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Dr. George Metal Free Dentistry Delray Beach

Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach believes in proactive dentistry. He also believes in metal free dentistry.

As an advocate for metal free dentistry Dr. George has helped hundreds of people like you get healthy with non-metal dental restorations.

No More Silver with Metal Free Dentistry

Being metal free means removing and replacing your restorations. That means old silver amalgam fillings and dental crowns.

With metal free dentistry you aren’t going to feel the metal allergies that you have been prone to your entire life. You won’t be subjected to mercury poisoning either.

If you follow this dental blog, and you should, you will know that silver amalgam fillings contain mercury. You will also recall that mercury is toxic, especially when released into the bloodstream.

When the FDA and the AMA say that silver amalgam fillings are safe they are talking about fillings that are fully intact. They aren’t talking about old fillings that are cracked and broken. Cracked, broken and leaky fillings mean mercury is getting into your bloodstream.

The best way to prevent toxic mercury from entering your bloodstream is to schedule an appointment for old silver amalgam filling removal and replacement.

Old Silver Amalgams and Metal Free Dentistry

When you first visit with Dr. George and his team your mouth will be examined to check for damage to your restorations. Your Delray Beach dentist will check for leaks as well.

When fillings get old, or even before, they have a tendency to expand and contract when there is a change in temperature. This causes them to leak. Leaky fillings are even more reason for replacement.

Replacing and Restoring Silver Amalgam Fillings

If you have old silver amalgam fillings, Dr. George and his team will remove them in a safe environment before refilling with a biocompatible material that is matched to the rest of the tooth.

In some cases you may need to crown the tooth because the filling was large and because it caused additional damage.

If this is the case, your Delray Beach dentist will cap the tooth colored filling with a crown that looks just like the tooth. This will protect it from further damage.

Metal Free Dentistry for Good Health

Have a chat with Dr. George Sanchez and the rest of the team in Delray Beach. The two of you can discuss a timeline to get you healthy with metal free dentistry.

Call or send a text today.

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Professional Teeth Whitening is Safer

If you have been thinking about restoring your smile send a direct message to Dr. George Dental for a Kör professional teeth whitening consultation.

Dr. George Sanchez is a cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach who has the experience and continued education to change your smile. However, not everyone needs a complete smile makeover.

For some all that is needed is professional teeth whitening using Kör Whitening products.

Professional Teeth Whitening and Kör

Kör is the dentist’s choice and gives much better results than over the counter rinses, strips, pastes and gels. It is also much safer than the products you find at your local pharmacy.

Dr. George Sanchez uses Kör professional teeth whitening because it is safe and gives great results. Each tray is custom made to fit your teeth giving you a secure fit.

Sadly those over the counter trays are one size fits all. One size fits all is not good when it comes to teeth bleaching. Firstly, they aren’t made to fit your teeth. Secondly, they will leak causing gum sensitivity or even damage.

Kör is proven to be safe for teeth and gums and can lighten your teeth up to 10 shades. If you have yellow or brown teeth or teeth that are stained from coffee, tea or red wine, you’ll love the results.

Delray Beach Professional Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth has never been easier. All you have to do is schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental.

Dr. George Dental will examine your teeth and gums. In addition the team will take x-rays and impressions so that your new Kör whitening trays fit perfectly.

When your new Kör trays are ready Dr. George will explain how to use them and prescribe the patented Kör gel to use with your custom made trays.

You will wear your new custom made whitening trays every night or as per your Delray Beach dentist’s instructions.

You can expect a beautiful white and bright smile in about 14 days. In addition don’t be surprised if those nasty intrinsic stains that you have from too much fluoride use disappear as well.

Kör is an amazing product that works on just about everything except dental restorations.

If you have fillings, veneers, crowns or dental implants professional teeth whitening will not work. This is because Kör only works on natural teeth.

Kör in Delray Beach

Professional teeth whitening can dramatically change your smile. Call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental today.

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Dental Checkups for Overall and Oral Health

Dental Checkups are an essential part of life

Your mouth is the road to health and if you aren’t seeing your dentist on a regular basis you could be setting you and the rest of your body up for all kinds of issues, including stroke and heart attack.

