Friday, March 15, 2019

Want a New Smile? Consider a Dental Makeover


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I'll bet you've seen the makeover reality shows where a regular person is transformed into someone almost unrecognizable. But, have you ever seen an Extreme Dental Makeover? Even if you don't like that sort of show, it can be hard not to get sucked in. We watch as an individual's appearance (and often self-esteem) is dramatically improved. Perhaps its that person you knew in high school and now they look fabulous or a friend that you have not seen in a few years. One of the biggest changes to a person’s appearance can be made by changing their smile.


Cosmetic dentistry can help. We have many of ways to improve - or even remake your entire smile. Here are some of the most popular (and most effective) cosmetic dental procedures available today to change your smile and your face:

Veneers - When a dental makeover is instant and dramatic, the most notable changes to the smile were probably the result of veneers. Typically made of porcelain or a composite material, veneers are thin coatings that adhere to your teeth. Veneers can completely transform your smile, resolving discoloration, gaps, teeth of varying lengths and sizes, chips, cracks and more.


Invisalign - The days of clunky metal braces are gone, for the most part at least. Today's key orthodontic solution is Invisalign, a barely-there teeth positioning product. Tooth straightening and repositioning are achieved through a series of clear trays that fit over your teeth. They're removable, comfortable, and practically invisible.

Teeth Whitening - Chances are you've noticed a recent surge in dental whitening products advertised on television and in magazines. If veneers are either too expensive or too excessive for your style or budget, whitening can restore a bright white smile, peeling back years of stains and abuse. Though you can use over-the counter products to bleach your teeth, the results will be more dramatic and effective if you seek help from a dental professional. You can choose a home bleaching system or a chair-side procedure for instant results. Tooth whitening can quickly and easily knock years off your smile.

Best of all, you don't need to have an extreme makeover to change the way you look. A simple in-office one-hour professional teeth whitening will work wonders. Call our office for more information. 




Miami Beach dentist, Dr. Mereos, and the Precious Smiles team look forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs. “We take pride in helping our patients achieve the best results in the least amount of time possible.”

You can make an appointment with our cosmetic dentist by calling our friendly staff at (305) 532-9114 or by visiting http://www.precioussmiles.com. Please don't hesitate to contact Precious Smiles if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, veneers, Invisalign, tooth whitening, or dental implants.

Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Center -Miami Beach
http://www.precioussmiles.com
Miami dentist, Miami Beach dentist
(305) 532-9114
1315 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Dr. Mereos is a Miami dentist that serves, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, and North Miami dentist in Miami





Saturday, January 12, 2019

Make a Different Kind of Resolution This Year - Miami Beach Dentist Tells You How



Did you know that one third of resolutions don’t make it past the end of January, according to the time management firm FranklinCovey. This year we encourage you to make a resolution to achieve the healthiest smile you can, but do it the right way to avoid failing at your resolution. Most resolutions fail because they’re not the right resolutions for you.

Your resolution may be wrong for one of three main reasons:

  •          Not personal - It’s a resolution created based on what someone else (or society) is telling you to change.
  •         Not specific - It’s too vague.
  •          No plan - You don’t have a realistic plan for achieving your resolution.

Your resolutions should be smart — and SMART. That’s an acronym that stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. It works for goals and resolutions. Here is how.

Specific. Your resolution should be absolutely clear. “Making a concrete goal is really important rather than just vaguely saying ‘I want a nice smile.’ You want to have a specific goal: what is a healthy smile to you? “Cavity free at my next dental visit” — that’s going to be more effective.


Measurable. This may seem obvious if your goal is a more beautiful smile. Then take pictures of your smile over time so you can track your progress how your teeth look. Logging progress into a journal can reinforce the progress, no matter what your resolution may be.

Achievable. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have big stretch goals. But trying to take too big a step too fast can leave you frustrated, or affect other areas of your life to the point that your resolution takes over your life. So, for example, having a Hollywood perfect smile may be a stretch depending on the current condition of your teeth. Instead focus on smaller steps. Start with being cavity free, then work up to whiter teeth, and eventually to perfect shaped teeth.

Relevant. Is this a goal that really matters to you, and are you making it for the right reasons? “If you do it out of the sense of self-hate or remorse or a strong passion in that moment, it doesn’t usually last long,” said Dr. Michael Bennett, a psychiatrist and co-author of two self-help books. “But if you build up a process where you’re thinking harder about what’s good for you, you’re changing the structure of your life, you’re bringing people into your life who will reinforce that resolution, then I think you have a fighting chance.”


Time-bound. Like “achievable,” the timeline toward reaching your goal should be realistic, too. That means giving yourself enough time to do it with lots of smaller intermediate goals set up along the way. “Focus on these small wins so you can make gradual progress,” Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit” and a former New York Times writer, said. “If you’re building a habit, you’re planning for the next decade, not the next couple of months.”

