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Invisalign Clear Braces 101

invisalign-clear-braces-101Is it possible to create a straighter, cleaner smile without having to cement permanent metal brackets in your mouth? Yes, it certainly is possible! With Invisalign clear braces, you can slowly build the smile of your dreams without wearing conspicuous and agitating metal braces.

Comments by Dr. Ted Herrmann:

Miami dentists know that physical appearance is very important for our patients. At Assure a Smile, we believe that your smile often makes your first impression for you. Individuals with straight and healthy teeth are confident with their smile, and it shows. Many desire a beautiful smile that exudes confidence, however, are slow to commit to having metal braces cemented into their mouths for months at a time.

By | 2010-09-16T02:33:29+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breathe Easily with White Fillings

miami-dentist-breathe-easy-with-white-fillingsAmalgam (silver) fillings may be 50% or more mercury. This poisonous substance affects each major body system in some way. When it comes to the human body’s respiratory system, mercury acts with

Comments by Dr. Ted Herrmann:

Dental amalgams are typically referred to as silver fillings because of their grayish-silver coloring. These metal mixtures contain various amounts of tin, silver, and worst of all mercury. The larger the filling, the higher the mercury content. Big fillings, in fact, may be composed of upwards of 50 or 60% mercury.

By | 2010-09-02T02:35:22+00:00 September 2nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Truth About Amalgam (Silver) Fillings

the-truth-about-mercury-fillingsWhat’s more toxic than lead, cadmium and arsenic? I’ll give you a hint: it might just be in your mouth…

Comments by Dr. Ted Herrmann:

Mercury is more toxic than lead, cadmium, and arsenic. What many people are unaware of, however, is just how close they come to it each day. In truth, if you have a traditional silver filling in any of your teeth, you have a little bit of mercury there too.

By | 2010-08-17T02:15:18+00:00 August 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breakfast: 3 Things You Did Not Know

breakfast-3-things-you-did-not-knowIt seems there is never enough time. When time is short, we tend to choose the easiest option. The problem? The easiest option is not always the healthiest.

Break the cycle and prime yourself with success by eating a healthy breakfast every day!

Aside from providing your body with fuel, eating a daily breakfast rich in protein, fruit, and healthy fat builds a foundation for long term longevity.

By | 2010-08-05T02:19:10+00:00 August 5th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Immune System Health and Vitamin D

immune-system-health-and-vitamin-dWe know the South Florida sun can make you look great, but did you know it could also help you feel great? Recent studies indicate that exposure to sunlight causes the body to produce Vitamin D, a nutrient that significantly promotes immune system health.

By | 2010-08-03T02:02:21+00:00 August 3rd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holistic Dentistry Links Periodontitis and Heart Disease

Miami dentists are urged to identify and treat periodontitis cases as soon as possible to lessen the risk of heart disease. This holistic concern has risen in the wake of recent scientific inquiries into the long known correlation between gum disease and heart disease.


The heart and mouth share relatively little physical proximity in the human body. While both are instrumental in the breakdown and delivery of both oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, each has conventionally been thought of as exclusive and to have little affect on the other. Recent studies conducted at the University of Minnesota, however, have identified bacteria that link periodontitis, a common gum disease resulting from poor oral hygiene, to the blood clots that cause Coronary Heart Disease.

By | 2010-06-16T23:42:39+00:00 June 16th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments