Things To Know to Take Adequate Care of Your Temporary Crown

Our dentist placed your temporary crown to protect the tooth long enough for the dental lab to complete your permanent crown. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown does not actually restore the full function of the tooth. If the temporary crown comes loose, falls off or is damaged, it could cause significant damage… Read more »

Sport a Sizzling Summer Smile with Our Dental Cleaning

Our team at Gulf Coast Smiles in Cape Coral, Florida, is excited to get your smile ready for summer with a professional dental cleaning and exam. Dr. Mauricio Martinez has found that regular dental cleanings and exams are a fitting complement to daily at-home oral care when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. The Academy of… Read more »

First Aid to Help You Deal with a Lip Injury

We have all had a time or two when we’ve accidentally bitten a lip while eating food or chewing gum. While this can often cause a nip of pain, it rarely leads to any significant injury. However, there are some rare instances when a fall, blow to the face, or other accident can cause a… Read more »

Why Extract a Tooth?

What is a tooth extraction? An extraction is when your dentist removes a tooth from its socket in the bone. A tooth is generally extracted as a last resort, after considering if a filling, crown, etc. can repair the damaged tooth. But why may a tooth extraction be necessary? There are various reasons a tooth might need to… Read more »

How Does Cosmetic Dentistry Help?

Like many Americans, you may be dealing with an unsightly dental issue that can’t be fixed at home. Discoloration, chips, crooked or missing teeth, and gaps can all be resolved through cosmetic dentistry. Because we believe your smile should be both healthy and beautiful, proudly offers cosmetic dentistry in , . For a smile that’s… Read more »

The Dangers of Nail Biting

Do you have a habit of chewing on your fingernails, maybe to the point that your nail beds start to bleed? Well, consider this a wakeup call from your teeth. Nail biting may not seem to do real harm to your fingers, but it can cause permanent dental issues. Perhaps when you were younger, your… Read more »

Are Oral Piercings a Good Idea?

Oral piercings, or piercings on the lip and tongue may be fashionable, but they have not gotten that much safer. The main reason is that they are in the mouth which is naturally home to millions of bacteria. This moist, warm environment is perfect for germ production, making open wounds a safety risk. So using… Read more »

Shake off Old Habits with a Healthy Spring Cleaning

Spring is a good time to replenish old habits with new ones. Spring cleaning is a time to sweep out the old, refresh what’s left, and welcome the new. Spring cleaning lets in fresh air so we can bask in a lighter, vibrant energy after the shorter, heavier winter days. Spring is the perfect time… Read more »

What You Should Know About Plaque

As you probably know, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth. Similarly, you know that you should visit your dentist every six months. But do you know why doing these things are so important? Honestly, there are several benefits to brushing your teeth, but removing plaque is a very important one. You see, after… Read more »

What Chewing Gum Does to Your Smile

How surprised would you be to learn that gum could be good for your smile? Does that go against anything—or everything—you’ve been told? In fact, have you ever seen a pack of gum with the ADA seal of approval on it? That seal is very important because it means the gum itself is safe to… Read more »