Make having a healthy smile a habit, a resolution and a goal for this year. The best part is that you do not have to go at it alone. Call our office and we can help you get started on your way to a healthier smile!



Miami Beach dentist, Dr. Mereos, and the Precious Smiles team look forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs. “We take pride in helping our patients achieve the best results in the least amount of time possible.”

You can make an appointment with our cosmetic dentist by calling our friendly staff at (305) 532-9114 or by visiting http://www.precioussmiles.com. Please don't hesitate to contact Precious Smiles if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, veneers, Invisalign, tooth whitening, or dental implants.

Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Center -Miami Beach
http://www.precioussmiles.com
Miami dentist, Miami Beach dentist
(305) 532-9114
1315 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Dr. Mereos is a Miami dentist that serves, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, and North Miami dentist in Miami


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Try Dental Stocking Stuffers and Some Dental Tips to Help You Create a Healthy Smile This Holiday Season



Most stocking stuffers include sweets or candy. Why not try something different this year. Consider dental stocking stuffers as an option to brighten up your smile and your family’s smile too. Dental stocking stuffers are small, inexpensive, and show that you care.


Are you having guest over this holiday season?

Say “welcome” with a personalized gift basket on your guest’s nightstand. Make sure to include fun items like cozy socks and their favorite snacks. You can also stock them up on travel-size toiletries they might have forgotten at home - include a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and some teeth-friendly sugar-free gum. They will truly be surprised and thankful for your thoughtfulness.

Going to that holiday party? Or maybe looking for a white smile for your family photo? 

Miami Beach dentist on holiday smilesWhiten Your Teeth in 30 Seconds or Less. Here is how. Wear a red or a pink lipstick with a blue undertone. Thanks to how the eye sees these colors, your teeth will instantly look whiter and brighter. You will have a great smile for the parties and photos!


Stick to Your Routine this holiday season. 

It is easier said than done. Between holiday travel, and parties, it’s easy to forget about your normal dental habits. Don’t wait until New Year’s to make your dental health a priority again. Make sure to maintain your regular dental visits and don’t forget to brush twice a day for two minutes. Also make it a point to clean between your teeth once a day with dental floss.

Being diligent with your dental habits during the holiday can help you stay clear of dental emergencies and with ensure that your smile is at its best for the holidays!






Visit our website www.PreciousSmiles.com. For more information on other dental related issues like dental bonding, veneers, and dental implants to a complete spectrum of dental services, Dr. Isidoros Mereos offers Miami residents quality dental services ranging from cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, to implant dentistry, dental veneers, and more.


Dr. Mereos is a great dentist in Miami and his patients say he is friendly and comforting and always happy to take the time to answer any questions.


Miami Beach dentist, Dr. Mereos, and the Precious Smiles team look forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs. “We take pride in helping our patients achieve the best results in the least amount of time possible.”

You can make an appointment with our cosmetic dentist by calling our friendly staff at (305) 532-9114 or by visiting http://www.precioussmiles.com. Please don't hesitate to contact Precious Smiles if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, veneers, Invisalign, tooth whitening, or dental implants.

Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Center -Miami Beach
http://www.precioussmiles.com
Miami dentist, Miami Beach dentist
(305) 532-9114
1315 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Dr. Mereos is a Miami dentist that serves, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, and North Miami dentist in Miami

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Dental Halloween Guide - A Parent's Guide to A Healthy Halloween


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Do you worry about Halloween candy and its effect on your children's teeth? Don't despair — with some precautions you can still let them enjoy this special occasion, and help them maintain a healthy smile! It’s important to know how candy affects your child’s teeth. As we all know, most foods contain sugars or starches that enable bacteria in dental plaque to produce acids. This especially true for candy. This attack by bacterial acid, usually lasts around 20 minutes or more and it can eventually lead to a loss of tooth mineral (the hard part of the tooth) and, eventually to cavities.


The longer the teeth are exposed to the sugars the worse the effect. This is why candy like chocolates, that dissolve quickly, are better than candy that takes long to dissolve. Also avoid sticky candies for that same reason. Another popular option that works well is to have your children select their favorite candy and donate the rest. This way your children can be proactive in the decision process and do some social good as well.


No candy is not the answer. Remember that depriving your child of Halloween treats will only make him or her want them more. Make sure that they practice good oral hygiene by making sure your child brushes and flosses every day, uses fluoride toothpaste and visits the dentist regularly.



Visit our website www.PreciousSmiles.com. For more information on other dental related issues like dental bonding, veneers, and dental implants to a complete spectrum of dental services, Dr. Isidoros Mereos offers Miami residents quality dental services ranging from cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, to implant dentistry, dental veneers, and more.


Dr. Mereos is a great dentist in Miami and his patients say he is friendly and comforting and always happy to take the time to answer any questions.


Miami Beach dentist, Dr. Mereos, and the Precious Smiles team look forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs. “We take pride in helping our patients achieve the best results in the least amount of time possible.”

You can make an appointment with our cosmetic dentist by calling our friendly staff at (305) 532-9114 or by visiting http://www.precioussmiles.com. Please don't hesitate to contact Precious Smiles if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, veneers, Invisalign, tooth whitening, or dental implants.

Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Center -Miami Beach
http://www.precioussmiles.com
Miami dentist, Miami Beach dentist
(305) 532-9114
1315 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Dr. Mereos is a Miami dentist that serves, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, and North Miami dentist in Miami

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Do Your Gums Bleed? How to Deal with Bleeding Gums and Spot Serious Dental Problems


miami dentistDo your gums bleed when you brush your teeth or floss? There are many reasons your gums could bleed.
In some cases, bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease. If your gums bleed easily or bleed when you brush, then make an appointment with our office to evaluate your oral health. The good news is that gingivitis is reversible and preventable.

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Some bleeding is normal. For example, if you’ve just started a new flossing routine, your gums may bleed at first as they get used to cleaning between the teeth. This usually goes away on its own in about a week. Some pregnant women develop a condition known as “pregnancy gingivitis,” an inflammation of the gums that can cause swelling and tenderness. Gums also may bleed a little when brushing or flossing regularly. Also, if you take blood thinners, these medications may cause your gums to bleed. Contact your physician if the bleeding does not stop naturally. Your gums could also be bleeding if you brush too hard. Try an extra-soft or soft-bristled toothbrush when brushing your teeth. This may alleviate the bleeding.
If your gums bleed regularly or enough to worry you, make an appointment with us or your physician. It could be a sign that something else is wrong.
The best medicine is always prevention. Always remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day and schedule regular dental visits.
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If you or someone you know suffers from bleeding gums, please call our office, we love to help. 

Visit our website www.PreciousSmiles.com. For more information on other dental related issues like dental bonding, veneers, and dental implants to a complete spectrum of dental services, Dr. Isidoros Mereos offers Miami residents quality dental services ranging from cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, to implant dentistry, dental veneers, and more.


Dr. Mereos is a great dentist in Miami and his patients say he is friendly and comforting and always happy to take the time to answer any questions.


Miami Beach dentist, Dr. Mereos, and the Precious Smiles team look forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs. “We take pride in helping our patients achieve the best results in the least amount of time possible.”

You can make an appointment with our cosmetic dentist by calling our friendly staff at (305) 532-9114 or by visiting http://www.precioussmiles.com. Please don't hesitate to contact Precious Smiles if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, veneers, Invisalign, tooth whitening, or dental implants.

Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Center -Miami Beach
http://www.precioussmiles.com
Miami dentist, Miami Beach dentist
(305) 532-9114
1315 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Dr. Mereos is a Miami dentist that serves, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, and North Miami dentist in Miami

Sunday, August 5, 2018

What is a Mouth Guard? Do I Need One?


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If you play sports the answer is YES! Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports. Mouth guards should be used by anyone -- children and adults -- who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey. However, even those participating in noncontact sports (for example, gymnastics) and any recreational activity (for example, skateboarding, mountain biking) that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth would benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.

There are three types of mouth guards. The right one depends on what you need it for:

Stock mouth guards - are preformed and come ready to wear. They are relatively inexpensive and can be bought at most sporting good stores. The bad news is that little can be done to adjust their fit, they are often bulky, make breathing and talking difficult, and they provide little protection. We usually do not recommend their use.


Boil and bite mouth guards – These can also can be bought at many sporting goods stores and actually offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. The "boil and bite" mouth guard is made from thermoplastic material. It is placed in hot water to soften, then placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth using finger and tongue pressure. They offer better protection than the stock kind but are often uncomfortable.


Custom-fitted mouth guards -  These are individually designed and made in our dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist's instructions. We first will make an impression of your teeth and a mouth guard is then molded over the model using a special material. Due to the use of the special material and because of the extra time and work involved, this custom-made mouth guard is more expensive than the other types. These guards provide the most comfort and protection for your teeth. These is the reason that professional athletes prefer these.


Most mouth guards are designed to cover your upper teeth only, but in some instances (such as if you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower jaw), we will make a mouth guard for the lower teeth as well. A good mouth guard should be comfortable, resist tears, be durable and easy to clean, and should not restrict your breathing or speech.

