Sedation Dentistry if You Just Can’t

If you or someone you know is deathly afraid of the dentist it is time to schedule an appointment with a dentist in Delray Beach for sedation dentistry.

For decades Dr. George Dental has helped people like you overcome dental anxiety with simple solutions that work for everyone.

Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety

For some the thought of having someone so close to their face is a deal breaker. Those same people have foregone necessary dental checkups just because of dental fear.

These patients and others who just can’t stand anyone in their space love sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a life saver and teeth and gum saver as well.

Avoiding the dentist causes all sorts of issues for teeth and gums. For instance, if you have a toothache and let it go because of dental fear it will get worse. Obviously decay and disease won’t magically heal themselves. This is where sedation dentistry comes in.

Regardless of your level of dental anxiety, Dr. George Sanchez and his team have a solution. From laughing gas to IV dental sedation for dental surgeries and multiple procedures during the same appointment you can’t go wrong when you become a patient of Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach.

No Judgement with Dental Sedation

One of the biggest fears people have when they see the dentist is judgement. You will never experience this type of treatment from any team member when it comes to you Delray Beach dentist.

Even if you haven’t been to the dentist in decades you will feel the compassion and dedication when you become a patient of this family dentist in Delray Beach.

Dr. George Dental just wants to get your teeth and gums healthy and could care less what they look like during your first visit and initial dental consultation.

Decay and Disease

When it comes to tooth decay and gum disease it is imperative that it is taken care of as quickly as possible. Early dental treatment prevents large fillings, dental crowns and intensive periodontal therapy.

Scheduling regular dental appointments means you are less likely to need fillings and gum disease treatment because you are practicing proactive and preventive dentistry.

Delray Beach Sedation Dentistry

Don’t wait until you can’t stand the pain. Call and schedule a sedation dentistry appointment with Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach today. Your teeth and gums will thank you for it.

Call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment today.





It’s National Facial Protection Awareness Month

It’s that time of the year when everyone in Delray Beach is enjoying the weather. With that being said it is also National Facial Protection Awareness Month.

Dr. George Dental and his team are helping spread the word about National Facial Protection month.

During April, and the rest of the warmer months, there is an increase in head and mouth injuries as people enjoy the great outdoors.

Be Aware All Year

Although it’s important to remain diligent year round, April is the first month of spring. During spring and summer there are thousands of head and mouth injuries.

This makes April the perfect time to remind people how important head and facial protection is. It’s also the perfect time for National Facial Protection Awareness month.

The annual event is sponsored by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Academy or Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Academy for Sports Dentistry.

National Facial Protection Month is held each year. This event is the time to remind coaches, athletes, parents and caregivers the importance of facial protection.

National Facial Protection Awareness

Wearing a helmet will save your life, but did you know that adding a custom made mouth guard to the uniform could save your tooth or jaw?

According to your Delray Beach family dentist hundreds of trips to the emergency room could be prevented had a mouth guard been included in the picture.

Types of Mouth Protection

Dr. George explains there are three types of mouth guards available. While all three devices provide some protection and are better than nothing, a custom made mouth guard is at the top of the list when it comes to protection.

A mouth guard that fits is more likely to be worn because custom made mouth guards are made from an impression of your mouth. In addition they fit like a glove.

The other two types of mouth protectors will get the job done but they aren’t comfortable. In fact, because standard and even boil and bite mouth guards aren’t custom made they tend to be the opposite. Some players say they can’t even breathe when wearing one.

National Facial Protection Awareness Custom Made 

Your family dentist in Delray Beach is equipped to supply you and your entire family with custom made mouth guards for sports. It really is the best way to keep everyone safe from a flying ball or bat.

For more information call today. National Facial Protection Awareness is a great time for a mouth guard call or send a direct message to Dr. George Dental today.


Silver Amalgam Fillings Let Them Go

Your Mercury Free Dentist Can Help

Knowing when to get rid of your silver amalgam fillings isn’t a tough decision. Your Delray Beach mercury free dentist explains that holding on to your old restorations can cause serious problems for overall health.

Dr. George Dental is a no silver zone. In other words you won’t find a single silver amalgam restoration at his dental practice in Delray Beach.

Mercury Free Dentist

Silver amalgam fillings are considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration and the American Dental Association. However, those fillings aren’t good for your body if they are cracked, chipped or broken.

Silver Amalgam is Problematic

Although the mercury is contained in the amalgam, problems start to happen if the filling chips or cracks.

Broken amalgam means leaky fillings. If your fillings are leaking the mercury has to go somewhere. That somewhere is through your bloodstream into the rest of your body.