Dr. George Dental explains that there really is a connection between overall and oral health. Just ask the researchers and they will agree that unhealthy teeth and gums, especially gums, could lead to other health issues.

Inflammation and Gum Disease

Most dental researchers believe the connection has to do with inflammation. If you have gingivitis or periodontal disease your gums are swollen and will usually bleed.

Periodontal patients often have gaps between the roots of the teeth and gums. Those gaps or pockets are filled with bacteria, tartar and plaque.

According to your family dentist in Delray Beach, chronic periodontitis, which has no cure, is the number one reason adults lose teeth.

In addition, chronic periodontal disease patients have a higher risk of disease.

These diseases include:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Cancer

Dental Checkups Prevent Serious Disease

According to researchers these diseases are at the tip of the iceberg. Firstly, bacteria cause serious problems with other organs in your body. Secondly, bacteria attach itself to the walls of your blood vessels and heart.

Preventing serious disease starts with good oral hygiene and dental checkups. From brushing twice and flossing once a day to paying close attention to your diet, you are in charge of your teeth and gums.

If you are unsure when you last visited your Delray Beach dentist it is definitely time to call or text Dr. George Dental.

Whether you suffer from dental anxiety, aren’t having any problems or aren’t sure you can afford it, things will only get worse for both overall and oral health. Another reason dental checkups are vital for oral and overall health.

Feeling No Pain

If you aren’t feeling any pain, your gums are pink and healthy and you don’t have any chipped or cracked teeth it is still a good idea to schedule regular dental checkups.

When you visit with your Dr. George Sanchez regularly your dental restorations are checked as is your oral cavity for oral cancer.

Regular dental checkups are for healthy and unhealthy mouths because even so-called healthy mouths can be hiding something. Furthermore, regular appointments help you keep teeth for the rest of your life.

Dental Checkups for the Whole Family

If you would like to schedule dental checkups for you and your family dentist in Delray Beach, call or send a text to Dr. George Dental today.

 

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Holiday Foods to Watch Out For

It’s that time of the year again. Lots of parties and lots of holiday foods that you shouldn’t be eating. But, hey, it’s the holidays so why not enjoy right?

While the holidays are meant to enjoy the good things in life, those good things aren’t always the best for your teeth. In fact, some can be downright dangerous.

Not So Great Holiday Foods for Teeth

Dr. George Dental understands the temptations are hard to resist, but when you do, you’ll be rewarded with fewer dental visits in the New Year.

Holiday Foods and Chewy Yummies

Gummy bears and other chewy candy will have a tendency to rip the restorations straight out of the tooth. In addition, they are loaded with sugar much like most holiday foods.

If not damaging your fillings or crowns, they are remaining between teeth eating away at the enamel.

Dr. George Sanchez recommends that you avoid gummies, salt water taffy and other soft chewy candies that don’t look safe. This includes those oh so trendy sour chewy rainbow strips in your favorite flavors.

Dried Fruit and Holiday Foods

That dried fruit that your favorite client sends you every year isn’t the best option for your teeth. Dried mangos, apricots, figs and dates are delicious, but best these holiday foods are best enjoyed in moderation.

Dried fruit will stick to the backs of your teeth eroding away the enamel. Unless you are able to rinse with water right away your teeth will pay the price.

Your dentist in Delray Beach recommends eating your favorite dried fruit as part of a meal to avoid tooth and restoration damage.

Spritz Acidic Holiday Drinks

Your favorite spritzy mixer is not the best option for teeth. Red Bull, Champagne and cranberry juice may be your favorite beverage during the holidays, but it isn’t the safest option for teeth.

Soda, energy drinks and sports drinks are loaded with sugar as is the cranberry juice. Unless you are making your own juice from the berry there will always be additional sugar.

The acid in the drinks eats away at the enamel on your teeth as well making soda, energy and sports drinks double trouble for teeth and gums.

Great Treats for Teeth

Instead of chewy candy and dried fruit try munching on carrot sticks and celery. Enjoy sweet and savory dips and you’ll barely miss bad holiday foods for teeth.

Drink water or diluted fruit juices instead of soda, energy and sports drinks for healthy teeth.

