Thursday, June 28, 2012

Building Healthy Dental Habits

By Isidoros Mereos

Many people think tooth decay is just for kids. Guess again! Did you know that you are at risk your whole life? Untreated dental disease and decay can lead to serious health issues like  dental infections, damage to the bone around the teeth, damage to the nerve in the teeth, and even tooth loss. Dental infections that are left untreated can even spread to other parts of the body and, in very rare cases, can be life threatening.

Dental disease is preventable

The good news is that dental disease can be preventable. You can practice preventive dentistry by adopting a few healthy dental habits: Always remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss between teeth once a day, eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. And make sure to schedule regular dental visits for cleanings and check ups. By following a healthy dental routine and making smart food choices, you can significantly lower your risk of tooth decay.

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

(305) 532-9114
1315 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, Fl 33139