Choosing the Right Toothpaste

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

Patients should choose the toothpaste according to their needs and if it’s approved by the American Dental Association, explains Diana Perez-Caballero, Lead Dental Hygienist with SOMI Dental Group. Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, CEO & General Dentist with SOMI Dental Group, talks about a whitening toothpaste and explains it keeps the color of the teeth. But if […]

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Selecting the Right Toothbrush

Selecting the Right Toothbrush

Diana Perez-Caballero, Lead Dental Hygienist with SOMI Dental Group, says she recommends to her patients to use a bristle toothbrush, because if they use a hard or medium bristle, they will cause micro-scratches to their teeth. She shows different types of electric toothbrushes. One of them is Oral-B and she recommends it for people who […]

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Ways to Prevent Teeth Stains

Ways to Prevent Teeth Stains

For avoiding stains, Diana Perez-Caballero, Lead Dental Hygienist with SOMI Dental Group, advises to her patients to avoid smoking and eating some foods that have certain types of pigments that are going to stain their teeth. Coffee, tea and red wine also can stain teeth, she says. The expert doesn’t recommend using any oil pulling […]

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Teeth-Whitening Treatments

Teeth-Whitening Treatments

There are some tips for whiter teeth: brushing teeth twice a day for two minutes, using a whitening toothpaste, flossing once a day, limiting that stain in your teeth, like coffee, tea and red wine, not smoking or using tobacco, visiting the dentist for checks and cleanings. Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, CEO & General Dentist with […]

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Dental Care Treatments

Dental Care Treatments

Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, General Dentist and Owner with SOMI Dental Group, explains the uses of VELscope, a non-invasive oral cancer screening device, and how it helps prevent it. He describes he uses the device and check the areas when the oral cancer is more prevalent, such as the sides of the tongue, cheeks, the bottom […]

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Dental Check Up Frequency

Dental Check Up Frequency

According to American Dental Association, dental check should be twice a year, affirms Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, General Dentist and Owner with SOMI Dental Group. He also says 80% of his practice is with patients with fear. Providing a family environment is the way the specialist found for the patient’s comfort and lower the fear, he […]

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Dental Care Habits

Dental Care Habits

Brushing teeth for two minutes is advised by Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, General Dentist and Owner with SOMI Dental Group. He also recommends flossing all the time, because it helps remove the plaque up to an extra 40 percent. He affirms brushing doesn’t do all the work. The specialist explains what comprehensive care is.

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Gingivitis and Coronary Artery Disease

Gingivitis and Coronary Artery Disease

Inflammation caused by things like gingivitis can cause inflammation throughout the body, says Dr. Marcus St. John, Cardiovascular Specialist with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. The process by plaque or cholesterol builds up in the artery is fueled by inflammation. “If you have very inflamed gums for instance your rate of atherosclerosis could be increased,” […]

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