There are other kinds of mouth guards for people that grind their teeth. If you grind your teeth at night, a special mouth guard-type of dental appliance -- called a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint -- may be created to prevent tooth damage.

Who Needs a Bite Plate Mouth Guard?

If you grind your teeth at night, then this is for you. Adults and children who grind their teeth at night should have a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint made to prevent tooth damage.


If you or someone you know needs a good quality custom mouth guard, please call our office. Miami Beach Teeth Whitening



Visit our website www.PreciousSmiles.com. For more information on other dental related issues like dental bonding, veneers, and dental implants to a complete spectrum of dental services, Dr. Isidoros Mereos offers Miami residents quality dental services ranging from cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, to implant dentistry, dental veneers, and more.


Dr. Mereos is a great dentist in Miami and his patients say he is friendly and comforting and always happy to take the time to answer any questions.


Miami Beach dentist, Dr. Mereos, and the Precious Smiles team look forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs. “We take pride in helping our patients achieve the best results in the least amount of time possible.”

You can make an appointment with our cosmetic dentist by calling our friendly staff at (305) 532-9114 or by visiting http://www.precioussmiles.com. Please don't hesitate to contact Precious Smiles if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, veneers, Invisalign, tooth whitening, or dental implants.

Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Center -Miami Beach
http://www.precioussmiles.com
Miami dentist, Miami Beach dentist
(305) 532-9114
1315 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Dr. Mereos is a Miami dentist that serves, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, and North Miami dentist in Miami


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Are Your Teeth Sensitive? Miami Beach Dentist Discusses Ways to Eliminate Sensitive Teeth


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If a glass of cold water is causing you to jump? Or a sip of hot coffee is a painful experience for you? Maybe brushing or flossing makes you wince occasionally? If you answered yes to any of these, you may suffer from sensitive teeth. What actually causes sensitive teeth? Here are a few possible causes for sensitive teeth:

Tooth decay (cavities)
Fractured teeth
Worn fillings
Gum disease
Worn tooth enamel
Exposed tooth root
Dental Trauma

Your teeth have a layer of enamel that protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the gum. Under the gum line a layer called cementum protects the tooth root. Underneath both the enamel and the cementum is dentin. Dentin is less dense than enamel and cementum and contains microscopic tubules (small hollow tubes or canals). When dentin loses its protective covering of enamel or cementum these tubules allow heat and cold or acidic or sticky foods to reach the nerves and cells inside the tooth. Dentin may also be exposed when gums recede. The result can be hypersensitivity to certain things.


Did you know that sensitive teeth can be treated? The type of treatment will depend on what is causing your specific sensitivity. Some of these treatments include:

Special desensitizing toothpaste. These special toothpastes usually contain compounds that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve. They may take several applications before the sensitivity is reduced.

Fluoride gel application. This is an in-office procedure that actually strengthens the tooth enamel. The result is reduced the transmission of sensations and less sensitivity.

Dental crown, inlay or bonding. These are dental restorations that correct a flaw or decay. The ultimate result is reduced sensitivity or even no sensitivity at all.

Gum graft. This is a surgical option that replaces gum tissue that has been lost from the root.  This will protect the root and reduce sensitivity.

Root canal. Sometimes when sensitivity is severe and persistent and you have tried other options, a root canal may be the solution.

One of the main keys to reducing tooth sensitivity is having a sound dental health plan. Yes, proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain. Start by getting a professional cleaning in our office and continue with proper dental care at home. 


Make an appointment with our office today if you have sensitive teeth. Many times simple changes as changing your toothbrush or adjusting your hygiene routine are enough to diminish tooth sensitivity. However, it is good to know that there are many options available to reduce sensitive teeth.

Visit our website www.PreciousSmiles.com. For more information on other dental related issues like dental bonding, veneers, and dental implants to a complete spectrum of dental services, Dr. Isidoros Mereos offers Miami residents quality dental services ranging from cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, to implant dentistry, dental veneers, and more.


Dr. Mereos is a great dentist in Miami and his patients say he is friendly and comforting and always happy to take the time to answer any questions.


Miami Beach dentist, Dr. Mereos, and the Precious Smiles team look forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs. “We take pride in helping our patients achieve the best results in the least amount of time possible.”

You can make an appointment with our cosmetic dentist by calling our friendly staff at (305) 532-9114 or by visiting http://www.precioussmiles.com. Please don't hesitate to contact Precious Smiles if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, veneers, Invisalign, tooth whitening, or dental implants.

Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Center -Miami Beach
http://www.precioussmiles.com
Miami dentist, Miami Beach dentist
(305) 532-9114
1315 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Dr. Mereos is a Miami dentist that serves, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, and North Miami dentist in Miami