Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

Gum disease can affect individuals of all ages, and that includes pregnant women who may be more susceptible to gum disease for reasons we explain below. This means that expectant mothers should recognize the need for taking care of their periodontal health not just for their own sake but for the unborn baby they carry....

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Say YES to Yomi-Robotic-Enabled Surgery

Have you noticed a futuristic-looking piece of equipment in our office? At the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we utilize a state-of-the-art Yomi robotic-assisted dental implant system to ensure that your dental implant procedure is performed as smoothly and accurately as possible, in the most minimally invasive fashion. It’s the only U.S....

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Pinhole®: The Breakthrough Technique for Gum Rejuvenation

Our practice is proud to offer the Chao Pinhole® Technique, a revolutionary alternative treatment for gingival (gum) recession. Pinhole gives us another method to correct receding gums and help keep them from getting worse. It’s a minimally invasive, proven procedure that can often be accomplished in one visit. We can reshape gum tissue around your...

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Periodontitis and Our Bodies

Dr. Jeffrey Ganeles recently lectured Baptist Health South Florida medical clinicians and a host of other dental professionals during an informational, virtual seminar. His topic dealt with the alarming relationship between periodontitis (a chronic immune-inflammatory disease of the supporting structures of the teeth, also known as severe gum disease) and a host of other systemic...

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Laser Gum Depigmentation

Sometimes we see patients of African or Middle Eastern descent whose gums are healthy but appear to contain dark blotches. Normally, these darker spots are only of cosmetic concern and do not indicate any medical issue. These patients are interested in obtaining more even-looking gums that they feel may better showcase their teeth and not...

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Are You Suffering from Odontophobia?

While actual statistics vary, there’s no doubt that many of our patients delay dental treatment because of dental-related anxiety. They may suffer from odontophobia, also called dentophobia, which is a fear of the dentist. This fear may stem from a prior bad experience in their youth, a general fear of pain, a smell or noise...

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Is Your Smile a DealMAKER or a DealBREAKER?

A recent New York Times article really hit home for our practice. In the piece, the author writes about a date that fizzled. He discovered the reason behind the no-go romance only in retrospect after reading his date’s rapid response questionnaire: “Dealmaker: Great Smile.” “Dealbreaker: Bad Teeth” Healthy Teeth Are Important for Many Reasons It’s clear...

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A Great Smile Says a Lot About You

Ever hear of the halo effect? It’s a term coined more than 100 years ago by researcher Edward Thorndike. He was describing how one particular aspect of a person could influence what others think about them. And we know that one of those key aspects is sporting a beautiful smile. A few years back, Match.com...

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Dr. Ganeles “Front and Center” in Winning ITI Esthetics Competition

Dr. Ganeles received 3rd place in a recent U.S. International Team for Implantology (ITI) “esthetics” competition. His winning case study highlights a dental implant replacement of a fractured tooth in the prominent front of the mouth (central incisor). He presented the case in an online professional webinar last month. The ITI is a global association...

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February is Gum Disease Awareness Month

According to the CDC, nearly 50% of U.S. adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. Since February has been designated as National Gum Disease Awareness Month, it seemed like a good time to remind our patients and friends about this oral health issue, one that sometimes may not even present...

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