acids in soft drinks encounter the tooth enamel, which is the outermost protective layer on your teeth. Their effect is to reduce the surface hardness of the enamel. While sports drinks and fruit juices can also damage enamel, they stop there. Cavities Soft drinks, on the other hand, can also affect the next layer, dentin, and even composite fillings. This damage to your…12Feb
Oral Hygiene INCLUDES your tongue…
A good indication of a healthy tongue is a uniform pink coloring with no deeper red, yellow or white discoloration. But, if you find a white film coating on the topside, Mayo Clinic confirms it shouldn’t be a cause for alarm, and is usually temporary. This film is a mix of bacteria, dead cells and food debris, making your tongue appear white as a result. Rest assured proper tooth brushing and flossing can help clear up the problem! Call us…12Feb
Why Should You See a Dentist?
Why Should You See a Dentist? Oral health is an important part of your overall health. Regular dental visits can help spot oral health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. Call us at (813) 994-4777 for a check-up!
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