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A Cosmetic Dentist for a Healthy Smile

A beautiful smile starts with a healthy bite and chewing system. Your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach explains that both are the foundation when it comes to teeth and gums.

If either is out of alignment your teeth and even your gums will pay the price. Both jaw joints and bites cause uneven tooth wear. This may lead to bruxism.

Bruxism and Teeth and Gums

Bruxism is the technical term for clenching and grinding. Most people have it because the bite is out of alignment while others could be grinding because of temporomandibular joint disorder.

If you follow the Dr. George Dental Blog you will recall that your temporomandibular joints are what hinge your upper to lower jaw.

If they are out of balance your teeth won’t wear as they should. Uneven tooth wear can cause your teeth to chip and crack as well.

Damaged teeth are difficult to take care. This will eventually lead to gum disease. As you can see the best way to avoid all of the above is to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Sanchez in Delray Beach.

A Thorough Dental Examination

When you become a patient of Dr. George and his team your teeth, gums and oral cavity are examined to determine what comes next.

For example, if you are having issues with your bite or joints your Delray Beach dentist will most likely recommend some sort of orthotic. This will help correct the issue so that you can proceed with other types of restorations.

If you are given the all clear with your bite and joints you and Dr. Sanchez will talk about what you would like to change about your smile.

Some of those solutions may include:
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Implants
  • Orthotics
  • Invisible Braces
  • Orthodontics
  • Inlays and/or Onlays
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Enamel Shaping
  • Gummy Smile Repair
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction

A New You Starts with a Cosmetic Dentist

A beautiful smile is also a healthy one. As you know having a straight smile is easier to take care of as long as you practice good oral hygiene as well.

Regardless of what you are having done you need to maintain your teeth and gums. Maintenance includes brushing and flossing of course, but it also includes regular checkups and professional cleanings with your cosmetic dentist.

Start with the best and schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. Dr. George is ready to help with a prescription for a new you.

Send a direct message and schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach today.

 

 

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Make the Clear Choice with Invisalign®

Wouldn’t be great if you didn’t have to deal with wires and brackets? Well now you don’t have to. With clear removable aligners in Delray Beach you can have straighter teeth without the hassle of conventional braces. Straighter teeth with Invisalign®.

Invisalign® the Clear Choice

Having a straighter smile is easy when you become a patient of Dr. George Dental. This cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach is amazing when it comes to all things dental, especially cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. George Dental is mercury free. That means all of your restorations will be safe and color matched to the rest of your smile. You will never have to worry about a metal line if you are having a dental crown placed. In addition, you won’t have to worry about inferior clear removable aligners.

While there are several brands on the market none have been around for as long as Invisalign®. Moreover, the entire treatment is monitored by Dr. George Sanchez and his dental team.

Other Brands Won’t Cut It

If you follow this dental blog you will remember that clear removable aligners are available without a prescription.

Without a prescription you won’t be monitored by a dentist. As you can imagine this won’t do your teeth and gums very much good.

Dr. Sanchez explains that attempting tooth straightening at home with DIY clear braces you buy online may do permanent damage.

Stick to prescription clear braces such as Invisalign®. Invisalign® is a safe and effective system that has been around for decades. People have trusted this tooth straightening system for years because it really works.

Invisalign® in Delray Beach

When you schedule a no obligation Invisalign® consultation in Delray Beach your teeth, gums and chewing system are examined. After a thorough exam Dr. George will take digital pictures before sending them to the computer.

The images are then sent to the Invisalign® lab for manufacture. As you can see this is a much more effective and precise way to measure you for clear plastic braces.

Depending on your prescription your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist may order 11 to 31 sets of Invisalign® aligners.

You will only take out your braces when you eat and brush your teeth. That means you will wear your aligners for 22 hours every day. This is extremely important if you want your treatment to go according to the plan.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like a no obligation Invisalign® consultation, direct message and schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach today.

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Porcelain Veneers and a Healthy Chewing System

If you have been wearing porcelain veneers for years but find that you are replacing your restorations more than you should schedule an appointment.

