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Don’t Avoid the Dentist Schedule a Dental Checkup

Avoiding dental checkups is a recipe for disaster and will only make things worse. If you have been avoiding the dentist and a much needed checkup for these past few months, it’s time to head to Dr. George. 

Dr. George Sanchez is open for business and ready to take your tired smile and turn it into something fantastic.

What Happens During Your Dental Checkup?

The minute you walk through the door of your Delray Beach dentist’s office you will feel like you have come home. Every team member welcomes you with open arms so that you won’t feel uncomfortable at all. You are in good hands when you become a patient of Dr. George.

Once you have filled out your forms, if you haven’t done so already online, you will be led to a treatment room. Once you are comfortable Dr. George will discuss your wants and needs and any overall or oral health issues that you might have. The two of you will also talk about any medications that you are taking, both over the counter and prescription drugs.

Once you have completed your chat, Dr. George and his team will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums. If you are having a comprehensive dental checkup you will also have an oral cancer screening.

Available Options from Your Delray Beach Dentist

Depending on the outcome of your dental checkup, you and Dr. George will discuss available options and what types of restorative and cosmetic dentistry would be best for you and your needs. It really is that simple.

Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry in Delray Beach

From restorative dental procedures, such as dental bridges and dental implants to cosmetic dentistry treatments like professional teeth whitening, dental bonding, professional teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, you are in good hands when you become part of the Dr. George family.

Some of the procedures that your dentist may recommend include:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Implants
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Cosmetic Dental Crowns
  • Enamel Shaping
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridges
  • Oral Appliance Therapy
  • Orthodontics
  • Clear Plastic Removable Braces

Schedule Your Dental Checkup in Delray Beach

If you haven’t seen your dentist, make an appointment today. Dr. George cannot stress the importance of regular dental checkups. Regular dental exams keep things from getting worse as tooth decay and gum disease will never get better on their own.

Schedule your dental checkups with your Delray Beach dentist today. Dr. George is ready and waiting. Call for a dental checkup in Florida today.

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Custom Made Mouthguards in Delray Beach

Facial protection month may have been in April, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental for custom made mouthguards.

Keeping your family safe from an out of control baseball, a surfboard or tennis racquet could save you thousands. It could also save you a trip to the ER.

While custom made mouthguards from your Delray Beach dentist may cost you a bit more out of pocket, they will save you money and possibly more dental work in the future.

How Mouthguards Work

Your Delray Beach family dentist explains that mouthguards cushion blows to the head. If a hockey puck hits your son in the head and he is wearing a mouth protector, chances are he won’t sustain any damage whatsoever. The same can be said about your daughter’s balance beam classes.

While you may not think gymnastics is a dangerous sport, some would disagree. Even solo sports should consider custom made mouthguards whether it is for professional or amateur use.

Types of Mouth Protectors

While Dr. George recommends custom made mouthguards, he does stress that something is better than nothing.

Below are the three types of mouth protectors available:
  1. Stock
  2. Boil and Bite
  3. Custom Made

Stock Standard mouth protectors probably give the least protection when it comes to mouth guards, but are a much better bet than nothing at all. People who wear stock mouthguards often complain that they can’t breathe, much less talk.

Boil and Bite mouthguards are just what they say they are. You put them in boiling water before placing in your mouth and biting down. While these are a better buy when it comes to safety, they are still not as good as custom made mouth protectors.

Custom Made Mouthguards from your dentist in Delray Beach provide you with the best protection available. Made to fit you and only you, unlike stock mouthguards, these types of protectors fit snugly against your teeth and are extremely comfortable. Some athletes swear they forget they are wearing a custom made mouthguard.

Custom Made Mouthguards for All Sports

When it comes to protecting you and your family a custom made mouthguard for most sports is something to consider unless of course you are playing a friendly game of backgammon, which is technically considered a sport.

People who ride mountain bikes, those who enjoy water polo and anyone who surfs would be wise to schedule an appointment for custom made mouthguards.

A stray surfboard, especially with a leg rope, can swing around and hit you in the head. When it comes to any type of sports, a mouth protector is an excellent investment.

Custom Made Mouthguards in Delray Beach

Stay safe this spring and summer and schedule an appointment for you and your entire family for custom made mouthguards with Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach today.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be Life Changing

Cosmetic dentistry can change your life, especially if you are considering a new career that will put you in the public eye. However, that isn’t the only reason you should schedule a consultation with Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach.

Dr. George Sanchez explains that a healthy straight smile is also good for overall health as there is a connection between the mouth and the body.

Why Straight Teeth are Healthier Teeth

Straight teeth are easier to brush as are teeth that are free from chips and cracks. If you have a broken tooth or worse yet a broken silver amalgam filling, you know how tough it is to brush and floss. Nevertheless, that isn’t the only reason to consider restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Delray Beach.

Gum Disease and Cosmetic Dentistry

If your teeth are crooked, out of alignment or too close together plaque and tartar, the hard stuff, will make their way in-between your teeth and gums. Once that starts to happen pockets will form that are filled with debris and bacteria.

Straight teeth that are free from chips, cracks, and breaks are much easier to floss. Regular flossing helps prevent gingivitis, and the more serious peridontitis. While there are two types of gum disease, only gingivitis is curable.

Sadly, if you have periodontal disease you have it for life as there is no cure. Periodontitis can be controlled, but not cured.

Better for the Rest of your Smile

One of the biggest advantages of cosmetic dentistry is that it is better for the rest of your teeth.

As previously mentioned, teeth that are crowded are inviting bacteria to an already over populated environment. With so many teeth fighting for position, it’s tough to keep them clean.

During your consultation, your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach will evaluate your smile, including your bite, to determine the best defense for your overcrowded teeth and your smile.

Other Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Depending on your current situation, Dr. George Dental might suggest porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental crowns, or orthodontics along with professional teeth whitening.

If you are missing a tooth or teeth, talk to Dr. George about replacements for missing teeth. Having a missing tooth is just as bad as crooked and chipped teeth for various reasons. For example, other teeth will do their best to move into the position of the missing tooth. This will alter your bite and your smile.

Dental implants, dental bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures are the best solutions for missing teeth.

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call or send a text and schedule a consultation with Dr. George Dental today.






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Stay Oral Cancer Free with Oral Cancer Screenings

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and it is National Facial Awareness Month. April gives people the opportunity to stop, take a moment, and take stock of oral health.

How Oral Cancer Awareness Month Helps

Oral cancer has a much higher survival rate, 70 to 90 percent, if it is caught in the early stages. People diagnosed with stage one and stage two will outlive the average five years given to people who suffer from oral cancer.

Comprehensive Exams Oral Cancer Screenings

Dr. George Sanchez urges people to schedule at least two dental checkups per year with one of those checkups including an oral cancer screening.

People who have been previously diagnosed with oral cancer and people who have chronic tooth decay and gum disease should schedule more frequent dental checkups and screenings for early detection and diagnosis.

During an oral cancer screening, your Delray Beach dentist checks your neck, throat, head, and lymph nodes for anything suspicious. The team may also use additional tools to detect unusual cell and tumor growth.

If any lumps, lesions, growths, patches, or sores are present; your dentist in Delray Beach will take a sample for a biopsy. The sample is sent to the lab for further investigation.

Facial Safety Awareness Month

It’s important to remind people the importance of facial protection year round, but especially during April, which is Facial Safety Awareness Month. As the weather warms up, more and more people head outdoors to play baseball and tennis.

While most people know how important mouth protectors are for group sports such as football and soccer, some forget how vital they are for individual sports as well.

Everyone Should Wear a Mouthguard

People who surf and participate in gymnastics prevent injuries when wearing custom made mouthguards. Thousands of knocked out teeth and jaw injuries and numerous trips to the ER aren’t an issue when you have a custom-made mouthguard crafted by your Delray Beach dentist and his team.

While there are three types of mouthguards, standard, boil and bite and custom, none will protect your mouth, teeth and gums like a customized one will.

Custom Made Mouthguards

Unlike the other types of mouth protectors, custom-made mouthguards in Delray Beach are made to fit your teeth and gums. Manufactured from comfortable human grade plastic you won’t even know you are wearing one. 

Take Care of Your Mouth this April

This April honor both events and schedule oral cancer screenings and custom-made mouthguard fittings for the entire family. Call and schedule your appointments with Dr. George Dental today.


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Dental Technology for Almost Pain Free Dentistry

Technology has changed most industries, but especially the medical field. Today’s dental technology allows dentists to eliminate tooth decay using laser dentistry.

This means no more pain, no more smell, and no more anxiety. However, laser dentistry isn’t all you will find when you schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental.

21st Century Dental Technology

Your dentist in Delray Beach prides himself on offering his patients the best and most innovative dental technology available. You are in good hands when you become a patient and a member of the Dr. George Dental family.

The minute you walk through the door you will be greeted with a smile, as you won’t have to lumber through pages of paperwork.

Completed online before your scheduled appointment your Dr. George Sanchez and his team believe in good old-fashioned customer service with a 21st century twist.

Your Comfort is Top Priority

When it comes to comfort, you are Dr. George Dental’s priority. Using the latest dental technology the team is able to provide you and your family with high quality dental treatments that are virtually pain free.

Hard and Soft Laser Tissue Dental Technology

Hard and soft tissue laser dentistry is used for a number of treatments including tooth decay and gum disease. Laser dentistry is also less invasive cutting down healing time.

Because lasers are able to sterilize and seal off blood vessels at the same time, there is very little blood after treatment. Because of its efficiency, there is rarely any infection either.

Laser dentistry allows your dentist in Delray Beach to both seal blood vessels and nerve endings at the same time. In other words, he is able to treat tissue and teeth simultaneously. This means less stress on your gums reducing bleeding and inflammation.

Dental Technology in Delray Beach

If you are in search of a dentist in Delray Beach, look no further than Dr. George Dental. It’s the family dental practice that is ready for 21st century dental technology and beyond.

Call and schedule a dental appointment for you and your family today.

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A Dazzling Smile Makeover in Delray Beach

If you have been considering a spring makeover for your body, why not consider one for your mouth as well. A smile makeover helps restore confidence and is good for your teeth and gums.

Is Everyone a Good Candidate for a Smile Makeover?

All patients needs healthy teeth and gums before going ahead with any type of cosmetic procedure.

You must be free from tooth decay and gum disease if you want to proceed with your smile makeover.

Good Oral Hygiene is the Key

Dr. George Sanchez explains that there is a connection between gum disease and the rest of your body. The connection is inflammation. Gum disease is swelling of your mouth tissue. Food debris, bacteria, and acid are notorious for causing plaque and tartar.

If you aren’t practicing good oral hygiene, you are putting yourself in the high-risk category for gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease.

If you follow Dr. George’s dental blog, you will know that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults.

Brushing twice, flossing once a day, and seeing your Delray Beach dentist will go along when it comes to gum disease prevention.

Why You Get Gum Disease

According to your dentist in Delray Beach gum disease stems from a variety of reasons, but the main culprit is poor oral hygiene.

If you aren’t brushing twice and flossing once a day you run the risk of gingivitis. If you don’t treat your gingivitis, it will eventually convert to periodontal disease and that is where the real problems begin.

Gum Disease Controlled When Diagnosed Early

While gingivitis is easily controlled with good oral hygiene, including regular checkups and professional cleanings, periodontal disease is not.

If your gum disease has advanced to periodontitis your dentist in Delray Beach can control it, but will never be able to cure it, at least not yet anyway, as there is no known cure.

Dr. George will recommend root planing and scaling and may prescribe medications to heal the infection.

Conventional and laser surgery are often used to help control periodontal disease as well. Once your gums have healed you can continue with your smile makeover as planned.

What Happens During a Smile Makeover?

During your mouth makeover, your Delray Beach Dentist will check your bite and TMJ joints to make sure they are all working as they should.

If your TMJ and bite get the all clear, x-rays and digital pictures along with impressions are used to come up with the perfect smile makeover for you and your personality. You will be amazed at how different you will feel after a smile makeover in Delray Beach.

Smile Makeover Recommendations:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Cosmetic Dental Crowns
  • Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Onlays
  • Inlays
  • Clear Braces
  • Dental Implants
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding
  • Enamel Shaping

A Smile Makeover for a Healthy Smile

A healthy smile starts with healthy teeth and gums. Call and schedule a comprehensive dental checkup with Dr. George Sanchez and his team. You will be amazed at how much better you will feel when you do.

Call for a dental checkup in Delray Beach today.

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Tooth Colored Fillings versus Silver Amalgam

If you have a mouthful of old silver, talk to your dentist in Delray Beach about tooth colored fillings. Composite or white colored fillings won’t compromise your teeth and are just healthier all the way around.

Dr. George Sanchez and his dental practice in Delray Beach practice mercury free dentistry. That means all dental restorations are made using biocompatible materials that are not toxic.

Silver Amalgam Fillings Do No Favors

While both the FDA and the ADA deem silver amalgam fillings as safe, there is a concern as broken fillings leak. Leaky fillings release mercury. Silver amalgam fillings contain about 50 percent mercury along with silver and other materials.

Mercury fillings may also release vapor when you chew. This could lead to muscle aches, anxiety and a number of other problems directly related to mercury exposure.

Because silver amalgam fillings contract and expand when exposed to temperature changes it makes fillings more susceptible to breakage.

One of the biggest issues with amalgam is that decay can still enter the healthy part of the tooth. As a result, the same tooth could be hiding additional cavities.

Tooth Colored Fillings Instead of Amalgam

Silver amalgam fillings require some removal of the healthy tooth because the tooth needs to fit the filling.

Tooth colored fillings are just the opposite because the dental resin is soft making it easy to fill the clean and dry cavity. In addition, dentists using silver amalgam may have to add a crown to make the tooth strong.

Tooth colored fillings are matched to the rest of your smile. That means you and your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach will be the only ones who know you have had cavities.

Tooth colored fillings are made from a variety of biocompatible materials including dental resin, polymers, glass and porcelain. These materials shine just like your natural teeth and are completely healthy for your mouth and your body.

Mercury Free Dentistry in Delray Beach

Dr. George chooses mercury free dentistry because he cares about his patients and because he realizes that many people have issues with silver amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings eliminate the problems that come with metal-based restorations giving you a healthier and more attractive smile.

Tooth Colored Fillings Consultation

If you are concerned about your old silver restorations, call or send a text to your dentist in Delray Beach.

Dr. George believes in mercury free dentistry and can make your teeth healthier. Call for an appointment today.




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Invisalign Straighten Your Teeth Without Wires

If you have been thinking about straightening your teeth but would rather not deal with conventional braces you are in luck. Your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach is licensed to provide you with the best invisible system for straightening teeth and that system is Invisalign.

While there are a few clear plastic aligner companies around, none is like Invisalign. The clear system for tooth straightening and has been around since 1997 making it one of the oldest and best tooth straightening systems on the planet.

Invisalign Provider Delray Beach

Dr. George Sanchez is a licensed provider of Invisalign. Dr. George has helped hundreds of patients straighten their teeth with a series of clear plastic aligner’s custom made for each person.

Scheduling a Consultation is the First Step

If you are considering clear braces, the first thing you need to do is schedule a consultation with your Invisalign provider in Delray Beach.

During your scheduled appointment, Dr. George will determine if Invisalign is a good fit for you and your issues.

Clear aligners straighten poor tooth positioning, bite issues, and can close small gaps between teeth. If your problems are too severe, conventional wires and brackets may be a better option.

The Process

If you are a good fit, the team will take x-rays for your aligners. With Invisalign, there is no need for goopy impressions.

You will also have digital pictures taken that are sent to the lab for an animated presentation. This gives you and Dr. George the opportunity to see what your smile looks like before your Invisalign treatment begins.

When your aligners are ready, the team will fit your first set of aligners and send you home with the rest. You’ll be prescribed between 11 and 31 sets of aligners which you swap out every 7 to 14 days.

You will wear your aligners for 22 hours every day. You only take your braces out when you eat, drink, brush, and floss.

Because the system is so simple, you will only need to see Dr. George every six weeks to make sure everything is going to plan.

How it Works

Your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach explains that clear braces gently moves teeth into the desired position. Unlike conventional wires and brackets, there is no pushing and pulling during adjustments as there are no adjustments.

You will begin to see results in about 6 months with most people seeing the final reveal in 12 to 18 months.

The Invisalign Difference

If you would like to learn more about clear braces, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with your Invisalign provider and his team in Delray Beach today.

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Gum Disease and the Overall Health Connection

Your mouth is the gateway to overall health and if you aren’t practicing good oral hygiene, there is a good chance that your oral and overall health isn’t as good as it could be. There is also a very good chance that you are suffering from gum disease.

According to your dentist in Delray Beach, the connection between oral and overall health cannot be ignored.

Connection between Gum Disease and Overall Health

Dr. George Sanchez explains that the connection comes down to inflammation as your body tries to protect itself when bacteria come into play.