If you drink water resist the urge to overdo it with the citrus slices as citrus damages teeth.

If you would like to learn more about the holidays and healthy teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental today.

 

 

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Do Your Teeth Make it Hard to Smile?

Your smile says everything about you. From mood to overall confidence it’s easy to tell if someone isn’t happy with his or her smile.

Even if the issue isn’t obvious to the rest of the world, it can still cause problems for self-esteem. If you don’t smile you won’t look happy.

Happy people look content from the inside out. Furthermore, studies show that even fake smiles boost endorphin levels. However, if your teeth and gums make it impossible to put on a fake smile, it’s time to see your dentist in Delray Beach.

A Smile Helps Your Mood

According to Dr. George Sanchez having a smile that isn’t so perfect will eventually put you in a sour mood not to mention how it feels physically and emotionally.

From the minute you get up in the morning to the moment you lay down at night missing, cracked and chipped teeth will play on your mind, especially if they are causing pain and discomfort.

A Caring Dentist for Your Smile

Dr. George and his team are caring professionals who practice preventive dentistry. Preventive dentistry means regular dental checkups and excellent oral hygiene.

Oral hygiene is brushing AND flossing. If you are lax about either one your teeth and gums will suffer for it.

Your Dental Appointment

During your dental appointment talk to your dentist in Delray Beach about preventive dentistry and your oral hygiene routine.

It’s always a good idea to revisit your flossing and brushing skills with Dr. George as you may not be as good at it as you used to be.

As well as natural and prescription medications talk your dentist in Delray Beach about your eating habits.

Share meal and snack selections and don’t forget to include what you drink. If your teeth are stained it could have something to do with your passion for coffee and red wine.

Recommendations from your Cosmetic Dentist

Once your Delray Beach dentist has completed his examination the two of you will go over your options for restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry or both.

Depending on how much of a change your smile needs to go through to be healthy those options could be anything from a complete mouth makeover to dental implants. It really comes down what your smile looks like now.

If you want to love your smile again call or send a direct message and talk to Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach today.

 

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Invisalign® Not Ordinary Clear Braces

If you have always wanted straighter teeth but didn’t want the hassle of conventional braces schedule an appointment for Invisalign® with Dr. George Dental. Chances are you are an excellent candidate for invisible braces, but not just any clear braces.

Having a dentist who can take you through the process is the most important part of the procedure.

Invisalign® for a New Smile

Your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach is a licensed and experienced Invisalign® provider who will determine if you and clear aligners to straighten teeth are a good fit.

This is extremely important. If you have ever done a search online for clear braces you’ll know that many companies offer tooth straightening braces without a doctor’s consent. In other words, your treatment is never monitored by a licensed cosmetic dentist.

Taking a picture and sending it in to a company that you don’t know much about is a recipe for disaster.

You may have sent two pages of wants for your online clear braces, but they will never be addressed as there is no doctor there to help you along the way.

The Professional Way

Dr. George is a cosmetic dentist who will be honest with you when it comes to clear braces. In other words, if you aren’t a good fit, he will not provide them but rather recommend another treatment.

If you have a severe under bite or an extremely large gap between your front teeth you might not see great results with Invisalign®.

If this is your case, your Delray Beach Invisalign® dentist will probably suggest conventional wires and brackets.

Invisalign® is great for people with mild to moderate problems. For example, if you have slightly tipped lower teeth or eye teeth that don’t sit right, this type of tooth straightening system is usually your best bet.

Not Your Mothers Braces

One of the best things about clear plastic aligners is comfort. You won’t have to have twice monthly adjustments as you would with conventional wires and brackets.

With Invisalign® you’ll wear between 10 and 40 sets for between 9 and 18 weeks with 12 being the average.

The only time you will remove your aligners is when you eat, and brush and floss. You need to be diligent as your aligners must be worn 22 hours every day for best results.

Delray Beach Invisalign® Dentist

If you would like more information regarding Invisalign® in Delray Beach, call or send a direct message and talk to a team member from Dr. George Dental.

You will love what the best cosmetic dentist in Florida can do for your smile. Call for more information today.