A visit with a cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach will be able to confirm if your bad bite and TMJD is the reason you can’t seem to keep porcelain veneers for more than a couple of years.

According to Dr. George Sanchez temporomandibular joint disorder is a major culprit when it comes to tooth wear. It is also a major concern where dental restorations are concerned.

Dental restorations should last more than 24 months. However, if you are clenching and grinding your natural teeth and your restorations will bear the brunt of your bruxism.

Bruxism Dentist in Delray Beach

Bruxism is the clinical term for tooth grinding. Chronic tooth grinders or bruxers, often wear teeth and restorations down to the point of no return. If this is you, or you know someone who has bruxism set up an appointment with Dr. George Dental.

This Delray Beach dentist will examine your entire chewing system so that you can enjoy dental restorations, including porcelain veneers for five to seven years. Even more if your chewing system is healthy and you are free from decay and disease.

Your Chewing System and Porcelain Veneers

What some people don’t realize is that your chewing system is comprised of nerves, muscles, tendons and tissues.

All of these must be working together so that you can enjoy your natural teeth for the rest of your life.

For instance, if you have a problem with your temporomandibular joint or deal with a cross bite you’ll have problems. Teeth are meant to be balanced. Even one chipped tooth can cause issues for the rest of your smile.

When your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist examines your smile he will also be looking at your chewing system including your TMJ and bite. Unfortunately not all dentists are trained to look for jaw joint or bite issues, but Dr. George Sanchez is.

Cosmetic Dentistry Your Bite and Your Joints

You and your family are in the best hands when it comes to any type of restorative or cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers.

You won’t believe how great your smile will look when you add a dash of cosmetic dentistry to the mix with porcelain veneers. With that being said your joints and bite must be in good health before Dr. George will proceed.

If you would like to learn more send a direct message. Dr. George and his team are ready to make you smile. Call for more information now.

 

 

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Tooth Whitening Make it Professional

Tooth whitening is nothing to mess around with. According to your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist, overdoing teeth bleaching could cause serious issues which could be permanent.

These days anyone can purchase professional products online but that doesn’t mean they should.

That is why professional tooth whitening is the only thing you should consider when it comes to lightening your smile.

Skip the Mail Order Bleaching

Social media feeds are filled with brands touting excellent results from mail order whitening kits.

With that being said, those bleaching kits online could make your teeth sensitive. Dr. George Sanchez explains that those mail order whitening kits could also make your teeth look blue or even see through. Sadly, those problematic issues could be permanent.

The only way to avoid mishaps with over the counter and mail order bleaching kits is to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach.

KoR Professional Teeth Whitening

Dr. George Sanchez is a preferred KoR whitening provider and has been lightening teeth for decades.

Your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist prefers KoR because it works on both exterior and interior stains. That is something that other professional tooth whitening products are not able to do.

Is Professional Tooth Whitening for Everyone?

While most people with natural teeth are excellent candidates for KoR professional teeth whitening those who have restorations, for example porcelain veneers and dental crowns are not ideal for teeth whitening.

This is because artificial teeth cannot be whitened with any type of bleaching product, not even professional teeth whitening products.

If you have restorations that have seen better days, talk to Dr. George Dental. Dr. George will be able to examine your teeth and restorations to determine the best course of action for your new smile. That course of action could be new veneers or cosmetic dental crowns.

KoR Professional Teeth Whitening works on interior stains, something that those over the counter polishes, gels, pastes, strips and rinses aren’t able to do. Most other professional bleaching systems aren’t able to brighten intrinsic stains either, but KoR is.

Cosmetic Dentistry and Tooth Whitening

If you are having other types of cosmetic dentistry along with tooth whitening, for example, veneers or crowns, your dentist will lighten your teeth first so that your restorations will match your new smile.

Whiter teeth will make you smile. Call and schedule an appointment for professional tooth whitening in Delray Beach today.

Your smile will thank you for it. Send a direct message and schedule your bleaching appointment today.

 

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The Best Dental Care Delray Beach

For the best in dental care in Delray Beach you won’t find a more proactive and compassionate dentist than Dr. George Sanchez.

