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By My Dental Care Center
June 29, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
AMouthguardforNBAStarIsaiahThomas

Even after losing a tooth in an on-court collision with an opposing player, Isaiah Thomas didn’t slow down. The Boston Celtics point guard completed the play…and the rest of the game. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of his dental problems — it was just the beginning.

Over the next few days, Thomas had a total of ten hours of oral surgery to treat problems with multiple teeth. He got a temporary bridge, and will receive a permanent one at a later date. He also got fitted for a custom-made mouthguard to prevent re-injury.

We’re pleased to see that Thomas is getting appropriate dental treatment. But it’s unfortunate that he didn’t get the mouthguard sooner; this one piece of inexpensive safety gear could have saved him a lot of pain and trouble. If you think mouthguards are strictly for full-contact sports, Thomas’ troubles should make you think again. In fact, according to a 2015 study in the journal Sports Health, the five sports with the highest overall risk of tooth loss are basketball, football, hockey, martial arts, and boxing. Plenty of other also involve the risk of dental injury.

The study also notes that some 5 million teeth are avulsed (knocked out) each year in the U.S. alone. Countless others are loosened, fractured or chipped. What’s more, it is estimated that the lifetime cost of treating an avulsed tooth is between $5,000 and $20,000. The cost of a custom-made mouthguard is just a small fraction of that.

Where can you or your child get a custom-made mouthguard? Right here at the dental office! These high-quality items are professionally fabricated from a model of your actual teeth, so they fit much better than an off-the-shelf one ever could. They offer superior protection, durability and comfort — because, after all, no mouthguard can protect you if it’s too uncomfortable to wear.

Thomas’ season is now over due to a hip injury, but at least he will now have time to rest and get his dental problems taken care of. Let’s hope his story will inspire more athletes — both professional and amateur — to prevent similar problems by wearing custom-made mouthguards. Whether you compete on a school team, enjoy a pick-up game after work, or play in the big leagues, a dental injury is one problem that you don’t need.

If you have questions about custom-made mouthguards, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By My Dental Care Center
June 14, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
MasterIllusionistBenefitsfromtheMagicofOrthodontics

Magician Michael Grandinetti mystifies and astonishes audiences with his sleight of hand and mastery of illusion. But when he initially steps onto the stage, it’s his smile that grabs the attention. “The first thing… that an audience notices is your smile; it’s what really connects you as a person to them,” Michael told an interviewer.

He attributes his audience-pleasing smile to several years of orthodontic treatment as a teenager to straighten misaligned teeth, plus a lifetime of good oral care. “I’m so thankful that I did it,” he said about wearing orthodontic braces. “It was so beneficial. And… looking at the path I’ve chosen, it was life-changing.”

Orthodontics — the dental subspecialty focused on treating malocclusions (literally “bad bites”) — can indeed make life-changing improvements. Properly positioned teeth are integral to the aesthetics of any smile, and a smile that’s pleasing to look at boosts confidence and self-esteem and makes a terrific first impression. Studies have even linked having an attractive smile with greater professional success.

There can also be functional benefits such as improved biting/chewing and speech, and reduced strain on jaw muscles and joints. Additionally, well-aligned teeth are easier to clean and less likely to trap food particles that can lead to decay.

The Science Behind the Magic

There are more options than ever for correcting bites, but all capitalize on the fact that teeth are suspended in individual jawbone sockets by elastic periodontal ligaments that enable them to move. Orthodontic appliances (commonly called braces or clear aligners) place light, controlled forces on teeth in a calculated fashion to move them into their new desired alignment.

The “gold standard” in orthodontic treatment remains the orthodontic band for posterior (back) teeth and the bonded bracket for front teeth. Thin, flexible wires threaded through the brackets create the light forces needed for repositioning. Traditionally the brackets have been made of metal, but for those concerned about the aesthetics, they can also be made out of a clear material. Lingual braces, which are bonded to the back of teeth instead of the front, are another less visible option. The most discrete appliance is the removable clear aligner, which consists of a progression of custom-made clear trays that reposition teeth incrementally.

How’s that for a disappearing act?!

If you would like more information about orthodontic treatment please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about the subject by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “The Magic of Orthodontics.”

By contactus@mydentalcarecenter.com
January 26, 2017
Category: CEREC

CEREC SAME DAY CROWNS

CEREC SAME-DAY CROWNS – Dr. Laila Rizvi now provides the state of the art  “Computer-assisted design-Computer-assisted manufacture”, or  “CAD-CAM.” With CEREC’s CAD-CAM technology, your crown is made by a computer while you wait, thus eliminating your second appointment and a temporary crown. These CEREC crowns are milled out of pure ceramic, zirconia or a combination of both.

  • CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you considerable time.
  • With CEREC, there is no need to endure the potential discomfort of a temporary crown. 
  • CEREC material and technology can also be used for fillings. Since they are made out of porcelain, they are more durable than white composite fillings. 
  • Call My DentalCare Center today to inquire about Cerec Same Day Crowns. 

 

 

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INVISALIGN SPECIAL EVENT!

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Dr. Laila Rizvi will be providing FREE consultations to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten teeth. If you have wondered if Invisalign treatment is right for you make an appointment for this special event. 


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CEREC SAME DAY CROWNS

CEREC SAME-DAY CROWNS – Dr. Laila Rizvi now provides the state of the art  “Computer-assisted design-Computer-assisted manufacture”, or  “CAD-CAM.” With CEREC’s CAD-CAM technology, your crown is made by a computer while you wait, thus eliminating your second appointment and a temporary crown. These CEREC crowns are milled out of pure ceramic, zirconia or a combination of both.

  • CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you considerable time.
  • With CEREC, there is no need to endure the potential discomfort of a temporary crown. 
  • CEREC material and technology can also be used for fillings. Since they are made out of porcelain, they are more durable than white composite fillings. 
  • Call My DentalCare Center today to inquire about Cerec Same Day Crowns. 

ELIMINATE YOUR DENTURE?

Have you ever considered eliminating your denture?  Getting rid of those wrinkles and marionette lines?  Eating more naturally like you did with your own teeth?

  • You no longer need to dream of this; getting teeth back can be reality!! 
  • In less than 24 hours, Dr. Laila Rizvi can transform your smile from ill-fitting dentures or decayed and broken teeth, to a full set of teeth that you no longer have to remove each night! With just four to six implants these teeth are placed on top of your gums and the need for covering the roof of your mouth or all that pink acrylic is eliminated.  
  • Same Day Teeth are a real option and people like you are getting this done every day all over the United States. You no longer need to travel to get this procedure- at My DentalCare Center you can get your 'same day teeth' right here in Orlando.
  • Now Dr. Laila Rizvi can provide you with the comfort and security that you have been missing with your removable dentures.  Call My DentalCare Center today for a consultation on “same day teeth” and let Dr. Laila Rizvi show you how easily and comfortably you can be eating your favorite foods again. 




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