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Preventive Dentistry for Happy Smiles

The only dentist to consider in Delray Beach practices preventive dentistry so that you can be proactive with your teeth and gums.

It’s a world full of smiles and if yours isn’t up to scratch, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental.

Being proactive means that you won’t have to deal with discolored or leaky fillings because you are scheduling regular dental checkups including restoration checks.

Preventive Dentistry in Delray Beach

Dr. George and his team pride themselves on offering you the best dental care possible. When you become a patient of Dr. George you won’t have to worry about your teeth falling out because you are practicing preventive dentistry.

What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry includes all things that keep your teeth and gums healthy. From bi-annual dental checkups to professional dental cleanings and comprehensive dental exams you are in the best hands when you become a patient of Dr. George Dental.

Why Preventive Dentistry Works

Preventive dentistry begins at home. From brushing and flossing to regular dental checkups and healthy eating, taking care of your families teeth starts with good oral hygiene.

Dr. George recommends that you:

  • Brush Twice and Floss Once a Day
  • Schedule Bi-Annual Checkups
  • Make Comprehensive Dental Checkups
  • Eat a Healthy Diet

Accidents Can and Will Happen

Of course, even following these tips can’t prevent everything. Accidents can happen. Teeth can crack, break or become dislodged. With that being said scheduling regular dental checkups with Dr. George will help prevent these problems from getting worse.

Not practicing preventive dentistry will get you into trouble. For example, if you have a dull ache that you ignore, it will get worse. Small cavities will not go away by themselves. The same can be said about gum disease.

The Problem with Gum Disease

Gum disease is curable if you don’t let it get to the point of periodontal disease. Once it gets worse it can be controlled, but not cured.

Gingivitis is the lesser form of gum disease and is easily curable with regular professional dental cleanings. However, if your gingivitis is on the verge of periodontitis, Dr. George may recommend root scaling and planing.

Root scaling and planing smooths the rough surfaces on the roots of the teeth so that plaque and bacteria have a tough time sticking around.

Preventive Dentistry in Delray Beach

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy prevents cavities and gum disease. Be proactive with your dental care and schedule a dental checkup with you preventive dentist in Delray Beach today.

 

 

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Family Dental Care in Delray Beach

Dental care is easy when you become a patient of Dr. George in Delray Beach. Dr. George and his team are ready to care for you and your family with both restorative and cosmetic dental treatments that take care of chipped, cracked and stained teeth. You can even replace missing teeth in Delray Beach with dental implants.

Everything You Need in Delray Beach

Dr. George Sanchez prides himself on offering patients the finest in dental care. From mercury free dentistry to complete mouth makeovers you are in the best hands when you become a patient of this family dentist in Delray Beach.

The Importance of Dental Care

If you follow this dental blog you will recall the connection between oral and overall health. The connection is gum disease.

Because gum disease is caused by bacteria, plaque and even tartar flow into the bloodstream. That plaque attaches itself to the walls of your blood vessels and the arteries in your heart just like it does to your teeth and gums.

Gingivitis Requires Dental Care

Gingivitis is the less serious form of gum disease and is curable with regular dental care and good oral hygiene. However, if it is left untreated, it can easily progress to periodontitis.

Dental Care and Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis or periodontal disease eats away at your gum line. When this happens it causes bleeding gums and pockets to form between gums and teeth. Those pockets are often filled with infection that could lead to serious complications.

Unfortunately, periodontal disease is not curable, but can be controlled. If you have periodontitis, your Delray Beach family dentist will come up with a plan that will get your teeth and gums back to health.

Regular Dental Checkups

The best way to prevent gum disease is with regular dental checkups in Delray Beach. Regular dental checkups prevent tooth decay and gum disease, but they can also detect more serious issues such as oral cancer.

Comprehensive Dental Examinations

Comprehensive dental exams in Delray Beach help detect oral cancer in its earliest stages.

With a comprehensive dental exam you have a much better chance of surviving oral cancer as Dr. Sanchez looks for any lumps, bumps, patches or sores.

He will also check your neck and throat for anything that doesn’t look right. If he discovers anything suspicious, he will send it off to a lab for further examination.

Family Dentist Appointments

It is always the time to schedule dental appointments for your entire family. Call or text and make them today.

 

 

 

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Regular Dental Checkups for a Healthy You

One of the best things you can do for your overall health is schedule regular dental checkups.

Your Delray Beach dentist understands the importance of regular dental checkups and urges patients, and potential ones, to schedule twice yearly examinations.

If you are diabetic or are prone to gum disease, tooth decay or both, you may require additional visits to keep gingivitis and cavities at bay as well. Regular visits with Dr. George Sanchez assures a healthy mouth AND a healthy body.

Regular Dental Checkups Promote Good Health

According to Dr. George Dental, regular dental checkups are good for your body as well. Furthermore, if you follow this dental blog you’ll have already started to schedule regular dental checkups because you know how important they are.

If you haven’t been following, subscribe so that you can learn all there is about the health benefits of regular dental checkups in Delray Beach.

Regular visits aren’t just for gum disease and tooth decay. Dental exams also detect cancer.

A comprehensive dental examination catches oral cancer in it’s earliest stages. When detected early, people with oral cancer have a much higher survival rate.

Comprehensive and Regular Dental Checkups

Schedule comprehensive exams at least once a year, again, more often if you have had oral cancer or an oral cancer scare.

Both your dentist and your doctor can’t stress the importance of regular comprehensive examinations as well as regular dental checkups.

During a comprehensive exam, your Delray Beach dentist checks your teeth and gums, but also checks your oral cavity including your tongue, cheeks and throat. Your doctor will examine your neck and lymph nodes searching for anything that doesn’t seem right.

Dr. George Sanchez looks for lumps, bumps, white or red patches and unusual sores. While it is sometimes hard to detect these types of things yourself, keep a close eye. If you do notice something suspicious, call Dr. George Dental right away.

The Connection is Real

There is a strong connection between the mouth and the body and it isn’t just your spine.

Research indicates a link between gum disease and health issues including COPD and stroke. In fact, people with gum disease have a higher incidence of heart attack and irregular heart beats.

What the researchers believe is that the bacteria invades the bloodstream via the gums creating the same plaque on your blood vessels that it does on your teeth.

Stay Healthy with Regular Dental Checkups

If you haven’t scheduled a dental checkup in some time, call or send a direct message and do it today. Your teeth and gums and the rest of your body depend on it.

Send a text today.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Delray Beach

If your teeth have seen better days, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach for cosmetic dental bonding.

From tooth colored fillings and custom made porcelain veneers to inlays and dental implants you can’t go wrong when you become a patient of the most popular dentist in Delray Beach. However, in some cases all you might need is a little touch up and a single visit.

Minor chips and cracks aren’t an issue and can be fixed in a single dental appointment with cosmetic dental bonding. Cosmetic dental bonding can also fill small spaces between teeth and make teeth shorter or longer.

What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

This in and out dental procedure usually requires no anesthetic unless you are having a tooth filled or a tooth repaired that is close to a nerve.

The bond repairs broken, cracked and chipped teeth and is also a great solution for discolored teeth and gaps between teeth. Lengthening and shortening teeth is also possible with cosmetic dental bonding.

How Dental Bonding Works

If you and Dr. George determine that you are a good candidate for cosmetic bonding a color is chosen that best matches the rest of the tooth and your smile.

Once your cosmetic dentist is happy with the color the surface of your tooth is roughened up with a liquid that will make the dental bond stronger.

Much like a sculptor, Dr. George applies the composite resin to the tooth molding it in place to repair the damage in question.  After he is satisfied with the results, a UV light is used to bond or harden the resin.

Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding for Everyone?

While most people are excellent candidates for dental bonding, some are not. If you are a nail biter or like to chew on ice, the composite resin may not be the best solution. Crowns and veneers are made from porcelain and are a better bet for nail biters and ice chewers.

It’s also important to note that resin also stains more than porcelain because it is more porous. If you are considering bonding you may want to curb your tea and coffee drinking habits. If you smoke you may also want to consider quitting as tobacco stains.

A New Smile in Delray Beach

Cosmetic dental bonding is a wonderful solution for stained, cracked, chipped and broken teeth. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental and see if you are a good candidate. You’ll be happy with the results.

Call or send a direct message today.

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