The AMA and the ADA claim that because the vapor is released over time it is not toxic. However, the spread of mercury speeds up if the filling is damaged.

In other words, if you don’t have a mercury free dentist such as Dr. George inspect your old silver amalgam fillings regularly you could be asking for trouble.

While you won’t always be able to tell if your silver fillings are compromised there are some signs to watch for if you still have old silver amalgam fillings.

Signs of Leakage

If your silver amalgam fillings are looking darker it could mean the metal is leaking into the tooth. If you still have the nerves you could notice pain. In addition the filling may give under pressure.

Physical Signs of Poisoning Include:

  • Irritability
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Memory Loss
  • Speech or Hearing Impairment
  • Trouble Walking
  • Depression
  • Metallic Taste in Mouth
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Sensitive to Food
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Abnormal Heartbeat
  • Skin Disorders
  • Hypothyroidism

Don’t Ignore the Signs

As you can see leaky fillings are nothing to ignore. If you have been feeling any of the above or notice anything peculiar about your old silver amalgam fillings schedule an appointment with your mercury free dentist in Delray Beach.

No Silver Amalgam Fillings with a Mercury Free Dentist

Dr. George Sanchez only uses biocompatible fillings that are matched to the rest of the tooth.

Tooth colored fillings not only look better, but are also much safer. Tooth colored fillings are strong and sturdy as well.

Don’t let your old silver amalgam fillings make you sick. Call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment with your mercury free dentist in Delray Beach today.



Dr. George Dental for Everyone in the Family

Dr. George Dental is the only full service dental practice in Delray Beach Florida that you will need.

From pediatric to dental health care for seniors you and your family will appreciate the the good old fashioned customer service from Dr. George Dental.

It’s a safe environment and a welcome change from conventional dental offices in Delray Beach.

Dental Care in Delray Beach

If you follow this dental blog and yes, please do, you will have learned the importance of regular dental checkups for every member of your family. Don’t forget that regular dental checkups also include comprehensive dental checkups.

Comprehensive Dental Checkups with Dr. George Dental

Comprehensive dental checkups with oral cancer screenings are important for a variety of reasons. Firstly, they take things one step further using dental technology to identify anything that may look suspicious. Secondly, oral cancer screenings save lives.

Dr. George Dental searches for lumps, bumps, lesions and patches that wouldn’t normally be in your mouth. If he or a team member should find something that looks out of place a biopsy is taken so that Dr. George can send it to the lab for diagnosis.

It’s important to remember that people with early diagnosis have a much better chance of surviving any type of cancer, including oral cancers.

A Thorough Examination with Dr. George Dental

When your Delray Beach dentist examines your teeth and gums your restorations are also thoroughly checked. Restoration checks are vital if you want stay healthy.

If you follow this blog you will recall that Dr. George Dental is a mercury free zone. That means he does not use silver amalgam fillings.

Dr. George understands the dangers of broken down fillings and makes sure that yours are healthy. If they aren’t, he will talk to you about having your fillings removed.

Once your fillings are removed the cavities are filled with biocompatible tooth colored materials that aren’t toxic.

Dental Restorations and Cosmetic Dentistry

If you or a member of your family is considering cosmetic dentistry look no further than Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach. From implants to veneers and professional teeth whitening your sad smile will thank you for it.

Because your Delray  Beach dentist continues his education every chance he gets you and your family are in the best hands when it comes to all things dental, including cosmetic dentistry.

If you would like to join the dental practice in Delray Beach, schedule an appointment. Your family will thank you for it.

Call your family dentist in Delray Beach for dental appointments today.



Missing Teeth Don’t Equal a Happy Smile

Putting on a happy face isn’t that easy if you have missing teeth. In fact, if you are missing most or all of your teeth you probably never smile with your teeth showing because you don’t have any.

As sad as this may seem millions of people all over the world have to deal with it every single day.

No More Missing Teeth

According to Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach it can be hard to smile if you don’t have any teeth. Missing teeth make it difficult to do most things like eating and talking as well.

In this century you don’t have to deal with missing teeth thanks to dental implants. Best of all in this day and age even those who have been wearing dentures or dealing with missing teeth for years can benefit. With the help of dental implants everyone can have a mouthful of teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

If you have been following this dental blog you will recall that dental implants are screws. These screws made from titanium.

Also called implant posts your dentist in Delray Beach surgically places these screws in or on your jawbone.

After the area has healed artificial teeth are placed on top of the posts. If single dental implants are placed, Dr. George will match your new replacements to the rest of your teeth.

If you are opting for a brand new set of permanent dental implant dentures you can choose whatever color you like for your new teeth. Just imagine how great it will feel to have a new smile that is uniform in color.

Are Dental Implants for Everyone?

