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Do you find yourself avoiding just about anything with a little crunch? Apr 15th, 2021

While a crack in your tooth may be hard to see, if you can feel it, its time to take a look. Catching this early may help avoid infection and ultimatley save the tooth. Mealtime sdhould be an enjoyable event- not one filled with discomfort and pain. Give Smiles By...

Pandemic causing a spike in Chipped teeth and cracked tooth due to Bruxism. Apr 9th, 2021

Teeth grinding has attributed to a variety of factors, with tension being one of the most prominent.  Misaligned teeth and jaws, as well as sleep apnea, are other causes. Teeth grinding will lead to severe long term problems, Such as: Sleep disorders Headaches Jaw pain Broken Chipped teeth TMJ disorder...

Did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Apr 2nd, 2021

Those at Risk for Oral Cancer  Passing certain age thresholds and engaging in certain lifestyle habits can place you at increased risk for oral cancer. For example, men tend to have a higher rates of oral cancers than women.  Here is the short list: -Patients age 40 and older (95%...

How to know if you Have a Cavity Mar 24th, 2021

So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Well, depending on the severity of your tooth decay, you may experience a variety of symptoms. Here are some the accompanying symptoms that go along with tooth decay. - Nothing (in the early stages)  - A toothache or spontaneous tooth...

Starting Your Invisalign Journey Mar 31st, 2020

There are many benefits to aligning your teeth with Invisalign®. Invisalign gives you the ability to straighten your teeth in Weston, Florida, without the need for traditional brackets and wires, better known as braces. Unlike metal braces, this type of teeth straightening is very popular among both teens and adults...

The Importance of Dental Care at All Ages Feb 29th, 2020

Dental Health Effects on Your Body When dental visits are neglected, especially for older individuals, hygiene often lacks and dental issues develop and worsen with time. Research shows your dental health is interloped with the rest of your body such as your heart and brain health. According to the Mayo...

What to Expect on Your First Dental Visit Jan 6th, 2020

So, you’re looking for a new dentist in Weston, Florida? You’ve come to the right place. With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. John M. Garcia and the Team at Smiles by Design are prepared to care for and examine your oral health. There are a few things to...