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By FamDental on Friday, March 3, 2017

The happiest moment for orthodontic patients is the day that they get their braces removed; however, this does not mean that this beautiful new smile will last forever. Getting your braces off is just the start of having your teeth stay in the best position possible. No matter what treatment options were provided or how perfectly aligned your teeth are, the next step for retention is wearing your retainer.

By FamDental on Friday, December 9, 2016

The holidays are quickly approaching and that means an abundance of sweets and treats to go around. It is difficult to say “no” to hot cocoa, homemade gingerbread, or candy canes, so it should come as no surprise that during this time the likelihood of cavities and tooth decay increase. At Family Dental Associates, we want you to enjoy your holidays without worrying about oral health issues and focus on what’s important (hanging out with family and friends). Therefore, we want to provide as much information as possible to our patients, so that you can make informed decisions about your dental health.

By FamDental on Monday, October 10, 2016

Once again Fall has rolled around and it's time once more to begin to look at the Halloween season from a dental/orthodontic perspective. That's right, it's National Orthodontic Awareness month, and we'll be going over it's history and what this means to you as an orthodontic patient.

By FamDental on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

 Now that school is back in session, it's time to start packing lunches and buying a few quick snacks to the kids to eat throughout the day. However, it's important to remember some snacks can hurt their dental health, so choose dental friendly snacks that won't give them cavities.

By FamDental on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

 This month we go over the history of dental extractions and how they have evolved over the years. Learn more about dental extractions, and see if you might be in need of this treatment yourself!

By FamDental on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

 This month, we give you a better idea of what to expect during your first couple days after dental implants. Many things you experience are perfectly normal and no reason to cause alarm. That said, here are a few things to keep note of bear in mind as you recover from this cosmetic dentistry treatment.

By FamDental on Tuesday, April 26, 2016
When is the last time you schedule an appointment with our Margate & Pompano dentistry practice? When was the last time you had a screening for oral cancer? If you can’t remember the last time you had a checkup for one or both of these things, then it’s time to schedule a visit with Family Dental Associates. Even though it's a little bit later in the month, April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and our team is dedicated to helping our patients understand the importance of screening and spreading the word about this deadly disease.

Know the Signs You might think that signs of oral cancer are pretty clear, but they can sneak up on you if you’re not getting a screening at least once a year. It is projected that over 48,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2016. The sad thing is that much of the time this cancer goes undiagnosed until the late stages, when it becomes much more difficult to fight. Some symptoms of a possible problem include:

Difficulty moving the jaw for speaking or...
By FamDental on Sunday, April 3, 2016
Stay Informed in Fighting Oral Cancer With flowers blooming and fresh life returning to what was once a dormant winter wonderland, spring is a season that is often synonymous with the feeling of hope. This is especially true in the field of oral health, and that’s because April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Although the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that cancer of the mouth and upper throat kills nearly one person every hour, public awareness of the disease continues to remain low. That’s why April is critical in spreading awareness and encouraging patients to seek the treatment that could save their lives.

A Brief History of Oral Cancer Awareness According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 48,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. In fact, approximately 130 people in the United States are newly diagnosed with the life-threatening disease every day. With numbers as alarming as these, the Oral Cancer Foundation had to take action. The organization...
By FamDental on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
February is the month of love, but did you know that it is also National Children's Dental Health Month? This month-long celebration of good oral health for children was started in 1941 by the American Dental Association as a one-day event and was extended to last the entire month of February in 1981. At Family Dental Associates we believe that knowledge is the basis for good dental habits, which is why we encourage our Margate & Coconut Creek dentistry patients to celebrate with their children throughout the month and beyond. Here are a few fun ideas to try.

1. Go Toothbrush Shopping According to the ADA, toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months. Sometime during the month of February, take your child on a trip to the store to shop for a brand new toothbrush. Let him or her pick out the color or design to add even more excitement to the daily routine.

2. Brush up on Proper Hygiene If you typically let your child take charge of his or her own brushing and flossing, make it a point...
By FamDental on Friday, January 8, 2016
At Family Dental Associates, we get asked a lot of questions about some of the specialty treatments we offer- specifically Prosthodontics. It is for this reason that we want to revisit this topic, while providing good basic information, but at the same time, not overwhelming you with the gritty details of this type of dental work. So continue reading below as we give you more or less the essential information about prosthodontics you should know before you go to your local Margate, Coconut Creek, or Pompano Dentist.

Partial or Complete Smile Reconstruction Prosthodontics is the replacement or repair of damaged or missing teeth and jaw structures using artificial materials. While general dentistry is great for keeping a smile clean and orthodontics is an ideal way to straighten misaligned teeth, when teeth are missing or significantly damaged, these two treatments are often not enough. And all too often, teeth do become irreparably damaged - either through congenital defects, traumatic injuries, surgery,...
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When Do I Need A New Retainer?
Dental Tips For The Holidays
National Orthodontic Awareness Month
Children's Snacks During the School Year
The History of Dental Extractions
First Days After Dental Implants
April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Prosthodontics: Just the Essential Informtaion