While dental implants are suitable for most, some will deal with implant failure. Dental implants have a 95 percent success rate. However, if other factors come into play, such as smoking or systemic disease, you may be in the high risk category for dental implant failure.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants is to visit your dentist in Delray Beach. Dr. George will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and your entire cavity. This will determine if you and dental implants are a good fit.

Dental Implants and Missing Teeth

While dental bridges and dentures certainly have their place none compare to dental implants.

As the strongest replacement and closest to your natural teeth implants will last for the rest of your life as long as you take care of them.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants for missing teeth call or send a direct message and talk to Dr. George Dental today.



No More Chronic Bad Breath

Chronic bad breath has plagued people all over the world, but it doesn’t have to be chronic if you practice good oral hygiene.

According to Dr. George Dental, oral hygiene is the number one reason people suffer from chronic bad breath and sadly it can lead to other problems including lost teeth.

Chronic Bad Breath and Gum Disease

Periodontitis, the more serious form of gum disease, causes all sorts of health problems and complications, and yes, chronic bad breath.

Some of these include diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Dementia and pregnancy issues are also linked to gum disease.

An infection of the tissues that support your teeth, gingivitis and periodontal disease are caused by plaque buildup.

Plaque is caused from food particles and bacteria and is that sticky film that is left on your teeth if you don’t brush. You’ll also wake up with plaque in the morning which is why brushing when you get up is vital.

For some gum disease is the body’s reaction to bacteria and too much inflammation. For others, gum disease is the result of poor oral hygiene.

The plaque in your gums also travels to other parts of the body through your bloodstream leading some to believe this is the cause of heart disease and stroke.

Problems Caused from Gum Disease Include:

  • Heart Attack and Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Preventing Bad Breath and Periodontitis

You can improve your overall health by taking care of your oral health with good habits that you practice for life.

Dr. George Sanchez explains that brushing twice; flossing once a day along with regular dental checkups and a healthy diet will greatly reduce your chance of gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease. You’ll also have less change of chronic bad breath.

Start your day by brushing for two minutes with a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Follow brushing with flossing with dental floss or an interdental brush. Complete your daily habits with an antibacterial mouth rinse to fight daily bacteria.

Regular dental checkups are the most important part of good oral hygiene. Firstly, they help prevent problems from getting more serious. Secondly, regular dental checkups can help prevent more serious issues such as oral cancer.

Oral Cancer Screening

An oral cancer screening in Delray Beach helps prevent oral cancer. In fact, early detection has helped millions of people live cancer free lives just because they had regular dental checkups.

Scheduling comprehensive dental checkups with regular oral cancer screenings help you live a healthier life free from chronic bad breath as well.

If you haven’t seen the dentist and suffer from chronic bad breath, call or send a text and schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach today.


Dental Implants the Real Deal

If you are tired of feeling that space at the back of your mouth or looking at the gap in the front of your smile call and talk to your Delray Beach dentist about dental implants.

The most remarkable missing tooth replacement has only gotten better with age and is the perfect solution for nearly everyone.

Dental Implants in Delray Beach

Dental Implants are the best replacement for missing teeth. Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach has the experience and knowledge to recommend the best type of dental implant for your needs.

For example, if you are only missing one tooth, a single dental implant is the logical choice if you are searching for a permanent replacement.

On the other hand, if you have multiple missing teeth and want to remove the additional teeth permanent dentures or all on fours could be the answer.

Not having teeth to chew your food is not only a nuisance but also damaging to your health. Dr. George Sanchez explains that not being able to eat properly affects nutrition. Furthermore, it can cause serious issues with vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

The only way to avoid the problems that come with missing teeth is to replace them.

Missing Tooth Replacements

While dentures, partial dentures and bridges replace missing teeth, none is as good as dental implants. Because dental implants attach themselves to the jawbone they act as tooth roots.

While it may seem impossible it is a phenomenon known as osseointegration. This process can never happen with dental bridges or dentures.

With dentures and bridges you will continue to lose bone. This is what makes the face sink in aging someone by at least 10 years.

Dental Implants Make You Younger

While dental implants don’t technically make you any younger they will make you look and feel younger.

For that reason this type of tooth replacement is by far superior to anything else you will find from your local dentist.

Dr. George and his team in Delray Beach will be able to determine if you and your mouth are a good fit. While most people qualify and will live with them for life others may face implant rejection.

Implant rejection can happen if you smoke or suffer from certain types of systemic diseases. Only your dentist will be able to determine if you and implants are fit for life.

Dental Implants in Delray Beach

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, call or schedule a direct message for more information for George Sanchez D.D.S. in Delray Beach today.





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.


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.


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.