Swelling is a sign that something isn’t right. When you swell, it means your body is trying to combat the infection. Unfortunately, bad bacteria in the form of gum disease usually overtake the good stuff. When that happens you will have plaque and tartar invading your gum line.

Gum Disease is the Culprit

There are two types of gum disease, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Gingivitis, the more mild form of gum disease, is curable and with proper oral hygiene habits, can remain a thing of the past. However, periodontitis is not curable. While it can be controlled, it cannot be cured.

Signs of Gum Disease

  • Puffy and/or swollen gums
  • Bright red, purple, or dusky red gums
  • Gums are tender to the touch
  • Toothbrush is slightly pink after you brush
  • Bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Pus between gums and teeth
  • Pockets between teeth and the gumline

The Oral and Overall Health Connection

Your dentist in Delray Beach explains that bad bacteria enter the bloodstream via those pockets mentioned above. Bacteria clots blood and sticks to the walls of your vessels and arteries. In plain English, bad oral hygiene could lead to heart disease or stroke.

Studies show that people with periodontal disease have a higher risk of congestive heart failure and heart attack. People with poor oral hygiene habits are also in the high-risk category when it comes to systemic disease and Alzheimer’s disease. One recent study even discovered a connection between periodontal disease and kidney and liver problems.

Keeping Your Body Healthy

The best way to protect overall health is to practice good oral hygiene habits. Your Delray Beach family dentist urges you to brush twice and floss once each day. Don’t forget to brush your tongue and swap out your toothbrush when it starts to fray. This is usually every two or three months. It’s also important that you use a soft bristled brush and resist the temptation to brush too hard. Brushing too hard causes gum damage.

Dr. George also stresses the importance of a good diet and recommends eating lots of vitamins and minerals. It’s also vital that you load up on calcium. Remember, calcium builds strong bones AND strong teeth.

Schedule regular dental checkups, cleanings, and comprehensive dental examinations for optimum overall and oral health.

Have You Seen Your Dentist Lately?

If you haven’t seen Dr. George lately, call and schedule an appointment. Having healthy teeth and gums is the best way to keep overall health in check. Call or text for an appointment today.






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Cosmetic Dentistry and the All Important Consultation

Cosmetic dentistry is a big step, especially if you have no idea where to start. Having porcelain veneers or dental implants placed is a life changing decision that requires research. Cosmetic dentistry also requires advice from a licensed and practicing cosmetic dentist.

Dr. George Sanchez has the experience and expertise to place veneers, professionally whiten teeth, and place dental implants. If you are searching for a cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach, you won’t do better than Dr. George.

cosmetic_dentistry_Delray_BeachThe Advice of a Professional Really Does Matter

Having the advice of a doctor is important because what you think would look good on you may not be what’s best for your teeth and gums and/or your bone structure.

Those strikingly white large veneers might look great on your favorite television star, but probably won’t give your small face the same results.

Having the advice of a professional cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach is crucial if you want a beautiful and healthy smile.

While the American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as one of its specialties, it takes skill and education to get it right the first time.

Sadly, Dr. George has had to recommend, “Do over’s,” because the previous dentist didn’t lay veneers properly or could have done a better job on a cosmetic crown.

Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

When you schedule an appointment with Dr. George, the two of you will discuss what you would like for your new smile. For some it may be something as simple as professional teeth whitening while for others it could be something more complex and less conservative such as dental implants.

If you have scheduled time for any restoration or cosmetic dental work after your consultation, providing you are a good candidate of course, the preliminary work will be done first.

For example, if you are having porcelain veneers, the team from Dr. George’s dental practice will prep the tooth before placing temporary veneers.

If you are having one day dentistry you could walk in for a consultation and walk out with a one-day dental crown or a brighter smile with chairside tooth whitening.

Services from your Cosmetic Dentist in Delray Beach

Some of the cosmetic dentistry services Dr. George might recommend include:

  • Professional Tooth Whitening
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding
  • Enamel Shaping
  • Cosmetic Dental Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Invisible Braces
  • Dental Implants

Of course, Dr. George also provides patients with general dentistry services such as mercury safe dentistry and root canal therapy.

If your promise to yourself is a new smile in the New Year, call or text and schedule a no obligation smile consultation with Dr. George. You will be amazed at what a healthy smile can do for your confidence and overall health.

Call for a cosmetic dentistry consultation in Delray Beach today.