This family dentist provides dental care for people of all ages, including toddlers and seniors.

One of the best things about Dr. George Dental is no silver fillings. That’s right. This dentist’s office in Delray Beach is mercury free.

Mercury Free Dentistry Delray Beach

If you are unaware there has been a debate for a few years now. That debate concerns the safety of silver amalgam restorations.

According to Dr. George Sanchez dental amalgam is toxic and while both the FDA and ADA see nothing wrong with it, this Delray Beach dental care office disagrees.

While some argue that mercury is natural, it doesn’t mean it is safe. In fact, in 2008 Sweden, Norway and Denmark banned the use of silver amalgam fillings.

Over the years old mercury thermometers and other types of devices containing mercury have been taken off the market, but not silver amalgam fillings.

Because the vapor from the mercury is released when you chew your body and tissues absorb the toxic materials. Research indicates the long term effects range from chronic conditions such as muscle aches, respiratory problems and anxiety.

Proper Dental Care

Your dentist in Delray Beach explains that silver amalgam fillings are not healthy. Moreover, they aren’t the best when it comes to filling and repairing damaged teeth either.

In addition to the silver, amalgam fillings also contain nickel and tin. When metals heat they contract and expand.

Because of the contractions and expansions the metal can cause fractures and cracks in the tooth. The margins will also get loose. This causes leakage. If fillings are compromised decay can easily invade the rest of the tooth as well.

Dental Care that is Healthy

Dr. George Dental only uses biocompatible materials for dental restorations. You will never have to worry about silver amalgam fillings because this Delray Beach family dentist doesn’t use them. That makes the choice for a family dentist in Delray Beach even easier.

In addition to amalgam free fillings, Dr. George Dental uses the latest in dental technology along with cosmetic dentistry solutions such as porcelain veneers, Invisalign® and of course, mercury free dental restorations.

Delray Beach Dental Care

When it comes to the best dental care in Delray Beach you won’t do better than Dr. George Dental. Book your online appointment with Dr. George Dental Care today.

 

 

 

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A Cosmetic Dentist for a Summer Smile

Summer means showing off more skin and a fabulous smile, especially in Florida. However, if your grin is less than willing to comply when it comes to fabulous it’s time to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach.

Dr. George Sanchez Dental understands how frustrating it can be when you look in the mirror and everything else looks great except for your teeth and gums.

A Trusting Cosmetic Dentist

If you have ever seen someone who seems to have perfect teeth but up close they aren’t so perfect this person could have had some bad dental work.

Sadly not all dentists are educated when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. In other words, perfecting veneer placement takes more than a couple of weekend seminars.

Dr. George Sanchez prides himself on continued education following science and whatever comes next in the dental word. In addition he is always keeping up with dental technology and all things dental.

Dental Technology in the 21st Century

Your smile says everything about who you are and if yours is affecting your self-esteem it is time to see a cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach. For some stained teeth are the issue, for others it’s missing teeth.

Regardless of what is causing your sad smile, your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist is ready to change the way you feel about yourself, especially when it comes to turning up the corners of your mouth.

Laser with a Cosmetic Dentist

One of the most remarkable dental technologies to come about in the 21st century is laser dentistry. Laser dentistry allows your dentist in Delray Beach to treat hard and soft tissue along with bone all without direct contact.

Since the 1990s doctors have been using laser dentistry for a wide variety of issues. Each laser has its own wavelength. In other words the lasers direct what type of energy interacts with the tissue.

Your Delray Beach family dentist uses laser energized water. This replaces traditional drills for treating tooth decay. This eliminates discomfort and pain as well.

Dr. George and his team use laser dentistry for gum disease, tooth decay, root canal therapy and perimplantitis as well.

For the most modern dental technology Dr. George Dental is the best. As a dentist who loves everything dental you can only imagine what he and his team will be unveiling next.

A Cosmetic Dentist in Delray Beach

For the best in modern dental technology Dr. George can’t be beat. Schedule a no obligation consultation. This cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach is ready to help you smile.

Call or send a direct message today.

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.